It wasn’t the best of years for me but, as ever, this race runs deep within me! Wouldn’t miss it for the world.

The day was not fantastic in meteorological conditions. That seemed to be the preoccupation of most of the 650 people starting the race on probably the worst Sunday morning for a few months. Heavy rain showers made the roads soaking, and on the 3.3 mile road section to Gill Garth we all got thoroughly wet (climbing 253 feet in 3.3 miles at 21.3 mph average… you almost didn’t notice!) Not that wet is a huge problem – it affects everyone in the field the same, but it wasn’t the most comfortable of mornings. As usual, it’s nice to make the turn off the road and get the real race started.

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