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Run247 2014 Preview
“The “coup” of the OCR UK Championship marked the icing on the cake of a successful year for Dirty Dozen Races’ race director Doug Spence. Although only launching in 2013 they received much fanfare across the OCR world with comments such as Dirty Dozen Races “over delivered” for an OCR and provided some of the best obstacles and terrain seen in 2013. click here to read the article.


Obstacle Race Magazine Review
“I really cannot wait to do another” – “Off running again through more mud and water, before arriving at the sheep dip! Like I said, this was crazy” – Fay Kelly talks of her experience at the Dirty Dozen Races’ inaugural event back in October 2013, click here to read the article.

Obstacle Race Magazine

The Dirty Dozen Back Yard Jam
Jon Albon turns it on at the Back Yard Jam to prove he’s not just a great runner and The Beard show’s he’s no slouch by placing fourth in a highly competitive event involving a course with very little running – click here to read review


2013 Honours

“They are expanding to different locations across the country and, if their inaugural event was anything to go by, you can expect to see some pretty special events from them with some exceptionally well constructed obstacles. “

“Dirty Dozen showed some real potential at their inaugural event back in October and are definitely one to watch in 2014.” – click here to read review


Obstacle Race Magazine
“Dirty Dozen Races: Everybody knows Doug from Dirty Dozen. He’s a fantastic guy and really endeared himself to all the racers and the community at his event by introducing himself to all of them on the morning of his first event. He put himself out there for all to see to show he was proud of what he had in store for them and that he stood by it. This really paid off for him as every review we have had from this event has been outstanding saying that the obstacles are so well put together that they rival the big boys. Keep up the amazing work Doug.”

Obstacle Race Magazine


“I had a great day, the highlights of which were the high standard of obstacles that you don’t always see, especially at events on the more affordable end of the pricing spectrum”

“There was nothing easy, I found it all tiring” – click here to read the article.


Muddy Race
“a great addition to the muddy race calendar and good to see some different obstacles mixed up with a great terrain in and out of the forest. We’ll be back again to see what they have in store for us next! Dirty Dozen plan for an even better event next year” – click here to read the article.

Muddy Race

Trek and Run
“It’s muddy, very wet and testing enough to bring great smiles of achievement after you’ve finished!” – “I really like at these races is that people act as a team, even if they’re not actually in your team. A few times I helped other competitors out by giving them a hand up from a swamp or a leg up on the high walls, and an equal amount of times other people helped me too. That’s good, to have that connection with strangers.” – click here to read the article.

Trek and Run

Quotes from our runners

“Dirty Dozen was one of my favourite events this year and I can’t wait for more!” – Steve Hodge

“It sure was a great event, full of testing obstacles and most important no chance of getting lost!!!!! I was amazed it was your first event and thought you guys had been doing it years!!!! Bring on the next one” - Richard Crewe

“We were really impressed with organisation, friendliness and scale of the Dirty Dozen. Our members loved it and will definitely be coming back for more” – Rich Pringle – RP Combat Conditioning

“Having completed a few adventure races, it was clear how professional the Dirty Dozen guys are, the organisation and obstacles were first class. We’ll definitely be coming back for more!” – Tristan Stevens

“I was apprehensive before the start but it was so much fun, loved every bit of it! Loved the fact everyone helped everyone regardless of teams. Brilliant atmosphere!” – Jo Pockett

“Many thanks to everyone at Dirty Dozen for helping me raise £400 for the Make A Wish Foundation UK in sponsorship for doing the race on the 19th Oct, we both had so much fun, can’t wait to do another D12 race” – Jasmine Lloyd

“One of the most organised race I have done this year has been Dirty Dozen. When you get in the registration tent you get a bag with your NAMED race bib a names wrist band a named strap for your bag and a timing strap that goes round you ankle, the whole process was so smooth and the bag drop was manned with it all being in Alphabetical order. A great event with big obstacles!” – Fay Kelly

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