Highlights
Riding with friends (before they had enough)
Beautiful weather for both days
Awesome location and views
Unbeatable carpark & camping arena with jump into the finish of the final stage on view

Lowlights?
Ground very wet still
8 miles of pushup hell
stop / start, endless tech with no fast fun bits
trails destroyed before practice was over
difficult to follow taping
(sorry pmba you know we love you but that wasn't fun)

All I can say really is that I managed to finish the race and got 10th, I was pleased with that given the amount of time on the floor or pushing up rooty muddy climbs in stages. More than 50% of the people I started the weekend with didn't finish, or attempt too. I think this venue needs a rethink to be honest :-/

cheers

Sam