Elm Creek Series Results

by Amy Xu
February 12, 2014

Conditions: Air temp. 20F, very little wind. Very nicely groomed trails.

Race course: 1 lap of 5K lit trails (Valley Trail loop, Thicket trails, Northern Light trails).

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

Jeremy Blazar             13:48 (F)/16:04 (C)� male skate and classic winner
Nick Ross                 13:49 (F)
John Oman                 15:45 (F)/20:56 (C)
Tim Hieb                  16:28 (F)
Jim Smith                         /18:58 (C)

We could not have asked for a better racing condition tonight, no subzero temp, no wind-chill, no frostbite, and beautifully groomed trails. Skiers enjoyed tonight’s competitions. The skate race almost got to a photo finish between Jeremy Blazar and Nick Ross. The classic race seemed a bit tricky as to what kick wax to use. Tonight’s weather was just “too warm” compared to those -4F start races like Seeley Hills classic and Mora Vasaloppet classic! Next Wed. night’s ECTT is the last one of this season before Birkie.

This ECTT annual race series is sponsored by RAINBOW RESORT (a xc ski resort) which will host the annual Rainbow Rendezvous ski race on March 1, 2014. For more info, please check www.rainbowresort.com or call Amy Xu at 612-991-4912 ([email protected]), or download the race info at http://www.rainbowresort.com/events/event_calendar.cfm

-- Amy Xu (Timer and Results), Melinda Silbernick (Race Director)