Hardly taking a breath after their fantastic wins in the EU Canicross Championships Bethan and Danny Fitzgerald embarked on the mammoth task of getting their Scandinavian Sled Dogs and equipment to Canada to compete in the Dry-Land World Championships.
Bethan said: “The dogs took everything in their stride and following a few days of TLC they performed better than they ever have done - I had tears of pride for my dogs in my eyes for most of the time – one of the dogs even ran two days with Danny and then with me in my team with no sign of tiredness."
Danny took a fantastic 8th place on the bike – incredible as the class had some hugely experienced biking athletes and dogs that have the advantage of training full time.
Bethan won Silver and the title of ‘Second Fastest 4 Dog Team in the World’ with a team of two 7 year olds and two 5 year olds averaging over 21 miles per hour!
Bethan say: "It's all about what you do with your dogs in the months before the race, the right food, supplements and of course training. There is no other dog sport that asks a dog to work as hard as they can for just the fun of it.
"They stayed on the same feeding regime and kept their weights and condition well. Supplements like STORM Canis have a huge role in keeping the muscles fresh and CSJ’s Go On herbs gets maximum energy.
"Thanks to CSJ and STORM Canis for their support...without them Silver may have not been achievable.”
Bethan and Danny's next generation of dogs are already showing signs of following in their kennel-mates’ footsteps and Danny said: “We are very excited to see how they turn out for our future races - next year, the European Championships will be held in England."
For more photos and stories about Bethan and Danny’s amazing exploits visit CSJ’s website www.csjk9.com