After launching the business in Loughborough (Leicestershire) and just as I was getting into the swing of things I met the love of my life on a night out in Leeds. A few months later and we decided that it was time to take the step of moving in together and for me to move to Leeds. Although I knew it was absolutely the right thing to do – moving to a new city again was a bit nerve-wracking and the idea of having to reset my business in Leeds just as I had spent the previous 9 months launching it in Leicestershire (as it had really started taking off) was a bit gut-wrenching.
However, it has been the best thing I have ever done and launching Swift Paws in Leeds and becoming the DogFit canicross partner for Leeds has been absolutely brilliant. It’s helped me to make so many new friends in the area (and also get to know Leeds better from traveling around to deliver sessions). I even ended up on BBC Radio Leeds talking about why I think canicross is a great sport to get into!
I absolutely love running canicross sessions and introducing humans and their doggies to the amazing sport. I particularly love our couch 2-5k and 5k-10k courses as you meet so many inspiring people and get to know them and their doggies from running with them week after week. The best part is bringing together a great group of people and doggies that support each other and become good friends.
A CANICROSS PROPOSAL!
My most memorable canicross moment was in November 2019 when my fiance proposed to me 5 mins before I had to run back to back intro to canicross sessions and I had to go off and deliver the session and when I got there both customers were so excited and gave me the biggest hugs ever. For me, that is what canicross is about – having fun and meeting wonderful people and doggies and making friends whilst getting fitter together.
>> If you would like to find out more about joining Sian’s DogFit Canicross session in Leeds, please get in touch here.
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