Rochester Active Sports Club (RASC) is a nonprofit club based in Rochester Minnesota, designed to promote nordic skiing, mountain biking and road biking in SE Minnesota.
RNST 2009 - 2010 Ski Meets

Winona Ski Relays - Thursday, January 28, 2010

A 44 skier contingent from the RNST enjoyed the Winona Relays at St. Mary's University on a cold, single-digit January day.  Skiers were placed on 4-person teams with each individual skiing a 1.6 K loop.  The relay format along with the shorter distance provided a different experience than the typical 5K ski races.  The 1.6 K loop was pretty much uphill for the first half and then downhill or flat in the second half (with a small uphill bump for good measure).  The girls race was first with 8 teams (Rochester - 4, Winona - 4) followed by the boys race with 12 teams (Rochester - 7, Winona - 5).  The mass start at the beginning of the relay race was also something different for the skiers since our other races had interval starts.

     Winona Ski Relays - January 28, 2010 - Rochester Results

     Winona Ski Relays - January 28, 2010 - Overall Results

Rochester Nordic Invitational - Friday, January 22, 2010

141 high school skiers from Northfield, Prior Lake, Rochester, and Winona raced a 5.8 K course on the golf course and through the woods in the freestyle technique.  Skiers were greeted with mild 30 degree temperatures and cloudy/foggy conditions.  Course conditions were very good but a freezing mist earlier in the day created fast conditions and some tricky downhill curves. Thanks to the many volunteers who provided the skiers with a great day on snow!

     Rochester Nordic Invite - January 22, 2010 - Overall Results

Northfield Ski Meet - Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Carleton College Upper Arboretum ski trails were the setting for the meet with the Northfield Nordic ski team.  52 team members toured a 5.2 K course through the open fields and woods next to the Carleton College Campus.  With a temperature around 30 degrees and good snow conditions, a great time was had by all.  The coaches especially appreciated the warmer weather.

     Northfield Meet - January 14, 2010 - Rochester Results

     Northfield Meet - January 14, 2010 - Overall Results

Maplelag Time Trial - Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Rochester Nordic Ski Team finished off their Maplelag ski trip with a time trial on the Skater's Waltz trail at Maplelag.  In addition to the 42 skiers from Rochester, skiers from Visitation High School joined in the fun.  Sunday morning temps in the high single digits were quite balmy compared to the below zero temps of Saturday morning.   Several skiers wanted to double their fun and raced two laps.

     MaplelagTime Trial Results - January 10, 2010

Winona Ski Meet - Monday, December 21, 2009

The Rochester Nordic Ski Team ventured east to experience the famed St. Mary's University ski trails in Winona.  45 skiers had a great time skiing a challenging 5K course with the Winona ski team.  Great snow, grooming, and temperatures provided ideal conditions for a fun time in the snow.  Smiles were present everywhere - even when going up the hills - or at least when reaching the top.  Congratulations to the RNST members who skied their first race!

     Winona Meet - December 21, 2009 - Overall Results

Lakeville Meet - Thursday, December 17, 2009

Congratulations to the 38 Rochester Nordic Ski Team  skiers who participated in the ski meet at Kenwood Trail Middle School in Lakeville yesterday.  It was a nice effort by all - especially since we haven't had that many practices on snow yet.  Skiers from Lakeville North, Lakeville South, Winona, and Rochester participated.

Due to snow conditions, the course was changed from a single 5K loop to a double 2.5 K loop.  This loop provided the skiers the opportunity to experience the hills in the woods twice instead of just once!  The soft sugar snow conditions on the hills required a "bit" more work on the uphills and extra balance on the downhills.  The course was definitely challenging.  You can definitely see the benefits of the extra 7 inches of snow that Rochester received in the storm.  Temperatures in the 20s were great for skiing and quite bearable for the spectators.

     Lakeville Meet - December 17, 2009 - RNST Results

     Lakeville Meet - December 17, 2009 - Overall Results

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