Compass Sport Cup final, Pippingford park, blue men 6.3km/230m
Late start, having got up at 5:40am, Coach arrived <10am, start 1:23pm :-\
Clear run apart from no 2 (not alone here! - Martin, Paul.....), where I was a bit far right & panicked slightly on relocation - Neil Crickmore more or less caught me 1 minute at the flag - luckily I didn't notice him, and just continued with my race oblivious.
I got lucky on the notorious no 5, carefully pacing in on rough compass from the earthbank on the same contour, just glimpsed it as i was about to turn right up hill - which was where Cap'n Gebbett, Chas & many others ended up. Not sure this control was fair.
Really took the brakes off for the rest of the course & ran as aggressively as I had at Chinley Churn & Pentlands.
On run in it was announced I was leading, and my lead lasted precisely 5 mins 53 seconds as Clive did the "inevitable". So second again, as 2015 when Clive & were 1-2 in the Lakes. Clive had tweaked a calf later on and I'd taken a chunk out of him on the long no 10, so he deserved it! BOK's performance most disappointing., what's wrong with people? FVO were fantastic to organise their win. And I spoke to / saw many Interlopers over the w/e - they made a great effort (& got on the podium).
14 hour day & very sore as no rehab on back etc in that time.
Stroppy comments on results: http://forum.nopesport.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t...https://www.strava.com/activities/2803964318