We had both teams running Sunday so I decided to just go for the day (hungover of course!). Extraset were 1st on in Division 3 and were 2nd seed (20.16) with a team of Jemma, Sonny, Elliot, Perry and Jamie. The dogs raced well, maybe not as quick as they were at Acremead but they were really consistent and managed to win every race with a best time of I think 20.16 and ended up 1st!
Ballistics were 5th (out of 7) seed in division 1 (18.30) with a team of Diefer, Lacy, Asher, Rosie and Bunty. 1st race in against Dolphins we had problems with the lights, the fault light was coming on for early changes when they were visibly late, very frustrating. They had been fine all weekend until we raced lol! Asher got the blame for it for thundering through the gate too quickly and vibrating them out of line! Although they did continue to do it sporadically so it can't have been just him lol! We did manage to win the races against Dolphins, Racing herts and the 2nd Molten team. Diefer has become a red lane wonder and will only run in red so he sat out of all in the blue lane. Lacy was consistent as ever running 4.4s. Asher was mental and doing better boxes than at Frimley but not sure if he was quite as fast although he may of been I was just too hungover to bother working out his times! We did a best time of 18.22secs but I don't know which race that was so which 4 dogs were running, I was generally just a bit rubbish! We came 4th which was ok I suppose.
We've got agility at Thames this weekend then 1 more flyball before Euros! How exciting!
I went down Saturday afternoon so missed the Rockets racing. They were top seed in division 2. The team was Diefer, Sonny, Smartie, Perry and Jamie. Apparently they raced really well, they won 4 out of 5 races and ended up in a 3 way tie for 1st place which they won as they had the fastest time of 18.96secs.
Ballistics were 5th seed in division 1 on Sunday. The team was supposed to be Lacy, Asher, Rosie, Bunty and Luna. But Luna randomly managed to pull a muscle in her back leg on the Saturday night so wasn't able to run. Lacy ran start and was running consitently at 4.4secs, Asher went 2nd, he ran well but box was a bit inconsistent, still for the 1st two dogs we were consistently doing 8.2-8.4 (inc start time) and yet the best time we managed was 18.30secs (again!!). We think Bunty is not running as fast as she was last year. Unfortunately we didn't actually record her and Jamies times to see who would be our best bet in the 1st team and we don't have Luna for the next 2 shows so can't run over 12". We won 1 race against Hampshire which was really close and I think they got a couple of lights. Was really good to watch Jolly Jumpers run and race against them. They are obviously very well practised and the dogs have very good box turns. I was ecstatic that Asher managed to cause a stir amongst them and they said what an amazing dog he is. One of their team came to watch him everytime he raced :).
The last race between Jolly Jumpers and Bassetts was fantastic! I like to think my words of wisdom to Dave with Lizzy contributed to them winning it ;). As I told him he had to keep running away as when he faced her she was checking her stride and slowing down over the last jump. They did 16.79 on the next leg!
Can't wait to race the Jolly Jumpers again in Belgium!
Hi, I'm Natalie, I'm 23 from Bristol, I have a tri blue merle WSD called Asher. He is my everything and the greatest dog I could ever of dreamt of. We compete in BFA flyball with the Bristol Ballistics. Asher currently runs at 3.7-3.9secs. We also compete in agility although have only done a couple of shows. Asher is brilliant, i am not so much! When it all comes together it will be amazing! I now also have Asher's daughter Laika who was born 28/10/10 who I also hope to train for flyball and agility. So far she is proving a willing student and I am having lots of fun with her.