Feb 012019

There is a lot going on. This winter keeps flipping between arctic and balmy conditions. Our race calendar has adapted, and we have been able to pack in a pretty good season. In case you haven’t heard there is quite a bit left, and if you can you should hit the trail and join in. This winter will end eventually, so make the best of it while you can.

Results updates are ongoing: Here

Winona Forest Tourathon is Saturday February 9th, Super fun Family oriented 12.5K, 25K &50K for the more ambitious. Conditions are beautiful, it is well worth the trip

Hurtathon is Sunday the 10th, Freestyle at Gore, plenty of races to choose from, sweet prizes (literally)

The following weekend brings the Saratoga Mini Marathon (which needs no introduction) and the Glenville Hills Classic (which is a great race to preview this seasons NYSSRA Championship Course

Too Much is going on to spend time writing about it all. Make the time to compete for your Local Club this season.

The points Series is tightening up. NYSEF And Rochester have dominated a few big races, but have not attended every race, allowing HURT, PERU, Saratoga, and GHN-ADK Vauhti to scoop up  some points.

Quick Recap: NYSEF Dominated at Gore. Rochester followed close behind. Aiden Burt and ANNA SCHRIEFER took top spots Saturday. Then Hazardous weather was not enough to stop the race Sunday. Not Surprisingly Paul Alison pulled off his third solid victory of the season, ADRIAN HAYDEN, Colton Martin, and ANNA SCHRIEFER, Marli Damp, and CAMERON MCDANIEL also took gold.

After a weekend at Gore, jrs headed north to race an eastern cup and qualify for the JR trips. Doug Diehl won the Charles Lamandola Classic,and Matt Bellizi held of somebody who used to beat* Olympian Andy Newell for a decisive win in whiteout conditions at the rescheduled New Years Resolution Race. The Polar bear send out an army of U8, and U6 Bill Koch racers in a generous but ultimately futile effort to pack the trail.

*for the record, Andy was 5 back then Podium photo Newell, Bellizi, Seyse

This weekend and Next there are Clinics being put on by NYSSRA’s southern Shwangunk club.

:: Free Cross-Country Ski Clinics ::

– Sunday, February 3rd, 12-3pm
– Sunday February 10th, 12-3pmAll ages are welcome, K-adult!
Beginner to advanced skill levels.LOCATION: Mohonk Mountain House.
– Park in the Gatehouse Parking Lot.
– Tell the Attendants you are participating in the ski clinic and they’ll waive the parking fee and entrance fee.
– Each participant will need to fill out Mohonk’s Assumption of Risk Waiver. For children under 18, a parent must fill out the form and sign it. You can get the form ahead of time at skithegunks.com under the “Events” tab. Or fill it out when you arrive.

Appreciated but not required. skithegunks@gmail.com or send us a message on Facebook

– Clinics will be held by the New Paltz and Wallkill Nordic Ski Teams, Parents, and members of the Shawangunk Nordic Ski Association.

– You may rent the night before or day of the clinics at Rock and Snow in New Paltz or EMS in Gardiner
– Rent equipment at Rock and Snow in New Paltz for a discounted price of $10 for the day. Let them know if you are going to classic or skate ski. Skate style boots are limited.
– You may bring your own equipment.


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