Trail race 47:17  7.8 km (6:04 / km) +417m 4:47 / km
shoes: Mudclaws bluebackred
DR Ben Newe virtual race (#6)
Wasn’t looking forward to the first bit in particular. Fairly steep uphill right from cp pretty much....then continuing to climb for a couple of km. Track after that fine then you get to the interesting single track stuff leading through the wood, then the open and up to the trig.
Hard to really go fast on the downhill back - so many twists and turns in the mtb track. Not sure if there are short cutting possibilities.
Good chat to D&JO at finish. Result respectable but certainly not outstanding. Losing significant time to folk around about on all the uphills but holding my own, or often better, on the downs. Age :-(
Great bright weather..but only +1 at start.