Lionheart final (13min after semi's)
Had been a bit more conservative in the earlier rounds this year, so knew I could have a decent run in the final. Also knew that AJ would be seriously strong, so wasn't expecting to be able to hold on to him.
Pace was decent to start and kept with AJ for the 1st 300m or so, but after that he started pulling away and just kept increasing his lead. Got to the top about 1:40 down and knew there wasnt much chance of catching that on him. Had a go at it anyway and caught about 30secs, so happy enough with that.
Still feeling semi-decent after the race, so maybe couldve pushed a bit more on the climb- need to learn how to hurt more on climbs..
2nd place for the second year in a row. Both times to the top trail runners in the country, so not too disappointed. Nice to know Im not too far off :)