I didn't get to race my favourite hill race, but over 200 other runners did. And I think it took a lot of runners by surprise. It seems it is a bit of a marmite race - you either love the crazy mud, bogs and rocks or you really, really don't. It's really quite a unique and deceptively difficult race. That's why I love it. Southern Scotland often gets forgotten, but it has some special races and events.