Do the Burrington Blaster, they said. It starts uphill but that’s only for the first 3km, they said. They lied. You only stop the ascent 4.9km and then have to scrub off all of that gain in the remaining 3km. I really put the brakes on one of the downhills that was clearly a riverbed in wetter weather, getting passed by Alison in the process, but it was safety first for me (many of the rocks were loose and the guy in front of me had come down earlier). No idea where I placed, but the ladies team was beaten into second by Avon Valley Runners.