Irish Champs Classic, Mahon Falls.Results and Routegadget
(appears that there is a problem with Routegadget and CNOC doma is down at the mo)
Eek. Another poor classic run. It was enough for the title but admittedly it didn't feel deserved.
Dropped 3 mins to 1 - ran way too far. Careful after that. -20 sec on #7 in the circle. Then another 2 mins dropped to #10. All over the place to #13 and binned another 3 mins. Frustrating. Positives: compass work was great in most places, ran well in the terrain (try to be more aggressive in the stony areas). 1 to 9 were very good, and made sure to know where I was going from 14 onwards no matter how slow I had to go.
Hadn't realised that there was a water control - definitely would have brought a gel. This might have helped on the last loop as I was totally spent. Collapsed at the finish. Much sugar and water taken on board. Poor nights sleep (Conor up and coughing) so tired going out. Food for thought on my goals for classic races this year: can I get up to a good standard by end of summer?