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Race Recap: Tough Mudder New York 2017

July 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Tough Mudder asks, “When Was The Last Time You Did Something For The First Time?” I am going to take it a step further and add, “When was the last time you TRULY felt like part of a team?”

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Training Tuesday: Balance Beam

Balance is a key factor in obstacle course racing and mud run. Whether the beam is fixed, wobbly, zig zag, over water, or some other variation it's still all about balance. Hunter McIntyre and Cassidy Watton show us how to successfully navigate this obstacle racing staple obstacle.

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OCR 101: Should I Duct Tape My Shoes at a Mud Run or Obstacle Race?

Since the beginning of obstacle racing and mud runs people have flocked to the duct tape sections of their local home improvement shop prior to their first event. Somewhere along the way, someone came up with the idea that Duct Tape would be a good tool to helping keep shoes on during a mud run. While most seasoned obstacle racers and mud runners know this will not help keep shoes on many newbies still show up on the day of the event with duct tape on their shoes.

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

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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Episode Recap: American Grit Season 2 Episode 7: Role Reversal

July 24th, 2017|0 Comments

American Grit Season 2 episode 7 starts with the competitors are waiting to see who will return from the double elimination. Richard is apparently really comfortable with the crew as he lets off some gas.

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OCR News Weekly – July 21, 2017

Welcome to OCR News Weekly for Friday, July 21 2017. Tough Mudder goes X, Spartan Doubles up on Palmerton, The OCR World Championships goes long down under, Savage Race, Warrior Dash, Rugged Maniac, Bone Frog and much more!

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

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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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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