UBOC's 2nd urban BOK event - Bower ashton - Blue, 5km. 8th (!), 34:25
Got there before 4pm to help UBOC setup & patrol etc & be general "head honcho".
Sore hip from general sore hip & also full on bouldering ealier.
non comp as "had seen courses" etc. In fact i did it onsight, but prior knowledge means it's like cheating anyway, and it was the easiest course I've done on the Cumberland basin.
RCRO started 2 mins after me & i was aware of him; an initial race with Ella May Rush (who rushes off), yielded a narrow victory for me at my no 1 (her no 3). Quite.
Going Ok until slow on no 8 then the long running legs were OK but i staretd to fold (unfit) at no 14. Error on 16 (30 secs - went round). Rcro catching as I passed Abi Bateman. DQ-ed a bloke who blatantly crossed road at end. Very tired in last 5-10 mins. So unfit & running in pain (hip); calf seemed totally fine though.
Richard did beat me but i was slightly quicker early on. Adam & Owain's times are ludicrous. Interesting to see BOK's Rachel Leathwood just behind me & well ahead of the "star" W35s - Rachel is now W45!!!! no wonder she was British sprint champ in 2016..... (W40).
Scott Bailey worryingly close behind me. This won't do! :-) https://www.strava.com/activities/1545974551
Owain did the run in in 1 second.