TimeFlyZ – a look back at our Autumn and Winter Season
It’s been an exciting few months for the TimeFlyZ team, so it’s time for an update!
Following the success of hitting the 15’s at Storm Chasers competition in Oswestry last July, which was a momentous moment in TimeFlyZ history, we have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure 2020 is our best year yet!
Our top team TimeFlyZ has gained Marvel, running pole position. Unfortunately, this transition wasn’t in place in time for the 2019 UKFL Championships, and despite giving it our absolute all, the environment proved too much for Dee Dee and it wasn’t to be a success this time. Since then we have been working hard to gel the dogs, nail those passes and work on our other main issue – ball spitting! All this hard work paid off when we smashed an even faster club record of 15.66 seconds at Junkyard’s competition in Newark last November, making us the 6th fastest team in the UKFL League! We are confident that when all our ducks are in a row, TimeFlyZ will be a force to be reckoned with and there is more to come yet! We also continue to work hard with Deena to rebuild her confidence, with which she is making great strides!
Following the Championships, our second team, TimeOut underwent a restructure, making space for a third team, TimeShift, meaning all of our dogs are now running in open league teams.
Gus, now running anchor position in TimeOut, and Skwish, the new height dog in TimeShift, both graduated to open racing in late 2019 and are going from strength to strength as they find their confidence within their teams. We’ve also welcomed Carys (Caitlin’s sister) and Labrador Luna to TimeShift, where she has taken anchor position. Luna has played flyball previously and is settling in with her new team mates and finding her racing feet.
The team restructure has so far proved very successful, with shiny new seed times since earned for each of our teams, taking us into 2020 with confidence!
We are so proud of each and every one of our fabulous dogs, the fast, the slower, the crazy and the good old reliables. They give us their all and make playing flyball so much fun for us. In return, we give them the best possible care and treatment they deserve, and are proud to be sponsored by Cambridgeshire Canine Massage and Seraquin, fuelled by Green Pantry and more recently supported by SP K9 Therapy, a multi-purpose centre offering hydrotherapy, founded by our own team member, Stephanie Pratley.
It was with great sadness that January took with it one of TimeFlyZ originals, Team Captain Stacy’s, Henna, at almost 14 years of age. Henna is the reason TimeFlyZ exists and she helped take the team to their previous top seed time of 17.48 seconds, a record only recently broken. Although she hung up her flyball racing boots several years ago, she continued to help TimeFlyZ by being a stooge for younger dogs, due to her reliability and dog to dog skills; although the fact that she was fiercely loyal to Stacy did create some challenges as she wouldn’t run for anyone else! She was a much loved, super talented, beautiful, kind-natured girl who will be forever missed and never forgotten.
2020’s for you Henna ♡ ♡ ♡