to start I would find terribly daunting. Good on you - and don't worry about walking some. It's about doing it!
About 100 to 200 m from the turn around point you had to go uphill .... so this gave you a prelude of what was to come.
The turn around point is actually at one of the hills scenic look outs where I have been before (you run around a park bench) but as you could see from the Facebook photos the heavy fog obscured any chance of views!