This weekend, humans and hounds head off from the start line together in ‘Wildman’, which begins the Human Race Off-Road Series, and includes a canicross trail event. It not only encourages participants to test themselves in a ‘man versus nature’ style course, but also to do it with their beloved dogs, and all in support of Scotty’s Little Soldiers, a charity that supports the children of men and women killed in the British Armed Forces.
Canicross is simple to pick up and a very sociable sport for both dogs and their owners, where it really is the taking part – not the winning – that counts.
‘Wildman’ takes place on Saturday 22 November at the Ash Ranges Army training ground in Aldershot, Hampshire. The series then continues with ‘IceMan’ on 7 February 2015 and ‘MudMan’ on 7 March.
To find out more, or secure a place in the events, visit www.humanrace.co.uk/off-road