Turned out to be a lovely day, light drizzle at the start but turned to snow after getting up about 50m, then light snow throughout. The snow last night meant it was up to knee deep in places on the ground. Course shortened as a result which was a shame as it was so nice.but forecast for tomorrow looks dreadful, so you never know.surprisingly warm, had extra mittens round my wrists (pro tip) but didn't need them.
Disadvantaged a bit by not knowing the terrain.took some straight line routes through deep snow when the rest of the field knew about the trods: bad.once I'd learned my lesson, started overtaking people everywhere, especially downhills in the snow.great fun. Could probably have knocked ten mins off with better choices but still wouldn't have troubled the top 3.
Amazing food afterwards, 4(!) Different types of soup, lots of different types of cake and even garlic bread! I ate a significant amount of garlic bread.