|Winner Mike Jefferies 76.01|
But a target is a target and as the race got underway I set off at a new planned pace aimed at bringing me home 3 minutes quicker than I had previously planned. At 3 miles I was still slightly faster than 85 minute pace but as we started to climb, although I was still passing people, my pace was slowing significantly.
Last year's winner, 2nd place Phil Taylor
Trying to keep relaxed I pushed on but the inevitable happened and I started to pay the price of going off too quickly at the start. Dropping one place just before 10 miles and another at the top of the last hill at about 12 miles as I continued to slow up.
|A tired 21st place|
It looks as though I won't be able to make an attempt on the record next year as the course will be changing next year as the Bishop Wilton Show which hosts the race is moving home.
Photos from Francesca - more photos from the race can be found here along with some others from Bishop Wilton Show