Category Archives: Obstacle Course Races

A series of blogs detailing my experiences in respect of Obstacle Course Races

Lean Machine Project : Week 1

I have signed up for the Lean Machine Project to give me a boost going into 2017, and some good nutrition habits to take forward through the year.  It is the brainchild of Mitch Shepherd and Emz Watts, both highly … Continue reading

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Obstacle Course Race Training : Verulamium Park (The Beasting)

“Hi everyone – we are in Verulam park this Sunday – 720 meet for 730 start – please don’t be late as a couple of people need to be off by 915.  Not sure of the plan yet but I’m … Continue reading

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Tough Guy 2017 – A Spectator’s View

The Sunday morning training sessions of the St Albans OCR Training Group (With Coffee & Cake) run by Tony Leary had been leading towards his running of Tough Guy 2017, and I knew a few of the group were going … Continue reading

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Obstacle Course Race Training : Waterford (Trail Running)

This week we were going to a location which was new to me, but one which Nick Day had mentioned to me before, so I was very much looking forward to it.  Tony Leary painted the picture, “We are heading … Continue reading

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Obstacle Course Race Training : Aldenham (Hill Repeats)

We were heading back to Aldenham, with the promise from Tony Leary of “hills, cold water, bridge climbing etc.” and the passing comment, “think it might actually be cold this week.”  We had another good turn out this morning with … Continue reading

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Obstacle Course Race Training : Verulamium Park (8 Goalposts)

I had missed the first OCR training session of 2017, which had been away from St Albans, whilst away in the Lake District, so was looking forward to this first one at Verulamium Park, my home venue, although I was … Continue reading

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Obstacle Course Race Training : Park Wood

If you have been following my obstacle course race training blogs then you will know the sessions are organised and run by Tony Leary.  Well, this one was going to be different, as we headed to Nick Day’s backyard, with … Continue reading

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Obstacle Course Race Training : Verulamium Park (Cathedral Steps)

It was the weekend after the OCR UK Championships and I was about to take part in a training session with two of the age category champions, a training session which promised us the prospect of steps, among other things. … Continue reading

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Obstacle Course Race Training : Verulamium Park (Hill Repeats)

If you have been reading my recent blogs then you will know that I have been training with some elite obstacle course runners on Sunday mornings, in sessions organised by Tony Leary, and now we were back in St Albans … Continue reading

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Obstacle Course Race Training : Aldenham

This was my second Sunday morning obstacle course race training session with Tony Leary, and you can read about the first one here. This one was at at Aldenham, near Watford, which was only a short drive for me, and … Continue reading

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