PHOTOS: Twenty-seven skiers hit the trails at second annual Cariboo Fun Freestyle Race

Cross country skiers Kevin Sturt (223) and Chris Elden (209) compete in the 24-kilometre race during the second annual Cariboo Fun Freestyle Race at Hallis Lake on March 8. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Cross country skier Kevin Sturt (223) grabs a beverage on the go while competing in the 24-kilometre race during the second annual Cariboo Fun Freestyle Race at Hallis Lake on March 8. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Tom Bailey competing in the 24-kilometre race at the second annual Cariboo Fun Freestyle Race, held at Hallis Lake on March 8. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Cross country skiers Brian Kennelly (225) and Jim Crellin (215) competing in the second annual Cariboo Fun Freestyle Race at Hallis Lake on March 8. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Classic and skate skiers alike headed to Hallis Lake Sunday, March 8 to compete in the second annual Cariboo Fun Freestyle Race.

The event saw 27 skiers hit the trails to test their grit on either an eight-kilometre, 16-kilometre or 24-kilometre course.

The incredible weather and excellently-maintained trails made for perfect conditions, as racers crossed the finish line with beaming smiles on their faces.

The eight-kilometre race saw Laura Balkwill place first with a time of 35:50, followed by Graham Balkwill, who took second place with a time of 38:35, and Reese Hamelin, who placed third with a time of 38:39.

The 16-kilometre race saw Isaac Woollends place first with a time of 1:15, followed by Jim Crellin, who took second place with a time of 1:19, and Gary Gale, who placed third with a time of 1:45.

The 24-kilometre race saw Chris Elden place first with a time of 1:29, followed by Kevin Sturt, who took second placed with a time of 1:32, and Tom Bailey, who placed third with a time of 1:51.

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