Sun, 13 July 2014
Episode 92 - In today’s show-ORM brings you more obstacle goodness than you can shake a spear at. We’ve got:
Paddy McGarry from Tough Mudder telling us about new obstacles and Mudder Legion.
Adam Ruppel from Mud Hero talking about what they do well and how to get the most mud possible at an ocr event.
Don Mann, Hobie Call, Garfield Griffiths, and Alec Blenis from the most recent BattleFrog event
Orla “The Vermonster” Walsh discussing her plan to take over the OCR podium from the current champions.
Today's episode is sponsored by Men's Health Urbanathlon.
Thu, 3 July 2014
Episode 91 - We've got several interviews from the 2014 Death Race on tap for you in the next few episodes. We start it off with today's subject, Andy Weinberg.
In the middle of this year's Summer Death Race, Matt B. sat down for a long interview with Andy. For those that don't know, Andy, along with Joe Desena, helped create the Death Race, which eventually led to the creation of Spartan Race.
Andy talks about how it all began and what caused him to move to Pittsfield, VT. We talk some about the magic of the people, and the town behind The Death Race. He also regales us with a few stories of race shenanigans that involve Joe Desena and others.
Today's episode is sponsored by Men's Health Urbanathlon. Use code ORM to receive 20% of your entry. Register now at MHURB.com
Fri, 20 June 2014
Episode 90 - On today’s episode, we visit Warrior Dash Georgia 2014 and have some cool chats. We start by talking to the people who finished the course the fastest, Yuri Force, Shenoa Creer, and Ashley Martin. Next up is “Blind Pete”, a visually impaired man who completes obstacle races. Last, we spend a few minutes with Red Frog Events Mischief Manager, Katelyn Boyle about this year’s Georgia course.
The 2nd half of the show is an interview with Mark Silvers from Endeavor Team Challenge. They have a 30 hour, 40 plus mile, endurance event that we know you are going to want to check out.
Today’s episode is sponsored by Men’s Health Urbanathlon. Use the code ORM to receive 20% off your entry. Register NOW at MHURB.com
Sun, 15 June 2014
Episode 89- Happy Father's Day Everyone. Listen in as Matt talks to Robb McCoy of the F.I.T. Challenge. Robb is one of the good guys producing quality homegrown obstacle races. Find out how he works with other local RDs to be successful and help grow a great local scene in New England. (You may also hear River, the youngest member of the Davis clan, in the background as Matt was on daddy duty during this interview)
In addition, we speak with Rose Wetzel. This interview was recorded at the USOCR conference in Atlanta back in April. Rose has stormed the scene winning several Spartan Races in recent months. In this chat, we get to know a lot about Rose and learn some of her thoughts on the current state of the industry.
Today’s episode is sponsored by Race The Reaper. Every year, at least half of their obstacle designs are different. Reaper faithfuls are always wondering what’ s next. Train Hard and Prove It July 19th, 2014!
Fri, 6 June 2014
Episode 88 - In today's episode, Matt B. talks to Jeff Suffolk, Co-Founder of Human Movement Management. We initially met Jeff last year when HMM took over for Run For Your Lives which went under mid-season.
Matt had the opportunity to visit HMM Headquarters in Louisville, Colorado and see how they operate for a day or so.
Matt and Jeff discuss the following:
Is the current beer mile record on YouTube legit and beatable?
Is soccer more interesting than American football?
What does the future hold for ocr/fun events or what Jeff calls "Active Entertainment"?
What in the hell is the event Human Movement planning for August of 2015?
(Hint: It involves tree houses)
Today's episode is sponsored by Mud Hero. Check out the mud run rated tops in Canada the last two years.
Thu, 29 May 2014
Episode 87-In today's episode, we catch up with Anthony Matesi. Anthony was once a dude like you or me, now he works for Spartan leading their 12 hour Hurricane Heats amongst other duties. Let's find out how he got there and what he has in store for those that attempt the HH.
The next conversation is with Julie Johnston of Las Vegas' Camp Rhino. Find out how this one of a kind entrepreneur had fun with bootcamp and obstacles before they were cool. In the process, another amazing OCR community was born in a city known for anything but fitness.
Today's episode is sponsored by Race The Reaper.
Thu, 15 May 2014
First up is a brief interview with Billy Findeiss and Noah Galloway from our visit to Alabama. Billy is one of the Race Directors for the St. Clair Scramble. Noah Galloway is very good at being Noah Galloway.
St. Clair Scramble Flyer
Next up, we talk to Blas Elias. Blas was in the hair-metal band Slaughter, and now performs in the Las Vegas Blue Man Group. He found obstacle racing recently so we tracked him down and hooked him up with some OCR peeps to run with. We talk about how a dude who likes to run and eat healthy survived the insane lifestyle that was the Metal 80s.
Blas (Far Right) with Blue Man and Tiffanie and Matt Novakovich
Today's episode is sponsored by Race The Reaper.
Direct download: Episode_86.mp3
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Fri, 9 May 2014
Episode 85 - A few weeks ago, ORM gave you a recap from the USOCR Conference that took place in Atlanta in April.
On this week's podcast episode we bring you several interviews that took place during that conference.
You will hear from the following:
This episode will answer several questions you have had about what USOCR is and isn't.
It also may leave you asking a few more.
Today's episode is sponsored by Xtreme Ranger.
Wed, 9 April 2014
Episode 84 - Starting off, Matt interviews 3 podium finishers from the recent BADASS Dash in Georgia. First up, Devin Caster and Andrew Grizzle who finished 2nd and 3rd. We got their feelings on the course shortly afterwards. Matt then talked to Yuri Force, who has been tearing up all of his local OCRs for a few years. The week after this interview, he would finish 2nd at the Saturday Carolina Spartan Sprint.
Then, Kaitlin Stein does her first interview for the podcast with Margaret Schlachter. Margaret has been on the show numerous times, and we were excited to have her back to talk about her new book.
Today's episode is sponsored by The X-Rated Run
Direct download: Episode_84.mp3
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Fri, 28 March 2014
Episode 83-Today, you will hear an interview with Todd Sedlak. Todd has a few Death Race skulls and has helped countless others earn theirs. He is also one of a growing group of people who have turned themselves from obstacle/adventure enthusiasts to obstacle race employee. In this interview, we learn a little about what makes him tick and what led him to the world of OCR.
We also hear from several top finishers from this past weekend’s Carolina Spartan Sprint. On the women’s side, they are Amelia Boone, Brittany Duckworth, Juliana Sproles, Melanie Jones, and Val Smith. On the men’s side, we talk with Matt Novakovich, Elliott Megquier, Dennis Welch, and David Magida. This interview contains smack talk which may be offensive to sensitive listeners.
Today’s episode is sponsored by Mud Hero. Check out the mud run rated tops in Canada the last two years.
Direct download: Episode_83.mp3
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