Looked very fun from my armchair! If it's on again next year I'll be very keen! Although the rope climb would not go well for me.
Re: runnabity - can't move it to Budby? Major oak and all that.. Though I guess it's less pathy for beginners
Runnability - Don't know what people are moaning about, I was managing sub 5min/km through the terrain and have next to no scratches on my legs. Orienteers are becoming soft I think.