The Bing Blazer Blog

News, views, updates and just about everything you need to know about being a successful Bing Blazer. 

Bing Blazer 2015 - Bigger & Better in 2016!

Bigger, Better Bing Blazer

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We promised you a Bigger, Better, Bing Blazer and we hope you feel like we delivered.

The feedback from the people we spoke to on and immediately after the event was fantastic.

In particular we were pleased to read things like “probably the biggest obstacle in Scotland”, “the best race pack in Scotland” and “maybe the longest monkey bars in Scotland” in the multiple reviews we have received.

In only our secondevent we really tried to push the boundaries and improve the Bing Blazer… but the good news is it doesn't stop here! 

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What is so good about obstacle course racing?

More and more people are signing up for obstacle course races

...and it’s because they love them.  

So what is it that people love about obstacles and if you haven’t already done one, this is why you should.

1) Running is tough!

Running is physically and mentally tough. It is very repetitive, raising the risk of repetitive strains and for most people it is boring.  

So after people do achieve their 5k, 10k and half marathon goals they start to think doing the same thing for hours on end is boring!

With obstacle course racing you get the fitness benefits of running, the mental benefits of varying challenges and a reduced risk of repetitive strain injuries because your body is required to change movement patterns regularly.

This is why obstacle course races are fast becoming a popular goal.

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Bing Blazers take on the Toughest Mudder

Personal Best Tough Mudder Duo

Bing Blazers in Las Vegas!

Harry Day (22) and Michael Smith (30), of Personal Best in Armadale, fly out to Nevada to take part in the most extreme and gruelling version of Tough Mudder. 

The West Lothian personal training duo are set to take part in a gruelling 24-hour assault course in Las Vegas for local charity.

Michael (right), as one of the organisers of Bing Blazer, is no stranger to obstacle course racing and Harry (left) has competed 3 times before in a Tough Mudder.

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  • Obstacle Race

    Obstacle Racing

    Obstacle course racing and what you need to know and do to be a successful Bing Blazer

  • Fitness Training

    Fitness Training

    How best to get fit and stay fit for life not just to be a successful Bing Blazer

  • Charity Challenge

    Charity Challenge

    How you can raise money for your chosen charity taking part in the Bing Blazer obstacle course race

  • Team Building Scotland

    Team Building

    Building an effective team through participation in the Bing Blazer obstacle course race