On Sunday a number of friends entered the annual mountain bike marathon challenge of about 26 miles of the toughest off-road in Calderdale and possibly England. I was a DNF (Did Not Finish) in 2009 due to three punctures and lack of motivation to climb the final hill to Sowerby rather than downhill to home. The year before it was just over 5 hours. This year made a big leap to 4 hours 12 minutes which is therefore a Personal Best but unfortunately the fastest got round in 2 hours. I am definitely out of shape again and could have done rather better carrying at least a stone less ballast. Oh well, there's always next year. The pictures are the start at Millbank and Garry having a rest half way round on Midgely Moor. Full results and photographs here.