Saturday, November 14, 2015

LJM Cleanup

A few photos of some of the CSUers helping to clean up at LJM last weekend.  Its always good to see them do some work!  

Sunday, November 8, 2015

CSU Fall Classic Rollerski Race
Sunny, high 40s, breezy

For the first time in about 3 years we had a beautiful fall day for the race.  Last year it snowed on lap 2, so this was much nicer with warm sunshine and the usual wind to keep it feeling fall-like.  I completely missed all the action up front as the Jr and Harvard men took off pretty quickly, setting up a nice train up the first hill.  With my usual lack of warmup at this race I just tried to settle in and not blow a gasket on the first hill.  Robert passed on the left and so I started chasing all the way down the long downhill, eventually getting back by him and chasing the Harvard women and Clara.  This set up a really fun race for the next 1.5 laps all the way to the finish with Clara and Hannah and I changing positions a few times and all three of us chasing Annie.  On the final straight it was DP hammer time and Annie stayed in front, with Clara next, then me just getting by Hannah.  Robert was in no-man’s land with no one to chase while Victor was providing the perfect draft for Lili for a while.  Up front Soren ran away from the others, taking first quite handily with Liam taking 2nd and Will taking 3rd.  Andy and Jacob duked it out for more than a lap.  On the women’s side Nina easily prevailed.

Thanks all for coming to the race and for those that helped make it happen:  Evan Doucett and Kate Yoder on timing and Gordon, Elfar, Julie and Corey for watching the corners and to the N. Andover police who controlled traffic for the start of the race.   And, thanks to Chris City for providing some great photos.

Junior Men                                        Time

1.         James Kitch                             19:21
2.         Jackson Hardin                       19:29
3.         Jacob Jampel                           21:59
4.         Thor Elfarsson                         26:39

Masters Men (1 lap)

1.         Barry Kitch                             26:27
2.         Jim Pingeon                             35:06

Junior Women

1.         Lydia Yoder                           27:19
2.         Chloe Pingeon                         35:05

Senior Women                                   Lap 1              Final Time

1.         Nina Armstrong                      20:53               41:42
2.         Annie Harvieux                       22:50               45:09
3.         Clara Cousins                          23:02               45:12
4.         Hannah Hardenbergh              23:01               45:16
5.         Lili Koffman                           24:57               49:50

Senior/Masters Men             

1.         Soren Anderson                      18:32               36:25
2.         Liam Molshine                        18:59               37:32  
3.         Will Rhatigan                          19:24               39:30
4.         Haakan Sigurslid                     21:18               42:32
5.         Conner Green                         21:47               43:33
6.         Andy Milne                             21:57               43:59
7.         Jacob Meyerson                      21:58               44:57
8.         Jamie Doucett                         23:03               45:14
9.         Robert Faltus                          23:20               47:18
10.       Victor Golovkin                      24:51               49:06

Soren leads out the field at the top of the 1st hill

James and Will hammering

Haakan, Nina and Jacob Jampel

Clara, Hannah, Annie, Jamie up the 1st hill


Jacob leading out Andy

Clara, Jamie, Hannah and Robert

Victor providing the perfect draft

Monday, November 2, 2015