Warriors Run - 15th
Tough race. Set off steady early on, wary of the length. Feeling comfortable along the road, and on the steep road bit Haynesy and lorrieq came up to me.
Tough climb, kept moving, walked a fair amount, but kept running a reasonable amount. Haynes flew off, but was able to keep Laurence in sight for a good bit.
Hit the top, legs a bit jelly-ish. Not quite as aggressive on the descent as I would have liked to have been, and it was a bit less technical than I remembered, but still went well and gained back a little bit of time on the boys.
Hit the road, with Quinn not too far up the road. Started doing my best to work back, but could soon tell he was putting time into me, and realised I had to just work away. Reeled in a few boyos in the latter stages. Legs were jelly on all the wee road climbs. Struggling a lot but got through.
Went by Turlough Conway with maybe 1.5k to go, but he came back and had the crowd with him. Hung on just about for the last 600 or so, but I came out with 150 to go and had a couple gears left to get it done.
Haynes - 10th
LQ - 12th
Colm - 15th
jonnyq - 25th
Was very solid packing. Took 3rd team though, with McMahon's team first, and Travers' 2nd.
Will all need to be sub-60 next year.
Happy with the performance. Need some more miles, and sessions. Shape is quite respectable, impressive by the guys.