I didn't have an issue with directions last year, but then again that's because I was so far at the back, there was always someone to follow. I only found one tricky point as I ran through Goring over the the river. It's the only part I can recall being on roads rather than offroad. Then again, I may have just blocked out huge sections while I was lost in my head trying not to think about my legs....
I arrived an hour early but the queues to get into the field,collect my number, use the toilet etc meant I missed the start by a minute or two. So this year I will be planning on arriving 90 minutes before the start.
Picking up on an earlier point: does anyone have any recommendations for gaiters? I didn't wear them for RTTS15 but did stop a few times to remove stones from my shoes. However I was just glad of the rest last year. I am hoping to do a little better and knock some time of this year (maybe spend less time eating carrot cake in the aid stations!).
Training wise I am 100km ahead of last years schedule. But I've dropped the delusional thought of doing the 100km in one go (that idea crashed and burned after my first 35km run this year).
I hope training is going well for the rest of you.