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Sunday, January 11, 2015

CB300: Run Times Chisto-Meiers

We're starting to get stats from the Meiers Lake checkpoint!

Allen and Aliy both had excellent runs over the mountains, keeping them at the top of the leader board. Allen's time was second fastest between the checkpoints, running 2 minutes behind SPK kennel friend and colleague Ryne Olson.

Here are the current leaders ranked by cumulative run time through the first two stints:



I want to give a shout out to Ryne who is running a stellar race. Many of you know that she spent two seasons with Allen and Aliy at SPK -- including running a team in Iditarod -- before starting her own racing kennel. She is obviously raising a fantastic young team and really showing her mushing prowess. I know both her and Allen well enough to say with confidence that they are having a blast racing each other. Ryne may be 16 minutes slower overall than Allen at the moment, but I can assure you he's got his eye on her!

The teams are now resting at Meiers Lake with scheduled departures later this morning... Go SPK!

11 comments:

Heidi Phillips said...

Having started to follow SPK when Ryne was working with Allen and Aliy, and sponsoring a dog from both kennels, this is a very exciting race with everyone from both kennels doing well...

Mush On!!

Heidi

Linda Toth said...

I had started to do all of these calculations myself when I thought to see if you'd already posted .. and you had! Ryne is running a great race; she was trained by the best.

Dawn E said...

whoot! Rest up Allen...I bet Ryne has her eye on you as well!

marilyn cozzens said...

Ditties to above. Keep mushing Allen, Aliy, Ryne, Spencer.

Cal OSME said...

Keep up the good work and stay safe!

A-town's ecky said...

Ditto to Marilyn.
Still so happy YOU are doing the math Macgellan :-)
I was impressed will all the speeds up the hills, even Sebastian, keeping pace with Allen, and Ryne, wow!
Awesome race!

Margaret said...

I was wondering about the calculations at the end of the race:

Assuming that at Mendetna Lodge a team has not taken all rest time (16 hrs total plus 6 hrs "layover"), how does the Race establishment determine the arithmetical winner, as opposed to who crossed the finish line first?

Nessmuk said...

This is a close race and very fun to watch!! Two Rivers Alaska can certainly be proud of the leader board!! I'm so excited for Ryne...her blog is really fun to follow and I'm sure she is having a blast along with Aliy and Allen!! Go SPK!!!

A-town's Becky said...

Aliy pushes off and Spencer arrives....
handlers are working their tails off.
Woohoo, hope all the pups, including Spencer are doing well.

Lourdes, VT said...

Wow, this is a really competive race!!! Good thing is, it's all among friends or between teachers and bright students!!!
Go SPK!!!

Lauri Lenahan said...

Macgellan, thank you so much for presenting race info for us arm chair mushers. You make it easy to understand! Mush on everyone!!