It might be prudent to read the race report from singletrack world.
My favourite line out of the report "One guy who’d given it his all to get to the first cut off said he was close to tears after missing it by only five minutes." Defo abbot.
A good ride, very tough. I came in at 13.5hrs which was plodding, but never got into my stride. Tom made a good ride too of 42 miles. You have to understand these miles were worth double local miles.
The organisation was fantastic, with some very remote marshalling and great way-marking. The highlight was riding over the border to the piper in the mist.
Picture of me: www.kielder100-pictures.com/Kielder_100/P3.html#6