March 2018 and I made a little video of my dogs and me skiing around my street in the snow. The video went viral and lots of people said how I should race on snow and become the first British person to skijor. Well buoyed by those messages I set myself a goal – to compete at the World Snow Championships in France in January 2019.
Firstly lets just take the time to reflect on how big Germany is….it’s massive and driving from one side to the other seems to take forever on the longest , straightest motorway in history. Luckily I had Gareth to regale me with his never ending views on Brexit, a word to the wise do not even mention the ‘B’ word to G, you will live to regret it!
What is the BSSF?
The British Sleddog Sports Federation is the governing body for these activities within the UK. It was set up several years ago essentially to deal with entries for those wanting to race abroad internationally. If you wanted to race for Team GB at a sanctioned International Championship then BSSF will have to select you and deal with your entry. It also brings together Nordic and Open breeds as well as all other organisations under one federation. Historically SDAS (Sleddog Association of Scotland) held the position within IFSS, but handed this over as a good will gesture to help the new federation on its’ way.
You know how it is, you want to enter a running race with your dog but which class do you choose? Entering DR6 because you want to do "Dog Running 6 Miles" could end you in a whole lot of trouble!
We have put together a list of the race classes run by most organisations/clubs so you don't end up chasing a 6 dog husky team with your Jack Russell attached to you by a belt.
Your chance to have a say in the future development of the BSSF.......
We will be attending a meeting for ways to improve and move the BSSF forwards. We need your views, ideas, good or bad!
Please comment or pm/ email if you would prefer.
Change can only happen if we get involved. We look forward to hearing from you
All the team have been working very hard throughout the summer increasing distance and technicality of our trails. We now have an extra 4 trails for the 2018/19 with more still in construction. One of which is to include a wooden bridge , similar to what you find at Eagle Brae (Scotland) , so you can train your team for all eventualities.
We are also planning to add a few jumps etc along our longest trail for mtb and scooter technique training.
2ND – 12TH MARCH 2018