Jason Miles – AKA Terrahawk – had a second go at the ‘peaks this year. His experience from his debut in 2008 clearly paid off and he recorded a handsome PB.
I hadn’t forgot in 12 months how scary the descent of Whernside was and this time it didn’t disappoint; flights of steps follow rock-strewn narrow rutted tracks followed by long stone pavements with wide, deep gaps between some of the slabs. Stone water channels running across the trail at regular intervals have to be jumped over to avoid punctures whilst ramblers and other riders, many of them walking/running, need to be avoided.
Jason came out for one of our recent Helmshore training rides, which obviously stood him in good stead.
A couple of “errors” noted on his blog about preparation (the Ragley bike built up one day before the event – but pretty much got away with it) and a bit of a feeding lapse – but this only makes talk of next year’s improvements in train already!
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