MTBO race (Middle Distance Champs) 53:37  12.37 km (13.8 kph) +218m
shoes: Avanti Mountain Bike
MTBO Champs weekend at Turners Hill, M60 course
Lois West came back through the start on leg 2 so I rechecked the map and liked the look of that route choice as it kept away from the single track and seemed a similar distance.
#3 was mapped as a clearing which was a bit confusing as it was in forest. It was close to a track junction so only 30sec lost as I stopped at the junction and looked back and saw the control.
#5 the tower at the top of the hill not much choice other than to grind up the steep track, made it 3/4 of the way up when I decided that I was going to blow a gasket and walked the last bit of the steep section.
#7 first part was lots of sticks on the ground so a bit cautious about flicking one into the spokes
#8 took off from #7 heading to the last #9 control but fortunately realised my mistake after about 200m and went back for #8 lost may be 2 minutes.
Drag race with MTBJen from the last control, got half a wheel in front at one stage but the Green Jersey to Jen, who out sprinted me.
Nice course with some decent route choice in parts and mostly tracks were firm