Another busy weekend in the world of OCR. Many took to social media over the weekend proclaiming that one race was possibly the hardest regular season OCR ever. That race was BattleFrog at the Mud, Guts, and Glory course over the weekend. As well high praises graced the web after the Spartan Races in both Asheville and Boston. Other races over the weekend included Warrior Dash, Badass Dash and more. Check out the current World Ranking at OCR World Championships.

 


11951732_806828956101600_5121483198241174968_oBadass Dash

Badass Dash headed to their second Chicagoland race of the year. The race took place at The Ballpark At Rosemont and utilized features both in and out of the ballpark. The event featured several ways for people to compete in either the elite, recreational, kids and K-9 divisions. Badass Dash is the only obstacle race to feature a K-9 Division for you and your dog to run together.

 

Race Results:

Elite MenElite Women
NameTeam Time NameTeam Time
Jaime Hernandez 42:39Erica Shin 50:59
Luke Triveline 43:07Florencia Alvarado 51:19
Jose Hernandez 43:35Julie Herold 54:18

11884706_1068236026527892_2352006924523114847_oBattleFrog Series

The BattleFrog race outside of Cincinnati at the Mud, Guts, and Glory course is already being heralded as one of, it not the, hardest regular season obstacle courses ever. The course was brutal even for top competitors. Christoper “Beard” Acord made sure to use all the natural features and permanent obstacles he could in his course design. The elite race ate up many top athletes, leaving them one choice, surrender their band. The race was a chance for competitors to test out their skills on the course that is the home of the OCR World Championships this fall.

 

Race Results:

Elite MenElite Women
NameTeam NameTeam 
Ryan Atkins BattleFrogLindsay Webster OCR Gear/Icebug
Josh ZwonitzerClaude Godbout BattleFrog
Marc-Andre Bedard BattleFrogRose Wetzel Spartan Race

11953068_10152988900606861_8638012489557763191_nSpartan Race

Spartan Race featured two races over the past weekend at venues in both Asheville, North Carolina, and Boston. Both Supers offered racers unique challenges. Several familiar names made their way onto the podium over the weekend.

The biggest story from the two races was on the women's elite race in Asheville. Spartan Race has cracked down this year on burpees, filming elite competitors, and handing out penalties for missed burpees. Janet Berry was the first female to cross the finish line but missed a couple burpees knocking her down to third. She expressed disappoint on her Facebook page, and vowed to count aloud for future races. A shining example of Spartan Race taking the competition seriously.

Asheville Super Race Results:

Elite MenElite Women
NameTeam Time NameTeam Time
Ryan Woods LaSportiva 1:14:39Heather Williams 1:48:46
Yuri Force Athletics8 1:15:01Terra Jackson 1:49:01
Elliot Megquier Spartan Race 1:27:39Janet Berry 1:49:14

 

Boston Sprint Race Results:

Elite MenElite Women
NameTeam Time NameTeam Time
Ian Deyerle 0:46:50Kate CramerSpartan Race55:48
Ryan Kempson 0:48:46Kathleen Lanphear1:00:08
Junyong Pak OCR Gear 0:48:50Lauren Casavant Turbo Fuel1:00:46

 11891017_10206044578407076_6625407154897471807_nWarrior Dash Pennsylvania

Warrior Dash continued it's road to the championships with a race in Pennsylvania. This fast course set the stage as more competitors tried to punch their card into the Warrior Dash World Championships in October. Female winner, Laura Lunardi, took home the first prize for women in her first Warrior Dash attempt.

 

Race Results:

Elite MenElite Women
NameTeam NameTeam 
Trent Binford-WalshLaura LunardiOCR Gear/Icebug
Brian LewisJessica McCauley
Jordan HattonBrady Crone