About five years ago Mike Vaules and two of his colleagues attended a benefit gala for the Navy SEAL Foundation. There they met the 31 Heroes Project leaders who wanted another highly visible and fun event to raise funds. The three men, all residents of Ocean City, New Jersey, provided the obvious choice. Conduct a family-friendly obstacle course race challenge on the beach.
In obstacle course racing there are always those big races we all hear about but once in a while, there comes along a small local race that does it just right and can compete against some of the bigger names. One of those is Eagles Nest Training, in Smith Falls, Ontario – Canada.
A lone sentinel stands guard over the sole surviving bastion of full-time OCR in the southern half of New Jersey. ABF Mud Run is a shell of its former self. Some moved to Texas. Others like myself are still out there rucking from place to place looking for a home base. Some moved to South Jersey OCR.
It took a great amount of courage for me to approach Coach Pain for a sit-down chat. I had met him at BattleFrog in Squamish, B.C. but wasn’t sure if he would be willing to share with me how he developed his passion, his strength and what makes him Coach Payne. To my humble surprise, he was more than willing to sit down with me over Skype and share with me how he has become such a driving force.
Your First Mud Run is a mud run series started in 2011 by Brad Vaccaro. The first event was held at Garret Mountain in Woodland Park, New Jersey. Mud Run Guide caught up with Vaccaro to find out more about this family friendly mud run.
Scott Carney set off in 2012 to debunk Wim Hof and the Wim Hof Method. Carney an experienced investigative journalist spent most of his career debunking gurus and false prophets. He traveled to Poland to meet the man and learn his methods and expose him. However, instead of debunking Hof he was a convert to the benefits of the cold.
For The "Ninja Weatherman" Joe Moravsky, the end of season 6 of American Ninja Warrior was a wake-up call. "I have never fallen on stage 2 until then," he said. "But it was a blessing; I refocused, it reminded me not to expect success to be easy." Moravsky has witnessed the evolution of the obstacles and training for ANW since his debut during season 5.
Victor Carrillo is no stranger to the world of obstacle course racing. In fact, over the last few years, he has made a name for himself and has turned his hobby into a passion and his passion into a business as the founder of Machete Madness, a group that hosts endurance events up and down the California coast and occasionally elsewhere.
In our crazy OCR community, we are all family, and our family stretches across the country, from coast to coast and even internationally. You get to know of and to know some very interesting and crazy people (in a good way). I have been following and participating in the OCR world for a couple of years now, and wanted to get to know some of the “athletes” a bit better.
I had the opportunity to chat with Dylan Morgan, Director of Sweaty Yeti Races, and the man behind bringing Survival Run Canada to Squamish, B.C. in 2017. I wanted to learn more about him, his racing career, and Survival Run Canada.