XCFeedsFinal Ski race of the year… Ski to Sea 7.5km

Avatar chad.greggMay 31, 2010

Chad and Hons battling to the finish line (timing cards in hand) Photo: Bellingham Herald

Mom and Dad Camping Out the night before the big race

I like to camp

Warm Temperatures but plenty of snow at Mt. Baker. Fun Fact: Mt. Baker holds the record for the most snow fall in a season 1,140 inches (1999)

Mom and Chad post race

How sweet is it to have a ski race in May?  Each year the Ski to Sea multi-sport relay race kicks off with a xc ski race on Memorial Day Weekend Sunday.  This year was one of the most competitive fields ever.  Ivan Babikov made the trip and he is one of the best climbers in the world (plus he was 5th at the Olympics)

A blast of dynamite starts the 450+ cross country skiers.  A pack of 10-15 elite skiers formed pretty quickly at the front of the race.  I started off conservatively and let drafting and my skis do most of the work on the downhills.  We began the big climb (9-10 min) and Babikov, Koos and I had a small gap on the field.  About halfway up Koos showed signs of tiring and Ivan started breaking away.  I decided to just go for it and made a surge to bridge the gap.  I haven’t skied near Ivan very much but it was easy to see why he is such a good climber.  He pulled over to let me lead but I didn’t have much interest in that and stayed behind.  After asking me several times to take a pull I reluctantly went to the front.  I wanted to do my fair share of the work, but perhaps this was a mistake.  With about 1km to go Ivan took the lead and a few feet slowly turned into 24 seconds.  Still a great race for me and a good position for my team Sportmans Challet.  I tagged off to my high school friend Sol Woras for the downhill ski.

Me, Martin, Dave, Torin and Kent enjoying a long cool down. Martin (15th Vasaloppet gave us some good double pole tips and advice, thanks!)

Results

1 00:00:00 1 00:00:00 Ivan Babikov 00:18:15 74 Boss Construction Competitive Open
2 00:00:24 2 00:00:24 Brian Gregg 00:18:39 60 Sportsman Chalet Competitive Open
3 00:01:06 3 00:01:06 Eric Bjornsen 00:19:21 3 TEAM ISLAGIATT Competitive Open
4 00:01:12 4 00:01:12 Martin Rosvall 00:19:27 18 Boomer’s Drive-In Competitive Open
5 00:01:29 5 00:01:29 Dan Roycroft 00:19:44 1 clippercanoes.com Competitive Open
6 00:01:41 6 00:01:41 Torin Koos 00:19:56 35 Barron Heating Competitive Open
7 00:01:43 7 00:01:43 Josh Smullin 00:19:58 75 Boss Construction 4 Western Football Competitive Open
8 00:02:00 1 00:00:00 Kent Murdoch 00:20:15 471 Boss Construction, MASTERS Masters
9 00:02:31 8 00:02:31 Sam Naney 00:20:46 50 POS-X Competitive Open
10 00:02:45 9 00:02:45 Jed Hinkley 00:21:00 27 BAGELRY Competitive Open
11 00:04:03 10 00:04:03 Sarah Konrad 00:22:18 61 Dr. Hogan’s Heroes Competitive Open
12 00:04:07 1 00:00:00 David Christopherson 00:22:22 494 Win or Die Veterans
13 00:04:10 1 00:00:00 Dasha Gaiazova 00:22:25 39 BOUNDARY BAY BREWERY Competitive Women
14 00:04:16 2 00:02:16 Rune Harkestad 00:22:31 475 @tdcurran Masters
15 00:04:34 11 00:04:34 Joshua Korn 00:22:49 53 Frank and Lola Competitive Open
16 00:04:36 2 00:00:29 Olav Stana 00:22:51 488 Bank of the Pacific Veterans
17 00:04:45 12 00:04:45 Karl Hochtl 00:23:00 73 Nomad GCS Competitive Open
18 00:05:04 1 00:00:00 Jacob Hartsoch 00:23:19 128 BEAVERS TREE SERVICE Whatcom County Open
19 00:05:11 3 00:03:11 Vesa Suomalainen 00:23:26 470 Pape Rents/Bobcat West Masters
20 00:05:48 13 00:05:48 Inge Scheve 00:24:03 28 Questionable Motives Competitive Open
21 00:05:52 2 00:00:48 Steve George 00:24:07 167 RunningShoes.com Whatcom County Open
22 00:05:59 14 00:05:59 Mike Argue 00:24:14 2 MRSAnaries Competitive Open
23 00:06:22 1 00:00:00 Evan Turner 00:24:37 451 Made in the Methow-Mazama Store High School
24 00:07:05 1 00:00:00 Luke Heckrodt 00:25:20 511 Moore Sharp Heckrodts On the Way Family
25 00:07:24 1 00:00:00 Chad Gregg 00:25:39 214 Self Serve Recreational Open
26 00:07:27 3 00:02:23 Chad Honsinger 00:25:42 125 Chisels of Fury Whatcom County Open
27 00:07:35 2 00:00:11 Kristina Owen 00:25:50 312 Viking Football Alumns For Bring Back WWU Football Recreational Open
28 00:07:39 3 00:00:15 Bruce Christopherson 00:25:54 340 RAM / WATTS Recreational Open
29 00:08:18 1 00:00:00 Dan Froula 00:26:33 123 CrossFit X Whatcom County Mixed
30 00:08:21 4 00:03:17 Vern Latta 00:26:36 166 HOMECRAFTERS NORTHWEST Whatcom County Open

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