Saturday 21 January 2012: Aviemore Sled Dog Race
The Aviemore Sled Dog Rally was held in the Glenmore Forest Park over this weekend. The weather was bitterly cold with heavy sleet showers but all the snow which fell earlier in the week had melted so the huskies pulled three-wheel rigs rather than sleds. Very tricky conditions to get any photos so this one is the best I could get. At least it shows the excitement at the start of the race as the team set off.
The dogs were just amazing with teams competing from all over the world. All the dog racing enthusiasts were not deterred by the weather and there was a real buzz and sense of excitement about the place. my wee grandsons loved seeing the dogs and even managed to get up close to a few friendly ones!