My passion and love for Obstacle Course Racing has transcended into recruiting some of the MRPT Experience community members into our own OCR team.
Founded in 2018 we took on Tough Mudder North-West first, this then lead to Born Survivor and Tough Mudder North-West again in 2019.
In 2019 I was selected to be a Born Survivor and Tough Mudder Ambassador, and again for the 2020 and 21 seasons. In February 2020, I completed one of the first Obstacle Race coaching course in the country. I am a qualified UK Obstacle Sports Federation coach, under World OCR, which is obviously a great honour and privilege that I am now one of 30 coaches in the country to have this qualification.
Over the last 18 months we have got together to do indoor gym and outdoor training sessions. This is designed to help team members improve on aspects of fitness that relate to obstacle course racing.
After competing for Team UK at the 2019 OCR World Championships as an age group athlete, 2020 was shaping up to be a really good year, with more experience and knowledge I was looking to enhance the Mud Tribe's abilities. We have recruited new members to the tribe and we were extremely excited for the new season. However, Covid-19 Has spoilt everyones plans for 2020 and that year does not count, and our aspirations will have to remained high for 2021.
My 2021 turned out pretty well for me individually Achievements so far...
June, Ram Run - First wave winner.
July, Spartan - Super AG 16th place, Sprint AG 12th place.
July/August Tough Mudder Yorkshire - Saturday Tougher 4th place, Sunday Tougher 3rd place.
August Europe's Toughest Mudder - Age Group Champion (35-39)
September - Tough Mudder NW 4th place male, Tough Mudder LS 8th place male
October - Virtual London Marathon 3hrs 44 mins, 10k PB 42:07. Completed first Hyrox competition in Birmingham.
My 2022 race season started off really well as I qualified for the Spartan European Championships. But injury at the end of June and then a two week stay in hospital with a bacterial infection has sadly brought my season to a close.
If this is something that you feel could help you challenge yourself and improve your fitness levels, or you want to become apart of the Mud Tribe please get in touch as I have the experience and knowledge to know what it takes to compete and succeed in this sport.