There is a thin covering of snow on most of the course which has had the effect of slightly softening the ground, so will now take a spike (not too long though). There are two gateways where extra care should be taken but we will guide the runners through these as safely as we can by narrowing the entrance and exits as appropriate.
We are due a very hard frost tonight, but are hopeful that the snow covering will protect the ground a little. It will not be icy but probably a bit "crunchy" first thing tomorrow.
Whilst runners should take care, I see no reason not to have the meeting tomorrow unless there is a great deterioration overnight.
Should this happen I will inform Dennis by 9am otherwise no news is good news and it will be on.
Individual runners must make their own assessment of the conditions as human nature decrees that some will be more confident than others. the moment the fixture is going ahead.