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Report- Northshore Inline Marathon- From The Middle Of The Pack

Check out Northshore 2008 – from the middle of the pack for Guy Roget’s report from the Northshore Inline Marathon.

I was in Wave 3, my goal to finish in 2:05, and hope for a good enough effort to finish under 2:00. My race strategy: follow the spandex, stay in pace lines as much as possible, and try for something like 57/63 splits (had done 62/68 as a warm-up a couple weeks prior). Pros, Elites, A/Bs, Wave 1 and 2 were off, and it was our time to go. And then we were off – fast.

Great race; great experience. Definitely want to come back next year. And try to fit another marathon in earlier in the season. From what others told me, it may be hard to top the Northshore experience elsewhere. I can believe that, but will hopefully find more great marathons out there.

Report- Chiemsee Half Marathon

Click here for a report on the Chiemsee Half Marathon.

In what was hopefully going to be a lovely trip around the lake, with a number of Hill climbs, turnt out to be a wet driving rain trip at 7 degree’s with no doubt a chill factor of about Zero, a real pity for the organizors.

Ladies

1/ NicoleBegg ………………….47mins 30.14 sec.
2/ Melanie Bayrhof…………….50mins 12.34.
3/ Gabriele Breunig…………….50mins 12.53.
4/ Irene Raab…………………….50mins 12.93.
5/ Melanie Knoff………………..50mins 13.38.
6/ Alisa Gutermuth……………..55mins 03.33.

Men

1/ Simon Strobel………………..45mins 48.22 sec.
2/ Patrick Knoff…………………46mins 39.56.
3/ Christen Kraus……………….46mins 40.39.
4/ Wolfgang Schindler…………46mins 41.11.
5/ Thomas Huber……………….46mins 12.19.
6/ Diemo Gorschboth………….47mins 32.89

Pictures- Ottawa Inline Skating Festival

Click here for Sigrid Ziegler’s pictures from the Ottawa Inline Skating Festival.


Photo from Sigrid Ziegler

Rumours- Lake Placid Olympics Oval Opening

Rumours have been circulating that the Lake Placid Long Track Olympic Oval is not planning on opening until the 21st of December, and that it will only be open on holiday weeks.

The following is part of an e-mail that I received earlier today. The e-mail negates the rumour, saying that the oval would be open;

12-13 is the tentative opening date weather permitting

It will be open as in the past during the week and weekends with speed skating sessions

12-20-21 is the Dimon Sports marathon

1/3-4 is the Charles Jewtraw all-round

1/17-18 is the Jack Shea Sprints

Andrew Love: Skating For Starbucks

I really like the following quote from Andrew Love’s Skating for Starbucks

Skating gives and skating takes away, and that is why we do it~ Andrew Love


I called Starbucks right when I made the decision to come back, and asked if they’d sponsor me again and they said absolutely, and were more than supportive of my decision. It was very uplifting and motivating. ‘- caption- Netanya Mintz on Zen And The Art Of Speed Skating

SpeedSK8rs: Biel WADA Testing

SpeedSK8rs.com recently published an article called Biel: WADA TESTING.

Following preposterous rumours and unacceptable commentaries in public forums, Mr Presti would like to issue a statement in regards his alleged avoidance to comply with a sudden WADA anti-doping control right after Biel’s race. Please note that such WADA procedure was unbeknown to athletes, team managers and even to WIC organizers.

Results & Reports- Canadian Short Track World Cup Qualifiers

You can find many reports and results from the recent Canadian Short Track World Cup qualifying competition recently held in Vancouver…

…on or thanks to Patinage de Vitesse Courte Piste;

..on Speed Skating Canada;


Charles Hamelin and Olivier Jean in the 1500m final‘- photo from Jeff Bough and caption from Speed Skating Canada

…on Ohno Zone;