Santor Breaks Through in Lamb Slaughter Race

Santor Slaughtered the Lamb
Santor Slaughtered the Lamb

Peru Nordic’s young gun, Jon Santor, finally broke through with a victory in the VHCS.  Santor paced his first lap perfectly and had a fast enough second lap in the annual In Like a Lion, Slaughtered Like a Lamb Race.  This race celebrates Peru Nordic’s favorite month, March.  Like the Roman God of War for which it is named, March can be a cruel but awe-inspiring month.  The NYSSRA Race Season ends, but the VHCS race heats up.  Days get warmer, but there is more light.  Winter comes to a close, but the skiing is usually great!

Rose is cursed with being just too damn fast
Rose is cursed with being just too damn fast

In the Lamb Slaughter Race, skiers first ski a “lamb lap” around the 4 km race course.  Without wearing a watch, skiers must get close to a 16 minute lap.  They then follow this with a fast “lion lap” around the 1.5 km race loop.  Skiers incur huge penalties if they are too fast on the first lap.  Jim Kobak and Chris Rose both blew it on their opening laps by being about 90 seconds too fast.  “I like to think that when I ski slowly, I ski fast,” commented Rose.  Santor, on the other hand, dialed in a perfect pace and kept it right around 16 minutes, “I still am feeling a little full from last week’s race…”  On the hot lap, Kobak and Rose killed it with 4:55 and 5:00 times respectively.  Santor was a little slower, with a 5:29, but after all of the time penalties were handed out, he remained on top of the leader board to collect his first win. 

Is there a better way to do a ski race than indoors on a bike trainer?
Is there a better way to do a ski race than indoors on a bike trainer?

Steve Bailey, a little too fast on the lamb lap and just a hair too slow on the lion lap finished second.  Jayce Ashline put together two good efforts, and Charlie Mitchell, getting ready for next ski season, did his laps on is compu-trainer.

Official LAMB SLAUGHTER Results:

1 Santor Jon 0:21:29
2 Bailey Steve 0:23:05
3 Rose Chris 0:23:44
4 Kobak Jim 0:23:55
5 Ashline Jayce 0:28:32
6 Mitchell Charlie 0:28:33

In spite of the recent groomer trouble at MitcHELLbeiner Skistadion and the upcoming spring weather conditions, the VHCS will continue for as long as possible.  Next up is the Peru National Championships to be held this weekend at MVH.  Then, races like the MitchellVasa, the MitcHELLMENKOLLEN, and the MitcHELLbeiner Rennet are still on the docket… stay tuned.

Rose keeps the Viking Helmet defying the gangsta thugs flashing their gang signs
Rose keeps the Viking Helmet defying the gangsta thugs flashing their gang signs

VHCS STANDINGS:

VHCS standings races VHCS Computer ranking
Rose 15 37.081
Bailey 11 33.936
Kobak 15 31.260
Mitchell 10 27.476
Maswick 7 24.690
Santor 6 20.279
Hatch 5 16.223
Ashline 7 15.988
Wynn 3 13.611
Kvam 3 13.542
Beattie 3 10.069
Moffett 1 8.536
Findlay 2 7.648
Hunter 2 6.602
Lis 2 5.713
Korzenecki 2 4.546
Jennings 1 2.802
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