CLARO event, Dob Park and Snowden Crags.
Brown course, 6.4km 260m.
Had a long wait for a map because CLARO had only printed 15 Brown maps! The new extension was a little disappointing. A few interesting crags but the mapping didn't do it justice (e.g. the runnability mapping was the wrong way round: fast dead bracken mapped as walk, waist high heather as fast run). I hadn't run at Dob Park before and found it a reasonably interesting (if tough) area. So, all in all, just about worth the trip.
Because of the wait for maps there was a group of half a dozen of us all going off at one minute intervals at the end of the start block. I had Andy Thorpe behind me and was quite pleased to hold him off despite the high visibility over the first 5 controls. I really only lost time on #8 where I was too far right and had to bail out to the path to relocate. No more than a minute binned. Happy enough with that and, most importantly, still in one piece for the JK.
4th place, 7 mins down on Aidan Rigby. Results: