Nervous chatter. Remember that? It’s the sound you heard when you walk into an OCR, and you’re surrounded by people who haven’t run many of them before. They see the obstacles, off in the distance, and wonder how they’ll do it. They hear the announcer pumping the next wave up and turn to their friends … “what the hell did you get me into?"
Tough Mudder 2.0 arrived in SoCal last weekend bringing along Classic Obstacles Revamped, New Obstacles, Camaraderie, Challenges, and Good old fashion OCR fun. Although, fun is an understatement . Tough Mudder is not a race but a challenge an experience like no other.
Brakken Kraker takes an in depth view of the competitive OCR circuit in 2014, an analysis of trends in the industry and looks forward to next year.
This is the second year that I have participated at the Rock Solid Mud Run in Englishtown, NJ. It is a race that is literally in my back yard – how can I not attend? Raceway Park in Englishtown is completely flat -- but the obstacles, trail running and swimming will challenge you.
As I was reflecting and perusing photos from this weekend's Reebok Spartan Race World Championships, I couldn't help but visibly notice the lack of standardization in a race where so much was on the line. Spartan Race, I do sincerely love your events and believe you guys put on some of the most difficult and awesome physical sporting events in the entire world... this is a constructive piece of criticism that I've been distilling with my observations over the past few years with the growth of this company and sport.
Mudrunguide.com is proud to announce our newest contributor, Jonathan Watson (The Ultimate Weekend Warrior), from JWatson TV. Jon will be bringing his "Mud Level View" to you from Mud Runs & Obstacle Races all over the USA.
Follow along with Jon as he takes you through action and gives you multiple angles of all the obstacles you encounter during the Savage Race. Watch as he tries to out-trick the organizers to get over a water element - only to told that wasn't a valid route. Live and learn!
Everyone's chasing something in life; the perfect job, a loving spouse, more money, a nicer car, and all the trappings of a good life - the "stuff" that we all seem to want more and more of. While you’re pursuing any of these goals, you’re being chased as well; a co-worker is eying that promotion you had your heart set on, that potential soul-mate surely has other suitors, the impending zombie apocalypse, and all the while sand continues to trickle down the bulb of Father Time’s hourglass in the race against our own mortality.