With smothering humidity the pro/experts toed the line. We race in our age group, yet the payout is for the overall. Tim Kakouris took charge of the stampede leading to the first climb. Approaching the base of the climb I positioned myself in the front of a rocky creek bed style climb known as " Lone Wolf " . A second attacked occurred half way up the climb as some wanted to open up a gap before the long descent back down. Slipping backwards to 5th in the initial climb I re-accelerated at the top and followed 4th place down the first climb. Passing 4th at the bottom I was left with a gap to 3rd place that I would not close. I was 2nd in the 40+ age group and 4th overall. It was nice to see Castlewood Park again and the new trails that have been added!