Cold Concorde Chase

The sun was shining brightly as we arrived at the BKO Concorde Chase but it was still pretty chilly once you entered the woods of Cold Ash. My pre-race preparation wasn’t ideal with most of it spent in the toilet queue (two cubicles for all the men isn’t quite enough)! For the second day running I was quite by my one minute man. This time it was Paul Nixon and at the first control.

Paul was just the motivation that I need to push my tired legs round the 13km course. We proceeded to take in turns out in front and, between us, managed not to make any major blunders. Unfortunately, just before the end I overshot a thicket coming diagonally downhill and that was the last I saw of him. Although GG and Matt Crane demolished the rest of the field, just four minutes separated me from fifth place in the results. Maybe I should go on holiday more often!

Congratulations go to Christine who had a steady run and, though beaten by Helen Palmer, becomes Southern Champion.

One Response to “Cold Concorde Chase”

  1. Ollie says:

    Control 19 was a pretty interesting control wasn’t it!