2018 Race Plans
We trained up 10 race dogs this year:
Diesel, Solo, Arrow, Starbuck, Stride, Cherokee, Castiel, Ruby, Crowley, and Mocha.
10 dog class 16 miles
5th place out of 7 teams with a time of 1:42
Arrow and Cherokee in lead, Castiel and Ruby in point, Stride and Starbuck in team, Solo and Mocha in team, Diesel and Crowley in wheel
We made SDO time!
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8 dog class 15 miles each day (two 15 mile heats for a total of 30 miles)
Canceled, not enough snow!
Nansen Ski Club Sled Dog Race, NH
8 dog class 17 miles
4th place out of 4 teams with a time of 1:45:10
We made SD time. Arrow had a shoulder injury. I thought she was ready to race, but I was wrong.
Cherokee and Ruby in lead, Castiel and Starbuck in point, Solo and Stride in team, Crowley and Arrow in wheel.
Brownville-KI & Beyond, Maine
Separate race each day
The original plan was to enter one team in the 6 dog 20 mile class, and a second team in the 4 dog 10 mile class. However, Arrow was off the team with a shoulder injury.
So, instead, we entered two teams in the 4 dog 10 mile class.
Our friend Joy drove our second team. This was Joy’s first time driving a race team. She came in 3rd place out of 6 teams with a time of 1:04:38!
Diesel and Solo in lead, Starbuck and Crowley in wheel.
The team I drove came in 4th place out of 6 teams with a time of 1:06:42
Cherokee and Ruby in lead, Castiel and Stride in wheel.
Both teams made SDO time. First place was a fast world championship hound team! Crowley finished his Sled Dog title!
Two teams entered in the 6 dog 20 mile class.
Once again, our friend Joy drove our second team. Joy’s team borrowed a dog from Thesewoods Kennels, and came in 10th place out of 15 teams with a time of 2:14:31.
Joy made SDX time. She missed SDO time by 15 seconds!
Diesel and Gale in lead, Solo and Starbuck in point, Crowley and Mocha in wheel.
Starbuck finished her Sled Dog title!
I borrowed two dogs from Kelim Siberians for the team I drove, and came in 6th place out of 15 teams with a time of 2:02:30
I made SDO time.
Cherokee and Castiel in lead, Stride and Ruby in point, Merlin and Winchester (Castiel and Ruby’s littermate!) in wheel.
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6 dog class 14 miles
10th place out of 14 teams with a time of 1:57:49. We missed SD time by THREE seconds!
One of our dogs experienced a form of low blood sugar during the last 6 miles or so. The trail was very punchy, soft, like running in deep sand, and the temperature was warm.
Cherokee and Castiel in lead, Starbuck and Ruby in team, Stride and Crowley in wheel.
6 dog class 18 miles
Westbrook Sprint Race, Maine
6 dog pro class 6.6 miles
Great North Woods Sled Dog Challenge, One Day Race, Colebrook NH
Hill Fun Run