Always good fun this one. Worked a bit on the run out to get a position I could work with. Cut through the woods but mucked up the line slightly and frankly, just couldn't run much of it! Struggling onto Blake but perked up on the ridge run and was in a pack with Cal Tinnion, Heneghan and Joe Dugdale (who'd gone wrong). Gained on the front 3 of MMB, Ricky and Al Thomas but I was working enough and settled for 7th by the bottom with a look back showing daylight. Good fun, 3 minutes slower than 2016 - part conditions being windy and wet but mostly just much slower!
King Kong v Hulk Hogan fisticuffs was good value entertainment at the end too