Few teenage girls would list running, climbing and jumping in the mud as their idea of fun, but it’s precisely that – and more – for fourteen year old Evie Waring, who is taking the obstacle course racing (OCR) world by storm.
We are a proud sponsor of Evie this year, and she is set to climb up the rankings when she competes in world and European championships as well as the UK’s top events. Winner of the Spartan Open Series for the UK and Ireland and second in her age group in the Spartan World Championship Open in 2018, Evie is also a member of the OCR Girls, the only female elite junior OCR team in the UK.
A test of mental and physical strength, OCR events are typically held over a 13-mile course containing at least 25 obstacles and points are awarded based on the competitor’s time. Evie’s overall points total saw her placed joint 18th out of 7,400 female competitors under 20 years of age in last year’s Spartan World Open Series.
Evie has been involved in OCR since the age of five, spectating at events in which her mother, Emma, was competing, and was old enough to take up the sport herself three years ago. Evie is currently choosing her GCSE options and plans to make her career in sport or the health industry.
We have pledged £1,000 to help fund Evie’s training and coaching costs, race entry fees, insurance and travel. We think that Evie has been extraordinarily successful in a very short time, helping to inspire numerous teenage girls to take up obstacle course racing.
The 2019 OCR season gets underway in May and Evie has already qualified for the Spartan World Championships in the USA, the Spartan European Championships in Italy and the European OCR Championships in Poland. Her next goal is to achieve qualification for the Obstacle Racing World Championships, which return to the UK in October.