Competing in this event was very important to me. I've had a goal for close to two years now to compete in, and finish, such a race. I guess the only thing I didn't plan was for the heavens to open on the night before and for the trails to resemble chocolate mousse!!
As you can see below, I didn't need to pay extra for a mud facial.
For those "data minded" people out there like myself, here are some stats and a link to the recording with my Garmin Edge 705 GPS.
Overall Position (50km event) : 578 / 848
Gender Position: 488 / 676
Category Position (Open): 323 / 531
*My official time is different as there was a 6km untimed section along Gungahlin Drive.