OCRWC 2018

Hi everyone! This will be my last race recap for the season and it will be short and sweet.  After racing in Barcelona I had the pleasure of being able to race among the most elite athletes in the world at Obstacle Course Racing Championships.  This event took place at Kelvedon Secret Nuclear Bunker in London, England.  This venue is home to the Nuclear Race series and nothing about this event disappointed.  OCR put on a great event across the board from festival area, racer experience and of course the race itself.  The event started off with a 3k on Friday containing 24 obstacles.  Athletes were released onto the course in waves of 10 at a time and it was a burner considering the venue was very flat and full of grip obstacles.  For those that have not had the pleasure of being apart of this event or are unfamiliar with it the premise of the race is to keep your wristband which signifies 100% obstacle completion.   Unlike other races such as Spartan Race where there is a penalty for not completing the obstacle here you continue to try until you decided you are done and give up your band.  For the 3k on Friday I was able to keep my band which set the mood for the weekend for sure.  I am not going to give a in depth recap as usual but check out the album to see some of the obstacles.  Saturday was a much different story for this event as the distance was a 15k and we were moved to 5 year age groups instead of 10… I forgot to mention an unheard of 100 obstacles to get through this course.  Still a very flat venue but still had its share of terrain challenges such as a LOT of mud and some very, very, very cold water.  I was 60 obstacles in still holding my band and making good time when I hit the first of a few Multi Rig obstacles.  At about 24 feet long and with multiple different grips from ropes, balls, monkey bars, rings, and nun-chucks I attempted this obstacle about 12 times spending more than an hour before finally giving my band up.  For the first time in over 65 OCR events including a couple Ultra Beast Spartan Races I shed tears over not being able to do something.  I moved on through the race only failing two additional obstacles for a total of 97% completion but was not able to keep my band.  Overall I loved the event as well as the camaraderie that happens when athletes from all over the world come together.   Thank you to my wife for capturing some of these moments and allowing us to share our experiences with all of you! Check out the album and my athlete page on FB!

OCRWC 2018

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