I did section 3 today, ok legs stiff from the off and boggy (even some snow!) but have to say I'm still in awe of anyone doing 24hrs or less of this, and - I'm out. Think I'd rather do training in the lakes and concentrate on lighter hills down souf! My Achilles just cant handle it. Good luck anyone doing it this year
Good luck with the race, I envy you, did it last year and had quite an experience (good and bad). its a challenging one with some great views. Worth recce-ing in advance if you can. Even after a few recces you can still get lost if there is no-one to follow in front of you on the day. But....if you have a harveys in hand then shouldnt be a problem.
The 4 miles before Box Hill you can really stretch the legs out, not many will try and run up Box Hill. It's not too bad for the miles to follow to Merstha just one steep hill (forget the name). You're then up and down for the final 15 mile stretch so worth saving something for that