Great job to all the participants. That is a tough course at altitude. It takes a lot to get through it. I was happy that Hans did the event in the classical style so that I could keep my "winning streak" alive =) I no doubt would have suffered a loss if he would have skated. But, I did notice that in many spots, I was faster just double-poling in the track rather than trying to skate and get all winded. I don't know if that's a remark on my skate technique, or that the track was faster...hmm...
Everyone get ready for the Chama Chile Classic in a couple of weeks, then the Low O2 Challenge at Enchanted Forest the weekend after that. It's the season for New Mexico Nordic!
Here are the results, and a couple of pictures near the start/finish/registration/place where I got a citation for parking in the bus turn-around (I got out of it by talking to the LA Transit Supervisor =).
Clay Moseley 40:48
Hans Hanson 41:04 - classic
Sanna Sevanto (f) 44:22
Ken Kisiel 45:55
Max Schultz 51:28
Susan Hanson (f) 54:24 - classic
Paul Graham 55:28
Dave Wykoff 59:36
Chuck Calef 1:02:49 - classic, wooden skis
Kristina Brown (f) 1:02:16
Jeri Sullivan (f) 1:13:04
Mariann Johnston (f) 1:18:56
Max Light 1:50:29
I heard that Jeri and Mariann did some other version (more or less, I am not sure) of the course. I admit that the markings were pretty much minimal. It was just for fun and training, and I think everyone was OK with that.
Thanks for coming out and making it a fun day!
|Everyone getting ready for the start - great conditions|