Nice job. I’ve only raced 30k twice, but I really like the distance. Right when it starts getting really hard, you stop.
As for the gel wrappers, if it’s a race sanctioned aid station, then I don’t have a problem with people throwing them on the ground. Most runners don’t have pockets to put the wrappers in anyway. If they’re just littering along the course wherever they want, maybe we should start implimenting time penalties, like they do in triathlons.