Race 6:48:00  46.1 mi (8:51 / mi) +730m 8:26 / mi
shoes: Hoka Carbon X
Watch didn't start at the beginning!! probably about 2 mins.
Weather was clear skies, hot (about 31 degrees) so ideal Spartathlon training. I went out slower this time (about 8min/mile pace). I managed the heat well with armsleeves and a sahara cap: after each lap I put the hat into a large tub of water and soaked my arms in the water too.
Nutrition went to plan: diluted coke (500ml per lap) and gel every 20mins.
I kept a decent pace for the first 10 laps, the hill after about 1.5 miles was fairly challenging, foe the last 4 laps I walked it and had a gel and used the time to try and reduce my body temperature and recover. Part of the course around a single track the temperature was immense (no breeze), but I managed to run well.
Was pleased with the run, good change to test gear, heat acclimatisation, follow nutrition plan.
I did have the chance to do another lap, I would of been the only runner and I didn't want to overdo it.