About Brian Tallmadge

Lives in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina and has been a mud runner since 2004 before becoming OCR addicted since 2013.

Obstacle Course Racing is an Expensive Hobby

By |July 14th, 2015|

Most of the major OCR's, like marathons and other large scale races, can cost a runner well over $100 to enter the race. Add to the entry fee all the extras, and you can easily spend $500 on race weekend. But it doesn't have to be that way!

Race Recap: Rugged Maniac South Carolina

By |March 11th, 2015|

Last year, Rugged Manic went on NBC's Shark Tank and got billionaire investor Mark Cuban to invest in their brand. As I toed the starting line with a few friends I was excited to see what the infusion of cash and entrepreneurial talent added to the course.

Can Facebook Help You Stay Fit?

By |December 5th, 2014|

But sometimes you have to embrace the suck to stay in shape. Facebook can help you say? But Facebook requires you to be sitting at a computer and in general be sedentary, right? But if you use Facebook right, it can motivate you to get off the couch in the offseason by doing some fun workouts. Here are some Facebook pages for you to follow to keep you active all winter long.

The Ultimate Holiday Guy List for the OCR Athlete

By |November 28th, 2014|

The purpose of any Christmas List whether you’re 4 or 44 is to ask for things you really want “from Santa” and might not necessarily buy for yourself. The older you get, the more expensive your tastes get and correspondingly your Christmas List is likely to be filled with splurge items that would be cool to have.

I AM OCR: Brian Tallmadge

By |October 31st, 2014|

In early 2013 I was driving by a local farm that was hosting something called the Rugged Maniac. I didn't really have a clue what this was at the time but the billboard looked cool and I wanted to find out more.

Race Recap: Mega Mud Run Challenge SC

By |October 20th, 2014|

The Mega Mud Run Challenge (MMC) took place at Legare Farms, a 300 acre historic site in Charleston founded in 1725. Legare Farms is a working farm. Participants in the MMC literally ran past free roaming herds of cattle, baby pigs, and the occasional water buffalo. At one point in my tour of the course with the race director, Glenn Herring, a volunteer flagged down our all-terrain vehicle and told us that an injured pig was charging at the runners. What other mud run can claim that?!

Race Recap: Running Scared Zombie Apocalypse 5k

By |October 16th, 2014|

The Running Scared 5k started in 2013 and is now the official opening event of Boone Hall Fright Nights in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina located just outside of Charleston. Fright Nights is a month long festival that is a combination of a haunted hayride, a medieval haunted castle, a 3D nightmare adventure, and a full blown zombie town. The Running Scared 5k kicks off all of the Fright Night festivities leading up to Halloween and includes a number of side shows, vendors, and a variety of food tents.

Race Recap: Warrior Dash New York

By |August 11th, 2014|

The course was 3.2 miles long and only had 12 obstacles. All in all that's a decent obstacle to distance ratio. However, the layout made it worse because of the way the obstacles were bunched together. Half of the obstacles were bunched on top of each other over the last 300 yards of the course and these were the best obstacles. More on that in a minute.

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