After a shocking start to the season at Hilton Fields last week I was hoping that round 2 at Southglade park in Nottingham would be better. It was...but only just. The course was fast flowing with no dismounts required and only a couple of sections of twisty singletrack to slow things down.
For a while I was having a ding dong battle with a group of riders where I would catch them on the technical sections but as soon as the course opened up they would pull away as I didn't have the legs to keep up. Half way through I blew completely and from that point on it was just a matter of riding my own pace and carrying on to the finish.
This week I shall be trying to improve my endurance fitness and then next Saturday it's Round 3 at Thornbridge.