Despite all the wet weather both days enjoyed (mostly) dry conditions, albeit that the ground was very wet underfoot.
My thanks to both sets of planners, organisers and controllers for their help.
I think my shooting style is evolving. It is easy to get hundreds of images by standing at the finish and snapping away. I've tried instead to capture the essence of the two days and this means experimenting out in the forest or the streets. It may not work for everyone but it may for some.