Conditions underfoot were more reliable indicators with plenty of mud slides and foot tangling vegetation to keep amusement factors high. A better indicator still was the level of the river, where, on each of the three obligatory crossings, full dunkings were a common sight.
Emma S, Jenna G, and Mick W all got stuck in and all performed solidly. Emma was 33/103 females and Mick sneaked an event PB. A particular cap-doffing to Jenna though, this isn't the kind of race that should mark a return to competitive running, yet a top 2/3rds of the female field finish in this company show that Roller Derby breeds them tough.
All allegedly enjoyed themselves but no polygraphs were to hand.