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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.