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Gritcamp is a small, yet mighty site about obstacle course racing. We started it purely for the love of the sport so we share only authentic and personal articles. Topics include, but not limited to:

  • Gear reviews
  • Nutrition
  • Training
  • Experience recaps
  • Weekly WODs
  • OCR news
  • Other relevant material you think OCR folks would benefit from

Whether you want to share a story of your race experience, your training plan, review a piece of gear you love (or hate), or have any other ideas you’d like to contribute – read on to find out how you can do this.

To start with, please make sure to:

  1. Read about Gritcamp here to understand who we are and what we do.
  2. Familiarise yourself with our published articles as we’ll only publish articles we ourselves (and thereby our audience) would be interested in or find useful.

Your idea still works? Great! Then here’s how you can submit it:

 

Format

Here’s the basic set of rules your submission must meet:

  • Your article should follow the basic principles of storytelling: introduction, “the meat” and conclusion.
  • Articles should be written in a colloquial tone of voice – we’re not a corporate blog.
  • Steer away from profanity, unless you can make a good joke of it.
  • Use headlines and paragraphs to splice your article into chunks that are easier to read (or skim).

That’s it!

Note: if you fear that your writing isn’t good enough, don’t worry. We will review and, if necessary, polish your article to make it a better match for our readers, without changing your message.

 

Images and Links

One image is worth thousands of words” – Chinese proverb.

We have a few guidelines regarding the images, and they are simple:

  • Every article can have as many images as are needed convey the message. However, they should be used only where it’s necessary to explain the context. As a general guide we like to keep articles fairly simple: one featured image, used as a thumbnail, and another image to enrich the written content visually.
  • Action pics of yourself are always welcome, but they must fit the topic of your article.
  • All images must be owned by you or be licensed (royalty free or by attribution to the author). What this basically means: you can’t submit images found on Google search.
  • Don’t have any photos or images? Not a problem. We have fully licensed access to depositphotos.com and Adobe Stock images. You can find an image or two that suit you there, send us the links to them and we’ll do the rest.

As for any links in your article:

  • Each article must have (at least) one internal link to another article on Gritcamp.
  • Any external links should only be added if necessary – to add value, not to distract the reader.
  • You will be able to link out to your social media profiles and/or your personal site in your author bio.

 

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