However, it is quite lumpy in places and is rather long so I'll let them off. Sideways snow on the first hill/mountain soon gave way to sunshine for the rest of the route, which had everything: Hands-and-knees ascents, country lanes, bogs, a river crossing, wide rocky plateaus and so on. A classic, if you will.
I finished in the top half in 04:23:17, once again pipped at the post by a phalanx of fitter, more committed runners. Still, fastest finisher from the club, so pleased with that.