BSHRA exists purely to administer the annual BSHRA British Husky Racing Championship. As such, it has no membership, no formal committee, but is run by an organising group. The body consists of race organisers with additional people who all contribute to the successful running of the series. We pride ourselves on top level competition throughout each classification – remember that people in 20th place are still trying to beat a fellow competitor into 19th place!
ALL our competition takes place between the start and finish lines – the camaraderie at the race site is second to none, even between people competing for the top slot.
Alongside the main championship, we also run Rookie Musher and Veteran Team, and All-Bitch team Championships in addition to Courtesy classes and occasional junior classes. These serve to encourage people new to mushing to enquire and learn about nutrition and safe effective training methods to maximise the dogs’ potential. It also encourages mushers to keep older dogs fit and healthy in the knowledge that their ‘elderly’ team is catered for as well as competing on a ‘level playing field’.
Every race is electronically timed to 1/100th of a second using a state-of-the-art TAGHeuer system – and yes – after 5 miles, a race has been decided by 5/100 of a second. In the 2016 season, we even had 2 competitors tie for 2nd place posting exactly the same time. From our first season, BSHRA has steadily attracted more and more entries year on year for people interested in good competition. Historically, some have attracted a phenomonal 30-40% more than in previous years! The trend has continued into subsequent seasons with most races showing an increase each year. We started with 45 entries at our first race and it’s not unusual to see between 100 and 150 teams at some of the East Anglian events.
BSHRA aims to provide a fun day’s competition for all Sibes and their owners. The racing season starts in November and runs through to March. For uncomplicated fun and good competition, come and join us; you will be made most welcome.