With tunes, lights, good company and regular treats, the sleep deprivation, the muscle cramps, and the delirium is bearable. Note: the essential ingredient is definitely good company. Yes there are 2 tea stops (stocked with tea, coffee, muffins, lots of sugary things) with volunteers cheering you on, having waited there themselves in the middle of the night.
* The answers are: nap from 4 - 6, eat as much is physically possible, pack a wind breaker, the Korean style golf arm sleeves are really handy, take some swimmers for the other side.
At about 4 am, it's a wonder how these guys are still awake and feeding us.
Arrival time: from 5 am - 10 am (most arrived at 7am)
Temperature: Wind breaker worthy
Consumption: 3 slices of banana bread, 3 muesli bars, watermelon slices, handful of nuts, one servo coffee
After all the adrenalin and the sleep deprivation has been appeased you can indulge yourself with a Strava Flyby link and see how the crew went.