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2006 Thea's Race Report
By:  Pierre-Olivier Derego   (2006/03/18)


Last Sunday, The Nakkertok ski club hosted thea’s race on their northern trails. Conditions were somewhat marginal, with the rain getting pretty heavy and the temperature hovering around +4°C. The rain went on for all of the junior and women races and stopped right in time for the men’s race. The kick wax of choice was in my opinion a red klister mixed in with a bit of silver. The 6km loop, which we did twice, was very technical. It included long uphills of several minutes, technical downhills, and a bit of flat terrain. Everything was well groomed and marked. For myself, the race went pretty good, I gave a good effort on the second lap to take the open men victory. Other noticeable results are: Colleen Mortimer fastest women on the 10km course while Kristen Petersen (only midget women !!) had the fastest 6km time. Both received a thea’s race trophy.

Full results can be found on http://www.zone4.ca

For most of the region this race marked the end of the season but for some of us there is still a race at mont-saint-ann (Quebec) or a race in Maine. I encourage everyone to get out there and enjoy the beautiful spring conditions, the Gatineau Park is still in great shape.


Justin Demers wearing shorts!!! Note that he fell on a downhill and was badly scratched…

Colleen Mortimer, fastest women!

The famous Jo-Ann Holden. You can check her pictures at http://www.musicianonskis.ca

P-O enjoying the rain…

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