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Orford Quebec Haywood Noram Interval Start Classic 5/10km
By:  Lee Hawkings   (2012/02/15)

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XC Ottawa just got back from the Noram Championships in Orford Quebec this weekend. We had some great racing and great results from everyone!

Saturday the men raced an exciting 10km while the women raced a fast 5km. The races were interval start and each race was only one loop (meaning the men skied one ten km lap). It was an interesting race for many of us who arrived on Friday night, racing a course that we had not pre-skied but everyone seemed to get through it well.

The women went out first and were led by Megan who placed a very impressive 5th overall. Congratulations Megan and keep these results coming! Sheila was not too far behind in 18th while Ingrid finished a solid 20th overall (7th in U23). Kyla and Vesta continued their season long battle finishing less than 2 seconds apart in 23rd and 24th places respectively (Kyla was also 8th in U23). Katie also had a great race, fighting through a cold to come 33rd (9th in U23).

The men headed out on their race. It was a super fast and close race but Lee finished at the top for XC Ottawa in 13th (7th U23) a mere 3 seconds ahead of Karl and less than 2 seconds behind XC Ottawa alumni Colin Abbott. Peter had a solid day to finish 31st (17th U23) and Matthias and Andre were very close in 34th and 35th also only 3 seconds apart!

A huge thanks to coach and head wax tech John Suuronen as well as our two fantastic wax helpers Craig Storey and Nic Clifford. We had some awesome skis!

What did we have on our boards?

Grip = Vauhti Super Binder + Vauhti K15 + Vauhti Grip powder

Glide = Vauhti LF Green + Vauhti HF Green + Vauhti Blackfox

 

Full results: http://www.zone4.ca/results.asp?ID=4568&cat=all

 

Pictures (Photo Credit: Motion 360)

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