I thought I'd post a few piccies from the cross race I did on Saturday. It was along the edge of Grafham Water in Cambridgeshire which made it really rather scenic, not that I had time to absorb this fact while I was actually racing, as thick thick thick mud made for much much much suffering! I hung around to watch the men though, and took some snaps on my phone, which I share here!
I shall start however with a couple of shots of Yours Truly, taken by Mark Fraser, the husband of one of my friendly (bitter) rivals...
It looks so idyllic, no?
I crashed here on the last lap. D'oh. It went so well every other time!
Here are the men. It's nice to watch other people go through this when it's all finished for you :)
Here is Geoff Waugh, well known photographer and friend. I found him doing some 'professional lurking' as he put it...
This off camber was VERY slippy! You can't tell how steep it is here
Relief at the finish
This poor guy had to run most of the last lap when his rear mech imploded
Before you ask, I did ok but was unspectacular. Not one of my best races but it would have been better if I'd risked a lower tyre pressure. I really haven't done that many muddy races before as the last two winters have been annoyingly dry in the UK and learnt my lesson here. The traction, it was lacking! I had fun though...how could you not?