2011 Canberra Rollerski Race Results

The 2011 Canberra Rollerski Races in brief…

Chris Darlington was the fastest male and Anna Trnka the fastest female in the 2.2km Classic Hill Climb.

Ben Sim won the 10km Freestyle Criterium in a photo finish from Cameron Morton.

Alex Gibson was the fastest male and Anna Trnka the fastest female in the 6km Freestyle Criterium.

Just 3 seconds separated the top 3 in the 2km Criterium, with Saskia Auer just ahead of Felicia Auer and Matt Wright.

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National Rollerski Event April 23 – New Hill Climb Venue

The National Rollerski Event is still on this Saturday April 23 in Canberra, however the location of the hill climb time trial has been changed. It will now be held on the bike path over past the back side of Black Mountain, starting down near the old Caswell Drive and finishing at the back of the suburb of Cook. The course is about 2.2km long and will be run in classic technique using an interval start format. Registration will be half-way along Bindubi St, see map below. Continue reading

Grimmer wins California Silver Rush

On April 16th Nick Grimmer become the first Australian since Finn Marsland in the mid 90s to win the California Silver Rush. The Silver Rush is a 30km event held in conjunction with the 45km Gold Rush. Grimmer started strong and soon developed a comfortable lead winning by over eight minutes.

“I was very happy with the results, i had only skied once since February 28th and with the race being held at an altitude over 2000 meters I did not think a good result possible. The race started simultaneously with the 45km Gold Rush and i skied the first 5km in the top pack before dropping back to around 6th overall. It was great to be able to turn into the finish after 30km and i did not envy the rest of my pack as they continued on to do another lap. ”

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National Rollerski Event April 23

After a break of many years rollerski events are set to be held in Australia again. On Saturday April 23 Ski & Snowboard Australia is putting on two events in Canberra – the Mt Stromlo Hill Climb and the CIT Criterium. Continue reading

Backcountry Film Festival

Showing in Melbourne, next week April 12.

The Backcountry Film Festival has been going since 2005 and aims to showcase films which celebrate the winter outdoors.
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