Canicross or canix activity
Running with a dog pulling you along is basically assisted running. If walking, hiking, cycling and running are all different. Then surely canicross is different too. The canicross runners are not people running with a dog next to them. They are running with trained dogs pulling them around the course they choose to run, if you gain any advantage by having a dog strapped to you to pull you along then surely its an unfair advantage to " normal running". Parkrun have logged it as another category or the times they finish in are not counted as records I know this as it is popular at our local one. I also know it's minutes gained not just a few seconds over just a few kilometres. Don't get me wrong, it's impressive the speed these guys go but nevertheless still assisted!