The fun begins again with the first Checkendon Challenge weekend mid September.
The weekend saw some good warm weather, which of course is not good for some of the double coated dogs so the organisers Jan and David ran a poll to ask people if they minded starting earlier at 7am. There was a resounding agreement to begin early for the good of the fur covered athletes!
The weekend as always was fun packed, well organised and extremely well attended having sold out within 48 hours of date release!
The NATBs attending were in great spirits and enjoyed catching up not only with their fellow club members but everyone else too.
One member (Emma) was unable to race due to a shoulder operation so hopes were pinned on 2 newer members stepping up to the mark and run her dogs for her, which they did with great success and enjoyment - huge thanks to Hannah and Roy for helping Emma out!
Cliff managed to fall off his scooter on the Saturday (don't ask!) and suffer a badly cut leg (photo below). However in true NATB style he didn't let this affect him! He went back out on the Sunday and managed another amazing time winning him the class!
The weekend also saw an amazing £700+ being raised for the rescue SHWA - the NATBs partner with SHWA so we cannot say enough how amazing this value raised is :)
Results were great as always and another fab weekend was enjoyed by all members.
Bikejor male -
Cliff Tarrant - 2nd place
Roy Giles - 11th place
Scooter Male -
Cliff Tarrant - 1st place
Scooter Female -
Roxi Rose - 2nd place
2 Dog Canicross Female -
Claire Spencer - 1st place
Emily Thomas - 3rd place
F1 Canicross -
Hannah Giles - 5th place
The NATBs will be keeping you up to date on their members, their dogs and events for the 2015/2016 Season. Hope you enjoy!