By Sarah Newton
Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club
Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club hosted the first in the Okanagan Cup Series of races this Sunday, December 29. 215 competitors classic skied either a 1.5 km, 2.5 km, 3.5 km, 5 km, or 10 km course. Our club had an excellent turnout with 49 skiers taking part. Highlights are as follows:
Simon Blackie (Midget Boys 3.5 km);
Alana Brittin (Midget Girls 3.5 km);
Brittany Evans (Junior Girls 10 km); and
Gina Cinelli (Junior Girls 10 km, Revelstokian skiing for Larch Hills Nordic)
Nelson Luxmoore (Bantam Boys 2.5 km); and
Bronte Viznaugh (Junior Woman 10 km)
Elizabeth Elliott (Midget Girl 3.5 km);
Tayla Koerber (Junior Girls 10 km); and
Kellen Viznaugh (Junior Boys 10 km, Revelstokian skiing for Larch Hills Nordic)
Other notable finishes:
4th Beth Granstrom;
5th Kate Granstrom; and
4th Jaclyn Elliott
Revelstoke Nordic atom skiers (7 and under) were on fire on the trails. First place went to Cameron Norrie, Sophie Van Oort, Natalia Morrone, and Fiona Woodman. Skiing to second place were Lillian Vickers, Livia McMechan, and Isobel Wilson, and a strong third place was earned by Lia Morrow.
Canadian Sit-Ski Champion, Emily Suchy raced with able bodied skiers and finished 4th in the 10 km event.
Trail conditions, organization, and timing were all outstanding at the race today thanks to a crew of over 50 volunteers. Revelstoke Nordic skiers are off to Prince George for the first BC Cup race of the season where they will test their mettle against skiers from the rest of the province.
Here are some great images from the race: