Running 1:07:04 
Hodgsons Leg 2 with Garry.
Set off in a fairly good position but way down time-wise on the big 4 teams of Calder, Borrowdale, DP and Keswick. Wharfedale were a min ahead and embarrassingly our vets team were 30 secs ahead. After 6 nights on the piss in Magaluff, Karl hadn't had the best of runs having to stop to be sick, forgetting to punch a CP and then having the dibber round his neck and tucked into his vest on changeover. Garry told me he didn't know the way and he was sticking in behind me which was fine by me.
Steady on the track to start with slowly reeling in the Vets. Made the catch by the river and then the plan was just to push out a strong but sustainable rhythm up the first climb. We were actually moving really well and we dropped the 5 or so chasing teams very quickly. Ran all but about 10m of steep stuff. Got to the more runnable section on the shoulder and really pushed on. Caught and dropped Wharfedale and then we were on our own. Not the best line off the path onto High Street but moving well. Hit the line perfectly round Thornthwaite but I slipped and bashed my ankle on a rock at the top of the descent. This, coupled with the wet ground, meant we backed off a bit down here as I tried to recover. Then hit the next climb really hard. Had a look back and we had at least two mins back - no sign of anyone ahead though, they were long gone.
Saw the pond fairly quickly over the top of the hill and saw Alice and Katie standing nearby. Tried to push the descent but forgot to cross the wall early on so got a bit stuck on the right hand side. Then just kept it strong till the end.
Ended up 6th fastest on the leg and only 2:40 down on the front 4 teams. Was initially a bit surprised to be that far down on Matt but I think them running in a pack and my screwing up of the line and bashing of my ankle was probably a lot of that time gap. Finished feeling very happy with the performance. Nice to put time into 6th place. We held on for 5th too after a tight finish with Helm. Great result! Hopefully that can inspire us for next season.