Holdenwood Trail Run/Climb to the Castle

CSU-X divided forces last weekend, with half at the NYSEF Climb to the Castle, and the other half took on the Holdenwood Trail Run. It was hot and sunny, and times were pretty slow considering the weather and the hills.

Thanks to Shiela N for taking all the photos - great to have a race photographer on hand!

Also racing, but not in the photos, were Jamie Doucett, Jody Newton, Sue LaChance, and Chris Doyle, with Jody Sue and Chris all running the 10k!

Linden demonstrating the proper water-over-the-head technique for hot days

Alex in the woods. This course is so pretty!

Nice mid-race shot! 

Alex and Madeline coming up to 2 miles

Barry showing great forward lean

Linden approaching the finish. Is he stopping his watch early?!?

Pat cruising to the finish

Madeline was the 3rd-place woman! 

Francesca recovered well from a trip and a fall in the beginning (with the entire pack running into her), and then some bee stings. Ouch! Nobody said it was easy to build resilience :)

Kevin racing one of the Ayer-Shirley kids to the line

Climb to the Castle
We had a hearty crew head to Lake Placid for an uphill rollerski race this weekend. Rob, Kathy, Maile, James, Oliver, Jacob, Henry, Alex, Kate, and Laura all made it to the finish line, which is no small feat considering that the finish line is on top of Mt. Whiteface. Rob will hopefully post more photos, but here are the results: 

Oliver and James led out pack, with Oliver having a fantastic race to finish first U18 and 4th overall. 11 seconds would have gotten him on the podium! James was 2nd U18 and 5th overall, in a solid showing. Henry was 6th U18, Jacob was 8th U20, and Alex was 10th U18. Rob was the first M7, and 5th master overall. He is probably very proud of beating Kathy, even though it was only by a few seconds. 

Kathy was the 6th woman, and third master. Laura was close behind, as the first U18, and Kate was third U18. 

Well done to all of you!

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