Race 1 of 9 in the 2013 Hayfield Championship series.
This was the second year on the trot for me and second year when I cycled for an hour uphill to get there. My quads were already suffering from
We started off uphill on a concrete track, which soon veered left onto a grass track and steepened. The steepening set the tone for the duration as we slogged up and down field and fell, lungs bursting, vision blinkered, every part of our being concentrating on placing our next footsteps as quickly as our cardiovascular system would allow (at least that's how it is for me).
After finishing we lounged, recovered and chatted on the sun-soaked finishing field while watching the runners continue to trickle in, some of them sprinting each other to the line (how DO they do that?).
Here are the pictures.