Sherwin leads Leamington gold rush at the Nationals

Leamington C&AC athlete Elaine Sherwin and her son Jonathan Ingram both won golds at the British Sleddog Sports Federation National Championships at Pembrey Country Park, south Wales.

Thursday, 11th January 2018, 11:29 am
Updated Thursday, 11th January 2018, 11:30 am
Canicross athletes Will Eadon and Jonathan Ingram.

Sherwin finished first in the female veteran category alongside her four- year-old working-bred Pointer Daphne, completing the undulating 5.9k trail course in 19min 54sec on day one and 20:01 on day two.

Fellow C&AC athlete Susie Tawney, who has been struggling with illness, was runner-up after clocking 22:37 and 21:47 with her three-year-old German Shorthair Pointer Rivelin.

In the junior events, Southam College student Ingram claimed gold in the male youth 11-14 category with his three-year-old working-bred Pointer Goose.

They completed the 3.9k course in 14:29 on day one and 15:43 the following day.

William Eadon completed a successful weekend for Leamington C&AC athletes when he claimed the gold medal in the male junior age 14-17 category with his 18-month-old German Shorthair Pointer Bracken.

The duo clocked 12:25 on day one and 12:29 on day two to beat the current International Canicross Federation European champion Rowan Saxton into second place.

Round two of the National Championship series takes place next month in Thetford Forest.