Welcome to the 2013 race reports. Note that reports is plural. That’s right, if you don’t want to read a treatise by me (or a tome, it’s clocking in just shy of 4400 words) you can read other people’s stories, too! Just click the race reports tab, hover over 2013 and they’ll pop up in the menu.
If you want to have your own report featured, send it along to ari.ofsevit at gmail. Here are some quick guidelines:
- Write something unique. If you write a couple paragraphs with the gist of “I went to Cable, the snow was soft, I skied to Hayward, I had a beer” it’s not telling us anything new.
- Tell a story. 10,000 people skied the Birkie. There were 20 wave starts, two techniques, 88k of trails and about 15 bars at the finish. What happened to you?
- Write at least a few paragraphs. It’s a 50k race and took you at least 2:09 to finish. Tell us about hills, feeds, race tactics, scenery, volunteers, mishaps, adversity overcome. Tell us something funny. Make it long enough that we want to read it.
- Write it in paragraphs. Meaning—don’t just send a blurb of sentences run together.
If you want to read my (long) race report, you can do so here.