You had a bad race - we all have one at some point! I once took the same time to do a 10k as I normally do 10miles due to not being 100%. It happens to most people eventually. Put it behind you - forget all about it - consider it as training - whatever you need to do!
Then focus on October. You can't change what's just happened but you can build on it and go forward! Try to see what happened as motivation - you didn't like it - so stick to your training so you have the best chance of it not happening again!
Give it time - run easily & relearn to enjoy your running - 9 weeks can be a long break and it might feel crap for a while!
reiki - I'm most intrigued by the oranges! Never peeled an orange during a race before! You leave a 2nd rucksac (upto 65l) at the start and they transport it all to the midway camp. In our case - Ben will be driving our stuff over to make life easier!
Rain I can cope with as long as it's not monsoony - my montane featherlights (trousers included) lasted about 3 minutes last time I "tested" them - that umbrella may come in handy! (That's a joke by the way - though I often debate the merits of having one on my long lonesome runs after a thorough soaking!) Have stashed my paclite too now just in case it really is bad... anyone else leaving kit decisions until Saturday morning? Not sure there's room in the van for me anymore...
At least the temperature looks reasonable - we'll be fine! Nice and clean by the finish