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About ReallyDerekRoss

Derek Ross is on a #300RaceMission. This mission consists of 5K's, 10K's, Trail Races, Savage Races, Tough Mudder's, Spartan Races, you name it, he is running it, maybe have run it, or preparing to run it. He also loves documenting his mission and coaching others along the way on how to be consistent while running so many races. Being a Certified Group Fitness Instructor and a Run Injury Prevention Specialist has given him a ton of information that he uses to assist him on his mission. He is truly looking for all the small advantages he can get to having his body operate at an optimal level to eliminate injury. Derek is also a fitness brand ambassador with multiple companies, such as Davidson's Organic Teas, Terrain Racing, and Move More Fitness. Plus, he is a USAOCR member and Spartan Race Street Team Member. The thrill of running and racing OCR is his new norm. Derek appreciates the OCR industry and all its challenges. He is especially honored to be chosen to be a Mud Run Guide Contributor, his goal as a contributor is to share his experience, provide solid race recaps, and deliver honest and noteworthy golden nuggets of advice, which will give readers a better insight into participating in OCR races.

Race Recap: Tougher Mudder Virginia 2019

By |June 14th, 2019|

Is Tough Mudder on your bucket list? This year's race at Silver Lake Regional Park in Haymarket, VA, brought the challenge and the turnout was ridiculous.

Race Recap: Rugged Maniac Virginia 2019

By |May 13th, 2019|

The Virginia Motorsport Park location has been home to the Rugged Maniac for many years. The May 4th, Rugged Maniac provided another great OCR experience.

Warrior Dash Atlanta Georgia 2019 Race Review

By |April 19th, 2019|

Warrior Dash Atlanta blew competitors out of the water with a new obstacle and had everything this OCR fanatic needed to have a great time.

Spartan Race Expo Courses: An Intro to OCR

By |January 22nd, 2019|

Need a simple introduction to OCR? A Spartan Race Expo short course can be a great initiation to Spartan Races.

Admiring OCR Greatness: Mariane Lirio

By |October 22nd, 2018|

Earlier this year, I had what felt like a chance in a lifetime to interview Mariane Lirio. Me reaching out had a lot to do with how impressed I was with Mariane Lirio in the OCR circuit. Do any of you know of a Mariane Lirio? Or, better question, how many of us sleep on the prowess most women have in the OCR industry?

Race Recap: Spartan Ultra Beast Killington Vermont

By |September 27th, 2018|

On Saturday, September 15th, 2018, I sat in my car with no medal, no t-shirt, no photo representing my Spartan glory. How dare I assume you could just show up and demolish a Spartan Ultra Beast Killington Vermont. Seriously, I'm kind of embarrassed. Looking back, I simply did too much.

Race Recap: Warrior Dash Maryland 2018

By |August 29th, 2018|

On Saturday, August 11th, 2018, Warrior Dash brought it's Elements Tour to High Point Farm in Clarksburg, Maryland. Not even a weekend dominated by the renowned North American Obstacle Course Racing Championships (NorAm) could distract Warrior Dash faithful.

Race Recap: Terrain Racing West Virginia 2018

By |July 6th, 2018|

While arriving at the Terrain Race on June 23rd, 2018 in West Virginia few indicators stood out about how this race was going to go down. Mud was the theme of the day. From participants covered in mud to a festival that looked like a war movie set in some remote jungle.

Race Recap: National Stadium Spartan Sprint

By |May 23rd, 2018|

Spartan exceeded my expectations from last year's race. It's almost like someone walked around prior to setting up the race and said, "I got them this year."

Race Recap: Virginia Rugged Maniac

By |May 21st, 2018|

The race day weather in Virginia for the Rugged Maniac on Saturday, May 5th, 2018, was perfect. On this scenic day, it literally felt like an obstacle course racing family reunion, full of games like Cornhole, giant outdoor Beer Pong, fitness competitions, and food options galore. Sure, providing a festival area, which includes a mixture of activities at obstacle course races is nothing new.

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