In life you don't get many shots at doing something like this. Not great getting sick but battling on to finish is a bloody good effort. Well done.
Good stuff. Great to be there.
I watched your GPS dot traverse the whole course. Could see the speed and strength drop away. I've been in that place and I was feeling for you as you ground up every little hill. Good show of mental strength :)
Impressed that you fought it out (as did Bryan after a bad start). It could well have been that the handful of points that you scrambled might have been important in our attempts to keep a second man for next year (as it turned out a German mispunch gave us a bit of breathing space).
Thanks for the support gents - much appreciated. Yes I guess I am glad I did it, even if I didn’t enjoy it much at the time. I hadn’t really done the necessary preparation for that course, so the illness just exacerbated my shortcomings.
Well done on getting through Craney. DOnt think you can underestimate the impact of that illness. Well done.