After bugging plenty of our members, I ended up as the only Bigfooter as this years event 🙁 So I can proudly say that I was the fastest there 🙂
For those who aren’t clued up on the format we started with a 2 mile cross country run, followed by 10 miles of mtb and then 2 more miles on foot. The weather conditions we’re good with no rain or frost at least.
I found the first run a little tuff, I’ve not been well for a few weeks and my pace had took a hit! But once I got to my bike I was feeling much better, the bike starts off on fire roads for a few miles which helped getting in the groove. Then it was into the lower part of the ride and the mud! I was as bad as last year, but this time I was ready for it! My mud tyres did the job and I had was having more trouble picking past the walkers with there knackered up bikes! After Blasting through to my 2nd lap I was feeling good and by the time I’d finished the bike section I’d put my foot down once when someone cut across me in a muddy bit, my bike was covered in grass/leaves and mud, but still working spot on!
So onto transition for the last run, my mates had caught me up and as I started to run I could feel the strength draining out of my legs! I couldn’t stay with Ad or Luke and had to trudge my way round running on empty, but I got there in the end! My finish possition was 147 in a total time of 1hr 52mins, 5 mins faster than last year, so happy with that I guess
Big thanks to Cheryl and kids who cheered me on all the way and well as Mike C who came over to give support!