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Siberian Husky Sled Racing : Taken at a stage of the 2010/2011 BSHRA British Championship, held at Sherwood Forest, Nottingham.

I had a fantastic two days last weekend shooting this event. I have seldom met with such a friendly community of sportsmen and women and and rarely seen such a well organised event  of this nature. I would wholeheartedly recommend getting along to support such events in your 'neck of the woods'. Here's some background information on the BSHRA:

Now in it's 15th season, BSHRA's objective is to provide Siberian Husky owners with a credible British Championship utilising premier race sites and incorporating a wide variety of terrain and surface. BSHRA exists purely to administer the annual BSHRA British Husky Racing Championship. As such, it has no membership, no formal committee, but is run by an organising group. The body consists of race organisers with additional people who ALL contribute to the successful running of the series. They pride themselves on top level competition throughout each classification - people in 20th place are still trying to beat a fellow competitor into 19th place! ALL our competition takes place between the start and finish lines - the camaraderie at the race site is second to none, even between people competing for the top slot.


Alongside the main championship, they also run Rookie Musher and Veteran Team and more recently, an All-Bitch team Championships in addition to Courtesy classes and occassional junior classes. These serve to encourage people new to mushing to enquire and learn about nutrition and safe effective training methods to maximise the dogs' potential. It also encourages mushers to keep older dogs fit and healthy in the knowledge that their 'elderly' team is catered for as well as competing on a 'level playing field'.


Every race is electronically timed to 1/100th of a second using a state-of-the-art TAGHeuer system - and yes - after 5 miles, a race has been decided by 5/100 of a second!! From the first season, BSHRA has steadily attracted more and more entries year on year for people interested in good competition. Historically, some have attracted a phenomonal 30-40% more than in previous years! The trend has continued into subsequent seasons with most races showing an increase each year. It started with 45 entries at the first race and recently pulled in 143 teams to an event the weekend directly before Christmas! BSHRA aims to provide a fun day's competition for all Sibes and their owners. The racing season starts in November and runs through to March.

Siberian Husky Sled Racing

Drew-Smith

Taken at a stage of the 2010/2011 BSHRA British Championship, held at ...

Updated: Jun 22, 2013 4:10am PST

Alaska Sled Dog Races : Photos from the ExxonMobil Open and Fur Rondy sled dog races 2011

Alaska Sled Dog Races

GentleBearPhotography

Photos from the ExxonMobil Open and Fur Rondy sled dog races 2011

Updated: Feb 20, 2013 2:07pm PST

Iditarod Finish Line 2011 : Images from the Iditarod 2011 finish line in Nome, Alaska!

Iditarod Finish Line 2011

GentleBearPhotography

Images from the Iditarod 2011 finish line in Nome, Alaska!

Updated: Mar 19, 2011 9:14pm PST

Iditarod Start 2011 : Photos from the ceremonial start of the Iditarod sled dog race in Anchorage, Alaska. 3-5-2011

Iditarod Start 2011

GentleBearPhotography

Photos from the ceremonial start of the Iditarod sled dog race in Anch ...

Updated: Mar 09, 2011 1:19am PST

Day 1 - Start of the 2008 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon : The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is the longest and toughest sled dog race in the lower 48 states.  The 390 mile race starts in Duluth, MN and follows the North Shore trail along Lake Superior, returning on the same trail to finish back in Duluth.  The race draws competitors from around the globe and is a qualifying race for the Iditarod in Alaska.  The race started out with temps around +32°F on Sunday and ended with temps around -20°F and windchills around -50°F on Wednesday morning. To hear sounds from the trail while looking at my images click on the following link: 
<a href="http://www.trackseventeen.com/index.html"target="_blank"><b>Track Seventeen Productions Inc.</b></a> Soundscapes by Curt Olson.

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Day 1 - Start of the 2008 John Beargr...

Lucas Payne

The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is the longest and toughest sled ...

Updated: Dec 31, 2010 2:20pm PST

Day 4 - Final day of the 2008 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon : The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is the longest and toughest sled dog race in the lower 48 states.  The 390 mile race starts in Duluth, MN and follows the North Shore trail along Lake Superior, returning on the same trail to finish back in Duluth.  The race draws competitors from around the globe and is a qualifying race for the Iditarod in Alaska.  The race started out with temps around +32°F on Sunday and ended with temps around -20°F and windchills around -50°F on Wednesday morning. To hear sounds from the trail while looking at my images click on the following link: 
<a href="http://www.trackseventeen.com/index.html"target="_blank"><b>Track Seventeen Productions Inc.</b></a> Soundscapes by Curt Olson.

 <b><i>CLICK ON EACH IMAGE TO VIEW A LARGER VERSION.<b><i>

Day 4 - Final day of the 2008 John Be...

Lucas Payne

The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is the longest and toughest sled ...

Updated: Jan 30, 2008 3:36pm PST

Day 3 - John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon 2008 : The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is the longest and toughest sled dog race in the lower 48 states.  The 390 mile race starts in Duluth, MN and follows the North Shore trail along Lake Superior, returning on the same trail to finish back in Duluth.  The race draws competitors from around the globe and is a qualifying race for the Iditarod in Alaska.  The race started out with temps around +32°F on Sunday and ended with temps around -20°F and windchills around -50°F on Wednesday morning. To hear sounds from the trail while looking at my images click on the following link: 
<a href="http://www.trackseventeen.com/index.html"target="_blank"><b>Track Seventeen Productions Inc.</b></a> Soundscapes by Curt Olson.

 <b><i>CLICK ON EACH IMAGE TO VIEW A LARGER VERSION.<b><i>

Day 3 - John Beargrease Sled Dog Mara...

Lucas Payne

The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is the longest and toughest sled ...

Updated: Jan 30, 2008 3:21pm PST

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