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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Two Rivers Funale

Much fun was had by all at the Two Rivers Funale.

I set off with bib number 3 in the ten-dog 20-mile class around local trails. I'd seen all of the trails before in training so there was nothing new for me to negotiate and the dogs did so well in the warm conditions. We got plenty of practice being passed from behind; we ended with a time of 1:49 and won the red lantern! I had a great time and learned so much.


L-R: Scout, Scruggs, Waylon, Spicy, Chica, Bonita, Pud and Willie; Moira with leaders Scruggs and Scout; Red Lantern

Bridgett took some youngsters in the six-dog ten-mile class. Her team of Quito, Clyde, Pepe, Izzy, Outlaw and Mismo had some fun out there! Two more SP dogs were involved in the six-dog class with Ryne - she took four of her own dogs plus Nacho and Biscuit to round out her team.


L-R: Bridgett gets ready for her race; Quito, Mismo, Clyde and Pepe

The junior classes followed and ChaCha featured twice. Sam, who finished in second place in the one-dog class, had a great run with an excellent early recovery from a bit of a speed-wobble and Jacob was awesome and got up to some big speeds. Well done Sammy and Jacob!!

And, as you can see, some others made themselves comfortable in the sun to watch the junior races!


Meghan and Allen have a great vantage point to watch the junior races

7 comments:

Lynne D said...

WOW!!!! Sounds like a great time for the whole family.

wendy brightman said...

What a shiney lantern! It will look great hanging next to your cabin door! I'm sorry to have missed the race-loved the photos though!
-wendy

Linda Toth said...

I am sorry to have missed it. Good for you Moira, stepping up to compete. Bridgett, good to see you on the runners again. Sam and Jacob - to a long, renowned mushing career!

Margaret said...

Congrats, Moira!!!

So proud of you and all the SP Kennel members 2-legged and 4-legged who participated!!!

FWIW--you look just like a real racer, hugging your leaders Scruggs and Scout! So happy to hear ChaCha got to race, too!!!

Lourdes, VT said...

You and your pups did great Moira!!!
The smile on your face says it all!
Many congratulations :) :) :)

Nessmuk said...

Looks like a great time was had by all! Gotta love the Red Lantern....it's an honor!

Anonymous said...

Is that Aliy and Allen working on their SP Kennel tans?