Sunday, December 12, 2010

Noram#1 Pursuit

I've got work early tomorrow morning, so it's time for a quick and dirty update.

It was an exciting and fun race today. The 12.5km Pursuit race has competitors starting in the position that they finished the previous day. 11 racers and 5 second gaps. Super tight race, and a lot of fun.

The first three racers, Robin Clegg, myself, and Jon Skinstad stacked up shortly after the start and skied the first lap closely together.

Coming in for the first shooting, we're still very close together.

Robin Clegg shows off his Olympic experience by shooting fast and clean, he's the first one out.

I finished shortly after with 1 miss. Jon Skinstad with 2 misses, and Joel Pacas, with 1 miss as well.

Me and my teammate, Joel Pacas, would spend the next 3 laps and 2 shootings skiing side-by-side, and going shot-for-shot in the range. On the last standing shooting, an second miss by me would leave me with one more penalty loop than Joel, giving him the win. A super tight race, and the unpredictability is what makes the sport so exciting.

Again, huge thanks to Sylvain Beaudry for taking pictures. He's a champ.

Now it's time for bed.

Men12.5 km. Finish
11Robin CleggIndependent0021337:30.8
24Joel PacasCanmore Nordic11013+1:21.1
32Beau ThompsonCanmore Nordic11024+1:33.8
43Jon SkinstadCamrose Ski Club/Augustana24219+4:52.3
55Kai SkinstadCamrose Ski Club14128+6:24.0
66Douglas BernardUS National Guard12238+7:13.3
79Karl GranrothUS National Guard12227+7:41.1
87Andrew BusseUS National Guard14207+9:44.6
98Johnny ForwardCanmore Nordic534315+10:58.4
1010Elijah MacCullochIndependent23139+14:16.8
1111Konrad ThielUtah Nordic / USBA215513+14:20.3


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