Running 1:26:38  15.31 km (5:40 / km) +903m 4:22 / km
Powerscourt Ridge - brutal as always.
Hoped to go quicker, more like 80-83, but I’m carrying weight, and clearly not as strong as I hoped. Man can descend, but man can’t ascend.
Held back a bit early on. Still though, that maulin ride was unsurprisingly savage. Passed by 2 here, no prizes for guessing; Mahon & Fortune.
The flat path above it was fully overgrown with heather, a good bit worse than the other 2 years I ran it. A little stuck behind another guy here, but nothing too serious.
Hard Maulin descent gained back places. Lost them all on a long struggle up Djouce. Pretty hard off Djouce, saw fortune 2/3rds up from the dargle. Chased hard.
Hit bottom of the ride level with previous best & Fortune out of touching distance. Ramped it up, and kicked hard with 500 to go. Got Fortune & 30sec pb.
Wanted more. Brutal.