Shelf Moor, English Champs.
Started fairly sedately and worked my way into it, so was passing on the climb which was an improvement on CFT. On the flatter ground up at the top I had meat to chew through and went through quite a few early on, but once we got to the more runnable and downhill stuff the legs felt empty and gassed. Summited in 67th, back in 51st. Speed endurance also something to work on.https://www.sportident.co.uk/results/Glossopdale/2...
I don't feel as good as I did ~8 weeks ago, but result was similar. I'm looking forward to a solid winter getting back in the groove and building base. I've filled the calendar with XC and some fell races, but mainly need to get the consistency back, and learn the baby's routine and how to ensure I get my exercise in.
Because Fin is pretty good at sleeping and chill in general I feel like there should be lottle difference to BC energy levels, but there will be. Add in the new dad dip in testosterone which I'm right in the middle of, and some hectic work weeks (also feeling like I need to do more to live up to a recent promotion - I don't, I just need to keep doing what I'm doing), the last few weeks have been a bit difficult to negotiate (especially over BH weekend when I was difficult). However days like this really help, I worked hard and enjoyed the race, good fun and good to catch up with many as ever. And always a bonus when the race is next to a brewery with their bar out.
Pleased with how this year's English Champs series has been received, looking forward to unveiling next year's soon.