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Stokely Creek 15kTime Trial: Fast Tracks, Blue Sky, Great Food

Fri, Mar  2, 2007 - By Dieter Hohnke

Last Saturday’s 15k Time Trial at Stokely Creek near Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, took place under near perfect conditions: hard tracks, sunny skies, and temperatures around 15F at the 10 am start. Race marshall Peter Grey and his crew of volunteers had fussed over the course and were ready, as ready as the racers. A new start zone directly in front of the lodge let viewers see racers climb the short hill and cheer them on.

The climb up Peterson Trail (230 ft elevation difference) was followed by a few km of more or less gently rolling terrain before racers faced the second long ascent (300 ft; 10% average) to the top of Jackrabbit. A very fast descent on hardpack, a short section of moderate terrain, and then a final fast downhill on Homerun.
 
Beer, chili, brats, and cake at the warm-up cabin – what else could one want except one of the numerous awards: For the overall winners, male and female, skate and classic: One nights lodging, meals, and trail passes.

The number of participants was smaller this year, presumably due to the rescheduled Michigan Cup races at Hanson Hills. Plan on coming next year – its guaranteed to be a great party!

Stokely Creek Club 15K Time Trial Race Results

**** Men’s Overall Classic Results ****

Place Bib Num  Elapsed Tm   Age Cat   Name
0      140    01:00:41      30-39     Foster, Lawrence
1      149    01:01:02      50-59     Yankus, Robert
2      144    01:04:19      60-69     Keenan, Michael
3      147    01:06:19      60-69     Oak, Gary
4      133    01:09:58      40-49     Dunckel, Matthew
5      143    01:10:07      50-59     Yurich, Richard
6      129    01:10:17      60-69     Wissinger, Al
7      131    01:10:43      10-19     Hopfgarnter, Adam
8      130    01:14:48      40-49     Hopfgartner, Mark
9      134    01:17:48      50-59     Dunckel, Eric
10      138    01:19:42      60-69    Whitlock, Dave
11      148    01:24:00      70-79    Tikka, Tenho
12      127    01:25:01      10-19    Ortiz, Liam
 
*** Women’s Overall Classic Results ****
Place Bib Num  Elapsed Tm   Age Cat   Name
1      132    01:13:30      50-59     Meincke, Marg
2      128    01:20:30      10-19     Ortiz, Hilary
3      136    01:22:37      10-19     Dunckel, Elena
4      137    01:22:55      40-49     Cavaletto, Joann
5      145    01:23:39      40-49     Marietti, Kathy
6      146    01:23:58      40-49     McKinley, Mary
7      142    01:26:39      50-59     Yurich, Bonnie
 
*** Men’s Overall Skate Results ****
Place Bib Num  Elasped Tm   Age Cat   Name
1      67     00:48:21      30-39     Abols, Kerry
2      64     00:48:39      40-49     Fanslow, Dave
3      70     00:57:43      10-19     Barbeau, Andrew
4      65     00:59:21      50-59     Farwell, Frank
5      66     01:12:24      50-59     Conway, Dan
6      69     01:15:41      50-59     Hoffman, Tim
7      71       DNS         50-59     Anderson, Ron
8      72       DNS         10-19     Anderson, Mike
9      60       DNS         50-59     DeKock, Gary
 
**** Women’s Overall Skate Results ****
Place Bib Num  Elasped Tm   Age Cat   Name
1     139     01:06:37      20-29     Pye, Liza
2      68     01:13:51      60-69     Garrett, Susan
3      61     01:21:11      40-49     Conway, Kathy
4      62     01:42:00      50-59     Wilks, Amy