January 18, 2018

Musher Details

2011 Iditarod » Mushers » Wattie McDonald

Wattie McDonald

Bib Number: 38
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

Fresh Catch Peterhead, SCOTLAND
Chudleys Dog Food Supplies, UK
Brander, SCOTLAND UK
Northern Outfitters
Baffin Boots, CANADA

K9 Health Centre, SCOTLAND
Footprint Footwear, SCOTLAND
Dirty Rascals Grooming, SCOTLAND, UK
D & S Pet Supplies/Lawrence Kirk, SCOTLAND UK
DB Schenker World Wide Logistics


2011 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 11:19:00 12
Willow 3/06 15:12:00 16
Yentna Station 3/06 18:49:00 16 3/06 18:53:00 16 0h 4m 3h 37m 12.44 45
Skwentna 3/06 21:57:00 16 3/07 05:54:00 15 7h 57m 3h 4m 11.09 34
Finger Lake 3/07 11:41:00 15 3/07 12:00:00 14 0h 19m 5h 47m 7.78 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 17:56:00 14 3/08 04:12:00 13 10h 16m 5h 56m 5.06 30
Rohn 3/08 08:49:00 13 3/08 09:31:00 13 0h 42m 4h 37m 10.40 48
Nikolai 3/09 07:14:00 13 3/09 12:30:00 13 5h 16m 21h 43m 3.45 75
McGrath 3/09 18:36:00 13 3/10 19:26:00 13 24h 50m 6h 6m 8.85 ✔ 54
Takotna 3/10 21:37:00 13 3/10 21:41:00 13 0h 4m 2h 11m 8.24 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/11 00:12:00 13 3/11 03:10:00 13 2h 58m 2h 31m 9.93 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/11 15:02:00 13 3/11 23:52:00 13 8h 50m 11h 52m 7.58 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/12 09:09:00 13 3/12 17:09:00 12 8h 0m 9h 17m 7.00 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/12 20:41:00 12 3/12 21:03:00 12 0h 22m 3h 32m 7.08 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/13 00:48:00 12 3/13 08:07:00 12 6h 19m 3h 45m 4.80 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/13 16:40:00 12 3/14 00:50:00 12 8h 10m 8h 33m 7.02 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/14 13:20:00 12 3/14 22:00:00 12 8h 40m 12h 30m 5.60 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/15 12:20:00 12 3/15 20:12:00 12 7h 52m 14h 20m 6.28 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/16 02:18:00 12 3/16 09:50:00 12 7h 32m 6h 6m 6.89 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/16 16:02:00 12 3/17 00:30:00 12 8h 28m 6h 12m 7.74 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/17 06:27:00 12 3/17 12:00:00 12 5h 33m 5h 57m 8.07 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/17 19:34:00 12 3/18 03:42:00 12 8h 8m 7h 34m 6.08 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/18 10:34:00 12 3/18 10:36:00 12 0h 2m 6h 52m 8.01 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/18 14:01:33 12 3h 25m 6.44 ✔ ✔ 22