Wednesday, October 29, 2014

We had our fourth year of racing up Mt Kearsarge thanks to organizer John LaChance.

Here are the results:

October 26, 2014
5th Mt. Kearsarge Roller Ski Race - 3.5 miles
Place Name Time Age Notes
1 Lewis Nottonson 0:27:44 17
2 Gavin McEwen 0:28:24 17
3 Adam Glueck 0:28:43 15
4 Ryan Kelly 0:29:53 33 Classic
5 Will Rhatigan 0:30:17 16
6 Max LaChance 0:32:15 18 Face plant at start.  Ouch!
7 James Kitch 0:33:12 14
8 Julia Kern 0:33:25 17
9 Gunther Kern 0:34:11 51
10 Rob Bradlee 0:34:53 57
11 Kathy Maddock 0:35:24 49
12 Jackson Hardin 0:36:21 14
13 Talia Seltzer 0:37:22 16
14 Meg Yoder 0:37:51 18
15 Clara Cousins 0:38:07 18
16 Dag Holmboe 0:40:20 55 Classic
17 Barry Kitch 0:41:09 49
18 Allie Skahen 0:43:43 17
19 Arturo Johnson 0:43:58 15
20 Lydia Yoder 0:49:27 15
Matthew Doyle ~34 mins? Broken ski at start, ran up barefoot w/ poles!!
Congratulations to Meg Yoder and Lewis Nottonson for completing the race 4 years in a row!  The most of any participant.

Lewis demonstrating winning form

Gavin chasing

Rhatigan Will being tough as usual

James and Julia motoring along

Coach Rob smiling at how fast the CSU Juniors are (that is not a grimace of pain)

Coach Kathy thinking about the pie she will be winning

Jackson smoothly ascending the mountain

Talia had a very strong race

Meg sets a PR over two minutes faster than last year

Clara was right behind Meg, also crushing her previous time

CSU Juniors hiking up Kearsarge after the race.  Also with the group Max from SMS and Adam from Ford-Sayre.  Everyone is welcome!

Why race up a mountain?  Lydia shows us: to win a pie!

Many thanks to John LaChance (on the right) who hiked up and down the 6K road with a 24 lb leaf blower on his back to "groom" the course.  And organized the whole event.
Thank you to Doro Kern for all the great photos.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Paddy's Pub Shillelagh Shuffle 3 Mile and the Climbing Gym!

Julia banged out a good race at Paddy's Shillelagh Shuffle (Julia is Irish????) and took first place in her age group last Sunday while a bunch of us had a blast at the Watertown rock gym climbing for a few hours with Gunther and Doro.  I know when to show up for the really fun stuff and hanging out, quite literally, with the best ski team! (Photos from Doro)

Julia hammering

Julia getting a photo with ex-CSU runner Bob Fitz (NE Runner) for 1st place in her age group.  Bob and I used to bang heads in races long ago!

Violet learning to belay under Gunther's watchful eye

And scampering up the wall!

Lots of climbing going on

Gunther showing off his moves

Belaying and watching.  Who's the old fart?

CSU Rules the walls!

Maddy hanging out on a tough overhanging climb

Only the small nubs

Julia, on the wall

Sunday, October 19, 2014

CSU Rollerski Race Coming Soon!

The annual CSU rollerski race will be Nov. 2 starting at 9:30 in N. Andover. The race is classic on an almost 15K course.  Hope to see you there and if you aren't racing I could use some assistance with registration and directing skiiers out on the course.  Any questions, shoot me an email at:

Lincoln Scarecrow 5K

Some CSUers at the Lincoln Scarecrow 5K today!   Photos from Linda  (Tempelman) Telfer

Jody, Claire and Brian after the race
Claire T -- 1st in age/gender group
Sherry Haydock - 2nd in age/gender group
Jodi - 1st in age/gender group

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Waltham 5k XC Running Race

 Julia (3rd Place Women)

 The CSU Team!
 Lewis (2nd Place Overall)
 Gunther (Age Group Winner)
Overall Winner!