Canicross Ireland are proud to reveal our Team Ireland athletes for this year’s European Canicross Championships:
~ Louise Jones, who’ll be competing in Senior women’s canicross with her dog Dyson
~ Karen O’Connor, who’ll be competing in Master Women 2 bikejoring with her dog Ghost & Master Women 2 canicross with her dog Hunter
~ Joan Boyd, who’ll be competing in Master Women 3 canicross with her dog Nunu
~ Conor Bree, who’ll be competing in Senior Men’s scooter with his dog Faélan
~ Bréigin Lagan, who’ll be competing in Senior Women’s bikejoring with her dog Calai
~ Susanne Bojkovsky, who’ll be competing in Master Women 2 bikejoring & Master women 2 scooter with her dogs Niva & Katla
And the superstars of our team…our only junior!!!! Gerard Somers who’ll be competing in Young Boy’s canicross with the fabulous Vince Wooly-Sibe!!!!
Our Team Manager this year will be Kim Tully who’s not competing, but I’m sure she’ll be kept nice & busy trying to keep all of us fussy elite athletes happy!!!!
Don’t forget, if you would like to show your support to the team, please feel free to donate to our team fund at: https://www.gofundme.com/canicrossirelandecf2017
Thanks everyone for your support!!!! We hope to do you proud & bring home a few nice medals!
European Canicross Championships 2017
This year, the XX European Canicross Championships will take place in Italy, in the beautiful Santa Maria Maggiore (VB) in the Vigezzo Valley.
From 12 to 15 October 2017 more than 500 pairs (human & dog) will compete in three different disciplines:
Team Ireland will have a small team competing at the Championships & will be competing in each discipline, in a number of categories.
This trip to Italy is entirely self-funded by the athletes, so if you would like to donate something to our Team Ireland Fund, it can be done so here: Send Team Ireland to ECF’s
Member of the Month-August
Joan Boyd lives in the West of Ireland and competes in canicross, usually running with her gorgeous 8 year old dog, Nunu (IKC registered name Sikulubani Thandwe) pulling enthusiastically in front.
Joan won the Canicross Ireland national championship in Female Canicross last season, and currently holds the age category record at 3 different Park Run events.
She and Nunu have run sub 24 minutes over 5 kms and they are hoping to replicate that pace at the European Canicross Championships in Italy this October.
With her current level of training and running, she is in with a very good chance of coming home with a medal for Ireland in her class!!