I raced in the Superior Glass Classic at the Burnaby Velodrome over the long weekend. It was my first big dose of track racing in many years (aside from team pursuits) and I had so much fun! I finished 2nd in the ‘A’ category behind Kyle Buckosky while tied with Eric Johnstone (current Jr. Men’s Omnium silver medalist).
What was most exciting and inspiring was seeing a group of 17 youth/development women from all over, out at the track training all day and racing all night. SEVENTEEN!! Everyone was talking about how the most exciting sprint rounds of Saturday morning were from this category. There was also an incredible showing of youth/devo men.
Kudos to Jeff Ain, as well as Rachel Canning and Mike Rothengatter for organizing and executing such an incredible camp for all these young women and men.
Now for some press:
Thanks to the BVC, Kelyn Akuna, Jeremy Storie and all those who made the race happen. Thanks Aidan Mouellic for the picture! And Skinetex for holding my knee together all weekend.