British Athlete & Adventurer
Mel Andrews is a British Athlete and Adventurer. In 2014 she became the First Briton to finish the World's biggest Sleddog Race; Femund 600km. Mel was ranked the UK number 1 for several years and was the 2016 British Champion. From expeditions in the Arctic with her Huskies, to climbing mountains and sea kayaking, Mel is a Wilderness & Arctic Survival Specialist. Mel is passionate about sharing her love for Sleddogs and advocates Women in Adventure, Animal Welfare & Arctic Environmental Issues.
Mel and her Husky team finished the great European races of Finnmarkslopet, Femundlopet, Gausdal Marathon, La Grande Odyssee, Gruvelopet and Polarhund.
FILM STARING MEL ANDREWS
RIDERS OF THE ARCTIC
On the 5th of February the documentary ‘The Riders of the Arctic’ will be released.
A full Finnmarksløpet adventure from the preparation till the finishing line. Starring Mel Andrews and the winner of the Finnmarkslopet 2016 Petter Karlsson. Several mushers, volunteers, crew and veterinarians share their feelings throughout the race. What does it take to participate in the largest dog sledding race of Europe?
Director Hilse De Groote is about to introduce the documentary worldwide, the intention is to put both dog sledding and the Finnmarksløpet in the spotlights.
Written by: Trond Anton Andersen - (C) FINNMARKSLØPET - Date: 30.01.2017 07:53
UK Number 1 - Elite Class 2016
UK Number 1 - Elite Class 2014
First Briton to finish 600km Femund Race
UK Number 1 - Limited Class 2013
First British Woman to finish Femund Race
2016 Finnmark Race 1000km levajok
2016 Femund Race 600km 12 dogs 19th/50
2016 Gruve Race 160km 10 dogs 3rd/30
2016 Gruve Race 160km (yearling team)
2016 Gausdal Marathon 200km 12 dogs 17th/26
2016 Gausdal Marathon 200km (yearling team)
2015 Editor for Femund Race
2015 Opened Femund Race for NRK TV
2015 Gruve Race 160km 14 dogs 11th/70
2014 Femund Race 600km 12 dogs 25th/52
2014 Gruve Race 160km 14 dogs 7th/70
2014 Gausdal Marathon 200km 13 dogs 11th
2013 Finnmark Race 500km 8 dogs 32nd/70
2013 Femund Race 400km 8 dogs 67th/100
2013 Gausdal Marathon 200km 8 dogs 22nd
2012 Polarhund Race 100km 8 dogs 11th
2011 La Grande Odyssee 10 dogs stages 1-7
2006-09 UK Sprint Races 1-6 dogs 2nd, 3rd & top 10s