hour 23 is underway,
and the 32 are all on it.
some of them have been coming in later and later on the night loop.
and the next great challenge is that first round on the trail.
because that trail loop is not easy.
looking at the times they are running now,
a straight transfer over between the two might put a few of them in a difficult position.
the tradeoff is that the sun will be coming up next hour.
and everyone gets a boost from seeing the sun again.
what we have to hope for is that the boost from coming out of the darkness compensates for the speed they have lost here in the final hours of darkness.
we can only wait to find out.
usually we lose a few on the 25th hour
whether we lose any this year we will know in a couple of hours.