Irene Hansen

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome B

Sweden

Ida Vähäsalo

PD300 8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Peter Hultgren

PD160 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Sweden

Jean-Luc Dawans

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Belgium

Siegbert Zertani

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Germany

Morten Normann Olsen

PD160 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Norway

Ida Törnwall

PD160 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Sweden

Ryan Reader

PD160 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Great Britain

Rinaldo Marioli

PD160 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Italy

Tina Lindhardsen

PD160 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Denmark

Beni Singer

PD160 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Switzerland

Emeli Sundberg

PD160 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Sweden

Angelika Dietrich

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Germany

Klaus Barth

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Germany

Ulrica Öhman

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Claus Persson

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Denmark

Sandra Tellström

PD300 8-12 Dogs Nome B

Sweden

Tobias Eliasson

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Anders Bo Larsen

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Denmark

Åshild Hveem

PD300 – 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Norway

Astrid Klevmoen

PD300 – 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Norway

Anette Kvale Rye

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome B

Norway

Manfred Witschel

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Germany

Hendrik Stachnau

PD300 8-12 Dogs Nome B

Germany

Lene Hagen Laustsen

PD160 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Denmark

Per Hagen Laustsen

PD160 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Denmark

Steven Frigaard

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Denmark

Léoty Arnaud

Reload PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

France

Kim John Hansen

PD160 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Denmark

Lars Jämtsved

PD300 8-12 Dogs Nome B

Sweden

Joakim Persson

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Torbjörn Tellström

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Roger Alm

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

David Nord Ax

PD300 8-12 Dogs Nome B

Sweden

Dominik Winkler

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome B

Austria

Eric Martinez

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

France

Fransisco Hed

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Simon Skårstedt

Reload PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Michael Sander Karstensen

PD160 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Norway

Kim Cerny

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Lothar Reinshagen

PD300 12 Dogs Nome C

Germany

Malin Sundin Grindal

PD300 12 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Allan Bog

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

France

Trannois Guy

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

France

Geir Johansen

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Norway

Jean-Pierre Busio

PD300 12 Dogs Nome C

Norway

Roland Stigestsd

PD160 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Sweden

Tina Langstrup

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Denmark

Cecilia Almén

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Ida Andersson

PD160 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Sweden

Agneta Nilsson Hörnlund

PD300 – 8 Dogs Nome B

Sweden

Roger Massardier

PD300 – 1-4 Dogs Pulka

France

Angi Bühlmann

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Switzerland

Fredrik Persson

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome B

Sweden

Linda Lindquist

PD160 6 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Daniel Fellmann

PD160 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Norway

Kenneth Monsen

PD300 12 Dogs Nome C

Norway

Farcy Ludovic

PD300 - 12 Dogs Nome C

France

Syver Ole Eggen

PD160 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Norway

Jennie Kraft Hult

PD160 6 Dogs Nome B

Sweden

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HISTORY POLARDISTANS

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History 2018

  • Published: Monday, 04 September 2017 13:12
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In the late 90ties some polar dog enthusiasts arranged a long distance race over 300 km. The race was named Technical Trail and the purpose with the arrangement was to offer a race for pure breed polar dogs where the dogs’ original qualities were tested. Start and finish was at Femundtunet in Norway and the trail ran through both Norway and Sweden. This race ended after two years and then some Swedish mushers decided to start a race in Sweden using the same concept. The long distance race POLARDISTANS was born!

 

The first POLARDISTANS started in March 2001 with start and finish at Mörkrets Fjällgård, a placeabout 30 km west of Särna. There were only a total of 10 competitors in this first race. Winner in pulka style was Annika Karlsson and in nome style Kristin Esseth. Mörkrets Fjällgård was no ideal place for this race and just to mention one thing – Mörkrets Fjällgård was a white spot on the cellphone map. So in 2002 the race was moved to Särna with start and finish at Särna Camping.

Changing the start and finish to Särna gave a number of opportunities to develop the race and the number of competitors slowly increased and in 2009 the race had 46 mushers participating. In 2003 the 150 km race was introduced and this distance was after a few years altered to 160 km and the concept of today, PD 160 and PD 300, was a fact. The 160 distance was thought to be a recruiting class for the PD 300, but very soon it was clear that many mushers preferred the PD160 mostly because they didn’t had the time to train their dogs and themselves for the 300 km distance.

 

In 2008 a test was made with a 400 km distance. A total of 6 teams were entered, but only one team started and even completed the distance. Therefore the organization decided not to continue with this distance.

 

2014 was a special year because it was the first time since the start of Polardistans in 2002 that the start and finish had to be moved from Särna. Due to the exceptionally warm weather the weeks before the competitions start, the organizer was forced to make major changes of the trail and therefore the start and finish was moved to Lövnäsvallen. Unfortunately the participants on the Polardistans 300 was forced to run two laps of the same trail.

 

2016 the Polardistans 300 was WSA's European Championships in long distance and 2017 the Polardistans was WSA's World Championship in long distance.

 

In this history describing POLARDISTANS I haven’t named anyone of all those who have made the race come true, the volunteers. The reason for this is that I find it hard to mention just a few names, well aware that I surely will miss some. So therefore no one named, no one forgotten. Thank you all!

 

Lennart Andersson




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Sponsors 2018

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Address / Directions

Polardistans

 

Särnavägen 106 790 90 Särna Sverige
Coordinates

 

System RT90
Särna Camping x 6844961 y 1359389

 

System WGS84 Latitude Longitude
Särna Camping N 61° 41' 34.74" E 13° 8' 51.90" icon-map-marker

Bank

BG 5574-8404
Polardistans
IBAN NO: SE58 8000 0836 8398 4336 6932
BIC/SWIFT: SWEDSESS.
Enter the name, address, telephone number and email address on the payment.

Billing address:
SPHK (Svenska Polarhundklubben)
c/o Wedin
Lövlunda 131
831 91 Östersund
Sweden

Org. Nr. : 883201-0146




Service

Entry with dogs:
Tullverket - Swedish side in EN
Jordbruksverket - Swedish side in EN
Swedish Embassy/London - English site


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