Well run BT! Nice work holding on when the pain set in.
Note to the V45s and 50s on here - (Foxy, GBM, Jonah, PPP, etc): I could do with 2 more of you for the 45-54 team at the Masters Relays on 16 May. VL and Tom M are both available but I'm struggling to make up a full team. Please let me know by tomorrow evening (Mon) if any of you can take part.
It's hard to imagine how conditions for Grindleford could have been any better than they were. About 9C and breezy at the start, and by the time we arrived in Eyam, the clouds were giving way to partly sunny skies. The views before the descent into the Monsal Trail were stunning and in contrast to reports of muddy conditions a few weeks before, the running was mainly firm. The wind was a bit of a factor on the first series of climbs, but not much. And after that the cross or tail winds were a help both with cooling and some assistance. Its perhaps more a reflection of a lack of course knowledge last year and poorer conditioning that my 2.56.33 was 18 minutes faster than last year's time, which I was pleased with. I passed BT near the top of Froggett's, which suggests a recurrence of last year's injury. Matt, OMOC and Kev all had very speedy times but one of the runs of the day had to be by Jayne L who was top female Vet. Clearly GBM was using this as a training run, but didn't see him or Foxy afterwards. Good to see WITGB there and he seemed pleased with his run. J8 was missed - hope he is mending. A very good turnout from SHAC, and even the soup seemed to taste better this year!