There must be an easier way to atone for my dietary sins.
Inadequate training (longest training run was about 27K) combined with a warm (27 C) humid (95%) day to ensure that I had no chance of putting in a decent time (by my rather mediocre standards). I decided to treat it as a training exercise (although I'm not sure what I would be training for) and just enjoy the experience of running across three bridges, through three tunnels and the Causeway Bay shopping district.
The event was well organised and coped well with the increased number of entries. The extensive and well managed drink stations offering water and sports drink (although not one that either I nor anyone else I know actually likes) were the key to enjoying the event.
I'll be back next year and hopefully will be in shape to come in under 4 hours.