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Skaters, Get Ready to Roll!

2010 NROC season opens Saturday in Los Alamitos

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By Planet staff
Feb. 22, 2010

Sk8forspd's video of last year's Race on the Base

The 2010 National Roller Cup opens Saturday in Los Alamitos, CA, with Race on the Base, a multi-sport event that draws the West Coast's top inline speed skaters.

Skaters glide over a 10-kilometer course on the runways of the Joint Forces Training Base.

The smooth, flat pavement and relatively short distance make for a blistering pace. Last year's winner, Brian Talley of Corona, finished the race in 16 minutes and 51 seconds. His average speed was 22.1 mph.

The women's winner, Peggy Girgenti of Anaheim, was just 50 seconds back.

About 100 skaters are expected to line up for Saturday's race, which starts at 8:25 a.m.

Spectators are welcome. But if you come, bring valid ID (driver's license, identification card or passport). Otherwise, you won't be allowed on the base.

Aside from the inline 10K, Race on the Base includes runs, walks and a reverse triathlon. Proceeds go to support the USA Water Polo National Training Center at the Joint Forces Training Base.

The National Roller Cup is a series of inline skate races throughout North America. The series includes 19 races this year. The largest event is the NorthShore Inline Marathon, which draws about 3,500 skaters a year to Duluth, MN.

The series concludes Sept. 25th with the New York 100K and Skate Marathon.

For more information about NROC, visit:

http://nationalrollercup.com

For information about Race on the Base, visit:

http://www.ci.los-alamitos.ca.us/RaceInfo/race_page.html

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