I had my first Did Not Start last week. Chest infection stopped me in my tracks. Luckily the kind people at the Grim Duathlon Challenge were kind enough to defer my entry until next year. On checking the results, post event, I was gutted to see that if I had done the same time as last year I would have come 4th ! And I am fitter than last year. I’m pretty sure the conditions were worse or the course longer as times seemed 10 minutes or so slower, so maybe I would have finished further down the field as I would have expected? Still if you DNS you will never know.