Welcome to Obstacles Ahead! My name is Mike Crimmins and I’ll be your tour guide here.

I’ve created this site as a place for new obstacle course racers and season vets can get more information, as well as the gear and equipment needed to conquer even the most difficult courses.

In other words, this is a resource site to hopefully answer any and all questions you have about OCR’s, mud runs and similar events. You’ll find product reviews, practical information to prepare you for your next race, and much more. 

If you have any questions, I would be glad to do my best to answer. Feel free to send me a message via the contact form.

That being said, I’m neither a coach nor a dietician, I’m an average Joe, some would say weekend warrior. I have a 9-5 that I love as a digital marketing go to guy, but can’t get enough of the mud, barbed wire, and obstacles.

If you’re looking for a coach or a trainer to help you become a better obstacle course racer, I can point you in that direction. 

About Me

I’ve been doing obstacle course races since 2012. I wouldn’t say I’m an elite athlete by any means, more like a middle of the pack kind of guy that loves OCR’s because it’s a chance to get muddy while playing on a grown up version of a playground. That and racing keeps me motivated to keep working out, and makes me want to eat and live healthier.  My goal is to complete a race without an obstacle failure. I've got some work to do, but I'm getting closer.

I’m also a former writer for MudRunGuide.com.