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Who is The Major?

Attention! The Major here! Rather than the usual daily orders, I thought I’d tell you a bit about myself and the background to these runs so listen in. I’m a retired Major now but keep my hand in in the Army Reserves. Who wouldn’t? After all, I’m in the prime of life – fighting fit…

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A Word About My Troops

I’m always chuffed to hear positive feedback about the fabulous support that my troops give to recruits while they’re completing my muddy missions. These troops are made up of highly skilled BMF Instructors and budding volunteers. Here’s an insight into the forces that make the Major mud runs award-winning. “…The instructors really boosted morale” – Alexandra…

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Chris Goes the Extra Mile

In one of my regular blog posts about recruits who deserve a mention in dispatches, this time it’s the turn of Chris Millington-Lee who’s originally from Camberley. Chris is a former Airborne Gunner in the 7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery and has been a BMF instructor for six years. He takes classes in the BMF parks…

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Coffee-flavoured boost and obstacle at The Major

You may have noticed the ‘Caffeine Climb’ obstacle at my mud runs and the CaféPod stand providing you chilly runners with a boost before and warming drink after you’ve crossed the finish line. That’s because British Military Fitness and my Events Team have teamed up with CaféPod, the UK’s leading Nespresso Compatible coffee capsule brand, to…

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Ever thought of entering one of my Major mud runs as a team-building exercise for you and your colleagues or for your department? These recruits have – and look at the result? Bonds made, bridges built and experiences shared – enough to make any HR executives stand easy and enough to make me twirl my…

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The Major’s Top Tips for Prepping for a Mud Run

I’ve asked top brass, BMF members, our events team, regular ‘recruits’ and online friends for their top tips for prepping for one of my mud runs – and also added my own two pennies’ worth. Here they are:  WHAT TO EXPECT Every Private worth his pips knows that Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance! It’s all…

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Mud Run Mystery Tour for Amy’s Hen Party

When most women picture their hen party, they might envisage a wild night out or a relaxing spa day; a makeover and a glass of something sparkling, or maybe even all three!  But one recent hen do was an altogether messier affair when bride-to-be Amy Piplica from Bradford was treated to a place on my…

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The Major’s Highlights of this Spring’s Events

Fall in recruits! I’m beginning to think you lot are gluttons for punishment! More of you than ever before completed one of my mud runs this Spring with in excess of 5000 completed missions.   The top turnout was at the Major North where 2184 of you trudged through the mud and brought home the…

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“Mudstacle Mum” tackles the Major South Mud Run

Keen runner Adam bought his mum a place in my Major Series South obstacle course race for Mother’s Day and – luckily – she loved it! Here’s their post-race interview: WELL DONE FOR COMPLETING THE MAJOR SOUTH, CAN YOU TELL ME A BIT ABOUT YOURSELVES? ADAM JACOBS: I’m Adam and I’ve run quite a few OCRs (Obstacle…

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KitBrix Reviews the Major Mud Run

In a guest blog post, Nicky Mileham from our partners at Team KitBrix tells us about his experience of the Major Series South mud run.  Use code bmf1517 to claim your 15% discount off all purchases over £49.99 on the Kitbrix site. Waking up and looking out of the window it seemed spring was finally with us. This would…

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