New Tournament Venue For TimeFlyZ!
It was a bright start when we arrived at Halefield Stud on Sunday 6th August 2017, and the sun continued to shine all day!
Fenland Firestorm were great hosts and the venue was good: close to home, with some great food available and plenty of space to exercise the dogs.
With 75 races to get through (the maximum number allowed per ring in a day per BFA rules), the day moved at a fairly brisk pace. Although we were concerned about the reduced warm up time from mid-morning, we worked brilliantly as a team and had everything in place and ready to race on time for all of our races!
TimeFlyZ (Roxy, Flicka, Nera, PS and Jasper) gave a fantastic performance in their first race, clocking an amazing time of 18.02 seconds; not only was this their fastest time of the day, but also a new seed time for the team and an improvement of 0.45 of a second! Nera also ran an incredible 3.87 seconds in this race – her fastest recorded competition time to date! FlyZ continued to run well all day, winning 3 of their 5 races and earning a credible 3rd place in their division.
TimeShift (Neo, Logan, Hartley, Cleopatra and Mollie) ran ‘Not for Competition’ (NFC) this time around, which gave us an opportunity to train the dogs in a tournament environment. We’ve still got some more work to do, but they all put in some great performances and gained more valuable competition experience. Logan ran well, proving that he’s made an excellent recovery, and should be ready to compete at the Indoor Championships next month.
Clair and Badger joined us for their first taste of a flyball competition; Clair did a great job of helping with lane set up and ball collecting – plus a little bit of filming! – and Badger got some ringside experience. Switch and Phaze also spent some time training in the arena and enjoyed stretching their legs on the field too.
All in all, the teams enjoyed a great day’s racing and our dogs did us proud once again! Now it’s back to training hard, ready for the Championships at the end of September!