Roxi decided it would be a good idea this weekend to go to Exmoor and take part in her first dog event of the season by doing a half marathon canicross (as you do!).
It turned out she ran 21 miles as the course markers were moved in error!!! But looking at the picture below it doesn't look as if she has run 2 miles! She also took an 8th place which is incredible.
As always Roxi your fitness and running prowess impress us all - congrats!!
Up in Box End the first Midlands event of the season the NATBs put on a wonderful show - what an amazing set of results -
Male Bikejor -
Mark Mazucca 1st
Female Bikejor -
Emily Thomas 5th
Nicole Sheehan 6th
Tracey Evans 9th
Lisa Stone 10th
Mel Sheehan 2nd
Male Scooter -
Chris Hannan 2nd
Female Canicross -
Lucy Matthews 2nd
Master Female Canicross -
Elaine Sherwin 1st
Lindsay Pettit 5th
2 dog Female Canicross
Helene Svinos 6th (3rd on Sat but had probs on Sun due to a bad ankle)
2 dog Male Canicross -
Alan Sherwin 2nd in
Teenage Canicross -
Keiran Hannan 2nd (1st on Sat but had probs on Sun due to a chest infection)
8-12yrs Canicross -
Jonathan Ingram 1st
Please note; the wonderful skills on the photo shopping in of Chris and Keiran who missed the team photo!!!!
This weekend a portion of the NATBs will be travelling to Box End Park in Bedford for the first Race weekend in the CSJ Midlands series.
These events are always well run and are great fun. They include bikejoring, scootering, canicross and this year swimming and paddle boarding with your dog - what more do you need for a fabulous weekend!!
Good luck gang :)
So this month Roxi Rose has agreed to answer the 10 questions and lay her soul bare!!
Meet Roxi and and her fur family Tyson & Millie -
Your Name: Roxanne Rose
Member since: 2014
No of Dogs: 2
Dogs names, sex, breed and age:
Tyson, 9 year old terrier cross.
Millie, 4 year old American bully cross.
Occupation: Twilight retail manager & equine groom.
Lives in: Surrey.
Dog sports participated in: Canicross and Bikejor.
How did you start in the sport? Saw an advert 8 years ago for a local event, ran my dog with a standard lead and was hooked from then.
Question 2: Which was the first dog/dogs you raced?
Tyson, 8 years ago - he is now retired from competition.
Question 3: How did you get your dogs?
Tyson was a stray from Guildford and was never claimed, he was about 10 months when I took him on.
Millie was handed to me by a friends friend who was going through difficulties in life. S he was 10 weeks old, really underweight and riddled with worms.
Question 4: Interesting fact about your dogs -
Tyson has been on TV when he was at Crufts a few years back.
Millie has an obsession with licking... Anything and everything.
Question 5: Interesting fact about yourself
I was a fairy at a pantomime and got to whisper words to Mr Blobby (the big pink and yellow spotted man) on stage and it was recorded - I even have the video!
Question 6: Biggest achievement in a race
Running 30 miles with my dogs at an enduro event after being told I would never be able to run distances.
Question 7: Dogs favourite treats
Squeezey cheese - best training aid ever
Question 8: Favourite Song
Sting - Englishman in New York
Question 9: Favourite Film
Question 10: Favourite cake
Angel cake, Chocolate cake, battenburg.... Any cake is my favourite!
So the weekend saw a good turn out at the first Checkendon Challenge weekend of the season - 15 members of the NATBs attended and we got some brilliant results.
Mark Mazzucca had an awesome battle over the 2 days and ended up coming joint 1st with Artur Bregan.
Female Scooter -
Melanie Sheehan stomped home in fine style to take a 1st place.
Emily Thomas put in a great run on the Sunday morning to sneak a 2nd place
Claire Spencer ran hugely impressive times both days to be 1st by a good margin
Junior Male Canicross
Keiran Hannah ran well both days to take 1st in his class
All of our other members put in great performances and had an amazing weekend, The weather was kind to us, the event was well planned and as always very easy going.
Thanks to Jan and Dave for their efforts :) We are already looking forward to the next event in March 2016!
The NATBs are pleased to welcome some new members, their details have been added to the members page but we want to extend a warm welcome (and sympathy for join the madhouse!) to;
Let the fun commence!
2 of our members travelled far and wide at the weekend to attend the well run Cani-Fit Experience in Ayrshire, Scotland.
Emily Thomas and Lucy Matthews took part in canicross and bikejoring.
Lucy; one of our younger members who has only just progressed to adult competition from the junior classes, pulled in an impressive 3rd place in the female 1 dog canicross category - well done :)
Emily bagged a 4th in the 2 dog mixed class and 12th in a hugely competitive and fast bikejoring class.
As always we are super proud of our members efforts :)
The lovely Gavin and Elaine Sherwin enjoyed a busy weekend.
Flying round Leamington Parkrun and coming 3rd in an impressive time of 16.41 and then taking part in an agility show on Sunday where he was placed 3rd in grade 4.....pointer power at its best!
This weekend saw one of our members Kelly Thompson take part in the Great North run - as we all know this race does not allow you to have the extra power of the dogs, so we are all slightly in awe of Kelly's amazing time of 2:39:38 which is amazing!
There are some pretty nasty hills Kelly would have loved to have some Mally power to help her up but she kept going and finished strongly.
We are very proud of you Kelly!!
More events added to the calender today - its going to be a busy, fun, cake full season :)
We will all now be scratching our heads and trying to decide which events to do! So many choices and not enough weekends to fit them into!
Check out the events page for more :)
The NATBs will be keeping you up to date on their members, their dogs and events for the 2015/2016 Season. Hope you enjoy!