I started off confidently, spiking the first two controls and catching and overtaking Jeff Greenwood in the process. Convinced that I now had granite terrain sussed, I then proceeded to muck up controls 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. I lost a lot of time at 7 when I descended the wrong spur (I had attacked off the obvious bend on the track to the south west of the control). From 8 onwards I was back in control and found it fairly straightforward although the hill climb up to 11 was long and frustrating, particularly as the control was in sight for most of it.
My time of 1hr 45min saw me finishing near the tail of the field and nearly 12 minutes behind Jonty in the only race of the week where we competed on the same course.