I agree it is a good event; I have done either the 14 miler or the 10K every year since 1996 except 2. However, please can the organisers get the distance markers correct. All the races end at the same point, but the 5 mile race 2 mile marker (obviously 3 miles to go) was further from the finish than the 10K race 5K marker (5K = 3,1 miles to go) Makes trying to work out pace on the hoof a bit difficult. I also suspect others were incorrect, but not quite as obviously so.
Shorts over running tights just looks plain daft. OK, when men wear lycra tights, or shorts there is a "bulge", but it isn't indecent, it is simply mens anatomy covered up, Never felt the need for extra warmth around that area, but if I did I would put an extra layer inside the tights, not on the outside. As for needing a pocket to carrying a 'phone out running, what the hell for, go for a run and get away from the damn thing..