Well the rain was bouncing off the windows this morning making me wish I hadn’t entered it but there was no way I was letting my twenty quid entrance fee go to waste.

The race was advertised at 10 to 12 miles with an X zone of about 1 mile in the middle. (With the prize of a holiday in the sun for the fastest through this section).

The rain didn’t let up at the start and we were off – round some of trails that we quite often frequent of a Wednesday evening plus some interesting deviations up firebreaks, through drainage ditches and over the moors. The X zone came about 6miles into the race and to be honest I didn’t really make much of an effort to go much faster through this section. (I saw the Mudge skulking round the start line so no chance of a holiday in the sun for me then !) Some more trail and we were back at Mugdock garden centre – my Garmin measured it at 9 miles – it was still chucking it down at this point so I didn’t hang about, straight into my wee TOYOTA and off. Time on my watch 1.23.

Goody bag analysis :

Shoe bag RRP £8

Technical T RRP £22

Socks RRP £7

Recovery milkshake thing – One quid ?

Some drinks powders and the like

A cereal bar – 40p

I havn’t seen quite so much stuff since the ADVERTISIGN DIRECT International Kaim hill race at the start of the year !

All in all not too bad a thing to do on a very wet Saturday morning.

Although I really should read the winter league list before signing up to these things …..

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