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World OCR Rankings – June 2019

World OCR Rankings - June

It’s (almost) all change in our male leaderboard of the World OCR Rankings with a big shake up from the European contingent, as more races get underway. Alongside the familiar names of Atkins (CAN, 1), Woods (USA, 5), & Kent (USA, 10), this month sees new faces pop up. It’s been impossible to miss the…

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OCR Obstacle Specific Training: Skitch

A man hanging from a skitch obstacle in an ocr obstacle race.

Skitch was first introduced at North American OCR Championships (NORAM) 3k in 2018. The obstacle consists of two horizontal poles that athletes are required to traverse. The tricky part is it is not that is just a traverse obstacle but that it requires using two vertical nunchaku (nunchuck) grips with hooks on them as your…

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OCR Obstacle Training: La Gaffe

la gaffe

In 2017, most of the Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) world was introduced to an obstacle from the mind of OCR Pro, former Olympic Biathlete and Northman, Marco Bedard.  This obstacle, called La Gaffe proved to be challenging for much of the field. As La Gaffe took lots of bands, athletes struggled to figure out how…

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Enduro Prep With Hammer Nutrition

enduro prep with hammer nutrition

If you are planning on racing the Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) Enduro World Championships, you’re going to need to fuel consistently.  Spending 24 hours on the course moving forward requires a constant stream of calories whether you are running the whole time going for the win or simply happy with crossing the finish line after…

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Less Than a Month to Go!

It’s official–LESS THAN A MONTH until we see you out at Dargle Farm on June 8+9, ready to take on the 2019 OCRWC #ENDURO! Are you as excited as we are? Doubtful. We hope your training is preparing you for whatever we (and Mother Nature) decide to throw at you! Check out this workout week…

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Celebrating Moms Who Race: The OCR Journey

Mothers racing in an OCR race, running past the finish line with determination.

To celebrate Mother’s Day we talk to two of our most loved female athletes: two incredible women with very different journeys into OCR, but with one big thing in common, being a Mom who races. Natalie Miano is an Elite racer, and mother of two boys, and Rose Wetzel also an Elite female, and mother…

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World OCR Rankings – May 2019

This month World OCR Rankings sees the first couple of OCR, Atkins (CAN, 1) & Webster (CAN, 1) comfortably top both the male and the female leaderboards. After a strong month for Atkins, including a win at the NJ Spartan Ultra Beast, he retains 1st position, whilst Webster moves up 2 places to clinch the…

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Benny Seymour Week 5 Enduro Workout

Only 5 weeks to go until we see you out at Dargle Farm on June 8+9, ready to take on the 2019 OCRWC #ENDURO. How is your training coming along? Have you started doing some overnight or cold weather training? You never know what you’ll get when you hit the course – it could be…

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How To Overcome the Fear of Failure

overcome the fear of failure

Failure is subjective, but for all of us it is borne from our expectations. What for one would be a failure, for another would be their wildest dreams. Failure comes in many disguises from “people will laugh at me” to “I won’t be strong enough”… from an insecurity of our own personal vision, to an…

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Training for the OCRWC vs Enduro: 5 Big Differences

ocr enduro

     You may be an experienced Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) athlete, racing all across the globe in all different brands.  You’ve earned your trifecta, have a rainbow-colored assortment of headbands and a trophy shelf full of fancy medals.  Well if you are new to the world of Ultra-OCR, you are in for a treat.  Enduro, endurance…

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Represent Your Nation with Pride with Akuma’s Official OCRWC and NorAm Jerseys

Akuma’s country jerseys will be on full display at the 2019 OCR World Championships (Oct. 11-13) in London and North American OCR Championships (Aug. 9-11) in Stratton, VT, as Adventurey and UK sportswear titan introduce specially designed high-performance international jerseys and custom kits, which will reflect each country’s iconic heritage and culture. “The competitive world…

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Ben Seymour Week 7 Enduro Workout

Only 7 weeks to go until we see you out at Dargle Farm on June 8+9, ready to take on the 2019 OCRWC #ENDURO. We hope your training is going as planned…if you need some inspiration or want to try something a little different, here’s another week of workouts from Benny! SESSION 14 rounds8 x Squats8.8 x…

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