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World OCR Rankings – April 2019

This month sees huge changes in our worldwide OCR rankings for both males and females, whilst there are no surprises in who makes up the top 3 women, you may be surprised to see Lindsay Webster (CAN, 3) knocked from the top spot by both Mericle (USA,1) & Hammond (USA, 2). Nicole Mericle has had…

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OCR Community: What We Miss About OCRWC

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Hands up. Who’s felt things are a little bit… lacking lately? There’s something missing isn’t there? I know Spring is coming and we have that to look forward to, but for me it’s just not cutting it. The annual event of the OCR World Championships also coincides – for many of us- with a brief…

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What To Expect At Your First Obstacle Course Race

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You’re taking on your very first Obstacle Course Race, whether it’s a Spartan, Tough Mudder, or the open 7km at the OCRWC. Maybe you’re running elite and hoping to compete, or perhaps you’re running with a group of friends for charity. Chances are you’re probably a little bit nervous, and wondering what’s going to happen….

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How To Get More Out Of Your OCR Season

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OCR is addictive. We joke about it, but it really is. When you discover the sport, you want more. When you get your first taste of what it could be like to run faster, perform better, you want to grab it. The community is small and friendly, and you want to be a part of…

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Veloforte’s Bars and Bites to be the Official Nutrition at London’s 2019 OCR World Championships 

It’s a perfect match. Adventurey and energy-bar maker Veloforte are teaming up again October 11-13 for the 2019 OCR World Championships in London, where they will introduce the official OCRWC energy bar! Fortified with Veloforte’s award-winning, all-natural blend of balanced, recovery-inducing nutrients, the souvenir-style packaged goodies will be available in the village and at the…

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OCR Training Plan For Beginners

Women at the starting line of an ocr race, racing with integrity.

So you’ve qualified for the OCR World Championships and you want to make sure you keep that all important band, but where do you start? With the right training and with enough confidence and belief you can take on nearly any Obstacle Course that is set out in front of you. The physicality required to…

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5 Reasons to Race in the U.K.

OCR World Championships in the U.K.

As OCR fever continues to grip the world, it’s becoming easier and easier to find races just about anywhere on the planet. But for me, it’s hard to beat an OCR in good old Blighty. This isle has a lot to offer when it comes to the sport. The Birthplace of OCR Yes, I know…

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Are You an OCR Addict? The 5 Stages of Your First OCR

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No matter how seasoned a pro you are, every single one of us from the newbie, to the World Champ had to do their first race one day, and if you didn’t go through these classic symptoms, well, then I’ll eat my inov-8s… Denial You’ve seen the adverts, you’ve got a friend or coworker who…

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Obstacle Difficulty: Can Ultra-OCR Be Too Hard?

Person in cleats standing at the finish line of an obstacle course.

Previously, we discussed obstacle course difficulty for both cash prize OCRs and Championship level OCRs. This week we are talking my personal favorite aspect of the sport, Ultra-OCR.   I define Ultra-OCR, as I did in my book, Mud Run Guide’s Ultra-OCR Bible, as races where the winner finishes in 5+ hours or the race is…

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OCRWC Top 10 OCR Athlete Rankings – March

We are proud to introduce: OCR World Championships Top 10 OCR Athlete Rankings. Here at the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships we are always looking to push boundaries, develop the sport, and improve for the athletes, as well as our fans. Whilst we work hard on innovation for our races, designing the most exciting courses…

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OCR Etiquette: A British Guide to the OCRWC

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As we all know, the OCR World Championships will be returning to the UK this year, and us Brits love our etiquette guides, so here’s your handy and concise go to for the do’s and don’ts of Obstacle Course Racing. It may seem pretty straight forward, but I’ve noticed in my time in OCR that…

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Obstacle Difficulty: Can OCR Championships Be Too Hard?

Woman climbing up obstacle course wall with rope.

Last week I talked about obstacle difficulty for cash prize OCRs and if they can be too difficult. This week we are talking about OCR Championship level races like OCR World Championships and North American World Championships.   Before we start, the standard definitions I’m using are: Elite: Qualified for Pro Wave of OCRWC, but may…

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