The Obstacle Course Racing Association is a not-for-profit national governing body set up to support Obstacle Course Racing in the UK.
The association was founded in June 2014 and started taking event memberships in December 2014. Individual memberships are due to be launched in the early part of 2015.
The primary objectives of OCRAUK are:
- Making OCRs accessible to all
- Promoting and supporting race brands across the country
- Working with Race Directors and ensuring that races adhere to a set of minimum standards to help safeguard the runner, marshalls, event staff & spectators without taking away any of the fun of the sport
Administering the independent UK OCR Championships to help promote talented racers and elite athletes
Promotion of safe training facilities
To act as a point of liaison between the sport of OCR and bodies such as the Sports & Recreation Alliance, Sports England, Local Authorities and Health and Safety Executive
Who are behind OCRAUK?
The following people make up the current voted in management committee, new committee members can be voted in annually at our AGM:
Derick Naude – Chairman
Mark Allen – Health & Safety
Laura Dudley – Health & Safety assistant
Lorraine Naude – CEO
Phil Harris – Secretary & Operations
Ruth Cordingley – Treasurer
Gino Meriano – Marketing & PR
Additional key figures:
Nav Akbar – OCRAUK Scottish Representative
Stephen Bowes – OCRAUK North-West Representative
Dean Newman – Race Director working group committee member
Dan Scott – Race Director working group committee member
Every person involved in OCRAUK is first and foremost a dedicated OCR fan and racer and we, as a committee, want to work with race directors and would never allow for anything to take away from the spirit and ethos of OCR as we know and love it.
We’re all very personable and friendly people and would love to hear from you, so if you have any concerns, queries or would just like to chat to hear more about what we do, what we stand for and what we want to achieve then please drop us an email with a phone number on it and one of our management committee members will call you at their earliest convenience
Likewise if you feel you have something to offer the association and would like to help out then please also get in touch.
NB: We are currently seeking people to be official OCRAUK representatives in the following regions :-
Wales, Northern Ireland, South West England, North East England. If you live in one of these regions, love OCR and would like to be involved then please contact us.