Back to Temple Newsome park in Leeds (entirely unrelated to Leeds Castle) yesterday. Despite the recent heavy rains, the course was pretty dry and rideable all the way round. Well technically the hurdles were rideable as most riders were doing but I had a hard time not hanging a pedal down and kept catching them in practice so I elected not to risk it in the race and just run them. I was at least as quick as almost anyone else crossing them at the same time, even the lapping riders so I think the caution was worth it for me.
Lots of rooty woodland trails which I handled pretty well except for one stack.
Turns out I didn't come last last week and managed to improve on that by beating four riders this week. Going to have my work cut out for me to improve on that for the next race. Next week is the 3 peaks though and I'm treating that as a challenge not a race.