Posted: 16/11/2016 at 19:19
I'm doing Hope24 next year for second time. I don't really like loops as I find it a bit boring and tough to keep going through the finish. Mostly as when I'm getting tired I just want to run not keep getting cheered every hour or so and told I'm doing well! I know, grumpy old git - but it's just down the road from me so I use it as training.
All good advice above, plus is not having to carry a lot and you can take everything you think you may possibly need. Def hat, gloves - easy to carry and can make a huge difference. Practice at night with head torch and I also practice walking/power hiking as most people walk - a lot of people walk the whole night stretch.