Participants and organizers were, as the blue sky testifies, blessed with glorious sunshine; the temperature hovering at about -5 C in the shade for the third episode of the 2011/12 Winter series.
After warming up for 15 minutes for the 5.75 km race I discovered that I would be able to run without jacket and gloves and so I discarded these items, although I decided stick with the other layers; elasticated shorts both over and under the running pants and knee-length thermal socks underneath - precautions against the proverbial early-season muscle injury.
I don't possess a pair of spikes so I elected to run in my NB fell-running shoes. They coped very well apart from one or two icy patches and some compressed snow sections.
1. W Wallner 20:48
14. O Rupp M60 28:17
18. G Almer 2M60 31:33
19. G Williams 3rd M60 31:40