Got stuck in early, and nipped past Chris on the initial climb. Soon enough, my chest started to feel quite tight and I struggled to maintain effort. MMB caught me, and I had to refocus on keeping the gap down. Chris didn't know the route well so we caught him again and I summited 10 seconds down or so. Quite fancied my chances on the descent, fortunately they ignored my bark of "Stay Right" and drifted Left.
As I'd reccied it with MMB on Friday, god knows what he was doing! Anyway, ran my own route and didn't look back. At the guillotine I asked what the gap was, and they said no one was in sight. So enjoyed the rest, a tactical victory.
They said they lost 30 seconds going left of the lump - would've been interesting to have had a good head-to-head the whole way down. But. I'll take it. I was a good 80-90 seconds clear at the finish.
About 40-50 seconds down on last time I did it, most I imagine was my lack of oxygen on the climb, but was also quite heavy underfoot.