Thanks for a great race today Andy! You even managed to arrange the rain to hold off I was impressed by the amount of marshal's you had out on the course, esp. in the middle of nowhere. Could you pass on my thanks and appreciation.
Thinking about it, would it be logistically possible for you to let the runners choose which way round they run at the start? I.e some go clockwise some anticlockwise depending on their preference? Could be fun with people always assuming the other way is faster, plus if you're out running you get to meet more runners.
The route is better clockwise imo. More down and less up - yes I know, but clockwise the climbs are short and steep, and you get long gentle down hills, whereas anti-clockwise you get a long up hill drag through Golden Valley with all that height gain wasted going down a flight of steps at Hanging Combe. Anyway I'll be there Saturday grumbling to myself that the race is the wrong way round, and using that to justify my pace