Turning Obstacle’s Into Opportunities - Choosing To Innovate Rather Than To Imitate
Let’s see what the athlete’s had to say about ACTIONMAN OCR #1
Report for the #actionman#ocrevent this past Saturday at #kleinkaribain #Limpopo. I decided to go give this race a go because the #beastchallengewas canceled unfortunately,as this was the first event for the new brand I didn’t know what to expect just hope for the best that I would enjoy it. Myself and Kirsty Raultarrived early morning at the venue and it was raining,standing under one of the tents in the race village waiting to get started because of some delays I could see some familiar faces entering the venue.After a few minutes we were called to the race start for briefing,they had a different way of sending off the athletes with batches of 5 at a time and 5min apart,explaining that the fastest athlete over the course will be the winner so didn’t matter if u were first of your batch or first overall u had to be the fastest. Randomly selected athletes made there way to the start for a pre race warm up as a (Sargent) were getting them ready,I was called in along with Armin Botha, Andrew Christopher Leeburn, Brandon Hulley, Sammy Neland Kirsty Rault. Knowing that we were a strong group my strategy was to keep up with the fast runner Armin as much as I possible,as the race started it wasn’t long before we got our first obstacle,(over and under with a crawl) then a balance beam while holding a car tyre.As we started going up the hill he extended the gap,at some obstacles I managed to get closer just to watch him finish and head off again haha,approaching the sand bag carry I got ready to pick up some heavy bags but almost throwing them away as they were lighter than expected,but what they lacked in weight they made up for in distance with a nice long loop.As I made my way through the last few obstacles with a cool mud monster,a ice bucket and a big jump I crossed the finish line feeling confident in my time and just had to wait for the final results. With the announcement of the results I’m happy to say I finished in 2nd place grabbing a podium spot next to Armin in 1st and Brandon in 3rd the ladies podium Sammy 1st, Talitha Scholtz2nd and Elmarie Van Oudtshoorn3rd big congratulationsto u guys and girls. Congratulationsto Andre De Beerand crew on a well organized race,marshals were friendly and briefed properly,course was marked very well and interesting but yet fun obstacles some adjustments needs to be made for future events but all and all a great race and will recommend it to everyone that loves ocr,if I’m fortunate enough and able to I would definitely do the next one.Thanks to my sponsors #Battlerush, #inov8saand #Liquidsaltfor making it possible for me to race really appreciate it,see u all at the next one .
Actionman yesterday was unlike any other ocr race ,it had many bootcamp tasks u had to do before advancing to the obstaclewhich would tire u out alot before u actually do the obstacleth therewas also tough hills to conquer but all round it was a tough race which I am so lucky to have taken 3rd placethank u Actionman for the great race
Took part in an epic obstacle course race at the ATKV Klein Kariba resort this weekend!The event was really well organised and my family and I enjoyed the day out.Congratulationsto my superhero wife Talitha Scholtzwith her 2nd place and to all the other participants that made podium.It was a privilege to race against some of the top athletes such as Brandon HulleyArmin Botha& Marius Smithand I feel blessed with my 4th place finish.I was super proud to represent the Tactical Quarter Masterbrand once again.You guys really rock!We will definitely be at the next Actionman ocr race!
Great Weekend out for Team OCT South.We participated in the Actionman 1at Klein Kariba. Fantastic venue and setup. Well Done on your first OCR event. Great company with all OCR athletes, Welll Done BR Crew. Super proud of our teams peformance this weekend.
We had a proper OCR party yesterday at Actionman #1 OCR race in Klein Kariba.Serious racing, playing cat obstacle and run mouse with Talitha, unpredictable obstacles, hard trail running, social chats, banter, laughter, strategic sport conversations and relationship building. A beautiful venue, amazingly organized and professional event, perfect weather, solid people and another day ticked in a beautiful life of sport. Very happy with my third place in the 10km.Thank you Actionman, Zoerdoef and your sponsors for the prizes. See you at # 2 Thank you guys for putting a lovely race together!
Yesterday morning we were up at 3:20am to get ready to drive to ATKV Klein Kariba for the first Actionman OCR. It was pouring with rain but we loaded the kids and made our way to the venue.When we arrived the rain had started to die down a little. I was fortunate enough to have gotten an invite from Andre De Beer to the VIP area which was great because we had coffee and breakfast there after. We got called up in batches of 5 or 6 and had to do a pre race warm up. Once warmed up we were off. We had over and unders, a balance beam (holding a tyre) and then as i approached the Tarzan swings i panicked. The ropes were so high and there was no way to reach it. After failed attempts at jumping and grabing Elmarie Van Oudtshoorn joined me. She too could not reach the ropes. We persuaded the marshall to let us build a little step with bricks lying around in the bush. This whole process took so much time. But eventually we could both reach and elmarie swung through with me following and chasing her down. The next difficult obstacle was the Monkey bars. Firstly again too high for the ladies to reach. So we were allowed to use the side pole. From the pole i could pull myself up to the gumpole and got my hand onto the monkey bars. The bars were so thin and my grip was just so tired I dropped down and had to do it again. At this point Elmarie made it through. So attempt no 2 and i got through. Running to catch elmarie again. Running through a technical area that felt like it was all uphill we got to the push ups obstacle. 30push ups which seems easy enough until you get to the parallel bars shimmy. We were told we cannot use our legs and my arms felt so fatigued. There after we had 30pull ups then a killer hill at which point my arms felt like they would never work again. Reaching the top of the hill we had 2 abs exercise obstacles then a gumpole shimmy into cliffhanger. Then we had a sandag carry loop which was probably about 600m? (im not sure about the distance) we had to carry 2 bags.From there we ran through a river, up a rope and through a couple of storm drains. Coming back into the venue we had a skip filled with water, the mud monster, tyres and the last obstacle was the mother of all jumps (MOJ)I think it was a fun and challenging race. I am blessed to have gotten a 2nd place. The prizes were great and we had a fun day out.