Running2:50:00 15.37 km (11:04 / km) +363m9:54 / km
More hanging with Jenny. Arrived at 6.30 to a covering of snow and a magical winter wonderland. Was hoping that it would stay for the starters, but sadly it quickly turned to slush and melted. I was expecting this to be a chore, but I just love spending quality time in Wharncliffe. Thoroughly enjoyed myself in spite of the freezing cold feet and hands.
Bit shocked that the day after a vandalism-free event in Upperthorpe a control got nicked (including sawing through a gripple) at 7.15am in the middle of the forest, but at least it was found and replaced in good time - I added on a final run around the white controls to double-check that they were still there. R ITB grumbling by the end of that.
Running1:10:00  8.04 km (8:43 / km) +195m7:46 / km
Interesting weather conditions all day made this a proper challenge for the SYO machine as well as for the competitors. Both seemed to cope fine and I was impressed by people's ability to deal with the rocky slopes to run faster times than I had anticipated. Seems like most folk enjoyed the technical challenge in any case. I spent much of the day hanging to the leg of the download tent trying to stop it blowing away, which meant that I was a little bit tired for collecting. But still couldn't help enjoying being in the woods. Did I mention that I love Wharncliffe?