Top Ten Tips for Camping with your Dog

May 6th, 2016

Can you really face those sorrowful eyes and that slightly tilted quizzical look as you leave your dog in a kennel for a fortnight while you enjoy life under canvas? Of course not. Could you cope with that little mournful whine as you turn your back and walk away? Of course not. Would the nights [...]

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Top 10 Dog Walking Tips

April 22nd, 2016

A long walk in the countryside with our dog is as close as we can get to heaven on earth. Apart from, that is, a long run on a country trail with a strong team. But walking for miles off the beaten track can have its mishaps. Following these ten simple tips may stop your [...]

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The Last Great Race on Earth – Iditarod 2016

April 10th, 2016

From a 50-year-old woman from a village in Hertfordshire entering as a “mid-life crisis birthday present” to arguably the world’s greatest musher bidding to get one over his poor old dad for the second year running to a drunk driver of a snowmachine, the 2016 Iditarod made headlines across the planet. In 1978, the late [...]

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Event Report: AMWA Buttersteep and Swinley 3 Stage Rally – 19th and 20th March 2016

April 8th, 2016

After a winter of mud and rain and constant training and early mornings and long drives, suddenly – it was the last rally of our season.  The final rally of the AMWA championship and for many the last rally of the year was a three stage event held over two days and two locations, with [...]

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Passing on the Trail

March 24th, 2016

Whether you are bikejoring or skijoring or dog scootering or mushing with a sled or rig, it’s important to follow the overtaking etiquette on the trail. Walkers and runners must be given a warning. A bell, calling or shouting should do the trick. No one in their right mind will choose to stand their ground [...]

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Event Report: BSA Moors Valley – 5th March 2016

March 22nd, 2016

After an entire winter of following the rally trail around the country, and silently wishing I could have a Sunday morning lie-in, it seems that the end of the working season always comes too soon, and we always feel a little surprised when it is suddenly upon us. This season begins to wind down now, [...]

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Who Needs a Running Mate When You Have a Dog

March 19th, 2016

Avoid that last-minute phone call and that feeble excuse from your running partner. Just accept that people are unreliable. But dogs aren’t. Dogs never complain – unless there is something really badly wrong with them – and you won’t find a more eager running mate. He won’t complain that it’s a bit chilly or that [...]

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Event Report: AMWA Hicks Lodge 2 Day Rally – 20th and 21st February 2016

March 9th, 2016

The weekend of the 20-21st of February we found ourselves heading north to the first AMWA Hick’s Lodge rally.  This is a venue which has been used by other clubs, but for the first time this year became part of the AMWA championship line up. For us it represented one of the longer drives of [...]

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