How did the xc ski go? ....badly, the wheels came off after about 20k leaving 48k to go, after half way you drop down into another valley and there was a 40-60k headwind I've not experienced grinding to a halt going down hill before, it was all on fresh snow which is not ideal but it's done, took over 9 hours but it's done and I only had to finish. To put it into perspective 3 weeks before I took part in a 42k and finished in 3hr29, that pace would have seen me finish in 5h40. Conditions make a big difference.
Snap, 10k will be at Dorney in June unless I find something else.