Winner of ITV’s Bear Grylls: Mission Survive, model and presenter Vogue Williams is no stranger to an endurance challenge. Beating the likes of Olympian Dame Kelly Holmes and rugby star Mike Tindall in a 12-day jungle challenge, Williams overcame a series of gruelling obstacles to be crowned the 2015 winner. We caught up with Williams to get her obstacle course know-how for those preparing for their first OCR event.
I would always start jogging, the weather is so nice at the moment so it’s lovely to get out with your headphones on and get a good jog in. I would start off doing 20 minutes and build it up from there. There is a lot of running in obstacle courses so you need to be able to keep up.
2: Weight train
Weights are a huge part of my training schedule anyway but if you don’t train with weights you should start. They build up your strength and, no doubt, you will need it for an OCR event. You will be pulling yourself over obstacles and moving things out of the way so you have to be strong.
This is an important part of any training – as is warming up and cooling down after training. Stretching and warming up properly will ensure you don’t pull any muscles or get injured in training.
I always find that when I train I eat a lot more food. Make sure you eat enough when you train – you need to up your calorie intake so you can maximise results.
Vogue will act as MC at the Bear Grylls Survival Race and Outdoor Festival 2016.
Bear Grylls Survival Race and Outdoor Festival 2016 diary:
Cambridge – 20th August 2016
Wimpole Estate, Royston (5K, 10K, BG Kids Race & Outdoor Festival)
Edinburgh – 3rd September 2016
Winton House, Pencaitland (5K, 10K, BG Kids Race & Outdoor Festival)
Manchester – 24th September 2016
Tatton Park, Knutsford (5K, 10K, BG Kids Race & Outdoor Festival)
London – 8th & 9th October 2016
Trent Park, North London (5K, 10K, 30k Ultimate Survivor BG Kids Race & Outdoor Festival)