Hi al, I completed the 20 laps yesterday from 7.00am to 10.45pm. It was indeed a long day. Heavy rains started at my 5 laps but it seems everyone persevered. I found it cooling under the rain and especially after the rain. Rain stopped before 12noon. The 4.3 loop allowed me to time my walk and jog (I knew when to jog and stop to walk by following the lifebuoys) Strange but it worked for me. My legs were giving up on the last 5 laps but still I followed my walk-jog techniques. But in the final lap, I did a grand finale by walking the whole loop! To most, running round and round is quite boring but I think it was a useful way to track my performance.
The best reward would be the 4 nice medals and the 86km finisher T I finally got to wear
Lastly, a big THANK to the organisers/volunteers who had stayed late/overnight to make this race a great success.