Kim Welch (center) on his way across the low rig to a 2nd place finish. Kansas City’s only permanent obstacle course venue, KC Timber Challenge, recently held its final race of the 2020 season. For many brands, COVID has decimated their ability to hold races, but a couple of brands in the Midwest [...]
After wearing HYLETE Helix II shorts for the last couple of years (read the Mud Run Guide review here), I decided to try out some of their other shorts. The first new style of shorts I tried for them was the Verge II. Here is a quick rundown of the shorts and why it may [...]
Now might be a good time to take that long road trip to experience the multi-state brand with the most challenging obstacles in the USA. You’ll get some good practice in for events like OCR World Championships with obstacles like Stairway to Heaven, Cliffhanger (rotating monkey bars on an incline/decline) and Tarzan Swing (their rig).
Chalk is a great tool if you want to rapidly improve you grip strength by drying out your hands and creating a surface with more friction. Although, in most Obstacle Course Races (OCRs), chalk is not allowed as per the rules. However, I still think it can play an important role in your training on [...]
ROKC Olathe literally has the largest rock climbing wall I have ever seen in my life. It is the largest regardless of how you measure it: width, height or overall surface area. I’ve included a picture but the photo doesn’t do it justice, you’ll be in awe at the size of this place.
Blind Pete Cossaboon has been a staple at OCR's for years and is always a crowd favorite tackling obstacles and terrain along with Joey McGlamory - he brings some of his challenges to you with Blind Man Running Series
These pockets make them perfect for your phone, wallet or some gels, especially since walking around after a race I’m often compelled to redo some of my favorite obstacles.