Thursday, October 26, 2017

Adding Additions

The planning for the winter season sure is in full steam and things are getting bigger and more exciting thanks to the great folks involved with all parts of HURT-nation.  We have so many folk working hard to make opportunities for young and old in our ski community.  So thank you all for that!  To keep you all up to date, please take note of all of ALL OF THIS:

1) Brookhaven trail run: You can still show up and run on Saturday up at the Brookhaven Golf course and help raise money for nordic ski grooming in Greenfield.  Thanks to Rachel and Chris Yarsevich for making this race and this dream happen. Registration opens at 8:30am.

2) Nov. 12th Rollerski Race - The US Ski and Snowboard association is pumped about what HURT is doing in New York and they are interested in supporting what we do.  They will be sending us some giveaways and prizes for our event!  Come and be part of the scene.

3)  Thanksgiving Camp - Even though we are unable to run an junior overnight camp like we did last year, Coach Underwood and Coach Allison are stepping up to run an awesome Thanksgiving weekend at Gore Ski Bowl! Be on snow on November 25 and 26th!  The $110.00 includes a season pass to the Ski Bowl.  Registration and full mini-camp schedule can be found here:  Thanks Bob and Paul!  

5) For the kids - We will be adding a SECOND Bill Koch Youth Ski race to our schedule this year.  We will be having a BKYSL race on January 7th after our JNQ and now also at the HURTATHON in Glens Falls on February 11th.  So bring the kiddos!! Register here:

6) Nordic-cross - The World Cup is moving ahead with adding Nordic Cross to the world cup schedule and by next year it will part of the Junior National week for our kids.  Not sure what nordic-cross is? Check it out.  Anyway.....we are going to lead the way on this for New York and for our club ski scene!  On January 7th, after the conclusion of our 5/10K freestyle and our BKYSL race, we will be running a nordic-cross 1.5K event.  Details on the course and the technical components will be released as the event draws near.  Thanks to Paul Allison and the Gore crew for their enthusiasm for trying this out!  

We are also looking to add another club race to our schedule as the great folks at Garnet Hill are looking to get us all back up there for another event!  Details will be added...and added...and added...

Stay tuned. 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Not your grammy's race season...

So...You know those whap-sticks that you have been using in order to shock your neighbors, cause traffic disruptions, and fantasize about coming winter glory?

NYSSRA and NENSA clubs are embracing these tools of destruction like never before.  In past seasons, the avid/insane could jump in a Climb to a Castle or dodge soccer balls in Kingston...but generally, when people in our area went road-skiing it looked more like this...
HURT training 2011*

than this....
HURT training 2017*
* visual approximations

But NOW.....look at what is being offered 

1) had the Climb to the Castle (you missed this....sorry)
2) And before had this gem resurrected  (you missed that too!)
3) And just recently you had this dynamo event  (come on! stop the xc running and ski already!)

it's alright....You have a chance to get back on track with these upcoming awesome rollerski opportunities..

4) Our frienimies at GHN-ADK Vauhti are holding a roller ski race! October 29th It is the first annual GHN-ADK rollerski race. They have secured the car-free bike path between Rotterdam and Schenectady for 3 nice safe race distances. Check out the details here:

5) Then on November 4th, you should make your way up to Stowe, VT for the NENSA kickoff party.  I know, it isn't a race...but they are having an elite rollerski invitational race up to Trapps featuring all your favorite Olympians and many domestic idols.  It is as close to the Blink Festival as you are gonna see in the States.  So....unless you are headed to Norway should go.  Drive up, peep some leaves and watch the best!

6) A week later we are busting out the HURT NORDIC NYS Rollerski Championship.  Yep.  Gonna be awesome. SPAC.  November 12th (note the earlier week from last year) Register now:

So.....we got your rollerskiing covered.  By the anyone else thinking what I am thinking?.....this looks a lot like a series?!?***....hmmmmm....the future?!?

***I mean if people in low-lying coastal communities (and just about every other type of community) are having to recreate their existence due to extreme climate volatility it makes sense that NYSSRA re-thinks itself and considers a legit rollerski series...right? I mean these two things are in no real way equivalent....but all the same...