Did the longest run of my training programme today 12 miles (took just under 2 hours). For this I took a bottle (Powerade Zero) with me (by end of run it was uncomfortable holding it) and had a bottle (Powerade Zero) before however not sure what would be the best hydration strategy for a actual race. The HM has 3 water stations and refreshments at start do I just use them? Any tips? Also any tips for nutrition. Have been getting up early and doing long runs on empty stomach. Will be having breakfast but should I take something with me for run. Was thinking jelly babies as wasn't a gel person when ran years ago so doubt have changed!