Irene Hansen

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome B

Sweden

Krister Mattsson

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Karen Kolbeck

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Denmark

Camastral Susanna

PD160 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Switzerland

Erich Camastral

PD160 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Switzerland

Edith De Boer-Braakhekke

PD160 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Netherlands

Lars Jämtsved

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome B

Sweden

Fredrik Persson

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome B

Sweden

Malin Sundin

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Michael Oeser

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Germany

Wilco Van Dijen

PD160 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Netherlands

Henrik Söeborg

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Denmark

Heinrich Lukk

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome B

Estonia

Kristen Snyder

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Fretz Sebastian

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Switzerland

Marit Ånes

PD300 - 8 Dogs Nome B

Norway

Trannois Guy

PD300 - 12 Dogs Nome C

France

Lena Tano

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome B

Sweden

Mats Jonsson

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Signer Beni

PD160 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Switzerland

Siegbert Zertani

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Germany

Passy David

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

France

Ola Lindgren

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Erla A. Fuglesteg

PD300 - 8 Dogs Nome B

Norway

Jo Inge Fuglesteg

PD300 - 12 Dogs Nome B

Norway

Massardier Roger

PD300 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

France

Helen Söderström

PD160 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Sweden

Daniel Fellmann

PD300 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Norway

Grzegorz Linda

PD300 - 8 Dogs Nome C

Poland

Kenneth Monsen

PD300 - 12 Dogs Nome C

Norway

Anselmo Cagnati

PD300 - 8 Dogs Nome C

Italy

Maria Pålsson

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Sophie Verla

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Hungary

Höckenreiner Jürgen

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome B

Germany

Sandra Tellström

PD300 - 8 Dogs Nome B

Sweden

Torbjörn Tellström

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Elisabeth Lönnberg

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Angela Wiatowski

PD300 - 8 Dogs Nome C

Germany

Serres Jerome

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

France

Odd Lund

PD300 - 12 Dogs Nome B

Norway

Klaus Barth

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Germany

Jean-Pierre Bussio

PD300 - 12 Dogs Nome C

South Arfrica

Anders Larsen

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Denmark

Tobias Polinelli

PD300 - 12 Dogs Nome B

Switzerland

Michael Meyer

PD300 - 12 Dogs Nome B

Austria

Sven Wiren

PD160 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Sweden

Sofia Wallin

PD160 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Sweden

Linda Lindquist

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Ida Andersson

PD160 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Sweden

Sara Jonsson

PD160 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Sweden

Agneta Hörnlund

PD300 - 8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Lasse Wendelbo Kornmo

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome B

Norway

Robert Karlsson

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Joakim Persson

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Reima Saapunki

PD160 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Finland

Rinaldo Marioli

PD160 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Italy

Jakub Urban

PD160 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Czech Republic

Jennie Kraft Hult

PD160 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Sweden

Desnoyers Séverine

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

France

Tobias Eliasson

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Ronny Lindkvist

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Norway

Trond Hansen

PD300 - 12 Dogs Nome C

Norway

Ida Vähäsalo

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Norway

Fogliano Salvatore

PD160 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Italy

Luca Fontana

PD300 - 8 Dogs Nome C

Italy

Jakob Harnesk

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Daniel Chomette

PD300 - 8 Dogs Nome B

France

Ülle Aaslav-Kaasik

PD160 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Estonia

Francien Kamp

PD160 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Netherlands

Mikael Bäckman

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Finland

Beat Stäger

PD160 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Switzerland

Pernilla West

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Francisco Hed

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Astrid Tomtum

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Norway

Martinez Erik

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

France

Giordano Tarara

PD300 - 12 Dogs Nome C

Italy

Jaakko Raunio

PD300 - 12 Dogs Nome C

FInland

Kirstin Poulsen

PD300 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Sweden

Heidi Vogel

PD300 - 8 Dogs Nome C

Germany

Eveline Koch

PD300 - 8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Catherine Fontaine

PD300 - 8 Dogs Nome C

France

Pascal Rebord

PD300 - 8 Dogs Nome C

Switzerland

Frits Bakker

PD300 - 8 Dogs Nome B

Netherlands

Nikola Damjanov

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Manfred Witschel

PD300 - 8 Dogs Nome C

Germany

Mats Fredrixon

PD300 - 8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Maja Agnieszka Ramström

PD300 - 8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Per Olav Myrvang

PD300 - 8 Dogs Nome C

Norway

Per Øyvind Teige

PD300 - 12 Dogs Nome C

Norway

Germano De Martin

PD300 - 8 Dogs Nome C

Italy

Hans-Richard Beck

PD300 - 8 Dogs Nome C

Germany

Kristin Esseth

PD300 - 12 Dogs Nome B

Sweden

Rasmus Helbo

PD300 - 12 Dogs Nome B

Sweden

Zoran Dimovski

PD300 - 8 Dogs Nome C

Denmark

Baltasar Gallardo

PD300 - 12 Dogs Nome C

Spain

Irene Valenkamp

PD160 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Great Britain

Christine Reincke

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome B

Germany

Thorsten B. Klein

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Germany

Flavio Copes

PD160 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Italy

Katinka Mossin

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome B

Norway

Gitte Bordvik Alhaug

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Norway

Åshild Hveem

PD300 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Norway

Astrid Klevmoen

PD300 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Netherlands

Croisier Didier

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Switzerland

Jean-Pierre Heritier

PD300 - 12 Dogs Nome C

Switzerland

Gunnar Olsson

PD160 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Sweden

Ida Collin

PD160 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Sweden

Peter Hultgren

PD160 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Sweden

Aleksandra S. Bersan

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome B

Sweden

Diana Karlsson

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome B

Sweden

Ronnie Byström

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Martinez Erik

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

France

Massardier Roger

PD300 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

France

Serres Jerome

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

France

Brevet Martial

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome B

France

Brevet Meggie

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome B

France

Gösta Karlberg

PD300 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Sweden

Kristin Esseth

PD300 - 12 Dogs Nome B

Sweden

Malin Aspaas

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Trannois Guy

PD300 - 12 Dogs Nome C

France

Angelika Dietrich

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Germany

Christoph Brunner

PD300 - 8 Dogs Nome C

Italy

Michael Hess

PD300 - 12 Dogs Nome C

Germany

Maria Fedororva

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Russia

Konrad Hammarberg

PD300 - 8 Dogs Nome B

Sweden

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HISTORY POLARDISTANS

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Polardistans 2017

Report WSA

For the first time in the 15 year history of the Polardistans the longtrail competition was held as the official world championship of the World Sleddog Association...



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History

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.

 

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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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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