“I have an idea” Joel Hicks, of Always With A Smile said to me, one dark evening way back in February... Now any of you who know, or have heard of Joel know that his mind works in a very special way, an “idea” can range from the sublime (and I'm sure he'll forgive me for saying this...) to the ridiculous: this is what makes “Always With A Smile” so special. However, hearing this words means one thing, something interesting is going to happen! “Tell me” I responded (Anxiously?
Friday night at Burghley House, for the Rat Race Dirty Weekend 2015: Following the excitement of over 1000 runners in their undies, and ready to gear up for the big race the next day, most of the campsite headed to bed early: filled with promises from the Dutch Mud Men that tomorrow “No one sleeps!” I have camped several times, but never for a race, so I was unsure about how I would fare...Luckily the OCR crowd are a fair bit quieter than your general festival campers and a p
With much fanfare and anticipation, we had soon found the mighty Rat Race Dirty Weekend upon us. For weeks leading up to this event there had been excitement, plans, products, schemes...everything a group of OCR fanatics could come up with to make this weekend truly an epic one. I would find myself camping amongst the Dutch Mud Men and Mudstacle, in our own area of the campsite, running in the specially reserved yellow and orange wave, amidst waving flags and plumes of yellow
I'm sure we've all heard it before, when you tell people you do Obstacle Course Racing and they answer by saying “what, like Tough Mudder?” So what's it all about? Tough Guy or Tough Mudder, what’s the difference? For me Tough Guy was my first OCR in January 2013. I was never into road running and wanted to challenge myself. Not knowing anything about Obstacle races I found a race called Tough Guy on the internet. The promo video looked amazing, It looked brutal and like noth