Monday, January 30, 2017

NL300: Congratulations R&Bs

Chris and his Red & Black Team have finished the Northern Lights 300! Good job team!

Schmoe and Scout led the team over the line and Steve managed to catch this quick snap of them. All the dogs have had a meal and are now in the dog truck having a nap, as is Chris.

The tracker information tells us that they did indeed stop for a couple hours enroute to the finish. My very rough "back of an envelope" calculation has them resting almost half of their total time. At this stage we are unsure of official times or their finishing position.

We are very excited to learn more about the race on their return home later this evening.


Anonymous said...


Wonderful job R&B!!!

Just the training needed - made up for aweful tough conditions at CB300. The youngsters must be so full of themselves!!!



Kathy said...

Congrats Chris on a job well done! Waiting to here the recap of
the journey. Youngsters had a lot of firsts! Get some rest!

Nessmuk said...

Congrats Chris and the R&Bs!! Wow, Schmoe in lead....way to go Joe Schmoe! Can't wait to hear the wrap up!

A-town's Becky said...

Awesome! Congratulations Chris and pups.

Anonymous said...

And a big thank you to Steve, too!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Chris and all of his R&B teammates! What a fantastic experience for the yearlings to complete a 300 mile race. This race seems well suited for a young team. Scout and Schmoe look like they are thinking that you never lose the thrill of crossing the finish line.

Thanks to Steve for coming to Alaska to allow Chris to participate in this race. It was fun to follow this weekend.


Linda Toth said...

Congratulations to Chris and the R&B team for doing something phenomenal and wonderful. Kudos to SPK for having the confidence and foresight to run this young team.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations Chris & the R&B ❤️πŸ–€team on a great teaching and fun run of the sled kind πŸ‘πŸ». Denali & Joanne πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

Sunny said...

WAY TO GO CHRIS AND THE R+B's!!! Great experience for the youngsters!

Margaret said...

DITTO on Linda's statement re: foresight!!!


Go Red Team, Go Black Team in YQ 300 and 1000 - and WOOF to the R&Bs, too!!!

Donna Willette said...

Many congratulations to Chris for getting the R&Bs over the line. What an accomplishment for the young ones, Chris, and the 'old' hands showing how its done. Way to go Schmoe and Scout for leading them home.

Wishing SPK and all the four-legged wonders some rest, good food, and more adventures down the trail.