Just a quick post about last weekend's race.
Here's a link to the photo reel from the race (ended up chatting with Randy the photographer afterwards - really cool guy)
I ended up racing to 3rd overall. The racers who finished 1 & 2 were about 10 minutes ahead (3 km into the race, the volunteers said "they're just 2 minutes ahead." At the half-way point, "they're only 5 minutes ahead" - oh well, we'd lost them)
Trail racing is awesome, I suggest you give it a try!