Challenge 6.3 – The Push Up Party

20160725_172004-01.jpgOCRGUYCHALLENGE Volume 6.3 begins TOMORROW!

The #ocrguy63 will take one month, ending on Feburary 28th I hope we can build some pecs and triceps together!

Regular push up challenges are boring so you will see variation most days. Some days aren’t even real push ups! I will post instructions for it as we go. The full calendar will be available in the group files on on the OCRGUYCHALLENGE blog.



ENTRY: Just play along and try the push up variation each day. Take rest days.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Keep a tally of the total number of push ups you have completed! As ever… by participating in this challenge you are subject to the terms and conditions found at this link. 

SHARING: Photo and video sharing is optional. You can just participate offline if you want (if you are offline, I’d love to hear from you in a private message to just confirm numbers of people doing the challenge). Share photos and or videos but don’t stress about sharing and there is no need to overload. Just so you know, posting within the FACEBOOK group doesn’t clog up your social feeds elsewhere.

ANTICS – I want this to be fun as usual. So please feel free to make your challenge story unique, bring friends, beer, food, backgrounds, props, but no clowns. Please no clowns.🤡 🚫. Pineapple on pizza is banned.

PROGRESS PICS 📸 – For those who feel comfortable doing so, you are invited to share a progress photo if you wish at the beginning and end of the challenge to see if you’ve made any progress by the end of the month.

IT’S TOO HARD 😭 – Don’t worry about that! Please attempt as much of the challenge on each day as you can. Modify the whole experience if you need to. Don’t push through pain or injury. It’s ok to just do this your way – just kinda follow the schedule. You do you.

I DON’T HAVE TIME 🙄 – This will take less than 5 minutes of your day and you get the gift of upper body strength. You have time! 



Tag is #ocrguy63

I will be posting variations each day on the day before. Watch instagram and facebook for those.





The 10 Day Ultra January 2018 Winners

Thanks for joining me for this OCR Guy Challenge. Thank you to our very generous sponsors for this 10 Day Ultra!

Makers of award winning Zero Drop running shoes.

The world’s most advanced compression clothing.

Now down to business!

This project has been such a labour of love for me. It’s been a lot of work getting everyone up and running (see what I did there) but it has been worth it. Every day has been rewarding. It has been a privilege to run with you again. Your responses to my form were hilarious. Thank you! Thanks to @2xu_canada and @altrarunning for making this possible. Here are the awards!

Overall Winner !!!!

The overall winner was selected at random by Deanna (MY WIFE) who is basically the guardian of all things important and the best person to trust with such a process. It was very complicated. I put all of your entries into a spreadsheet and asked her to pick a number.



New phone selfie! 📱 #iphonex #selfie

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Congratulations Christy. You win a gift card for 2XU socks (or other merch you might want) and a pair of Altra King MT OCR/Trail running shoes! You also get the winner’s coaster and the virtual winners badge to display on your social media should you wish to do so.

Mini Challenges!

Speed Demon award

The fastest overall pace for the distance submitted within the 10 days was Dylan Pollman with a time of  3 hours and 40 minutes for the entire 50K challenge! That’s an average pace of 4:14 per kilometer or 6:49 per mile. That’s a 41:10 10k pace….


The Climber Award

The person who gained the most elevation during the challenge award goes to Peter Kranenburg who ran 96 kilometers over the 10 days, and gained a total of 9753m in the process. That is almost 2000m more than Everest!


Photographer Award

There were a lot of great photos submitted for the challenge. After a long and difficult selection process. It was determined that one photo captured the spirit and feel of the challenge best. The photographer award was selected by a representative from Altra and it goes to Nancy Loranger.

The Artist

This Award is given to the person who drew the best GPS art – or at least the favorite picked by one of my esteemed collaborators. This was a really tough decision, not as tough as a two dollar steak. After a bit of debate a final decision was made. The award goes to Kody O’Brien. The maple leaf intentionally planned into the run was a nice touch.

And one special final award

Given to the youngest runner of the challenge. Judah Kaufmann, just 8 years old, ran the entire 50 kilometers with his Dad. You amazed us all with your running ability Judah. Nice job buddy!

We will contact each of you directly for addresses!



Top performers 

Deadlift: Jason Gelleny 253% deadlift 5 rep max. 

Burpees: @Forestruns.ocr 57 burpees😵💪 in 2 minutes. 

Full List

Jenn Cook – ?% dl, ? burpees, run 🇨🇦

Jared White – 173% dl, run

Jill Nelson – run

Brandy Williams- 112% deadlift, 43.521 burpees, run

Katerina Walowski – 124% dl 🇨🇦

Kristen Locke – 181% dl, 53 burpees, run. 🇨🇦

Michael Cole – 159% dl

William Prokop – Run +++

Heather Miles – 37 burpees, run

Glenda Grey – 105% dl, 32 burpees, run 🇨🇦

Margaret Cordero: 103% dl, 25 one legged burpees!

@Forestruns.ocr –  57 burpees😵💪

@ogi_ocr – 141% dl, 37 burpees, run 🇨🇦

@frodorow –  202%  dl 🇨🇦

@Superkev.ocr –  Run 🇨🇦

Todd Tinelli – 182% dl

@kinseytinelli –  138% Dl 

Max Gulliver – Run 🇨🇦

Cody Reuser – 40 burpees 🇨🇦

April Halen –  37 burpees. 
Alana Main –  run 🇨🇦

Malissa –  Run


Josh Stryde: 195% dl, 45 burpees, run 🇨🇦

Glenn – 142% dl, 46 burpees, run

OCRGUYCHALLENGE 5.8 #ocragility

Ocrguychallenge 5.8 is simple. #ocragility

Do 6 lateral jump burpees for time.
Daily male and female records will be posted all week. Attempt as many times as you want to join in. Women and men compete on an even field. 

You must jump over an object at least 12 inches tall and your burpees must land at least 3 feet apart.

Mark some lines on the ground.

Chest must hit the floor on every burpee.

You have to bring the body to the floor 6 times. 

Trim your video to the exact moment your feet leave the ground to the moment you stand back up on your last burpee. 

The winner will receive a free race entry and parking pass to the Calgary for the Spartan race Super on August 13th 2017. The ticket is good for the elite heat.
The ticket will go to the fastest entry that can definitely make it to the race.

You have until next Sunday.



Tab Grady, owner and operator of City Fit Shop in Edmonton submitted this little beauty for challenge 5.2 after a conversation at the finish line of the Spartan Beast in Montana two weeks ago.  This challenge is going to run for two weeks and participants have to do it twice – attempting to beat the first attempt on the second run.


We joked for a while about which hashtag to use on this challenge.  #stairwaytoDOMS #deathbystairs etc. Just find some stairs. Make sure we can see the posts dammit or you won’t get included and it’ll be…. it’ll be as if you never put in the work.

Being sick (a cold) and injured (hurt my back) this week has been really frustrating. I haven’t been able to do week 1! Tab went ahead and produced a superb video for Facebook, demonstrating how to do 5.2. It’s pretty funny, but apparently not as funny as my face when I’m suffering through Lindsay’s challenge.


OCRGUYCHALLENGE 1.5 The Dead Hang Challenge

THIS week the #ocrguychallenge is a total grip strength and burpee avoidance strategy!
Here’s the protocol:
1. Dead hang for 60 seconds from a bar.
2. If you reach grip failure and drop from the bar, you have to do the same number of burpees as seconds you have left on the clock for that 60 second round. Keep an eye on the timer.
3. Two failures in a row means it’s time to quit for the day.
4. Rest for 2 minutes between hangs.
5. The goal is to reach 5 rounds or more without failing and having to do any burpees.
6. You can add more rounds if you need, until you reach failure two rounds in a row.
7. We’re doing this every day for 1 week and posting about it with the tags @spartanup_ #Spartanupchallenge so I can see your posts.

You guys are incredible. Let’s beat the rig this year!


This will hurt… But we’re all in this together.