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Albertina gets muddy

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?

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Muddy! Yay!

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I crashed here on the last lap. D'oh. It went so well every other time!

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Here are the men. It's nice to watch other people go through this when it's all finished for you :)

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Here is Geoff Waugh, well known photographer and friend. I found him doing some 'professional lurking' as he put it...

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This off camber was VERY slippy! You can't tell how steep it is here

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Relief at the finish

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This poor guy had to run most of the last lap when his rear mech imploded

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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?




















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