Canicross Midlands Summer Camp
25 Aug 17
Welcome to the Canicross Midlands Summer Camp. This is the entry portal for the long weekend of fun, games and training over the Bank Holiday 25-28th August '17.
This is also the booking link for those involved in the Hounds First Sighthound Rescue Fun Dog Show.
Venue: Cliff lakes
Arrival: any time from Tuesday 22nd August and depart when you want to! You can arrive earlier too!
Base Cost per participating person (without added extras) = £15
Camping £10 tents / £15.00 for vans per unit per night.
Emtries Close - 18th August.
We have several really exciting coaching sessions available for you all.
Lindsay and Keith Johnson of CaniFit will be with us offering canicross, bikejor and scooter training sessions.
Vicki Pullin will be running a whole day wheels training day.
Andy Martin will be there to offer cross training sessions to get you fit over the summer and help prevent injuries.
Chris Lockhart will be offering training advice and race preparation advice for all of you who want that physical and psycological edge over the opposition!
Craig Ogilvie is doing 3 interactive play sessions - for those of us who want to add that extra drive to our dog human relationship. (Please only book if you have reserved a place)
We will have a canine first aid course, several sessions for people to learn about dog conditioning and proprioception - In addition you will be able to participate in the many activites available at Cliff Lakes - including open water swimming with dogs and without them, wakeboarding and speed boat rides!
PLUS we have Jackie Burrell of Horses for Courses Photography there who will not only record the activities but will also be available for commission work too - so just ask her if there is a special shot you want.
RULES - Our racing rules in detail are published on our website. For summer camp our rules are:
DOGS - training sessions will be available for dogs of all ages. While we do not allow dogs to pull in harness for any distance if they are under 12 months of age there will be some activities that will be suitable for dogs of all ages.
Please notify the organising team if you have a bitch in season so we can ensure that you arent camped next to lots of entire males!
Dogs must be kept under control at all times on the camp, should not be run in a slip lead, check/choke chain, head collar, flexie lead or any collar that restricts breathing, if a muzzle is required it should be of the wire / plastic greyhound racing style. No harsh handling will be permitted at the event and e-collars, prong collars and other similar devices that are not compatable with dog sports should not be brought onto the site. For your dogs comfort we suggest they run in a suitable harness, equipment will be available for sale or hire during he event.
Dogs should not be brought to the event if they are coughing or have been in contact with infectious disease within the last 21 days. It is the owners responsibility to ensure their dog is fit and healthy before racing. If in doubt consult your vet.
BORROWED DOGS It is presumed that you are running / training with your own dog. If you must borrow a dog, you should be familiar with each other, have trained together prior to the event and the handler should be aware of the dogs behavior in a race environment and be responsible for its care throughout the event.
CHILDREN aged U8, on the day of the event, must be accompanied at all times by an adult. Children in the 8-12 age group may be accompanied - according to their parents preference. All children attending the event to run or spectate must be supervised by an adult at all times and instructed not to approach dogs they do not know.
INSURANCE The event will be covered by event/public liability insurance but all racers and spectators attend the event and run at their own risk.
CANCELLATION Should the event have to be cancelled or postponed for reason beyond the organisers control or in the event of bad weather making the event too dangerous to run - the organisers reserve the right to take expenses already incurred from entry fees before using any remaining moneys to refund entrants. NOTE it is the entrants responsibility to check the event is still on before traveling, the organisers will, post on facebook, and email all entrants if there are any last minute changes - please check your email before traveling.
FACILITIES Please respect the facilities and centre. Clean up after your dog in all areas. Showers and toilets are provided for your convenience.
CAMPING Camping is available for tents, and vans. £10 / £15 per unit per night. Units that wish to stake out dogs should ensure that their dogs do not have access to the adjacent camping pitch and that their dogs do not damage the ground by digging, dogs should be supervised at all times while on stakeout. Pitches will be allocated and those wishing to camp in adjacent pitches should indicate their preference to the organisers.
CATERING There will be catering facilities available throughout the weekend providing snacks and lunches, dinners will be available in the bar and there are many local takeaways to order from.
SAFETY Please kep an eye on the event notice boards. Human and dog first aiders will be available at all times on site and there is a 4WD that can access the further reaches of the venue. An Emergency Vet will be available and details will be displayed in the main marquee.
CHANGES TO YOUR ENTRY Any changes you need to make to your entries should be done by EMAIL ONLY PLEASE by closing date, if you ask for changes in Facebook messages, comments on posts or on events pages I might not get to see them or if I do I might not remember to action them when back at the computer email is the only reliable means of communication, face book stuff gets lost.
TRADE STANDS are very welcome. Please contact the race organisers for details.
RACE DIRECTORS - Claire Martin. 07794435318.