Headed up to Lord Stones Country Park to take a look at a mountain bike race being held up there. The race comprised five timed downhill sections separated by untimed uphill routes, climbed at leisure. About 35km total distance. One of the downhill sections descended Cringley End, an old name for the ‘nose’ of Cringle Moor. Thick mist shrouded the hills and overnight rain had turned the route into a river of glutinous mud. More fun for the competitors and it reminded me the advantage of running: not having to clean a bike afterwards.