Well done all, especially Caashford, that's amazing.
I see from the times of posts on here a few people have also have had problems sleeping, I thought I'd crash out but didn't)
My bus journey to start was better than others mentioned here, we only had to wait a few mins in the queue and it left as soon as it was full (at 2:47am), seemed to pass quickly mainly as I slept/dozed for most of it.
It's hard to say my run went to plan as I didn't have a plan (and I never got around to creating a training plan, just entered various runs I fancied and did odd bits in between). So my "plan" for the day was, run to feel, take walking breaks when I needed to, and occasionally if I didn't "need to", hope that would bring me in for a bronze, but not to worry if slower, but if necessary jump on a 12 hour bus. From about half way... Got so far to go, so much time for bronze ( or 12h) so only have to do X mins/mile, the numbers all seemed reasonable (but just used these as reassurance, was never trying to run at any set pace and only looked at watch every 5miles), but also well aware things could go wrong. It was only when I got to "parkrun to go" with about an hour and 15 for bronze that I felt confident, so was absolutely delighted to finish in 10:30. So whilst I wouldn't recommend my training/race day "strategy" it worked out well on the day!
Wow Lowrez, that was cutting it fine, must have watched you come in , but don't know what you look like
Unfortunately missing brekkie tomorrow as decided to do a day safari ( and not due to get back till 6:30 or 7:30, so probably too late to meet up for dinner if anyone's still around) so if I don't see you all before id apart Tue pm, safe travels everyone