Wed, 18 December 2013
Episode 75- You may want to listen to Parts I and II before proceeding.
Part 3 picks up where we left off, early Sunday Morning, November 17th in Englishtown, NJ.
We talk to the following people at or near the end of the race.
Team 3 AM Waterfalls
A few days later, we checked in via phone with Deanna, The guys from 3AM, and Pak to see how they felt after the race.
This means there will still be a Part IV to get more post race reactions.
Today's episode is sponsored by Extreme Nation.
Thu, 12 December 2013
Episode 74-We pick up on the World’s Toughest Mudder on Saturday morning November 16th prior to the start of the race. This episode will take us through to about 5am on Sunday the 17th. You will hear from some of the folks from the previous episode plus: Nele Schulze Laurence Borst Team Sons of Poseiden Team Four Horsemen Todd Sedlak Team Shark School Amelia Boone And some volunteers and staff from TMHQ.
Wed, 27 November 2013
Episode 73-Today's interviews start on Friday November 15, 2013 as we meet some of the participants from this year's World's Toughest Mudder.
In this episode, you will hear from the following:
In later episodes, we will check back in with some of these people and meet some new ones as well.
Let's dig in shall we?
Thu, 14 November 2013
Episode 72 Fred Smith joins Matt for a chat about their get together a few weekends ago. The Smithfest Events crew brought Matt up to Boston to experience Panic In The Dark and a sneak peak into their mayhem behind the scenes. Listen in to learn about how Panic went and how Matt and Fred bonded for life at 4:00am.
The 2nd interview in today's episode is with Jon Watson of JWatsonTV. Jon is the only guy we know that actually gets paid to run around with his GoPro. Jeff Marier (ORM's videographer) and Matt got to catch up with Jon at the Hit and Run 5K obstacle race in Conyers Georgia.
Today's episode is brought to you by Pretty Muddy. They have remaining events this year in Orlando and Tampa. Check them out at prettymuddywomensrun.com.
Thu, 31 October 2013
Episode 71-Yesterday, Run For Your Lives cancelled all future events including one this weekend. This morning Ruckus Events cancelled their Boston event which was also scheduled for this weekend. Just when we were all wondering when will the madness stop? When many were thinking "Will I ever be able to register for a race put on by anyone but the Big 3 and feel confident the race will happen?"
Jeff Suffolk from Human Movement Management contacted Obstacle Racing Media and said "No Mas".
Human Movement already produces a a bevvy of successful races such as The Color Run, Dirty Girl Mud Run, 5k Foam Fest and many more. Today he and Matt talked about where his company came from, where the industry is going, and why he wants to give customers a great experience even if he has to lose some money on the front end to do so.
We were thrilled to be the ones to break the great news this morning, and we are thrilled to bring you this interview in it's entirety.
Thu, 24 October 2013
Episode 70-In this week’s episode Matt first talks to Tanner Bell of Ragnar Events. If you have thought about doing a Ragnar Relay, this will be a great listen. This is a cool dude who puts on great events for runners nationwide.
Also, Jonathan Nolan from CornFed Spartans came back on the show to talk about just what happened on Day 4 of what was a 3 day Summer Death Race. He also talks about the difference between the Joe Desena/Andy Weinberg insanity of a Death Race and the Joe and Nicole Decker insanity of an Ultimate Suck.
Thu, 17 October 2013
Episode 69-In today's show, we revisit a couple of events from previous episodes.
Sam Abbitt is the founder and CEO of Savage Race. We first met him back on Episode 7 in July of 2012. Since then, Savage has put on many successful races in several markets. We catch up with Sam to find out what they are doing right and what is next.
Next we catch up with Hunter Brucks, the new "man with the plan" over at Extreme Nation. EN has resurfaced and their first event is scheduled near Tampa, Florida in February of 2014.
Hunter tells me they still plan on having large payouts ($40k) at each race. Also, Hobie Call and his vision of a spectator friendly "coliseum" style course are still part of the plan. Listen in to find out what's going to be different this time around and how they plan to make it a success.
Remember, you can still donate to our Indiegogo campaign to get greatly discounted race entries, swag, and have your favorite athlete followed at World's Toughest Mudder.
Thu, 10 October 2013
Episode 68- In this episode, you will hear from several elite racers shortly after they crossed the finish line at the hardest obstacle race any of them have done up to this point.
Listen in as these racers share their triumphs, lessons, and disappointments.
There are interviews with the following: Men: Hobie Call -1st, Matt Murphy- 2nd James Appleton-7th, Alec Blenis-14th , Matt Novakovich-18th Women: Amelia Boone -1st, Claude Godbout -3rd
Today’s Episode is brought to you by Panic In The Dark-The Original Nightmare Obstacle Run.
Thu, 3 October 2013
Episode 67-In part one of our coverage of this year's Spartan World Championship, Matt B. talks to several racers the night before the Vermont Beast Championship Race. There was $15,000 in first place prize money on the line along with thousands more for podium and top ten finishes. It was great to talk to these guys the night before the race to see how they were feeling. First up is a nice chat with David Magida and Matt Murphy who duke it out verbally the night before they were to duke it out on the course. Next up is Spartan Pro Team member Alec Blenis. Matt talked to him about how he plans to avenge his dissapointing DNF from being part of the Lost Tribe in 2012. Last on the agenda for this episode is James Appleton. James is an englishman who has won Tough Guy UK 3 times and has come over to the US to test himself against the best of the best. I ended up learning a a bunch about Tough Guy and about James.
Today’s episode is sponsored by Mud Mingle.
Mud Mingle is a 18+, full-on, fun, crazy, don’t take it to seriously, very messy, and slightly silly, mud/obstacle run with both 5k and 10k options.
Wed, 18 September 2013
Cristina Devito used to be the Chief Strategy Officer at Tough Mudder. She tells us all about how she launched Mudderella and how they plan to take over the women’s mud run world. They have 20 races in the USA, 3 in the UK and 4 in Australia planned for 2014. Also, It turns out guys can run too. Learn how they can sign up and the other reasons Mudderealla believes they have created the best women's event out there.
Next up is Paul Jones of The New England Spahtens. Paul was at the one of the first Spartan races all the way back in 2010. Find out how that led to him to the center of a Facebook group that has 1,200 members and growing. Matt asks how everyone in a group that size functions well and gets along (or do they). Also, he asks if will they ever change the name since the Spahtens participate in and review every other mud run and obstacle race out there.
Today’s episode is sponsored by Mud Mingle.