Kangaroo Hoppet – Start Video + Images

Video of the start of the 2010 Kangaroo Hoppet, filmed by Chris Hocking from Falls Creek:

Photos taken by Jacinta O’Neill: Continue reading

2010 Kangaroo Hoppet Race Report

Press Release from 2010 Kangaroo Hoppet

International Couple Win 2010 Kangaroo Hoppet at Falls Creek

Today the weather gods smiled on the 20th running of the Kangaroo Hoppet, Australia’s international ski marathon. Perfect racing conditions at Falls Creek treated the thousand plus competitors to a spectacular tour of the Bogong High Plains. At the elite end of the competition it was a couple of Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympians who took home the major honours – local Mt Beauty skier Esther Bottomley and her boyfriend Valerio Leccardi from Switzerland. Continue reading

Hoppet Week Massages

In support of the 2010 Kangaroo Hoppet, Tim Retchford and Tory Thomas from ‘Bodycraft’ are offering special massage rates for all Hoppet skiers and volunteers.  Bodycraft is a proud supporter of the Australian XC Ski Team, and Tim and Tory would love to see as many skiers as possible before the Hoppet, to help people feel great and be able to perform to their potential on Race Day. Continue reading

Images from the Australian Championship at Falls Creek

The following images from the Australian Championship races at Falls Creek on August 22 were taken by Peter Spittle.

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2010 Kangaroo Hoppet Start Lists

With less than a week to go until the start of the 2010 Kangaroo Hoppet the seeding is complete and the start lists are available. More information on the event can be seen at the Kangaroo Hoppet website.

2010 Kangaroo Hoppet Startlist – Alphabetical

2010 Kangaroo Hoppet Startlist – Numerical

Results – 2010 Australian Open/Junior Freestyle Races

Results from Australian Open/Junior Championship Freestyle races on August 22 at Falls Creek in PDF format: Continue reading

Results – 2010 Australian Open/Junior Classic Races

Results from Australian Open/Junior Championship Classic races on August 21 at Falls Creek in PDF format: Continue reading

2010 Marchablanca

Press release from the 2010 Marchablanca in Argentina:

Argentinas Marchablanca Goes to Cichero and Caviglia

The 24th edition of the Club Andino Ushuaias Marchablanca took place Sunday, August 15th, 2010 in the Valley of Tierra Mayor outside of Ushuaia, Argentina. Under blue skies and brilliant sun, Federico Cicchero took the mens 21km freestyle race in a time of 57:00 and Mara Caviglia covered the same course in 1:04:56 to win the womens race. Both skiers are based in Ushuaia and ski for the Club Andino Ushuaia. Continue reading

Results – Australian Sprint Time-Trial

Results from last weekend’s Australian Sprint Championship qualification time trial in PDF format:

2010 AUS Sprint Qualification – Age Classes

2010 AUS Sprint Qualification – Open

Finals results and the race report are already in this earlier post: http://ausxc.com/2010/08/18/australian-classic-sprints-at-perisher/

Australian Classic Sprints at Perisher

It was a great weekend of racing at the Perisher X-Country trails with the staging of the Australian Classic Sprints on Saturday and the combined 15/30km Australian Championships and Snowy Mountain Classic. Local Olympians Ben Sim, Alex Almoukov and Victoria’s Esther Bottomley were in action along with many other top ranked Australian athletes. We were also pleased to have 9 Korean Team members, and Bobbi Miller from Alaska in attendance providing some strong competition and adding an international flavour to the weekend. Continue reading