I was thinking about entering the race at kettlewell tomorrow as a first race.
Couple of questions - is this an ok first race? Short but with what seems like a decent amount as ascent.

I'be got full FRA kit ready, but it's all massive/dead heavy (mountaineering hardshell etc, will probably have to wear a backpack as no bumbag). But when I see race photos, no one is ever wearing a pack/bumbag. Are the requirements often waived for shorter races like this? I know it's forecast for rain but with reasonable temps.