Running 24:12  5.8 km (4:10 / km) +188m 3:35 / km
Giggleswick KWL - 2nd
2 lap XC race with a water crossing a couple of small hills and lots of mud, Sat in the pack for the first 600m behind Taddisson and Goldie with a few younger lads ahead. Then moved through and took the lead over the stream. Seemed to get a bit of a gap up the hill and when I got to the turn I was clear with another guy 10m back. Along the flat section I got reeled in and then we descended together to start the second lap. My plan was to attack on the hill again but as soon as we got there he went and I couldn't respond. Dug in and closed the gap by the top but he moved away along the flat section and by the descent he was too far gone.
Not my sort of race but felt fairly strong and happy with the result. The younger lad was only 16 although he is in the Eng XC team so I'll take that I guess. Looking forward to getting to some more hillier KWLs in the upcoming weeks.