Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Vert 180 Race Report

The Vert 180 was a great time as always, and with over 100 people it was one of the most well attended races ever held in Canada. For the race I teamed up with Paul Perrault, a friend that had never competed in a skimo race before. This made us the only pro-am team in the doubles relay category :)

With a shorter course than other years, the fastest lap times were being clocked in at under 7 minutes. Reiner Thoni, the North American champion, did 22 laps and 2750m of elevation gain to win the men's solo category. Mel Bernier took first in the solo female category with 19 laps and 2375m of elevation. In the doubles relay Paul and I won with a total of 19 laps. It was a great event! For the rest of the results check here: vert180.blogspot.ca

Now it's back to training and preparing for the rest of race season. Things are really going to take off race wise in January with three races on the books in Jackson Hole, Grand Targhee, and Whitefish. 

Thank you to everyone that came out to race, volunteer, and cheer.