Around Jersey twice:
Worked really well – head torch and instant charge batteries, lubrication, hydration, refueling.
Could be changed/tightened up – 6 weeks later in mid June would give an extra crucial 1.5 hours of daylight at least, meaning [given a different start location] a more steady/even pace could be maintained on the coastal roads and conceivably ALL the tricky/potentially dangerous cliff paths could be negotiated before darkness and hence less time lost. The brief toilet/water stops could be farther honed down?
I think that it is certainly possible, without even any extra fitness, to break the 20 hour barrier for the 96 miles.
Not quite real training yet [it has only been 4 days I guess] but I tried a few hundred steps today and the quads were tired but did what asked. 3 miles with 500 steps total.
TDC 416 days 4188 miles
RTR70 1734/3360