Elm Creek Series Results

January 19, 2011

Conditions: Temperature: 0F, windchill -14F, firm base, slower grinding snow in skating lanes, and classic tracks groomed very nicely and firm, and classic skiers reported great racing condition!!! The race course was set on the full 5K loop including Valley, Thicket and Northern Light trails.

Race distance: 5K, both classic and freestyle, mass start.

John Kallemeyn 13:10 (F) - men's freestyle winner Brett LaPlante 13:52 (F)
Pat Nelson 16:18 (F) Jacob Kjome 16:29 (F) Tim Hieb 18:10 (F)
Jim Smith /19:00 (C) – men’s classic winner

It was a chilly night with temperature dipped to zero with the infamous Elm Creek Park windchill down to -14F. Despite of the cold windchill temperature and grinding snow condition, John K. and Brett L. put up their top racing effort and posted one of the fastest times in this season's TT series. John, the two-time POLE PEDAL PANT (ski, bike, run) winter triathlon champion (in 2009 and 2010), promised to defend his title at this year's ski season ending winter triathlon race in March at Elm Creek Park. Brett, you made your ski team proud (best luck to your team at the upcoming races). Pat, welcome back to the ECTT series. Jacob, congratulations on your first ECTT race. Tim, you have not missed one race yet this season -- great effort tonight. Jim, you made skate skiers work!!! Best luck to all of you for this weekend's Pepsi Challenge, Birkie Tour, Mayor's Challenge, and other races around. Enjoy the beautiful snowy winter -- in less than 2 months, we'll be gearing into the other adventures, biking and running, etc.

Jacob Kjome is tonight's winner for the drawing ($25 gift certificate) -- please come and claim it next week.

--Amy Xu reporting for Race Director/Timer, Melinda Silbernick