The race on the weekend was on 15 mile very technical coarse with a lot of switchback turns. Saturday the trail was very hard & fast making for a very wild/exciting ride especially around the switchbacks. Hopefully, I will be able to post some photos when available. We were having a good run until we got into a serious tangle when attempting a pass of a another team. There were no problems for the dogs, however it took me a long time to straighten everything out. Other than the tangle the dogs performed great. & we had a great run.
Sunday the trail was slower due several inches of new snow & warm conditions. We had a good clean run on the Sunday and the dogs did a great job.
We decided to run Perle, first time a Lead in a race, with Max a 7 year old experienced leader. Perle did a great job showing speed & focus. Max was the steadying force giving Perle the security of running the lead position. Max gave me everything he had to stay in front of these younger dogs & lead us to the finish line both days. I am very proud of the team performance & especially of both of my leaders.
Both Julia & Cecile did a great job of Handling on the weekend making my job that much easier. The handlers are the backbone of the team.
It is now two weeks that Lila Prat (from France) has been here joining the Miortuk Team.
Already, Lila has proved to be a big asset.
There is a photo above of Lila with Katie & Max.
Now we will give the team some R & R. & then prepare for our next race.
Until next week......