The aid stations have chocolate, biscuits, fruit energy drink and coca cola. The fruit, chocs and biscuits are not at every aid station. There are no gels. The potatoes start to appear relatively early on the course but I didn't see any after Polly Shortts (a sore point as I REALLY wanted a potato by that time and they didn't have any - around Pietermaritzburg it seemed to be mostly drinks that were available). Folks by the road side will give you pretty much whatever you ask for. I mostly relied on the cola and energy drinks, together with my own gels.
I don't know why but if I post on this thread from my phone the answer goes missing. The forum seems to be a bit wonky as it doesn't go to the first unread post any mor either.
Jacquie, I hadn't realised that your injury was so serious. Fingers crossed you will make it for those races. Stay positive. You are made of tough stuff. There can't be many people who have finished both Comrades and Berlin with undiagnosed broken bones.
Good to hear that you are getting back in to it Garth.
Welcome aboard W0W0.
Well done on Valencia marty, nice running and it's great that you should have a good starting pen for Comrades.
At the weekend I did my first double marathon - one on Saturday consisting of 7 laps of a caravan park in Cleethorpes, followed by the same again on Sunday. Surprisingly good fun, great goody bag and medal.