A little update from 2016, even if Facebook is the "place to be" .... :-)
Lena won the stage race "Trainaux Vallgaude" in France
4-dog sled, with a pool of 6 dogs. It was too hot and too litle snow, so we had to do most laps in the same place. Tigerfrøken was injured the first day (very bad), and out for the rest of the season. Lucky had to do her job in front together with Pulka. Turbo, Gullet and Black (Eva T Aadland, brother og Gullet and Turbo).
André won the Junior European Championship
in sled with 4 dogs at Savalen in Norway. Pulka and Gullgutten in front, and Pluto and Iron wheel. It was a tricky trail, and André did a great job ! André also won the pulka 12-16 years Norwegian Championship with Helle (Beatrice Gatti)
Lena won the Norwegian Championship in sled 4-dog
We had a cracy fast time the first day. Lucky was AMAZING in front, togeter with Pulka. Turboprinsen and Black ran wheel.
Holmenkollen also won the Norwegian Championship in ski-dogs realy
Julie did first lap with Helle in pulka, Lena did secound lap skijoring with Turboprinsen. We were flying, and I have never seen Turbo running that fast. We overtook 5-6 teams, and could send Anne Marte and Arja out as no 3. It wasn't even in our dreams to win this, and so much fun. Our first gold medal in a Norwegian Championship relay !!!
Kjetil, André and Lena did Vindelälvsdraget
(40 km relay in Sweden) with team Hamar. We had great laps. Kjetil with his team, André skijoring with Helle, and Lena skijoring with Pulka and Saga. Our team Hamar was secound.
Julie was playing golf in Spain and South-Africa, and could not do all the races she wanted. Her HCP is 1,9 at this time: August 2016 :-)
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2014 European Championship gold medal for Julie (born 1999)
World Champion, and 2x Norwegian Champion dryland 2013
2 x World Champion in Alaska
Silver Medal: Elin Björk (SWE)
Bronze Medal: Lilly Stewart (USA)
The Kings Cup and Norwegian Champion
In sled sprint we only had the Kings Cup in 10-dog class many years ago, 3 times in 6-dog class (I have two of them), 2 times in 8-dogs class, and this year in 4-dog class.
2012 Spanish Championship
European Champion 2012
3 x Norwegian Champions dryland
A new season has started 2012/2013.
Victory in Vindelälvsdraget 2012,
Season almost over. What now ??
Victory in Defi Rhône Alpes 2012
Our winter season starts this weekend. All family members will participate at Hamar Hundekjørerfestival
Kjetil: Unlimited sprint
Lena: 4-dog sprint
2x Bronze medals in the World Championship
Kjetil won the bronze medal in Borken, Germany. He was number 9 in the 8-dog class after the first day. He was leading 600 m before finish, but after stopping to fix some line-strangle, his lead dogs tought the race was finished, and run under the fence. Too bad. He was leading with about 40 sec. Because of warm wether the distanse was only 4,5 km, instead of 7,5 km. Kjetil ran only 6-dogs.
On sunday Kjetil had second best time, and climbed to 3. place. Then the distance was 7,5 km. Michael Tetzner from Germany won the gold medal.
Lena was number 6 in scooter 2. dog after the first day, with Miss Alaska and Provit. The trail was 7,5 each day. A Swedish girl lost her team right in front of Lena on saturday, and Lena had to breake and take care. A lot of focus was lost after that. On sunday she catch up with two teams, and had the 2. best time. It was a OK 3. place...
In 4-dog Lena used Lucky, Buff (50% Greyh.), Gullgutten and Turboprinsen (25% Greyh.) Both days were 4,5 km. After the first day she was no. 5. (6 teams within 11 sec.). Sunday Lena had 2. best time and was only 3 sec. from bronze the medal. Because of a damaged toe on Turboprinsen, he was not lead dog the first day. That was stupid!! He was in lead the second day.
This was the first race this year, because of kennel caugh. A very bad automn for both Kjetil and Lena's dogs.....
The Cudos rigs worked very well :-)
Ready for the 2011 dryland World Championships
Kjetil will participate in 8 dog (7,2 km). Lena will start in 4 dog (4,5 km) and maybe 2 dog scooter (7,2 km)
Buff and Lucky will probably run in 4-dog. It will be fun and very interresting :-)
The Norwegian Championship earlier this season was a disaster! We had kennel caugh, and could not start in rig......... Only the old ladies Alaska and Frøken could run. Everything is better now, and it will be fun to race the new cart in the WCh.!
Training has started, and Lucky got puppies
It's the end of August. After a really bad summer (read: rain and cold weather), we are now ready for the training season and dryland World Championships in Germany in November. I train 6 dogs, and Kjetil 18. We have both one puppy each: Pulka and Mercedes (3 months old)
Right now Lucky have got 11 puppies, and I think there will be more... There are pictures on FB.
Training Camp in Australia 2011
End of season, and new goals
The season this year was not good. A lot of injuries (Miss Alaska, Frøken Norge and Gullgutten), and lungh-problems for Snehvit and Gullgutten. 4 of my dogs were too young for running in masstart (20 months), and did NOT have focus at all. But the worse thing was Gullet hurting himselves in front of the WCh :-(
Kjetil have 18 selected dogs, I have 6 + one puppy (and Lucky 50% Greyh. as a good spare dog living with my parents) We'll participate in dryland and on snow next season.
Right now we're fixing our house, playing golf and let the dogs run free and play in our yard. I'm going to a trainingcamp in Australia in July :-)
I won the my 22. Norwegian Championship gold medal this winter (29.-30. januar 2011). 4-dog class. With Provit and Gullgutten in front, and Snehvit and Lucky behind. Great team ! Frøken Norge and Miss Alaska are both injured. (Alaska will run again soon). 26 competitors in 4-dog class.
Kjetil got silver medal in 8-dog class. Hege was in front.
Unlimited and 6-dog class will take place in two weeks, still at Hamar.
14 days later Kjetil won the unlimited Norwegian Championship, and I was no. 5 in the 6-dog class.
We are both qualified for the World Championships in Holmenkollen (4 and 8 dog class), and Hamar (unlimited and 6 dog class). I would rather go in skijoring, but I will probably participate in 6-dog class. Because we had no qualification races i 2 dog skijoring, only pulka 1-dog x3 races, and 1-dog skijoring x1 race...
Our World Championships-teams are taking form
In our 1. race Kjetil was second after Tetzner from Germany. All Kjetil's young dogs was sick, and not running. He had 10 dogs in his team, and was very satisfied in the tough conditions. Lena won the 4-dog class in front of Kiss from Hungary. Provit and Miss Alaska was running in front, and Turboprinsen and Lucky (50% greyh/GSP) behind. 2x 6,8 km
Frøken Norge have a bad toe, and is tecnically on drugs and can not run until the end of January. She has not trained since November 22. until Christmas. Snehvit and Gullgutten had a lung inflamation, ans they have not trained since December 12.
In Åsarna Sweden January 14.-16. Gullgutten was running in lead with Miss Alaska. Snehvit and Provit behind. We won that race in front of Bjørk from Sweden (Kiss 3.). We had two good days, and a really bad one on sunday: Alaska started to limp on saturday, and should not have been running on sunday :-(
It was 3 days x10km. Kjetil stayed home....
Christmas and New Year 2010
This has been a "stressfull" fall. We have re-buildt our house and done a lot of the work our selves. Just before the European Championship in Italy I injured my foot, and had to use walking-"sticks" ("krykker"- I don't know the name) I could not train myselves, but had to get help from Kjetil. My leg is OK now.
After Italy our dogs got bad diare, and right before Christmas they got the kennel-cough. All that is also better now :-)
Our hous is looking nice now, and we enjoy life! We're looking forward for the World Championship in Norway. I will try to qualify for the 4-dog class and skijoring 2-dog. Kjetil want to start in unlimited and 8-dog. He has 26 dogs in training, and I have 5 (soon 6) dogs in training. Our first race will be held at Hamar January 8.-9.
European Championship in Italy 2010
I had big plans for the 4-dog class. Miss Alaska, Gullgutten, Snehvit and Provit were all ready for a great run.
2 dog scooter was ment for fun and training, because Frøken Norge has a injured toe, and probably have to remove it next week. And Turboprinsen need more competition training. And last, but very important: I fell down the stairs (no staris!) outside our house 14 days before the ECh, and could not scooter or walk by myselves until the ECh weekend...
4-dog was first, and I had a good run for about 2-3 minutes. I heard a noise, and reamember I was upside down with a broken front fork. It happend very fast, in the trail, without me having any accident. Very dissapointing! A brand new cart, and a great team...
I needed help to get all 4 dogs back to the car, with all the other teams passing. They were totally crazy! Me and the dogs was not hurt/injured.
I was allowed to start in scooter 2 dog with Alaska and Gullgutten. Nice! But they were already tired, and not very vell prepared. OK result, but not fun. I could not kick properly because of the injury in my foot. (I can still not walk normal on my right foot) Sunday's result was better, but
I had both a wrong foot and a wrong scooter (I did not bring my own, and got a very high one, 18 cm, down there)
Better luck next time!
Norwegian Champion dryland 2010
October 9. Lena was Norwegian Champion in 4-dog class. Miss Alaska and Gullgutten in front, and Provit and Iron behind them.
The plan was to use Snehvit instead of Iron, but she cut herselve bad in the foot 1 minute before leaving home. Iron (Kjetil's unlimited dog, and father of Provit) had to run instead.
The trail was hard fysical and tecnical, on sandy XC trails. It was a great trail :-)
It was the 21. Norwegian gold medal for Lena, but MUCH happiness!! Svein Ivar Moen was number two, 6 sec behind. AND: The fastest time of all today (inkl. 8-dog) !
Gullgutten did great today in his first race. This season will be very interresting Also Provit's first race: Great !
And: Miss Alaska gave birth 9 weeks ago ......
Frøken Norge got 10 puppies
5 males and 5 females
Born sunday August 15. 2010
There is a fresh video under "video" site...
Miss Alaska's pups were born August 7. 2010
Miss Alaska and Fart got 10 puppies on Saturday morning. 5 males and 5 females. Miss Alaska did great !
See pictures and read more under "puppies"
And a video under "video"
3 greysther puppies April 5.
Monday 10:05 in the morning: The first male puppy is born. Look under "puppies" and "Buff & Timmi" for pictures and more info
It was just 3 pups all together. I'll breed Miss Alaska and Fart as soon as possible (same mix), hopefully this spring. Frøken Norge will also be breed with a pure braque (GSP) during the summer.
Trial-World Champion 2010
Marsh 5.-7. 2010 there was the trial World Championship for pulka, sled sprint and MD at Hamar. It was great weater and good conditions all weekend, and participants from many countries.
4-dog class had normal start on Friday and pursuit on Saturday. I started 1 sec. behind Teemu Kalvola (Finland) on Saturday. Catarina Södersten (Sweden) and Igor Tracz (Poland) were hunting me. I passed Teemu in the first curve, and won with 1 sec totaly :-) I used Frøken Norge, Miss Alaska, Romeo and Tin.
On Sunday we had the Olympic Model (mass start and 3 laps x 2,3 km). Saturdays results was the qualification for the starting order. I had a good start and won with 25 sec. Frøken Norge, Miss Alaska, Tin and Lucky (50% greyh/GSP!!!) did great! I'm really happy with my first victory in an Olympic Model race :-)
The trail was too narrow for a fair mass start, but we all got a good experience. This race will take place in Holmenkollen next year, and the new arena i Holmenkollen is VERY WIDE!
The other classes in sled had a "normal" race (3 days total). In pulka and skijoring they had two individual races and Olympic Model on Sunday
Photos by Gnus from Poland:
Info about the 2010 World Championships:
Dogs for sale
We have some dogs for sale. Mainly for limited classes. But also some puppies and some other dogs.
Most dogs have been in Kjetil's unlimited team, and in Lena's team. Quite big hard working dogs. We both have many new puppies, and too many dogs all together.
Look at the "Dogs for sale" tag.
In the picture: Lena with Romeo (for sale) and Frøken Norge in Pirena last year.
Pirena starts at January 23. We leave home the 19. Kjetil, me and handler Jorn Storbraaten. Jorn is former stage-race winner, and has a lot of experience.
All humans and dogs are doing good. My parents will stay in our house with the children while we're away.
We had good trainingconditions this year. It's been cold for a while this christmas/beginning of January, but not a big problem. www.pirena.com
Lena will bring Frøken Norge, Miss Alaska og Smash (Beatrice)
Lena can run maximum 2 dogs.
Kjetil will bring: Robin, Gold, Romeo, Arrow, Victor, Iron, Steel, Happy, Kiss, Tin, Nickel, Kasseq, Gaus (T. Hellstrand) and Pepsi (U. Spliid). Kjetil can run maximum 12 dogs.
World Championship, Quebec, Canada
We are now in America. Venke de Lange, Viktor Sinding Larsen, Linn Beate Hansen and Lena (me). We're participating in a race in Oxford the weekend before the WCh, and the WCh. October 28. - November 1.
We'll be back home November 6.
You'll find links and more info under "Canada 2009"
VM i Norge 2011
Nå er hjemmesiden på nett:
Begrenset antall sparkesykler igjen på lager!
Det begynner å minske på lageret for 2009. Har du planer om å kjøpe i år, så vær raskt ute. By modeller er det flere av på lager.
Bildet virser "Freeride" (kr. 2400,-), en morsom sykkel for store og små. Info om modeller m.m. finnes på www.sparkesykkel.info
Cross Max i sort eller grønn kr. 3700,-
Tren mage, innsiden av lårene, rumpa og kondisen
Greysther puppies (25/75)
Ready for the 2011 World Championships!
"Lucky" (50/50 vorsther/greysther) is black, 28 kg, and sister of Buff and Bergans. She is breed with "Timmi" May 11. 2009. Timmi is a pure Vortsher own by Eva and Erlend Aadland. "Timmi" is from Solveig K Aaseby's breed. He is 35 kg, great head, and one of the best looking bodies I have ever seen on a Vorsther.
I will keep at least two, in addition to the two Frøken Norge/Iron puppies. If you are interrested please let us know as soon as possible
2 x Norwegian Champions 2009
Friday, saturday and sunday February 27.-28. and March 1. Sled sprint and MD. I'm in lead in the 4-dog class. I used Frøken Norge, Miss Alaska, Romeo and Tin. Kjetil is second in unlimited class, with 15 dogs. He will run 14 on saturday. Hege Ingebrigtsen is in lead in the 6-dog class.
There is no 8-dog class yet, because 8-dog class is Kings Cup, and will be arranged March 20.-22.
Results at: http://www.hamar-trekkhundklubb.net/
2. day: Trackrecord for me: 14:50. I'm 1:02 in front of Anders Søreide. Kjetil had the fastest time in unlimited today. He is now in lead, 1:42 in front of Maria Lindquist from Sweden. Nr. 2 in the Norwegian Championshis is Terje Svensrud, 1:59 behind Kjetil.
Tomorrow we start with 2 min intervall again...
Sunday: Snow and slower trail. I was 24 sek before Søreide today. Gold Medal! Yippi!! Kjetil had 2. best time, but was Norwegian Champion too! Double Yippi!!!
We have both been participating in the Pirena race this year, from january 17.-31. Kjetil in the sleddog
class and Lena in the skijoring class. www.pirena.com a great experience!!
Kjetil's dogs: Gold, Arrow, Tin, Kiss, Steel, Iron, Victor, Kasseq, Nickel, Happy, Robin, Queen, Tear and Buffy (underline=leaddogs)
Lena's dogs: Frøken Norge, Miss Alaska and Romeo
For those who understand Norwegian, red all about our race at our blog.