Second go at this race. Weather nearly as goodbas last year - hot, dry, but more wind today and coming from the east.
Generally going better and over 12 mins quicker than last year but not totally pleased. Blew up further along Crug Mawr this time - i think due to fighting headwind and having low density makes me more affected by it than many? Remainder of race was a struggle.
Similar headwind problems going up Sugar Loaf and most of it was a walk. Hurting for road through Abergavenny and nearly got run over (less than 1 inch away...) because a total wanker of a driver in a queue of traffic did not bother to check if the road was clear in front of him before pulling away from a stand...
Blorenge was tough, but better progress on bottom half and steady on the fell. Wrecked for the top and only just about hanging on to fet to the finish. Well beaten by Ben which isn't where I wanted to be on a net uphill race.
At least ahead of Jules, John Aggleton, Gary and Martyn.
Had a fairly bad mood swing once home so tonight may not be much fun.