Wednesday, October 25, 2017

CSU Fall Classic Rollerski Race Nov. 5

Photos courtesy of Chris City

The 28th annual CSU Fall Classic Rollerski race takes place Sunday Nov. 5 in N. Andover.  The race is classic, 2 laps for seniors and masters, 1 lap for juniors (you can do 2 if you want).  Race starts at 9:30 am.  Beware daylight savings!

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The 2017 CSU Fall Classic Roller-Ski Race
Hosted by the Cambridge Sports Union
Proceeds to Support FOLJMS (The Friends of Leo J Martin Skiing)
Date: Sunday, November 5, 2017
Start: 9:30am
Entry Fee: $12 
Course: 2 lap course, approx. 15km (7.5 for Juniors) over rolling suburban streets
Technique: Classic
Location: Playground on Milk St. and Johnson St, North Andover, Mass.

Mail Entries: Jamie Doucett Info:    Call at 978-475-6323
26 Lincoln Street Email:
Andover, MA.  01810

 Name: Sex:        M               F
  Address: ` Age on Race Day      
 Ski Type: 

In consideration of your acceptance of this entry, I, intending to be legally bound, hereby, for myself, for my heirs, executors and administrators waive and release any and all sponsors and their representatives, CSU, NENSA, and the Town of North Andover from any and all rights and claims for damages I may have arising out of any injuries and illnesses suffered by me in this event.  I attest and verify that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for the completion of this event.  I have read the entry information provided and certify my compliance by my signature below.  I also understand entry fees that I pay are non-refundable.

 Signature: Parent/Guardian

 (if under 18 years of age)

Monday, October 23, 2017

Picture-Perfect Autumn Weather Greets CSU-X Athletes in 2017 Boston Mayor's Cup XC Race

In picture-perfect autumn weather, CSU-X runners Linden, Ben, and Alex (led by coaches Pat Giersch and Eric Vandendries) all made strong showings on Sunday, October 22, at the 2017 Boston Mayor's Cup Franklin Park 5K XC race.

Ben led the pack for the CSU-X racers, pushing past Linden in the final 100 meters with a strong sprint and final push across the finish line. Ben and Linden both finished with sub-20-minute times (32nd and 33rd overall, respectively), with Alex following in under 22 minutes after cramping up on the third lap.

Leigh Niedeck also competed in the Youth 10 and Under 1.1 mile race and finished a strong 17th overall.

Congratulations to all who participated and thanks again to Pat and Eric for their yeoman coaching efforts.

More photos of the runners below: