Running race 18:18  4.67 km (3:55 / km) +95m 3:33 / km
shoes: Inov8 X-Talon Red
Braids XC - 3rd
Felt like I started quite slowly, just couldn't get going for some reason and was struggling up the hill. So was quite far back when we hit the downhill and therefore behind a lot of people. Kept getting mad at guys running really slowly then sprinting when I tried to pass, only to slow down again. Had 2 girls in front of me on the downhill so set about trying to catch them. Managed to get in front just before the final bit through the trees and sprinted hard to stay ahead.
So was very happy to then find out I'd finished in 3rd place and taken 40secs off my time from 2 years ago :)
Most of this was on the downhill as I was 8secs ahead of my time at 2km, so gained another 32secs in the last 2.7km.