The 4th Annual John Roderick Marathon was held at Black Mountain Ski Resort on February 6th with 28 competitors. Skiers competed in either Classical or Freestyle 30K and 15K. In the 30K Men's Freestyle, Dave Murphy from Bartlett, New Hampshire won the gold with a time of 1:30:02. Brett Deyling of Livermore, Maine captured the silver with a time of 1:46:53. Earning the bronze was Robert Faltus of Watertown, Massachusetts, finishing in 1:48:10.
In the recently completed NENSA Eastern Cup Races, hosted by the Chisholm Ski Club and Black Mountain Ski Resort, the River Valley Area once again proved that it could offer a world-class event despite the odds presented by the recent ice storms.
Skiers were competing on the newly improved nordic trails, made possible due to a grant from the Bangor Savings Bank and many volunteer hours over the summer.
Despite the rain and warm temperatures that plagued the ski areas recently, Black Mountain was able to pull of a very successful Chisholm Challenge on January 15th. Capturing middle school gold during the day were Mia Corcoran (girls Giant Slalom), Josh Smith (boys Giant Slalom), Emma Charles (girls Freestyle) and Josh Smith (boys freestyle). Read More
Jenny Wilbraham, skiing for Morse High School of Bath, won the initial nordic race at Black Mountain, finishing the women's 5K Freestyle race in :16:20.4. Mt. Ararat's Karli Leighton came in second with a time of :17:45.0. Leavitt's Tamra Benson time of:19:17.4 was good enough for third place. Benson's Hornet Teammates took the next three spots, with Chloe Veilleux, Jaidyn Negley, and Ava Petrin coming in 4-6 repectively. For complete results, click here
Please remember to always check the NENSA website for all of the latest updates.
Hosted by the Chisholm Ski Club at Black Mtn Resort.
Saturday, January 18th
10:00 AM 5km J2 Girls
10:30 5km J2 Boys
11:00 10km women
12:00 PM 15km men's races.
If there are registrants for masters class, There will be a separate optional Masters wave 5 minutes after the regular start for both the men’s and women’s races.
2:00 PM Flower ceremonies/awards under the bridge
Sunday, January 19th- Classic individual start10:00 AM 5km J2 boys
2:00PM flower ceremonies/awards under the bridge
Race headquarters will be open by 7:30 each day with the course ready for inspection on Friday January 17 by noon.
There is NO Day Of Race Entry for Saturday's Mass Start.
NOTE: IMPORTANT CHANGES TO ALL Eastern Cup REGISTRATION DEADLINES:
NENSA members $35 per race.
Non NENSA members $45 per race.
Late or DOR fee for Sunday, add $10 per race.( Late or DOR entries for Sunday will be seeded at the back).
Online registration closes at 9:00pm, Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Offline (mail in) registrations must be received by Tuesday January 14, 2014.
NENSA Event Cancellation Policy (for all events):
The policy regarding refunds in the case of event cancellation should be stated on the entry form for the event. In the absence of a specific event cancellation policy, fifty percent of the entry fee will be refunded. Refunds are not granted for event postponements.
Printable Signup Form For All NENSA Events - if needed.
Silas Eastman of Fryeburg continued his successful skiing on the friendly courses at Black Mountain of Maine in winning the MPA Class A High School Classical championship on Monday. The howling winds did not seem to bother Eastman as he finished the 5Km course in 13.22.2, thirty-seven seconds faster that silver medalist Dustin Ramsay of Hampden Academy. Jay Lesser of Falmouth finished in third at 14.13.8. Eastman also won the Sassi Memorial Classcial 5K back on January 26th. Despite the strong winds, the single track course held up very well for both the men's an women's race.
In that women's race, it was Emily Bland of Windham High School who took the gold with a time of 16.30.9. Bland, who finished 6th in the "all classes" Sassi race, was over a half minute faster than Mt. Blue's Sarah Wade, who finished the course in 17:02.1. Right behind Wade was Abby Popenoe of Portland High School, who won bronze with a time of 17:04.9.
The Falmouth women and men are both in first place in team points after the first day of competition. The Lady Yachtsmen have 31 points in the classical while the Portland women are second with 38 points. The Falmouth men have a solid 20-point lead over Portland and Leavitt, who are tied for second with 62 points. Competition continues on Tuesday with the Giant Slalom Races at Mt. Abram, starting at 9:00 am, and the Nordic Freestyle at Black Mountain, starting at 3:00 pm.
The Chisholm Ski Club has launched it's annual membership drive. The club is made up of volunteers who's goal is to provide outstanding alpine and nordic skiing opportunities for young athletes at Black Mountain Ski Resort. All skiing enthusiasts are welcome as members of the Chisholm Ski Club. Presently we are made up of skiers, parents, former Chisholm Ski Club skiers and other people interested in supporting our mission. Annual dues of $15.00 per family are due in July of each year.