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 Men Elite Women
Name Team  Time   Name Team  Time
Jaime Hernandez  42:39 Erica Shin  50:59
Luke Triveline  43:07 Florencia Alvarado  51:19
Jose Hernandez  43:35 Julie 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 Men Elite Women
Name Team   Name Team  
Ryan Atkins  BattleFrog Lindsay Webster  OCR Gear/Icebug
Josh Zwonitzer Claude Godbout  BattleFrog
Marc-Andre Bedard  BattleFrog Rose 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 Men Elite Women
Name Team  Time   Name Team  Time
Ryan Woods  LaSportiva  1:14:39 Heather Williams  1:48:46
Yuri Force  Athletics8  1:15:01 Terra Jackson  1:49:01
Elliot Megquier  Spartan Race  1:27:39 Janet Berry  1:49:14

 

Boston Sprint Race Results:

Elite Men Elite Women
Name Team  Time   Name Team  Time
Ian Deyerle  0:46:50 Kate Cramer Spartan Race 55:48
Ryan Kempson  0:48:46 Kathleen Lanphear 1:00:08
Junyong Pak  OCR Gear  0:48:50 Lauren Casavant  Turbo Fuel 1:00:46

 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 Men Elite Women
Name Team   Name Team  
Trent Binford-Walsh Laura Lunardi OCR Gear/Icebug
Brian Lewis Jessica McCauley
Jordan Hatton Brady Crone