LAST WEEK UKOCR CAUGHT UP WITH THE WORLD OCR LEAGUE TO CHAT ABOUT THEIR UPCOMING LAUNCH AND TO GET AN IDEA OF WHAT THE WORLD OCR LEAGUE IS ABOUT
There is so much happening in the world with OCR at the moment which is great for our sport. We wanted to help ensure that the spirit, competition and fun of Obstacle Course Racing did not become too diluted and give something to the sport that we love, that, without bias, still links it all together.
To be absolutely clear, the WOCRL, supports anything and anyone that is looking to promote our sport. We are not looking for domination or empire building; we just want to build something that everyone can be a part of…. racers, participants and RACE DIRECTORS alike. We also wanted to build something that would help grow our sport into what it should and could be.
OCR is becoming an officially recognised sport; today or tomorrow, this will happen. This will mean some standardisation which is needed, certainly at the highly competitive end of the sport. As we see more and more superb athletes growing in the sport, we need to create tools and systems to measure, record and showcase their performances, in the same way it does in any other sport.
On the other side of this shiny coin, is the diversity of OCR. We will be working to ensure this remains. That there will always be an element of surprise and challenge in the design of the courses and obstacles. Part of the challenge, we believe, is adapting, trying and overcoming the new creative obstacles, designed by our fantastic RACE DIRECTORS and their crews!
The WOCRL is here to help ensure that this unique element of our sport can safely grow.
We also want to help more people participate in OCR because the one thing we ALL can agree on …. OCR is a fantastic platform for anyone to improve the quality of their health and wellbeing! The friends and relationships that have been formed in the mud have helped so many.
Another area that is hugely important are the COMMUNITIES and TEAMS within OCR, who deserve as much support as possible, to help them attract more participants and to create more awareness of OCR. The WOCRL generates an additional revenue stream that these groups will receive.
We are building an information network. The WOCRL will be connecting with local media and regional media outlets to share the events and showcase the growth of our athletes, generating more interest and participation.
The WOCRL was built on all of these ideals.
SO HOW DOES IT WORK?
It has been designed to work on all mobile devices for ease of use. There are three main elements:
The EVENT CALENDAR - Here we are adding every OCR event in the racing calendar. RACE DIRECTORS! It is FREE to add your event!
Your RACE STATS - This is where you will enter your race statics and rate the course after the race/event.
The LEAGUES - There are currently four Leagues:
- The TROPHY HUNTERS League - For all the Races/Events you choose to race in.
- The FUN RUNNERS League - For all the Races/Events you choose to have fun in.
- The RACE DIRECTORS League- Here you will find out how each course was rated, and under which weather conditions.
- The COMMUNITY League - The combined scores of each community facing off against each other.
When you join, we will be able to work out your age group, your country of origin and will know if your race for a community and/or team. You are automatically entered into all of the LEAGUES.
You will search through the EVENT CALENDAR for your next event and add it to your PERSONAL EVENT CALENDAR with a simple click of a button. If you are planning on an event which is not in the EVENT CALENDAR, you can easily let us know and we will update it before you attend.
After the event, you will add your RACE STATS and rate the course, submit and the LEAGUES will all be instantly updated!
You can then go to each of the LEAGUES, find yourself and use the MULTIPLE FILTERS at the bottom of each LEAGUE (you will need to be logged in to use the FILTERS)
You will also be able to view your PERSONAL RACE HISTORY, showing every event/race you have attended and see your performance.
I HAVE HEARD ABOUT THE HERO RATING WHATS THAT?
We also wanted to create elements that enhance the diversity and challenge of OCR. Your HERO RATING is the number of obstacles you faced versus the number of obstacles you completed! This is linked to your OCR SPEED which is your speed per KMs/Miles (distance / time) multiplied by your HERO RATING! We have built an element that means attempting EVERY obstacle is as important as your speed, but should be used to highlight the best of the best!
The faster the speed and the higher the HERO RATING, the better the OCR Athlete!
We are now in Beta Testing Phase, to iron out any creases, check our calculations and ensure it all works as it should. It has taken over three years to develop but that does not mean it will be perfect from day one, as much as we tried!
We are offering you a FREE 3 Month Trial, during which you will be able to use all of the functions. We just ask that you help us with feedback and ensuring that we build this the way we wanted to …. for you!
just use code UKOCR2020 when signing up and get 3 months free trial just sign up as the Testing Membership on the bottom of the Sign Up page ....
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