This may be brief. (Hurray! I hear you cry)
Last Sunday the SW branch was in the stately grounds of Escot Park. The place is so good JLS are playing there next month, apparently.
Despite that, it was a great course, two big climbs, noodley techy bits, axle deep slop on tarmac and a bloody great mound to scrabble up and over.
I thought afterwards how it reminded my of the old xc races at Lyme Park in the earlier 90's. I was having a really good race and ploughed through the mid field and finished in 13th place.