Our Sunday course was for 5 hours to get back to the finish.
Happily we were only a little stiff/sore and started at 8.00am in the wind and rain!
You are only given the map with the check points that can be gained for points after starting. We made a bit of an error by charging off without properly lining the map up to magnetic north and got the wrong side of a barbed-wire fence before realising and getting back to find our first control.
We made another navigation choice error but made good time until a further error by me reading the detail on the indistinct map - should have gone to Specsavers! - and missed a couple of check points.
Still, we finished with a bit of a run - with our best result yet over the three years we have done the mountain marathon since I retired.
Looking back to the overnight campsite - it's 7.30am!
Dan walks up the field - windy and raining!
At least we got to the Day 2 Start!
Wrapped up against the weather - glasses needed to read the indistinct/poor map
Following a fence line to help navigation - the answer to a FB query, our jackets are full of our food for the day's efforts and extra hats/gloves. Dan has tucked his map into the straps of the rucksack
Looking down a valley where tree felling has taken place
We climb up through a felled area
Only to slither down this steep slope - it is much steeper that it looks!
Looking across at the sheep farm from last night
Dan checks the map - "it must be down from here?"
I'm having a breather!
Final run in - pleased to have finished!
Back at the Event Centre - a well deserved rest!
Results for Day 2: 200 points with 13.2 miles and 2680ft climb
Overall Results: 520 points - 55% of the Winners (up from 39% last year!)
116th out of only 164th finishers
52nd Vet Team