Dirt in Your Skirt Welcomes New Contributor Heather Gannoe



Dirt in Your Skirt Welcome Contributor Heather Gannoe


In June 2011, Dirt in Your Skirt started out as a personal training blog of founder Margaret Schlachter. It initially chronicled her daily training and racing leading up to the 2011 World’s Toughest Mudder. Overtime Dirt in Your Skirt grew and became a community for women to turn to for inspiration in sport and life. Throughout this process Dirt in Your Skirt has recognized we needed to grow beyond our founders personal journey.

In fall 2012, we opened applications for our first team of Dirt in Your Skirt Ambassadors. We received over fifty applications and narrowed it down to eight ambassadors for the upcoming year. Our eight ambassadors were hand picked by the Dirt in Your Skirt team. Each women brings a unique voice and background to the company and we are excited to watch their year.

In early 2013, we introduced online coaching services to clients all around the world. Offering the same fitness and training programs used for Chris Davis and those tailored to specific athletes needs. Recently, we announced the first ever weeklong women’s only training camp. The first of it’s kind dedicated to obstacle course racing enthusiasts for August 2013.At the same time we recently underwent a new website redesign, upgraded the online forum, included ambassadors, and revamped our merchandise offerings. All while staying true to our roots, with honest stories and reviews from Dirt in Your Skirt HQ.

At it’s heart Dirt in Your Skirt will always have stories from it’s founder Margaret Schlachter and tips from her experiences but also much more content from our ambassadors and their journeys. As the sport of obstacle course racing has continued to grow so has the depends to report on all the new events. In order for Dirt in Your Skirt to continue to grow with the sport we have added a contributor to our ranks.

We welcome Heather Gannoe as the first Dirt in Your Skirt Contributor. Heather will be updating us from the east coast on a variety of races throughout the year and adding to the growing content on Dirt in Your Skirt. Heather is already an accomplished blogger and social media maven. Her blog RunFasterMommy is a resource for mother runners around the globe. She was recently recognized as by Runners World as a Twitter account to follow in the running community. She will be reporting on a variety of races, including the Spartan Death Race, as well as keeping us all up to date with who are the new hot competitors coming up on the east coast. We are very excited to welcome her to our team and share her experiences with us.

Margaret Schlachter

About Margaret Schlachter

Margaret Schlachter is Founder of She has been part of the OCR Community since 2010. When not working on the next article she can be found running from race-to-race. She is Editor-in-Chief of She authored the book Obstacle Race Training.
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