Looks like they've just entered loads of people and are going to sort it properly on the day. Hopefully (for your teams sake) your team members manage to get organised and there's a runner waiting in the handover box this time.
Pete - no sleep. I got in my tent and lay down for about 45 minutes after my 5th lap but I didn't sleep, and I was worried about stiffening up so I got up and had a walk around and then sat by the campfire until my next go.
Skinny - Yep, it's easier said than done. One of the girls in our team said after her 5th lap that she would struggle to run her 6th. We had a chat amongst our team and our star man who'd ran 40 miles in the morning and a further 4 laps for us said he'd do it as it would take him to 100 miles for the week.
Winning small team did 30 laps, same as my cousin's team who finished second small team by about 3 minutes (they were leading by 9 seconds at one point according to the live tracker). My team finished on the same number of laps as the third placed team but were 20 minutes slower. I suspect if we'd had a full team for the duration we would have been challenging for top spot. Winning large team did 34 laps with an average lap time of 43:17, I'd quite like to have a go at beating that next year.
I think the enjoyment comes from being with 45-50 club mates, friendly competition between the club teams and being near the top of the leader-board for the whole race. the running itself was also enjoyable as there was loads of people out on the course to catch and overtake and seeing mates doing it solo was pretty inspiring.
Muddy - I can get you a place at RH if you're prepared to run under the name Kevin and promise not to run too fast otherwise you'll probably win the v50 prize.
I felt better after the 5 miles than I did before I started them. The hilly 12 on Wednesday was fine. I've got the Midland 6 stage relays tomorrow 5.88km against some of the fastest runners in the area. Could be interesting. I notice DT's name is in the squad for his club but presumably he's not running it.
On a 'normal' rotation with 5 people in a team, it should work out at about 3:30-4 hours between laps. However, because we were effectively a man down for the first 11 hours our rotation was a bit messed up and I had to do 3 laps in fairly quick succession. My laps started at 12:45, 16:45, 19:13, 20:45 (so 45 minutes between finishing lap 3 and starting lap 4 - ouch), 01:11, 05:36 and 09:54.
I can generally run fairly soon after eating (I went out for 12 miles last night less than an hour after eating a decent sized portion of spag bol) . Or indeed consume quite a lot of food and drink during a race...
During the event over the weekend I generally survived on Jaffa cakes, haribo, bananas, some pasta, flat coke and coffee.