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Monday, January 11, 2016

CB300: Final Run to Glennallen

Our teams are on the final sprint for the finish! Let's go!

Matt Hall (2) was first out of the checkpoint at 2.53am followed by Allen (25) 29 minutes later at 3.22am, Ryne (40) six minutes behind him with Aliy (9) three minutes later. You call follow on the GPS tracker here!



The leaderboard is showing Allen left with 10 dogs; at this point we are not sure who he left with the handler team and will let you know as soon as we find out. Aliy left with all 12 of her Red Team team mates.

Right now the handler team will be cleaning up the straw and equipment from the parking spots then will head down the road back to Glennallen where they will set up the trucks to welcome the teams home with a warm meal, some thawed fish and meat snacks (for the dogs!) as well as food and water for the mushers. The finish line is at the Old Path's Church and I have very fond memories of the slow-cookers full of great chilli as well as cookies and brownie...

Chris, Wes and Mark have done an amazing job to keep up with both teams. Having them running so close together can make for some logistical issues when greeting the teams at checkpoints and getting them out again safely. Well done lads!! They will be looking forward to some rest themselves as I doubt any of them have had much sleep over the last three days.

Now is when we need to unleash the full force of our "distance support team"! Yell as loud and long as you can - if we are loud enough they might just hear us! Let us know in the comments where you are yelling from! Can you hear me from New Zealand?

GO! GO! GO!

46 comments:

Anonymous said...

Y
Yelling from Poulsbo wa .

Anonymous said...

Go Red and Black Teams! You can do it!!!
From Crystal Falls, Michigan

Anonymous said...

Run dogs run! from the valley of the great Ohio river.

Bennett Spelce said...

Hi Moira. I'm shouting from Texas, y'all!

Cindy Eckhoff said...

Woot woot go go go ....
Cheering from PA ... Beemer & Viper too!
Hoowwwllll

Anonymous said...

On the edge of my seat in south Florida! Moira and Mac, thanks for the the non-stop info. Kennel Mom

Anonymous said...

Run fast Red and Black teams......yelling from Fla.

Nessmuk said...

I ended up taking the day off from work....You got Willow, Whiskey, Trico and Mary Beth rooting for SPK here from the Adirondacks...we just got done with a big ole howling session outside...hope the Teams heard us!! Refresh, refresh, refresh!!

Anonymous said...

Yelling (and barking!) from Bethel, Maine.

Mary W said...

Ketchikan, AK

Dawn E said...

Go teams go! Yelling from Austin, Texas!!

Anonymous said...

Really enjoying this.Go guys! Do you hear me shouting from Lanarkshire in Scotland?

Anne said...

Yelling from London, Ontario, Canada. Go SPKennel Black and Red teams! What a finish!

Toni Tadolini said...

Cheering from Littleton, Colorado! Go Teams go!

Anonymous said...

Jumping up and down, in full red and black gear rally cap at the ready - woof, woof, woof!!!

From Weston, Connecticut!!!

Anonymous said...

Go Alllen and the black team!!

Go Aliy and the Red team!!

Run, run, run!! Yummy food, rest, and massages are waiting for you.

Cheering from Vermont.

Recfun1co said...

Run home strong! Cheering from Minneapolis!

Cheryl Moore said...

Go,Go,GO! From Allen's home state of Arkansas!

Cheryl Moore, Cabot, Arkansas

Kathy said...

Go Red & Black Teams! What a fantastic job everyone from Handlers,
Macgellan and those left at the kennel have done! Many Thanks from
South Texas!

Heidi Phillips said...

Running and checking tracker when I can and cheering loudly, GO GO GO Red and Black Teams!!!!!

Heidi

Unknown said...

Always cheering for SPK where ever I am in the world. Today, cheering from Geneva, Switzerland!!!!!
Do any of us know if the live feed video from the finish Will be turned on this year in the finish chute?
Wendy

Anonymous said...

Barking and yelling from Nashville, TN!

Linda Steiner said...

Anchorage screams coming your way!

Steph Jones said...

Go Teams. Cheering you in fron Hummelstown, Pa. Sitting here with my SPK pics, beanies and booties. Drinking coffee from my from black team mug!v

A-town's Becky said...

I could not get home from work fast enough.
OMG, it is looking exciting.
Go SP Kennel, Go Aliy, Go Allen!!! Go PUPS GO!!!
Wooop Wooop
:-)

Deb said...

Go puppies! Exciting to watch. From Ketchikan. Refresh, refresh....

Anonymous said...

Geneva poster...I don't know if they have that at CB300 (I know Iditarod does it) BUT watch for the fantastic awards banquet video live.

S Clodfelter said...

Go dogs! From North Carolina.

Sunny said...

Cheering and yelling 'GO SP KENNEL GO!' from Lake County, MN.

Jane Walker said...

Jane & Dennis cheering for Allen & Aliy from Sheffield , England !!

Anonymous said...

Cheering the teams on from Mt. Juliet, TN

Anonymous said...

Go,go,go from central Illinois

Barbara Boucher said...

Hi Moira, Mac, et. al.

cheering on the SPK teams from Houston, Texas!! all the teams- mushers & dogs racing, handlers handling, homefolk tending home dogs, & fan support crew keeping us up-to-date- are so appreciated!! thanks for another excellent armchair experience. & now, on to the finish line!!

Lisa B said...

Refreshing the tracker, biting my nails, pretending to work and cheering loudly from North Carolina. Go SP Kennel teams! Thanks for the great work SP Kennel Crew!

RobinMK said...

Endlessly hitting refresh in Minneapolis, MN!

Anonymous said...

William Matthews??? 07:27:08am AKST Jan 11 '16
LOL

Anonymous said...

A big shout out from Nashville, Tennessee!

Anonymous said...

A huge "go SPK" from Wisconsin.

Katy said...

Mush on! from Stevens Point, Wisconsin!

Judy in VA said...

Go, Red and Black Teams, go ! Yelling, barking, jumping up and down in Virginia!!!����

tonia freeman said...

We're yelling from rainy Northern California for the Red and Black teams. Go...go...go! Dogs and mushers of SPK are the best.

Anonymous said...

Yelling from the ski hill.... the chair lift actually. Who cares what other people think. It's Monday, they're skiing so .....

Anonymous said...

Go Allen and Aliy!!!! Fly dogs fly.

Holly

Anonymous said...


STATISTICS @2pm EST

20 states, 3 foreign countries and 3 from Canada:

Texas = 4
Tennessee, Alaska, Minnesota and Canada = 3
California, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Florida = 2

ONE EACH:

Arkansas, CT, VT, Colorado, New York, Illinois, Wisconsin, Virgina, Michigan, Washington, Ohio, Maine

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International: One each from England, Switzerland and Scotland, an anon. from a ski lift someplace...

And of course, that's not counting NEW ZEALAND posts from staff plus Spicey.

Anonymous said...

Was yelling here in New Zealand - not sure if that faint sound was some of you yelling up there in the northern hemisphere!!Must have been. :-))
Great results SP mushers and teams!! Marie in Napier NZ

Anonymous said...

Wishing both Red and Black teams all the best as you push for home! Great going! Tim from Connecticut.