+1 for taking a caravan. Took mine to the Outlaw this year and it was perfect. No waiting for showers after race, can store/cook anything i want. Same again next year, plus going up on the Tuesday for the half and chill out for the days leading up. Just an idea, if funds allow, could you hire a motorhome for the weekend.
Yeah, i bought the hoodie. Nice quality, if a little pricey at 38 quid. 11 bottles, bit funny. I messed up the last drinks station and didn't finish with any Outlaw bottles, so at the following days prize giving, i asked someone loading up the bottles into a van, if i could have one as i had messed things up and didn't finish with any. They practically begged me to take a whole box (100 ish). I settled for a dozen (the wife gave one away (she doesn't quite get the whole, you have to earn it thing)).
Did anyone else receive a Outlaw beach towel in the post today. Totally free and unexpected. It is really nice. So in terms of mementoes from the day, i have a medal, a finishers t-shirt, 11 water bottles, a hoodie, swim cap and now a towel!
How much of a difference do decent wheels actually make. I mean in seconds/minutes over say 25miles or 112miles. People say things like "they spin up so quick" or "they accelerate so fast", but i've upgraded kit before and while i'm happy with my new bling, i'm no faster, that i can tell. If there is a difference, it is marginal and not worth spending mega money on. Better to build your engine IMO.