No Columba, I didn't explain how it works. I will be 10 metres behind Charlie as the rules say I have to use a 10 metre leash, when I give him the initial command to track I will pay out the leash as he goes until he is at the far end of it, then I can start walking. Must keep the distance between us so I have no influence on him. When he finds the object he must lie down on the ground so that the object is right ahead of him. I have to drop my end of the leash, walk up to my dog and hold the object up in the air to indicate to the judge he has found it. Charlie must not overrun the object nor lie down on it, we will lose points for either. Carrying food or a toy on my person is also not allowed.
Redhead, it will be very different once the sun comes out again! But that's when our 4 dedicated sport swimmer lanes come in handy.
Raining today - 2000m swim done in the outdoor pool, it was lovely, of course it's warmer in the water than out and as there were only 3 other swimmers in the pool we each had plenty of room - it's a 50m pool with 10 lanes. I never understand why people shy away from swimming when it's raining, the water is much warmer than the rain and if you get out on the left side of the pool you only have a couple of strides to get into the changing area and hot showers. There was also a large group of youngsters with their teachers, obviously having their swimming lessons but they were all in the smaller pool and got out long before I did so no queue for the showers.