Thursday, March 13, 2014

ID: Black Team Almost Home!

Allen, Beemer, Viper, Rambler, Lester, Outlaw, Mismo, Felix, Bonita, Izzy, Tug, Puppet and Fang are through Safety and are heading towards Nome!

They have made great time from White Mountain doing that stretch in 6 hours, 16 minutes with an average of 8.78 miles per hour. They pulled out of Safety with the same official time of 6.01am as Paul Gebhardt and his team. You can guarantee Allen will have been working hard behind the sled trying catch them having left White Mountain 51 minutes behind them.



They have just 22 miles left. They will climb one last hill, over Cape Nome, before dropping down to the pack ice towards town. Their run down Front Street and up under the burled arch will be the final act in this year's SP Kennel Iditarod. We expect it to be a highly emotional moment for us all.

GO TEAM! WE'RE SO PROUD OF YOU!

Pictures and video as soon as we can.

17 comments:

Will said...

Congrats to Allen and the dogs on a great run from White Mountain! Looks like both SP teams will be winning some prize money this year.

Wendy Fick said...

GO Black Team! It has been an exciting race all the way around. You and the dogs are impressive! Continue to be safe and run well the last 22 miles. Cheering you on!

Anonymous said...

Woof, woof woof!!!

Go Black Team!!!

Racing cap on (reversed my Black team hat)for maximum speed back here in Weston, Connecticut!!!

--Margaret

Nessmuk said...

I love how Allen really races hard in this last section....giving the Team some experiance in kicking it up a notch! We are there with ya Allen....via the tracker!! Go Black Team.....Nome and steaks are right ahead!

Sarah said...

PLEASE get some great video for us to watch! Go Black Team! Awesome job. Steak is waiting:) Love the SPK updates.

Melissa Krahmer said...

Way to go Latino Litter!

Lourdes, VT said...

Congratulations Allen and Black Team!
We are all so very proud of you!
WELCOME TO NOME.... and to some delicious steaks!!! :) :) :)

artgyrll said...

Great news!! Run dogs run! Can't wait to see you all arrive safely in Nome!

A-town's Becky said...

No kidding, way to go!
Can't wait to see how the youngsters look under the arch.
Woohoo, they prevailed in a TOUUGH one!

Anonymous said...

Go Black Team. Wisconsin loves Allen too! SP Kennel is amazing.

Lisa B said...

Go Allen! Go Dogs! Great run from White Mountain. So glad they are having a good run to the finish. Get after it!

marilyn cozzens said...

Go Allen and those wonderful canine athletes. Get safely into Nome.

tmcaleer said...

Go Allen! We're watching and you are just three miles out! Yeah!! Great Job with those pups!!

Best, Trish McAleer

Anonymous said...

This should be an awesome showing at the finish - they are making great time!!!

Thanks to everyone at the SP Kennel support team for making this an unbelievably awesome adventure!!!

Can't thank all the 2 legged and 4 legged racers enough for their magnificent performances...not enough exclamation points could ever be enough.

--Margaret

Dryden Family said...

We are so proud of Rambler and the Black Team finishing 27th in this year's Iditarod! Keep up the good work! Also, congratulations to Aliy and the Red Team on an amazing 2nd place run!!

marilyn cozzens said...

Well done Allen. Training these future SPK superstars.

Anonymous said...

Well done SP Kennels 2 & 4 legged loved following the red and the black teams from Melbourne Australia. Give the dogs a big hug from me and a woof from my dog Denali xo Yey for ALIY & ALLEN FROM Joanne Bechaz and Golden Retriever Denali.