As a companion piece to Stuart Jones’ excellent report, Tom kindly has provided this mile by mile break down of the race:
Optimism. Nobody knows where the start is – confusion. Nowhere to warm up so I do laps of a small grass bank – frustration.
Is this literally it for the whole race
Fed up. Oh look we’re not on an airfield any more
Nearly half way. Stuart went past and said “no more hills” hmm
Be over please
Oh look it’s the airfield again, completely with obnoxious territorial lorry driver school
WIND OH MY GOD
More wind. What the actual.
Headwind from all directions now
WHO PUT ******* GRAVEL HERE
I’m never doing this again.