I know it's one of the things that comes up again and again CC but for me you're far better off with a tent, more room to sort yourself out in, to cook and re pack kit etc. But you need to get used to pitching it in all kinds of weather. But you know all this anyway.
For me the best part of having the tent was the feeling of comfort when you get in, the feeling that you know have this safe little world aside from the chaos outside. That mental life could be hugely important
Cynical but not far wrong was I John. And the reason I'm cynical was because we went through this repeatedly last year on every social media platform I use. I mentioned it last year and no doubt it'll rear its head again. Ultra runners, myself aside, are generally pretty chilled out people but when you repeatedly have a race fake promoted as this was it tends to get on peoples tits. Peronel may actually be the nicest person in the world, I've never heard her say a bad word against anyone so for her to say she's almost pissed off is quite surprising.