THEIR names will go down in history.
Dylan, Skye, Darcie, Spirit and Hope.
But we’re not talking about humans here. This is a team of Sheffield super dogs, who are holders of the new British record time for relay in Extreme Flyball Dog Racing.
The aim of the game is for a four-dog team to run a course 51 feet long over four hurdles each two feet high.
The dogs then retrieve a tennis ball from a specially designed box and then run back to the start again over the hurdles in relay.
Each race is run against another team and the Sheffield-based Extreme team are extremely fast.
Not only have they set a new record this year, they’ve done it twice, with a bit of help from their owners Dan Colley, Graham Prowse, Shannon Mills, Amanda Mills and box loader Charlotte Charles.
First they recorded a time of 16.46 seconds for a race at Abingdon, Oxfordshire, in April. Then they went even faster, by smashing the British record with a time of 16.42 seconds on home soil at Swallownest Miners’ Welfare Club.
Shannon’s granddad Roy Weatherstone, spokesman for the team, said Flyball was a great way for dog owners to interact with their pets while keeping them fit at the same time.
He added: “The team deserve a real pat on the back. It costs them a lot of money to compete and they train whenever they can, at Norfolk Park.”