Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Saturday 3 March 2018 - The Bieg Piastöw 50 km Classic Ski Loppet

Sue is happily feeling much better today, albeit not up to skiing 50 kilometres.

That left 17 of us to participate in the event that this trip is designed to lead up to. Andy led us in with a superb time, and everyone finished without any serious incidents.

Here are the results:

First man 2.16.41 (1294 men took part)

First woman 2.33.01 (156 women took part)

Total finishers: 1450

Our team, with name, position and position in age group:

Andy - 3.28.39, 314, 73/345

Phil - 4.12.12, 653, 159/345

Susan - 4.34.19, 798, 3/10 (on the podium)

Trevor - 4.38.02, 831, 207/345

Shane - 4.59.12, 982, 342/455

Matt - 5.06.20, 1036, 260/345

Stephen - 5.10.32, 1066, 15/36

Sam - 5.29.27, 1176, 17/36

Tania - 5.43.02, 1247, 22/36

Martin - 5.44.59, 1255, 155/188

Steve - 5.51.14, 1278, 161/188

Ellie - 6.12.00, 1342, 26/36

Jenny - 6.41.59, 1388, 45/47

Jim - 6.42.11, 1389, 32/36

Maureen - 6.53.42, 1407, 34/36

Karen - 7.16.59, 1436, 52/53

Lynda - 7.17.13, 1438, 53/53

The pictures show me at the finish, where Andy kindly cheered us all home, and Lynda and Karen joyous at having finished.

That's all for now. I'll do a more expansive diary entry in the next day or two.

That's virtually it from Poland as we go home tomorrow (weather permitting as we hear there has been snow in the UK).

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well done everybody. Let's just say that Ken finished the Pentathlon du Neige. Glad Sue is feeling better.
Love
Helen

AlanR said...

Are you in training for the 2022 Olympics in Beijing.

Phreerunner said...

I might be but Sue's thinking of giving it a miss...

Sir Hugh said...

Only just caught up with you - been a bit preoccupied here. Sorry to hear about Sue and hope she is now recovering. All the best to you both.

Phreerunner said...

Thanks Conrad
Sue is getting better, and is managing to get to work, but the virus has now completely floored me, hence the lack of activity here. Haven't had the enegy to do a report on this race yet.
Take care.
M

Anonymous said...

Bravissimo Martin!

Now the Vasaloppet is calling ...

Markus