Does the run director at Dudley remind you a bit of Chris Martin?
Yes I've done BBCHM every year(ish) for a few years. My favourite one of the year. Don't go too fast cos it's a bit long so not a PB course. Also normally baking and if it is have a drink at every station. About 4 miles in is the Coseley tunnel which is ace, then it seems to take forever to get through Smethwick towards the end. I go for a few pints and a burger in the Pitcher & Piano after, then train back to the Grove for a couple at the beer festival, then swing over to watch the Timberhonger race in the evening. Spectacular day