Women's only races are nothing new, and often disputed: many arguing that women only races are sexist and unfair. Personally, I disagree 100% and anything that encourages women to get out there, get moving and get introduced in my beloved sport of OCR is something I am happy with!
On Sunday May 24th Mud Is My Make Up will be taking a team of ladies down to the brand new event "Pretty Tough" set at Alis Arena in Northants. In aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer, this female only race is a 7km dash, run or crawl (depending on how you feel!) through mud, over hills and across obstacles.
Our team will be taking on the course together, a mix of both OCR veterans and some women totally new to the sport. Often women say that they are put off trying a sport such as obstacle course racing as it can seem quite macho and scary, as noted by the This Girl Can Project, women also are often put off joining in with sport through fear of judgement. We hope that this is the perfect opportunity to have a go, and realise that there is no judgement, and that everyone in the OCR Family is welcoming and friendly.
Prices rise from May 3rd, so to get the best price possible we are aiming to get our team signed up before this date, but entries are open until the day. If you wish to join us then please follow the link to our event team page and contact me here