By AmberI first went to canicross at Dalkeith country park a few months before my pup Sampras’s first birthday. (Dogs must be at least a year to run). I went along to watch and find out all about canicross and exactly what it involved. I was greeted and welcomed by very friendly and enthusiastic organisers, runners and committee members. I was really impressed with how organised things were, the variety of dogs running and amount of cheery people all geared up and ready to go!
In August 2014 the first week after Sampras’s birthday and he had turned one we started going to canicross. I absolutely loved it straight off, gallivanting through the woods in the dark guided by my fellow runners, head torches and fabulously laid mini lights to mark the route! Running with Cani-sport Edinburgh is so much fun, you really need to experience it to feel that “buzz”. Everyone is so friendly, welcoming and there is always a positive and upbeat vibe! I’m not the best runner but I love canicrossing and meeting up with like minded people who are just as crazy about their pooches as I am!
A few months in and Sampras and I entered our very first race at Foxlake in Dunbar. One of the most amazing experiences. I thoroughly enjoyed it and couldn’t have been prouder giving Sampras his medal! He was one happy boy! We have most defiantly caught “the bug” and look forward to much more canicrossing and competitions!