“Good race today. My form is good this week which I didn’t feel in the Nor-Am’s leading up to the championships. It was a great day for Canada, I think. We had great skis and had quite a few athletes in the quarters. We were racing in very poor air quality. I’ve never smoked a pack of cigarettes in my life, but I definitely made up for that today by racing in the smog. I’m looking forward to the rest of the championships”
Racing in Prince George continues today with a classic sprint. The week finishes with a 15km mass start skate and a 4x5km relay on Thursday and Saturday. There's a good chance more hardware will be coming back home before the week is done!
Meanwhile, Colin has been racing the University circuit in the North-Eastern states and Ontario. At an EISA carnival in Maine, Colin won the 20km classic mass start and placed 6th in the 10km skate. He teamed up at the Ontario University Athletics Championships (OUAs) with Steffan Lloyd to win the team sprint for Carleton University. In the 6.6km classic race the next day, Colin won by 30 seconds over second place to take gold again. At the Eastern Canadian Championships consistent racing put Colin top ten in every race for the weekend with the best result coming from the 15km classic mass start where he placed 6th.
Here are some pictures from January racing. Thanks to Michael Solomon for the shots:
More quarterfinal action.