The Mudstacle UK OCR League kicked of its seventh season with a bang at last weekend's Hell Down South, with awesome performances across the board. Congratulations to everyone who took part!
A newly expanded Mudstacle Machines team came out with fierce intention. Yes, many of you have already guessed - we are honoured for Clare (Miller) Rees (pic: above second left) to be wearing Mudstacle colours this season! For those unfamiliar with "Miller", she won the Mudstacle League back in the winter of 2014, and went on to win the first season of the BBC's Ultimate Hell Week. Here's a video we made of her early obstacle racing performances. She approached Hell Down South with trepidation, as she faced our awesome new Machine Natasha Mansell (pic: above far left) and Team Kitbrix's Andrea Berquez, who are both ridiculously fast!
It was an extremely close race, with Clare and Natasha swapping first place several times and Natasha and Andrea subsequently swapping second place. The final outcome was Clare first, Natasha second and Andrea third.
It looks like we might have the most competitive season we've seen in a couple of years for the ladies, so stay tuned!
The biggest league player going into this weekend was Ross MacDonald (pic: above centre), he's come second in the League twice and has won Hell Down South for the last couple of years. He's nowhere near full fitness at the moment but still managed to pull off an impressive (and very characteristic) second place. The next best league performances were from RPPC's Kieron Booker (5th) and Mudstacle Machines' Lee Jackson (pic: above second right) - both amazing results considering the quality of runners that Hell Runner attracts!
The Masters (40+)
Mudstacle Machine Dave Rogers (pic: above far right) crushed the competition, with an amazing 10th overall place, taking him straight to the top of the Men's Masters Table. For the ladies, Team Nuts' Carrie Fisher came 19th place to take the top position.