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Northfield area race results for Birkebeiner

Birkie
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.

See the 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.

It’s a winter wonderland out there. Get out and enjoy it.

Cross country ski trails in the Lower Carleton Arb Cross country ski trails in the Lower Carleton Arb Cross country ski trails in the Lower Carleton Arb Cross country ski trails in the Upper Carleton Arb
It was heaven on the cross country ski trails in the Carleton Arb yesterday morning. The college has groomed some trails for skate-skiing in the Upper Arb and some for Nordic skiing in the Lower Arb.  And of course, there are many places to go off the groomed trails.

Snowshoe and ski trails around Hidden Valley Park Snowshoe and ski trails around Hidden Valley Park Snowshoe and ski trails around Hidden Valley Park Snowshoe and ski trails around Hidden Valley Park
Like many people in Northfield fortunate to live adjacent to one of our fabulous City parks, those of us in the Valley Pond Townhome Association can go out our back doors and snowshoe and ski around Hidden Valley Park.

It’s a winter wonderland out there so let’s play hooky!

winter wonderland in the Carleton ArbThe 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!