helmut-dietz-photo: Roy Storli
More about Roy: Roy & Team Calibros
Alpen-Trail 2011 will see in addition to Alpen-Trail Champion 2009 Marte Heilemann
(8 dogs class) also two Alpen-Trail Rookies from Norway: Bjørn Lyng Pederson
and Roy Storli
(both 6 dogs class). In total the participants list looks rather short. So far 27 mushers are registered. But there are also some more Rookies from Germany, France and Switzerland which is good for each race - but especially for the traditional Alpen-Trail.
had fun defeating the first time Heini Winter
, the Alpen-Trail - Multi - Champion. And she did like Austrian beer, German sausage, Italian pizza, pasta & vine, Swiss cheese and ...
Musher - Portrait: Roy Storli
(... translated from his website - sorry our Norwegian and English isn't that great ...!)
Age: born 1972
Category: Mid distance, 6-dogs class, also touring and outdoor activities
Goals: Have fun, mush with the best (dogs & mushers)
Within the seasons 2005-2008 Roy competed in the mid distance 6 dogs class. He says, that he was lucky to meet Marte Heilemann
to buy his first dogs from her. She also introduced him to the musher scene. Per Olav Gausereide
and Elisabeth Edland
told him within a short period of time, how to race on high level. Also to selct the right dogs, use the right feeding regime and the right training. He learned a lot and he still sticks to what they told him. All these gave him a "KICK" start right from the beginning with great race results. Important within this period were also Rune
and Frode Bakke
Since 2008 Roy had a break in competing at races, to form a new dog team with good and fast Alaskan Huskies. His goal for the next future is to participate at Alpen-Trail 6-dogs class. It will be interesting to see if the new dogs will perform in the competitive race & field. The results of training during the year and the results of Alpen - Trail will determine the next steps. It could be that Roy will participate at some more mid distance races. It could be also Pasvik Trail
. He is optimistic!
PS: By the way, Roy is also father of two sons: Oscar
. The photo was taken 2007 and shows Oscar. He is proud about the medal Roy was winning in Hamar (ESDRA - EC 2007).
Bjørn Lyng Pedersen
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