From a riding perspective I felt good, I'm still making a few mistakes but then I'm still adapting to the Pidcock Montesa 4rt so its hard to pin it all down to the injury. I noticed it most when walking the section, towards the end of the day I was noticeably limping and was beginning to walk up hills sideways to lessen the stress on a very tired achilles. No real pain, just that I knew I'd pushed it hard.
Hopefully over the next few months these nationals will help me get back to my previous strength, maybe in time to ride again at the scene of my injury!?