The Northern Victorian Sled Dog Classic returned to Kialla this long weekend, with the addition of two new events driving a significant boost in entries.June 9, 2014 4:00am
The Northern Victorian Sled Dog Classic returned to Kialla this long weekend, with the addition of two new events driving a significant boost in entries.
Almost 200 people entered this year’s events, which gives sled dog drivers of all ages and abilities an opportunity to test their skills across a range of events.
The three-day event, which began Saturday, was organised by the Northern Victorian Sled Dog Club and held at Kialla West’s Moira Park Scout Camp.
Club secretary Shellie Shewring said this year featured two new events: canicross and bike classes.
‘‘Canicross is basically the person wears a small waist harness and the dog is attached on the harness and a bungee line and the driver runs along on foot,’’ Ms Shewring said.
The bike event features a dog attached to a bike, with the driver able to pedal along.
Ms Shewring said the new events had been well received.
‘‘We had really good support in the new events. Combined men’s and women’s (there were) 20 entries just in canicross and bike classes,’’ Ms Shewring said.
Yesterday’s events featured junior races with mini pee wee (children under seven accompanied by an adult) and pee wee (seven to 10-year-olds) classes competing.
Some heats were cancelled on Saturday night, due to excessive heat.
‘‘We had to cancel our heats last night and that was very much supported,’’ Ms Shewring said.
‘‘The temperatures were a little bit high and with the humidity as well, it was a little too warm to run the dogs.’’
Ms Shewring said races are usually cancelled when the mercury hit 15°C, but this was reduced to 12°C during times of high humidity.
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