I always get excited at the opportunity to learn about new people within the OCR community. I first heard about Ami Sawran on the Dirt in Your Skirt Podcast. She is quite the interesting lady – she is well-known on air personality for the popular Mudstacle – Obstacle Racing Website, and a vet by trade.
OCR News Weekly – Feb-16-2017 – Toughest Mudder Rule Changes, Spartan Race AGOGE, Urban Trials Takes Over BattleFrog Social Media and Your Race Results
OCR News Weekly recaps the top news stories from around the obstacle racing industry. This week, Tough Mudder makes changes to Toughest Mudder rules, Marena Sports partners with Conquer the Gauntlet, The Urban Trails acquires BattleFrog Social channels, Spartan Race’s AGOGE 004, and race results from around the globe.
As with many countries, December is a quieter month for OCR in the UK, but it is punctuated by a few of our favorite events including the Mudstacle Awards, Kitchen Sink Race, and Judgement Day Team Event.
As the obstacle racing championship season comes to an end for 2015, we name the new BattleFrog Series Champions. On the other side of the pond, Mudstacle presented their annual Best of Awards for the United Kingdom.
Scott Seefeldt of Mudstacle.com brings Mud Run Guide a monthly update on all the news and action coming from across the pond in the UK and Europe. Look for his column What's Happening in Europe monthly on Mud Run Guide.
In my circle of friends I have often joked with them, "How do you start a fight with a Spartan Racer... Burpees". How many times have we seen on the internet another argument about the proper form of a burpee in a Spartan Race. More than one barstool conversation has become heated over the subject. But until yesterday not many people have had the guts to really put out there what so many in the industry had been thinking, then Pete Rees, the founder of Mudstacle.com published - Why Spartan Are Not Competitive Races – And How That Can Be Resolved.