I was fifth!
I'm very happy about that.
It took me and my team 26 minutes to make the 9,5 km loop.
That is something like 22-23 km/hour.
You can't expect more with a trekking-sledge and trekking-dogs.
Here is how the day went:
|The teams started to arrive to the area at eight o'clock.|
|I put my dogs to stake and gave them something to drink.|
|At Mushers Meeting at 8.30 we got our numbers |
and some information about the track.
|I was difficult to warm up the team. I took them for a walk|
one by one and then put coats on them. They seemed relaxed.
|10.42 was my time to start.|
|The 9,5 km track was in exellent condition.|
|At 11.08 my team crossed the Finish-line|
|After the race I took the dogs again for a walk,|
to the forest, one by one.
|At about 12 I stretched my dogs and gave them drinks. |
And then it was my turn to have some coffee!
|For the rest of the day I watched the six-dog class.|
There were some wonderful sprinter- dogs and mushers!