Well team Last Plaice lost a rider on lap one, after 7 hours another team member had to go home, apparently he had a prior engagement! So that left myself and my friend Andy. We were doing well and moved up the leader board to about 12th. Then with 4 laps to go and trying to gain on the team in front, I over-cooked it in the first short downhill section and after going through the wooden gates hit a tree - hard. My hand really hurt but I finished the lap and swapped with Andy. He called on the mobile from halfway up the climb to say he had a puncture - d'oh! He ran the rest of the course....
We had 50 minutes left, so I had a couple of pain killers and went out and did the last two night laps. We came in 11th which was a good result. I wimped out of riding on Sunday as the hand still hurt and went to A&E this morning and am typing this left handed as I have my right hand in a splint - I broke my 5th metacarpal in two places.
No more riding for me this season. I've just e-mailed the Trail Break website to see if I can get a refund for next week's South Downs Way night race.
Ah well, time to dig the turbo trainer out!