Well, That was hard work...
First real attempt at cross country. And the furthest I've ever run too. I was so knackered coming across the line I forgot to stop the watch for a minute!
Very slippy going underfoot, there were bottlenecks at some stiles and gates which slowed everyone down as well. Also, refreshment stops at around miles 7 and 13 were difficult to resist (and very well organised)...
It's not actually a race though, no road closures and timing for information's sake only.
Really well organised, marshals were excellent, catering was top notch, the atmosphere in general was really good too.
A very satisfying mornings running, even if I have been pretty much useless for the rest of the day!
Trail shoes are really the order of the day;
Don't try to be clever and jump off the top step of the style (landing face down in the mud is not cool);
Have very little planned for the rest of the day;