15km Classic Canmore Noram

Callum Watson

The day to really test myself on the classic skis finally came on an extremely demanding course. As I was saying in previous posts, this course is my bread and butter for classic skiing with steep long climbs and just enough rest in between each to really maintain a solid pace.


The great news is that my pacing was right on – fastest on the first lap, then negative split’d on the last lap compared with laps 2 and 3. The unfortunate news was that my skis were not quite up to standard. The wax choice was spot on as Pk had good skis, however I opted for a lot of kick (grip wax) to ensure I would climb with no troubles. This however significantly effected ski speed. Probably the most devastating part of the race was catching a starter in front of me who was obviously suffering big time…

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