Vic Ski Chase update – Rocky Valley Rush

After the unfortunate cancellation of three of the Vic Ski Chase events due to insufficient snow, the competition is up and running again after the successful running of the Rocky Valley Rush.  Many thanks to the team at Birkebeiner Nordic Ski Club who once again put on a great event in what was promising to be very challenging conditions.  Somehow they managed to put together a race with a tail-wind for 90% of the course.

Full results can be accessed here: MensSkiChaseResultsInterim19Aug2013  WomensSkiChaseResultsInterim19Aug2013  .  All details of the competition can be found on our sponsor Skike Australia’s web page here: http://www.skike.com.au/victorian-ski-chase.html .

In the women’s competition a couple of recent registrations saw the Oldis sisters rocket into second and fourth place, with Kerryn Rim and Belinda Phillips holding on to first and third places respectively after solid performances in the Rocky valley Rush.  With one event to go (Hoppet/Birkebeiner/Joey) there appear to be only two people capable of challenging Kerryn’s strong lead, the very promising XC skiing new-comers, Brianna and Aliena Oldis.

In the men’s competition Kevin Tory has an unbeatable lead, demonstrating the old maxim “you’ve got to be in it to win it”.  Ben Derrick and Ian Franzke are currently in second and third place respectively, but they could face serious challenges from Bruce Ellis, Paul Waller and Merve Trease this Saturday.  (Remember only your best two Falls Creek events are included in the points tally.)

A reminder that there’s $1200 in prize money up for grabs for participants aged 25 and under, with the top 10 male and female point scorers going into the draw for a $600 prize each.  At present we have only four eligible females and seven eligible males in the competition.  The odds are looking pretty good for these few people.  So if you are aged 25 and under and you have competed in any of the Vic Ski chase events (and/or plan to compete in the Hoppet/Birkebeiner/Joey on Saturday) sign up via the link below and you may very well find yourself included in the cash prize draw.

To register click on this link http://tinyurl.com/victorianskichase.

Another reminder, each Ski Chase event entered earns you a ticket (maximum of two tickets for Falls Creek events) into the grand prize draw: a pair of Skikes donated by Skike Australia.  For details see http://www.skike.com.au/victorian-ski-chase.html .

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