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Lucy Matthews


Lucy won the ECF European Championships in 2015 with her German Shorthaired Pointer, Nika, who was only 14 months old at the time!

The dogs…

Lucy currently has Nika and Milo German Shorthaired Pointers and Ezra a European Sleddog.

How Lucy’s journey in canicross competitions began…

Lucy got involved in 2010 attending YKC camp where she tried out the sport of canicross for the first time with her working Cocker Spaniel Connie.  She fell in love with the sport from the start and attended her first race in October of that year in the Grizedale forest in the Lake District ... finishing second in her category over the weekend.

The standout memory…

Lucy says, “My most memorable success has to be winning the ECF European Championships in 2015 with Nika, it was a massive race for Nika's first season but she took it all in her stride to take us to victory and it will be two races that I will never forget.”

More highlights by season

  • 2011/2012 

ECF European Championship, Poland - 7th (11-14 category) – Connie

CaniX National Championship Series - 1st (11-14 category) – Connie

  • 2012/2013

ECF European Championship, United Kingdom - 7th (11-14 category) - Milo
CaniX National Series Championship - 1st (11-14 category) -Milo
 

  • 2013/2014

CaniX National Series Championship - 1st (15-39 category) –Milo

  • 2014/2015 

ECF European Championship, France - 4th (15-18 category) -Milo
Adams Canicross Midlands Race Series - 1st (14-17 category) – Milo

  • 2015/2016

ECF European Championship, United Kingdom - 1st (15-18 category) - Nika

CSJ Adams/Canicross Midlands Race Series - 1st (15-39 category) - Nika/ Milo

British Canicross Champion for 2016 attained at BSSF (British Sleddog Sports

Federation) National Championship in March. - Nika

  • 2016/2017

ECF European Championships, Czech Republic – 2nd (15-18 category) - Nika

IFSS European Dryland Championships, United Kingdom – Top 10 result (Elite)

female; 18-39) -Nika

BSSF National Championship Series – 3rd (Female; 18-39) -Nika

CSJ Canicross Midlands Race Series – 1st (Female; 18-39) -Nika

  • 2017-2018

BSSF National Championship Series – 2nd (Female; 18-39) - Nika

CSJ Canicross Midlands Race Series – 2nd (Female; 18-39) - Nika

Lucy says about CSJ, “Feed well, Run happy.”

Ezra’s debut…

Ezra will be making her race debut in July and Lucy is excited to see where she can take them!

Contact…

Lucy can be contacted at lucymatthews98@hotmail.com

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