MTB 27:00  5.6 km (4:49 / km) +60m 4:35 / km
Sprint MTBO event - enjoyable - but missed seeing one control and rode 7 to 9 - which actually went very close to 8. Was running about 4th otherwise in a competitive field of M60. Being familiar with the area helps. Also 1:7500 map scale means it was readable.
MTB 1:30:00  13.0 km (6:55 / km) +263m 6:17 / km
Middle distance champs at Sparrow - course was too long, too complex and in areas that were too rough - even on some of the single tracks - I did muck up 4 to 5 when I suddenly found myself back at 3! But even before I broke my chain I had been out there for a an hour and a lot of the course to go. Of course I broke the chain at about the furthest part of the map away from the finish - a long walk pushing the bike up a big hill which got me about 60 per cent of the way back - then could at least roll back. Bike kindly fixed by another rider who brings the kitchen sink to events - he had a spare joining link which was where the chain broke.