Thursday, February 20, 2014

Slow snowshoe racing

The tough snow at Prospect Mountain last weekend got me thinking about the ‘toughest’ snowshoe race I’ve done.  Here are the 10 slowest pace per mile of the 117 snowshoe races I’ve done.  Of course pace alone doesn’t dictate how tough a race is.  There were a couple of Hawley Kiln races (back when it was 7 miles of single-track) that were brutal and I remember a Moody Springs race that was over 9 miles and was downright nasty.

The Constitution Hill race (#2) had very deep snow and I chose to lead, a big mistake as I got buried in the last ½ mile.  The Moody Springs race (#3) was especially hard if you factor in that the first and last mile was on groomed snowmobile trail, so the other 2.5 miles took FOREVER.  Funny, the slowest paced races I won were both at the same pace 9:42.

 
Rank
Date
Location
St
Dist.
Time
Pace
PL
Fin
Info
1
02/18/07
Hawley
MA
4.50
53:27.0
11:53
2
59
Hallockville
2
01/23/11
Lanesboro
MA
3.70
42:14.0
11:25
3
63
Constitution Hill
3
02/27/11
Hawley
MA
5.50
59:00.0
10:44
6
58
Moody Springs
4
02/24/07
Adams
MA
8.00
1:25:28.0
10:41
4
33
Covered Bridges
5
02/16/14
Woodford
VT
6.20
1:05:54.0
10:38
4
90
Prospect
6
03/03/07
Hawley
MA
5.00
52:44.0
10:33
2
39
Hawley Kiln
7
01/07/06
Savoy
MA
3.00
31:23.0
10:28
4
94
North Pond shuffle
8
01/19/02
Beaver Creek
CO
6.21
1:03:18.0
10:12
17
100
NA snowshoe champs
9
12/22/13
Haverhill
MA
4.00
0:40:04.0
10:01
3
5
Winnekenni Snowshoe race
10
01/11/03
Florida
MA
4.00
38:49.0
9:42
1
90
South Pond shuffle
10
03/03/13
Greens Grant
NH
6.20
1:00:07.0
9:42
1
14
Snowshoe to the clouds

 

1 comment:

Sara said...

I LOVE when the snow is deep! Last race I avg'd 12:20 miles. It felt like the entire course was uphill. So fun.