Elm Creek Series ResultsDecember 8, 2010
Conditions: Temperature: 9F, very little wind; race course was set on the full 5K loop including Valley, Thicket and Northern Light trails, Valley trails being mostly man-made snow mixed with some natural snow, hard-packed base with some loose snow on top, and some sections of the Thicket and Northern Light trails being a bit bumpy on the skate lanes. The cold temperature and man-made snow mixture made the skate lanes very abrasive and felt like sand paper. Classic tracks were set very well, firm and felt gliding faster than skate lanes.
Race distance: 5K, both classic and freestyle, mass start.
Freestyle(F)/Classic(C) Craig Stolen (Fulton Brewing) 13:44 (F)/17:01 (C) - men's freestyle winner Trevor Drake 13:54 (F)/15:01 (c) – men’s classic winner Elias Anoszko 16:44 (F) Odd Osland 16:53 (F) Ralph Schwartz 18:45 (F) Tim Hieb 18:46 (F) Andrea Potyondy-Smith 19:02 (F)/23:04(C) -- women's freestyle and classic winner Mark Winholtz 20:38 (F)/25:41(C) Jim Smith /19:20(C) Doug Schumacher /20:14(c) Youth Division (2.5K Valley Loop): Garrett Teoh 17:05(F)
Recap: The single digit temperature seems simply a bit too cold for early December ski races, but that did not seem to bother anyone. Tonight’s races were a blast, particularly for the classic racers. Thanks for coming out and tasting the cold.
Odd, you are the Winner of tonight's drawing ($25 gift certificate), please come and claim it next week.
--Amy Xu (Timer) reporting for Race Director, Melinda Silbernick