Every year seems to bring different weather for the Carnethy 5, traditionally the first big race of the season. I trotted up to the start today as I never like the buses and it is as good a way as any to warm up. Met up with Davie and Christine and we walked up to the col. By the time the race started it had got colder and there was cloud on the tops. The usual charge across the field was less vital this time as there is a new gate and it was open. A good climb to the 1st top and the running thereafter pretty good. Ground was frozen hard with a skin of thawed mud which made the downhilling entertaining. Final climb up Carnethy a bit of a slog but a fairly good downhill and a canter back across the mud! Ran back to the car and then back for a welcome shower. A cracking day out.