2013 has been pretty good. Ok, it’s been better than that. It’s been bloody brilliant.
I kicked off by winning the Strathpuffer solo and singlespeed categories in January, organised another great Hit the North in February, won a mug in a duathlon in March, utterly wrecked my legs at the 3 Peaks Fell race and went bivvying in April, became the European 12 hour solo fatbike champion (and claimed the most obscure title in the world ever), popped up on the front cover and inside Privateer magazine AND went training in Tenerife in May, led the race but had a big crash and skulked off into the caravan at Mountain Mayhem in June, won the vets’ solo race at 10 Under the Ben, came second in a fatbike race, won £15 at a local XC race (the sum total of my 2013 prize money) and won the Bontrager 24/12 24 hour solo race in July, rode a bloody long way on a fatbike in August, crashed my brains out at the 3 Peaks Cyclocross in September, won the 24 hour solo at Relentless 24 and the vets’ 8 hour race at Bristol Oktoberfest and my highest-ever finish in a cyclocross race in October, got bored/rested and then crashed badly in November and did ‘ok’ in a night time trail race in December.
Like I said, it’s been bloody brilliant. Thanks to everyone who helped out with favours, loans of kit and bikes and a huge hug to those who tolerated me for the past 12 months. The next 12 months are going to be brilliant too 🙂