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1st person tales from the trenches. Recapping the highlights of obstacle races, training, bootcamps and more.
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We were at the most brutal OCR in the UK and the oldest OCR worldwide, the last Tough Guy The Original event ever. Here’s what happened.

We were at the most brutal OCR in the UK and the oldest OCR worldwide, the last Tough Guy The Original event ever. Here’s what happened.

7 Reasons why you should complete an obstacle course race this year

7 Reasons why you should complete an obstacle course race this year

Obstacle racing has been picking up steam as a sport lately and it’s undeniably added a certain edge to the world of ultra and running competitions.

A list of the most common misconceptions that OCR enthusiasts love to talk about. Some of these are funny, others might offend you.

A list of the most common misconceptions that OCR enthusiasts love to talk about. Some of these are funny, others might offend you.

The love for running must be forged one run at a time. More often than not, runs might come out as boring, especially those you have to run in a straight line… for miles. You probably know what I’m talking about. Sometimes I can’t help, but keep trailblazing my own way — I call it the …

The love for running must be forged one run at a time. More often than not, runs might come out as boring, especially those you have to run in a straight line… for miles. You probably know what I’m talking about. Sometimes I can’t help, but keep trailblazing my own way — I call it the …

Big congrats goes to back-to-business #ocr legend hobbie call and olympic athlete and '15 champion zuzana kocumova - both are #spartanrace world champions!!! Superb news!

Big congrats goes to back-to-business legend hobbie call and olympic athlete and champion zuzana kocumova - both are world champions!

Tired of taking trash bags to every OCR event? For a more pleasant post-race experience, there's now an easy-clean, more compact solution: a KitBrix bag!

Tired of taking trash bags to every OCR event? For a more pleasant post-race experience, there's now an easy-clean, more compact solution: a KitBrix bag!

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Tired of taking trash bags to every OCR event? For a more pleasant post-race experience, there's now an easy-clean, more compact solution: a KitBrix bag!

two races in a day spartan race back to back

Crucial tips that helped me not only perform well in two back-to-back races in a single day, but also speed up my recovery. Ice cold baths to fuel you'll need.

Obstacle mud race dangers bacteria disease

Lurking in the mud: dangerous diseases in obstacle races - GRITCAMP

@gritcamp's photo: "our editor Helena's knees after her first #ocr today(#warriorrun): bruises upon bruises and deep cuts. Surprisingly she's hooked and wants more. next time: spartan stadium race! #immortals #ocrgirls #running #spartanrace #toughmudder #spartantraining #finisher #spartanchick # toughmudder #obstaclerace #obstacleracetraiming #fitchick #battlescars"

our editor Helena's knees after her first today( bruises upon bruises and deep cuts. Surprisingly she's hooked and wants more. next time: spartan stadium race!

@gritcamp's photo: "This is Ian, a spartan in his 60s we had an honour to team up with last year. Finished with no visible struggle on the outside, nor any excuses. You only start aging and get old when you stop moving - if you don't use it, you'll lose it. #mondayinspiration #spartanrace #spartan #noexcuses #mudrace #ocr #toughmudder #grit #perseverence #spartanup #fitfam #fitchallenge #spartantraining"

This is Ian, a spartan in his we had an honour to team up with last year. Finished with no visible struggle on the outside, nor any excuses. You only start aging and get old when you stop moving - if you don't use it, you'll lose it.

@gritcamp's photo: "#allianzpark was packed today, thousands of people and countless stairs.. #spartan #spartanrace #spartantraining #grit #toughmudder #battlefrog #warriordash #ocr #obstacles #aroo #fitness #noexcuses #fitfam #instafit #spartanfit #running #workout #obstaclerace #mudrace #motivation #stadiumrace #saracens"

was packed today, thousands of people and countless stairs.

@gritcamp's photo: "Just finished the #spartanrace at #allianzpark, very first stadium race in the UK. Kudos to @spartanraceuk For arranging this superb experience. video, report article and more coming soon on grit camp #spartan #spartanrace #spartantraining #grit #toughmudder #battlefrog #warriordash #ocr #obstacles #aroo #fitness #noexcuses #fitfam #instafit #spartanfit #running #workout #obstaclerace #mudrace #motivation #uk #saracens #stadiumrace"

Just finished the at very first stadium race in the UK. Kudos to For arranging this superb experience. video, report article and more coming soon on grit camp

@gritcamp's photo: "Very first #stadiumrace in uk kicked off last night in #allianzpark and we made an action reel + quick review of what happened, head to grit.camp to check for more.. #spartan #spartanrace #spartantraining #grit #toughmudder #battlefrog #warriordash #ocr #obstacles #aroo #fitness #noexcuses #fitfam #instafit #spartanfit #running #workout #obstaclerace #mudrace #motivation #gopro #actioncamera / @spartanraceuk"

@gritcamp's photo: "Very first #stadiumrace in uk kicked off last night in #allianzpark and we made an action reel + quick review of what happened, head to grit.camp to check for more.. #spartan #spartanrace #spartantraining #grit #toughmudder #battlefrog #warriordash #ocr #obstacles #aroo #fitness #noexcuses #fitfam #instafit #spartanfit #running #workout #obstaclerace #mudrace #motivation #gopro #actioncamera / @spartanraceuk"

Spartan Race Sprint - London South 2014, action video

Anyone who has completed an obstacle race will tell you that it's as much of a mental game as it is physical - if not more. To help you develop your mental game, we'll discuss books and other ways of training your brain muscle.

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