Sat, 3 January 2015
Episode 113 - Mark Jones did the 2nd ever Spartan Race in Brooklyn NY, back in 2010. His performance got him free entry into Summer Death Race. He finished, but swore he would never do it again. Find out how his path brought him back to Pittsfield again and again until he finally moved there in 2013. We also talk about he trains to not just finish, but win, The Death Race, World's Toughest Mudder and Joe Decker's Suck and Ultimate Suck. The only thing Mark hasn't finished is the grueling GORUCK Selection. We talk about what went wrong in previous attempts, and how he plans to finish the next time around.
Mon, 8 December 2014
Episode 110 - Kristin and Yishai Horowitz put on adventure races and triathlons through their company, All Out Events. Back in 2007 they also got the idea to put on a mud run. In OCR years, 2007 makes 2010 look like 1985, so they were waaay ahead of the curve. We talk to them about a proposal they wrote which shows what the mud landscape looked like 7 years ago. We also learn about how they've successfully carved out their own race community and avoided the boom/bust of many other companies that failed around them.
Today's episode is sponsored by Udder Mud Run. Udder Mud Run returns to Covington Georgia on Aug 8, 2015. Use Code RUNORM for $10.00 off.
Wed, 26 November 2014
Episode 108 - In today's show, we talk to with 3 top finishers from this year's World's Toughest Mudder.
Allison Tai is like many Canadian athletes we have met in recent months. She's sweet, humble, and really good at obstacle racing. She won the Edmonton Spartan Sprint in July and the Canadian Spartan Ultra Beast in September. She then turned in an impressive 4th at the Spartan Super in Sacramento a few weeks later. At WTM, she beat all but 24 of the men and bested every woman other than Amelia Boone, completing 14 laps and 70 miles before time ran out.
Despite great credentials, Miguel Medina and Hunter McIntyre showed up under the radar to WTM with Team Wolfpack Spartan. They then spent the next 24 hours (plus) fighting off Under Armour Team Australia to take home the 1st place team prize.
Today's show is sponsored by Mad Anthony Mud Run. Mad Anthony was known for his tenacity, intensity and character; we hope that you will bring those same attributes as you complete this adventurous challenge including numerous “battles” that will confront you along the way.
Wed, 19 November 2014
Episode 107 - We are in Las Vegas and nearby Henderson, Nevada for Part One of this year's World's Toughest Mudder Coverage.
Listen to pre WTM interviews with:
Hanna Copper - First timer with big goals
Matty Gregg -Big money raiser and WTM Community Admin
Mandy Baskin -4 time WTM competitor
Shenoa Creer - Representing ORM
Team Under Armour Australia - A strong team favorite featuring last year's female winner Deanna Blegg
Matthew Hanson - Last year's 4th place finisher
Amelia Boone - Lover of Poptarts
Team 3AM Waterfalls - Last year's Team Winners
Ken Jacobus - Founder of WTM Community
Junyong Pak - Post race arm wrestler
Jim Campbell - The Goat
Nolan Kombol -Tough Mudder Director of Process Innovation and WTM Course Designer
Will Dean -CEO of Tough Mudder
Nickademus Hollon - Barkley's Winner, Ultraracing Super Badass
Thu, 23 October 2014
Episode 103 - In today’s episode, we spoke to Kimber Mattox and Renee Baillie, two women who drove down from the runner’s haven of Bend, Oregon to crush the recent Warrior Dash World Championship. Listen in to find out how Renee almost didn’t show up at all, and how both of them had very different predictions about the outcome. You will also hear the exciting news that they have now caught the OCR bug.
Learn more about Kimber Mattox here.
Learn more about Renee Baillie here
Click here to see MudRun Guide's coverage of the women's Warrior Dash Championship Race. (Also to see what I was talking about at 6:35 of the podcast)
Wed, 15 October 2014
Episode 102 - Today’s episode is a conversation with Adrian Bijanada, the man who created The Obstacle Racing World Championships. What started as a vision is now fast becoming a reality in Ohio next weekend. Adrian answers questions about every question we threw at him including qualifications, prize money, course markings, penalties, future race sites and much much more.
Tue, 7 October 2014
Episode 101- In today’s episode, we welcome back Joe Desena to the program.
Joe just had an incredible weekend so we are excited to rush this episode up and get it to you right away.
First he completed the Spartan Ohio race from a wheelchair. He was challenged by Michael Mills, Nubs from More Heart Than Scars, and some others to complete a Spartan race from a completely different perspective.
Joe talks about the incredible experience he had doing this and the decision it led him to regarding future Adaptive Athletes heats at Spartan Race.
Shortly after this race, Joe drove about 400 miles to do a 50k race with his 8 year old son Jack, which we also discussed.
We then talk a little about the upcoming Spartan Cruise.
Mon, 6 October 2014
Episode 100-Vermont Beast 2014
At the end of July of 2012, Matt B. left a weekend trip from Pittsfield, Vermont with the idea that talking to people in the obstacle racing world would make for a cool podcast.
27 months and 99 episodes later, we find ourselves back in Vermont, in nearby Killington, for the 2014 Spartan Beast Championship Race.
On today’s show you will hear from Deanna Blegg, Junyong Pak, Jonathan Albon, Ryan Atkins, Cody Moat, Hunter McIntyre, Chad Trammell, Isaiah Vidal, Claude Godbout, Corinna Coffin, James Appleton, Matt Novakovich, Orla Walsh, Jackie Rust, Knut Hohler, Lindsay Webster, Morgan McKay, April Dee and Rose Wetzel.
It has truly been a pleasure, here is to the next 100.
Today’s episode is sponsored by MudGear
Fri, 26 September 2014
Episode 99 - In today's episode, we bring you awesome interviews from the Amesbury, MA Spartan Race which took place on August 9th of this year.
We interviewed top male and female finishers including Cody Moat, Isaiah Vidal, Glenn Racz, Junyong Pak, April Dee, TyAnn Clark, and Corinna Coffin. They gave us their thoughts shortly after finishing the race (before the TV cameras got to them)
We also spoke to few special guests: A kick-ass mother daughter duo known as Sue-Nami and TNT, Heather Run To Inspira who runs races with a lot more than just a bib number, and Paul Jones, one of the admins for the New England Spahtens.
Last we checked in with Mike Morris from Spartan. As always gives us some great insight into what goes on behind the scenes at Spartan.
Today's episode is sponsored by Men's Health Urbanathlon.
Sat, 30 August 2014
Episode 98-Yassine Diboun is an ultrarunner who likes to poop in the woods. He also has put up some great race performances including a 10th place at Western States. Matt B. sat down with Yassine when he was in Portland earlier this Summer. They enjoyed a run, several meals, and this great conversation.
Josue Stephens runs Fuego Y Agua events, which are extreme endurance races that take place all over the globe. In this episode, Josue talks about what happened with The Celts over in The U.K. and some of what racers can expect in the upcoming Hunter Gatherer events in Texas.
Today's episode is sponsored by Men's Health Urbanathlon.