Did W2 starting from Glyncorwg and then attempted to do Blade, several diversions in place so I reckon I missed some sections as I think it took me less than an hour.
Not sure of the section you are referring to, I thought it was all in pretty good condition, some standing water / big puddles but very few muddy sections the worst was on the link section on W2.
Blade descent is pretty good, enjoyed it, but definitely hard work on a scott scale with the saddle up! Ended up puncturing about 40metres from the gate so chose to pick the bike up and run for the strava segment, 27th out of 450 or so is pretty good considering
I was keen to have a go at penhydd but my mate had split his tyre so time to head home.
Definitely worth the 6 hour drive. I used to visit annually but didn't bother last year, reckon I will do my best to get another visit in this year.