This weekend some of our member attended the BSA fun weekend, the final get together of the season :(
The BSA runs some of the best events of the season and have a regular following of NATBs who attend all of them.
Zara and Chris work tirelessly to ensure the season runs as smoothly as possible and the mushers from all clubs and groups tried to show how much they appreciate it by presenting them with some gifts to thank them for their work this weekend. Again the NATBs would like to express their thanks to them for the great work they do.
The fun weekend is exactly that, no pressure, just fun. Each morning we can run the dogs on the short 0.8mile easy flat course before the temps rise, which we do, they all love the short fast sprint and then the fact they can relax for the rest of the day.
There is a scurry competition, a Specialty and Fun dog show, the end of season presentation and the the famous Relay on the Sunday morning, this year the NATBs had 2 and a half (!) team entered out of 7 in total. The relay consists of the canicross leg, then a scooter, then the bike, only 1 dog can be used by each musher and the relay is in the order as detailed.
The NATB teams were -
Canicross - Roy Giles with Kavik
Scooter - Mark Bird with Basil
Bikejor - Mark Perry with Mya
Bubble, Toil and Trouble
Canicross - Emma Giles with Oki
Scooter - Maggie Bird with Kai
Bikejor - Petra Broadbelt with Diesel
Team Mucky Paws -
Canicross - Lindsay Pettit with Monty
Scooter - Chris Hannan with Loki
Bike - Melanie Sheehan with Marley
There was of course some good old competition going on and the final tally was -
Old Skool - 2nd
Bubble, Toil and Trouble 3rd
Team Mucky Paws - 5th
The end of season presentation saw 2 NATBs pick up awards from the Championship Points Table, these being -
DCM Mixed - 1st place with 147 points Dan Brown
Bikejor 2nd place with 90 points Mark Perry
Huge congratulations to both of them, very proud of you both.
Another amazing weekend which was dry, hot and thoroughly enjoyable, already looking forward to next season!!
The NATBs will be keeping you up to date on their members, their dogs and events for the 2015/2016 Season. Hope you enjoy!