I have been involved in Canicross since getting our first siberian husky 20 years ago, although I didn’t realise there was a name for running with dogs at that point!
The reason I am involved with the BSSF is because I am passionate about spreading the word about the sport of Canicross and getting people of all ages and ability involved in the sport at all levels and distances. I have worked hard to see canicross recognised by running events and by official bodies and feel strongly that the BSSF, as an official body can take the mono sports forward and provide representation of the disciplines at an International and European level.
As a representative of canicross I have been thrilled to be invited by the Kennel Club to exhibit the sport at Crufts for the last two years in the main Arena and often attend local dog shows and larger canine events in order to showcase the sport and encourage people to have-a-go.
I have been lucky enough to compete extensively both in the UK and abroad with our dogs and have competed in a variety of events ranging from 5km to 44 miles. I have been competing annually at the Trophee Des Montagnes (Trophy of the Mountains) in the French Alps since 2008 and I was thrilled to win my age category in 2012. I also compete at the Trophee Sud Bourgogne (TSB) a week long event usually held annually in October.
I am looking forward to the challenges ahead and to promoting the BSSF to a wider audience and I look forward to meeting you and your wonderful dogs on a muddy trail soon.