Hello MHRC families,
It was a busy weekend with training and races at MHRC. We finally had some real winter weather.
A huge thank you goes out to all of the volunteers this weekend for braving the cold and helping to run the home races at Glen Eden. It would not be possible to have these events or to run the canteen without volunteers, so thank you!
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In spite of the bitter cold on Saturday, JDL teams braved the cooler temperatures to conduct training.
The U12-14 took a number of breaks to mitigate the freezing temperatures with coach Annalise and managed to not only train on the hill, but they also helped scraped the course off for the U-12 race that day.
The group was divided into two smaller groups to help with instruction this week. Everyone had a great time skiing this weekend. Lots of fun was also had by this group in the clubhouse, playing cards on lunch and keeping the canteen in business!
They had a home race on Saturday and braved the bitter cold to race. Fun was had by all and there were some great results. The team is looking forward to this Saturday where they are heading to Blue Mountain for a GS race.
A very big thank you to all of the parents of our U14 racers who put on a smooth and successful home race that brought out athletes from as far as Batawa Ski Club and Hidden Valley, Muskoka Ski Club amongst the regular competition from London and Barrie to name a few. We could not have run such a successful race without the help from our veteran u19 parents who guided and assisted in all areas required. Thank you!
Many of our girls showed resilience and composure after having to climb up the hill just prior to their first run after the chairlift stalled. Mara Bucur finishing in 8th place, followed by Teia Garcia and Avery Oh. Our boys Ashton Baxter, Connor Rebstock and William Watkins are all showing greater speed and skill.
See you all at training Thursday night prior to our final race of the season at Muskoka Ski Club.
Here are some great action shots from the race.
U16-19s had a “The good, the bad, and the ugly” type of week!
The Good —
On Saturday, Blue Mountain hosted a fantastic GS race with over 200 racers, including our 30+ athletes.
- U16 Girls – Dahlia Stoll (3), Jamye Leslie (22)
- U16 Boys – Seth Dubreuil (19), Aydan Dewees (24)
- U19 Girls – Savannah Stoll (5), Hailey Israel (10)
- U19 Boys – Connor Henry (5), Gunnar Popek (10)
The Bad —
During our race, one of our veteran racers, Nicole Bucur, went to battle with a gate and some ice and lost.
Nicole broke her leg and is now at home recovering from surgery. But just because she is out for the rest of the race season doesn’t mean we won’t see her around the clubhouse! She is working on ways to get her wheelchair to the bottom of the ski hill on training days to cheer on her teammates and provide coaching words of wisdom.
The Ugly —
One of the U16-19 parents, skis, went for a walk shortly after our race. After much sleuthing by the U16-19 parent group, we deduced that someone mistakenly grabbed one of his 165 Volkl SC ski to match up with their similar, but different 155 Volkl GS racers’ skis and then drove home. Luckily, and with the help of Blue Mountain’s Lost and Found, they realized their mistake, and Mike will get his 1xski back this upcoming weekend.
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