There are a lot of very muddy sections which will be slippy. But it has been a buy drier recently and does drain ok on some sections. As Kevin said Ian one of the sweepers and myself and a couple of others have run all the sections. It's all passable and lots of runnable bits but lots of mud around. No serious flooding more than a few ankle deep puddles mostly on legs 2 and 3. Good trail shoes and gaiters would keep you upright and mud out. I would guess the mud will add 30+ minutes to last year's times but the cut offs are generous. Hope that helps.
Hi Vicki the Trail is not marked very well as bits a local trail made up of lots of other trails. But you will have a map and written route description which should keep you on track as long as you follow the description exactly. Being overnight makes navigation a bit trickier. The gpx files are already up on the website and maps will go on soon then the written route descriptions around May time. If you live nearby you will have time to recce the route as that would always help. But you should not get too lost if you follow the description. Some people may even download it to their Garmins to follow.
Hi David got your entry and will put you on the site later.
Ref maps I will this week be starting to run the route and post me maps and gpx files online.
In the race I will provide you a map for each stage laminated with some instructions for difficult areas to navigate but this will taken till about April time to complete.
The LDWA site has a map on it that you can zoom in on.
I will try to add a link to the website in the next few days.
I think it covers a couple of OS map sheets so a Harvey or similar would be the only way to get the whole route on a single map. But you should not need it for the race unless you end up a couple of km off the route which is unlikely.