I didn't really lose much time at all (a minute at no 8, was too high), so 50 mins is good, IMO. However, I am also an M55 now!!!! :-)
Be good to see your splits, but that's not possible! It was a really good day out.
Routes are interesting here. I maintain that my route to no 2 was fine. John Simmons goes from being not far behind to miles behind by persisting with that enormous hill... https://www.ngoc.routegadget.co.uk/rg2/#122&co...
Have just downloaded my Si Card and looked at the splits. Needless to say you beat me on every control ( not counting 8 ) , but fyi, the one I got closest to you on was no 2 ( 9:24 vs your 9:08). I went pretty straight - similar to John Simmons, but without the miss at the end. So pretty sure you lost a bit by wimping out on the hill. Tho' of course with your back maybe the round route suited you more.
Oooh interesting ..... OK, I hadn't quite clocked John missing at the end of leg 2. I was puffing away so it was more about my lack of fitness (than bad back) up a long hill that made me wimp out!
Just realised / remembered you're M60, of course, so I take back my earlier remark ;-)