Tilen Strmšek

Tilen Smrzek
Tilen Strmšek

Canicross

Slovania Slovenia

Results this year 2022:

1st place DOG EPIC - Czech Republic. Tilen Strmšekin - This time I ran with Rea, this is one of  the largest Canicross races in Europe the DOG EPIC, held from 27 - 29 May 2022. with 90 competitors racing. My race statistics were 14.99 km /h and an average speed of 4 min per km. I use the Fitmin Dog supplement, Joints and Relief along with Fitmin Nutritional Programme to feed my dogs - it's the winning combo. You can see all the results here : https://terminovka.behejsepsem.cz/event/36/results

1st place  Trzin, Slovenia on 23.4.2022 - We were 1st with Bitcoin (Bitko), but it was high humidity and warmer than the other days.The Trail was 5km long and he is not used to running that long in one go, so he managed the hardest 3,5-4km after he was just running in front of me (not pulling). Conditions were just too hard for him so I didn't push him, just let him run a little bit in front. Also our dog Lynn was competing with my girlfriend Anja, they were 2nd, after first place in Hraše, Slovenia.

1st place Tilen Strmšekin - Mekinje,Slovenia on 27.4.2022 (our public holiday). This is my favorite trail for canicross in Slovenian. Always full of mud and almost 200m of elevation on a 5km trail. This time I ran with Lynn, we were first again.

1st place   Tilen Strmšek - Koprivnica, Croatia 30.4.2022   A 6.5km race with new dog Bitcoin.  

My name is Tilen Strmšek and I'm 30 years old and live in Slovenia. I have one female Greyster named Lynn that loves to run and is in love with Fitmin food.

I have been involved in team sport from the early years. I trained and played football from age 7 to 23 after I became a football coach for young players. I stopped playing football because I was always a team worker and I would do everything for the team but other people are not like that. When I discovered dog sports (canicross) I quit playing football and focused on a different level of team sports.

I think that football gave me a lot of good body strength and will to train. I never had any problems with my ankles or knees also running in the rain was nothing new for me. However, I had another problem like most the football players I know and I also had bad running technique.

I started with this sport in 2016 with a dog that we had at home at that time. But I soon realized that this dog never learned to pull and it was just fun for him just to pull for the first 200-300m and then it is not for me. So in the year 2017, I decided to get a dog, especially for this sport. When I started racing winning positions were far away from my reach, but I was training 2-3 times a week no matter my results.

In the summer of 2018, I brought home Lynn (Greyster). In the same year, I started borrowing a dog-named Art (Hungarian Vizsla) for training and for races. The owners were driving him to all club training to run with me and that dog showed me how to enjoy this sport and work as a team. So we started making good results, better times from month to month in the races we were always in winning positions and on World championships in Poland in 2018 we finished as 26 after being 21 on the first day.

But when Lynn was old enough to start racing this was something different next level from what we had with Art. Our connection as a team is something special. When I started racing with Lynn first place in Slovenia was not a question anymore and in races abroad for now, we always finished 1st or 2nd place.

So we are both looking forward to going on some championship together in 2021 so we see where we are.

This is a unique sport where you build a very special connection with your dog.

The dog helps you and you help him as much as you can. I never stop helping my dog even if I am suffering. Sometimes, the little voice in my head is trying to convince me to stop, but when I see my dog, my teammate, in front of me working hard, for me that gives me the additional energy that pushes from me and my legs and muscles everything I have left to help.

Lynn is eating Fitmin food since I brought her from Slovakia, she enjoys the food and she never had any problems. When she was young she was eating Fitmin Puppy food and now she is on Fitmin Performance. With Fitmin dry food, wet food and some vitamins she gets everything she needs for her running performance, regeneration and healthy life.

We are both happy and thankful that we are supported by Fitmin so Lynn can have her favorite dog food everyday, every month. For her is important to have quality food so she does not loose her weight and is prepared for everyday activities.