During the month of July NENSA was thrilled to feature and promote an outstanding virtual event to benefit the Maine Outdoor Wellness Center in honor of Roy Varney, an outstanding Maine athlete who tragically lost his life in a farming accident.
There were 111 participants by the month’s end. Participants ranged across Maine, from York to Camden, across categories, outside of Maine that reach spread out to Yukon a mere 3700 miles, or a 64 hr. drive. That team The Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club nearly passed our own staff here at NENSA. It would be remiss to also not mention Mt.Blue who had a great showing. Torin La Liberté from Clarkson University set a blazing 3:16/km pace for the Rockstar (71.19km) category. Leif Harvey from Cumberland, Me rolled through the 7.1km Rollerski a hair over 21 min, then also took the 1:11:19 distance TWICE at 0:03:02/km!
Finally Jenny and Sharon Wilbraham both had a neck and neck amazing times running through over 71k on a bike loop.
You can see results HERE which includes images and tracking data. Weekly prizes included a raffle for SKIDA face masks and special goodies from Untapped Natural Athletic Fuel. These raffle winners were:
Week 1 – Skida Face Mask – Peter Minde, Peru Nordic
UnTapped Maple care pack – Dustin Williamson, Leavitt High School
Week 2 – Skida Face Mask – Ellen Chandler, Jackson XC
UnTapped Maple care pack – Brian Sprague, Mansfield Nordic Club
Week 3 – Skida Face Mask – Emily Cartwright, Cumberland County Nordic Club
UnTapped Maple care pack – Fred Call, Bethel Outing Club
Week 4 – Skida Face Mask – Thomas Lewis
UnTapped Maple care pack – Clara Sandberg
There were six categories in this Virtual Event. Each included generous prizes supplied by our supporting sponsor SIDAS and here are the lucky winners:
Rockstar – Sidas Heated Vest – Jenny Wilbraham
Speedy Repeater – Sidas Heated Gloves – Sadie Skinner
BKL/Rec: Sidas Hat & Buff Combo Pack – Saphrona Stetson
1:11:19: Sidas Custom Insoles – Brian Sprague
Art for Roy: Sidas Drop in Insoles and Gel Products – Gloria Varney
Run/Bike/Ski: Sidas Drop in Insoles and Gel Products – Nico Giangrande
Additionally $888.00 was raised in entry fees to benefit the Center, last week Dustin Williamson accepted a check on behalf of the Maine Outdoor Wellness Center. We especially want to thank all the participants that put in the miles for Roy.