Last year the plan was to get regular top 10 finishes, and a couple of top 5's. I kinda achieved those, but missing 3 or 4 NPS races due to injury messed things up a little. Still, I got a 4th place in Killarney, and made it into the top 10 for a couple of NPS's. I also got a 7th and a 4th in the K-caps and won the Cooley Thriller (Masters), so not a bad first serious year.
But I ain't going to get carried away with myself for 2010. Without doubt this will be a very tough masters season. I can think of over 10 riders who on their day can win races, so any goals have to be realistic.
So, with that in mind my NPS goals are:
5 top 5 results, and the rest top 10 (barring mechanicals)
2 or 3 podiums would be great
1 win - if I get lucky and others very unlucky
Not sure about the national XC champs, getting inside the top 10 comfortably would be nice, and same goes for the marathon champs. I'd like to go out and win the Cooley Thriller again, but I was a little lucky last year, so top 5 finish there would be good too.