The CaniCross Clinic has stemmed from 2 people who are passionate about CaniSports but who are also experts in canine and human functional biomechanics and want to share their knowledge to improve the health and wellbeing of dogs and humans participating in dog sports.
So we've created a whole heap of free resources from our combined years of experience to help you and your dog train smart, improve performance and most importantly stay safe on the trails.
We hope you find the resources useful but if you would like 1:1 support please contact us >
Cushla Lamen has been involved in CaniCross in the UK since 2002 and has been part of the exciting journey as the sport has evolved into where we are today.
Cushla has CaniCrossed Ultra marathons with her huskies, taken part in the legendary Trophy of the Mountains (TDM) 8 times and won her age category in 2012, has won a Bronze Medal at the European Canicross Championships and is the CaniCross British Veteran Champion 2020.
Cushla has battled achilles tendonitis for several years, to the point of having to stop CaniCrossing completely in 2017-2018. A chance meeting with Verity Halliday has led her to not only being able to CaniCross again, but to be at the pinnacle of the sport.
Verity prehabbed and rehabbed Cushla before and after operation on her achilles, re-educated her gait and built her strength and fitness to where it is today.
Cushla is a Galen Myotherapist, qualified Canine Exercise Physiologist, Senior Tutor on the Galen Diploma course, a qualified teacher and has personal training qualifications and is also a UKA run leader. She is also a member of the ABTC ( Animal Behaviour and Training Council) and has run puppy and dog training classes for over 15 years.
Verity is a Sport Science graduate specialising in functional biomechanics of running and gait re-education. Her passion is for identifying and correcting dysfunctional movement patterns that can cause overuse injuries or impaired efficiency in runners.
She has worked in the running industry for over 10 years and has coached recreational and elite athletes to improve their performance and minimise injury risk. She now specialises in CaniCross training and biomechanics.
Verity has been involved in CaniSports since 2017 when she started training Cushla - helping her to get back to running post injury, developing her speed and keeping her injury free.
Verity started CaniCrossing with her Labrador, Flynn and now trains with her Hungarian Vizsla, Reina aka Mr Ridiculous!