IMG_1724ORLAND – Ice and slush didn’t stop 19 diehard runners from competing  in the  12th annual Wildlands  Snowshoe Race on Sunday, Feb. 2 in the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands.

 Matt Methot, 23, a Maine Maritime Academy student from Portland, took home the prize for first place. He ran the challenging 4.9-mile course (sans snowshoes) from the fish hatchery up and over the flank of Great Pond Mountain and back in 33:52. Second place went to Jennifer Van Dongen, 36, of Bar Harbor, with a time of 35:19. Chase Reidelbach, 20, also an MMA student, placed third. 

The Wildlands race, a benefit for Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust, was the state championship for the past two years, but this year the Maine qualifier moved to Rangeley, where the snow cover is better.

“We really appreciate everything our volunteers and sponsors – especially Peter Keeney and Jennifer Riefler – put into this run,” said GPMCT Executive Director Cheri Domina. “With the snow being increasingly  unpredictable on the coast, we’re looking at making this a more family-friendly and less snow-dependent winter event next year—the Wild Winter Scramble.”

Thanks to our sponsors and prize donors: Hannaford of Bar Harbor, A&B Naturals, Epi Pizza, Cadillac Mtn. Sports, Dion Snowshoes, Flat Top 5K/Tom Kirby, Trailhead Café of Bar Harbor, The Side Street Café of Bar Harbor.

For more pictures of the 2013 race, visit us here:    https://greatpondpics.shutterfly.com/290

 

RACE RESULTS

Place Name                 No.  Ag S Time    Pace IMG_1752

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1 MATT METHOT            45 23 M   33:52  6:55 Portland,ME

2 JENNIFER VANDONGEN     11 36 F   35:19  7:13 Bar Harbor, ME

3 CHASE REIDELBACH       54 20 M   36:13  7:24 Virginia Beach, VA

4 VIJAY KATARIA          46 25 M   39:02  7:58 Castine, ME

5 PETER KEENEY           99 47 M   39:24  8:03 Bar Harbor, ME

6 RYAN KING              32 44 M   41:12  8:25 Stockton Springs, ME

7 DAVE FARRAR             1 57 M   42:07  8:36 Bangor, ME

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8 NICK BROWN             12 26 M   43:46  8:56 Ellsworth, ME

9 ROBIN CLARKE           22 44 F   46:08  9:25 Ellsworth, ME

10 TOM REARDON            64 45 M   48:26  9:54 Ellsworth, ME

11 SARAH O’MALLEY         37 41 F   51:53 10:36 Sedgwick, ME

12 CHARLOTTE CLEWS        67 38 F   51:55 10:36 Blue Hill, ME

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13 SARAH ENSWORTH         65 37 F   51:59 10:37

14 KAREN GROSS            17 56 F   55:28 11:20 Augusta, ME

15 RHONDA REARDON         58 43 F   55:32 11:20 Ellsworth, ME

16 DAWN CHARNETZKY        91 37 F   57:51 11:49 Bangor, ME

17 CAROL ORLOFSKY         14 58 F 1:00:57 12:27 Ellsworth, ME

18 EMILY FANNING          48 21 F 1:02:30 12:46 New Boston, NH

19 GAIL STREHAN           19 50 F 1:09:56 14:17

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