The day started with my alarm going off at 6am, I woke up feeling good & looking forward to finally riding my trail bike (something I don't get to do very much)
I arrived at tidworth freeride just as practice started. I got myself quickly signed on & with my timing chip I took a steady walk up the track with other team member Jo Mc Allister & checked the track out on the walk up.
The track was everything I dislike in a trail, lots of flat corners & lots of peddling. I must admit these are the kind of tracks I tend to stay away from being a downhiller.
We took a steady roll down to check lines & everything seemed pretty good, i only managed 1 practice run before it was time to head up for first race run.
I dropped into the track, and started to have good flow, got half way down the course & got red flagged, so had to walk back to the top for a re-run, once back at the top I started again but new it was going to be hard as I had used most of my energy in the run before.
I put in a reasonable time but new I could do better, 2nd run I went out to hard & stalled in pretty much every corner.
My 3rd run started really well until the 3rd to last left hand corner, it was like a sand pit & my front wheel just washed from under me, I scrambled back onto my bike & got to the finish, looking at my time I finished the same as my 2nd run 1.35 I felt good on my last run & if I hadn't of crashed I may have made podium, but hey that's just racing for you.
You never know how it's going to turn out.
Massive thanks to all our sponsors for the help over the season.