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Tough Mudder Reveals the First-Ever Tough Mudder Bootcamp in Brooklyn, NY

July 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Tough Mudder’s US Headquarters in Brooklyn, NY on the seventh floor of 15 Metro Tech is now home to the first Tough Mudder Bootcamp, where people can come take a 45-minute high intensity interval training workout designed to improve four pillars: strength, power, agility and endurance.

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Badass Women of OCR: Faith Elliott

Speaking of amazing, meet Faith, a former competitive cheerleader. After her first race in 2015, she knew at the finish line that OCR would fill the gap that cheerleading has left behind. Since then, she has been training hard, and learning all about the importance of training hard and resting harder. I wanted to feature her, to show women that Bad Ass Women that come into our sport can come from all different back grounds.

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Shale Hill – Obstacle Racing's Field of Dreams

Driving down the 22A in Vermont, cell phone service goes in and out cows and farms are more plentiful than people. It's not uncommon to get stuck behind a tractor or two driving down the road. Benson, Vermont barely a blip on a map just north of Fair Haven, Vermont is probably best known for maple syrup, and dairy farming. Just past the sign for the town of Benson a large obstacle towers over the corner of a hay field with a small sign on it reading Shale Hill.

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Race Recap – Savage Race New England 2017

Even though Savage Race is a big-name company in the industry, the event in Barre, MA didn’t feel corporate at all. The old school printouts posted on plywood boards before registration with everyone’s name, bib number and start time made it seem very informal and less technical. The OCR community is always very welcoming and inviting, and everything from this Savage Race at Carter & Stevens Farm delivered. I look forward to running this event again next year in 2018.

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Badass Women of OCR: Heather Gollnick

Heather Gollnick was brought to my attention directly by a few people. Not only is she a mother, but she has a pretty impressive history – she is a coach, a Triathalon trainer, a personal trainer, a published author, a motivational speaker and someone who truly embraces the healthy lifestyle that most of us work so hard to achieve on a daily basis.

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OCR World Championships Announces 24 Hour Enduro in Australia for June 2018

July 19th, 2017|0 Comments

The team behind the OCR World Championships is creating a OCR 24 Hour Enduro Championship, to take place outside of Sydney Australia in June of 2018.

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Training Tuesday: Rope Walls with Rungs

Rope Walls are an obstacle that could show up on any mud run or obstacle race. This medium difficulty obstacle can often be challenging for many athletes. It requires just a few tricks to successfully achieve. Hunter McIntyre walks us through how to accomplish this obstacle in a quick tutorial video.

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8 Years of Warrior Dash – A Chat with Co-Founder Ryan Kunkel

Brett got a chance to catch up with Ryan Kunkel, Co-founder of Warrior Dash on the day before their 8th anniversary. These guys talk about the mayhem of their first event all the way up to 3 million Warrior Dash participants later!

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OCR 101: Should I Run Open or Elite?

Many obstacle races offer more than one option when signing up for a race. Typically registration is split up into two categories elite (or competitive) or open heats. Elite and open heats both offer participants the same course and the same obstacles but running in either type of heat can offer a bit different experience.

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Race Recap: Spartan Race Palmerton 2017

The 2017 Spartan U.S. Championship Series made a return to Blue Mountain Ski Area in Palmerton, Pa.  Last year, this  Super course received raved reviews from everyone as a very difficult race with a tremendous focus on the difficult inclines the mountain possesses.  This year, I heard nothing but strong remarks from the many athletes I spoke to.

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