Volunteers are the lifeblood of Nakkertok. In fact, Nakkertok Members provide over 2,000 days of volunteer time to Nakkertok every year to build and maintain our trails and facilities at Nakkertok North and South, coach and organize our programs (e.g., Learn to Ski, Adventure, Racing), organize and run our events (e.g., Easterns, Cookie Race, Thea’s Race) and support core infrastructure […]
Nakkertok is the largest cross country ski club in Canada. Our network of 75 km of expertly groomed trails is located on privately-owned lands in the Gatineau Hills and accessible within 20 minutes of downtown Ottawa. Growing and strong with over 1,400 members, Nakkertok continues to provide both a friendly family atmosphere and a high level of competitive racing, as well as programs offered in Ontario and Quebec.
One More Win For Nakkertok At Nationals!!
Nakkertok was well represented at the 87th Canadian Cross Country Ski Championships in Corner Brook, Newfoundland this year, with 40 athletes , supported by a formidable group of paid staff and volunteers. The hard work and efforts of the entire team paid off, in sometimes challenging weather conditions, with Nakkertok claiming the overall club championships and the top junior ranking for the 5th year in a row.
It isn't a time to rest on our laurels though, as in 2009 the Foothills ski club notched their 8th championship title in a row, with a tiny 6 point lead over Nakkertok after the final day. 2010 was the start of the Nakkertok dynasty, which is aiming to surpass the Foothills record. The Whitehorse ski club are always a big challenger for the title, with many medals in the older age classes and Skibec (much of the Quebec City region) and Canmore have always been close behind in the title race. Nonetheless Nakkertok continues to produce a large group of strong younger skiers to keep the titles hopes progressing.
There were many notable performances from across the team, personal bests, dealing with adversity and challenging their limits. In particular special note should go to the performances of the following Year of Birth, champions: Colin Foley, 1995; Katherine Stewart-Jones, 1995; Zoë Williams, 1997; and Alison Pouw, 1998.
Extra special thanks from all to our fearless leaders Kieran Jones, Geoff Tomlinson and Nathalie Gilbert and of course to the rest of the awesome support crew. Now to a brief rest and then time to gear up for the 6th National Championship title, next March at Lappe Nordic in Thunder Bay!
The 2014 Haywood Ski Nationals are being held in Corner Brook Newfoundland this week and Nakkertok made a few trips to the podium today led by the new Canadian Juvenile Girls champion, Alison Pouw. In 6th place in the same event was her team mate Katherine Marshall. Colin Foley had a strong 3rd place result in the Junior Men’s […]
The results are in!! Check out this file to see how you performed!!