It is the race of all races for the dog mushing
said she spent the following day in Milton Keynes with her sister and when she got back home discovered there were two new fence panels in the garden and the remains of a fire.
When not racing, Doug, who has been mushing
since 1989, trains dogs from his home in Lincoln, Montana.
She sewed their mushing
clothes and the dogs' harnesses, and eventually started a small business out of her living room making harnesses.
After the crash, Mushing
stopped 200 yards away and started to walk back, but then returned to the Transit and drove to Tesco, where he bought a bottle of water.
Other Fairbanks suppliers that market through Coldspot are dog-food cookers by Wilbur Brothers Sheet Metal, mushing
clothes by local musher Becky Sather, anoraks by Midnight Mushing
, expedition mukluks by Toziwear from Tanana, beaver gauntlets from Manley, dog boots and sled bags made by Northern Specialities in Fairbanks, and RAMCO headlamps made in Fairbanks.
Each variation of competitive mushing
is open to all breeds of dogs, she said.
Enjoying a burst of popularity in Europe, the sport of dog mushing
is attracting European tourists.
Rebecca lost her father Philip Mushing
to cancer in 2006, when he was 45.
, of Coventry Road, Nuneaton, comes from a long line of car workers.
The following 12-day itinerary includes observing the race as it happens, hands-on experience mushing
a dog team, ice-fishing, mountain snowmobiling, cross-county skiing, and snowshoeing.
Team leaders Beverley Mushing
and Karen Stanley collected two trophies at the event - on behalf of the training team and the NVQ trainees on the domestic staff.
, a science teacher at Avon Valley School in Newbold Road, Rugby, said: "It seemed a very good course.
LITTLE Chloe Mushing
had a great time as she helped launch a weekly toy library for children in the Canley area of Coventry.
One of the pupils, Rebecca Mushing
, said: "We'd love to get as many photographs, facts, stories and anecdotes from as many people as possible.