Category Archives: Obstacle Course Races

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

Obstacle Course Race Training : Verulamium Park (Circuit)

It feels like a long time since I was last at obstacle course race training on a Sunday morning.  Too long a time.  My life has been dominated by work since the end of 2016 and as a result my … Continue reading

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Obstacle Course Race Training : Waterford (The Quarry)

We were heading back to Waterford (you can read about my first time at Waterford here) and this time we had a target location and were not going for a recce.  “Hi team – next Sunday we are heading to … Continue reading

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Obstacle Course Race Training : Mardley Heath Woods (Spear Throw)

We were going to a new location, and we were going to be using some new kit ! Our coach and leader, Tony Leary, had introduced this one very nicely, “Planning another one of those race simulation type sessions this … Continue reading

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Obstacle Course Race Training : The PT Barn (Monkey Bars)

Road trip !!! Kirsten Whitehouse had organised a trip to The PT Barn for the St Albans OCR Training Group (With Coffee & Cake) (we really need team training tops for the group…) and as my arrangements for the weekend … Continue reading

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Bigfoot Challenge – A Marshall’s View

I had met Coach Tony Campbell through the St Albans OCR Training Group (with Coffee & Cake) on Sunday mornings, so when I saw that his event, Bigfoot Challenge, needed marshalls for their Saturday race in February 2017, I was … Continue reading

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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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