It's been an eventful few days with some outstanding riding with emotional climbs and epic, technical descents. All the racing is now complete although the results of the final stage are still a closely guarded secret. All that remains is the final linking stage back to Builth Wells and then the post event party. The Mule teams are still going very strongly with Fi Spootswood running second in the mixed pairs, the Army Mules are still third in the male open pairs and the unofficial singlespeed category is being led by Mule Matt Carr who took the lead from Irish following his unfortunate accident.
Sadly the Army team has been suffering some serious attrition and two members have had free helicopter rides off the mountain. On day 3 Phil Marland was taken away with a big list of suspected injuries but thankfully only turned out to be a badly bruised hoop, he was released from hospital last night. Irish crashed out of the final special stage yesterday and has some spinal injuries which are being closely monitored.
On a lighter note, the picture shows Mule Matt Carr doing the ration pack coffee challenge (instant coffee, sugar and powdered milk but no water). The results from the final special stage should be out tonight.