British Middle champs, Chinley Churn, late start as seeded, 4.7km / 140m.
Started well & focussed. No errors thru the slippery, then technical bit. Slight hesitation was all. Got to 15 then let rip once I'd refolded my map.
Nearly worked - due to easy course/ area.
Sadly could not find no 22. 1 minute, and with it , the medal of which colour - who knows. I was lying second at no 21. Oh God, not again.
No podium, 7 secs off it, Nigel gets 2 bronzes, & I remain one of the unluckiest M55s in the UK. (JK: 4th. British Long: 4th; lying 2nd? when i sprained my ankle? Today: 5th, 3 secs behind Clive, who I was massacring on the uphill legs)
To be fair, it wasn't tricky enough to be a valid British champs , so I should take my error on the chin as I'd already had a massive advantage due to the easy course. I lost it - fair dues. http://www.cix.co.uk/~neper/bmdc19/m55.htm