No Corky, it's brilliant! Fancy dress, fresh air, lovely views, pub afterwards... It's the perfect way to start the year in style. Just don't go in with any expectations of actually running for much (or indeed any) of it.
It's more the mental aspect of this event. You never get that far away from the start/finish. It's a procession of ups and downs along numerous finger like paths. So you go up the dreaded stepping stone stairs 4 times. You visit the halfway mark twice??? You visit the end once but that's only really the halfway point??? It'll all make sense when you doing it.
I guess with conventional out and backs or point to point races there is a sense of 'there's only one way to the finish line'. This one tests you much much more mentally. IMO.
Thanks. I was hoping it might just be one "much".
It sounds like it's going to crush me and spit me out if I'm not mentally 100%. I need to get my mind focused sharpish....