Yorkshire XC Champs. Had managed to avoid thinking about this too much during the week. Was looking forward to it but was worried about my knee and amount of specific training I had done relative to last year.
Course was convoluted and frozen solid with a few undulations. Went out steadily and sat behind David Archer and then made my way through the field during the first 1/3rd. Had a nice battle with Andy Heyes but was a bit miffed when he finished with a lap to go!
Finished 16th last year so was hoping for something similar. I came 19th this year but the field had changed considerably - including a flying Speakey! In 2008 I was 5.78% behind the winner this year 5.60%. Hopefully will pick up a bit for the Northern's and nationals.
Was chuffed to get the 3rd place team prize which had a big orienteering presence including Sprotty Snr, Sprotty Jnr, OJ and myself. Nice work guys. Results here.