A very successful and snowy Tay Valley Loppet was held on Sunday Feb 12.
For full results go to http://runninggoattiming.com/results/rgtresults/
The skier roster was full with 75 skiers registered by Friday morning, 2 days before the race.
At 10 am– 2.5 and 5 km freestyle cookie races (5 km for all ages, 2.5 km for 10 and under).
11 AM—the 10 km short Loppet and 20 km classic Loppet.
The 20 km Loppet is part of the Ontario Masters Loppet Points Series.
Top 3 women overall 20 km
1—Lisa Meyer of Ottawa and XC Chelsea Masters club
2—Heather Tkalec of Ottawa and XC Chelsea Masters club (in a kilt!)
3—Susan Atherley of Kanata and Nakkertik Nordic
Top 3 men overall classic 20 km
1—Nathan Underwood of Chelsea and xc zone
2—Ed deLaplante of Ottawa and XC Chelsea Masters
3—Trevor Plestid of Ottawa and XC Chelsea Masters
Top 3 overall 10 km short loppet, classic. Note the age variation here!!!
1—Anna Vigeron of Kanata and Kanata Nordic (age 17)
2—Doug Hollingsworth of Tay Valley Ski Club (age 76)
3—Kandace Brown of Perth and Tay Valley Ski club (age 42)
The top boy and girl age 19 or under in the 10 km race won ski poles. This year the poles went to Anna Vigeron, age 17, and Ryan Lambley of Kanata, age 13.
These skiers ski two races, both the 5 km freestyle and 10 km classic races.
Times are added together. Amazingly, Ramsey edged Robert out by only 7 seconds!!
1—Ramsey Hart of Perth and Tay Valley Ski Club, time 76:95
2—Robert Mears of Perth and Tay Valley Ski Club, time 77:02
5 km freestyle cookie race, age 20 +
1—Ricardo Marius of Ottawa
2—Karen Jardine of Ottawa
5 km freestyle cookie race, under age 19
1—Max Benda ,12
2—Rosalie Vigeron, 12
3—Helen McCulligh, 12
2.5 km freestyle cookie race, age 10 and under
1—Ben Zabel, 10
2—Robson Scott, 6
3—Chephren Scott, 8
Thanks to all of our volunteers, especially the dedicated groomers David Reesor, Jack Roe, Brad Mills, and David Salte, and our Loppet Coordinator, Nancy Gaudreau, for the hours of work necessary to produce a successful event.
And thanks to Simon Lunn for all of the photography.