March 10, 2011

Shirley Granter-Button wins Silver at World Masters

On Monday March 07 2011, at the Cross Counrty Sking Masters World Cup races in Vernon, British Columbia, Shirley Granter Button of St. John's, representing Canada and Avalon Nordic Ski Club won a Silver medal in the F06 (female 55 to 59 years) category in the 10 kilometer free (skate) technique. Granter-Button covered the course in 35:00.08 - 5.6 seconds behind gold medal winner Franziska Heim of Switzerland and 25 seconds ahead of Vera Struc of the United States. The Masters World Cup races are being held at the Sovereign Lake Nordic Ski facility near Vernon and continue until 11 March. Over 1100 skiers representing 22 countries are in attendance from North America, Europe and Australia, with one representative from the Caribean nation of Trinidad Tobago.