Okay we are through the Jr. Quest start and everything went well. Charlie is off and doing well on his plan.
So the plan was to start fast, stay off the brake as much as possible and keep them going as quick as he could as long as they were comfortable. He wanted to be in first by the first checkpoint- but missed that by 6 minutes. But then had it by the next with 11mins. to spare. Which means he actually gained 17mins!
At the next checkpoint he had maintained the lead- far enough ahead so nobody else can see him or their dogs chase him.
So all is well.
But dog racing can change in an instant so we will just have to wait and see.
He should make it into the halfway point- and an eight hour mandatory layover- with in an hour.
We will keep the twittering!
Next updates will be when they get into twin bears- the halfway spot. Then we will be up there around 2:00 AM to clean up after him. After that we will be following him back down through the route he went out on.
The race now is all about who's dogs slow down the slowest!