Todays race was up near Lancaster, there was a good field and I noticed at least 9 girls at the start, including a few well known names from the world of cross. I found it hard from the start. the grass just seemed to kill me, everyone tells me my bike is a disadvatage but today my legs didn't seem to want to push harder and my heart was ready to explode. Once again Ali was asking me if I was ok and telling me at the end that it looked like I was finding it hard. Any bits that I had to get off and attempt to carry my bike were hard. I can run - badly - so now I need to be able to run with a bike on my shoulder! I think I finished 5th female but I'm not sure, results will be out later this week.
Ali kindly washed my bike at the end while I rehydrated and tried to feel human again!
8.39miles @ 7.9mph
Average HR 180bpm (max 196 bpm)
Provisional Results: 5th female, 62/82 finishers