Wednesday, September 15, 2010

2011 WMAC/Dion Schedule Coming Together...

Exciting news on the snowshoe front...I know I know...it's only September...but it at least in ain't still August... The WMAC posted the early-bird WMAC/Dion Schedule for the 2011 season.  As the website indicates, many dates are listed, but the individual race pages have not been updated just yet.  So far they listed 16 events with dates + another 4 without dates and then the holdover events.  This is making me want to lace up the 121's right now...do you think I can get Bob to replace my ice cleats if I bend them on the pavement doing a nice shakeout run tomorrow? ;)....Or would that kind of void the warranty?....






Here's the schedule:

DateTimeEventDistanceLocation
Dec 11/12 or 18/1910:30 A.M.2010 MASS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP AT NORTH/SOUTH PONDTBDFlorida, MA
December 26, 201010:30 A.M.I LOVE WOODFORD3.5 MilesWoodford, VT
January 08, 201110:00 A.M.TURNER TRAIL5.0 MilesPittsfield, MA
January 15, 201110:00 A.M.GREYLOCK GLEN3.9 MilesAdams, MA
January 16, 201110:00 A.M.BRAVE THE BLIZZARD3.8 MilesGuilderland, NY
January 22, 201110:00 A.M.HOOT TOOT N' WHISTLE3.3 Miles Readsboro, VT
January 29, 201111:00 A.M.SIDEHILLER4.0 MilesCenter Sandwich, NH
January 30, 201110:00 A.M.CURLY'S RECORD RUN4.0 MilesPittsfield, MA
February 05, 20119:00 A.M.NORTHFIELD MTN5.3 MilesNorthfield, MA
February 06, 201111:00 A.M.SARATOGA WINTERFEST5 KMSaratoga Springs, NY
February 12, 201110:30 A.M.CAMP SARATOGA8.25 KM Wilton, NY
February 19, 20119:30 A.M.MOBY DICK7.0 Miles Lanesborough, MA
February 20, 201110:00 A.M.HALLOCKVILLE ORCHARD3.8 Miles West Hawley, MA
February 26, 20119:00 A.M. NE CHAMPIONSHIP10KM Northfield, MA
February 27, 2011 10:00 A.M.MOODY SPRING5.5 MilesWest Hawley, MA
March 05, 201110:00 A.M.HAWLEY KILN NOTCH5.0 Miles Hawley, MA


There are also additional events that are still being worked into the schedule:

CONSTITUTION HILL - Lanesborough, MA
DAR GOSHEN - Goshen, MA
2011 MASS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP - Northfield, MA
CATAMOUNT SUNSET - Hillsdale, NY

As usual, there are also 'holdover events' to be used if poor conditions jeopardize any of the above:

NORTH POND - Florida, MA
SOUTH POND - Florida, MA
COVERED BRIDGE - Adams, MA

Looking at the above, I am getting very excited about the season to come.  I am pointing at Sidehiller as being my main focus, and derailing the Kevin Tilton dynasty in Sandwich, NH. Other than that, it's going to be interesting to see what the Granite State Snowshoe Series does with dates and with series participation guidelines.  I was lucky enough to do both series last year and would love to be able to do the same this year as both of these organizations put on fine events.   A couple of the NY races above (aside from Brave the Blizzard, which I've done the last 2 years) will probably not make my schedule, as they are just too far (especially for just a 5k). It's also interesting to see a race preceding I Love Woodford, which has been the first race in the series for the past couple years (maybe even more).  The 2010 'Mass State Championship' will be interesting when more info is announced.  The New England Championship in February at Northfield will also be interesting when all details are in.  I can't wait until the GSSS schedule is announced so I can begin to put together a plan for this winter.

I hate the fact that it is only September!

Below...they look out of place....

5 comments:

  1. I may use the snowshoe season to get back into shape.

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  2. My focus will also be Sidehiller (hopefully with some hills this year) and the New New England Championship. It is going to be a great season and I am pumped up to get out training on those snowmobile trails.
    Charlie

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  3. Could you rearrange my closet?
    Seriously, only in snowshoeing would you find a Mass State Championship the first race of the year.

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  4. The Granite State Snowshoe Series will release it's 2011 schedule on it's new website (http://www.granitestatesnowshoeseries.org) on October 1, 2010. The series will have up to 9 events with a NH Championship at "The Glen". The newly formed Northeast Snowshoe Federation is also pleased to announce (as you've seen on the WMAC schedule) a new Northeast Snowshoe Championship. This year was awarded to the WMAC and will be held at Northfield Mountain. We hope everyone turns out to support these exciting events.

    Now all we need is some snow...but not until the middle of December please.

    Chris J. Dunn
    acidotic RACING
    http://www.acidoticRACING.com

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  5. Chris, good stuff...excited to see the race lineup. The Glen is the ultimate...what a blast that race is...looking forward to Oct 1!!!!

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