We (me and @speculoos and another friend) had a nice time at the Gatliff run in Edenbridge yesterday. They do a 50k, 35k & 20k and we opted for the shortest route as we didn't know what the navigation was going to be like and we're just getting our distances up. Was anyone else there? Would be up for a longer distance in future, not sure what following shorthand directions would like when starting to feel tired but it was really fun over a short distance.
In relation to feeding, I normally always train without fuelling and would say I swear by it, but I have had a couple of bad experiences on longer runs. Doing a 30k marathon training run a few years back in Danish winter I completely tanked and had to walk which ended up with me being too cold to unlock the front door and needing to lie in bed for a very long time to warm up. I know I need to get it right as pushing up to ultra distance will mean that a crash could leave me quite far from home. I'm unlikely to run more than 50k unsupported, but am keen to know how to get a good mixture between fuelling and running on reserves.