Lisa’s Monday Motivational Story

Tell us a bit about you and your dog/s

I am passionate about canicross and spreading the word about what an amazing sport it is both for people and their dogs. I run with my cocker spaniel, Bodhi, and our rescue springer, Lyra. They both absolutely love it and share their enthusiasm through the deafening start to each run!

Tell us a bit about your canicross experience so far…

Bodhi and I began our Canicross journey 4 years ago when he was 12 months and I didn’t really like running. Since then we have added Lyra to the team and I have learnt an immense amount about dog sports, training and welfare! Since our first run we have built ourselves up and have run a marathon (hoping for an ultra next year). *Completed at the weekend just gone!

Tell us about how canicross has helped you and your dog/s and your biggest achievements

I have had the opportunity to learn so much about a sport I didn’t even know existed until we started and gaining the first canicross coach qualification was a great achievement personally. We have run together for many more miles than I would ever have thought possible and have made countless new friends.

What are your goals and plans for the future?

I hope to build us all up to run an ultra marathon next year – this would be an amazing achievement and definitely not something I ever thought I would do (much less WANT to do!) I would also like to use my qualification to teach more people the joy of canicross.

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