MEET THE TEAM

Co-Founders & Head Coaches
OCR Coach

Bash Hussain

Bash is a Level 3 personal trainer and Spartan SGX coach who runs OCR's around the Middle East and Europe. He also is a qualified Boxing coach and Maths teacher. Bash lived in Dubai for over 6 years but has now moved back to London where he could focus spreading OCR Nation in Europe.

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Ivana Kolaric

Ivana has been actively engaged in sports at an elite level her whole life and is currently an XDubai sponsored athlete. 

Ivana was the first female Spartan SGX coach in the Middle East. She is a Level 3 Personal Trainer and a certified Yoga instructor.

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Barbara Company

Barbara is an Obstacle Course Racer and one of the XDubai athletes. If she's not out on the racing track, you'll find her in the gym.

She loves training and coaching and she was one of the first females in the UAE to become a Spartan Global Brand Ambassador.

Mo Al Balooshi

Mo lives and breaths all things OCR. He has been anathlete all his life and before he was into OCRs he represented UAE in BJJ. Now he could be seen on collecting winner medals at races round the Middle East. He runs regular OCR sessions and is the lead coach for the Run Club in Dubai.

Dave Blacklaws

Dave is an SGX coach who loves all things CrossFit and OCR, in particularly endurance events. The longer the event the happier Dave is. As one of the head coaches of OCR Nation, Dave is responsible for the dealing with clients at a corporate level and making sure sessions are run to the very high standard expected from everyone..

Paddy Hassan

Paddy or OCR Paddy as he is referred to on race days around the Middle East and Europe is responsible for leading the Run Club in Dubai. He has run some of the toughest Spartan Races around Europe and can offer the best advice to any OCR athlete no matter what their level. When not in race gear Paddy is a key member of the day to day running of OCR Nation.