East Midlands Obstacle Racers

Nottingham / area training group?

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  • #15144

    Liam Hallam
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    Was talking to the other half and we thought the idea of a locally based ocr/ adventure sports club might be an interesting prospect? (We’re Nottingham and Mansfield based but happy to travel)

    Is anyone in the local area interested in getting together for some training sessions? Whether its running or skills related many of us have abilities we can help develop others regarding. If anyones looking for a training partner/s I know we’d both be intetested

    I know its peak racibg season now as such but what do people feel about this idea?

    #15146

    Dave Yarwood
    Member

    I will keep an eye on this as hopefully buying a house up in that direction. 🙂

    #15162

    Adam Carney
    Participant

    Hi Liam,

    I am Edingley – near Southwell – would love to potentially do some OCR training in the region. Have two small kids though, so time at weekends a bit precious …

    #15181

    Mike
    Member

    I would be up for this but unfortunately I’m a bit too far away to make it feasible.

    I often drive past this place near Lichfield that just looks like it’s screaming out to offer OCR training: http://www.actioncentres.co.uk/whitemoor-lakes

    Obstacle course

    Climbing wall

    #15208

    neil handley
    Participant

    I live in Newark and up for any training especially if obstacles are involved 🙂

    #15391

    Liam Hallam
    Member

    Thanks all for the response, I’m in Arnold myself but don’t mind travel and Newark/ Southwell area aren’t an issue

    We have a full Spartan Race series calendar coming up which means we’ll have limited availability until the winter but imagine most people are concentrating towards imminent events at present

    One suggestion would be setting up a group where each member (voluntarily) chose to be responsible for a training session on a rotating basis- how would people feel regarding this? If someone had a specialism in endurance running they could highlight trails near themselves. I can even put together some awesome nighttime runs through parts of Sherwood Forest if people have a headtorch? It adds a completely different element to pounding the pavement during those long, dark nights. I also know near me there is a Parkour site which offers some obstacle related training potential including an 8ft concrete wall and potential to use park furniture as obstacles.

    I’ve also sent some emails off to local activity centres on what they may have potentially that we could utilise at reasonable rate. The downside is that most aren’t lit in the evenings which limits useability.

    If anyone has any thoughts and ideas going forward it would be great to share. I’ve even looked at the possibility of building obstacles although the downside is transport due to the heavy nature of many items

    #15419

    Adam Carney
    Participant

    Liam – where is the parkour site? I work at City Hospital so not far from Arnold. I occasionally get out for a lunchtime run from there, often going up to Bestwood Woods.

    I’m mainly a runner who throws in the odd press-up or pull-up now and then as Xtraining!

    Just read your ‘introduce yourself’ post – Ive done Beast at Melton Mowbray too – great race!
    Are you doing Dash of the Titan?

    #15420

    Liam Hallam
    Member

    Hey Adam, I live next to Bestwood Country Park and it’s a very good site for training if you like woodland singletrack and lungbusting climbs. I’m usually home early evenings from work otherwise would offer to join you for the odd session (Though happy to meet after work)

    The Parkour site is at Bulwell Forest on the park to the side of the golf course. If you’re making your way from city hospital along the path up Hucknall Road you’ll see the park opposite you as you cross over where EMC tiles is before Tesco where the outdoor gym is. It’s not a big site but has some vertical bars and walls which could make for excellent training possibilities.

    I hadn’t even looked at Dash of the Titan as have the full UK Spartan Race schedule in September so having one weekend off racing seems logical. I’ve recently signed up for the Redbull Steeplechase too (20 miles off-road around Castelton, Edale, Hope and Bamford in October) so will probably head out that direction to do a recon over some of the race route that weekend in preparation- anyone is welcome to join me if they’re in the vicinity September 13th-14th

    #15516

    Adam Carney
    Participant

    Hi Liam – just been up to that parkour site on my lunchrun!

    Had a play on the outdoor gym (I usually use the one on Valley Road), but will leave scaling the wall until after the school holidays are over – less kids and ‘youves’ around then! Has a lot of potential for a bootcamp type session though!

    Cheers for the info.

    #15591

    Liam Hallam
    Member

    Cheers Adam. I’ve found the Yoof actually able to teach me a few things up there- Had a couple of chavs teaching me how to run up the big concrete walls Parkour style so will hopefully be able to put that into practice in training.

    #19054

    Dave Yarwood
    Member

    Thought I would come back on this. After what feels like months of waiting I moved house a few weeks ago, a few miles from Mansfield. Been walking and exploring with my dogs and found a few areas that are good for a run. Must say there are some hills around here. Might have to head off to the Parkour place on a weekend.

    #19074

    Adam Carney
    Participant

    Which side of Mansfield are you Dave? I’m in Edingley, near Southwell, not far away.

    #19075

    Dave Yarwood
    Member

    I’m the other side. Close to Hardwick hall if you know that. Not been for a run yet but really need to get out.

    #22359

    Marc Gemie
    Member

    Hello,

    I’m relatively new to the Mudstacle group but so far i’ve 7 OCR 2015 events under my belt. I was hoping to seek advice from you all if you’d be happy to engage your OCR experience and knowledge please. I’m looking to improve my abilities for wall and rope climbs but in the East Midlands I cannot identify any outdoor gym, indoor venue which would offer the means to practice these obstacles. Love the idea of the Wild Gym at Nuclear Races, however, for frequent workouts the travel time for this location rules it out

    Any advice or information greatly appreciated.

    #22360

    Liam Hallam
    Member

    Marc- theres a place thats opened down at Luttetworth The Obstacle Gym. Not ventured down there but was a little worried that they hadn’t got a website up and running the last time I checked (usually a bad sign from experience)

    If you have a local parkour site that could help (theres one in Nottingham) and Crossfit Hexis is opening this week in Mansfield so should have some climbing ropes in place but its not difficult to find a wall or two Or fences to practice on. Locally it seems that you need to get out and find out where all the best spots to train are and then merge into your own runs etc.

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