Long-o in tollymore. it was long. Started off up some big climbs. didnt go too hard cause i knew i would have to keep going. happy but really suffered up to 6. 7 was some nice downhill then and then a flat open field where i knew colm was gaining on me. He passed me out when the way i went down the ride was blocked and i had to go back up to get around it. was with him at 8, then he dropped me to 9. i took the shortcut across the terrain whil he ran up the track and i gained back some ground. took my energy gel going to 9. 10 was a great control then when i saw colm miss it and i ran up the hill knowing exactly where it was. i was just watching him run around it circles great fun. I was with him then until 13 and he brake away up the hill to 14. I was happy with how i ran up the hill but i was starting to feel the distance. 14-15 were fine. through the fields to 16 and the uphill took it out oif me. I was slow to 17 then and on my way to 18 there were a load of horses blocking the road so i went in ealry but i messed it up then, dropped maybe 40 secs with the miss. for 19 the ink on my map had worn off so i was just guessing but eoin ran down too so i thought it would be fine. I completely died on the hill up then. Managed to run a bit the rest of the way but not fast enough.
fun day though really enjoyed the course.