A British National Canicross Champion who runs classes in Kilwinning is set to represent Team GB at the International Federation of Sleddog Sports (IFSS) World Championships in Poland at the end of this month.

Lindsay Johnson, whose dog running efforts have attracted the commendation of the Scottish Parliament, has her feet firmly on the muddy trail as she prepares to take on the world’s best canicrossers in Poland.

Having a team of dogs to exercise and train, a business to run, and a lively toddler at home means that Lindsay’s training takes place at 5am, before the rest of the household stirs.

The tough training runs in the dark, in the rain and mud have prepared Lindsay to take on the best on the world stage.

Lindsay said: “It will be an honour to represent Team GB at the IFSS World Championships. It is a fantastic event, with the best in the world coming to compete. Having the opportunity to compete as part of Team GB is incredible and I can’t wait to take to the trails!”

Despite her hectic schedule, Lindsay still finds time to give back to her sport and is fast putting Ayrshire at the heart of the Scottish canicross map.

Lindsay, also holds weekly canicross classes at Eglinton Park on a Thursday night, held a Championship level dog harness sports competition at Boswell’s Coach House in Auckinleck through her company Cani-Fit, attracting competitors from all over Britain for a weekend of cani-sport competition.

For more information on taking part in canicross, please visit www.cani-fit.com.