The race started at 8:00 and Ed took off fast in the lead. I managed to get firmly into second place by the end of the climb but Nick blew by me with 2.5k to go on the descent. I managed to hold onto third with another skimo racer finishing behind in 4th. Good representation from ski racers in the lead group. Ed set a new course record (1hr 50min).Definitely a fun race on an incredible course. There was just enough competition to keep it interesting. With the $40 entry fee, it does not fall into the “cheap” category of races, especially considering the race-support. The race will certainly improve with more racers and competition. There was a photographer on the course so hopefully I will be able to find some photos to add later on.
Link to results: Escape Route
Pique News Article: here
- LaSportiva Raptor Shoes
- Alpina TibetMT Sunglasses
- Patagonia Strider Shorts
- Helly Hansen Longsleeve Shirt
- MEC handheld water bottle (400ml water)
- 2 GU Packets
- Garmin 310XT HRM
Looking back, I should have chosen a much smaller water bottle and left behind the gels for such a short race.