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|  September 2012  |
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2013 Running Camps Online

3 Sep 2012 @15:57

Ready to lock in your spot for 2013's running programming? Check out our camp schedule and registration, now online here. As always, our camp schedule includes great options for runners of all abilities and interests. Choose a particular theme, or come the week that best fits your schedule. Either way, you'll enjoy an energizing running vacation, have lots of fun, and learn more than you ever knew was possible to find out about distance running and racing.

But don't forget:  we still have two weekends of Foliage & Running this month! Join Olympian Lynn Jennings at either weekend session, timed to coincide with the peak of Vermont's striking fall color. The Center's trails will be ablaze with color, Big Hosmer remains warm for swimming, the air is crisp, striking fall color surrounds ...

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2013 Running Camps Online

3 Sep 2012 @15:57

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|  August 2012  |
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Craftsbury Races to the Top

28 Aug 2012 @14:58

The Green Racing Project skiers and rowers headed to Stowe this past Sunday for the 2012 North Face Race To The Top Of VT. It was a productive trip as both men's and women's podiums were covered in green.

Caitlin Patterson led the GRP women, finishing second behind 2011 World Mountain Running Champion Kasie Enman. Patterson topped 3rd placed teammate Ida Sargent by a bit over a minute. The green rush continued with Clare Egan in 5th, Hannah Dreissigacker in 9th, and Emily Dreissigacker in 49th.

The men were led by Gordon Vermeer, mirroring Caitlin's second place. His running form has been really strong all summer, as evidenced during time trials and smaller events like the Black River Beatdown. Vermeer capitalized on that hot streak to post a 35:33.3 to the top of Vermont. Teammate ...

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Craftsbury Races to the Top

28 Aug 2012 @14:58

The Green Racing Project skiers and rowers headed to Stowe this past Sunday for the 2012 North Face Race To The Top Of VT. It was a productive trip as both men's and women's podiums were covered in green. Caitlin ... go arrow

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2013 Sculling Camp Schedule is Online

23 Aug 2012 @16:28

While there are a lot of great camps left this season, the eagle-eyed amongst you have no doubt noticed that we've posted our 2013 Sculling Camp calendar and registration. Maybe this is the year that you get your friends together or bring the family and stay in a cabin? When you sign up early, you have much greater choice in selecting your accommodations, and first pick on your most desired session dates. Summers go fast, and you don't want to miss your Craftsbury camp, so sign up now!

2013 Sculling Camp Schedule

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2013 Sculling Camp Schedule is Online

23 Aug 2012 @16:28

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4 Golds! Canadian Henley Weekend Wrap-up

14 Aug 2012 @15:27

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center's Small Boat Training Center concluded its summer racing season at the 130th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta this past Sunday after a long week of racing. To say the GRP and SBTC rowers enjoyed a strong showing would be putting it mildly. Returning across the border, Craftsbury crews had to declare four Canadian Henley Gold medals, two second places, and five thirds out of 16 finals’ appearances over the past week - a new best for the program.

In keeping with the amount of time the crews spend in singles, eight of those finals were in the single. Josh Konieczny headlined the Craftsbury parade of small boats, making his way to the final with a dominant 14 second win in his semi for the U23 M1x. That semi presaged the final result as Josh claimed Craftsbury’s ...

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4 Golds! Canadian Henley Weekend Wrap-up

14 Aug 2012 @15:27

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center's Small Boat Training Center concluded its summer racing season at the 130th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta this past Sunday after a long week of racing. To say the GRP and SBTC rowers ... go arrow

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GRP Biathletes Race NorAm Rollerski Champs at Jericho

13 Aug 2012 @18:12

Craftsbury biathletes saw some action this past weekend at the Ethan Allen Biathlon Club in Jericho, VT. The Club played host to the 2012 North American Rollerski Biathlon Championships, which also served as selection races for some racing spots this coming winter. Saturday was an individual-start sprint (7.5K and 10K for the women and men, respectively; 2 shooting stages) and Sunday was a pursuit (10K and 12.5K; 4 shooting stages). 

Among the racers were GRP members (and USBA national-team members) Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker, and frequent GRP training partners Ethan Dreissigacker and Mike Gibson. In the Saturday sprint, Susan and Hannah took 4th and 6th, respectively, despite 5 shooting penalties each. Mike took 10th in the men's race with 5 shooting errors, and Ethan put ...

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GRP Biathletes Race NorAm Rollerski Champs at Jericho

13 Aug 2012 @18:12

Craftsbury biathletes saw some action this past weekend at the Ethan Allen Biathlon Club in Jericho, VT. The Club played host to the 2012 North American Rollerski Biathlon Championships, which also served as ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Named one of Best Running Camps""

10 Aug 2012 @13:24

We're honored to have been named one of the best running camps in North America by Outside magazine. Check out the article here, and find details about the award-winning camps here.

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Craftsbury Named one of Best Running Camps""

10 Aug 2012 @13:24

We're honored to have been named one of the best running camps in North America by Outside magazine. Check out the article go arrow

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Days 1 and 2 of Canadian Henley

9 Aug 2012 @17:08

After two full days of racing, Craftsbury's SBTC has made a strong showing at the 130th Royal Canadian Henley in St. Catharine's, Ontario. Racing began with heats on Tuesday, and continued with more heats and semifinal racing on Wednesday.

On the first day of racing, a strong tailwind created sloppy racing conditions for crews throughout the day. Shelley Pearson and Emily Dreissigacker started off the action in the team's first event of the day, both advancing to the semifinals in the Women's Senior Single event. The duo were among 18 athletes who qualified for the semis in a field of 40 competitors.

The SBTC men were also in action on the first day of racing. In the Senior Men's Single, John Graves and Ricky Holak both qualified for Wednesday's semifinals. On the lightweight side, ...

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Days 1 and 2 of Canadian Henley

9 Aug 2012 @17:08

After two full days of racing, Craftsbury's SBTC has made a strong showing at the 130th Royal Canadian Henley in St. Catharine's, Ontario. Racing began with heats on Tuesday, and continued with more heats and ... go arrow

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Trail Series moves to HP for August 14th

8 Aug 2012 @15:44

Our Trail Series is down to three more weeks for summer 2012 - plenty of time to join the fun, or shore up your points totals! An important reminder though:  next Tuesday's race -  the 14th - will be held at Hosmer Point, starting and finishing at their waterfront (directions here). Times, races, everything else remains the same, but we'll move the whole operation about a mile and a half down the road. Be sure to join us!

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Trail Series moves to HP for August 14th

8 Aug 2012 @15:44

Our Trail Series is down to three more weeks for summer 2012 - plenty of time to join the fun, or shore up your points totals! An important reminder though:  next Tuesday's race -  the 14th - will be held at Hosmer ... go arrow

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SBTC Heads to Royal Canadian Henley

7 Aug 2012 @8:06

This week, the Craftsbury Small Boat Training Center will wrap up its racing season at the 130th Royal Canadian Henley in St. Catharine's, Ontario. One of the largest regattas in North America, this year's race will host over 3,000 athletes representing 149 clubs from 10 different countries. Racing is set to begin on Tuesday, August 7 on Martindale Pond in Port Dalhousie.

Most of the SBTC athletes will be racing in multiple events, and the team of 15 rowers has entered 28 crews which will race in 16 different events. "I'm looking forward to racing a ton this week," said Ricky Holak of the SBTC. "I feel well-prepared from our summer training, and hopefully it translates into some good results."

Additionally, each member of the SBTC is entered in a single scull event. This will be a new ...

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SBTC Heads to Royal Canadian Henley

7 Aug 2012 @8:06

This week, the Craftsbury Small Boat Training Center will wrap up its racing season at the 130th Royal Canadian Henley in St. Catharine's, Ontario. One of the largest regattas in North America, this year's race will ... go arrow

|  July 2012  |
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Black River Beatdown

21 Jul 2012 @10:26

The 3rd annual Black River Beatdown took place under beautiful conditions this morning. In the first year the event has had a bike option, Matt Moody was the sole representative of the two-wheeled set. He rode a predominantly singletrack lap course in 1:19:12 for the win.

On the big loop, the runners were led home by Gordon Vermeer in 55:59. Gordon bested his teammates Pat O'Brien and Dylan McGuffin by only 4 and 6 seconds. However, as host athletes none of the top three were eligible to win the Salomon Trail Runners. 4th placed Taylor Washburn will go home with the booty with his 56:20.

For the women, Ida Sargent was seventh overall in 1:01:51 to take the win. GRPer Amy Glen was second, and 15 year old Emma Porrazzo of Greensboro grabbed the last spot on the podium - and the Salomon ...

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Black River Beatdown

21 Jul 2012 @10:26

The 3rd annual Black River Beatdown took place under beautiful conditions this morning. In the first year the event has had a bike option, Matt Moody was the sole representative of the two-wheeled set. He rode a ... go arrow

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GRP Rowing: Year-round Elite Training Opportunities

20 Jul 2012 @14:11

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is excited to announce the launch of a new program for post-collegiate rowers focused on pursuing their full athletic potential and competing at the highest level of the sport. The Green Racing Project is designed primarily to fill the gap that exists after collegiate rowing, and serve as a bridge from collegiate racing to national and international level competition. Most rowers won’t reach their peak performance levels until after their collegiate careers, yet it is difficult to afford basic living expenses while focusing one’s efforts to training as a full time athlete. This program hopes to provide a long-term training situation that also allows an athlete to develop and use other skills, specifically those related to the mission of the Craftsbury ...

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GRP Rowing: Year-round Elite Training Opportunities

20 Jul 2012 @14:11

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is excited to announce the launch of a new program for post-collegiate rowers focused on pursuing their full athletic potential and competing at the highest level of the sport. The ... go arrow

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GRP Rowing at Sr World Trials

17 Jul 2012 @10:35

Craftsbury's Green Racing Project Rowers were in action at the Senior World Championship Trials last week in Mercer County, NJ. Two GRP crews - all lightweights - raced for spots on the US National Team for Senior World Championships. (In Olympic years, events that aren't included in the Olympic Rowing Program have their own Non-Olympic World Championships, this year to be held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria from August 15-19).

In the deep field of men's lightweight singles, Craftsbury's John Graves advanced to the semifinal after winning his heat by a full 19 seconds on the first day of racing on Monday. Graves followed that performance with another win on Tuesday in his semifinal with a regatta-leading time of 7:11.76. John faced tough competition in the final:  evergreen Greg Ruckman ...

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GRP Rowing at Sr World Trials

17 Jul 2012 @10:35

Craftsbury's Green Racing Project Rowers were in action at the Senior World Championship Trials last week in Mercer County, NJ. Two GRP crews - all lightweights - raced for spots on the US National Team for Senior ... go arrow

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SBTC Rower to London

16 Jul 2012 @13:37

With less than two weeks to go to the Olympic Games, the world's attention is turning to London. One Small Boat Training Center (SBTC) Alum will be making the journey:  Peter Graves will be headed to London as part of the US Men's Quad. Since graduating from Trinity College (Hartford, CT), Peter has primarily teamed with his brother Tom in the double, which is how the crew trained and competed with the SBTC in '09 and '10. The two brothers raced the 2009 and '11 World Championships, and won the HOCR M2x the past three consecutive years.

While the brothers' attempt to win the US Olympic M2x slot came up short this spring, Peter was named to the quad along with Alex Osborne, Elliot Hovey, and Wes Piermarini. The quartet will be competing in London, starting July 28.

Congratulations Peter ...

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SBTC Rower to London

16 Jul 2012 @13:37

With less than two weeks to go to the Olympic Games, the world's attention is turning to London. One Small Boat Training Center (SBTC) Alum will be making the journey:  Peter Graves will be headed to London as part ... go arrow

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Tonight: Boston Marathon Winner Jack Fultz

16 Jul 2012 @12:43

Craftsbury is honored to host Boston Marathon winner Jack Fultz. The winner of the 1976 Run for the Hoses" edition of the storied event will be joining us this evening. While winning at Boston in the extreme heat (over 100F one hour before start time!) may be what most know Mr. Fultz for, Jack raced professionally from 1976 to 1986, competing throughout the US, Japan, New Zealand, Europe, Mexico and Canada. He won the Newport (RI) Marathon in 1981; made the top-20 in the world marathon time list for 1978; and participated in the '72, '76 and '80 Olympic Marathon Trials - making the team in '80 that wouldn't compete due to boycott.

Since retiring from professional running, Mr. Fultz has remained linked to the sport through coaching athletes, teaching sports psychology at Tufts University, and ...

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Tonight: Boston Marathon Winner Jack Fultz

16 Jul 2012 @12:43

Craftsbury is honored to host Boston Marathon winner Jack Fultz. The winner of the 1976 Run for the Hoses" edition of the storied event will be joining us this evening. While winning at Boston in the extreme heat ... go arrow

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U23 World Championships Wrap

16 Jul 2012 @11:47

The U23 World Championships drew to a close this weekend in Trakai, Lithuania. Headed by current SBTC athlete and US W1x Maddie Lips, Craftsbury had four crews with Center connections competing over the weekend.

Maddie contested the C final. Lips would face entries from the Czech Republic, Belgium, Kazahkstan and the Ukraine. The other crews got the drop on Maddie, and she faced a long race of chasing in tough conditions. At 500m, she was a second off the rest of the final, but she'd have moved to third by the half way point, where she'd remain behind the Czech and Belgian scullers. Maddie's time of 8:54.37 was indicative of the challenging conditions the competitors faced:  the times were all roughly a minute slower than the rest of the women's singles racing over the week!

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U23 World Championships Wrap

16 Jul 2012 @11:47

The U23 World Championships drew to a close this weekend in Trakai, Lithuania. Headed by current SBTC athlete and US W1x Maddie Lips, Craftsbury had four crews with Center connections competing over the weekend. ... go arrow

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GRP on Skis, Even Without Snow

15 Jul 2012 @17:34

There hasn't been snow in Vermont for months, but that hasn't kept the Craftsbury Green Racing Project (GRP) skiers from spending time on skis. They've been putting a grassy uphill to good use, strapping on old skis and doing striding repeats right on the dry ground. The turf is slightly more abrasive than real snow -- leading to a few broken skis -- but otherwise provides a good opportunity to remember how to pilot the full-size skis. Coach Pepa Miloucheva filmed some of the repetitions for technique analysis, and the highlights were turned into a short video

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GRP on Skis, Even Without Snow

15 Jul 2012 @17:34

There hasn't been snow in Vermont for months, but that hasn't kept the Craftsbury Green Racing Project (GRP) skiers from spending time on skis. They've been putting a grassy uphill to good use, strapping on old skis ... go arrow

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U23 World Champs: Day 3

13 Jul 2012 @18:36

Craftsbury Small Boat Training Center (SBTC) athlete Maddie Lips was back in action on this Friday the 13th in Trakai, Lithuania. Would it be a lucky 13 for the Yale rower?

The first order of business was the repechage. The heavy hitters in the rep would be Poland, France (already beaten by Maddie in her opening heat) and Maddie as she represented the US. Maddie crossed the 500m line in third as Poland and France began their drag race for the top slots. While Maddie would narrow the gap over the remaining 1500m, she unfortunately ran out of course, and would contest the C/D Semifinal.

In the Semis, Maddie faced off against two Eastern European entries - Belarus and Slovenia. While Maddie would go on to win with a nearly 3 second margin, it was far closer than that finish margin may ...

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U23 World Champs: Day 3

13 Jul 2012 @18:36

Craftsbury Small Boat Training Center (SBTC) athlete Maddie Lips was back in action on this Friday the 13th in Trakai, Lithuania. Would it be a lucky 13 for the Yale rower?The first order of business was the ... go arrow

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Skirack Shoe Night this Tuesday at the trail race

13 Jul 2012 @18:17

Our Tuesday Trail Race Series is in full swing:  five races down, and seven to go. But this week is special for another reason - we'll be joined by Joe Bekaert, Skirack's running shoe buyer. Joe will be on hand to talk shoes, starting at 5:15pm. Have a funky foot issue? Wondering about the minimalist models? Joe will be fielding questions up to the start and post-race as well (though the ex-UVM harrier will be mixing it up during race time) on these topics and many more.

So bring your questions and join our most successful year of the trail series yet this Tuesday, starting at 5:15! See you then!

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U23 World Champs: Day 2

12 Jul 2012 @21:05

Craftsbury has quite a few ties to the Under 23 World Championships currently taking place in Trakai, Lithuania. In addition to current SBTC athlete Maddie Lips in the women's single, four other SBTC/Craftsbury Alums are representing the US as well.

Maddie ended today third in her heat, just missing a semifinal berth. Two would advance from her heat. Maddie opened the race fourth, and remained there through the first 1000m. By 1500, Maddie sculled through the French entry as it slipped from second to fourth, but third was the best she'd do today - Ireland and Denmark remained out of reach. She'll contest the repechages tomorrow morning, a bit past noon local time, which is eight hours ahead of Craftsbury. She'll need to finish first or second to return to the top bracket ...

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U23 World Champs: Day 2

12 Jul 2012 @21:05

Craftsbury has quite a few ties to the Under 23 World Championships currently taking place in Trakai, Lithuania. In addition to current SBTC athlete Maddie Lips in the women's single, four other SBTC/Craftsbury ... go arrow

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Bernd Heinrich Talk: Decoding the Color Code of Birds' Eggs

12 Jul 2012 @15:03

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is pleased to welcome back renowned naturalist Bernd Heinrich on Monday, July 23, at 8:15 pm. He will speak about his studies of birds in a free event open to all in the Outdoor Center's Dining Hall.

The evening's topic is a discussion of bird eggs and their coloration. Many bird eggs are decorated in an amazing array of colors, in tints and spots, squiggles and blotches. Specialized physiology to 'paint' the egg in some birds would not have evolved without strong selective pressure," explains Dr. Heinrich. "In other words, the colorations promote survival and reproduction. But how?" Bernd's lecture will give listeners an explanation of the beauty of the color variety, beyond the visual, in the functional sense as well.

Dr. Heinrich is a professor emeritus ...

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Bernd Heinrich Talk: Decoding the Color Code of Birds' Eggs

12 Jul 2012 @15:03

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is pleased to welcome back renowned naturalist Bernd Heinrich on Monday, July 23, at 8:15 pm. He will speak about his studies of birds in a free event open to all in the Outdoor ... go arrow

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Day 2, U-23 World Championships Trials

27 Jun 2012 @21:28

The Small Boat Training Center (SBTC) athletes were back on course in Princeton, NJ this morning. Eight athletes in 5 crews competed in the finals of the Under-23 World Championship Trials. The stakes were high as the winner of each event earned a spot on the U23 U.S. National Team. The national team will race FISA’s U23 World Championships in Lithuania, this July 12-15.

The morning's racing again suffered sloppy cross- to tail-wind conditions as the women’s double opened the day for the SBTC. The Princeton duo of Astrid Wettstein and Molly Hamrick placed third, posting a time of 7:26.65.

The open men were the next up, with Ricky Holak and Henry Hoffstot ending fourth. The pair crossed the line in a time of 6:48.67 in one of the deeper fields of the day, missing third by 0.4s. The ...

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Day 2, U-23 World Championships Trials

27 Jun 2012 @21:28

The Small Boat Training Center (SBTC) athletes were back on course in Princeton, NJ this morning. Eight athletes in 5 crews competed in the finals of the Under-23 World Championship Trials. The stakes were high as ... go arrow

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Trail results up - #3

27 Jun 2012 @14:03

Our Tuesday Night Trail Series is three weeks in, and you can find last night's results for biking and running.

Miss this week? Come join in next Tuesday! Mountain bike or Run 5k and test yourself in a low-key environment, with little cost:  members compete free, and others are $5/race or $30 for the series. 

(Speaking of the series:  check out Avery Ellis and Callie Young CRUSHING IT in 7th and 8th overall! Strong work ladies!)

See you Tuesday at 5:30 to register!

2012 Trail Series Results for Bike or Run and Race Information

Want to make a night of it? Talk to our Front Office by 2pm on Tuesdays to reserve space at our dining hall for dinner!

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Trail results up - #3

27 Jun 2012 @14:03

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Cracking programming this July 4th!

27 Jun 2012 @12:32

Come celebrate your Independence this July 6-8 with the Outdoor Center and two great programs!

Independence Weekend
This program combines presentations, lots of hands on instruction, tours, great meals and lodging while guests explore a wide spectrum of Independence.

    -Explore food independence with area farm tours, presentations on composting and agriculture plus hands-on learning opportunities in cheese-making, bread and pizza baking in our wood-fired oven. Even more directly, your learning will be fueled all weekend by meals featuring many locally sourced ingredients!
    -Investigate energy independence by visiting a variety of renewable energy projects in Craftsbury, including solar, wind and biomass. Learn how several area homeowners have reduced their reliance on fossil fuels ...

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Cracking programming this July 4th!

27 Jun 2012 @12:32

Come celebrate your Independence this July 6-8 with the Outdoor Center and two great programs!Independence WeekendThis program combines presentations, lots of hands on instruction, tours, great meals and lodging ... go arrow

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Day 1, U-23 World Championships Trials

26 Jun 2012 @13:41

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center's Small Boat Training Center (SBTC) was in action this morning as racing got under way in sloppy tailwind conditions at the Under 23 World Championship Trials in Princeton, NJ. Six athletes representing four crews from the SBTC raced in this morning's time trials with the hopes of qualifying for the finals in their respective events. The winner of each event at the regatta will have the opportunity to represent the United States at the Under 23 World Championships in Trakai, Lithuania from July 12-15.

The SBTC had a strong showing as all crews qualified for tomorrow's finals, despite strong winds and adverse racing conditions. Ricky Holak and Henry Hoffstot posted the third fastest time in the Men's Pair with a 6:24.37, in spite of catching a boat-stopping ...

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Day 1, U-23 World Championships Trials

26 Jun 2012 @13:41

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center's Small Boat Training Center (SBTC) was in action this morning as racing got under way in sloppy tailwind conditions at the Under 23 World Championship Trials in Princeton, NJ. Six ... go arrow

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2012 Trail Series is Underway!

21 Jun 2012 @16:51

Our Tuesday Night Trail Series has completed the first two weeks of its summer run. After two weeks, Pat O'Brien has jumped out to an early lead on the men's side, with sculling coach Lisa Schlenker leading the women - you can find results here. Why not come join the fun? Mountain bike or Run 5k and test yourself in a low-key environment, with little cost:  members compete free, and others are $5/race or $30 for the series. See you next Tuesday at 5:30 to register!

2012 Trail Series Results and Race Information

Want to make a night of it? Talk to our Front Office by 2pm on Tuesdays to reserve space at our dining hall for dinner!

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2012 Trail Series is Underway!

21 Jun 2012 @16:51

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June 29th - Local Dinner!

18 Jun 2012 @13:30

Join us Friday, June 29 for a special local dinner of Asian-inspired creations, beginning at 7:00pm. In a departure from tradition, the kitchen will be serving the meal as a series of small plates, with portions sized so you can sample a broad variety of dishes while sating your appetite. Several members of the local agricultural community will be joining us this evening as well, and the more portable servings will make mingling easier as you learn more about the fresh ingredients used in the evening's meal.

Fruit juices, tea and coffee service are included with the meal. Soft drinks and small selection of beers, wines, and soft drinks are available for sale in the office, BYOB is also fine. While we won't be offering a vegetarian option per se, given the diverse nature of ...

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June 29th - Local Dinner!

18 Jun 2012 @13:30

Join us Friday, June 29 for a special local dinner of Asian-inspired creations, beginning at 7:00pm. In a departure from tradition, the kitchen will be serving the meal as a series of small plates, with portions ... go arrow

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CrossFit Class at Craftsbury

13 Jun 2012 @9:29

Beginning this Friday, Craftsbury is excited to offer a new CrossFit Class, taught by Cady Hart and Nick Petterssen of The Confluence in Montpelier. From their website: “CrossFit focuses on developing ten essential aspects of fitness:  Endurance (cardiovascular and respiratory), Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance and Accuracy. We train these qualities into our bodies by employing high intensity, short duration workouts that vary daily, and use real-world movements.” You can read more here.

Two six-week sessions will be offered this summer: June 15-July 20 and July 27-August 31. While it's not imperative that you attend an entire half, it is encouraged since classes will introduce a progression of skills.   Drop-ins will be allowed, space ...

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CrossFit Class at Craftsbury

13 Jun 2012 @9:29

Beginning this Friday, Craftsbury is excited to offer a new CrossFit Class, taught by Cady Hart and Nick Petterssen of The Confluence in Montpelier. From their website: “CrossFit focuses on developing ten essential ... go arrow

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Mountain Bike the Tuesday Trail Races

11 Jun 2012 @15:45

Tomorrow we kick off our third season of weekly trail races - but we've added twist for this anniversary:  a mountain bike class. Running's not your style? Just want to mix it up with a different approach? Now you can participate in the weekly event on two wheels as well as two feet.

Race entry, series scoring and prizes will be identical to the running version, but the cycling version will start a bit earlier to get cyclists out of the way of the runners. The other difference? Unlike the runners, cyclists will only have two courses to alternate between.

Regardless of how you choose to contest the events, they both offer a low-key way to test your fitness. Registration opens tomorrow at 5:30pm on the Upper Soccer Field by the Yoga tent. Entry is $5 for each race, $30 for the entire ...

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Mountain Bike the Tuesday Trail Races

11 Jun 2012 @15:45

Tomorrow we kick off our third season of weekly trail races - but we've added twist for this anniversary:  a mountain bike class. Running's not your style? Just want to mix it up with a different approach? Now you ... go arrow

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BKL Camp Openings

11 Jun 2012 @14:50

While our August camp is waitlisted, we have several slots open for our first BKL Daycamp, from July 16-20. The BKL day camps are always some of the most memorable weeks of the year at Craftsbury, and we're sure this year will be no exception. Skiers age 8-13 will join us daily from 9am to 3pm at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. The skiers will work hard, and play even harder!

There'll be lots of fun games, a variety of ski workouts, tons of opportunities to learn or improve skills like roller skiing, shooting with a real biathlon rifle, sculling, mountain biking, all capped by the traditional adventure race and pizza party at the end of the week. Find full details on BKL camp opportunities here.

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BKL Camp Openings

11 Jun 2012 @14:50

While our August camp is waitlisted, we have several slots open for our first BKL Daycamp, from July 16-20. The BKL day camps are always some of the most memorable weeks of the year at Craftsbury, and we're sure ... go arrow

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Hosmer Point Programming Openings

11 Jun 2012 @13:02

We posted the Rugrats program earlier - the exciting day program option at Hosmer Point (HP) - but that's only the beginning of fun at our sister organization. Spaces remain in both the residential and day camp program options this summer.

Residential camps
at HP are coed experiences for campers ages 9-15. The three overnight camps for 2012 kick off on the first of July and each run for two week sessions. Each camper has the choice of three major areas plus multiple elective opportunities. Majors for 2012 are Waterfront & Sculling, Farm Build, and A.C.E (adventure challenge excellence). Waterfront makes use of the lovely cove on Big Hosmer to scull, sail, paddle, swim and develop greater comfort in the watery world. Farm Build is a truly hands-on experience as campers design and build ...

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Hosmer Point Programming Openings

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New Craftsbury Cookbook

5 Jun 2012 @16:49

Our food has always been popular, perhaps all the more so as our kitchen continues to integrate more and more fresh, local ingredients - and now we have a new edition of our cookbook to take some of the recipes home! Just in stock as of last week, our refreshed 5th edition has many of the traditional favorites, some new offerings and healthier takes on old staples. They're on the shelves in the front office retail space. We'll continue to share recipes each month in the blog, but stop by and grab a spiral bound copy for your own. Drop the office a line if you're interested, but not coming our way soon (they do ship).

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New Craftsbury Cookbook

5 Jun 2012 @16:49

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New Green Thumbs on Campus

5 Jun 2012 @16:40

The Outdoor Center is very excited to welcome two new members to our staff this spring: Amy Schulz and Pam Jasperson. Amy and Pam will be working part-time at the Outdoor Center and Hosmer Point to manage our increasing array of gardens and will be key players in our mission to bring more local food to our tables. The sisterly duo has been working together for the past 20 years, both at the Trapp Family Lodge and in operating their own business, Cunningham Flower Farm. Cunningham Flower Farm, which they will continue to run, focuses on floral design for weddings and other special events. At Trapp's they worked as the in-house floral design specialists. Amy’s husband Eric, and son Lucas both already work for the center on the facilities and maintenance team; and daughter Anna and ...

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New Green Thumbs on Campus

5 Jun 2012 @16:40

The Outdoor Center is very excited to welcome two new members to our staff this spring: Amy Schulz and Pam Jasperson. Amy and Pam will be working part-time at the Outdoor Center and Hosmer Point to manage our ... go arrow

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Summer Trails OPEN: ATB, Disc Golf & Orienteering

25 May 2012 @13:43

The Center's summer trails are now open for fun, with three great ways to enjoy them!

Mountain Biking
Craftsbury's network of mountain bike trails currently includes around 10-12k of singletrack with another 20 or so of our core ski trails open for summer use. Mountain bike trail use is free for houseguests and members, $10 adult, $5 student day memberships are required for non-members. If you didn't bring your bike, or just want to try something new, we have a small rental fleet of Cannondale mountain bikes, in addition to trailers and tagalongs for the kids. There's lots of great dirt roads to explore too!

Disc Golf
For the past several years, Center visitors have been enjoying our disc golf. For 2012, thanks to member's generosity, we have expanded our basket count to 9 with three new ...

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Summer Trails OPEN: ATB, Disc Golf & Orienteering

25 May 2012 @13:43

The Center's summer trails are now open for fun, with three great ways to enjoy them!Mountain BikingCraftsbury's network of mountain bike trails currently includes around 10-12k of singletrack with another 20 or so ... go arrow

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Rugrats Program

22 May 2012 @13:45

We're excited to announce the creation of the Rugrats Program at our sister organization, Hosmer Point. This program is 11 one week sessions of day camp at the Hosmer Point campus starting June 11th, running through August 24th. Rugrats was designed with the 5 to 11 year old family members of Craftsbury campers in mind, but the program will also accept 5-8 year olds from the community looking for a day camp experience. Lunch and snacks are included – you only need to worry about dropping your camper off at Hosmer Point daily, ready for a full day of fun!

Rugrats campers will participate in nature activities, trail hikes, lots of fun games, arts & crafts, lifeguard-supervised waterfront activities, plus enjoy the opportunity to work on our farm with the animals and our gardens. Your ...

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Rugrats Program

22 May 2012 @13:45

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Olympic Day 2012

22 May 2012 @12:05

Craftsbury is proud to host a local edition of Olympic Day, a world-wide celebration of the Olympic movement and its ideals as well as a promotion of fitness and healthy living. This free, kids' event will be celebrated in over 160 countries this year - including right here at the Center on June 27, from 1:00-4:00pm!
 
Much of the day is modeled after the Olympics you have watched on TV. Participating kids will be named to of one of six teams. The afternoon will begin with an opening ceremony and torch lighting. After an introduction to each sport, participants and the teams will have a chance to complete challenges such as canoeing, tennis, and track and field. No prior experience necessary-just come on over and have some fun! The day will wrap up with a closing ceremony and medals.
 
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Olympic Day 2012

22 May 2012 @12:05

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Great Summer Programming from Hosmer Ponds

17 May 2012 @15:14

In addition to their open house in a week or so, the folks from the Hosmer Ponds Watershed Initiative (HPWI) have a great slate of programming this summer. If you're looking for better understanding the environment around the Center and the two Lakes in town, you should check the events out. While they all exist in our calendar, the following is a summary of the summer events:

Sunday, May 27 - Hosmer Ponds Open House
Read the news item.

Wednesday, July 18 - Presentation:  Marten & Lynx in Vermont 
Presentation by Jillian Kilborn, wildlife biologist from Island Pond and manager of the 25,000-acre Connecticut Lakes Natural Area for the NH Fish and Game Department. Event begins at 7:00pm at Craftsbury Public Library for this Hosmer Ponds Watershed Initiative event, co-sponsored with the ...

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Hosmer Ponds Open House at Hosmer Point

17 May 2012 @14:20

Craftsbury Outdoor Center is happy to extend an invitation to one and all for the Hosmer Ponds Open House, at Hosmer Point Camp, Sunday, May 27, from 5 to 7pm. The organizing group, Hosmer Ponds Watershed Initiative, is an informal group of Craftsbury and Albany residents who want to increase appreciation and understanding of this special place through outings, workshops, and gatherings. They're offering this opportunity for everyone in the area to get together with friends and neighbors and catch up on all the news from the two lakes, plus giving the broader community a chance to see some of the changes at Hosmer Point Camp (formerly Windridge).

We’ll be serving pizza from the camp's wood fired oven throughout the evening, beverages will be provided, too. Everyone’s welcome (tell ...

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Hosmer Ponds Open House at Hosmer Point

17 May 2012 @14:20

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2012 U23 SBTC Athletes Named

17 May 2012 @12:34

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is pleased to announce the acceptance of eleven athletes to the Small Boat Training Center Under-23 program for 2012. These athletes will be training under new SBTC lead coach Dan Roock and assistant coaches Lisa Schlenker and Troy Howell, as they prepare to compete at the Under-23 World Championship Trials held on Lake Mercer, NJ from June 27 to June 29.

Craftsbury will have two crews vying for the openweight women’s double. From Princeton University will be Molly Hamrick and Astrid Wettstein. Hamrick sat 2-seat in the Tiger’s 2011 NCAA Champion Varsity Eight. Wettstein is returning to Craftsbury for the second summer in a row. From Harvard University will be Mary Maginnis and Shelley Pearson. The rising seniors raced together in the double at the 2011 ...

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2012 U23 SBTC Athletes Named

17 May 2012 @12:34

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is pleased to announce the acceptance of eleven athletes to the Small Boat Training Center Under-23 program for 2012. These athletes will be training under new SBTC lead coach Dan Roock ... go arrow

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USBA Intro to Biathlon Camp

17 May 2012 @12:10

We're happy to be hosting an Intro to Biathlon Training Camp for 11-13 year olds, June 15-17. It's a great opportunity for motivated XC skiers to join the US Biathlon Team and the Craftsbury Green Racing Project for a weekend of biathlon!

Skiers will train with USBA coach Algis Shalna and members of the GRP, learning the basics of biathlon marksmanship. Training will include dryland training as well:  agility, plyometrics, trail running, ski technique drills, and a running biathlon race. Athletes will learn lots about biathlon and what it’s like to train and compete at a high level. Algis is an Olympic Gold Medalist, and athletes from the USBA Jr and Sr National teams will be helping out at the camp.

Cost for the camp is $185 and includes room/board, coaching and equipment. Find out ...

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USBA Intro to Biathlon Camp

17 May 2012 @12:10

We're happy to be hosting an Intro to Biathlon Training Camp for 11-13 year olds, June 15-17. It's a great opportunity for motivated XC skiers to join the US Biathlon Team and the Craftsbury Green Racing Project for ... go arrow

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2012 BKL Daycamps

17 May 2012 @11:52

The BKL day camps are always some of the most memorable weeks of the year at Craftsbury, and we're sure this year will be no exception. This July 16-20th and August 13-17, skiers age 8-13 will join us daily from 9am to 3pm at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. The skiers will work hard, and play even harder!

There'll be lots of fun games, a variety of ski workouts, tons of opportunities to learn or improve skills like roller skiing, shooting with a real biathlon rifle, sculling, mountain biking, all capped by the traditional adventure race and pizza party at the end of the week. Don't miss it!

Get all the details on registration, pricing and more over here. Right now, only Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club Members can sign up, but on May 29 registration will open to the general public. Want to ...

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2012 BKL Daycamps

17 May 2012 @11:52

The BKL day camps are always some of the most memorable weeks of the year at Craftsbury, and we're sure this year will be no exception. This July 16-20th and August 13-17, skiers age 8-13 will join us daily from 9am ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Skiers Named to USST/NENSA Teams

17 May 2012 @11:20

The ski world is returning to work from its April hiatus, and with the return comes the nominations to '12-13 teams. An astonishing sixteen Craftsbury affiliated skiers have been named to a variety of teams for the '12-13 season.

The highest profile team nomination was of course the US Ski Team for '12-13. Craftsbury Green Racer Ida Sargent will again be representing the US at the B level of Ski Team Support. To this point, her schedule hasn't been finalized, but the nomination means that the Barton, Vermont skier will again be mixing it up on the FIS World Cup this coming winter. The re-nomination is a solid endorsement of the progress Ida made this past winter, with a second place at US Nationals in the 20k Classic mass start, being part of the US women's 5th placed relay team in ...

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Craftsbury Skiers Named to USST/NENSA Teams

17 May 2012 @11:20

The ski world is returning to work from its April hiatus, and with the return comes the nominations to '12-13 teams. An astonishing sixteen Craftsbury affiliated skiers have been named to a variety of teams for the ... go arrow

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NEK Farm to Yarn Tour with the Art House

15 May 2012 @18:07

This Sunday, May 20, from 11:30 to 5:00pm, the folks from the Art House on the Common have organized a van tour with the Center to tour three farms and learn how they raise animals for their fiber, how it's processed to create wonderful wool art and clothing. Farm activities include tours, meeting the critters, knitting and spinning demos and more.

The van will depart the Art House at 11:30am, and return to by 5:00pm. Craftsbury house guests are free, but the Art House requests $10/person otherwise. Snacks available at some of the farms along the way, but bring your own lunch. Find out more from the Art House website, or look at the larger event website over at NEKTTA. RSVP your interest to the Art House, or call 802-586-2545.

RSVP to the Art House, or find out more about the event

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NEK Farm to Yarn Tour with the Art House

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Kudos for Keith

8 May 2012 @13:41

Long-time Craftsbury groomer, race organizer, and staff member Keith Woodward has recently been named part of the 2012 class of the Mount Washington Road Race Hall of Fame. Keith will be inducted in June as part of the 3rd class of the Hall of Fame in recognition of his win, the number of times he's competed (36!!!), and the consistency he's demonstrated throughout the effort. From the press release announcing the feat:

"Keith Woodward, of Stowe, Vermont, won the Mt. Washington Road Race just once, but no one has run this race more often or more consistently. Woodward won in 1983 with a time of 1:06:38, and 28 years later (2011) he set a new age group record for men 60-64, with a time of 1:21:29. Between 1973 and last year, he has completed the race 36 times, the most finishes by ...

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Kudos for Keith

8 May 2012 @13:41

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Two GRP Skiers to '12-13 USBA National Team

3 May 2012 @14:09

Craftsbury Green Racing Project skiers Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker have been named to the 2012-13 US Biathlon Team.

Dunklee's inclusion represents a steady climb over the past several winters. USBA offers national-caliber athletes different levels of support depending on results and perceived potential. Since beginning the sport in 2008, Dunklee has made her way from the IBU Cup team, through lower levels of support, to being elevated to a full member of the A1" team this coming winter after spending much of the winter on the IBU World Cup. Dunklee's 5th at 2012 World Championships in the individual race tied the best Championship result ever by a US woman. She ended her first-ever World Cup season ranked 34th in the total score - a very auspicious start to an international ...

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Two GRP Skiers to '12-13 USBA National Team

3 May 2012 @14:09

Craftsbury Green Racing Project skiers Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker have been named to the 2012-13 US Biathlon Team. Dunklee's inclusion represents a steady climb over the past several winters. USBA offers ... go arrow

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Jess Cover on WCAX

3 May 2012 @12:34

Yesterday, Craftsbury Running Coach Jess Cover was on the local CBS affiliate, WCAX, talking about marathon training in advance of the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon, May 27. Find the video from the interview here.

Want to get the full scoop on Marathon training from Jess and the rest of our coaching staff? Join us for a running camp - there's still space in Marathon Week this July 15-21. Find the schedule for all of this summer's camps here.

WCAX interview with Jess Cover
2012 Running Camp information

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Jess Cover on WCAX

3 May 2012 @12:34

Yesterday, Craftsbury Running Coach Jess Cover was on the local CBS affiliate, WCAX, talking about marathon training in advance of the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon, May 27. Find the video from the interview go arrow

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NLTRD '12 - Intro to Rowing

2 May 2012 @13:21

First time rowers ages 12 and up are invited to join us for Craftsbury’s 2012 edition of USRowing’s National Learn to Row Day on Saturday, June 2 from 1:30-3:30. This FREE event will lead novice rowers through the basics of the stroke, address safety topics, cover parts of the boat and other relevant terminology, plus offer dryland and on-water opportunities to row under the supervision of the SBTC athletes and Craftsbury coaches.

This opportunity is a great way for newcomers to try the sport, close to home, free of charge. The sole downside? Only 20 spaces are available for the event. Call today to reserve: 802-586-7767.

Read complete details on USRowing's website.

Rowed before, but still want to get out? Join us instead for our Hosmer Community Rowing Club. Read more.

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NLTRD '12 - Intro to Rowing

2 May 2012 @13:21

First time rowers ages 12 and up are invited to join us for Craftsbury’s 2012 edition of USRowing’s National Learn to Row Day on Saturday, June 2 from 1:30-3:30. This FREE event will lead novice rowers through ... go arrow

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New Running Programs for 2012

19 Apr 2012 @15:15

Have you noticed all the new running programming this summer? While we've been offering running camps since the early Reagan years, 2012 offers what we think is our biggest selection of program options ever, with three entirely new programs and one program that is only a year old to go with our stalwart camp options.

Our first new option is Running & Yoga from June 17-22. Yoga has always played big role in all our camps, but this offering strengthens that connection with daily yoga options. The yoga curriculum for the week will focus on increasing our range of motion, improving balance, rehabilitating injuries and opening tight places. On the track, trails, and roads, we'll cover a broad range of topics from specific workouts, form/technical considerations, broader training ...

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New Running Programs for 2012

19 Apr 2012 @15:15

Have you noticed all the new running programming this summer? While we've been offering running camps since the early Reagan years, 2012 offers what we think is our biggest selection of program options ever, with ... go arrow

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Lynn in New England Runner

18 Apr 2012 @12:26

Craftsbury Running Program Director Lynn Jennings figures prominently in this month's feature on the 1992 World Cross Country Championships held in Boston - her third consecutive World Cross Country title, taken on a course she raced throughout her career. Pretty cool stuff - find the article here.

Are you a high school cross country runner? Be sure to join Lynn at a new camp we'll be launching soon specifically for you! Keep checking back to the website.

New England Runner 1992 World Championship Feature

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Lynn in New England Runner

18 Apr 2012 @12:26

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Judy Interviewed by Fasterskier

17 Apr 2012 @16:16

Check out the interview on Fasterskier with Judy about SuperTour Finals preparation and snowmaking. Pretty cool!

Notes from Spring Series:  An Interview with Judy Geer

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Judy Interviewed by Fasterskier

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Trails still Drying Out

16 Apr 2012 @14:21

One side effect of the early warmth is that much of the Northern Vermont's trails are ahead of schedule in terms of their readiness for hiking, cycling and other warm-weather activities. While the Center's summer trail network is improving, and definitely ahead of where it generally is at this point on the calendar, we ask that you hold off on mountain biking a little longer. Some spots are certainly ready - but we'd prefer to open when the entire network can be utilized.

Thanks for you understanding. It's sure that we'll be open for all trail uses before too much longer!

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Trails still Drying Out

16 Apr 2012 @14:21

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Wanted: Wax Tech for GRP '12-'13 Season

12 Apr 2012 @15:06

Calling all Wax Wizards & Grind Gurus:  the Craftsbury Green Racing Project is looking for an experienced Wax Tech for the 2012-2013 season. Responsibilities would include all waxing-related decisions, management of ski fleet, travel with team to most races. The position is seasonal, running from roughly November through March; with potential for additional work assisting with coaching, or other programs or work at the Outdoor Center. Applicant must have several years' experience with waxing skis for high level athletes and competitions. Direct questions and résumés to skiing@craftsbury.com. Application deadline of May 15.

Job Listing

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Wanted: Wax Tech for GRP '12-'13 Season

12 Apr 2012 @15:06

Calling all Wax Wizards & Grind Gurus:  the Craftsbury Green Racing Project is looking for an experienced Wax Tech for the 2012-2013 season. Responsibilities would include all waxing-related decisions, management ... go arrow

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2012-13 GRP Skiers

12 Apr 2012 @13:47

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is pleased to announce five new additions to the Green Racing Project (GRP) for 2012. The GRP works to provide an environment where post-collegiate skiers can focus on a high level of training, while also work on a broad range of projects supporting the mission of the Outdoor Center. Thanks to their ski speed and mission-related abilities, we are excited to welcome Amy Glen, Alex Howe, Nils Koons, Caitlin Patterson, and Gordon Vermeer to our program.

Amy Glen is the first of two Alaskans to join us this year. The Anchorage native will be making the short drive from UVM to Craftsbury as she joins the team. During her last two seasons as a Catamount, she never finished lower than 10th on the EISA circuit, capping her collegiate career edging Dartmouth's ...

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2012-13 GRP Skiers

12 Apr 2012 @13:47

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is pleased to announce five new additions to the Green Racing Project (GRP) for 2012. The GRP works to provide an environment where post-collegiate skiers can focus on a high level of ... go arrow

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Mud and Ice Quadrathlon 2012 Results

12 Apr 2012 @12:52

The Mud and Ice Quadrathlon results were delayed due to some technical difficulties, but now you can check them out here. Big thanks to all who came out for the reincarnation of the event, and we're already looking forward to next year.

2012 Mud and Ice Quadrathlon Results

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Mud and Ice Quadrathlon 2012 Results

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2012 Tuesday Night Trail Series

11 Apr 2012 @17:16

Whether you're looking for a new routine or hoping to test your fitness, the Tuesday Night 5k Trail Runs are a great option. Our weekly 5k Trail Running Series will get underway for summer 2012 starting June 12th. Races are every Tuesday evening starting at 6pm sharp, with registration opening at 5:30pm on the Upper Soccer Field by the Yoga Tent. Entry is $5 for each race or $30 for the entire series - annual members run FREE! Full info.

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2012 Tuesday Night Trail Series

11 Apr 2012 @17:16

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SuperTour GRP Racing Wrap-up

11 Apr 2012 @14:15

In addition to their hosting duties, the Green Racing Project (GRP) skiers competed during the USSA SuperTour Finals/Long Distance Nationals we hosted at the end of March. Lots of great results, lots of great stories, lots of coverage, lots and lots of photos - way more depth and breadth of coverage than we can hope to reproduce here. Definitely worth checking out if you haven't already.

The home team had plenty to cheer about throughout the nearly ten days of the event. The GRP men's and women's team leaders from each stage were -

Prologue - 3.2k freestyle:
5th - Susan Dunklee
12th - Tim Reynolds

Mass Start - 10/15k classic:
7th - Ida Sargent
6th - Bryan Cook

Classic Sprint:
6th - Ida (4 GRP qualifiers)
6th - Tim (4 GRP qualifiers)

Hill Climb - freestyle:
7th - Susan
13th - Bryan

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SuperTour GRP Racing Wrap-up

11 Apr 2012 @14:15

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2012 Hosmer Community Rowing Club

11 Apr 2012 @13:33

While the water is not especially inviting right now, summer will soon be here. What better way to enjoy it then from the seat of a rowing shell? Beginning May 25, the 2012 edition of the Hosmer Community Rowing Club will meet Tuesdays and Fridays at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center's Boathouse on Big Hosmer Pond. Sessions will continue until Septmber 28. Tuesday sessions will run from 5:30-7:00pm and Fridays from 2:00-3:30pm. Both sessions will be led again this year by Craftsbury staff, coaches and Small Boat Training Center athletes as they train with the goal of representing the US in international competition.

Click through to get all the details on the waiver, making sure your membership is current and other important details. Hope to see you on the water this summer!

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2012 Hosmer Community Rowing Club

11 Apr 2012 @13:33

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Craftsbury Scullers at NSR-1

22 Mar 2012 @7:34

Craftsbury SBTC alumni kicked off the 2012 season competing at the National Selection Regatta 1 at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. While this event was the most important for single scullers, doubles partners Tom and Pete Graves, plus their brother and cousin, lightweight single scullers John Graves and Brian DeRegt used the event as a training race to gauge their fitness as they prepare for upcoming Olympic Trials. The men’s single event featured a deep and strong field of 33 entries. In the time trial Peter Graves led the Craftsbury scullers with an impressive third place finish, only 1.13 seconds behind Warren Anderson’s winning time of 6:40.07. DeRegt also laid down a very fast time and qualified for the semifinals by finishing 5th, only 1.76 seconds out. ...

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Craftsbury Scullers at NSR-1

22 Mar 2012 @7:34

Craftsbury SBTC alumni kicked off the 2012 season competing at the National Selection Regatta 1 at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. While this event was the most important for single scullers, ... go arrow

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New American Club Record for Craftsbury Camper

13 Mar 2012 @16:47

Judith Tripp of New York City, a long time Craftsbury runner whose versatility is well known (Judith runs marathons, road miles and competes in triathlon), competed in the mile relay at the venerable Millrose Games track meet in New York City on February 11. Held on the lightning fast Armory track, Judith and her Central Park Track Club teammates ran 6:06 which was good for a new American Club Record. Judith reports, “I raced in my new track spikes which I had spent good time breaking in so they were fast and comfortable. I was a bit worried about what my split would be but I was determined to do my best and it’s surprising what you can do when you really push!”

Congratulations Judith!

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New American Club Record for Craftsbury Camper

13 Mar 2012 @16:47

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GRP Weekend Wrap

12 Mar 2012 @10:02

Susan Dunklee is the real deal.

Last week she posted the top result ever for an American woman in international biathlon compeition with her 5th place in the 15km Individual at Biathlon World Championships in Ruhpolding, Germany. This weekend she followed up by skiing the second leg of a strong relay finish by the American women in 11th. They shot clean using 9 extra rounds and were 4 minutes behind the victorious German squad. 

The next day she toed the line as the sole American woman to qualify for the 30 person mass start event, mainly on the basis of her performance in the individual earlier in the week.

And Susan did not disappoint. She mateched the best shooters in the field with only 1 miss over 4 stages to finish in 16th, only 1:30 behind the winner and just 0:30 from 5th place, ...

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GRP Weekend Wrap

12 Mar 2012 @10:02

Susan Dunklee is the real deal.Last week she posted the top result ever for an American woman in international biathlon compeition with her 5th place in the 15km Individual at Biathlon World Championships in ... go arrow

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Winter Tri #3 Results

9 Mar 2012 @10:45

With local turnout depressed by BKL festival commitments, only seven hearty souls toed the line of the third winter triathlon. Find results here.

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Winter Tri #3 Results

9 Mar 2012 @10:45

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SUSAN 5TH AT WORLDS!!!

7 Mar 2012 @20:55

Craftsbury Green Racing Project athlete Susan Dunklee has just posted the best result of her young career (5th!!!) at the IBU World Championships at Ruhpolding, Germany in the 15k Women's Individual. Susan's shooting results have begun to mirror her ski speed, as she only missed one shot all day, in the

 

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SUSAN 5TH AT WORLDS!!!

7 Mar 2012 @20:55

Craftsbury Green Racing Project athlete Susan Dunklee has just posted the best result of her young career (5th!!!) at the IBU World Championships at Ruhpolding, Germany in the 15k Women's Individual. Susan's ... go arrow

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Dunklee 36th at Biathlon World Champs

6 Mar 2012 @14:35

Susan Dunklee moved up almost 20 places in the 10km pursuit to finish 36th at Biathlon World Championships in Ruhpolding, Germany on Sunday. 

With 4 misses in the sprint race and a 53rd place finish, Susan told Fasterskier.com that she felt fortunate to qualify for the pursuit. Well, she certainly made the most of it. She had one fewer miss over four shooting stages, a near season best 85% on the range for Dunklee. She led the American squad with her teammate Sara Studebaker, the only other American woman to qualify for the pursuit, in 41st.

Meanwhile, Ida Sargent again saw World Cup action in Laht Finland. She finished 52nd in the classic sprint event. Ida will race in Drammen, Norway tomorrow in another classic sprint, and will return to Vermont to race at SuperTour Finals and ...

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Dunklee 36th at Biathlon World Champs

6 Mar 2012 @14:35

Susan Dunklee moved up almost 20 places in the 10km pursuit to finish 36th at Biathlon World Championships in Ruhpolding, Germany on Sunday. With 4 misses in the sprint race and a 53rd place finish, Susan told ... go arrow

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CNSC Shines at BKL Festival

6 Mar 2012 @14:26

CNSC's younger crowd turned in some impressive performances at the New England Bill Koch Festival in Great Glen, NH last weekend. The Festival again broke particpation records with over 575 kids this year! Craftsbury had 25 BKL skiers in attendence:

Orion Cenkl
Avery and Claire Ellis
Benjamin Gillott
Anders Hanson
Olivia Jones
Anica Koontz Miller
Matthew Lawlor
Cormac and Ani Leahy
Marika and Quincy Massey-Bierman
David and Alan Moody
Jacob Morse
Kestrel Owens
Adrienne and Maya Remick
Molly Stanciu
Finn and Phoebe Sweet
Kai and Max Wingensiefen
Callie and Jack Young

Quite a crew!

Saturday's classic relay competitions greeted all the skiers with some tricky wax conditions with windy weather and fresh snow. Coach Jeremy Nellis described Saturday's condtions as one of the top two trickiest wax days he's ...

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CNSC Shines at BKL Festival

6 Mar 2012 @14:26

CNSC's younger crowd turned in some impressive performances at the New England Bill Koch Festival in Great Glen, NH last weekend. The Festival again broke particpation records with over 575 kids this year! ... go arrow

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Fast & Female XC Clinic at Craftsbury

6 Mar 2012 @12:24

Coming to the Center this April 1st, 2012:   Fast and Female XC Clinic! Join World Cup and Olympic skiers, including Chandra Crawford, Kikkan Randall, Craftsbury's own Ida Sargent, and Montpelier's Liz Stephen for a day of skiing, dancing, yoga, autographs and stories from the World Cup. 

Girls ages 9-18 of all skiing abilities (including beginners!) are welcome to sign up now for this event online. This is a special early registration opportunity available to local participants. Registration will open to the broader public on March 12th, so don't hesitate to sign up now - these events tend to fill up quickly!

The Center will be offsetting much of the costs usually associated with the event to bring the cost for this full-day event to only $7, including lunch, a Fast and Female buff, ...

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Fast & Female XC Clinic at Craftsbury

6 Mar 2012 @12:24

Coming to the Center this April 1st, 2012:   Fast and Female XC Clinic! Join World Cup and Olympic skiers, including Chandra Crawford, Kikkan Randall, Craftsbury's own Ida Sargent, and Montpelier's Liz Stephen for a ... go arrow

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CNSC Juniors Top 20 at JWC

28 Feb 2012 @21:46

In the final races of the Junior World Biathlon Championships in Kontiolahti, Finland, CNSC's Ethan Dreissigacker and Tara Geraghty Moats improved on their solid results earlier in the week to post exceptional finishes. 

Both Ethan and Tara led the American squad in 6km and 10km sprint races respectively. Tara finished 18th with 2 misses on the range, and Ethan had only a single miss to finish in 20th. 

“I was pretty excited that I held onto 20th because that was my best result at my first Junior Worlds in Ruhpolding, Germany” Dreissigacker told Fasterskier.com

While neither of the pair were able to match their performances in the pursuit (Ethan slipped to a respectable 30th with 6 misses and Tara to 52nd with 9), the sprint races capped a solid week of biathlon competition at the ...

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CNSC Juniors Top 20 at JWC

28 Feb 2012 @21:46

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March 4 Triathlon

28 Feb 2012 @8:45

Just a note and a quick reminder of the Winter Triathlon, Sunday, March 4th at 11am. While registration is DOR, Keith hopes to gain some insight as to how many transition zones he needs to build. Drop him a line if you plan on making it this Sunday.

See you this weekend!

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March 4 Triathlon

28 Feb 2012 @8:45

Just a note and a quick reminder of the Winter Triathlon, Sunday, March 4th at 11am. While registration is DOR, Keith hopes to gain some insight as to how many transition zones he needs to build. go arrow

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Bullies go Bio

27 Feb 2012 @18:02

We recently starting getting our off-road diesel from Bourne's Energy in Morrisville - a local supplier of bio-diesel mixes. Bourne's gets their bio from White Mountain Biodiesel in North Haverhill, NH. White Mountain only uses waste vegetable oil that they pick up Vermont and New Hampshire as their feedstock, rather than using virgin oils - an important consideration we feel when sourcing bio-fuels.

We're starting with B5 (5% biodiesel, 95% petro diesel), and will be increasing our biodiesel precentage with each successive refill of our 1000 gallon bulk tank. Long-time biodiesel/veggie oil user (and Craftsbury groomer) Lucas Schulz explains:  "Bio gels at higher temperatures than regular diesel, so that's why we're starting off with B5 and slowing upping it and seeing how the ...

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Bullies go Bio

27 Feb 2012 @18:02

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2012-13 GRP Application Process Now Open

24 Feb 2012 @13:12

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project (GRP) is now accepting applications for the 2012-13 training year. Space will be limited, but we hope to be able to add a few new members to the team. Applications will be due by March 22nd and decisions will be made by April 1 at the latest.

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project is enjoying another successful year, with a member on the USST B team, another member on the USBA World Cup squad, a second biathlete on the USBA U26 team, several top-10s and a podium at Nationals, SuperTour wins and podiums, and the Eastern Cup overall women’s winner to name a few highlights of the year thus far.

The GRP is a program of the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, a non-profit organization whose mission is:

  1. to support and promote participation and excellence in lifelong ...
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2012-13 GRP Application Process Now Open

24 Feb 2012 @13:12

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project (GRP) is now accepting applications for the 2012-13 training year. Space will be limited, but we hope to be able to add a few new members to the team. Applications will be due by ... go arrow

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CNSC at Biathlon Junior World Championships

24 Feb 2012 @12:13

For the second year in a room, CNSC boasts two representatives on the US Squad at these Junior World Championships in Kontiolahti, Finland. Ethan Dreissigacker makes his final appearance as a 20 year-old junior while Tara Geraghty-Moats is competing in the youth category.

This week saw their first two competitions, the individual and relay events. Both CNSC skiers started in each event. Ethan, along with most of the field, struggled on the range in tricky shooty conditions. He had 7 misses and settled for 53rd place overall in the 15km event. Tara similarly had 8 misses, but as a relative newcomer to biathlon, has showed considerable improvement on the shooting range. She finished in 44th in the 10km.

In the 4x7.5km junior relay event, Ethan scrambled for the American team. He used 4 ...

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CNSC at Biathlon Junior World Championships

24 Feb 2012 @12:13

For the second year in a room, CNSC boasts two representatives on the US Squad at these Junior World Championships in Kontiolahti, Finland. Ethan Dreissigacker makes his final appearance as a 20 year-old junior ... go arrow

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Egan and Reynolds 2nd in Birkie Sprints

24 Feb 2012 @12:11

On Thursday afternoon Clare Egan and Tim Reynolds did the GRP proud in front of a good crowd along Main Street in Hayward, WI. In the Elite Birkie Sprints, a short 250m out-and-back exhibition event, Reynolds and Egan both advanced to the finals of the men's and women's fields only to be best in the last round of the day.

The event featured a large men's field and a predominantly European one. Reynolds was the only American in the final four of an event that showcased a head to head format that saw the winner advancing to the next round and the loser eliminated. Reynolds was outstretched at the line by an impressively limber Dmitry Ozerski of Russia.

On the women's side, Clare won both of her quarter and semi final heats by solid margins only to fall short to a strong Jennie Bender of ...

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Egan and Reynolds 2nd in Birkie Sprints

24 Feb 2012 @12:11

On Thursday afternoon Clare Egan and Tim Reynolds did the GRP proud in front of a good crowd along Main Street in Hayward, WI. In the Elite Birkie Sprints, a short 250m out-and-back exhibition event, Reynolds and ... go arrow

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Distance Nationals Date Clarification

21 Feb 2012 @15:19

A quick, but important clarification about dates for US Long Distance Nationals being held at the Craftsbury Nordic Center. The correct schedule for US Long Distance Nationals at Craftsbury is as follows:

Friday, March 30:  Women’s 30k skate mass start
Saturday, March 31:  Men’s 50k skate mass start
 
These dates were correctly published on the FIS website and in the USSA Competition Guide. However, we have recently discovered that conflicting dates were published in several other places. We wish we had caught this sooner, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
 
For the latest info about both SuperTour Finals and Long Distance Nationals, please visit www.2012supertourfinals.com. Registration will be available at SkiReg in the next few days.

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Distance Nationals Date Clarification

21 Feb 2012 @15:19

A quick, but important clarification about dates for US Long Distance Nationals being held at the Craftsbury Nordic Center. The correct schedule for US Long Distance Nationals at Craftsbury is as follows:Friday, ... go arrow

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Where Snow is still King

21 Feb 2012 @12:38

Check out this article from the Albany (NY) Times Union:  "Where Snow is still King". The author of the piece discovered what Craftsbury skiers, houseguests and members have known all this winter - we've consistently been the place for the most snow and terrain in '11-'12.

Despite a lack of cooperation from Mother Nature, we're still making our stand:  96k of trails open this morning and we blew snow all last night until mid-morning. Hopefully we're earning a nice, big storm from Ullr or whomever is in charge of winter these days! Think snow!

Albany Times Union Article, "Where Snow is still King"

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Where Snow is still King

21 Feb 2012 @12:38

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Full Weekend Ahead

16 Feb 2012 @13:55

Regrettably, there's not much snow in much of New England this winter. Wish everyone was skiing in the same conditions we've been fortunate enough to enjoy this winter, but many are not so lucky. Races have been moved all season - and this week is no different. We'll be hosting four races over the next four days:

Thursday, Feb 16 - North Country Twilight sprints, starting around 4pm. Watch tomorrow's stars rip it up tonight on the fields.

Saturday, Feb 18 - Williams College Carnival - enjoy watching some of the fastest college skiers in the country to our trails!

Saturday and Sunday, Feb 18-19 - TD Bank NENSA Eastern Cup Finals. The EC opened here last December, and now we're closing it down too. As we are only acting as host venue, go to NENSA's website for Eastern Cup details.

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Full Weekend Ahead

16 Feb 2012 @13:55

Regrettably, there's not much snow in much of New England this winter. Wish everyone was skiing in the same conditions we've been fortunate enough to enjoy this winter, but many are not so lucky. Races have been ... go arrow

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2012 SuperTour Finals Website - now live!

16 Feb 2012 @13:51

March is coming up fast - and so is the SuperTour Finals! We've made limited mention of this event in the past, but now you can stay up on all the developments surrounding the SuperTour at Craftsbury this spring on its own dedicated website - www.2012supertourfinals.com. You can be sure you're getting the latest information on the event too, by following its Twitter stream, via the handle @2012STFinals.

Looking forward to some great racing!

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2012 SuperTour Finals Website - now live!

16 Feb 2012 @13:51

March is coming up fast - and so is the SuperTour Finals! We've made limited mention of this event in the past, but now you can stay up on all the developments surrounding the SuperTour at Craftsbury this spring on ... go arrow

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Sierra Ski-Orienteering

15 Feb 2012 @15:09

The first round of the 2012 Ski-Orienteering World Cup just concluded in the Truckee/Lake Tahoe region of California. The series of seven races in right around seven days (January 27 to February 4) also included North American and U.S. National Championships. Many skiers from New England (including Craftsbury skiers Adrian and Kestrel Owens) and national teams from Europe made the trip west. While the Swedes, Norwegians, and Russians dominated the World Cup podium, New England skiers also placed well, taking home improved world rankings and most of the national championship medals.

Craftsbury member Adrian Owens, had his best World Cup race in the sprint placing 27th and simultaneously capturing the top North American spot. His long distance event, and final sprint race were also fast ...

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Sierra Ski-Orienteering

15 Feb 2012 @15:09

The first round of the 2012 Ski-Orienteering World Cup just concluded in the Truckee/Lake Tahoe region of California. The series of seven races in right around seven days (January 27 to February 4) also included ... go arrow

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O'Brien 3rd at Owl Creek Chase - Updated

13 Feb 2012 @15:12

Another big weekend for the Green Racing Project is in the books. 

At home, Clare Egan took on the college girls a the Dartmouth Carnival 5km skate, again at the Trapp Family Lodge due to poor snow coverage throughout much of New England. Clare finished 6th in a tough collegiate field. Results

On the SuperTour, Patrick O'Brien led the men's squad at the Owl Creek Chase in Aspen, CO with a 3rd place finish. It was his second podium of the weekend, with Dylan McGuffin and Patrick sharing the podium in 2nd and 3rd in the classic sprint qualifier on Saturday. Nils Koons also posted a strong finish in the 10km classic with a 6th place finish. The GRP reunites with Pepa and Co. in Madison next weekend. They're looking forward to returning to sea level after a tough stint racing up high.

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O'Brien 3rd at Owl Creek Chase - Updated

13 Feb 2012 @15:12

Another big weekend for the Green Racing Project is in the books. At home, Clare Egan took on the college girls a the Dartmouth Carnival 5km skate, again at the Trapp Family Lodge due to poor snow coverage ... go arrow

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BKL at the Trapps Eastern Cup

9 Feb 2012 @12:18

Great turnout by the Craftsbury BKL racers for last weekend's Eastern Cup at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe. No less than 18 Craftsbury racers flew the colors around Morton's Maze in Stowe, netting six podium appearances and three wins! Strong work one and all, and big thanks to Morrisville Nordic's Josh Carlson for organizing a great event.

Results (Note - 3rd and 4th boys race:  Jack Seivwright and Jack Young's finish places are flip flopped).

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BKL at the Trapps Eastern Cup

9 Feb 2012 @12:18

Great turnout by the Craftsbury BKL racers for last weekend's Eastern Cup at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe. No less than 18 Craftsbury racers flew the colors around Morton's Maze in Stowe, netting six podium ... go arrow

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Winter Tri #2 - POSTPONED

9 Feb 2012 @11:45

Updated 9 Feb 12:

Craftsbury groomer and triathlete extraordinaire, Keith Woodward is organizing another low-key winter triathlon, .

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Winter Tri #2 - POSTPONED

9 Feb 2012 @11:45

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Ida Breaks Through to 12th

8 Feb 2012 @18:31

In another weekend of racing by Craftsbury representatives all over the world, Ida Sargent took the headline with her 12th place finish in the freestyle sprint in Moscow, Russia. 

Ida has been knocking on the door all winter long, and in just her third career appearance in the sprint rounds, she managed to move on from her quarter final heat with a 3rd place finish in one of the day's fastest heats. She was ultimately knocked out in the semi-finals, in a heat that included no fewer than three American women, a first on the World Cup for the USA in another historic day for the women's team. Her result was good for 12th place, Ida's top finish yet on the World Stage. Results

In domestic racing, the GRP's male trio and CNSC's Nils Koons contested the Boulder Mountain Tour, part of the ...

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Ida Breaks Through to 12th

8 Feb 2012 @18:31

In another weekend of racing by Craftsbury representatives all over the world, Ida Sargent took the headline with her 12th place finish in the freestyle sprint in Moscow, Russia. Ida has been knocking on the door ... go arrow

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2012 Marathon Survey is Live

8 Feb 2012 @9:16

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2012 Marathon Survey is Live

8 Feb 2012 @9:16

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2012 Marathon Splits

3 Feb 2012 @17:52

Just a note to say you can find limited split information from the 2012 Marathon here - note the use of the word "limited." Complete, official results remain over here

 

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2012 Marathon Splits

3 Feb 2012 @17:52

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2012 Marathon Tee Shirts

3 Feb 2012 @17:27

Did you order a 2012 Marathon tee shirt and forget to pick it up last weekend? You're in good company. If you're one of those skiers, drop the office a line, and they'll work out details of how to get it to you. Thanks!

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2012 Marathon Tee Shirts

3 Feb 2012 @17:27

Did you order a 2012 Marathon tee shirt and forget to pick it up last weekend? You're in good company. If you're one of those skiers, go arrow

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Tour de Twin Cities Wrap

31 Jan 2012 @21:57

The Tour de Twin Cities concluded on Sunday with a 20km skate pursuit at Green Acres in St. Paul. With Maria Stuber sidelined by illness, it was up the boys to continue their strong charge in Saturday's mass start event where the GRP placed 4 in the top 8. 

At the end of the day, Patrick O'Brien held on to his 2nd place overall ranking, and with it a $2000 prize. Dylan McGuffin also finished in the money with a strong 5th place after two strong performances in the final stages of the Tour.

Bryan Cook ended the week ranked 7th in the Overall, and Tim Reynolds in 12th. 

In the pursuit, Bryan also ended a fine weekend of racing, crossing the finish line in 3rd place standing in the two day pursuit in St. Paul. He had the 4th fastest split time of the day over 20km.

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Tour de Twin Cities Wrap

31 Jan 2012 @21:57

The Tour de Twin Cities concluded on Sunday with a 20km skate pursuit at Green Acres in St. Paul. With Maria Stuber sidelined by illness, it was up the boys to continue their strong charge in Saturday's mass start ... go arrow

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2012 Marathon Results - UPDATED

31 Jan 2012 @19:05

Check out the complete 2012 Marathon results here. Our searchable results page will produce as specific of a results' set as you wish. For example, to view the Women's 25km, select "Race - 25km" for Event and "Female" for Gender, then click the Search button. 

Podiums:

Women's 25k
1- Julia Harrison 01:15:59.40
2- Karina Packer
3- Elise Seyferth

Men's 25k
1- Steven Mangan 01:02:47.00
2- Silas Talbot
3- Hans Halvorsen

Women's 50k
1- Clare Egan, 02:32:20.90
2- Robyn Anderson
3- Emily Blackmer

Men's 50k
1- Nils Koons, 02:06:57.80
2- Eli Enman
3- Scott Lacy

Thanks to all who made the day a great one!

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2012 Marathon Results - UPDATED

31 Jan 2012 @19:05

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Craftsbury On Top at TdTC

28 Jan 2012 @16:01

Dylan McGuffin outsprinted current Tour de Twin Cities leader and Team Birkie's Matt Liebsch by a literal inch in the 10km classic mass start to take his first victory of the season, and his first podium at a NorAm. See the picture here!

On this sunny saturday morning at Green Acres Rec Area in St. Paul, MN, Craftsbury's green suits paced the field for the most of the race. Patrick O'Brien won the intermediary sprint, adding 15 points to solidy his 2nd place in the Overall Classification. He ultimately finished 8th on the day. Bryan Cook and Tim Reynolds filled in the gaps in 4th and 6th respectively, making it the strongest day yet for Craftsbury at the Tour with all four of their men finishing in the top 8. 

Maria Stuber came down with a stomach bug on Friday and did not race ...

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Craftsbury On Top at TdTC

28 Jan 2012 @16:01

Dylan McGuffin outsprinted current Tour de Twin Cities leader and Team Birkie's Matt Liebsch by a literal inch in the 10km classic mass start to take his first victory of the season, and his first podium at a NorAm. ... go arrow

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Tour de Twin Cities Update

26 Jan 2012 @13:51

Tim Reynolds and Patrick O'Brien led a strong showing by the Green Racing Project in the 3rd Stage of the Tour de Twin Cities. In the 1.4km Skate Sprint under the lights at Wirth Park in Minneapolis yesterday evening, Reynolds topped the field, with his teammate a slim 1/2 second behind. 

Dylan McGuffin turned in a solid 7th place, with Bryan Cook in 11th to round out an impressive overall performance by the men's squad. Maria Stuber finished 5th in the women's field. 

With his consistent finishes, Patrick now sits in 3rd in the Overall Classification, and Maria in 5th. Updated standings and full results from each stage are here. Fasterskier coverage is here.

The Tour wraps up this weekend with classic and skate distance races at Green Acres Recreation Area in St. Paul.

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Tour de Twin Cities Update

26 Jan 2012 @13:51

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Big Weekend for Craftsbury GRP

23 Jan 2012 @21:29

With the CNSC representing in five distinct locations this weekend, from as close by as Jackson, NH and as far away as Otepää, Estonia, the Green Racing Project managed to turn in impressive results from literally all over the place.

The big story of the weekend is Susan Dunklee's breakthrough performance in Antholtz, Italy, on the Biathlon World Cup. Susan, in her rookie season on the Tour, has already turned in some impressive results from the get-go in Östersund, Sweden where she finished in the top thirty. But this weekend she showed a new level of her ski speed and shooting accuracy. Susan missed only one shot in the 7.5km sprint, good for 17th place and the top American female finish on the World Cup this season. She was a mere 20 seconds shy of the top ten. With this result, she ...

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Big Weekend for Craftsbury GRP

23 Jan 2012 @21:29

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Dunklee 17th at Antholz-Anterselva World Cup

20 Jan 2012 @14:21

It can seem like a basic equation:  take the ski speed the GRP's Susan Dunklee has shown all season, add hot shooting with only one miss = the GRP biathlete's first World Cup top 20. But when you factor in Dunklee was still recovering from a cold after having missed some races, the learning curve that accompanies competiting in your rookie season on the World Cup - to say nothing of the quality of competition, vagueries of ski prep, and much more - Susan's 17th place in Thursday's 7.5k sprint in Antholz-Anterselva is more elegant calculus than simple arithmetic.

Not only was it a personal best for Susan, not only was it the best finish by an American woman this season on the Biathlon World Cup, but with this placing she punched her ticket for Sunday's mass start, an exclusive affair ...

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Dunklee 17th at Antholz-Anterselva World Cup

20 Jan 2012 @14:21

It can seem like a basic equation:  take the ski speed the GRP's Susan Dunklee has shown all season, add hot shooting with only one miss = the GRP biathlete's first World Cup top 20. But when you factor in Dunklee ... go arrow

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FREE Weekend Highland Lodge Shuttle

19 Jan 2012 @17:31

Update:  Feb 16 -

Starting this weekend (January 21) we will be running a free shuttle bus Saturdays and Sundays to Highland Lodge for houseguests, day members, and annual members. Want to explore the trail system at Highland Lodge? How about your own point to point excursion from the lodge back to the Center? This is your chance!

You can catch the weekend shuttle at either the Center's or Highland Lodge's Touring Center.

Weekend Morning shuttle
Leaves Craftsbury:  2:45pm(leaving immediately to return to Craftsbury)
Arrives Craftsbury:  around 3:00pm

The above schedule will run from this Saturday through all of February. We'll revisit scheduling for March as we draw closer to that time. Some important details:

-There are no reservations on the shuttle - it's first come, first served.
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FREE Weekend Highland Lodge Shuttle

19 Jan 2012 @17:31

Update:  Feb 16 -Starting this weekend (January 21) we will be running a free shuttle bus Saturdays and Sundays to Highland Lodge for houseguests, day members, and go arrow

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Member opportunity: Massage

19 Jan 2012 @17:06

Annual members:  previously a service only offered to houseguests, massage will be now be available to members as well! Make an appointment with one of our two on-site therapists for injury prevention/recovery, relaxation or addressing other structural or body alignment issues. Rates:

30 min - $40
60 min - $70
90 min - $100

Interested? You can schedule your appointment through the office email or 802-586-7767.

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Member opportunity: Massage

19 Jan 2012 @17:06

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Mansfield BKL Skiathlon

18 Jan 2012 @18:51

The hearty BKLers headed over to Jericho Sunday afternoon for a skiathlon (classic leg/skate leg), despite single digit temps. Lots of great times and results from the next generation of Craftsbury skiers, including six podium appearances! Wow!

3rd    7-8 Boys    Benjamin Gillott    16:10.0
8th    7-8 Girls    Avery Ellis            20:07.2
               
2nd    5-6 Girls   Callie Young            11:50.8
3rd    5-6 Girls    Marika Massey-Bierman    12:31.1
               
1st    3-4 Boys    Jack Young    06:26.2
3rd    3-4 Boys    David Moody    07:19.3
4th    3-4 Boys    Cormac Leahy    07:32.2
5th    3-4 Boys    Alan Moody    07:41.5
6th    3-4 Boys    Orion Cenkl    07:59.8
1st    3-4 Girls    Quincy Massey-Bierman    06:09.6

Way to go BKL!

Full BKL results here and photo gallery from ...

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Mansfield BKL Skiathlon

18 Jan 2012 @18:51

The hearty BKLers headed over to Jericho Sunday afternoon for a skiathlon (classic leg/skate leg), despite single digit temps. Lots of great times and results from the next generation of Craftsbury skiers, including ... go arrow

Farmington EC Weekend - Updated

17 Jan 2012 @18:13

Titcomb Mountain Eastern Cup
Only 5 days after the concluding races at US Nationals in Rumford, ME, the Green Racing Project was back in action again this weekend. With Ida and Susan back in Europe, Hannah racing at biathlon NorAms in Jericho, VT, the rest of the GRP headed back to western Maine for the second weekend of the TD Bank Eastern Cup at Titcomb Mountain in Farmington.

With scant snow at Saturday's orginal venue in Augusta, both the sprint and distance events slated for the weekend went off on a short man-made loop at the base of the alpine area at Titcomb. Saturday featured a short, roller-derby-esque sprint course that had most of the men and many women opting for skate skis to double both the classic sprint qualifier and all the rounds. Maria Stuber outsprinted Clare Egan ...

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Farmington EC Weekend - Updated

17 Jan 2012 @18:13

Titcomb Mountain Eastern CupOnly 5 days after the concluding races at US Nationals in Rumford, ME, the Green Racing Project was back in action again this weekend. With Ida and Susan back in Europe, Hannah racing at ... go arrow

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Brett Ely at Marathon Trials

17 Jan 2012 @10:29

Craftsbury coach Brett Ely toed the line in Houston for the Olympic Marathon Trials on January 14th. A slew of Craftsbury runners were on hand to cheer for Brett and wish her well before the race. With 8 weeks of  preparation under her belt since the Pan Am Games, Brett was feeling ready to race well having made the best preparation she could. Under sunny skies and in crisp temperatures, Ely was looking smooth and fluid until the mid-stages of the race. Unfortunately, her recurring hip injury made itself known and she was forced to drop out. She said, “The hip issue was still present but I’m doing ok. It’s time now to finally get things fixed without the deadline of future races.”

Heal up fast, Brett! 

2012 Olympic Marathon Trials Full Results

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Brett Ely at Marathon Trials

17 Jan 2012 @10:29

Craftsbury coach Brett Ely toed the line in Houston for the Olympic Marathon Trials on January 14th. A slew of Craftsbury runners were on hand to cheer for Brett and wish her well before the race. With 8 weeks of  ... go arrow

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Winter Triathlon Results

11 Jan 2012 @15:07

Around 20 hearty souls joined us for the first Craftsbury Winter Triathlon this past Sunday, January 8 - a great turn out given the short notice! The course was a lot of fun and even though most competitors had never tried something like this previously, it seemed that everyone had a great time. Big thanks to Keith for organizing the event! Find full results here.

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Winter Triathlon Results

11 Jan 2012 @15:07

Around 20 hearty souls joined us for the first Craftsbury Winter Triathlon this past Sunday, January 8 - a great turn out given the short notice! The course was a lot of fun and even though most competitors had ... go arrow

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Coach Brett Ely at Olympic Trials

10 Jan 2012 @10:10

Craftsbury coach Brett Ely is just days away from her target event:  the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials. Brett has been gearing toward this target for quite some time, with some pretty serious obstacles to overcome along the way.

Well, the day has finally arrived! Find out a bit about what she's up to in these interviews (here and here), and follow the race at the Trials website on Saturday. Be sure to catch the TV coverage later that day, (January 14), on NBC from 3:00-5:00pm EST.

Good luck Brett!

BAA interview
Runners Feed Interview
Trials Website

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Coach Brett Ely at Olympic Trials

10 Jan 2012 @10:10

Craftsbury coach Brett Ely is just days away from her target event:  the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials. Brett has been gearing toward this target for go arrow

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Richard Priest, Achilles Guide at NYC Marathon

10 Jan 2012 @9:47

Richard Priest, a soon to be 7-year veteran of Craftsbury running camps, tried something a bit different in November’s New York City marathon:  he ran as an Achilles International guide. Achilles International provides able-bodied athlete volunteers and pairs them with disabled runners. Richard and his fellow Achilles guide, Janine Schweiger, were paired with Nkele Mosiane from South Africa. Nkele is a 45-year old above the knee amputee (one leg) who had walked the NYC marathon twice before. This year she was taking a go at it on a handcycle. Richard was accepted as a guide a month before the marathon and he met Nkele two days before the race at an Achilles International event.

Richard’s report:

“It was rise and shine at 3:00 am since I had to take a cab to the apartment where the South ...

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Richard Priest, Achilles Guide at NYC Marathon

10 Jan 2012 @9:47

Richard Priest, a soon to be 7-year veteran of Craftsbury running camps, tried something a bit different in November’s New York City marathon:  he ran as an Achilles International guide. Achilles International ... go arrow

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Wrapping up Nationals, Looking ahead

10 Jan 2012 @8:22

The week of racing at Nationals concluded with two classic races:  a 20/30k mass start and a classic sprint.

Ida had her best result of the week in the mass start. After trading leads throughout the race, Ida Sargent ended the day second to her USST teammate, CXC's Jessie Diggins, at a gap of 11.6 seconds. It was Diggins' third championship of this edition of Nationals, and extended her unbeaten 2011-12 North American winning streak to around a dozen.

The rest of the GRP women were solid as well:
Hannah Dreissigacker - 14th
Clare Egan - 17th
Maria Stuber - 22nd

Pat O'Brien led the GRP men home in their 30k several hours later, ending eighth in a pack of three with CXC's Brian Gregg and his GRP teammate Bryan Cook right behind him in 9th. It was GRP rookie Cook's second strong distance ...

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Wrapping up Nationals, Looking ahead

10 Jan 2012 @8:22

The week of racing at Nationals concluded with two classic races:  a 20/30k mass start and a classic sprint.Ida had her best result of the week in the mass start. After trading leads throughout the race, Ida Sargent ... go arrow

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GRP at Nationals - UPDATE

6 Jan 2012 @11:03

6 Jan 11 Update:  Ida 2nd in 20k classic mass start! Unofficial results.

Wondering where the GRP have been this week? The whole crew went to Rumford, Maine for the 2012 US Cross Country Championships. After a slow start due to poor conditions, racing is in full swing!

Following a canceled day of competiton, Tuesday saw the tracks groomed back up and ready to go for the freestyle sprints. After qualifying, the GRP was sitting pretty:

GRP Women, FS sprint qualifier:
Ida Sargent - 3rd
Maria Stuber - 4th
Hannah Dreissigacker - 8th
Clare Egan - 19th

GRP Men, FS sprint qualifier:
Tim Reynolds - 7th
Pat O'Brien - 21st
Dylan McGuffin - 31st (just out of qualifying by 0.05s!)
Bryan Cook - 35th
Nils Koons (not a GRP member, but part of the training group) - 44th

The heats were full of drama:  broken poles, ...

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GRP at Nationals - UPDATE

6 Jan 2012 @11:03

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New Year's 2012 Racing Roundup

5 Jan 2012 @13:37

Beyond the great competition going on here at the Center this past weekend with the Classic, there were other results to note (even if a bit belatedly).

Last week, Craftsbury biathletes Ethan Dreissigacker and Tara Geraghty-Moats headed off to the great white north of Alaska for US Junior Biathlon Trials in Anchorage - and made the end of 2011 a very successful one!

The racing opened on Wednesday, the 28th with a 7.5/10k spring competition. Ethan kicked things off in fine style, missing only one shot en route to a 1:17 win. Tara took a more dramatic path to a clear and decisive win, missing half of the day's targets, but still winning by 1:03 on the strength of her ski speed. In fact, when looking at the percent back measurements USBA uses to decide Worlds' teams, Tara had the biggest ...

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New Year's 2012 Racing Roundup

5 Jan 2012 @13:37

Beyond the great competition going on here at the Center this past weekend with go arrow