ABF was my first race of the weekend. ABF’s owner Chad Mason knew I was also racing the NJ Beast on the same day and that I had a three plus hour drive ahead of me, so he allowed me to start the course about ten minutes before the elite heat. Even though it was around 8:20 am it was already an amazing morning with the sun out and temperatures almost perfect for an OCR race.
The story of the weekend in OCR was the weather. Torrential rain and high winds in Kansas turned Atlas Race into a soggy battle. At BattleFrog the rain poured down as elements had to be changed mid-race because of rain and cold temperatures. Mother Nature may have thought she had the last laugh but racers battled through the elements. Find out who ended up on top.
Eric Acuna’s wife Nina Acuna writes about her experience at BattleFrog Dallas.
Grit ‘N Wit hits the nail on the head, a unique event combining brains and brawn. It’s only in its second year of putting on an event and it’s very unique in the fact that half of the obstacles/challenges are mental challenges and not just based on physical talent. Co-creator/race director James Moher and he was gracious enough to answer some questions about his upcoming event.
The Spartan Race this year was held in the same venue that was voted “Muddiest Spartan” last year, and though there was less mud, it was considerably warmer and the race experience was an improvement. Many new obstacles have been added to Sprint Races this year, while several others receive modifications and upgrades from race to race. Overall the bar has been raised on what to expect from a Sprint.