Saturday 12 October was the first in the 5 race Metropolitan X/C League. last year I finished last in all but one race. On saturday, despite feeling a bit under the weather, I finished in the 5 mile flatish course in 38.58. Thats bout 40 seconds off my previous best for a road course (Gt Bentley). True, X/C courses are not always that accurate, but time asside, I ran well, was never in last place and was able to retake 2 other runners with 600mtrs to go and actually got into a sprint duel with one of them over the last 200. Absolutely nothing left as I crossed the line but absolutely brilliant.