2016-2017

Fun Races

Fun Race #1 December 17, North Star

After a frustrating and slow start to the season, the skijorers were treated to perfect trail conditions and equally nice temperatures for the first race at the North Star Golf Course. We had 21 teams, and racers covered distances from 1-4 miles. There were many new faces, which we always enjoy seeing. This was the first race for quite a few. We also had a record number of junior racers. Thanks to Nina Ruckhaus for organizing the race and to Molly Yazwinski, Lisa Stuby, Alice Stickney, and everyone else who helped out at the start line. And, as always, beautiful trail grooming for the race was done by Pat DeRuyter.

Bib # Skijorer Dogs Time Place
4 miles, 2 dogs
2 Drew Harrington Zazu, Xena 16:03 1
1 Mike Ruckhaus Sasha, Snuff 17:27 2
6 Jaques Philip Dingo, BB8 17:42 3
3 Robin Garber-Slaught Lisa, Amos 19:55 4
4 miles 1 dogs
7 Florian Philip Snow 17:44 1
8 Leni Stolz Mika 18:36 2
4 Sarka Paragi Dotty 19:55 3
5 Cassidy Meyer Balto 20:00 4
about 2 miles, 1/2 dogs
9 Andy Warwick Yogi, Roo 7.23 1
20 Andy Warwick Jack 7.55 2
16 Lucie Meyer Sabine 12:00 3
1 mile, 1 dog
18 Drew Warf Weasel 7:36 1
14 Christine Matson Jasper 16:13 2
2 miles, 1 dogs
1 Kriya Dunlap Bjorn 7:16 1
2 Brian Reggiani Olive 13:07 2
3 John Deonigi Piggy 15:02 3
4 Phil Marshal Skye 15:54 4
5 Lance Gillette Chester 17:14 5
2 miles, 2  dogs
1 Gail Davidson Cocoa, Darna 7:16 1
3 miles,  1 dogs
1 Sam Friedman Daisy Tada! 12:49 1
2 Josh Link Loki 13:55 2

Fun Race #2 January 14, Creamers Field

Despite an ever-shifting weather forecast and some unexpected challenges in trail prep due to all the new snow,  a large field of skijorers showed up to Creamers field on a snowy day. The temperature was a balmy +10 and heavy snow fell during most of the race. Skijorers also faced the additional hurdle of trail damage from the previous night’s snowmachine traffic, which was often hidden by the layer of fresh snow. We again had a good number of young racers and new faces. Thanks to Alice Stickney and Kathleen Boyle for timing, Lisa Stuby and Mara Bacsujlaky for helping with the farmhouse and registration, and to Nina Ruckhaus and Fred DeLepper for handling during the race, as well as to all the groomers who worked to get the trails ready.

Bib # Skijorer Dogs Time Place
5.7 mile 2 dog
8 Halvor Hoveid Lichi, Bernie 26:04 1
7 Marit Hoveid Steward, Erin 27:02 2
2 Erin Trochim Roach, Onion 27:45 3
6 Sarka Paragi Dottie, Sadie 28:12 4
3 Amy Larsen 32:54 5
5.7 mile 1 dog
9 Tobin Stolz Mika 30:18 1
DIY distance approx 4 miles 2 dog
5 Cassidy Meyer Balto, Wolfy 23:50 1
4 Jaques Philip BB-8, Dingo 30:19 2
DIY distance approx 4 miles 1 dog
16 Lucie Meyer Puck 21:49 1
4 Florian Philip Snow 30:19 2
3.6 miles 2 dog
10 Greg Jurek Jet, Hornet 13:35 1
12 Scott Jerome Odin, Bjorn 14:38 2
15 Asne Hoveid Madox, Munch 16:53 3
13 Gail Davidson Darna, Cocoa 21:54 4
14 Kelsi Johnson Loki, Jotunn 24:01 5
3.6 miles 1 dog  pulk
18 Sunnifa Deehr Sisu 21:32 1
2.7 mile 1 dog
19 Josh Link Loki 15:06 1
17 Riley Olson 15:18 2
20 Mara Bacsujlaky Tansy 21:42 3
21 Lisa Stuby Killae 4
DIY distance, approx 2 miles
1 Andy Warwick Jack 14:05 1
24 Magali Philip Ishani 18:19 2
1.5 mile 1 dog
23 Kelly Scanlon Jasper 10:40 1
22 Christine Matson Beastie 9:38 2
DIY distance, approx 1 mile
11 Emily Entrikin Swix, Ragner 5:31 1

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