OCR World Championships 2015 Obstacle Play-By-Play

OCRWC-LogoOCR World Championships 2015 Obstacle Play-By-Play

It’s championship season and 3-Seconds is on hand for the second edition OCR World Championships at King’s Domain near Cincinnati Ohio. This is Adam Kwitko reporting for 3-Seconds, bringing you a play-by-play of key obstacles.

The Men’s elite heat kicked things of at 8am on Saturday, followed by the women’s elite heat at 8:30am, then the age group heats generally separated by 5 year intervals, concluding by the Journeyman heat, totalling about 1,600 qualified runners.

OCRWC featured about 52  obstacles, some being part of the Mud, Guts, Glory permanent course, some specially built for OCRWC and some sponsored obstacles from multiple OCR series.

Morgan Mckay OCRWC
Credit: Morgan Mckay

Obstacles included:

  • Platform Hill
  • Jack’s Link Walls
  • Monkey Bars
  • Wreck Bag Carry
  • Savage Race’s Pipe Dreams
  • Hurdles
  • Cargo Climb
  • Log Clamber
  • Castle
  • Destroyer
  • Toughest’s Dragon’s Back
  • Tire Jump
  • Irish Table
  • Hurdles
  • Long Monkey Bars
  • Over Unders
  • PipesAdam Kwitko OCRWC 1
  • Cargo Climb
  • High Steps
  • Inverted Wall
  • Balance Beams
  • Over Unders
  • Sternum Checker #1
  • Platinum Rig #1
  • Low Crawl
  • Balance Beams
  • Weaver
  • Quarter Pipe
  • Platinum Rig #2
  • Bucket Carry
  • Pinnacle JR
  • Broken
  • Tall Walls
  • Baby Rope Burn
  • Adam Kwitko OCRWC 2Hoist
  • Rope Climb
  • Sneaker Thief
  • Rope Burn
  • Trenches
  • Blackout
  • Tension
  • Polish Traverse
  • Tyrollean Traverse
  • Pinnacle Hill
  • Slide
  • Reunion
  • 12 Footer
  • Sternum Checker #2
  • Tip of the Spear
  • Ramp Wall
  • Skull Valley
  • Warped Wall

OCRWC Elevation Chart My Suunto Ambit 3 Peak edition GPS watch, equipped with barometric altimeter that measured 9.3 miles or 15KMs with 3280 feet or 1000 meters of vertical accent up steep climbs and descent down steep hills, on rocky/technical trails and across 3 water crossings.

Due to the confidential course terrain prior to the race, I ran in my go to OCR shoes, the Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra soft ground editions, which gave me more than adequate grip and drainage without weighing me down.

Women’s Solo Elite PodiumOCRWC Map

  1.      Lindsay Webster – Canada
  2.      Claude Godbout – Canada
  3.      KK Paul – USA

Men’s Solo Elite Podium

  1.      Jonathan Albon – UK
  2.      Ryan Atkins – Canada
  3.      Cody Moat – USA

Women’s Elite Team Podium

  1.      Team Battlefrog
  2.      Team Toughest
  3.      Team Warrior Race South Africa

Men’s Elite Team Podium

  1.      Two Englishman and a Norwegian Defector
  2.      Team Kickass Killers
  3.      Spartan Apex Project

This has been Adam Kwitko reporting for 3-Seconds.com from the 2015 OCR World Championships. What did you think about the OCR World Championships? Let us know in the comments.

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