My penultimate blog about this years FCI World Championships - A summary of thoughts about the championships.
For my first 'proper' year as team manager I believe we (the management / support team) have nearly built the foundations for the future teams. There is more work to do in this area.
I believe everyone of the team worked hard in their own way preparing themselves and their dogs. I've leant a lot in my first year 'back stage' at this event. Next year I'll be better prepared and in turn be able to help the team even more with their preparations.
Of course there are areas of the team we can improve upon, there always will be. That is part of my job to identify and fix them.
The FCI World Championships in my mind is still the ultimate agility competition. It's the World Cup, the Olympics, the Wimbledon of dog agility. I feel very honoured to have been part of it and to have the opportunity to stand on the start line and on the podiums with the top athletes of our sport.
In my next and last world championship blog, I want to share my thoughts about the effects this event will have on the agility competitors at home....