Blue Mountain Resort in Palmerton, P.A. is home to one of Spartan's toughest Super and Sprint races. Now, we must include a trail race into the equation.
Fear and worry seem to be one of the biggest reasons people are hesitant to sign up for an OCR. When I asked what they feared the most, it seemed pretty consistent: Worry about being able to do the obstacles, how long the race would take, would they even be able to finish or keep up with friends who had run before. Would people laugh at them when they failed an obstacle or had to walk? What if you need help over the starting wall?
The 2019 Diablo Grande Super and Sprint weekend was filled with vertical incline and gorgeous views, but served as a reminder for many racers to ramp up their hill training.
Plenty of beautiful terrain awaited in the Spartan Arizona Sprint and Super courses, which varied from slight inclines and steep, hard declines, to beautiful sandy trenches and prickly bush juking.