My first race of 2013 was the 7.5km Summerstown Forest Snowshoe Race held near Cornwall, Ontario on Saturday. It was a very warm day, but there was plenty of snow on the wooded trails to accommodate the race.
The first quarter of the race was fairly flat and meandering through a nice wooded area, and then the middle part of the course wound through a hilly forest with deep and tough snow conditions before ending with a flatter section again. It was a beautiful trail system, which always makes a race more enjoyable.
I felt fairly decent throughout the race, and it was good to be back on snowshoes for a race. Short races like this are a much higher intensity than ultras, and it is fun to change it up.
The women's race was dominated by Natasha Elliot, who finished in 44:43. I was second in 52:07, and Lynn Giroux was third in 55:02.
Full Report and Results.
|Photo: Erika Glasberg, Cornwall Standard Freeholder|
The next race in the series is Frontenac Park this Saturday the 19th. The entire series is listed here.