Tri-Arcti-Thon 2001

Run + Bike + Ski = 13.5 Miles

Saturday February 10, 2001

11:00 AM

Creamer's Refuge Visitor Center

Three 4.5-mile loops via multi-use trails


Sunny ---> partly cloudy +15° F E-NE breeze Packed snow trail conditions


Sunrise: Total Possible Daylight:

8 hours 01 minutes
9:05AM
Sunset:
5:06 PM





This is the second year this frosty triathalon was held at the Creamers Wildlife Refuge. It consists of a running leg, followed by a bike leg, and then is completed by a ski, all of which are on a circuit trail on the Creamers trail system. Each segment is slightly over fours miles in length.


Transitioning from bike to ski


In the woman's race Kat Betters led the pack coming out of the running leg ahead of Roselynn Smith by a little less than two minutes. At the end of the bike stage Smith had fought her way up into the lead by a mere ten seconds. Though the race was close, Roselynn Smith was able to slightly open the lead during the final ski segment and crossed the snowy arctic line one minute ahead of Kat Betters. Gail Koepf, doing a little pre-race tune-up for the 350 mile Iditasport bike race later this month, slid into third place.


Mike Kramer led the opening running segment with Chad Carroll chasing his prints while Jim Lokken was slightly behind. At the end of the bike segment it was a neck and neck race with Jim Lokken leading the way while Mike Kramer was only inches behind (see photo). Lokken transitioned quicker than Kramer and then opened up his lead to over two minutes on the ski leg. Mark Ross skated across the terminal moraine of racing consciousness for third place honors.

By: John Carlson, de facto Race Director


By: John Carlson, de facto Race Director


Women's Results

                        RUN       BIKE      SKI          TOTAL   O/A
1. Roselynn Smith      31:46     20:04     26:08        1:17:58   4
2. Kat Betters         29:57     22:03     26:57        1:18:57   5
3. Gail Koepf          34:37     19:50     27:38        1:22:05   8
4. Teresa Nettleton    35:45     23:15     35:03        1:34:04  10
5. Amy Carroll         34:20     24:01     39:34        1:37:55  12
6. Alison Meadow       31:56     22:26     45:17        1:39:39  13



Men's Results

                        RUN       BIKE      SKI          TOTAL   O/A
1. Jim Lokken          25:41     15:32     19:32        1:00:45   1
2. Mike Kramer         24:36     16:38     21:50        1:03:04   2
3. Mark Ross           28:18     19:14     23:19        1:10:51   3
4. Keith Pollock       30:34     20:20     29:27        1:20:21   6
5. Chad Carroll        25:14     21:56     33:59        1:21:09   7
6. Mike Pelto          28:52     21:46     32:45        1:23:23   9
7. Jamie Hollingsworth 35:46     23:17     35:01        1:34:04  10




Photos and photo editing courtesy of JFM Videos.



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