Gone are the days when I toed the actual start line. Instead I now start well back in the pack and get off to a steady start.
The first 5 miles is predominantly downhill and it's very easy to get sucked into a faster pace. After that you are climbing at 6 and 7 miles before dropping down again to mile 8. After which starting gently, you climb up to the finish on the 'Show Field' at the Bishop Wilton Show.
I feel as though I still had the Endure 24 in my legs a little, but managed to cross the line in 1.50.55 (8 minutes faster than last year) in 65th position.