Despite the forecast calling for rain we had a great turn-out on the Takhini Hot Springs trails for the 3rd Hot Hounds Race of the year. The rain held off just long enough for the racing to wrap up and only spat a little bit before a tarp was set up to enjoy the BBQ and potluck.
After the awards competitors and volunteers enjoyed a free soak compliments of Takhini Hot Springs.
The trails were in typical Hot Springs condition: fast, technical and a whole lot of fun!
The 1-mile race saw two enthusiastic first timers join in the fun! We even let Ruth (one of the newbies win to show how inclusive DPSAY can be 😀! Just kidding, she posted an impressive time, and judging by the smile on her face, we will see her again. The 2-mile race saw Robert come out of a full year hiatus to snatch the win, modestly saying “my dogs don’t even pull”! Great job! In the canicross division Valerie and her two wee little pet dogs (both of which combined would only equal half a sled dog) charged the finish line pulling hard showing everyone that you don’t have to have sled dogs to have fun, or to be competitive!
A big “THANK YOU” to: Robert for hosting this race yet again. Since he took this on, he hasn’t missed a race in 6 years. Lisa for pointing the way on the trail. Mike and Jessica for timing and always being there to help out.
Thank you to our sponsors: –Takhini Hot Springs – Cadence Cycle – Yukon Brewing – Icycle Sports – Coast Mountain Sports
Next race will be September 11th in the Ibex Valley, exact location to be determined. Stay tuned for updates.
1 Mile Bike (1 dog)
1 Ruth O’Beirne 4:07
2 Claudia Wickert 4:10
3 Adam Robinson 4:20
4 Cynthia Corriveau 4:30
5 Heather Robb 5:02
6 Mattaeus Geister 5:23
Katherine Scheck 2:11 (1/2 mile bike)
2 Mile Bike (2 dogs)
1 Robert Siefke 8:20
2 Cynthia Corriveau 8:22
3 Adam Robinson 8:28
4 Sophie Firmenich 8:41
5 Katherine Scheck 9:22
1 Mile Canicross (1 dog or two half dogs 😉)
1 Adam Robinson 6:30
2 Jaclyn Killins 7:41
3 Cynthia Corriveau 7:42
4 Valerie Girard 8:53