Triple dose of dog mushing
It was a very busy Sunday for local mushers last weekend, with three races happening in the Whitehorse area – two in Mount Lorne and one in Ibex Valley – with both the Dog Powered Sports Association of the Yukon (DPSAY) and the Yukon Dog Mushers Association (YDMA) hosting events on Jan. 16, 2022.
With a number of races and other events delayed this winter due to the cold snap and the ongoing pandemic, the comparatively warmer weather was the only excuse anyone needed to get out and enjoy a crisp afternoon on the trails.
Joinson wins close one at Carbon Hill Race Day
At the Lorne Mountain Community Centre, action got underway with the 35-mile and 10-mile Carbon Hill races with seven teams in the 35-mile race and five teams racing 10 miles.
Jerry Joinson won the 35-mile race with a time of three hours, 40 minutes and 22 seconds. Close behind was Nathaniel Hamlyn in second, with a time of three hours, 40 minutes and 58 seconds, and rounding out the podium was Connor McMahon in a time of three hours, 44 minutes and 34 seconds.
In the 10-mile race, Debbie Knight won with a time of 50 minutes and four seconds followed by Jonathan Lucas with a time of 50 mintues and 57 seconds. Third place went to Cynthia Corriveau, a skijorer, with a time of 53 minute and 35 seconds.
35-mile dog sled race results
|7||Claudia Wickert||4:13:39 (Disqualified)|
10-mile dog sled race results
10-mile skijor race results
Carbon Hill Race Day photos
First Twister race held
Following the Carbon Hill races, the Twister series returned for another year, with a total of seven participants in Sunday’s races also at Mount Lorne.
With everyone racing six miles, it was the skijorers setting the pace.
Katherine Scheck finished first in 19 minutes and 38 seconds, while Arienne Des Lauriers was second in 24 minutes and 27 seconds.
Nate Maria Metzen was the fastest in the dog sled and kicksled category with a time of 29 minutes and five seconds. Greg Newby was the lone canicross participant, finishing in one hour, five minutes and 57 seconds.
Dog sled and kicksled race results
|1||Nate Maria Metzen||29:05|
Skijor race results
|2||Arienne Des Lauriers||24:27|
Canicross race results
YDMA hosts preliminary race
Meanwhile at the Ibex Valley tracks, the YDMA was holding a preliminary race with 12 people competing in four categories.
In the 15-mile dog sled race, it was Mandy Johnson first followed by Mitchell Jacobsen and Armin Johnson.
Mandy repeated in the eight-mile dog sled race, with Lindsay Caskenette second and Jemra Gruben third.
It was a third victory for Mandy in the five-mile dog sled race as Laura Vinnedge finished second and Gruben third.
Finally in the biggest field of the day, it was Virginia Sarrazin winning the five-mile skijor race. John Berryman was second and Genevieve Farneau was third.
15-mile dog sled race results
Eight-mile dog sled race results
Five-mile dog sled race results
Five-mile skijor race results