By Colin Spalding
We attended our Final race of the season at Bowlands Trails near Blairgowrie at the weekend and on a very technical, wet, muddy trail.
I was out first on the bike with Dexter and in very difficult conditions for the bike. I had a high speed crash which resulted in me having a head on collision with a tree which resulted in my helmet being cracked all the way through and me with heavy bruising to the left hand side of my body. I managed to complete the trail and lie in 3rd place.
After medical attention, I decided to continue with the rest of my races that day and finished day 1 with a 2nd in the 2 dog nordic scooter and 1st in the 1 dog open scooter.
On day 2 although i was still very sore we had 3 good runs and we moved up to 2nd on the bike and first in the 2 dog nordic scooter and 1st in the 1 dog open scooter. Once again we are so proud of our dogs and what they have achieved this season they have exceeded all our expectations.
We would like to thank CSJ Canine Specialist Foods for their support and products that have kept the dogs in peak condition throughout the season.
Main achievements for season 2017
3 teams selected to represent team GB in the European Championships. Dexter in the 1 dog Bikejor, cupar in the 1 dog scooter and Diamond and Granite in the 2 dog scooter
Diamond and Granite – Winners of 2 dog Aviemore 2017
British championship overall race series
- Dexter getting a bronze medal in the bikejor
- Cupar a silver in the 1 dog scooter
- Diamond and Granite silver in the 2 dog nordic scooter
We also placed in the top 3 in every race we entered throughout the season.