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Cannock Chase 25th May 2008, Midlands XC Round 2
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What a race! Definitely the most technical course I have ever ridden at Cannock Chase. The course was nuts unbelievably technical, steep, twisty, rooty and slippy. I’ve even got cuts on my shoulders where I kept clipping the trees!

The race was odd too. As I was stuck in no mans land after watching approx 12 riders ride away from me up the 1st climb. A quick look over my shoulder revealed a substantial gap to the next rider. So the next 2hrs were spent in a personal battle (time trial mode) trying to keep as smooth as possible rather than the usual positional battle I normally have with riders constantly around me.

In the end I finished 9th and got some more ranking points which should hopefully nudge me back up into the Top 20 for the national rankings (currently ranked 21st).

Digging In at Cannock ChaseThrough the Ferns at Cannock Chase