Really long blog and indeed a great blog here from Anna Cipullo on here first event.I never tire of reading first impressions of this race. Anna missed the PYG Cut-Off on this fowl year but had an amazing day of learning out there.

As things started getting a little vertical I remembered my plan; make your own path away from the crowd and plod in rhythm. No chance. My calves were burning within minutes and the hill was getting increasingly closer to my face as it got steeper and steeper. For those that don’t know, this is the famous unrideable bit where everyone lugs their bike on their shoulder up the hill. A daunting task in the best of weather, but on Sunday we were experiencing the worst weather seen by the race in 31 years. Oh lucky me.

Read it here