Did Zurich as my first one last year and it was great, they really look after you and Heartbreak Hill was special on the bike. Went of to Busselton in December and was disappointed by how much more "low key" it was.
Fido, sorry to hear about your knee, but there is still time for it to come right over the next 5 weeks. Sorry I missed you at Shakespeare (along with lots of others it seems - sorry). I saw you in the distance at the start but then I lost you. I had a nice gentle run, 4 minutes under my planned 4:30 . MK on Monday (again at 4:30) and then Halstead to amble around and then I'm done.