Welcome to the Bootneck Blog!

 

Check back regularly for all the latest Bootneck Challenge news!

This is the best place to find out about new events, perilous new obstacles, all the latest Bootneck Bootcamp training videos and the continuing adventures of Bootie the Monkey.

You may also see the odd fot while enjoying the tales of a battle hardened Bootneck who really knows how to spin a dit.

Ambassador Profile: Frankie Carr

So where to begin, what has OCR done for me?  Well I'm a wife, mum and 3 years ago weighed 19.5 stone. I was active as a youngster; swimming, cross country and horse riding were my passion and I was selected for the English school cross country championships. After 18 life changed and I went out more, partied and saw friends. Sports slowly drifted out of my life.

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Ambassador profile: Victoria Stone

My experience in OCR started 3 years ago at Ratrace Dirty weekend 2013 and the Spartan Beast later that year. I found the more I did the more I enjoyed it plus I met some amazing friends along the way!

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Becoming an Ambassador

What is an Ambassador?

A Bootneck Challenge Ambassador is someone who is a regular OCR runner and is willing to promote Bootneck Challenge to family, friends, colleagues and other runners.

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What’s the worst that can happen!!!!!!

So you have signed up to your first OCR or you are a seasoned veteran, what IS the worst that can happen? See for yourself in the comments below.

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For the serious runner: A common sense guide to get you faster

High-Traction shoes: Your OCR running shoe is the most essential purchase you’re going to make. It’s all about grip, grip, and more grip, balanced with lightweight uppers. These are the things that must stand up to the rigours of an OCR event. This requires a sound investment. Recent studies would suggest the Talon series of trainers are a good bet. Good for speed and not holding on to the field of mud in the soles, but in my humble opinion durability is not its strongest point.

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Women in OCR - Is it growing?

Yep….you betcha. Recent studies show that the OCR universe has grown from predominantly the elite athletes, friends running with their mates and bearded nutters to a significant increase in female OCR eventers. The current UK industry report from Eventbrite and Mudstacle suggests that Women currently make up 34% of the OCR community. The fantastic thing about the sport is its inclusive nature and distinct lack of sexism and snobbery. There are OCR events that advertise themselves as a female only experience but if you read the latest studies, the amount of female participation in all-inclusive OCR’s is growing.

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Wittering Grange, Wansford, Peterborough PE8 6NR, United Kingdom

Grange Farm is conveniently located between the north Cambridgeshire villages of Wittering and Wansford, within easy reach of Peterborough, Leicester, Nottingham, Cambridge and London.

BOOTNECK CHALLENGE LOCATION

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Bootneck Bootcamp is the opportunity for you to partake in what we call "phys"! What differentiates us from other military units is that 99.99% of Commandos love working out and engaging in all forms of physical activity!

Whether you join us on one of our training days or subscribe to our video workouts, you’ll be sure to be "race fit" for the day to tackle your Bootneck Challenge.

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BOOTNECK BOOTCAMP

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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How old do I have to be to enter?

Who should enter Bootneck Challenge?

What happens if the weather is bad?

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JOIN US ON FACEBOOK & TWITTER

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Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news from Bootneck Challenge.

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REVIEWS

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See what people have to say about previous events:

"Hoofing" event... great crew and fantastic marshals who were well distributed throughout the course, giving directions and loads of encouragement..
Well done & thanks Rachel & Graham
Graham Burton

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MUDSTACLE

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MUD - OBSTACLES - RUNNING
Mudstacle are the hub of the UK's obstacle course racing and mud running community.

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My Sports and More Ltd will be at Bootneck challenge with a great range of footwear, clothing, nutrition and tech.

They are the only company to allow part exchange of your old sports watch towards a new Garmin so have a chat with them on the day.
In addition they will have with them action cameras for hire at just £30. That includes the camera, chest harness and the memory card in the price . So why not hire a camera to record all those muddy memories for just £30.

Check out My Sports and More on Facebook where you can message them and pre book the hire or visit the website at www.mysportsandmore.com

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MY SPORTS & MORE

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The HORSEBOX is coming...

Bootneck Challenge have secured the Horsebox to be at the event across the two days. So once you have finished your challenge you can get warmed up with a great Coffee and Toasted Sandwich!
These are the best toasties you will ever have!
www.thehorseboxuk.com

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GAINZ FITNESS

Bootneck Challenge have partnered up with Gainz Fitness. Along with the Male and Female Winners on both days getting a gift from Gainz, they will also have a stand at the event so you can pick up some awesome Fitness clothing, take a look at their site
www.gainzfitness.co.uk

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