|Mendon Ponds Ski-O
January 17, 2010
What a surprising and delightful success of this event. , Jim Russell our resourceful
Course Setter sent out a message that
"the trail conditions are far from ideal.
Most trails have at least some snow cover…although it may be icy by morning…but many have
rocks, sticks, or leaves showing through. Some areas can be "sticky" so care should be
taken on downhills-watch for ice and debris or just ground that will grab your skis. Most trails are quite wide (either groomed or walked on a lot) with no tracks so skating is a viable option for most of the area."
ROCK SKIS ARE DEFINITELY THE ORDER OF THE DAY"
HEY!!! What a surprise and delightful success of this event (again said). The skiing
was great with just enough snow cover, above freezing temperatures, and with enough
snow cover to skate and thin enough for those of you on foot.
So, if you decided not to do this ski O - guess what! You missed lots of skiing fun. Hurrah for
you who came out to ski for fun or the ESG ( Empire State Games).
Jim did a masterfully designed Score O course. I won't go into the logistics here, but it
worked, and it was a perfect fit for the conditions and the need to have this event be an
ESG qualifier. This Ski-O happened because of Jim Russell who set out the perfect
number of controls on sketchy snow for the required courses.
ROC thanks Ken Hann of the Nordic Ski Club for including our event in "Winterfest".
We had a welcoming registration crew of Rukhsana Cofer, Carol Moran, Laurie Hunt,
and Sandi Willsey Karl Kolva gave newcomers the basics. The S/F crew were heroes of
stamina in the cold, Bob Bundy & Stina Bridgeman, you are both classic stoics and the
Vikings would be proud of you. Then there were the recovery refreshments, the delicious
goodies provided by Mary Kolva ,Sandi Wilsey, and Dayle Lavine. Last but not least,
flag pick-up-those who stayed on to help with the final details- thank you Steve Tylock,
Rick Lavine, Randy McGarvey,and Jim Pamper , even though he had broken through the
ice on a bushwack and had wet socks, he stayed to pick up flags and fulfilled his
commitment- What a Club!!
Rick and Dayle, Meet Directors
Score-O, 90 min time limit
Male Open (23)
1. Pavel Korniliev 23 70:10
2. Randy McGarvey 23 72:36
3. Erik Pieh 23 73:26
4. Sergey Dobretsov 23 75:10
5. Eric Smith 14 76:07
Female Open (20)
1. Stina Bridgeman 19 89:24
Male Masters (20)
1. Steve Tylock 20 83:47
2. Jim Pamper 20 85:11
3. Gary Maslanka 17-4=13 91:45
Female Masters (17)
1. Sandi Willsey 11 78:59
Male Grandmasters (17)
1. Rick Lavine 16 86:02
2. Edward Deller 11 76:30
Female Grandmasters (15)
1. Dayle Lavine 15 72:46
Male Scholastic (12)
1. Timothy Dobretsov 12 74:24
Score-O (non ESG)
1. Mike Lyons 23 76:07 foot
2. Nate Lyons 21 55:45 foot
3. Dick Detwiler 21 79:21 foot
4. Rob Stevens 20 82:17
5. David Levine 18-2=16 90:26
6. Jessica Hishman & Chad Borden 14 87:10
7. Anne Schwartz & Cheryl Detwiler 13 79:56 foot
8. Laurie Hunt 12 83:30 foot
9. Jim & Patty Borden 10 77:10
10. Ken Vail 10 77:10 ?
11. Inayah & Rukhsana Cofer 9 46:30 foot
12. Don Winslow 5 44:00
13. Zack Lyons 4 69:48 foot
14. Patrick Rault 16-12=4 95:55 foot
White 2.8 km.
1. Diana & Neal Melveney 53:00
2. Barb, Alex & Abby Schroo 64:00
3. Pat Young,
Ron, Laurel & Heather Wellman 73:00
4. Brian Tomaszewski 75:50
5. Katya & Kayla Stevens 76:27
6. Carol Moran 71:58
7. Regina Doran DNF
8. Virginia & Mina Stevens DNF