I had originaly planned to do the 50k, but life got in the way and I fell off my training so I signed up for the 25k. Roger was still running the 50K, he felt it was a better deal as it was the same price for twice the PAIN!
Roger and I met up at the start line and since he was pacing for the 50k I was able to run with him for a while. This proved a mistake as he is much faster than me and although I felt fine at 25k I hit the wall with a thud at about 40k. I remember as I struggled along I could not help but notice how beautiful the trails were! The sun slanting through the leaves of the original hardwood forest, the floor carpeted with flowers. The only distraction was the sound of a baby sobbing. I eventualy realised that that the sobbing was me. and that was OK!