It was awsome. Beautiful weather
Loads of standing water in the car parking area looked ominous but the general area was pretty dry and the organisers had put together a fantastic course. Hardly any mud at all and with a bit of moisture in the earth it was a whole lot easier to ride fast than in the height of dusty summer. All I did to clean my bike was brush off some dry mud from the downtube with my hand, oiled the chain.
If you havent done a Gorrick and fancy a go at racing there is a race for everyone, even my kids had a go. I got totally owned in the Super-Vets. I'm pretty new to XC, too many proper mtb hard men in that race.