I found myself running with one of the 8 day people - Heather, for a while. She is English, was recently retired from Team GB ultra Running team, and holds the record for the 50km, 48hr and a number of other things. She is aiming to break the 24hr record but was struggling mentally so hopefully I cheered her up - she was on track for the record again but had a bad blister in her toe and had to cut the shoe open. As I write she has covered 173km in just over 24 hrs, and is in 2nd place overall. She came 3rd in Spartathlon a few years ago having broken her arm mid race. Very very inspiring lady.
I visited #1 and grabbed a Coke for my bottle - I forgot to mention I had learnt my lesson from yesterday and took a bottle with me with energy drink in. Nectar.
I was still going slowly, at my own pace, and still with Dog periodically, and all too soon I had gone over 41km. Yay! That's 81km in less than 24hrs, and I was actually in reasonable shape. I had a lemonade and a jam sandwich in the car. It had been slow going - 4hrs 50 I think today, but that was ok as some of it was walking with others, and it was just putting one foot in front of the other!
I am currently 39th overall (more than 6000 entrants so far), and 7th in my age group (640 entrants). #1 is 2nd in class, and Dog is 1st Dog out of 152 with 39km under her collar. #3 is 6th in her age group with 9.4km. The Team Pussy Footing Around is 18th team so far, and with only around 15 members so far (some of the teams have several hundred members).
On track so far for me to be in top 50, and for Pussy Footing Around to be in the top 20.
I have to work tomorrow out of MC, so I will return tomorrow evening and will be aiming to run 20km or more, followed by 20k on Tuesday morning. I have dipped in the pool, and am eating well but healthily (roast chicken and all the trimmings today).