Thank-you to Maria and Warren for wax support, timing and pictures.
The Easterns pictures have been moved to its own Picture Page which you can access from the tabbed menu. Maria sent some of her pictures for the page.
She also sent some pictures from O-Cup at Timmins
from Coach Cullen.
Mono Nordic racers prevailed over very icy and difficult trail conditions at the Midland SnowDogs Race this past weekend. Over 20 Mono Nordic racers participated in both the classic and skate ski events and several came away with medals in both techniques. In the top three in their categories were both Graham and Alexander Maycock, Emma Perry, Anthony Burgess, Ben Sullivan, Devin Martin, Graham Perry, Quin Martin, Lindsay Santagato, Jane Ravenshaw, and Amy Santagato.
This race is the second this season but with the largest representation by Mono Nordic’s team. The University of Guelph Gryphons nordic ski team also train and race with Mono Nordic and had an excellent showing from their racers at this Midland race. From here the team moves on to races in Owen Sound, Wasaga Beach, and the annual Invitational race hosted by Mono Nordic on Saturday January 28 here in Orangeville. A select number of junior racers will also compete at Ontario Cup races in Ottawa, Timmins, Collingwood, as well as Midget Championships in Sault Ste Marie and at the Haywood 2012 Ski Nationals at the end of the season.
Thank-you to Warren and Maria for sending these pictures:
I don’t have all the details at this time. We had athletes in the Skate and Classic events. Our own Coach Scott completed the 20 km skate.
Kamran took 1st for the combined 20km time.
After a snowplow delay on the way to the classic event, there was a great team effort to get six pairs of skis klistered and overcoated just in time for the start.
Feb 6 – Pictures from Bob and Doug are now uploaded to the Mono Nordic Photo Archive. Click here to see the pages.
Added some pictures from Doug S. Photo hilites of race day. Doug and Bob are editing ‘tons’ of pictures. Check this page for more pictures in the next few days.
Congratulations to all who raced at the Thunder Bay O cup races this past weekend.
Results are posted on zone 4 : http://www.zone4.ca/
Here’s some links for pictures from the weekend:
Up the ‘Grunt” (the last uphill)
Some pictures from Cullen
Matt and Katie participated in a 24 hour race at Midland:
somewhere between the 3 hours of sleep, or the amount of times we re-waxed to accommodate the changing conditions, the 24 hour race was a very interesting and fun experience. Since it was +10 degrees in the daytime and -10 at night we would be changing our waxes throughout the entire competition. I was in the quad competition, comprised of three males (including myself) and one female (katie Prufer). As we worked our way to out-ski a team of males with a four year championship run we went through some of the most physically and mentally tough racing I have experienced! I personally raced 110km, completing 14 – 7.7 km laps, with my fastest time being 22:39 (taking the fastest overall lap award). My team put in 53 laps – completing 408km, edging out second place who had 51 laps. However, I must admit it is much tougher than one would think, racing a short distance race every hour as hard as you can. I hit the wall multiple times, and bonked at 3:30 am. At night we would complete double laps, and as you could imagine waking up at 2:50am to go and ski 16km might not be everybody’s cup of tea. We slpet in tents, and were often too tired to change out of sweaty clothes before we got back into our sleeping bags to get another hour of sleep. At the end of the competition I crawled away winning the fastest lap and the overall quad competition. I had a burn line on my forhead from my Buff, anda burnline from my sunglasses. I was past exhausted and to tell you the truth, I cant wait to do it again next year.