Posted: 28/08/2014 at 13:48
Apparently the delivery didn't turn up. I've given the organisers a bit of a mauling in my race review on the site, and that's a huge part of it - they told those manning the water stations, but didn't tell the runners!
Worse still, I saw the following day that two stores within 2 mins walk of the start stocked the brand they were supposed to be supplying. Absolutely ridiculous. They must have known on the Saturday evening that the stocks hadn't emerged, so why not tell those at the Pasta Party - there was still time for them to grab some before the shops shut!
For this reason, several desperate runners were left foraging for berries in the latter stages. Dangerous and completely avoidable.