Everyone seems to be saying that Kilian is lovely. That's cool.
Still feels a bit 'off' that he got the glitterati of current fell running as pacers. Full benefit from all the lines, knowledge and speed control from the locals with minimal investment in the community.
Correct me if I'm wrong.
I hear Billy and Jebby both asked for full co-operation on the attempt though. The under-the-radar label would have been a bit easier to swallow if a film hadn't been made. The professionalisation/sponsorship situation in fell running is just an interesting topic.
This funny to see Kilian, Jebby, Jardine and Stevie B all in different brand's full sponsor kit!
It was a strange mix of fairly retro BGing (at speed) and commercial/media/fanboy circus.
I had my reservations about helping, for really the reasons you describe, but I decided I'd rather be involved than snipe from the sidelines, and after all - its just running.
I was glad I got involved - the hype is not his fault, and is out of his control.