Well, there it is; a DNF. 🙁

After years of successfully fighting the temptation to quit some of the toughest races around, my first Did Not Finish (DNF) ever, across all sports and disciplines, came today on a 3.5 mile circuit cross-country mountain bike race.

To say I didn’t fancy it would be a massive understatement. UK cross-country lap races don’t exactly get my juices flowing and I had only signed up as it was supposed to be on my training patch at Minley Manor, just a few miles from home. The location was switched to Winchester a few week