Hello I'm Barb Morris
I began my Canicross journey in 2007, after watching a Canix UK race. Having not run at all, I was inspired to get fitter and have more fun with my retired Greyhounds Siyah and Basil. I began racing at grassroots level then progressed to running and racing with our Beagles, Hamiltonstovare and German Shorthaired Pointer. It was lovely seeing the confidence of our rescue Beagles grow with canicrossing.
I am a Cinnamon Trust Volunteer dog walker for elderly people who can no longer exercise their pets. Having completed the Canicross Coach Course, I am excited to be part of the Team, training in a dog-focussed manner to the Canicross Coach system. I am a Qualified U.K. Athletics Leader in Running Fitness.
Together with Julie Solomon, my fellow Dean Cani Coach, we are happy to offer training of One to One and very small groups of new canicrossers in a 0-5k style, progressing up to racing. We will provide training for suggested donations to our local Dog Rescue; Forest of Dean Dog Rescue, Registered Charity No. 1172913.
Sessions will be held in or around the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.
Looking forward to meeting you... It's about the dogs!
Hi, I am Julie Solomon ,
I’m based in Monmouth with very close ties to the Forest of Dean.
I started my canicross adventures in 2014 when my puppy trainer mentioned the local Forest of Dean group were holding an introduction session, with great trepidation and zero fitness, I turned up with my old Jack Russel and we trotted about at the back enjoying seeing new parts of the countryside.
Within a year I was a regular with the shorter distance group, my fitness improved, I loved being in tune with my 12 month old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, the social outings and exploring the local area was just the best feeling.
After completing the British Athletics Leader in Running Fitness Qualification in 2016, I started to share these experiences with others, helping absolute beginners to enjoy canicrossing too. With the extra knowledge gained from the Cani Coach Course, myself and Barb Morris are happy to offer a structured canicross training - we are offering.
Classes will be small, we will be asking for a suggested donation of £2.50 per session to support our chosen charity which is Forest of Dean Dog Rescue, Registered Charity No. 1172913.
Sessions will be held in or around the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire or local to me in Monmouth.
Looking forward to meeting you