"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those timid spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." -Teddy Roosevelt
This is an incredibly exciting time to be involved with snowshoe racing. The sport is currently enjoying tremendous growth here in the Northeast. In fact, our friends from the Albany Running Exchange just held what they're billing as the largest snowshoe race ever held in the Northeast! And with 173 finishers I'm in no position to question them. Kudos to them. From all accounts they are a first class organization and it's a fantastic event. Those of us to the east aren't doing so bad either if I must say. Between the WMAC and the Granite State Snowshoe Series, snowshoe racing here in New England has exploded. In an effort to recognize the excellence of many of the men and women snowshoe racers here in our midst, we will soon release on our website (http://www.acidoticRACING.com) the New England Snowshoe Rankings. We will take the results of all New England snowshoe races and publish a list of the Top 10 male and female snowshoe racers. The list will be updated weekly as snowshoe races occur throughout our region. The list may be both controversial and informative...but despite what you think if you're talking about it the sport of snowshoe racing will grow.
"Beyond the very extreme of fatigue and distress, we may find amounts of ease and power we never dreamed ourselves to own; sources of strength never taxed at all because we never push through the obstruction." - William James