Team Totem, Jasper Pentathlon held at Pyramid Lake on 22 January 2011
On a nice chilly Saturday morning the Jasper community held the 2nd annual Pentathlon Event. Teams of 5 put together of a Biker, XC-Skier, Snow Shoe Runner, Ice Skater, and a Runner.
The 2011 Totem Team arrived in 2nd Place out of 26 teams!
Totem Team Members Marc (X-Country Ski), Viet (Snow Shoe Run), Victor (Skate), Sean (Run), and Manu (Bike)
Manu (Our Biker was like a true Frenchman in the Tour de France) racing up the hill from town all the way to Pyramid Lake where Marc was waiting in X-C skis!
Manu gave us a great start in front of the pack, giving us a comfortable position! Then it was the power house Marc Vien who had to ski over 4km around the lake, with awesome time the Totem Team was looking strong just a few minutes behind 1st place!
Next was our Kiwi in Snow Shoes, running 2.5km in deep POW… with no experience ever in Snow Shoes was explosive for the first 100m haha!
Coming round the final bend Team Totem was still in the leading pack where Victor was waiting to be tagged for his skate around the ice! 15 fast laps on the frozen lake made up time and gave our Runner Sean the job to finish strongly.
Sean (Run) ran up to the stables at freakish speed and was back at the bottom in no time. Going through the finish line in 2nd place!
Awesome work by our team members and thankyou to all of the support from family and friends who braved the cold! Congratulations to Free Wheel for taking first place and to the community for turning the event in to an amazing fun day!