Gregory Baxter. File photo

BV Nordic Junior racers start with a bang

Bulkley Valley Nordic Junior Race Team starts season with a bang in the Haywood NorAm race series.

The Bulkley Valley Nordic Junior Race Team started the season out with a bang participating in the Haywood NorAm race series.

The Haywood NorAm race series enables the best senior and junior nordic skiers from across Canada and guests from the USA to compete head-to-head, encouraging high-level competition and athlete development.

Four athletes — Zoe Hallman, Jesse Smidds, Conor Murphy and Gregory Baxter — competed in both skate and classic technique races in Vernon on Dec. 7 and 8. All racers had strong races, despite the limited on-snow training so far this season, showing they have all put in the training hours over the summer to have a strong season.

Three Bulkley Valley athletes (Jesse, Conor and Gregory) continued on to Canmore, Alberta to race in three more races in the NorAm race series. These races consisted of a classic sprint, distance skate, and a distance classic race. Again, all racers had strong performances in their respective age categories. At the final race in Canmore, Jesse Smidds raced up an age category with the Junior men to challenge himself, completing a 30 km race in 1:34:24. The 2018-19 season looks very promising for Bulkley Valley Nordic team.

All racers would like to thank the Bulkley Valley Nordic Club for their continued support, as well as coaches Geoff Recknell and Lisa Perry for their commitment and dedication. Next race is scheduled for Dec. 29 and 30 in Prince George, where more Bulkley Valley Nordic racers are planning to compete due to the closer proximity.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Annual bird count thrills organizer

Count took place over 48 hours

B.C. government eyes antlerless moose harvest increase in bid to save caribou

Antlerless moose hunts reduce predation for threatened mountain caribou, says ministry

Major paving projects announced

Extends west of Smithers to east of Houston

Hatchery expansion project gets underway

Goal is to get structure to ‘lock up’ stage

With wildfire season approaching, here are some tips to be ‘FireSmart’ this year

Q & A with Lindsay King, FireSmart Educator for the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako

If Trudeau won’t stand up to Trump, how will regular people: Singh

Trudeau did not directly answer a question about Trump’s actions amid protests

VIDEO: Internal investigation into aggressive arrest by Kelowna Mountie

A video allegedly shows a Kelowna Mountie striking a man several times

22 new COVID-19 test-positives, one death following days of low case counts in B.C.

Health officials urged British Columbians to ‘stand together while staying apart’

John Horgan says COVID-19 restrictions won’t be eased regionally

B.C. Liberals urge ‘tailored’ response based on infections

Feds get failing grade for lack of action plan on anniversary of MMIWG report

‘Instead of a National Action Plan, we have been left with a Lack-of-Action Plan’

Introducing the West Coast Traveller: A voyage of the mind

Top armchair travel content for Alaska, Yukon, BC, Alberta, Washington, Oregon and California!

B.C. ranchers, lodge operators say Indigenous land title shuts them out

Tsilhqot’in jurisdiction affects grazing, access to private property

As two B.C. offices see outbreaks, Dr. Henry warns tests don’t replace other measures

Physical distancing, PPE and sanitizing remain key to reduce COVID-19 spread

Greater Victoria drive-thru window smashed after man receives burger without mustard

Greater Victoria Wendy’s staff call police after man allegedly rips Plexiglas barrier off window

Most Read