Hi Matthew. I've done a marathon and two ultras with EnduranceLife, but not your one.
Good events for relative newcomers to trail races I would say. Very slick. Lots of fancy marquees and banners, and branded goods for sale. Decent technical shirt and one other quality goody (in my experience). The dog-tag medal is not too wonderful.
You carry a dibber to dib into checkpoints and at the finish and an instant print-out of split times.
By far the best element is you will get an exceptionally well-marked course in some of the UK's most stunning scenery.
The route I have found is often slightly different to the published maps but an accurate map should be available for inspection at the venue.
The courses are quite a bit over length, so take that into consideration!! The half can be 15 miles and the full 27-28 miles (and don't talk about the ultra, which is the marathon and another loop of the so-called 10K ...)
Often decent camping available at or near the venue.
You will have noticed already that they are expensive!
A pleasant vibe from the events but a little bit too heavily branded for me.
People mention trepanning = trephining which is drilling a hole through the nail to release the pressure of blood underneath but I have not met anyone who has actually done it to themselves. The nail is usually too sore to do much with.
Most folks resign themselves to black nails which after a few weeks or months eventually grow back. The big toenails take longest to grow back, even up to a year.
You can try to avoid it happening again by keeping the nails well trimmed (but not too short to avoid ingrowing) and filing the edge so that the nail doesn't catch on the inside of the shoe upper - the usual reason for black nails. Also try getting shoes with a larger toe box.
I'm not joining you guys until CW which will be my first Centurionrunning 50. I've done a NDW100 and a DNF at mile 72 of a TP100.
Not sure what time to aim for but should be in 10-11 hour bracket. My PB is 8:56 but that course only had 3 miles of offroad! (Dingle 50.) It also had mile markers - unusual - including, disconcertingly, a 50-mile marker and the finish nowhere in sight!