European Championships 

by vickie pullin

WSA European championships Germany and IFSS European Championships Thetford UK.To have 2 weekends running the young race dogs and to get round the course was just awesome enough on its own – to bring home 3 bronze medals was an absolute bonus. Axel and Apollo raced there first race in Germany and Apollo got the fastest time of the weekend day 2 bringing us up into the medals. Could not have been a prouder moment and this is his first race, these boys have been such a pleasure to bring up from pups. This weekend they ran 2 dog scooter and came 3rd in the Nordic class absolutely over the moon. The bike was maybe my proudest result of the weekend with Luna. We came home 7th in the end but day one sitting in 4th with 13 seconds to first, what a dog. Luna has blown me away just digging hard and the effort she puts in for me – need to step my game up again!!! 4 dog kart, rio leading my team in her second race ever, just amazes me what these dogs can do. Its such a pleasure to be able to share a sport with your dogs. 2 big international races for me and every team finished in top 10 in Europe. Absolute bonus to fantastic dogs. Best dogs in the world. Dogs leave me speechless #zerodc #krossuk #pullinpower

BSSF World Cup Race

by vickie pullin

My dogs rock my world – Yukon came out with me on the bike and we took home the gold, she’s such an amazing girl 😍. Then for the first time ever I ran some pups on the 4 dog. My oldest dog was Tova (not even 2 yet) Rio had her first race and then Luka & Luna’s 2nd race…… So day one Luka decided he wanted to have sex with tova half way round (this didn’t happen) but his timing was awesome at the top of a hill, so after trying to de tangle 4 hounds I then got taken on my ass all the way down the hill where we had to sort ourselves out again….. But we did it and training payed off, and we carried on to Finnish in 3rd. Then the next day I changed Tova to front and Luka at the back ……. This was a good plan, dogs were so so awesome a few things to work on as expected but I could not have been happier and to put the icing on it all they got the fastest time on the 5k route of the weekend. Just love your dogs train hard play hard and have fun …… I have too much love for all my dogs #pullinpower #zerodc #krossuk #gym&tonic

ECF championships 

by vickie pullin

ECF done and proud of my dogs does not even come close. 5th scooter and we moved up to 15th bike Sunday . My pups were fantastic and I hope this is the start of great things. Chaz bought home a rapid 11th place in the masters bike. Pullin power dogs are the best. #pullinpower #zerodc #krossuk #gym&tonic #russ thanks for everyone’s support and Russ for looking after the crew at home. Totally buzzing thanks everyone who makes this possible

Also….

In the search for marginal gains, weight becomes critical especially on a course that boasts 6 hill climbs. Me and Luka were lucky enough to use the new super lightweight Bulla scooter to race.This bad boy made in Russia weighs in at 6.3kg, nearly half a stone lighter than our kickbike!! We think it certainly helped bring the team to a respectable 5th place in the Euros, amidst a raft of Czech athletes.

The scooter wasn’t twitchy and with a great rolling speed, but we haven’t used more than 1 dog as yet.

A full review of the Bulla (the lightest scooter on the market) will be in the December issue of Sled Dog World. Oh and did we mention it comes with a cool custom paint job??

I will be using the scooter at Thetford so if you want to get a sneaky first look come and find us!