Fiera Race team is off to a fantastic start in 2012, and while I have been hibernating here in Edmonton, derelict in my blogging duties, some members of the Fiera Race Team have been setting a pretty quick pace at local races. If Pete VanWesenbeeck, from Fiera’s Ontario faction, wasn’t the first of the Fiera Race Team to compete in 2012, he was certainly the first to post a race report. If you missed his take on the Ottawa Winterlude Triathlon, make sure you check it out.
Meanwhile, out on the prairie, the 2012 Canadian Birkebiener took place in Edmonton on February 11th. Lenka Plavcova ripped up the 31 km Journal Cup Loppet in a Worcestershire sauce-hot time of 2:37:51; good enough for her to finish 13th in her age group . You can see all the results for the 2012 Journal Cup here. Competing in the 55km Birkebiener (full results) with-pack event, Jan Plavec finished 17th overall ( out of 146), finishing in 3:53:10. He followed those results by competing in Edmonton’s Silver Skate Festival Winter Triathlon held on the following weekend. Here he found himself a little behind the eight ball, going against speed-skates with hockey skates, but as you can see from the results, he made up for it on the run. Jan came in 11th place and had the fastest run time overall.
That’s about all I know about early results. If I missed your kickass results posted in an extreme snowless snowshoeing race or some other timed competition this year, let me know. Or, better yet, post your results on our website, here!