155 raced and we had a great course with semi-frozen rutted tracks, tree brashings from the previous high winds, snow and glorious sunshine to make the cycle section fun. There were several fallers and although I managed to overtake Mike at one point on the bike, he got me later on a road section and everyone was suitably mud splattered by the transition.
The run was steady uphill for a while with a few people in front including Nick Williamson from Carnethy (who had a great bike leg) going the wrong way which helped with the placings of those who were close behind and followed the arrows. Not good for them unfortunately. Fast transitions helped and with Adam Anderson telling me off for running too fast downhill and then overtaking me and disappearing. A good paced run followed through a fair bit of mud, but generally drier than previous years.
A strong relay team won, so ignoring them, Adam also nipped Mike on the run for 3rd MV, coming 7th and 8th overall respectively. I got 15th and Nick a bit lower, but just in front of a team that has stolen my name! If I missed any other Carnethies there – sorry, but register with the club name. Team and cake after the prizes at Bob Johnson’s place made for a nice day out.
Mike and I need some MVs to ‘miss’ the next race for a chance of an overall placing after 3 races… Adam is in a good position already.
Results here. Standings after 2 races here