With the runners somewhere, BRICK and I amused ourselves by racing MTB-ers up hills (we won!), and walking around and round in circles. I would tell you what happened at the 1st OP, but, having not reached it, I can't, all BRICK and I know, is that suddenly a large group of hashers and dogs, appeared, telling us we had missed the OP, and that trail was "this way". Following them, as you do, we managed to catch up with them, huh? Running round and round in circles, trying to find trail, finding some on the left, not the right, heading to checks, closely followed by back checks that lead us back onto trail we had already run. Even doing the trail in reverse didn't work. Sophia's sensible solutions of following the instructions we were given at the beginning of the night (trail is on the right), was beginning to sound like a good idea, so we tried that too, and it still didn't work.
Right before we gave up, 007 phoned DING-A-LING, and with a few quick instructions, we were off again to the 2nd OP, where we berated 007 for his ruddy awful trail setting skills.