Well done Orange8! Hope you're not aching too much. However,as someone who did it as a non stop this year and last I have a few observations:-
The good - Marshals especially at the later stages- really smiley and helpful The choice iof food - although I missed the Marmite from last year and the nice cakey things which were a few crumbs by the time I plodded up. Good markings en route. Hot showers and hot food at the end.
The not so good - lack of anywhere to have a bit of a break. Very limited shelter and seating. Given the predicted weather conditions there was potential for a lot of very cold wet people out there. Also, as I have mentioned before, the problems of getting to and from the finish - I had to wait in that barn at the end for a couple of hours for the transfer to Swindon.
The worrying - no checkpoints as such. No attempt to take number when going through pit stops. If someone had missed their way and got seriously injured or worse - there was no real way of telling until alerted by an unclaimed item of baggage at the finish - or an eventual frantic message next of kind/friend.
Hope you get your transport sorted Misfit. That is the one thing that bugs me about this event are the problems getting to and from the finish. The pre booked time slot for the bus at the end adds another layer of stress. I don't see why thay can't have an open booking system with say hourly shuttles.