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The Royal British Legion Major Series, Leeds 20.03.16

Meet the Race Director

Today, we catch up with Michaela Brice, Race Director of The Royal British Legion Major Series. As someone new to the world of obstacle races and mud runs before joining the team, she was perfectly positioned to re-focus the event for beginners, recently winning the Mudstacle awards for the UK’s “Best Event for Beginners”. Here’s her take on…

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Steve the Shark & Chris the Crocodile Retrieval

Recruits, you may have noticed I was feeling a little playful in October. A number of my recruits retrieved Steve the Shark and Chris the Crocodile from deep behind enemy lines and returned them to my troops. I dread to think what could have happened had they been left there – I’m sure they’d have felt deflated,…

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Support from the Major’s Troops

Some of the more frequent comments we receive from our Major Series’ recruits is about the support given whilst completing their muddy mission. The Major’s forces are a combination of our British Military Fitness (BMF) Instructors, supported on either side by budding volunteers. The following gives an insight into the force behind the Major Series.  Across the…

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Four Major Series, and counting…

The Major Series was “Action Fran’s” first ever muddy obstacle run in 2013 and since that day she’s never looked back, as her fitness, confidence and friendship group has grown and grown. We caught up with Fran to find out just what it is about The Major Series, and similar races, that got her hooked: The…

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RBL Major Series Event Village

Our Event Village is bigger and better than ever before. From free porridge to new kit and merchandise, here’s what’s in store: Blacks, the retail partner of British Military Fitness; you will find them in the marquee offering 20% off all merchandise to all participants. Visit them to pick up any race day essentials you…

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The Royal British Legion Major Series, Leeds 20.03.16

The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion (RBL) is the UK’s leading Armed Forces charity and are dedicated to providing life long support to anyone who has served in the Armed Forces, their families and dependants. The RBL are the National Custodian of Remembrance and are responsible for the running of the Poppy Appeal, the Festival of Remembrance and…

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The Major’s Troops

Introducing The Major’s Troops: Name: Steve Nickname: Ross Kemp (it’s a visual thing…!) Military Background: I served with the Royal artillery for nine years. And due to a serious rock climbing accident I was medically discharged. Due to the injuries I received I had my leg right leg amputated below the knee. However due to the…

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A couple of OCR enthusiasts

Husband and wife, Shaun and Jane Wilde, recently took part in the Major Series Scotland. Shaun, from the British Military Fitness Race Team, finished the 10k race in 3rd place, later supporting wife Jane in the 5k race, to help her cross the line as 2nd female in her first ever obstacle course race (OCR).…

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Update from the Troops | August

The Major’s ‘Events Team’ are back in action at our three core locations this month, testing the sites and preparing the courses and routes. We’ve wanted to know what they’re specifically searching for: With less than two months to go until the first of our Autumn Major Series operations, the Major has sent us out on special orders…

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