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Sunday, February 14, 2016

YQ: Braeburn!

Braeburn Lodge is hopping! The car park is filling up fast and seats inside the Lodge are in short supply. It seems the close, exciting race, a cast of interesting characters and a beautiful day has brought a heap of people out to watch the action.



I don't know what to say right now. If you are watching the tracker you can see what I can see. Brent and Allen are close together around 15 miles behind Hugh. Matt is just 10 miles behind them. It's warm and sunny and exciting and nerve wracking and thrilling and... let me know what else in the comments below.

25 comments:

Chark28 said...

Exhilarating! Exhausting! Refresh-fingertips!! Watching and cheering from Erie, PA!!

Dawn E said...

nail biting, fist curling, jaw clenching, and of course, always with the "Go Allen Go, Go Team Go"

Anonymous said...

On the edge of my seat watching a very close and exciting race. Go Allen and your fabulous team!

Anonymous said...

Come on Waylon. Keep the pace and bring them in

Carrie Hopkins, Windsor, CT said...

Cold and frosty and exciting here in CT. Wish I could send you our below 0 temps to keep the pups cool. I keep doing math and thinking that they may be running during the heat of the day tomorrow, depending when they get in to Braeburn. Send cool wishes your way! Bring it home SPK pups and Allen!

Anonymous said...

I just want to say what a great effort Allen and all the Sp kennel crew have been doing to have 13 healthy happy dogs this far in to the race and so competive for a "rebuilding" Black Team . Denali and l are proud to be fans of SP kennels and l have the day off work so l can keep an eye on the the tracker and a finger on the refresh button ! Sending heaps of encouragement from Melbourne Australia for the finishing stages ! 🇦🇺

Cindy Schaus said...

It's AWESOME!!!! INTENSE! Competition at its finest. Go Black Team!

Lourdes, VT said...

Please know that I am praying that Allen and tha Back team WIN!!!!! 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Marilyn cozzens said...

Wow what an thrilling race. Go Allen.

Nessmuk said...

ALL of the above!!! I am SO excited about this Black Team....doing SO well with the Veterans of the race.....Im smiling from ear to ear....you go Black Team....you GOOOOOOO!!!

Anonymous said...

It is for sure a tight race....go SP Kennels and Allen. Cheering you on!!!! Those 1 year pups are doing awesome!!!!




J elliott said...

What EVERYONE before has expressed - plus down right heart pounding...!!!
From New Mexico ........ Go, go, go...

Leanna said...

AMAZING!

Steve Parker said...

I don't know if anyone can catch Hugh he is really cranking. It's going to be a very interesting 100 mile sprint to the finish. I know Allen and team will give their all - this really where all the conditioning/training pays off. Go SPK!! Mush-gee-haw!!

Toni Tadolini said...

My granddaughter in Zimbabwe is watching and cheering. Where in the world are other SPK fans?

Anonymous said...

I appreciate the time and efforts you put into these updates. For us fans, it is a gift and blessing to read your words and watch the videos.

A-town's Becky said...

Yes, fantastically fan pleasing, awesome, and pride inspiring!!!
SPK all the way, wooop wooooop!
:-)

Dennis Nielsen-Wisconsin said...

Toni, we are here in Mauston, Wi. And cheering all the way for SP Kennel

Gaye Morgan-Walton said...

Another New Mexican here, breathless and very excited for the Outstanding Performance of the new Black Team!! What a wild and fantastic race! Whoever wins, the top finishers have run a great race but of course I am still rooting for the Blacks!

Anonymous said...

Right now I am refreshing often, hoping that Allen can pass Brent.

Judy in VA said...

Absolutely, what wonderful updates you're giving us! This has been such an exciting race so far. Go Allen and Black team. It would be beyond belief if this young team actually won the Quest! Wow!

Sunny said...

Here in NE Minnesota - GO BLACK TEAM GO!!! My goodness what a race. Refreshing and refreshing and the race is just too close, too close. It's going to go down to the wire...AGAIN! The fact that the Black Team has some young dogs who have never run the Quest before and they're doing this well? AMAZING. Good job for all of the mushers and dogs who are flying over this 1000 miles. Whoever ends up finishing 1st, 2nd 3rd - this is a fantastic finish to a fantastic race. Thanks for the updates. Thanks for keeping all of us informed. Everyone start sending speedy thoughts out to the Black Team! GO SP Kennel!

Anonymous said...

Weston, Connecticut checking in - GO BLACK TEAM!!!
woof, woof, woof!!!

Best,

Margaret

A-town's Becky said...

Woohoo, I’m so excited to see the Black Team is into Braeburn.
I can work tonight knowing all 14 members, on the trail, made it safely.
:-)

I’ll check in tomorrow morning asap, to see how the final leg is going and who is “going all the way,” with Allen.
Woooop woooop, get some much deserved rest all you pups and Allen.
:-)

Anonymous said...

I'm wearing my Black Team beanie as I cheer the team on! It looks like it will be a very close race for 2nd place. Allen is doing such a great job with a bunch of YQ rookies. We are all very impressed with them. Get a good night sleep, so everyone is ready for the sprint to the finish tomorrow. It is an exciting race with lots of ups and downs in emotions! Cheering the team on from Washington state.

Val