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World OCR Rankings – August 2019

With the South African Championships, the end of the US Spartan Series, and Spartan Morzine all taking place this month, our committee has had their hands full ranking our incredible athletes in the World OCR Rankings. After winning the Spartan US Series, plus taking 3rd place in Utah Sprint, and 1st in the Utah Super,…

5 Reasons Why Every OCR Athlete Should Run an Open Wave

Hands up how many of you have specific goals in OCR? Improve your time, improve obstacle proficiency, qualify for #OCRWC, #NorAm, or the Euros? With this in mind we should consider that sometimes the best way to reach our goal could be to take a step back, or that even, we don’t need to be…

MudGear to Host the After Party at the 2019 North American Obstacle Course Racing Championships

The North American Obstacle Course Racing Championships aren’t just about competing, they’re about connecting with other athletes. So, this year, Adventurey has teamed up with MudGear for the after-party of the year! The mixer kicks off at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, race weekend (Aug. 9-11) at the Stratton Base Camp Bar located at…

World OCR Rankings – July 2019

All eyes were on Europe this month, with not one but three championship events. The OCR Series Final, The Spartan European Championships, and the OCR European Championships, and the World OCR Rankings reflects this. With wins at not only Spartan, and the OCR Series Final- his first OCR events of the season with very little…

OCR Obstacle Training: Hanging Traverses

While Skull Valley and Pipe Dreams initially appear vastly different, they actually hold many training and technical aspects in common. That is why I have chosen to combine them for this final article in the series.  Skull Valley is named for the skull shaped rock climbing holds, which must be traversed using grip strength in…

Force5 to showcase Over-Under, and the Gibbons Experience at the 2019 North American OCR Championships

Every year, Adventurey pushes the limits to give athletes the ultimate obstacle course racing experiences. And this year, with the help of longtime partner and world-renowned grip maker Force5, they’ve taken the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships and the North American Obstacle Course Racing Championships to unprecedented heights! In addition to being the official grip of both events, Force5 is gracing the…

World OCR Rankings – June 2019

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…

OCR Obstacle Specific Training: Skitch

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…

OCR Obstacle Training: 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…

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…

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…

OCR Obstacle Training: Vertical Ascents (Rope Climb and Caving Ladder)

The caving ladder and rope climb are two very different obstacles, but they both require full body control with an emphasis on upper body and can be made drastically easier through the use of proper technique. Here are the key training tips:  Have a Technique Ready For both of these obstacles you need to have…