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BSSF National Championships 2018

17th and 18th March

Bowland Trails

Netheraird of Glasclune


PH10 6SF


International Federation of Sleddog Sports

World Cup Event.

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Competitor Meeting including Junior and Marshal briefing: Saturday Morning 8.30am  

Compulsory for all competitors.

Trail Description:


An exciting  course on mixed terrain. Course will be clearly marked and will have ski netting in places.


Trail Distances:


(Depending on weather) Approximately 3.8  miles both days,  Junior (11-14) trail:  2.1 miles

Younger juniors 1.5 miles


Trails can be shortened if weather etc dictates.

IFSS World Cup:


Competitors with IFSS DID numbers will be eligible to gain IFSS World Cup points at this Race. Where necessary results of classes will be combined to give the relevant results.

The BSSF would like to invite you to compete at the

Final races of our National Championships at Bowland Trails Blairgowrie,Scotland


A two day race on some fantastic trails which will also count as a qualifying race to be considered for selection for the IFSS European Dryland Championships in November and also the ICF in October if entries are restricted.


This is an IFSS World Cup Event incorporating Races 5 and 6 of the BSSF National Championship


Please download and read the full invitation

before entering as this includes important information


Organisers The BSSF



Race Marshal: Matt Hammersley

Race Judges: Ellie Camacho,other IFSS judgesTBC

Trail Bosses: John Carter (trail setting) Rod Frost

Timing: What's My Time

Speaker: Ewan Robertson

Junior athlete liaison Joe Swifffen


Prices per Class:

Adult BSSF member £28.40 if booked before Noon 7/03/2018 and £58.40 after then.

Adult Non member £37.80 if booked before Noon 7/03/2018 and £67.80 thereafter.

Junior BSSF Member £6.30 if booked before Noon 7/3/2018 and £36.30 after then.

Junior Non member £11.50 if booked before Noon 7/3/2018 and £41.50 thereafter.


(For member prices you must quote your membership number and it will be checked against our membership database. You can join by clicking here.) 


Camping is available and must be booked seperately. (See details below and in the invitation.) There is no water and no electric hook up at this venue.




DR8; DR8NB: 5 – 8 dogs (4 wheeled rigs, must have all wheels braking)


DR6; DR6NB : 4 – 6 dogs  (4wheeled rigs must have all wheels braking) ( Race Marshall will allow 3 wheeled rig to be used in DR6 classes)


DR4; DR4NB : 3 – 4 dogs (inc. IFSS Junior age category if numbers allow)


DBM; DBW; DBMNB; DBWNB : 1 dog Bikejor, Mens & Womens Categories (including IFSS age categories for Junior & Veteran where numbers allow)


DS2; DS2NB 2 dog Scooter or Rig (Dogs must be 18 months old) (inc. IFSS Junior age category if numbers allow)


DS1; DS1NB; 1 dog Scooter (inc. IFSS Junior age category if numbers allow)


DCM; DCW: 1 dog Canicross Men / Women: (inc. IFSS Veteran & Junior categories if numbers allow)


NON IFSS Classes ( do not accrue World Cup Points)


Junior Canicross 7 - 10 yrs : 1 Dog  Boys /Girls (May be accompanied by an adult) Non IFSS WCp Class


Junior Canicross 11 - 13 yrs: 1 dog Boys / Girls - Non IFSS WCp Class


Junior 1 dog rig: 8 – 11 years only - Non IFSS WCp Class


Junior 1 - 2 dogs rig: 12 – 14 years only – Non IFSS WCp Class


Recreational: non-timed canicross, scooter, bikejor or rig - max 8 dogs per team .


Local Variations: 


Local Amendment BSSF Rule: Dogs shall not be run twice in a day unless the second class is a non-wheeled class, or junior class excluding DR4J


The following classes are local variation classes and are not IFSS classes and do not accrue World Cup Points.


Non IFSS World Cup Classes Junior from age  7 – 14.


Entries Deadline NOON (Midday) Thursday  8th March 2018. Late entries will incur a £30 per class additional charge and will not be accepted after NOON 9th March.

Please book camping seperately (See below)

Please read all the rules, the full invitation and supporting information before entering the race. These can be found by clicking on the links on this page.

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Please download the Invitation for full information, chipping lists (One for each class entered) competitor waiver, and guardian form from the buttons below

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Camping is available and MUST be prebooked separately and paid for here:


Price per night per unit if booked in advance


Members  £5.50 per night  per vehicle in advance 

Non Members  £8.00 per vehicle per night in advance

NB PRICE £10 per night all units if not booked in advance.


Please select the number of nights required and provide details of your vehicle,  your name and membership number when booking and press "Click here to see price" button and the amount and Paypal Button will appear below.

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IFSS World Cup and European Championship Qualification


This event will be accredited as an IFSS World Cup event and as such any athlete holding an IFSS DID number on the day of competition will gain IFSS World Cup points.


This race is also a qualification race for the BSSF Team for the IFSS Euro Champs in Sweden.


If you wish to be considered for selection then you will need to be a BSSF member on or before the day of the race and this can be done via our website. If you require a DID please apply for this by selecting this option when you join.


You will be racing to qualify for selection, you won't automatically qualify. Selection will be made after the results have been compiled.


IFSS quotas for the GB team are not yet out at this time, but we hope to be able to accommodate a good number of athletes per class for the IFSS EC in November. IF you are thinking you may wish to compete at the Euros, then please make sure you are a member of the BSSF on the day of the event to be considered eligible for selection.


Good Luck!



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