Pete

  • Certainly not OCR specific, as far as I’m aware. Netherlands is your closest one of them (Dutch Mud Men have just set one up).

    I would say for shoes just try a good running shop (not regular sports shop…. they seem to be fashion outlets more than anything else), things like Sweatshop and Runners’ Need. You’ll also see the likes of Salomons and…[Read more]

  • Wow! That’s a long drive. Hope you can find a travel buddy. I’m flying up early Friday morning I’m afraid.

  • Yes! Awesome! I remember having a similar level of excitement when the heel-hook finally clicked! 🙂

  • This is Chris Aplin’s response to the Blog Roll Roulette question: “Would you pay for race photos? Should you pay for race photos? How much?”

    Selfies, planking, even nutscaping… we’ve become pretty obsessed with documenting every moment with photos. Unsurprising then, that you’d want a few of your OCR-exploits but, with the advent of ever-…[Read more]

  • This is Adam Pollock’s response to the Blog Roll Roulette question: “Do you think that racers should avoid ditches or puddles, if staying within the course markings? Where is the line?”

    My knee-jerk reaction to this question was “always run through them!” It’s probably what the Race Director intended, and isn’t it partly why we all do these r…[Read more]

  • This is Francesca’s response to the Blog Roll Roulette Question: “Should the challenges at competitive obstacle races differ for males and females?”

    It is generally noted that most women have roughly 60-70% strength of that of most men.

    In some races such as Spartan, weighted obstacles are less for women, however, we climb the same walls,…[Read more]

  • This is Andy W’s response to the Blog Roll Roulette Question: “Would you regularly promote a brand on your personal Facebook feed in exchange for reduced price clothing or products?”:

    There’s no denying everyone loves a freebie – but what cost should that freebie come at?

    Personally I take care over my social media presence – only posting to add…[Read more]

  • Kicking things off with Toni’s Blog Roll Roulette entry:

    Race prep: Which bra will stop them jiggling about like wrestling jellyfish? Will it be cold? (Think race photos! Peanuts anyone??)

    Obstacles: They catch on top of walls, (boob hook?) in cargo nets and, probably the worst, sliding down inverted walls! You flip over and let go; suddenly…[Read more]

  • Kicking things off with Adam’s Blog Roll Roulette entry:

    “Elite” is a term I am not a fan of, the fact is there are very few elite OCR athletes worldwide. Elite is a go-to term because it’s how some races name their first wave (with no qualifying requirements to define if competitors were high level runners or just booked early). The funny thing…[Read more]

  • Kicking things off with Rosanna’s Blog Roll Roulette entry:

    Pippingford Park is a great choice. A vast expanse of woodland and parkland with hills, streams and bogs giving endless route possibilities. Unlike last year it’s a neutral venue, so no moaning about anyone having a ‘home advantage’. Yes it’s a long drive for some but surely that’s part…[Read more]

  • Kicking things off with Alex’s Blog Roll Roulette entry:

    This depends on whether you want to be at the forefront of an industry, or a tagalong. Innovator or Follower.

    If we want OCR to grow and be seen as a legitimate sport, we have to look seriously at the approach of a lot of events. Of course there will be overlap and similarities, obstacles…[Read more]

  • Kicking things off with James Appleton’s Blog Roll Roulette entry:

    Woe, woe upon all chaps of OCR are these sensitive gentleman’s plums. After countless races in one-size-too-small compression shorts, through repeated and spine-curdling mangulation atop innocent-appearing 6ft walls, and dark years of withering arctic winds in the frozen Killing…[Read more]

  • Kicking things off with Adam’s Blog Roll Roulette entry:

    When Pete asked me to write 150 words about hashtags, the first question I asked myself was “what is a hashtag?” Then I realised he actually meant #nashtag. Poor confused Mudstacult Leader. The next question you have to ask yourself is:…[Read more]

  • Kicking things off with Ian’s Blog Roll Roulette entry:

    Tough Mudder – The Marmite of OCR

    Some love it, some hate it, some say it’s not even a race but a challenge (although World’s Toughest Mudder is an OCRWC qualifier).

    Whatever it is, it is popular internationally, with a global turnover of $100 million in 2014, despite its shady past.…[Read more]

  • Kicking things off with Ami’s Blog Roll Roulette entry:

    If I were someone who could comfortably complete all obstacles, I’d smugly say, ‘Yes, of course completion should be mandatory.’ but I’m not; not only am I the wrong side of six foot, I’m also quite lazy. This puts me in camp forfeit.

    On the one hand, we’ve got to make sure that a speedy…[Read more]

  • Kicking things off with Tim’s Blog Roll Roulette entry:

    Quite an easy one for me, as it’s something I’ve been looking into a lot recently. I’ve put the years of OCR podium chasing behind me now & looking to do fewer events but ones I’m passionate about. One challenge has been sat at the back of my mind for a while now: The Fire and Ice 250km U…[Read more]

  • Kicking things off with Stuart’s Blog Roll Roulette reply:

    Yes, it is!!! It’s obviously a problem with a lot of events where people have paid up, got sponsorship and are all psyched up to do the event so feel they have to do it. The pull of the ‘must do three events to qualify for the bigger medal’ will also encourage people to compete or compl…[Read more]

  • To be honest, I’ve given up and now always roll in with “Have you heard of Tough Mudder? It’s like that… but there’s waaaaay more out there that you might not have heard of, but most definitely should!”

    It just cuts to the inevitable chase and allows the conversation to roll 🙂

  • To be honest, I’ve given up and now always roll in with “Have you heard of Tough Mudder – it’s like that… but there’s waaaaay more out there that you might not have heard of, but most definitely should!”

    It just cuts to the inevitable chase and allows the conversation to roll 🙂

  • Kicking things off with Ella Conor’s Blog Roll Roulette entry:

    Mains electricity is marvelous. I’m totally cool with it doing the lighting and heating thing. I just don’t want it coursing through my nervous system. Crazy, huh? It’s not because I’m scared of tough obstacles; it’s because I run obstacle races to achieve things. I train for faste…[Read more]

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