Saturday, October 8, 2005 - Results
Ammar and Lenes Win Day 1 of Western Canadian Rollerski Championships

Although previously reported that Brooke Gosling won the second day of competition at the Western Canadian Rollerski Championships, a timing mistake shows that the winner on the day was actually Rhonda Sandau of the Exel Racing Team. Sandau's winning time of 21 minutes and 31 seconds was put her on the top of the podium, 46 seconds ahead of National Team skier Dasha Gaiazova.

Althougth in the men's race it was junior skier Haakon Lenes standing atop of the podium as previously reported, his winning margin was only 6 seconds over Banff Ski Runner club mate Jess Cockney. Cockney's time was originally incorrect by 1 minute.

The course started on the 1A highway in Harvey Heights and after an opening 5 kilometers of rolling terrain turned straight uphill for the final 2km to finish at the Silver Tip Golf Course.

Thank you to Steve Sellers and his group of volunteers for making the event possible.

Western Canadian 7km Skate Roller Ski Championships - Canmore, AB (Corrected Results)
Women
Rnk Name Time Time Behind Club
1 Rhonda Sandau 21:31
Exel Racing Team/Foothills
2 Dasha Gaiazova 22:17 0:46 Ski Elite
3 Amanda Ammar 22:23 0:52 Edmonton Nordic
4 Brooke Gosling 22:26 0:55 Foothills
5 Chandra Crawford 22:43 1:12 Canmore Nordic
6 Perianne Jones 23:25 1:54 Nakkertok
7 Sonya Erasmus 23:40 2:09
8 Lindsey Bolivar 24:18 2:47 Yellowknife
9 Sara Hewitt 25:20 3:49 Foothills
10 Joanie Hache 25:40 4:09

Men
Rnk Name Time Time Behind Club
1 Haakon Lenes 16:35
Banff Ski Runners
2 Jess Cockney 16:41 0:06 Banff Ski Runners
3 Ian Murray 16:51 0:16 RMR
4 Graham Nishikawa 17:20 0:45 Whitehorse
5 Evan Bruce 17:36 1:01 Banff Ski Runners
6 Joel Pacas 17:45 1:10 Banff Ski Runners
7 Stuart Lodge 17:47 1:12
8 Gerard Garnier 17:52 1:17 Banff Ski Runners
9 Luke McGurk 18:11 1:36 RMR
10 Martin Lenes 18:17 1:42 Banff Ski Runners
11 Gordon Jewett 18:18 1:43 Exel Racing Team/Foothills
12 Scott Peres 18:33 1:58
13 Phil Widmer 18:41 2:06 Banff Ski Runners
14 Joel Jaques 19:25 2:50 RMR
15 Erik Carleton 19:26 2:51 RMR
16 Chris Werrell 19:36 3:01 Omineca
17 David Zurvinski 20:09 3:34 RMR
18 Brent McMurtry 20:17 3:42 Foothills
19 Kevin Sandau 20:36 4:01 Foothills
20 David Zylberberg 20:44 4:09 RMR
21 David Johns 21:23 4:48 RMR
22 Fraser Mills-Connery 23:14 6:39 Foothills


The superhuman work of this visiting church group (proudly sporting their new Brooks toques) from Kentucky made the event possible.


Steve Sellers doles out the draw prizes...


...to a group of anxiously waiting athletes.


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