5 of our members traveled to beautiful Wales last weekend.
Not content with taking part in one event 2 of our ladies Claire and Emily decided to take part in 2!
First race on the Saturday was the Betws Coed is a 10K trail race in North Wales which offers a separate Canicross start, it attracted over 70 canicross entries. The start of the race was 1.5 miles of relentless up hill which then wound down round the stunning lakes and forests around Betws-y-Coed - the Gateway to Snowdonia. The weather was typical of North Wales and very changeable, having done the Penryn Parkrun that morning in the sheeting rain we were lulled into a false sense of security when the sun came out, this didn't last and 20 minutes before the start the heavens opened once again and didn't stop ... adding a little more fun to the challenging terrain !
Sunday was the Canicross Anglesey annual race at Newborough Forest, a stunning location right on the beach with a beautiful back drop of mountains. Unfortunately the driving rain was joined by high winds so the scenery was somewhat blurred ! The race was extremely well organised and the welcome from canicross Anglesey was second to none. The trail was 5k of sandy, undulating single track for the adults and a shorter course for kids. They even put on a special class for "micro dogs" those under 9".
The stunning dragon trophies were made by a local iron monger and the kids all got a goody bag with a slate medal. A brilliant weekend of races, well worth the trip!
Claire Spencer - 2nd in 2 dog,
Lucy Matthews- 1st in open female
Emily Thomas was 6th in 2 dog
Mark Mazzucca was 2nd in Master Male.
Junior member Elsie was 2nd in Cubs,
Claire and the gorgeous Tinkerbell also won the micro class :)
The NATBs will be keeping you up to date on their members, their dogs and events for the 2015/2016 Season. Hope you enjoy!