Sorry to hear that Dips, congrats to everybody else, some great times listed ITT.
For me that climb up to Housedean was one of the toughest parts of the course, totally unexpected and as steep as it ever got, having been battered by the wind the hour or more before it. Despite making good time that was the first time I questioned whether I'd actually be able to keep it going and get to the finish. Don't look at it as a failure or waste of the last 6 months, anybody who can run all day and make it that far deserves a massive amount of respect, and if you struggled to keep eating then you can't blame your lack of training or effort on the DNF. When your surrounded by 200 others it's easy to lose context.
23 hours for me, dead chuffed with that. Running v well through 60 when I caught a rock and hit the floor, later on realised my side was really sore but not through running and wasn't until about 20 miles later I put 2 & 2 together! Last 30 was very tough, and down to a grimacing walk for the last 2 legs. Mentally it's 'only 30' but knowing that's likely to be another 8 hours of pain puts it into perspective. The last 2 miles down the streets of Eastbourne seemed to drag on forever!
Thanks to all volunteers, and whoever made the soup at Saddlescombe you are a legend. No shortage of salt in there and full of easy to eat veg. Saw the sushi and lolled, no way I was ready for anything like that but impressed at the attention to detail. So many nice looking homemade cakes and biscuits I couldn't think about touching either, such a shame.
Towards the end there were about 6 of us regularly trading places, in the last aid station every one of us had dried blood dribbled down their legs! Very impressed if anybody made it round without falling.
Right now everything is a bit of an ordeal, can't get even close to comfortable so despite being super tired I just can't get to sleep.