Quin Tanner of Castlegar takes part in the “Super Tiny Trolls” (ages four to six) event during the annual Troll Loppet

Quin Tanner of Castlegar takes part in the “Super Tiny Trolls” (ages four to six) event during the annual Troll Loppet

Best… loppet… ever!



Almost 70 participants turned out for this year’s Troll Loppet, held last Saturday at the Castlegar Nordic Ski Club. Conrad Brattebo, an original member of the club, told loppet organizer Kim Matson this year’s loppet was the best ever.The participants set out on their various courses (which varied between two, eight, 16, 20, 30 and 40-kilometre courses) at 9 a.m.The first kid back  in the “Super Tiny Troll” race of two kilometres was Julian Hengshach of Nelson, who, finished in 25 minutes and 25 seconds.Quin Tanner of Castlegar came in second, with a time of 31 minutes and 31 seconds.Finishing first in the 40-kilometre category was David Leffelaar of Castlegar, finishing in three hours and five minutes.The Castlegar Nordic Club wants to thank Mallards, Kootenay Nordic Sports, Plaza Bakery, Dawn’s Sunshine Cafe and Safeway for the support.The Troll Loppet is an annual event put on by the Castlegar Nordic Ski Club. For more information, visit castlegarnordic.ca.