Despite yesterday's moral boosting time today I could have ridden forever, just not very fast. Though I maintained the heart rate throughout the speed and grunt to get over the lumps was missing. Came in with a 2.17.20. Couldn't be too disappointed as feel at last have a solid base to build from, and this is the first 50 I have completed since 2011, my last 3 attempts have ended in various DNFs, mechanical, medical and mental related.
Good to see a bunch of Portly friends. Katie Crowe from Dulwich and Val Place from 7 Oaks Tri both put in strong rides, as did James Stone from Brighton Excelsior. But undoubtedly the ride of the say was Steve Kane from Brighton Excelsior who won with a 1.52 despite crashing. He was all smiles back at the hall despite a bloodied arm and hip. But victory is a wonderful opiate I guess.