Obstacle racing has entered the dog days of summer as the racing season pushes on. Many of the familiar names took this last weekend off offering some new faces to reach the podium over the weekend as the sport inches closer to the world championship season this fall.


 

Summer Splash at The Battlegrounds

Mud Run Guide hosted the first Summer Splash event yesterday at the Battlegrounds permanent obstacle course outside of Saint Louis, Missouri. The family friendly event drew in athletes locally as well as others who traveled across the country to race in the event. The first heat of the day was a qualifier for OCR World Championships and the rest of the day consisted of open waves in which parents could run the course with their kids, helping to foster the next generation of obstacle racers.

Race Results:

Elite Men Elite Women
Name Team   Name Team
Evan Perperis  Strength & Speed Megan Berg
Marc Tiernan The Battlegrounds Brooke Van Paris  Crazy Mudder Muckers
Cody Peyton Kirsti Meyer

Fugitive Run

Fugitive Run took place on Saturday in Rolla, Missouri. This permanent obstacle course is located in and around an old rock quarry featuring a 20-foot cliff jump, giant slide and about 100 obstacles on the 4-mile course. The event drew in many local and regional racers as well as racers who took on the Missouri double header this weekend with Summer Splash on Sunday.

The competitive race awarded $1,000 dollars to the top man and top women in the competitive heat. Competitive racers had to successly complete all obstacles to be eligable for prizes.
Race Results:

Elite Men Elite Women
Name Team  Time   Name Team  Time
Nathan Palmer  MAOCR 50:21 Audrey Brunell 1:27:32
Evan Perperis  Strength & Speed 54:59 Sydnie English 1:37:02
Mark McGarry  Team Fugitive 56:10 Margaret Schlachter Inov-8|Dirt in Your Skirt  1:44:13

Spartan Race Pennsylvania

Spartan Race was in Pennsylvania again this weekend with its second weekend in Palmerton, PA. Athletes took on the challenging mountainous course at Blue Mountain yet again. The course sent athletes up and down the ski slopes of the winter ski resort as well as traversing through the woods. This weekend some new and old faces were seen on the podium on this sprint course.
Race Results:

Elite Men Elite Women
Name Team  Time   Name Team  Time
Matt Liptak  Skins  1:05:31 Laura Lunardi Icebug|OCRGear 1:25:27
Elliott Megquier  Spartan Race  1:07:38 Charlotte Curtis 1:29:16
Edward Zubrowski 1:08:06 Jodie Fleming 1:32:12

Spartan Race San Francisco

Spartan Race headed to AT&T  Stadium outside of San Francisco for latest stadium race in the series. The race drew athletes from across the western states to compete in this fast paced event.

Race Results:

Elite Men Elite Women
Name Team  Time   Name Team  Time
Ian Deyerle 32:26 Shelley Johnson 34:36
Ben Greenfield Bengreenfield.com 32:43 Jackie Landmark  Spartan Race 35:26
Robert Muzikowski 33:17 Mary Colburn  35:47

Warrior Dash Seattle

Warrior Dash headed to Washington state over the weekend for it’s latest race on the road to the Warrior Dash World Championships this fall. Phil Rock was the fastest runner of the day with Colton Mady second and Ross Hamilton third. Sara Knight was the fastest woman in the race with Choe Melikian second and Alanna Steele in third.
Race Results:

Elite Men Elite Women
Name Team   Name Team
Phil Rock Sara Knight
Colton Mady Chloe Melikian
Ross Hamilton Alanna Steele