Flying Moose 20km Classic
Today at Pine Hill, the Bethel Outing Club took the wheel and hosted the annual (world famous!) 20km Flying Moose Classic. We entered our whole team, most of whom toed the line for their first 20k ever! Dick Taylor says, “Once you’ve raced a 20k, everything else seems short!”
We had a star studded field today, with Leslie Krichko racing on the women’s side (Winter Olympics, cross country skiing, Lake Placid 1980, Calgary 1988)! Luckily Sadie and alum Molly beat her to the line!
A few miles north at Black Mountain, the EISA wrapped up Eastern Region NCAA racing for the season – which trickles down to finalizing the USSA Junior National qualifying list for New England…. so a BIG congratulations to Sadie, who has qualified for her first Junior National Championship! See you in Fairbanks, Sadie!
And our assistant coach Jeremy took a weekend vacation to do some… “research” at the 2013 American Birkebeiner in Hayward, WI. Initial text message reports are that the final 20k were painful. Good job Blazar!