By Sara Elzey, Race Director
Well, it wasn’t snowing this year! And it hadn’t snowed the night before, but the weather could have been better. After a beautiful, sunny week, Saturday was dark & gloomy with a light drizzle off and on, and the temperature hovered around 40 degrees. Not the greatest for a Dryland Race! But ten brave skijorers and 16 dogs came out for some friendly competition.
Five folks ran or walked, each choosing one dog to accompany them. Don Kiely & Chance and Adele Wiejaszka & Sierra went the farthest completing the approximately 4.5 mile course in 34:52 and 34:47 respectively. Mollie Murray & Maggie ran just over 3 miles in 25:31. Janice & Ira Golub with Gilbert & Sirius did the 2 mile course in 16:27.
Five folks biked the approximately 3 mile course, two of them biked the course twice using different dogs. Andy Warwick w/ Zip & Joba was the fastest team, finishing in 10:21. John Carlson & Rev were the next fastest team, finishing in 11:15, just 6 seconds ahead of Mike Ruckhaus & Sasha. Sara Elzey raced two teams, the faster team was Faero & Kate with a time of 12:23. The second team of Ayla & Dylan finished with a time of 12:39. Dale Griffin with Zammie & Koho finished in 14:44. Mike Ruckhaus did a second trip with Sam finishing in 15:27.
Thanks to volunteer timers Carol Kleckner, Peggy Raybeck and Paula Ruckhaus.
|Alaska Skijor and Pulk Association|
|Annual Dryland Race|
|Saturday, September 24, 2011|
|Chena Lakes Flood Plain|
|Two mile, Cani-cross, 1-2 dogs|
|Three mile, Cani-cross, 1-2 dogs|
|Four and a half mile(-ish), Cani-cross, 1-2 dogs|
|Three mile, Bike-jor, 1-2 dogs|
|Andy Warwick||Zip, Joba||10:21||1|
|Sara Elzey||Faero, Kate||12:23||4|
|Sara Elzey||Dylan, Ayla||12:39||5|
|Dale Griffin||Zammie, Koho||14:44||6|