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

Results – 2010 KAC Cross Country

The 2010 KAC Cross Country from Perisher to Charlotte pass was held last Wednesday. The first man across the line was Ben Sim and the first woman was Esther Bottomley.

The KAC Cross Country committee announces with regret the death of Mr. Bill Findlay (a member of Technology Ski Club) who passed away while competing in the 2010 KAC race. Bill had competed 16 times in the KAC/Martini race over many years. KAC sends its condolences to Bill’s family.

Full results are available here in PDF format: 2010 KAC Overall Results

Other results including club and age group results are available on the KAC Website

Results – Snowy Mountains Classic

The 2010 Snowy Mountains Classic on Sunday August 15 also incorporated the Australian 15/30km Championship. Aimee Watson won the 15km Freestyle ahead of Lee Eun Kyung (KOR) Ju Hye Ri (KOR). The second and third Australians were Lescinska Grimmer and Belinda Phillips. In the 30km Freestyle Ben Sim won ahead of NSW team-mates Alex Almoukov and Chris Darlington. Continue reading

Boonoona Open – 2010

Racing in Cross Country Week 2010 in Perisher and surrounding areas started in the traditional way with the running of the Boonoona Open. This may sound unremarkable, except that everything is remarkable about this season. It was very uncertain that there would be a Cross Country Week in 2010 at all until a few days before the event. Just enough snow has fallen and been regularly topped up to ensure that the Boonoona and the other events will happen as they should.

Thanks to NPWS, a dedicated groomer and just enough snowfall, the Boonoona and other XC Week events are being held on well-groomed tracks and with all the expected trappings of winter (i.e. shocking weather for the KAC).

Thanks also to Boonoona Ski Club and City Tatts for their ongoing support of the Nordic Shelter and NSW cross country skiers.

Results from the Boonoona Open can be accessed through the attached link.



Results – Snowfarm ANC Freestyle Races

The 2010 Australia – New Zealand Cup races at the Snowfarm in New Zealand finished up today with three of the Australians on the podium.  See below for full results in PDF format.

2010 ANC Results – Women 5km & Men 10km Freestyle

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