I was there with Dog, #3 and #1 at the off at about 215pm. Prince Albert fired the starting gun, only after Dog had growled and barked at a person dressed as a Teddy Bear giving #3 a cuddle. I jogged slowly round, accumulating km's and stopping and chatting to the kids when I lapped them. They were walking fast. Mrs R turned up after dropping #2 off at a birthday party (sleep over). A few of my recruits also turned up so I slowed to walk along with them periodically, not rushing, taking it easy. I did the first 21km in about 2hr05.
Then it got dark, Mrs R took Dog and the kids to the country place, and I enjoyed myself going slowly but accumulating km's. There is water, cake, bananas and orange slices provided, so I just had water.
Dom and Stu turned up so I ran with them for the last 12km (I did 40km in total). I struggled with fatigue (been a tough week and not exactly ideal pre race - out for dinner on thursday late AND friday night until 115am!) at the very end so had a couple of orange slices about 3km before I finished. I think I was probably dehydrated as well.
I rehydrated in my truck with energy drink and a jam sandwich, and drove home for a dip in the pool (bloody freezing) and a cold shower, followed by Mrs R's famous enchiladas.o edit.