Congratulations to all skiers and Clubs. The 2021 Outfitters Newfoundland and Labrador Ski Marathon Virtual Edition was an overwhelming representation of participation of skiers from across the province. There was even representation from outside the province both nationally and internationally.
The winner of the Ernie Langin trophy is Clarenville Nordic, with 46% of their members completing some kind of distance in the Virtual Marathon. Second place is Airport Nordic (34%) and third is Aurora (30%), Tuckamore just missed the podium (28.9 %). Special thanks to Outfitters Adventure Gear and Apparel.
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Total participants in the marathon from affiliated CCNL Clubs :1081
Total km skied collectively by everyone: 16,397 (that’s approximately the ENTIRE length of Trans Canada Highway from St. John’s to Vancouver AND back!)
Club with the most total distance skied: 1st place: Clarenville Nordic (3506.5 km); 2nd place: Blow Me Down Trails (3313.5 km); 3rd place: Airport Nordic (2649.0 km)
Youngest overall participant: Blair Bond, Clarenville Nordic (aged 3; skied 2.5 km)
Oldest overall participants: Peggy Jacobs 90 Blow Me Down; Joseph McGuire, Airport Nordic (70-80 age range; skied 10 km)
Youngest to do the full marathon: Juliette Colbourne, Blow Me Down Trails (age 11)
Oldest to do the full marathon: Hardy Rice, Menihek (age 70-80)
Correction: An earlier version of this story stated that Joseph McGuire was the oldest participant when in fact is was Peggy Jacobs.