i must have passed your twin then
Thought I saw you on the side of the course when I was finishing my 2nd lap...
And yes, managed to make it in the end! Came back from South Wales late last night (mate was doing Margam Madness yesterday) as I was desperate to do it.
The start was much better this year, I was in the second group of 2 lapers.
Yeah, start was pretty good I thought. People progressively ramped up the pace over 200-300 metres, rather than all racing each other from the line. I was in the same group brodie, burnt my legs off up the fireroad to try and get a clean run in through the first technical section and it paid off pretty well.
Don't know where I came, but do know my time. 1:46:18, first lap 53:29 and second 52:49. Quite happy with that, didn't get held up too much and certainly knew I'd put the effort in by the end.
Properly enjoyed it anyway, and to the guy (Ben I think) in the green shirt on the Trek Fuel EX 29er I spent most of a lap riding with, great stuff! Would be chuffed with that effort if I'd only been riding 6 months as he has!
EDIT: Just seen some of the quick boys lap times... Oh dear! Feel a bit inadequate now...