Trainaux Vallgaude, stagerace in France. Tigerfrøken had
a bad injury after the first day, but Lucky stepped in as a great lead dog, and we won the race :-) Pulka, Black, Turbo, Gullet, Lucky and Tigerfrøken was in the pool, and we raced with 4 dogs every lap. Arne, my dad, was handler.
André participated in 4-dog junior during the European Championship at Savalen in Norway. He won the class with Gullet, Pulka, Pluto and Iron (the two teamdogs from Kjetil)
I won the Norwegian Championship in 4-dog sled at Hamar. Lucky ran faster than the light the first day, as a lead dog. Really impressing.
Holmenkollen won the relay in the Norwegian Championship for the first time ever. Julie had the first lap in pulka eith Helle (Beatrice), I did the second lap skijoring with Turbo, and he was amazing. Our lap time was over 1
minute netter than no. 2. Anne Marte did the 3. lap in pulka with Arja, overtook the leading team, and came to finish first. Is was so epic, that Julie had to cry a little....
Snørock was a great ending of the season. André did great in the "up to 16 years class", and got the 4. place with Helle. Julie finished 2. in the senior class, and qualified for the superfinal. She was no. 4 with
Fine Josefine. Thomas Northug won, Ole Einar Njørndalen no.2, and Yngve Hoel no. 3.
The dryland season was André's season. Pulka had a bad crash with another dog in the dogyard in the summer, Tigerfrøken
has still not recovered since January, Turbo had a problem with his foot, Snehvit had her uterus removed, and Gullgutten lives in Oslo. Spinnvill and Fine Josefine was too young for the Norwegian Championship. But André qualified for the European Championship
in England with his 2. place with Turbo in scooter.
André and Fine Josefine won the scooter junior class in the European Championship in Thetford in England. Great
preformance. They had 3. best time of all (incl seniors) the last day, and they qualified for the 1. team for Norway in the relay (seniors) They finished 5. André had 2. best time of all in the second lap.