Finally, I scored a top 30 result in a National Trophy cross race - my first point-scoring result of the season so far. I didn't feel particularly good but I was at least able to ride all the technical bits on the course. That made a big difference and meant I was able to beat Andrew Nichols - a guy I was pretty competitive with this time last year - for the first time this season. That made me happy. Now for a few weeks of relative calm before Nationals and then the World Masters Chmaps in the USA.