Over the holliday break, we had a time trial scheduled before we depart for Nationals in AK. Lucas and I did the very limited organizing and a over a hundred racers turned up for the start (7 actually.) We were hoping to classic ski but with the heat wave that came in over Christmas the tracks were mostly worn away, so skating won out. We skied the Oak Hill race loop at Pineland in New Gloucester, ME, which many might remember from the Eastern Cup held there two years ago. Without the loop in the field it was 6.5km, short but hard.
We had the same time-trial last year but there was a 10km and a 5km race. I didn’t right the times down but I believe Graham Egan (Midd) won the 10km for men Kate Barton (Midd) for women and Lucas Milliken (Burke) won the 5km.
This years results were
Sam Tarling (Burke) 16:20
Walt Shepard (Bowdoin) 16:21
Lucas Milliken (Burke) 16:25
Coleman Hatton (Bowdoin) 17:18
Tom Reagon (UNH) 17:24
Nate Niles (Maine Coast) 18:14
Nat Herz (Bowdoin) 18:28
Thanks to Ben Niles for the Timing!
We will most likely be doing this TT again next year, so if you are in the area join in. Half the Burke Nordic team will be heading to Anchorage tomorrow while the younger kids will be staying at Burke for some good training for the next Eastern Cup.