Running race 25:57  5.91 km (4:23 / km) +100m 4:03 / km
shoes: Inov8 X-Talon Red
East District XC #2 - Alloa
Very muddy and cold, with snow still on the ground. First lap went well, settled in behind Jill and an Edinburgh AC girl with a large gap behind us already. Was going fine up the hill the second time, then hit the muddy singletrack and the Edinburgh AC girl just bounced across the mud whilst I was swimming and practically came to a stop. Lost probably 20secs to them up the hill and across the open field, then found it hard to keep pushing as there was noone chasing from behind either. Don't know why I lost so much time as I felt in control, then almost instantly I was struggling.
HBT team finished 2nd so that was nice! Possibly could've challenged Central for 1st if Georgia hadn't rolled her ankle on the first lap.
Same time as 2 years ago, but can't really compare as it was a lot muddier this year and the course stayed in the trees at the end of the lap instead of going through the muddy field.