Peter Mamrol, from Anchorage, Alaska and Dartmouth College, won the 5th Annual John Roderick 50k Marathon with a blistering time of 2:10:26.1. Mamrol took the lead early in the long distance race and never looked back. He skated with ease, and seemed as fresh at the finish line as he did at the beginning of the race, although he may argue that point.
The race is recognized as part of the 2016/17 New England Marathon Series and is part of the legendary Chisholm Ski Club's 100th Anniversary Celebration Weekend. The 50k race consited of 9 laps around a 5.3K course. Also included in the day's events were 25K and 15K. The University of Maine Farmington's 15k freestyle was also a division of the race.
Finishing second to Mamrol was Cameribn Cogburn, who completed the race in 2:27:33.7. Taking the bronze with a time of 2:35:17.0 was August Posch, skiing for Team Fuzzy SCARPH.
Alison Chase was the top women's finisher in the 50k with a time of 2:51:35.8.
In the women's 15K UMF race, Alisha Labbe took the gold medal for UMF with a time of 57:39.0. The silver went to Bates College's Sophie Gerry, who completed the course in 1:02:06.4. Rounding out the top three was Bates' Emma Marchetti at 1:04:40.2.
Chisholm Ski Club Winter Carnival
100–Year Anniversary Celebration
February 3-5, 2017
Black Mountain Ski Area
Friday February 3, 2017
9:00 AM skiing at Black Mountain $20/lift ticket
9:00 AM-throughout the weekend Open exhibit of Chisholm Ski Club memorabilia in the Museum Room at Black Mountain
4 PM-7 PM History of Chisholm Ski Club book signing at fireplace on main floor of the lodge
4 PM-7 PM Music by the Gallant Brothers
7 PM Torchlight Parade-kids interested in participating are required to sign up in ticket office between now and then. Parental permission/signature required.
8 PM performance by Maine Hysterical Society-free to the public. Donations accepted.