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Read our latest training tips and news updates here…….

Our favourite running tips


We’ve collated a few of our favourite running tips for beginners, intermediates and advanced runners. These are key tips to bear in mind when training for any type of race, whether it be your first ever 5K, or your fiftieth marathon. We hope you find these helpful!

Four dietary tips for aspiring long distance runners


If you’re thinking of taking part in a long distance race you might be looking to increase the frequency and intensity of your training sessions. A key thing to remember when upping the ante of your training…. don’t forget to also adjust your diet!

Father’s Day: The day to give thanks to your dad, your hero!


Dirty Hero is all about celebrating heroes, whether they are living or past, real-life or fiction, everyone has their own reason for believing in a hero and everyone is entitled to that belief. To celebrate Father’s Day we have put together a little more about why heroes are so important, and why parents, in particular […]

What to expect from Dirty Hero!


This epic OCR event has been designed to test your physical and mental ability, all the while, creating opportunities for each and every one of you to help, encourage and cheer on other fellow heroes throughout the course. Being a “hero” could mean proving to yourself that you can take on the challenge and complete […]

Don’t forget these 7 things for your next OCR event!


Heading to an OCR event? Don’t leave the house without these 7 things….

Six Reasons You’re Not Getting Fitter!


You workout regularly, you eat right, you’re doing everything you can and still you’re not seeing the results in the mirror that you are hoping for week in, week out? Sound familiar? There are many reasons that you may not be getting fitter….here are 6 reasons that might be impacting your workouts!

How to protect your knees when running!


One of the most common running ailments is runner’s knee, which can negatively affect your training, or even worse, leave you completely unable to run! We have put together a list of our top tips to protect your knees, however all cases may vary and if you have any on-going issues please consult a professional.

Needing some inspiration to start a morning workout routine?


Article by: Amy Schlinger / (Jun 24, 2016) Do you plan a workout for the evening, but then something comes up—a happy hour, a deadline for work, or maybe even a Tinder date? And there goes your exercise for the day! If this keeps happening to you, there’s a logical solution: shift your workout […]

5 signs you are in need of a new pair of kicks for running


Wearing a pair of old running shoes could be the difference in knocking off that final few seconds to get a new Personal Best, old shoes not only slow you down but can also increase your risk of injury. Here are 5 signs to look out for to see if it’s time for your trainers […]

What you DON’T need to do to train for a Dirty Hero event!


People are forever searching for tips and tricks of what training they NEED to do to prepare for OCR events, however there are some myths floating around out there and we’re here to tell you what you DON’T need to be able to do! Heroes to the rescue!!

10 Songs to Add to Your Workout Playlist


Cardio isn’t the only thing being put to the test on this course, between running, strength and agility will also have to do some work, meaning arm day, leg day, tummy day and bum day will all become part of your training routine. However, getting motivated to start your workout, or even finish it, can […]

Get fit in 30 days!


Get “Hero” fit in 30 days and prepped to take on an OCR challenge with this plan from Men’s Fitness!

What Are Heroes Made Of?


While nutrition is important during training, you don’t have to completely sacrifice all the foods you love in order to take your fitness to the next level… a little indulgence can go a long way.

Five benefits of training with a partner

Training with a partner will help spur you on to the next level, writes personal fitness trainer Scott Laidler. (Source: Telegraph, Personal Fitness)

Top Tips for OCR Training


Taking part in your first obstacle course race or just looking for tips to make sure you are ready for Dirty Hero…here are some top tips to get you in shape before race day!

Brand New App for the OCR World!


Tired of bouncing from website to website? Are your spreadsheets and whiteboards difficult to keep updated? Are you looking to fill in your race calendar with events you do not know about? Your problems are solved!

Obstacle Course Race Training – A Dirty Heroes Guide


Training guides are not set in stone to follow lunge by lunge, in fact training for any event like Dirty Hero will vary per person, so make sure to adapt any plan to your own fitness levels!

Dirty Hero Recruits Minster FM Team!


We set the challenge, we infiltrated the ranks, and now we have York’s very own Minster FM team taking on the Dirty Hero challenge! We’ve infiltrated York’s very own Minster FM and challenged the Breakfast’s shows resident DJ’s Ben and Ellie to take on our first challenge event of the year! With some tactical sabotage […]

Dirty Hero Super Circuits

Dirty Hero Super Circuits Training

Dirty Hero will challenge your endurance, your strength and your stamina. So let the training commence! Not trained in a while? Don’t worry! To complete the Dirty Hero obstacle course you don’t need to be an Olympic athlete. All you need is the courage to enter and the determination to finish! This training plan will […]

Welcome to Dirty Hero


Taking place in North Yorkshire, this epic OCR event has been designed to test your physical and mental ability. Whether you are looking to compete in your first ever Obstacle Course Race or just looking for a new challenge in 2017, Dirty Hero is here to shake up your routine and get you pumped up […]