Racing & Temperature

Canicross (inc. Bikejor & Scooter) are primariy winter sports. Dogs feel the effects of heat more than we do and participating in Canicross means your dog will be working hard for longer periods that it is used to. 

If the forecast for a weekend is looking warm, in an effort to beat the temps Canicross Midlands will take the following actions

  • Wheels will start at 07:00 to allow us to start the Canicross at 08:30
  • The temperature will be taken 30 mins prior to racing 
  • If the temp exceeds 15º we will shorten the long & short courses
  • If the temp exceed 20º we will not allow dogs on the course (with the exception of the U8 who only run a very short distance

We will make these changes to protect the welfare of our dogs, but the responsibility still lies with yourself to decide if your dog is fit to run at any given temperature!

 

We are making these changes to protect the welfare of our loved ones, but the responsibility still lies with yourself to decide if your dog is fit to run at any given temperature!