my opinion may be a little biased as it was my debut, but overall I would recommend it as it's virtually flat, only 7k runners this year so good for a PB. The crowd's support was brilliant, very often spectators were handing chocolate bars and water (is it common?).
Anthony, I'm 37, started running 2-3 years ago, run the 10 miler sep 2011 trying to finish below 1:30hrs. as I was reaching 6-7km there was an older bloke running at similar pace so we chatted for a while finding out that our target time were the same. then he had to wait for his colleague and told me to keep going. sadly I 'died' on the 13km mark and saw him passing by with his 'struggling' colleague. I congratulated him after as he finished in 1:26 while I only managed mere 1:31:26. I checked the results later - he was in vet70+ category.... flipping hell, I wanna be that fast when I'm 70