The Confidence Centre (AKA The Backyard Jam)

"My goal is not to make you stronger, my goal is to help you become more confident!" - Doug AKA The Beard

Do you want to master your obstacle techniques? Whether you are an elite athlete with years of experience or new to obstacle racing, a Master Class will really help you become more confident. You’ll learn how to master obstacles safely and efficiently. Each session will be unique and tailored to your needs.

Master classes are for those wanting to learn obstacle techniques whether you've never done a race in your life or if you want to win the next World Championships, literally all levels of ability!

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What's included?

On top of all our amazing facilities (including: rope climb, inverted wall, parallel bars, monkey bars, balance beam, ring toss, cliff hanger, true Irish table, 12.5m long super rig, a-frame, 30m rope traverse, 4ft wall, 5ft wall, 6ft wall, 10ft wall, weaver and caving ladder) you also get this lot!

1 x famous Dirty Dozen bobble hat

Videos of you in action!

Free race phography


Doug is the Yoda of OCR and visiting is back hard is like crashing your Xwing into Dagoba swampland

Pete Rees
Doug’s analytical eye and brain are an awesome resource. I would 100% wholeheartedly recommend
Clare Miller
Winner BBC's Special Forces Ultimate Hell Week

There's no better obstacle racing coach in the UK. [Doug's] ability to break the movements down in detail and provide a coherent and structured approach to mastering new skills makes him the 'go-to' man.

James Appleton
OCR World Championship 2016 Team Winner

How much is it?

Group classes

Master Class Group Booking

You can book as an individual or with your mates (subject to availability). Classes will be limited to 3 pupils to ensure everyone gets personal attention. Booking is on a first come first served basis.

Classes start at 09.30am and finish at 12.00pm on selected Saturday mornings.

£95 per person*

Private classes

Master Class Single Booking

Want to book a private master class? You can book Doug for a private master class for you and for friends during the week or on a weekend by appointment. Private master classes are two and a half hours long.

1-to-1: £150 per person*

2-to-1: £125 per person*

3-to-1: £100 per person*

* Prices subject to a 4% processing fee

What else do I need to know?

Where is it?

The infamous Backyard Jam is 10 minutes South of Tunbridge Wells on the Kent/East Sussex border. You will be sent the address in your email confirmation.

What do I need to bring?

Gym/training/racing kit. You’re going to be climbing over obstacles so something appropriate and something you’re not too precious about. Bring water proofs in case it rains and bring liquids to stay hydrated (plus any food that you may need).

Will the weather stop play?

Nope! We train in all weather. Come rain or shine, we train!

How fit do I need to be?

Master classes are not a fitness session. The fitter you are, the more you'll be able to learn but our sessions are about building confidence and we can work with all levels of fitness and ability.

About the Author Doug Spence

Doug Spence AKA The Beard is the Co-Founder of Dirty Dozen Races. He loves designing and building obstacle but above all, he loves helping people build their confidence on the obstacles.

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