· Anti-friction cream in large quantities for the inevitable chafing
· Bounce-reducing-high-tech-compression-6-way-stretch-shock-absorbing-spacetechnologicly-enhanced breast bounce reducers
· Shoes with huge lugs on the bottom for grip, toe guard for rocks and speed laces (I’m guessing for speed)
· Hand-held water bottle with electrolytes and a sleave to slip fingers through, making it almost impossible for the had to slip out when tired
· Whistle, because it’s mandatory
· Torch – also mandatory, but very much needed for walking through the glow worm tunnel (apparently the worms’ glow is not enough)
· The black-with-weird-grey-marks hat I’ve worm every outside run this year, as long as it survives the washing machine tomorrow (fingers crossed)
· Technical shirt that doesn’t smell bad yet, probably the recently acquired black and grey merino shirt.
· Long tights, very green and very patterned, to offset the plainness of the top half
· Knee-high compression socks (I’ve become one of those runners you see wearing long socks, much to my chagrin. It turns out the shin and calf pain I get during and after longs runs is almost completely abated if I simply wear calf sleeves or socks)
· Gu, Honey stinger, black jelly babies and anything else that takes my fancy at the aide stations later on in the race if it all goes to poop
· My very special fella and my little sister to see me off at the start, sip hot chocolates during the middle, and catch me at the end.