We were surprised to find little snow on the ground but that soon changed and it snowed quite hard for over an hour before it turned to very cold rain.
The cold & damp had a bad effect on all our cameras. Both mine & Pam's still cameras showed flat battery very quickly despite being fully charged before we set off. The video camera also showed the same problem. The in car cam also didn't like the cold and wouldn't record our journey out of the forest. We got what we got and it's here for you to see.
The event was quite good but a little slow which made the day drag a little and we were glad to see the closing car and get packed up to head for home.
Most of the competitors cleared the section with the bikes doing better than the cars.
Thanks to Pam for these pictures.
To all the competitors who thanked us as they passed - you're welcome!! To those who didn't, consider this. The marshals are all volunteers. You may only spend a minute or so on the section but the marshals will be there for hours, quite often in less than ideal conditions so you can have your fun. It doesn't take much. A quick 'thank you' makes a big difference.