Posted: 30/01/2005 at 17:28
Just crawled in from the pub after the banging out a couple of laps. 1st one was the race where I started midway through the field and gradually built the pace. Nice and steady up to Pippacott for the 1st hill, worked hard up 'both' bits of it then backed off again until I hit Whitehall for the 2nd hill. Once I got onto the top of the ridge (the last 3 miles) I worked my ass off trying to reel people in. ThinkI finished just inside the top 20 in around 63:30. Then it was off for the 2nd lap at a far easier pace (around 81mins) to get a few miles in before Grizzly.
All good fun, the rain held off, it was quite mild and they made sure that they kept a pasty back for me :)
Then it was off to the Williams Arms over the road for a beer or three :)
Hope you all had a good one.