I started at Bondi beach at 4 am in the dark and with a head torch. It was difficult with the dark and having wet ground - lots of cautious steps were taken! I pre-arranged 'aid stations' where my crew (fiancee) would meet me approximately every 20 km to change over water bottles and give me more gels, but he popped up everywhere to cheer me on. Some running buddies joined me from Double Bay to Mosman and another for the final 10 km which broke up the run nicely.
The rain poured down from around the Spit - Manly section. Had some friends and family at the finish. Loved it.