Tuesday, December 28, 2010

65th Annual Snowshoe Thompson

December, 26th, 2010

Rick Reynolds

This weekend 113 Farwest racers met at Auburn Ski Club for the 65th Snowshoe Thompson classic race. Athletes were welcomed with new snow and blustery conditions. As usual ASC put forth a challenging course with excellent grooming.

Kick wax was pretty straight forward with three short layers of Toko red being the wax of choice. Glide wax was a mix of HF Red and HF Yellow. The ratios depended on start times and racer preference. Rotocorked, brushed and polished Jetstream Yellow was used as a topcoat.

Structure played a significant role with our skiers using either the Stucturite red bar or the Finite V .075 bar to address the high moisture content in the new snow.

Matt Gelso held on to his title and Beth Reid won the women’s. Strong efforts from the Truckee XC team led to 3 podium finishes with Danny Buchanan taking the top overall spot and a 3rd in his age group. Rick Reynolds and Laura Stern each won their age groups.

For complete results go to: www.farwestnordic.org

Race Photos courtesy of MacBeth Graphics

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