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About Mike Crimmins

Mike Crimmins enjoys craft beer and New Orleans restaurants, which is why he discovered Obstacle Course racing when he was looking to get back into shape in 2013. Since then he's cut back on the craft beer and raced in just about every OCR in the gulf south. He works out out with his active four year old and looks forward to racing with him in the near future. He is also a retired coffee blogger and active digital marketing pro on week days.
  • Spartan Alabama Helix

Race Review: 2019 Spartan Race Alabama Super/Sprint

By |March 21st, 2019|

After almost a year and a half away, Spartan Race returned to Alabama for a weekend full of dirt and obstacles. For the first race in Alabama since 2017, they returned with Super and Sprint courses, and a new location just up the road from Mobile.

  • 2019 US National Series Alabama Super Winners

2019 US National Series Alabama Super “Livestream” Replay

By |March 18th, 2019|

The Spartan US National Series traveled to Alabama this past weekend. Great weather and a flat course let to an exciting elite race.

  • Spartan Burpee Challenge

December Means Dead Hang And Burpee Challenges

By |December 4th, 2018|

December - a month known for eating too much at family holiday dinners and watching Christmas movies from a comfortable laying down position on the living room couch. It’s too cold to run outside even in southern Louisiana. In other words, it’s a good month to do some inactive recovery on the couch and to not think about the 2019 OCR season until 2019.

  • Terrain Race - Mini-Monkey Start

Race Review – Terrain Race Mini-Monkey New Orleans

By |November 28th, 2018|

This past weekend, my son had a chance to do more than a homemade obstacle course in the living room. He got to be the one that dragged me to a race. Okay, maybe I helped scout out the race. It’s not easy to find a race when you’re only four and don’t have a credit card.

16 Obstacle Course Racing Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

By |September 10th, 2018|

There’s a growing number of OCR podcasts that can make a long run or even a long commute home from work more interesting. If you’re looking for an OCR podcast to listen to (or to discover another), here’s a nearly comprehensive list of obstacle course racing podcasts.

Race Review: No Turning Back Mud Run

By |August 24th, 2018|

Backyard mud run fun for the whole family. That’s the best way to describe the 4th Annual No Turning Back Mud Run held this past weekend in Picayune, Mississippi.

Race Review: Battle OCR St. Francisville

By |July 25th, 2018|

Near record-breaking heat. More hills than anyone thought possible in Louisiana. Almost more obstacles than could fit on to one course. That’s the Battle OCR that took place on July 21, 2018 in St. Francisville, LA.

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Race Review: Vanguard Race at Louisiana Sports Festival

By |June 13th, 2018|

Athletes from all over the country traveled to BREC's Farr Equestrian Park in the heart of Louisiana to compete in the Louisiana Sports Festival Vanguard Race this past weekend, June 9 & 10, 2018. The outdoor sports celebration held in Baton Rouge Louisiana included obstacle course events, trail races, and mountain bike competitions.

Tough Mudder’s New Course Format

By |March 19th, 2018|

Tough Mudder started off the 2018 season in New Orleans this past weekend with some visible changes. The biggest difference between the 2017 and the 2018 season was the five mile, two loop course format instead of one ten mile loop for anyone doing the Tough Mudder Full. On paper, it didn’t seem like that big of a difference, but on the course, it became clear that it had a very different feeling.

  • Vanguard Race Rope Climb

Race Review: Vanguard Race

By |February 22nd, 2018|

With an exciting 3.5 miles of trails, mud, water and 26 obstacles, the inaugural Vanguard Race kicked off the 2018 Louisiana obstacle course racing season in Hammond, Louisiana on February 17th.

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