During the start of the new year a few members took part in the BSA Ringwood event. The weather was cold and dry, which is always a bonus! The Ringwood trails are a bit up and down with 2 not very pleasant hills, one right on the finish! This didn't stop the determination of the mushers though and spirits were high.
The BSA events are so well run and such a fun group of events that we look forward to taking part in them.
Hannah Giles and Mary Fortser could only race on the Saturday this time. Hannah running Oki in the bikejor clocking up a respectable time of 15:43 which for a young dog in his first season is a great time, Hannah finished with a huge smile on her face! In Saturdays results that left them in 12th place.
Mary ran the gorgeous Aggie in canicross, finishing in a time of 28:18, Aggie decided that puddle diving was of course part of the fun and both came belting up the final hill finishing with laughs. The Saturday results left her in 9th place.
Petra Broadbelt was taking part in the 4 dog open rig class. Deciding however to drop Psy the boys gave Petra a great run on the first day with a time of 18:17 and a placing of 4th. On the second day the ground was softer after some overnight rain, the course is sandy and Petra had noticed that Bean had been pulling to the left as wheel dog, so she swapped the team around putting Bean up front and Diesel at the back, this change in team position obviously worked because her second day run time was 16:49, pushing her up to 3rd :)
Finally Emma Giles ran the woos in the DR2F class - the woos put in a good performance on day one, with a reasonably fast time of 23:37, typical mal pace there and standard! Now Emma knows her woos and the second day is always a bit slower because they are totally bamboozled by having to run the same course again! Kavik did his normal amble at the beginning and only decided that he would run after the first 1k ! Second day time recorded of 25:15 - leaving the team in 3rd place overall.
As always Roy dashed around being Mushers Mucker for everyone, ensuring starts were well managed and the team had fun.
We spent the weekend with some potential new members whom we look forward to welcoming to the club soon!
So all in all another fab weekend of racing. Roll on the next event!
The NATBs will be keeping you up to date on their members, their dogs and events for the 2015/2016 Season. Hope you enjoy!