Mark and I went 'playing' this morning! The event was the Two Rivers Dog Musher's Association 'Hamburger Run' (so named because the 'prize' for finishing is a hamburger at the Angel Creek Lodge).
They have a really cool 'Alaskan Mass Start' format. Dogs were allowed to be dropped around the truck, but couldn't have their harnesses on. At the drop of a hat, the musher and one handler start harnessing and hooking up dogs.
Jenny may be a great handler (I'm completely forgiving you for not being at the finish line on time today Jenny!) but she can't be in two places at one time, so she worked with me at the start and Jan's friend, Georgann, helped Mark.
Out of 9 teams, Jenny and I got my team out second or third!
My team consisted of Jinx, Bang, Tess, Rocket, Wolvie, Q, Charge and Crunchie! They were wonderful and finished the 32 miles in 3 hours and 5 minutes (including harnessing and hookup), which was good for 5th place.
Mark's team was Dasher, Spider, Hector, Runner, Barq, Irving, Bingo and Wonder. He was very pleased with his run (sorry I didn't catch his time, but it was about 45 minutes behind mine). He finished last, but prefers to note that this was his first top 10 finish in a race!!! :)
My ankle (wrapped in it's brace, in one of Mark's socks, and stuffed into my boots) held up pretty well, the burgers were indeed good and a great time was had by all!!!
Thanks to Jan DeNapoli of Muzzy Graphics for the photos!