Welcome to the fourth Spartan race of the season and the first stop of the 2020 US National Series. We’ve got new medals, new finisher shirts and a Slipwall made of aluminum. Let’s dive in, shall we?
Founded in 2010, Savage Race holds over a dozen races per year in two different formats: the 27+ obstacle, 5-7 mile Savage Race and the 15-20 obstacle, 3+ mile Savage Blitz... but are they still the "best-kept secret" in OCR?
Rugged Maniac X is for those obstacle course racing athletes who feel "one lap is never enough". For those who want to really challenge themselves on race day. Kathleen Davis tackles Rugged Maniac X for the first time in Pennsylvania.
My apologies for being late to the party with this Spartan Sprint race recap outside of Washington DC. Unfortunately, I’m not independently wealthy and I’ve yet to find anyone interested in sponsoring a recreational but also average OCR athlete. In other words, I’ve been out of town traveling for work.
Muckfest MS was held on both Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 at The Glen Mills Schools in Glen Mills and Thornbury Township Pennsylvania; we were there on Saturday. For those not familiar with the area, the venue is 30 miles outside Philadelphia and about an hour from my home in New Jersey. I raced with my twin sister Patti, my younger sister Chrissy and our friends Cara and Heather.
For some, their OCR season is in full swing. For me, the Spartan Stadium Sprint at Citi Field was my first race of the year and it didn’t disappoint! The race was held on Saturday, April 21 at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets (Let’s go Mets!). For those not familiar with New York City, the stadium is in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in the borough of Queens and was about 110 miles from my home in New Jersey.
I signed up for my first Spartan Race in the fall of 2016 after a coach at my gym decided to get a team together. I had been working out pretty regularly for about a year after being away from exercise for a long time. I ran my first Broad Street Run in Philadelphia (10-miler) a few months earlier and was training for the upcoming Philadelphia Half Marathon,