With great trepidation going into Saturdady with high winds and blowing snow, it turned out to be a beautiful day for the 45th Great Labrador Ski Loppet, the snow and trails were excellent and the sun even came out and it was warm.
More than one hundred skiers wore smiling faces crossing the finish line. Besides local skiers and snowshoe participants,we had skiers from Grand Falls/Windsor,Gander, St.Johns, Clarenville, Nova Scotia,New Brunswick,Quebec & Maine,USA.
This Event was supported by Labrador West Search and Rescue, the RNC, Towns of Labrador City & Wabush, Provincial Airlines,the HAM Radio Club, The Fermont Snowmobile Club, Whitewolf,The Iron Company of Canada, Quebec Iron Ore along with many other sponsors and volunteers.
The results are found online on zone4.ca under Menihek Nordic, you get the 45th Great Labrador Loppet.
Ken Lawlor won the 5 0/50 draw and Donna Lawlor won the Provincial Airlines ticket.
The Over All Winners are:
50 KM First Male- Bill Shand with a time of 3:25:03
28 KM First Male- Alf Parsons 1:38:28
Female- Wanda Dixon 2:11:42
Youngest- Amanda Daniels 2:21:03
Thelma Piercey Award- Amanda Daniels
Largest Family- The Wellon Family (7 people)
Youngest at Heart- Wilbert Stoyles
Turtle Award- Eva Skeffington