Jason here -
First off, I am envious. Andy has set a phenomenal and challenging course - with elements that are very much outside the scope of "normal" adventure races. Daniel and I ran the whole course yesterday and are pleased to say that it is possible for fast, smart, strong teams to clear the course within the 10 hr time limit.
A few suggestions based on yesterday:
- Everyone take a metal spoon. Seriously. Use it to quickly scrape off "death star balls" when they stick to every part of your body.
- Everyone take a permanent marker/pen, and keep it dry. If it gets wet, it is hard to write down the checkpoint words.
- long pants, long sleeves and bug spray (unless you like mosquito bites). Thin baselayers (tights, armwarmers, tight shirts - these are all easy for bugs to bite through. Looser fitting pants or shirt will provide better bug protection. Tights however are more durable for bushwhacking - so make your own call.