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Core Strength and OCR

By |January 11th, 2018|

Core Strength and obstacle course racing go hand in hand.  A strong core is necessary to complete many of the obstacles we encounter during a race and it even plays a role in our running form.  By improving our core strength we can improve our race day performance and decrease our risk of injury.

Avoiding Burnout During the OCR Season

By |January 8th, 2018|

Athlete burnout is very common in the world of obstacle course racing. With events taking place year round, there is often not enough time to step away from the sport to decompress and refocus. As we begin the new year and a new race season, let's take a moment to look at the risk factors for burnout and develop a plan of action in the event you experience any of these symptoms.

OCR 101: Hill Training

By |November 27th, 2017|

Hill training is one of the most important components of a solid OCR routine. Learn the basics of hill training in this OCR 101 article.

The 2017 OCR World Championships Race Experience

By |October 23rd, 2017|

You could feel the nervous tension in the air at the OCR World Championships at dusk on Thursday night. In 12 short hours, the first racers of the weekend would be taking their mark.  Athletes from 67 different nations were congregating around the obstacles as the finishing touches were being made.  Strategies were developing and although we did not speak the same languages, you could tell we were all thinking the same thing; this course is going to be brutal.

OCRTUBE: Bonefrog Challenge Florida 2017

By |February 27th, 2017|

Bonefrog Challenge kicked off their 2017 season making their first stop in Florida over the weekend. Arnel Banawa of OCRTUBE was on hand to capture all the action from this expanding race series. Bonefrog Challenge three distances from a 5k to the eight-mile "Challenge" course with 30+ Obstacles, and the "Tier 1", 11+ mile with 50 obstacles. With all these options there is something for everyone at a Bonefrog Challenge.

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Matt Willis and Beni Gifford Discuss the Return of Alpha Warrior

By |November 22nd, 2016|

Alpha Warrior made a splash years ago in the obstacle racing scene only to go silent. However, the company did not go out of business instead they readjusted their priorities and obstacles. Alpha Warrior recently returned to the obstacle racing world in San Antonio, Texas.

Race Review: Hardcore Mudd Run

By |September 23rd, 2016|

The weekend of September 10th and 11th I got to attend an OCR called the Hardcore Mudd Run (HMR). Since the event is put on by firefighters and was occurring the weekend of September 11th, it seemed like a cool event to attend. As with most small OCRs that put on few events throughout the year, it had a mix of good and bad.

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Race Recap: BoldrDash at Rocky Point

By |September 15th, 2016|

For the past several years, the popular BoldrDash racing series has been a staple in Rhode Island. This year, they decided to try a new venue at Rocky Point Park located on the Narragansett Bay. The iconic spot was once a beloved amusement park until it closed down back in 1995. BoldrDash is hoping to breathe some life into the area once again and help rekindle old memories.

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Race Recap: 5K Foam Fest Canada – St. Bruno, Quebec

By |September 13th, 2016|

Every now and again we have to participate in the ‘fun’ events to find our inner child. We decided to head to the south shore a few hours from our home to 5K Foam Fest Canada to bring in the fun for the holiday weekend. While the US version of the event has come and gone the Canada series continues to hold strong.5K Foam Fest was held at the St. Bruno Ski Resort in St. Bruno de Montarville, Quebec. This resort has easy access to the local highway and has an elevation of approx. 525 feet spread out over 50 acres.

Race Recap: Gladiator Rock’n Run Rose Bowl

By |September 2nd, 2016|

Gladiator Rock'n Run is in the books, and as was the case last year, it was a really good time. I originally was just going to spectate and cheer on the masses and catch up with my OCR family. But when #MRG needed someone to step up and run the race, I said why not!! [...]

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