Didnt go to plan at all but live and learn i guess.
Novice never goes to plan man. It's usually just absolute carnage! Get out quick, hang on and empty the tank (with 2 laps left) is the usual format. Those that can hang on longer tend to win :P
Got caught at the start and then just wasn't making any headway. Thinking of doing a floodlight 5km XC Friday just to have another race in the legs. They're out of practice on the country
Have you any more big XC races planned?
The business house races could be an option to keep you ticking over
Might try and pick up a few in January/February since the Varsity is in March along with most of the other Varsities! (but need to talk to Donie). But ya maybe a few BHAA ones might not be a bad idea