We asked Chris Lawler a True Grit Gold Medal holder to tell us about his True Grit experience.
First ever True Grit was in 2013 at Mt Tambourine, it was my 4th ever obstacle race.
Before the medals were announced, what kept me coming back to True Grit were the challenges. I love obstacle racing and it gave me a great opportunity to introduce people to OCR. True Grit is a great opportunity for people to get in to doing obstacle courses as it’s not an overly long course but it’s got great obstacles that challenge you physically and mentally. I love taking newbies out on course and having them finish and say “I can’t believe I just did that”.
I’ve clocked up about 100kms over 3-4 Qld events. The most testing though was doing 10km lap on Saturday before taking on the 24hr True Grit enduro, then finishing off doing another lap as soon as enduro finished on the Saturday….that was a long weekend!
I’ve got to say the NSW course was just amazing; the layout, the gap between obstacles, the obstacles themselves and the lovely mud mile run just made for an awesome event.
Advice, I’d say, push yourselves and back up Saturday with a Sunday event if you can, and have fun, that’s what ocr is about.