September 2nd @ 11:30 am
The Lake Mountain Challenge is an informal handicapped race/event. There will be no trail marking (competitors need to know where to go), and there’s no special treatment for competitors (please be courteous and polite to all trail users).
Start/finish outside the Machinery Shed (about 100 m from the main buildings).
There will be some prizes (unknown at present). Feel free to add to the prize pool, if you have anything you’d like share. (Perhaps a spot prize you received from another event that you can’t use. Or your favourite block of chocolate, or bottle of wine…)
If the handicaps are perfect we all finish at 11:30 AM. Hoppet skiers, divide your finish time by two to get your handicap time. Birkie skiers, your finish time is your handicap time. For example, I skied the Hoppet in 2 hr 06 mins, so my handicap time is 63 minutes, which means I start at 10:27 AM.
Here’s a bit of a guide to check that your start time calculation seems reasonable.
A 2 hour Hoppet skier or a 1 hour Birkie skier will have a 60 minute handicap time and will start at 10:30 AM.
A 3 hour Hoppet skier or a 1 hr 30 min Birkie skier will have a 90 minute handicap and will start at 10:00 AM.
A 4 hour Hoppet skier or a 2 hr Birkie skier will have a 120 minute handicap and will start at 9:30 AM.
Note: longer handicap times than this will also start at 9:30.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we have an idea of numbers. Also, let me know if you don’t have a recent Hoppet or Birkebeiner time to calculate a handicap.