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Part 2- Trying to Find Balance between life and OCR – Julie Palamar

By |November 12th, 2018|

Next up in my three-part mini-series on how to find a balance between life and OCR, I would like to introduce to you Julie Palamar. Not only is she the nanny to triplet girls, but she also has her own child that she is raising.

OP-ED: Obstacle Course Racing in 2018 – Part 4 – Is OCR a True Sport?

By |November 9th, 2018|

Merriam-Webster defines a sport as "a contest or game in which people do certain physical activities according to a specific set of rules and compete against each other". They also describe it in general as "a physical activity (such as hunting, fishing, running, swimming, etc.) that is done for enjoyment." In the broader sense then, obstacle course racing (OCR) is obviously a physical activity…hence a sport.

How Road Racing Relates to OCR (Obstacle Course Racing)

By |November 8th, 2018|

Aaron Singleton and I had been chatting online this summer quite a bit and decided it would be neat to collaborate on an article. I wanted to show how it felt to go from road runner to obstacle course racer, and how it felt to go from obstacle course racer to road runner.

Part 1 – Trying to Find Balance between life and OCR – Hillary Greene

By |November 5th, 2018|

Everyone understands how tough it is to find balance within our lives for general "adulting" (paying bills, going to work) and being able to train to be our best in the Obstacle Course World. I don't want to say anyone person has more challenges in achieving balance than another, however, I find being a parent adds an extra level of difficulty to this equation.

Standardizing Failure? An Examination of the 100% Obstacle Completion Discrepancy between Men and Women at OCRWC and Beyond

By |October 31st, 2018|

There exists a growing concern regarding low completion rates as of late. As OCR innovates to challenge veteran racers, events have seen low 100% completion rates. Hillary Greene looks at the 2018 OCR World Championships and the Obstacle Racing industry as a whole.

OP-ED: How I am making OCR be only a PART of my life

By |October 30th, 2018|

It all started over 6 years ago at a free kickboxing class. There was a woman in there who mentioned she was doing a race in two weeks and asked me if I wanted to do it with her. She said it was a Spartan Sprint and since I’m up for anything I figured why not. I signed up..did the race and just like the tagline says...I KNEW AT THE FINISH LINE! I was hooked.

OP-ED: OCR in 2018 – Part 3 – Is CrossFit Coming for Obstacle Course Racing?

By |October 29th, 2018|

The past decade has seen incredible growth in extreme physical challenge events. In addition to our beloved Obstacle Course Racing, there’s made-for-television American Ninja Warrior and the oddly mesmerizing CrossFit Games.

What I Learned From My DNF

By |October 18th, 2018|

When Spartan announced a few days before this year's World Championship race in Lake Tahoe, that the course would be shortened by about four miles, I secretly let out a sigh of relief. However, I wasn't ready to experience a DNF and the stages of grief after not finishing a race.

Op-Ed: Restoring Faith and Slaying Trolls

By |October 9th, 2018|

A few weeks ago I declared my frustration with negativity pervading OCR in my piece, “OCR Community Must Lead the Fight Against Trolls.” As a direct result, I took on the Nashville Tough Mudder (TM) Half course as a lone wolf to test a hypothesis.

What it Takes to Win the Tahoe Spartan Ultra

By |October 4th, 2018|

I wanted to prove it is possible to get better and lead a normal life and compete at a high level. I hope to inspire others to step out of their comfort zone and try something different like obstacle course racing to feel a sense of accomplishment;

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