Read all about Maddie’s progress this canicross 19/20 season. Here’s Madison and Bronte winning at Box End just before lockdown 2.
Maddi knows that even though the nights are dark and damp her dogs still need to go out. She is always more than happy in her CSJ coat, in the secure paddock walking them all.
Our newest edition ‘Halle’ has been slowly moved onto CSJ CP27 Puppy and WOW, she is thriving on it! Her coat is beautiful, her eyes aren’t gunky and she is looking amazing! Even the vet said how fantastic she is looking.
Our last race before lockdown 2 took place at Box End, run and organised by Canix. Madison ran her spaniel Bella on day 2 and her pointer Bronte on day 1, finishing first overall.
It was also prize giving for the Canix championship for 19/20 season in which Madison finished first.
Follow Madison’s progress on Instagram @danielle_victoria1988
Just a quick message to say a huge thank you for sponsoring our team of rescue sled dogs last season, we were over the moon to have this opportunity from you. The suggestion of using CSJ Xtra too has also ensured that Nero held weight fantastically all season and we have recommended this to several other mushers.
Although covid scuppered a few plans we still managed to do incredibly well and held our own against the Eurohounds and racing line Nordic breeds too. Below are some of our highlights from the season:
2019/2020 1st Place Champion at Newnham Bark for bikejor – This was with Nero our rescue Welsh Sheepdog
2019/2020 1st Place Champion at NATB for 2 dog bikejor – Kai and Nero
Tri Dog (Annual Dog Triathlon) 3rd Place – Kai
NATB 4 Dog Open (although we only ran 3 dogs) 2nd Place – Kai, Nero and our new rescue Nala
As well as some other podium placings…
This was Nala’s first season running so hopefully more to come from her this year. In addition to this was Kai’s first season racing again after 12 months off having knee surgery. The key is that all our rescue dogs train at their own pace and build confidence so they can enjoy the sport. Therefore, we hope that all 3 of our team will continue to develop and be even more competitive in 2020/2021 and earning a UK ranking this year with BSSF.
We also have some long distance canicross events planned including a half marathon next month, TDM a multi day race in the French Alps and a 4 day ultra event in the Brecon Beacons in 2021.
We have had race tops, coats, and a logo on our van representing your company (although just purchased a new van so would need to get a new van decal). You can also check out our story highlights on Instagram where we have saved our CSJ featured stories as well as regular mentions on our team Facebook too.
So, although most races are still postponed, Maddi has just spent the week with Vicki Pullin at her amazing summer camp. Learning new skills, like bikejor technique, caring for the dogs, fitness tests and water activities.
She has had the most amazing time and can’t wait for the season to start, she’s so hooked on bikejor she’s also going to enter for the junior school age bikejor at the British Championship.
Arctic Quest and training with Vickie Pullin
Vicki Pullin’s summer camp is an amazing opportunity for kids to come and stay for 5 days working and living the sled dog life with multi-time British Champion and International sled dog racer Vickie Pullin and her amazing team of dogs, along with some fantastic Staff.
This jam packed week of adventures included running dogs, caring for dogs, cuddles with dogs – all things sled dogs! Arctic Quest work with kids that one day dream of becoming world champions in the sport and other kids who just love to hug a Husky, we have something for everyone – to top of the dog activities we also include a lot of land based activities, team building and water sports.
Madison and Bronte took part in a virtual 10 mile event on the weekend, where canicross groups across the UK were competing with each other. Each member had to run 1 mile and the fastest combined 10 mile team won!
Madison ran for team k9 trail time. She teamed up with our English Pointer Bronte while other junior Elsie ran our GSP X Lilly.
Madison managed a great time of 6 minutes for 1 mile.
Maddi is enjoying her new found freedom from school, it means she can spend every waking minute with the dogs. I’m sure they are looking at me asking when will she return to school!!!!
All races may be cancelled but Maddi has been out training daily, 1/2 times a week a short 2km canicross run with her training dog Bella the spaniel. She even tried 100m sprint with the Pup (11 months) and managed to stay on her feet!
Daily scent work and games with the dogs in the garden. Lots of off lead walks and free running. Most importantly daily trampolining!!
“Maddi was testing her new coat out at a canicross event today! Such a smart coat!
The coat was needed – Sunday was horrendous!!!!
So this weekend Maddi headed to Westonbirt Arboretum – Forestry England to take part in CaniX UK (official) Cani-Cross UK or CaniCross UK weekend event. Due to Bella our spaniel being in season. Maddi’s brother Lewis ran English Pointer Bronte which meant Maddi had to find a replacement…. so she teamed up with K9 trail time team mate Chris & Wolfie Canicross and ran eurohound Wolfie. Maddi together with Chris remain unbeaten this season 💪🏼
Maddi, Wolfie and Chris managed 🥇 on a slippy slippy course with a super strong dog, Maddi did well to stay afloat.
Thanks to Di Newton for the pictures
Huge thanks to sponsors
CSJ K9 foods who fuel our dogs
K9 Trail Time who provide kit for our dogs and Madison
This was from this weekend, another first place win for the pair. This was at the Canix Delamere 2 day event, Madison and Bronte were the fastest time on the short course in all categories. It was tough, muddy, hilly, wet and windy! They finished first both days. Even the crazy spaniel got a run by Maddi’s older brother.
As one of 4 finalists in the Leadership in the Private Sector category of the prestigious 2019 Leading Wales Awards® Ceri Rundle was invited to attend a judging panel on Friday July 12th at the Hilton Cardiff.
The Leading Wales Awards® were developed by a consortium of professional institutes, voluntary and public sector bodies as well as private companies. The Awards seek to identify, recognise and celebrate personal achievement in outstanding leadership in Wales.
This final stage – having been selected from shortlisted candidates from businesses as diverse as engineering and data – saw Ceri interviewed by a panel of 4 including 2 previous winners.
With a theme in this year of “Daring to Lead®” the judging criteria had sought individuals in Wales whose leadership is courageous, inspirational and transformational.
Ceri whose background took her from breeding, working and trialling her Border Collies to developing her own brand of natural food, treats and herbs for working and active dogs says, “My husband Phil and I are looking forward to attending the awards ceremony on September the 26th…in such strong competition who knows the final outcome, but it has been an honour to have progressed to the final 4!”
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We had our last race of the season this weekend just gone, which we finished first on both days, with fastest female times!
Me and Ezra have had a very successful season. Our results this season have been:
2nd in the BSSF National Championships
8th ranking in the World
2nd in the Canicross Midlands series
A total of 5 weekend wins and 5 weekend second places!
Now the season has finished we are hard into training ready to go to Belgium to the world championships in October. We are also aiming to improve out National Championship ranking as it was very close this season, we only missed out by seconds to first place!
I just wanted to thank you for all your support and commitment in supplying me and the team! It wouldn’t be possible to achieve what we do without your support and for that I am very grateful!