James - 4pm start time in order to avoid the midday 'heat' of the British Summer
Janine - you'll be fine . . . just don't treat it as another hilly half and have any time in mind (as a circa 1:50 half marathoner, I completed the 2011 Munro in 2:56:57!). Do plenty of hill training, pace yourself on the day and have fun!
Hi, Agnes. The Munro is MUCH tougher than the Leith Hill Half (especially the Olympic version you ran last year). As a guide, my PB at the Leith Hill Half is 2 hours 3 minutes . . . I ran (walked/crawled) the Munro in 2011 in 2 hours 57 minutes! The Leith Hill Half is just about runnable over its entire length (I have to walk the last hill up to the tower, and those bloody steps back up to the temple!). Enjoy . . . it's a lovely course.