I was wet, windy and muddy, think of D2d 2008 but in daylight. The course was the in the reverse direction to SS2 with the start going straight down the long fireroad which was a bit hazardous at the start. Luckily everyone had their sensible head on and there were no wipe outs on the fast corner at the bottom. Then up the plumb buster again, I hate that bit even more now. Mark had a puncture on the first lap at the start of the plumb buster!
The course then meandered across the forest taking in some bits I had not seen before
. We climbed back up the hill via what is now known as Rekis leap and the four bridges, Debs tumble and back across to the arena. Lap was about 8 miles? Lap times were about 55 minutes which shows how hard the going was. I managed to jam my chain between the chain rings and front mech which brought a sudden end to my third lap. I had the long lonely walk back to the arena from the farthest part of the course.
Mark soldiered on and finished with 5 laps. It was tough going and Mark looked exhausted as he crossed the line for the last time.
It was good to meet Mattythemod and thank you for helping out and supporting us.