This was Ralph’s first “big” race as he is only just 2 years old coming to Sara as a rescue dog in early 2022.The very hot summer cut into his training time and almost all the early season races were shortened, meaning he had only raced once over one full course before the Championships.
Sara and Ralph raced successfully over the challenging two-day event in warm conditions, competing against some amazing runners, some with enormous purpose bred hounds.
Sara said ‘Competition standard was amazing, and my aims were always to be fast enough on day one to make the cut to run for day two and to give a novice dog a safe and enjoyable championship debut. I’m delighted with how well Ralph handled the big occasion, very proud to have competed for the British team and excited to see if we can build our endurance and lower our times further.’
For more info on Canicross, contact Bridgnorth Running Club.