Thanks Minnie. I've been doing the same! Really excited and fully prepared - not like the OCT! The weather looks absolutely beautiful with perfect visibility and conditions. It's just a shame we won't have time to take pictures. Hopefully my tent will be pitched when I arrive in Coniston later.
It feels awfully lonely this thread. When you're not on Facebook, like me, you do feel like you're missing out. But, on the positive side, I suppose I don't have to read about what people are having for their tea.....!
SARQ - yes, just! I'm relying on my last marathon (2014 VLM) performance of about 3.11!! That will put me on the green start perhaps? Sub 2.45 here I come and I may even take VL's V45 club record in the process.