The 39th annual American Birkebeiner cross-country ski marathon was held over the weekend. The Birkie (50K for Skaters, 54K for Classic Skiers) and Kortelopet (23K) attracted 9,000 racers.
results for area code 5507. Notable finishes:
With a time of 3:57:57.5, Northfielder
Bob Nesvold took 2nd place in the Men’s 70-74 age category for the Birkebeiner Classic (22 racers), 414 out of 1635 overall.
With a time of 2:07:10.6, Northfield City Administrator (Faribault resident)
Tim Madigan took 20th place in the Men’s 60-64 age category for the Kortelopet Classic (611 racers), 311 out of 1,080 overall.
The 11 inches of snow we got earlier this week have made for a winter wonderland. The snowshoeing and cross country skiing are fantastic. And photo buffs like me are having a ball.
Erin Mayberry has a
blog post on Northfield.org about Community Ed and Rec’s Snowshoeing 101 class on Saturday.
I took the photo above yesterday in
Carleton’s Upper Arb. Here are 6 more, 3 of them macros:
Continue reading It’s a winter wonderland out there so let’s play hooky!
Sunday was a perfect day for cross country skiing in the Carleton Arb. Sunny, light wind, about 15 degrees F. It ended with a fabulous sunset.
album of 18 photos, the large slideshow, or this small slideshow:
Continue reading Photo album: winter in the Arb