Just back from the race – another classic. Pete Ryder and Harry Matthews led the way in a battle from start to finish. Harry took a flyer on the descent, injuring significant proportions of himself and eating quite a bit of mud, but bravely kept it together and even took the lead for while until the final sprint finish. We couldn’t separate them at the tape, so it was 1st prize shared, with a time of 1:16 or so. Conditions were very heavy underfoot so times were generally down.

Harry Matthews and Pete Ryder sprinting for the line

I hobbled round my second race since breaking the knee, and just clinched the V40 prize in about 1:25.

Crispin Flower winning the MV40

Emma Bayliss won the ladies race, and Mynydd Du won the male and female team prizes.

More photos will come later from Ali Tye. Now to process the results…

We hope Gerry Ashton makes a speedy recovery after his bad tumble on the descent, and thanks to Emily Rose for helping him off the hill.