Sarah Gillam

Sarah Gillam
Sarah Gillam

Canicross

Germany Germany
United Kingdom United Kingdom

8th place at the European Championship 2019, Chevetogne, Belgium, Team GB

2nd place Alb Cross 7 Day Stage Race 2020, Veringenstadt, Germany

1st place Fitmin Series 2020, Slovakia

I’m Sarah, as sports enthusiast and animal lover, born and grew up in England but now living in Germany with my husband Chris and our lovely 3 dogs.

I love anything connected to nature and in general to be outdoors, in the forest, mountains and breathing in the fresh air! I work for Adidas Outdoor as a project manager, but also have started my own fitness and nutrition coaching company @train.and.smile.

Our small but mighty pack consists of Jess, Poppy and Sonic, who are all wonderful, unique characters who keep us busy and happy in the outdoors. Our motto is ‘better together’ and there is nothing more important to us than having fun whilst on the trails. Jess is a Labrador x springer spaniel from a working line in England that I got as an 8 week old Pup (she is now 7). She taught me everything I know about dogs and together we learnt to canicross and just love running together. I’m so proud of how much I achieved with Jess, including completing the TDM (Trophee De Mountagnes) race with her in 2019, you can read our blog and watch our video with the below links:

TDM Blog

TDM Video

Poppy is a small Scandinavian hound born in the of summer of 2018 in Belgium, so we are just in our second season racing together. She is like no other dog I know, definitely born with a brain to run on the trails, but a sweet and loving dog at home. Despite her being only 20kg and still quite young, we already achieved a lot together and are excited for the future. We finished 8th place in the European Championships 2019, yet only seconds off the podium. Since then, we have progressed and bonded a lot as a team and are running stronger than ever. We received the number 1 ranking for canicross in Germany from the qualification races in 2019/2020, which I’m very proud of. Unfortunately, most races in 2020 were cancelled, but we took part in many virtual events instead, finishing with podium spots and continuing to improve our PBs, which currently are; 5k – 14:28, 2k- 5:24, 1km- 2:27.

Sonic is a Eurohound from Slovenia and was born in March 2020, so the youngest of the pack and still a crazy, fun but totally lovable puppy! Slowly we start training short runs together and his love for the trails is already very visible. We need to work together a lot on his focus, but he is still young and I have high hopes for him in the future. For now he joins us more on free runs (until he finishes growing) and he is the most affectionate dog who loves to cuddle at home! He is the biggest food monster of our pack and he is very grateful for the Fitmin Medium Puppy food (and he manages to eat the entire 15kg bag each month)!

We are all extremely proud to be part of the Fitmin Team and happy that the dogs keep fit, strong and healthy with the Medium Performance dry food, along with the super tasty Purity tin meat! We really love the Sport regeneration powder and feel it really helps the dogs recover well during periods of high training and race season. We are very happy to expand the Fitmin Team into the Germany/ Austria region and will continue to help this wonderful brand grow with our online presence, follow us @run.and.smile on Instagram.