Good morning! We hope everyone has had their first coffee and is ready for an update... Lots of action overnight as usual. I'm tabulating times now and will post analysis ASAP.
Meanwhile, thanks to SPK fan Mary-Beth, we have a couple of photos from Mendeltna. On the left, Allen checking in after another strong run. He dropped Chipper in Tolsona with a slightly sore tricep, now getting luxury treatment from the handler crew. Aliy checking in on the right, hot on the heels of the lead teams. She left Sissy in Tolsona after another episode of "the booty thing." The vets couldn't find anything wrong, but she just wasn't her usual fabulous "Sissy-self" and Aliy decided to make a conservative drop.
Chris continues to run a strong race, currently in about 12th position with a shot at the top ten. He left Cayenne in Tolsona, simply because she is a little girl who got tuckered out in all the loose snow. It's always better to drop a dog than set them up for failure on the trail. She is now sleeping in the dog truck after massage and snacks.
I'm going to make another cuppa and get after the numbers... Go SPK!