Green Mansion 12/27- Peru Nordic’s Mike Wynn once again put on an awesome display as he crushed the field in the Green Mansion 10 k race in Chestertown. Wynn jumped out to the lead at the start and kept a consistent steady LT pace and opened a 1:50 gap on the rest of the pack. Chris Rose turned in an impressive result, finishing second overall. Rose battled Southern Adirondack’s Eric Seyse throughout the race. Each exchanged the lead a number of times before Rose attacked on the final climb of “Rene’s Run.” Rose’s effort impressed the competition, “what’s Chris putting on his Wheaties?,” said an exhausted Seyse at the finish.
Rose and Wynn paced the day, while the rest of Peru Nordic struggled to put in top efforts in the wet and sloggy conditions. Jim Kobak and David Kvam had disappointing results, finishing 6th and 7th overall. Bob Maswick slugged out an eleventh place. Stan Hatch and Steve Bailey, both making their season debuts, managed 9th and 13th place respectively. Perhaps the trio of Kobak, Hatch and Bailey were just too exhausted after saving the Earth by carpooling to the race in a Prius.
With the performance, Peru Nordic moved into second place in the club series standings, only a scant 159 points behind NYSEF. But at least Peru Noridc is now 479 points ahead of Team NJS, although “the most dangerous in Nordic skiing” can quickly evaporate in a field full of High School Kids. Next on the NYSSRA Calendar is the annual Glens Falls High School Obstacle 7.5 km race.