Welcome to Canicross Coaching!
Having been involved in canisports for the last ten years, Anne-Marie identified the need for structured and managed training sessions rather than 'social' groups, which allow owners to work on focused skills and outcomes.
So was born Canicross Coaching.
With ten years of experience in the sport and nationally recognised qualifications in run fitness and trail running, Canicross Coaching provide knowledgeable cani-sport coaching for all abilities. As a Nationally ranked athlete for the last four years, current Team Great Britain member and having raced for Great Britain at European and World level, Canicross Coach Anne-Marie has a wealth of experience which she delivers to her clients aged 12 and over.
Anne-Marie continues to nurture new cani-sport clients with her unique and personable style of coaching.
Qualified, Insured, Experienced and Knowledgeable, let us take you on your journey whether you choose to Hike, Bike or Run.
What is cani-sport?
Cani-Hike is the easiest of the cani-sports as it involves very low impact exercise and hiking attached to your dog. It's almost as easy as going for a walk with the dog, except we walk using a waist best, bungee line and harness for the dog. This allows the dog to pull ahead under control and for you to hike hands free! It's a far less stressful walk if you have nervous dog, or even powerful dogs as you are allowing them to be connected to you but still build confidence and that bond with their human.
Canicross is the dryland discipline of running cross country attached to your dog. The sport started as a dryland alternative for training when snow melted and has grown to become a very popular past time and fast growing sport in its own right.
Bikejor is the discipline whereby a mountain bike is attached via bungee to the dog's harness and the athlete then cycles cross country with the dog providing some of the power. This discipline requires high levels of mountain bike skills and an excellent partnership between dog and athlete.
Scooter is a discipline where an athlete uses a specially designed off road scooter, which is attached via bungee to the dog's harness. It requires a great level of fitness and skill to scoot and manoeuvre over the off road trails.
Rig is a class where the athlete or 'musher' rides a 3 or 4 wheeled rig and has a team of dogs attached at the front. These teams are between 3 and 8 dogs and as such require not only excellent knowledge of the discipline and trails, but also an excellent ability to control a large team of dogs.
Please be aware that for the various disciplines of canisport, it is recommended that you have appropriate insurance for training and racing. This is a requirement for the wheeled disciplines which also require a permit for training in many locations and cannot be done on public paths. We recommend membership of the British Sleddog Sport Federation who are the National Governing Body and as part of membership, they provide insurance for their members for training and racing. You can visit the BSSF website here
We hold insurance for our classes and participating members as well as relevant permissions to use lands for training.
We offer a range of services for our clients, whether you are looking to get a little fitter with your dog, or if you would like to aim to race nationally and internationally. We can help you to get fit, or help you with socialising your dogs in controlled environments.
Canicross Coaching, Newark, Nottinghamshire