Mike , you will enjoy the Brampton -Carlisle its a much easier course, A lot more club vests than the Cumbrian Run but dont be put off , runners of all abilities will be entering ! Buses leave the sands center up to Brampton school (usually £2) for registration and changing, bags are put on a bus for collection at the sands center where it finishes also showers and changing facilities,If you look on mapmyrun website it will probably have all the information you need!
Agree with you Millster ,but i think running is getting more popular 95% of races in Cumbria have seen an increase in entries in 2011! Maybe the organisers should stop raising the entry fee each year! Or maybe get another sponsor off the council(who make a mint from car parking on otherwise ordinary Sunday morning) Rant over still a must do race!