I loved it! Did the full route this year. I thought it was easier than the full course in 2009. Easier, faster and more fun. I trundled round in 7 hours. the 2009 route took me 1/2 hour longer.
Beautiful day, beautiful scenery, and some utterly amazing riding. What i like about the selkirk course, compared to say the Ruthin, is that for whole stretches of time, you are just 'mountain biking' watching the trail, picking your lines, riding this, hitting that, enjoying the views. Instead of constantly, grinding the pedals, watching the Garmin refuse to tick over. "have i switched it to stop?" " I have been riding this hill for ages and dont seem to have travelled any distance" "i cant believe i dont have any gears left".... were as Selkirk is "cant believe how brilliant that cheeky jump felt, even with 35 miles on my legs"
Or in summary, that was a brilliant course, i liked the 2009 course, but this one was more fun!
My favourite part of these events is the last couple of hours, when the trails are quiet and you can casually granny up the hills, chatting to like minded folk taking a slower approach their marathoning. I wont pretend i could have finished it any quicker tho, thats as fast as i ride