About Rough Events

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Rough Events is a traditional OCR run with as many natural obstacles as possible. Held within the 300 acre venue of Ancaster Leisure all structures are permenant, which makes the course second to none!

Every course is carefully planned to ensure it challenges every level of participant.

Both Rough Events and Ancaster Leisure are passionate about making every event better than the last. You only get one chance to make a first impression! Our Team of volunteers and staff are here to help you around the course if you need us.

An epic story

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The 2018 rough 5k obstacle run started like any other race of its kind, crowds of families, friends and hoards of lone runners surged over the starting line and plunged into the mud. Young Rejus from Boston was running with his group from C4 Gym and determined to win. His older brother had won one of the races the previous year so Rejus had a lot to live up to. It wasn’t long before disaster struck; one of the group lost a shoe in the mud so everyone had to wait while they found it. Rejus who was already in the lead by obstacle 3 didn’t know the rest had stopped looking for the shoe.

He climbed obstacle after obstacle, waded through mud, clambered over logs and slid down zip wires. For 3km Alan, a powerhouse of the OCR world, having completed 200 races and is the owner and editor of UKOCR.com, had a followed in Rejus’ wake, struggling to keep up with the young lad, read more....

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Training

Don't feel like you have to train to compete in Rough Events; you can walk the course if you wish.
However, we have created some helpful tips and videos should you wish to prepare for the OCR run.

Testimonials

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"Brilliant course with challenging obstacles."Alison Parry

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"Thank you for an outstanding event"Zoe Hearne

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"We had an absolutely brilliant time today on the 6 miler!"Alexandra Deadley Edley

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"Absolutely loved it (10 mile) very well run event ."David Wheatley

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