About John W

John is a writer and photojournalist based in Homestead, Florida. A nature photographer and silver-haired obstacle course racer (OCR)...and we use the term "racer" quite loosely here. Through his writing and photography, he shares his love of OCR, health, fitness and nutrition as well as his love for science, nature, astronomy, space, the environment and our National Parks.

Behind the Scenes: BattleFrog Build Atlanta – Getting to Play on the Obstacles!

By |November 12th, 2015|

Most obstacle course racing (OCR) builds have one simple rule...outside the basic safety rules...and that is 'don't play on the obstacles'. Play, of course, can be defined many ways, but short of going to trial over it, they mean trying them out. Mostly because they may not be finished....which can be very embarrassing if you pull down an incomplete obstacle while you're supposed to be putting up barriers somewhere else.

Are We Expecting Too Much From Our Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) Events?

By |November 10th, 2015|

Personally, I used to spend a lot of my time Indoors...but that was before obstacle course racing (OCR) came into my life. Now I spend an inordinate amount of my time Outdoors. Building courses, volunteering at races and running events. Why? Because OCR events happen Outdoors...of course!

Humor: Designing Your Own Obstacle Race

By |November 3rd, 2015| hard could it be to put on an Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) event?! Why should those big race promoters make all the money? After all, it's just a bunch of people paying to run through dirt and mud, right? So...if you're ready to take the plunge and cash in on the exploding sport of OCR, here are some tips to make your event one to remember!

Obstacle Course Racing in 2016 and Beyond – Olympic Sport, Accreditation, Safety

By |October 28th, 2015|

Hard to believe that the sport of obstacle course racing (OCR), as we know it today, is only seven years old in the United States. In the afterglow of the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships (OCRWC) and the upcoming "off-season" for US OCR races, it seems an appropriate time to look at where the sport is right now and what is brewing for 2016...and beyond.

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