Sunday 5 March 2017
41 miles (66 km); 793 feet (242 m) of ascent
Due to a route diversion inspired by heavy floods the revised route for the day was about 42 miles. The path involved was completely inundated and it was not possible to see where the riverbank path or the river was and tackling the original route would have involved the use of scuba equipment.
First Man: Martin Bailey; MV40; 5:48:00
First Lady:17th overall; Patricia van Rooyen; FV40; 7:36:53
Steven Jones: 64th; MV50; DPFR; 9:12:27
There was heavy rain at the start but it eased off later.The ground conditions were very wet indeed and lots of fields were flooded and very muddy.It was hard going.