Posted: 18/01/2015 at 14:31
Its a brilliant race, the views along chapmans peak will stay with you forever.
In terms of refreshments on route, every 3k or so they have tables with water or powerade sachets that you bite to open. And food wise i think they have fruit, potatoes, chocolates during the second half of the race. Either way you dont go hungry or thirsty for very long. The support is good along the route as well.
In terms of cut off times, certainly at the end the 7 hours is strictly enforced with a man with a gun sounding the end of the race. If you dont cross the line before the gun goes off, you dont get a finishing time. Sounds harsh but really adds to the excitement of the last few minutes of the race.
In terms of qualifying you need to run a marathon less than 5 hours, however the speedier you are, the closer to the front you get.
Temperature wise, this year it was un-seasonably warm and i did start to get cooked when the sun did rise around midday. Think it was high 20's. The week i was out there that happened to be the hottest day though!!
Feel free to ask any other questions, happy to chat about this fantastic race.