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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Solstice 100/50 Update

Hi folks! Just a really quick update for those waiting to know what's going on! The halfway stop at the Chena Hot Springs Rifle Range checkpoint saw Aliy and the Red team in 2nd place just 16 seconds behind the leader with a run time for the first 53 miles of 4 hours, 21 minutes and 40 seconds. Allen and his Black team left the checkpoint in 4th position just over four minutes behind Aliy with a run time of 4 hours, 25 minutes and 45 seconds. Meghan's runtime was 5 hours, 12 minutes, 44 seconds and she left the checkpoint in 14th position.

There are 23 teams in the 100 mile race and the expected time of the first finisher, whomever it may be, is going to be around 12.45-1am-ish. I didn't get to see anything of the teams but did catch up briefly with Aliy, Allen and Meghan who all said their runs went really well and the dogs look GREAT!

My Yearling team did such a fantastic job! I am so proud of them - at this point in time the final positions are not posted but I believe we ran the 53 miles in 6 hours, 8 minutes (ish). We did get passed by A LOT of teams but we also passed a few ourselves! I will write a proper race wrap-up and tell you all about my team of superstars in the next day or two - I've just popped back to the kennel to put the babes to bed, feed all those left behind, unload the truck then I'll head back down to Pleasant Valley Store shortly to catch the finish.


L-R: Meghan readies her sled while Pud, Waylon and Mismo watch; Chemo, Scout, Nelson and Quito wait.

By the time we get everyone home and to bed we will need some sleep ourselves so you may not hear from us for a few hours! Keep an eye on the Two Rivers Dog Mushers Assoc website for the results!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes! Once again a great race!
Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this quick notice!!!

Did Red Team win??? Black Team in third???

AWESOME!!! And super congrats to M&M one their fantastic races!!!

Wooof, wooooof, woof!!!!!

--Margaret

Nessmuk said...

I'm glad to hear the Yearling Team had fun and did well!! It was probably an important race for them to get under their harnesses.....they got lots to learn and no better place to learn the ropes than at SPK! You all did GREAT!

Nessmuk said...

I must say Chemo looks especially happy to have the Race Season begin!! Way to go Chemo!! Your Adirondack Sponsor Moms are proud of you!!

Heidi Phillips said...

Thanks for the update Moira! going to call you Multi tasking Moira :) Getting us and update in-between putting the pups to bed and feeding and unloading, AND going back to cheer the others to the finish…Wow… Sounds like a fun time, Congrats to all on their first race of the season!!!!
Heidi

Holly Freeman said...

Thanks for the update Moira! Nice job yearlings....and Moira.
Hope you get some RR on Sunday...well deserved.

Linda Toth said...

I like the lineups and spirit of this race. I am glad things went well, but even more glad to see so many of the kennel dogs get a chance to race.

marilyn cozzens said...

Thanks Moira for the great update & great race with the yearlings.Well done.

Lourdes, VT said...

I knew that you will ALL shine!!! Congratulations to Aliy, Allen, Meghan and Moira!!! And of course , the beautiful dogs!!! Thank you Moira for the reports!