Ooooh get WiB with his coffee! It'll be hot grit and be damned coffee at Chain Hill!
Bread pudding and a homemade soup is what I'm planning, but not sure how to keep the soup hot - will have to keep swapping with the kettle I guess.
I heard about ice cream on NDW100 (I think). How does anyone stop that from melting?
Anyway, good luck to anyone doing this and remember - don't shake hands with anyone, don't touch toilet doors and stay away from anyone with colds (Dill) - there's too much training gone into this to be conked out by a cold!
Looking forward to it now and hopefully the weather will stay as it is and no high winds or torrents of rain will appear between now and Sunday morning.
Hellsbells7 - there are so many races on this thread, I'm losing direction! I'm assuming you mean the two day RTTS? I'm going to mention another race here, but only because it was similar in distance over two days - last year I ran the Wall and they have a training plan which, although I found helpful, I thought the mileage on the longer runs wasn't long enough, so I did longer long runs and B2B, but it should give you some idea of what you should be aiming at:
You've plenty of time to experiment booktrunk and you'll be putting plenty of miles in, so you'll be going through a few pairs of running shoes so you'll know what works for you soon enough.
I've done the Ridgeway and Wall over multi stages - I will attempt the full 85 next year when I get a bit of pocket money to enter.
One never knows what an English summer will throw at us weather wise. I ran the wall in road shoes as it's mostly road - maybe only 15 miles or so is trail. The Ridgeway, as has been pointed out, can be slippy with clay and also by the Thames it can be boggy as hell it it's wet, but if we have a dry summer, I reckon road shoes would suffice. I ran the Ridgeway in one pair of trail shoes (over three days). They were Mizuno ones.
But you have to find ones that suit you. The running shop I go to, gets their selection out and you can spend plenty of time trying them on and going for a quick jolly out in the car park. I know that's not the same as an ultra, but some you can certainly discard straight away.
And as T-rex has quite rightly pointed out - try out different socks. Really important.