• > Beginners guide to CaniSports

    This workshop is aimed at novices, it teaches you how to get your dog to pull into harness and how to condition your dog for CaniSports.

    Half day course


    Learn the skills and techniques to start CaniCrossing with your dog.


    The course includes:

    > How to warm up and cool down your dog

    > Fitting your dog’s harness correctly

    > Tools to teach your dog to pull into harness

    > CaniCross Conditioning exercises for you and your dog 

    If you don’t have CaniCross equipment, don’t worry! You can borrow some for the workshop. Please let us know when you book if you would like to borrow equipment.

    ​Cost - £35

    *In some locations an additional charge may be applied to cover venue hire and travel expenses.  

    Time: 9:30am until 12pm

Sorry, we don't have any dates for this workshop right now

If you're interested in this workshop, please get in touch and let us know where you're based. We'll let you know when we're holding a workshop in your area.


 "If you love running with your dog this course is a must.
 Expert advice from Verity & Cushla in a small group of fellow runners was invaluable. We came as novices but left feeling more confident about how to run safely & happily together, thank you so much! 

Catherine L.

  • > CaniCross Clinic

    This one day course looks at the biomechanics of both human and dog to improve speed and minimise injury risk. It gives you the skills to become a more efficient runner and canine conditioning techniques. 

    1 day course

    Learn the skills and techniques to improve your CaniCross performance. 

    Cushla and Verity will give you the in-depth knowledge to help you and your dog avoid common injuries, develop speed and transform your approach to canicross. 

    The course includes:

    > Analysis of your individual running style

    > Tools to improve your running biomechanics 

    > CaniCross conditioning: techniques and exercises to minimise injury risk for you and your dog

    > Drills to improve your speed and performance for you and your dog


    The course is limited to 8 places to ensure individual attention. 

    The course is both theory and practical based so please bring appropriate clothing and equipment to canicross in. 

    Cost - £95  

    *In some locations an additional charge may be applied to cover venue hire and travel expenses.  

    Time: 9:30am for 10am start until 4pm

  • Richmond, London TW10 7AG

    Saturday 5th October 2019 

  • Bromfield, Hertfordshire SG14 2QL

    Sunday 17th November 2019 


 "I had such a great day learning techniques to improve my running as well as great warm up and cool down methods for both me and my dog.

We learned human and canine exercises to condition and prepare for our sport and enjoyed the clearly presented theory and practical sessions.


So much packed into a fun,friendly day, the dogs loved it, I have improved my running technique and am feeling the benefit of putting it all into practice. Had a great day, thank you!" 

Frances E.

  • > Canine Massage workshop

    This half day course gives you the skills to maintain the muscular health of your dog through massage and exercise techniques. 

    The course will give practical instruction to enable the application of three techniques and learn a little about what is under a dog’s skin.


    You will learn how massage can help aid your dog's recovery, improve mobility and your dog’s general health both psychologically and physiologically.


    And of course, you can bring your own dog too!

Rowde, Devizes SN10 2QQ

Saturday 17th August 2019 


Meet the tutors

Cushla Lamen

Cushla competes in Canicross with her dogs and has won a Bronze Medal at the European Canicross Championships 2015, gold in the British National Championships 2016 and a Silver Medal for the 2017/2018 season. ​

She is the President of the British Sleddog Sports Federation and has been selected to represent Great Britain at the World Canicross Championships 2018.

She has been training dogs professionally for over 13 years and is a senior Galen Myotherapist offering treatments and tuition on the Galen training course.

Verity Halliday

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.  

Verity has been training Cushla for the last 2 years helping her to get back to running post injury and developing her speed.

If you have any questions about the courses we offer or if you would like us to run a workshop at your club, please contact us. We're happy to travel anywhere!

Refund and cancellation policy. 

Payments made for all trailrunners workshops are non-refundable. However we are happy for places to be transferred if given 7 days notice prior to the course start date. By making a booking you agree to these terms.