Posted: 17/08/2014 at 11:26
kennyan- the marshalling at CS 40 is thin between chekpoints, but there are yellow CS40 arrows on a fair number of relevant turn points. I think the most confusing bit us CP 1-2 , especially through the woods near Bothwell, and also closer to the end shortly after CP 3 , where youare beginnig to doubt your sanity, and are running on paths that aren't so easily marked.
Recc'ing is a good idea if you can. The instructions on the race website are pretty clear.
Drop bags- yes , they take them for you, They are loaded into 3 separate car boots at the start point, and taken along for you- you won't necessarly get them back at th end, though.
Checkpoints have water, but I don't remember whether there is anything else provided (except that, being a back marker, Iwas being offered the bits and pieces that other runners had decided not to use!)
Legs VERY tired today, after hilly run on thurday, and 11 miles to collect car from work yesterday- think I will go out for a gentle flat trundle along the canal.