It was cold, windy and muddy… but, man’s best friends were brave! Have a look here at these Muddy Puppy images.
Warrior #6 - 16 & 17 September ’17, Tierpoort, Jhb
What a Weekend, The Warrior Race took to a new venue, Tierpoort in PTA! The terrain delivered some technical trails and harder obstacles… but most importantly over 20 000 (and still counting) images of your hero moments! Please sign up to our newsletter above to be notified when the snaps are available, or follow our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts for instant updates. The images are all available here…
The first installment of The Beast went down on Saturday, the 2nd of September ’17. As usual, Thomas Van Tonder took the win in the male savage division, and Michelle Meyer the Female win! Click here to view the pics!
You would imagine animals being the crazy species. Have a look at this wild bunch taking on the Gajiga #12 at The JHB Zoo! View all the photos here!
Muddy Puppy 6 - 12 Aug’17 - KZN
Just when we think they can’t get any cuter, the pups showed us all how to put the fun in OCR. All breeds, all sizes and all ages competing in the Muddy Puppy Challenge at Giba Gorge in KZN. A fun, happy atmosphere filled with barking and sniffing had everyone enjoy the event, participating or not. This has to be one of the best ways to bond with ‘Man’s best friend’ while getting fit and dirty. Click here for more photos…
Jump City Challenge - 8 Aug’17 - GP
Fun, challenging, wet, exciting, you name it, the Jump City Challenge was all of that and much more. All the corners and areas we wished we could enter as a kid had our muscles and lungs aching as we ran through the tunnels and Apartheid Museum, making this run a one of a kind OCR race.
On 4 August ’17, Besnapped hosted the #aTeam Time Trials, held at The Wedge 4×4 Trail. We started off with a 5km trail run, which was just a start of an extremely eventful day. David van Wyk, former Lions physio, was kind enough to extend our knowledge of injury prevention by hosting a strapping course sponsored by Leuko Sports Strapping to help us perform to our full capacity without sustaining or worsening injuries.
After the course, we had our Time Trials where every athlete had to push themselves as far as they could possibly go. Having the team motivate one another was more satisfying than anything else. Each and everyone brought the one thing required for OCR, and that was a lot of heart!
Friday the 4th August the athletes departed to Swaziland to take part in the Swazi escape that had them ride a challenging 6okm Saturday and Sunday, with an elevation of roughly 3 000m.
JP Nortje, owner of Fitcave, attended the race as an ambassador and event photographer. He cycled the whole route taking amazing photos of the beautiful scenery and riders. With his camera on his back, the race took him a total of 13 hours to complete. “One of the things I liked most was being able to be on my bike and delivering an extraordinary service to the race organizers and athletes.”
Catch Me If You Can - 30 July ’17 - GP
A fun trail run filled with excitement and motivation from women everywhere having a blast at Rietvlei zoo farm. They where given a choice between a 5km and a 10km on a route filled with beautiful scenery and great moral support from all the marshals. The cold, nippy morning quickly turned into a nice warm day as the race went on. The ladies were also treated with a lovely Zando goodie bag and great prizes!
After a long trip to Sugar Rush Park in Ballitoville, KZN, we were fortunate enough to be part of one very interesting #OCR event. Zulu Ninja Run incorporated mountain biking, running and obstacle course racing all in one. The brave soldiers took on a 20km cycling trail, followed by a 5km run and finally a 2km obstacle course. Professional #ocr athlete and owner of AOT (Adventure Obstacle Training) Trish Bahlmann aka #tannietrish was supportive of the fact that the race organizers used a different approach by clustering the obstacles together as the last discipline in the race, instead of having them scattered over the duration of the event, adding that “as an #OCR athlete you should be able to do (it) either way regardless of how the layout works” No mercy from this #ocrTannie.
Athletes where welcomed by local Zulu Dancers, setting the pace with their home made instruments at the start and end of the race! “the obstacles were challenging enough for the people doing OCR for the first time or just for fun. Having all the obstacles at the end is different from any other OCR event but the advantage of that is that it is very spectator friendly.” Nedene Cahil came second in the ladies heat.
Dwain Swiegirs promised the same great layout and vibe for the December installment of the race, just bigger and better…
This is what #beastmode Thomas Van Tonder’s had to say about the obstacles and the race in general
“They where wooden mostly, with grips all over. 😀
This was a extra event on the beasts racing calendar, and there was no water obstacles at this event, You did however have the option to do 30 burpies, or a penalty loop if you could not complete the obstacles. This gave everyone the opportunity to finish with a medal and a smile. The course was a 4 km loop that had be run twice, on the first loop we did the fun obstacles of the 4 km course, and on the second loop we had some bonus obstacles, longer rigs and some heavy carries, making it a harder challenge the second time round. There was no big rig or breaking point kind of obstacle, so the whole race was on a high intensity, which is good training if you want to go and compete at a world class OCR race later this year”
These are your podium finishers, follow us on Instagram @besnapped or www.facebook.com/besnapped to stay tuned.
Gajiga #11 16 July ’17 - Red Barn, GP
Dare to run through the zoo at night? Bring your headlight and sign up for the coolest night run around. Your ticket includes entrance to the Zoo for the day. So arrive early, bring the family and enjoy the day before you see the zoo in a different light.
Kids under 5 are FREE!!
R100 – Kids 15 and younger
R250 – Adults (Early Bird
R300 – Adults (On the day)
Spectators – R30
OCT Breakout Challenge #3 8 July ’17 - GP
As most of you know, the 8th of July was the OCT Breakout Challenge! But what you might NOT know is exactly how much fun the athletes had who competed. Every one was challenged on their own level of fitness, stamina and endurance. It was full of challenging obstacles, but just as many super encouraging marshals. “The light drizzle added an unexpected twist. I had a great time on the course with loads of encouragement from the marshals and spectators.”‘ said OCR athlete Daniela Wilkie-Watson.
The weather surely played a major role in the race as a whole, as it challenged even the toughest of athletes. Michelle Meyer described the rain as making the obstacles interesting as they were ” just wet enough to properly test my grip!”.
There was a “good mix of obstacles and running”, and “challenging weather” as mentioned by Sam Gilchrist. Then obviously the prize giving at the end of the race was more than bargained for as “good” prizes were handed out.
According to Bradley Claase, “The run tested every component of a good runner from climbing strength up the hills, fast descents and rocky technical sections.”. We can all agree that the race had challenged all the athletes in the hardest of ways!