How fast is this please? I have done it a couple of times in the past but can't remember - d'oh!! I am coming back from an injury and am even slower than I usually am so don't want to keep everyone hanging around waiting for me!!
If anyone is still dithering, this is a brilliant run - first day pretty hilly, second not so bad. XNRG organise fantastic races and really look after everyone - no time limits either, everyone welcome and cheered in!! Someone mentioned sleeping in a school hall - most of XNRG's races are like that and the night before and the night after the IoW are, but the night in between running is actually camping and you can pay extra to use some chalets on the site. Food etc. is provided though. I have done all of their races (most in same year but not all) with the exception of the Fan Dance and I just love them!!
I did NY last year and its absolutely brilliant. Managed a place in the ballot this year but am going to defer. This may have been mentioned before in the thread but to be honest don't have time to read it all, but a word of advice on transport. Everyone talks about the terrible long cold wait at the start because you have to get the coaches from Manhatten at silly o'clock. You don't. Get the subway (or a cab if you are posh) to the Staten Island Ferry. As quoted further up this page, they don't even bother to check tickets or anything, you just get on the first available. When you get to the other side, there is an endless stream of buses that drop you right outside the Start Village. There are hot and cold drinks and bagels, etc. available free at the Start Village and even the loo queues weren't long. The baggage buses are divided into quite small groupings so those queues aren't long either. I only waited around the same amount of time I would have done at a local race where I had driven myself, etc. and there are big screens to watch the Elite start so the time passed very quickly.