September 21, 2018

Musher Details

2010 Iditarod » Mushers » Wattie McDonald

Wattie McDonald

Bib Number: 4
Hometown: Stonehaven, Scotland, UK
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Biography

Wattie McDonald, 45, was born and raised in Scotland.

"I began with our first Siberian husky in 1999 and quickly became addicted to sled dog racing. After dreaming of Iditarod for many years, Wendy and I decided t o celebrate 25 years of wedded bliss by watching the start of the 2008 Iditarod, and from that day, Iditarod became a ‘must' for me. I have worked off shore in the oilfield for over 20 years, but I am lucky that my wife, Wendy, shares my passion for dogs, and she takes good care of the team (10 Siberians) in my absence. We train in Fetteresso Forest which offers many miles of trails and it is just on our doorstep. We have met a great deal of people who show the same passion and commitment to the sport, namely Kev, Val and Jackie along with many sponsors and support from the family."

Wattie finished the 2010 Iditarod and is coming back to do it again! He is a member of the Scottish Siberian Club and says that he enjoys Aberdeen Football Club (soccer). Wendy and Wattie are the parents of Kerry, 27, Nicola, 26, and Mark, 23.

 

Sponsors

Mullen Wilson, UK
Northern Outfitters
Fresh Catch, Peterhead, UK
Nordikota Print Studio, UK
Tunnocks, Scotland, UK
Pentagon Freight Services, Scotland, UK
C.F. Jennings, Scotland, UK
Trojan Crates, Scotland, UK

Aberdeen Snow Sports Centre
Trail Baby Sled Dog Supplies, Scotland, UK
Pigeon Media Solutions, Scotland, UK
Woodview Crafts, Scotland, UK
Northern Platforms, Peterhead, UK
Bernies Bungalow
STV, Scotland, UK


2010 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/06 10:06:00 12
Willow 3/07 14:04:00 16
Yentna Station 3/07 17:54:00 16 3/07 18:20:00 16 0h 26m 3h 50m 11.74 45
Skwentna 3/07 21:22:00 16 16 3h 2m 11.21 34
Finger Lake 3/08 10:59:00 16 3/08 13:33:00 16 2h 34m 45
Rainy Pass 3/08 17:18:00 16 16 3h 45m 8.00 30
Rohn 3/09 11:44:00 16 16 48
Nikolai 3/10 06:25:00 16 3/10 16:15:00 16 9h 50m 75
McGrath 3/10 21:34:00 16 3/12 00:09:00 16 26h 35m 5h 19m 10.16 ✔ 54
Takotna 3/12 02:15:00 16 3/12 02:29:00 16 0h 14m 2h 6m 8.57 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/12 04:55:00 16 3/12 10:45:00 16 5h 50m 2h 26m 10.27 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/12 19:48:00 16 3/13 05:54:00 16 10h 6m 9h 3m 6.52 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/13 15:10:00 16 3/14 07:45:00 16 15h 35m 9h 16m 12.09 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/14 13:42:00 16 3/14 20:03:00 16 6h 21m 5h 57m 8.74 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/15 02:02:00 16 3/15 11:14:00 16 9h 12m 5h 59m 8.69 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/15 15:49:00 16 3/15 16:47:00 16 0h 58m 4h 35m 9.16 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/16 11:55:00 16 3/17 00:14:00 16 12h 19m 19h 8m 4.70 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/17 06:07:00 16 3/17 11:59:00 16 5h 52m 5h 53m 7.14 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/17 18:00:00 16 3/18 07:36:00 16 13h 36m 6h 1m 7.98 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/18 12:58:00 16 3/18 17:27:00 16 4h 29m 5h 22m 8.94 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/18 23:16:00 16 3/19 07:20:00 16 8h 4m 5h 49m 7.91 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/19 13:42:00 16 3/19 14:10:00 16 0h 28m 6h 22m 8.64 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/19 17:25:25 16 3h 15m 6.77 ✔ ✔ 22