Monday, January 28, 2013

Duntroon NORAMs

We just finished up with our 3rd set of races on our racing adventure through Ontario and Minnesota. Racing here in Duntroon ON was a new experience for me, and it's always fun to go somewhere you have not been before. We stayed in the quaint town of Collingwood which had a lot of snow and nice people. Especially the Dueck family who put us up for the week.

Races went quite well. I feel like I am slowly improving this season in general and the consistency is getting there. On Saturday I finished a career sprinting high 12th place. It was a fun day doing the classic heats on skate skis and finding out that all that double pole training I did with YES this summer paid off. In my quarterfinal I was the only guy on the start line double poling. It managed to work out and I passed through my heat in 2nd which turned out to be the fastest quarter of the day.

The skate race the next day I felt pretty flat for but managed to pull of a 16th place and can take some positives away.

Here are some pictures from the week:

HUGE Thanks to Rodney at Ski*Go Canada for giving us lightning boards to compete with the top guys in the country. Great support.

David driving hard in the 15k Skate

Team Tactics - Knute and John in the 15k

Brian and Lynn Dueck of Collingwood generously opened up their home for us this week. It's people like Brian and Lynn that make it possible for us to race well being away from home for so long.

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