Finding Rainbow Resultsby Amy Xu
January 4, 2014
Conditions: Air temp. 1F, very little wind, sunny. Very nicely groomed trails with 2-3 inches new snowfall on top from overnight, the skate deck was firm and newly rolled before the race early in the morning, and the double track sets were partially skied through. Everyone was glad the temp. was mild and wind was not noticeable. It was a great racing condition!
A small crowd of skiers beat the weatherman’s prediction and enjoyed a nice race today. Even though Ethan Holdahl soloed the 20K distance skate race, Ethan posted very impressive winning time in a 4 laps of 5K Rainbow Resort JOQ challenge course. Dave Clemens took the title for the 20K classic race. Skiing every day to work, Dr. Clemens is also known for as being the only U.S. skier finished all Vasaloppet International races in Sweden, U.S., Japan and China. In the 5K classic race, Maplelag’s Jack Richards won the classic race on the JOQ course. We wish him well in the upcoming meets. The other skiers enjoyed a warmer than expected day out skiing. Lynda Renner won the women’s 5K classic title. Congratulations to downhill skiers, Shizhe Li and Sandy Wang, for their first ever xc skiing experience, let alone on the 5K JOQ course.
Race course: Rainbow Resort trail system, 5K JOQ race course
Race distance: 20K and 5K, both classic and freestyle, mass start.
1) Skate 20K
Ethan Holdahl 1:25:12 -- male skate 20K winner
Dave Clemens 2:18:01 -- male classic 20K winner
Jack Richards 0:33:00 -- male skate 5K winner
Graham Ojala-Barbour 0:45:45
Lynda Renner 1:15:20 -- female classic 5K winner
Shizhe Li 1:54:23
Sandy Wang 1:54:25
5) Tour 5K/20K
-- Doug Schumann (Course Controller), Dick Roman/Mike Schumann (Timers and Results), Amy Xu (Race Director)