I am quite random when it comes to food on long runs. I tend to not carry much and stop at shops and eat whatever i fancy. For long races, I like to eat savory stuff. I have done 2 ironman races and packed myself cheese and marmite sandwiches and peanuts to eat on the bike. I can rarely take gels and i dont like them so i just keep putting off having them. I just did comrades and i went with whatever was on offer, salted potatoes, biscuits, sandwiches and coke.
JAR good luck for Monday. I really hope they give it to you. I also hope you get a pass to go back. I know my joking mention of going back to SA was met with a joking threat of 'finding a new husband'. Obviously I haven't been looking at other races and wondering which ones I could do next, certainly not Race to the stones