Chena Lakes Race

By Sara Tabbert, Race Director

Despite the snow and wind the night before, we were able to hold our annual race at Chena Lakes thanks to Parks and Recreation grooming the trails on race day morning. It is unlikely we could have run this event without that extra help.

The new snow meant that the later departing skijorers probably had to work harder as the trails did not have time to set up prior to the race. This did not seem to deter anyone from having a good time.

As always, these trails provide opportunities for going astray, and we had a couple racers who may have chosen their own adventure. This is a traditional part of the Chena Lakes race.

Many thanks to timers Chris Burrow, Alice Stickney, and photographer Bud Marschner (you can see his pictures here), as well as several others who helped get racers to the start line. We had a good turnout and racers took on distances ranging from 3.8 to 12 miles. It was particularly gratifying to see many new faces among the dogs and humans at this event.

Alaska Skijor and Pulk Association
Chena Lakes
March 2, 2014
Mike Agbaba Trails, CLRA
         
Bib # Skijorer Dogs Time Place
3.8 mile, 3 dog
1 Sara Elzey Faero, Daria, Sabrina 15.06 1
Sara Elzey Kate, Lira, Dylan 15:35 2
3.8 mile, 2 dog
15 Andy Warwick Yogi, Freddie 16:50 1
14 Josh McNeal Sasha, Snuff 19:22 2
16 Beth Bryson Kenai, General 27:40 3
3.8 mile, 1 dog
17 Bruce Miller Roy 17:10 1
19 Jamie Marschner Dancer 26:29 2
18 Kathleen Boyle Pasha 32:23 3
20 Mandy Keogh Libby 53:59 4
6.5 mile , 2 dog
8 Greg Jurek Jet, Hornet 22:35 1
7 Aren Gunderson Scoober, Hammer 24:44 2
2 Andy Warwick Jack, Joba 27:53 3
6 Hilary Schwafel Ollie, Ella 28:58 4
9 Liz Jones Quickdraw, Buzz 34:45 5
10 Brenna McConnell-Booher Yoshi, Wren 37:47 6
6.5  mile, 1 dog
12 Derek Frohbieter Rocky (Recky?) 27:35 1
11 Sunnifa Deehr Dave 29:22 2
Lisa Stuby Killae 1:14:30 3
9 mile 2 dog
5 Lisa Baraff Yukon, Baloo 53:57 1
12 mile 3 dog
3 Erin Trochim Tarsis, Onion, Roach 1:02:17 1
12 mile 2 dog
4 Nina Ruckhouse Piggy, Weasel 1:12:21 1

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