Murphy’s Law

Most of you already know Murphy’s Law.  If anything can go wrong it will.   Sometimes I feel that this is too optimistic.   I was away all last week and the moment I was 100 miles away both the team web-server and the team mail server lost connection to the Internet.    Despite the best efforts of my neighbor we were unable to get things going till this after noon when I returned.

Sorry for any inconvenience.  I will  work on some more remote access tools so I can fix things without being here.

Sprint Results

The final results from Friday have been posted.   Note that the first 6 places are determined by the finish order in the final heat and all the other places are based on the time in the qualification time trial.   The results also contain the Team Scores.

The season standings now have two races in them and are also posted.   At present they are set up to be best 4 out of 5 races.  As it is unlikely that we will have five league races this season the scoring series will be adjusted later.   Also, the points per place is currently set to start at 100 points for first place and then decreasing by one for each place further back.  This is done for my convenience and will also be adjusted later in the season.  As we only have 50+ athletes in each gender this high number of points gives too much weight to just showing up.   We will eventually change it to be equal to the maximum number of athletes in any of our races.  Talk to me if you have questions about this.

2016-17 Season Race Videos

The 2016-17 World Cup Cross Country Skiing season is well under way.  Many of the videos are appearing on youtube courtesy of “Skiing Vinnie” who uploads them.  I will try and keep this index post updated as the season goes on.

(Updated 04/09/17 with the final races in Canada)

Bietostolen Womens 10K Classic   Pre-season in Norway 11/19/16

Bietostolen Mens 15K Classic Pre-season in Norway 11/18/16

Bietostolen Womens Sprint Final  Pre-season in Norway 11/20/16

Bietostolen Mens Sprint Final  Pre-season in Norway 11/20/16

Start of the World Cup

Ruka Classic  Sprints  Kuusamo Finland 11/26/16

Ruka Individual Classic Men  Kuusamo Finland 11/27/16

Lillehammer Classic Sprints  Norway  12/2/16

Lillehammer Individual Women Freestyle Norway 12/3/16

Lillehammer Individual Men Freestyle  Norway 12/3/16

Lillehammer Women Classic Pursuit  Norway 12/4/16

Lillehammer Men Classic Pursuit Norway 12/4/16

Davos Womens 15K Freestyle  Switzerland 12/10/16

Davos Mens 30K Freestyle   Switzerland 12/10/16

Davos Freestyle Sprints Switzerland 12/11/16

La Clusaz Mass Start Ladies  France 12/17/16

La Clusaz Mass Start Men  France 12/17/16

La Clusaz Relay Ladies  France 12/18/16

La Clusaz Relay Men   France 12/18/16

Stage 1 Tour de Ski  Val Mustair Switzerland 12/31/16

Stage 2 Women Tour de Ski  Val Mustair Switzerland 01/01/17

Stage 2 Men Tour de Ski   Val Mustair Switzerland 01/01/17

Stage 3 Women Tour de Ski  Oberstdorf Germany 01/03/17

Stage 3 Men Tour de Ski  Oberstdorf Germany 01/03/17

Stage 4 Tour de Ski Oberstdorf Germany 01/04/17

Stage 5 Tour de Ski Toblach Italy 01/06/17

Stage 5 Women Tour de Ski  Toblach Italy 01/06/17

Stage 6 Tour de Ski  Italy 01/07/17

Stage 7 Women Tour de Ski  Italy 01/08/17

Stage 7 Men Tour de Ski  Italy 01/08/17

Toblach Sprints Italy 01/14/17

Toblach Team Sprints Italy 01/15/17

Ulricehamn Men’s Individual Sweden 01/21/17

Ulricehamn Women’s Relay  Sweden 01/22/17

Ulricehamn Men’s Individual Sweden 01/21/17

Ulricehamn Men’s Relay Sweden 01/22/17

Falun Sprints  Sweden 01/28/17

PyeongChang Sprints Korea 02/03/17

PyeongChang Skiathlon Korea 02/04/17

PyeongChang Team Sprints Korea 02/05/17

Otepaa  Sprints  Estonia  02/18/17

Otepaa Individual  Estonia 02/19/17

Start of World Championships

Lahti Sprints  World Championships Finland 02/23/17

Lahti Mens Skiathlon World Championships Finland 02/25/17

Lahti Ladies Skiathlon World Championships Finland 02/25/17

Lahti Team Sprints World Championships Finland 02/26/17

Lahti Ladies’ Individual World Championship Finland 02/28/17

Lahti Men’s Individual World Championship Finland 03/01/17

Lahti Ladies 4×5 Relay World Championship Finland 03/02/17

Lahti Men’s 4×10 Relay  World Championships Finland 03/03/17

Lahti Ladies Mass Start  World Championships 03/04/17

Lahti Men’s Mass Start World Championship 03/05/17

Back to the World Cup

Drammen Sprints Norway 03/08/17

Oslo Men’s Mass Start  Norway 03/11/17

Oslo Ladies Mass Start  Norway 03/12/17

Quebec City Sprints Canada 03/17/17

Quebec City Ladies Mass Start Canada 03/18/17

Quebec City Men’s Mass Start Canada 03/18/17

Quebec City Pursuit Canada 03/19/17

 

Here is a particularly good Biathlon Race I will try and get a more complete set

Antholz Women’s Relay Italy 01/22/17

 

Dry Land Practice as Originally Scheduled for Monday Dec 12

Because we had to cancel both the Friday and Sunday optional On-Snow practices this weekend because of the damage the rain did to the trail system we had tentatively scheduled an On-Snow on Monday evening.   While the trails are not in great shape ASC were able to groom some trails after it got colder last night.  They do not want to touch the others till more water drains out and hopefully the storm this week dumps a lot of new snow.

However, there were only two sign-ups on Doodle for Monday so I have canceled the on-snow and the regular mandatory dry-land practice will be held from 3:30 – 5:00 pm.

This is an important practice.   Apart from dealing with paperwork and uniforms that are still not complete,  it will be the only dry land this week.  Our first race is 9 days away and many athletes need every bit of practice available.