Mudstacle League launch

Today we are very excited to report that the Mudstacle League is officially on its way. It's something that we've hinted at a fair amount over the last couple of months and we can now officially confirm that the UK will have its own competitive league for mud runners and obstacle course racers.

The first winter/spring league will run between January and May 2014 and will incorporate 11 of the UK's best races including Hell Runner, Avalanche Run, Brutal 10, Nuts Challenge, RockSolidRace, Back 2 the Trenches, Mighty Deerstalker, X-runner, Dirty Dozen, Endurer and Rat Race Dirty Weekend.

I'm sure one of your first worries is that you won't be able to make all of those events. Well, stop there, you don't have to. Only your top three scores will count towards your league total, so you can still compete against the most prolific obstacle race attendees. Of course, the more events you attend though, the more chance you have of getting the best possible top three scores.

Obviously we can expect our elite "Contenders" to be up towards the top of the table but it will also be great for the less serious casual runners to see how they compare with the rest of the nation. I know I'll be setting my own personal goals around it, even though I know I'm not going to win any silverware.

You can find out more about the league and how you score points in our new league section here. That's also where you'll find the results table from January onwards. To enter the league simply become a Mudstacle Member and you will be able to enter your membership number when you register for any of the point scoring events.

If you have any questions or suggestions please join our forum discussion, it will really help us to build up a list of FAQs.

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  1. This is a great idea but Back2TheTrenches have serious problems with their rankings as at both previous events people have cut corners (deliberately/mistaken) and ended up with insane times for the distances they ran. I’ve been messed around twice by this now and their results are seriously skewed. Something to bear in mind please.

    See link to 18km results and responses here:

    Quote from the 1st placed person:

    “David Butson Although I love to see my name in 1st place I must confess I only completed 15km after missing that sign on the top road(should have been barrier tape)”

    • Hi Toby. Definitely a good point and one that we’ve thought a lot about. All of events are very aware about the importance of course markings and will make sure that as many safeguards as possible are in place.

  2. agree with previous comment – also people giving other people their entries skews results – (I’ve seen men in ladies results who were running under ladies entries). Events need to tighten up on this for people who enjoy running for results. Plus is this going to be split into sex and agegroup categories?

    • Hi Toni. There will be separate tables and prizes for men and women. We won’t be dividing into age categories just yet but it’s something that we will consider as we grow in future seasons. However that doesn’t mean to say that we won’t report on the best in each age category informally.

  3. This is a brilliant idea I cant wait to get involved in this im booking my 3 most local events off the back of this league tonight xrunner, endurer, and avalanche run. Its a shame all the big bonus point races are a bit far away from me, surely a ’14km Endurer Dash’ should have the same points available as a ’10km RockSolidRace’?
    I might push the boat out this year and book the ‘Rat Race Dirty Weekend’ aswell.

    • Bonus points are to do with the size of the field as well as the difficulty of the event. You may well scoop up more bonus points at Endurer than you would at one of the highly competitive mega-events. Good luck! 😉

  4. Thanks Pete! I do hope they tighten up on entries and missing obstacles. Really good how this is growing.