Harry, Gambit and Charm earn Cherry Fairley two Silver medals at season opener

November 03, 2016

My 2016-17 Sled dog racing season got off to a fine start at the weekend with 2 Silver medals at the International Federation of Sleddog Sports (IFSS) world cup points race held in the lovely Scottish countryside near Blairgowrie.

Cherry's Two Silver Medals won at the International Federation of Sleddog Sports (IFSS) race at Blairgowrie

My first class was the Open (ie, any breed of dog) bike-jor class ran over 3 miles of grassy hilly terrain with heats on Saturday and Sunday giving a combined overall finishing time of just over 25 minutes. I ran ‘Harry’ the ‘Eurohound’ (a dog specifically bred for sprint racing being a cross between English Pointer/GSP/Greyhound).  My second class was the 2 dog freight for which I used a rig (light 3 wheeled cart) and ran 2 of my Alaskan Malamutes ‘Gambit’ and ‘Charm’.

Gambit and Charm Alaskan Malamutes

The race forms part of a 3 weekend British Championship with heats to be held in England and Wales later in the season. My next upcoming race is the prestigious IFSS European Dryland Cup to be held in Thetford, England in 2 weekend’s time.

Size Guide

Women's Tops

UK USA Bust Hip Length
X-Small 8 4 92cm 98cm 56.5cm
Small 10 6 96cm 102cm 57.5cm
Medium 12 8 100cm 106cm 58.5cm
Large 14 10 104cm 110cm 59.5cm
X-Large 16 12 108cm 114cm 60.5cm

Women's Shorts

UK USA "Waist"  Hip Length
X-Small 8 4 72cm/28" 92cm/36" 53cm/21"
Small 10 6 76cm/30" 98cm/38.5" 57cm/22.5"
Medium 12 8 80cm/31.5" 104cm/41" 59cm/23"
Large 14 10 84cm/33" 112cm/44" 61cm/24"
X-Large 16 12 88cm/34.5" 118cm/46.5 63cm/25" 

Men's Tops

Chest Length 
Small 93cm 61.5cm
Medium 97cm 62.5cm
Large 101cm 63.5cm
X-Large 105cm 64.5cm
XX-Large 109cm 65.5cm

Men's Shorts

 Waist Length
30" 74cm/29" 60cm/23.5"
32" 79cm/31" 63cm/25"
34" 83cm/33" 66cm/26"
36" 89cm/35" 68cm/27"
** It is important to note that all of the 2016 jerseys have no mechanical stretch, so if between sizes please order one size up**