Monthly Archives: October 2015

Spartan Sprint Tahoe 2015 – Race Recap

Posted on October 9, 2015

While the Championship Race on Saturday was the highlight of the weekend, lots was happening on Sunday as well – Ultra Beasters took off nice and early, followed by few more waves of the Beast, and then the Spartan Sprint – including the competitive wave, as well as the charity race, special wave for the

Spartan Race Toronto 2015 – Everything You Need To Know

Posted on July 10, 2015

*EDITED: The weather forecast is out, and heat warning is in effect for both Saturday and Sunday. I am changing some of my earlier recommendations: – do not wear long pants, you will be way too hot. Some scrapes are better than a sun stroke.  – given that it’s been raining in Southern Ontario in

Stephanie Cornelius at 5:15 pm Jul 11
You are awesome!!! Thank you so much for the wonderful info this well be my second ever solo race and I was a nervous but I feel much better now :)

April Fools’ – Tough Mudder Vs. Spartan Race Face-Off

Posted on April 6, 2015

Ah, April Fools’. The day of false engagement and pregnancy announcements, declarations of life overhauls and long-term travel (that is just wishful thinking in disguise) and other cliche humour. The companies are almost expected to produce something brilliant and hilarious on that day (although Google is perhaps the only one who seems to be able

#ShirtStorm @ Atlanta Spartan Sprint: Brand Competition Or Violation Of Personal Freedom?

Posted on March 18, 2015

Shortly after the Atlanta Spartan Sprint took place, the OCR Gear posted the following: “Rumor has it Spartan Race forced a female finisher to change out of her BattleFrog Series shirt before taking the podium in Atlanta. Say what??” Armed with hashtags #shirtstorm and #shirtgate, the online community was livid. This was David vs. Goliath

[…] still talking about the Spartan Race and the competitors’ logos in their photos. Yet another #shirtstorm broke out after the Spartan Race has blurred out the BattleFrog logo from Ryan Atkins’ […]

Forget Holiday Wish Lists – This Is What Obstacle Racers ACTUALLY Want

Posted on December 10, 2014

Norm Koch, the infamous race course director, posted the following on Facebook last week: As my good friend Matthew says: “Ask, and ye shall receive”. Here are the obstacles the racers want to see in 2015 racing season: AGILITY gut checks a la BattleFrog sternum checker downhill tire ride zip line crawl tunnels door knob

SOLO at 3:37 pm Dec 15
Maggie, I agree. :) In fact... health we can train for also!

5 Essential Steps You Need To Follow To DNF Your First Endurance Obstacle Race

Posted on September 12, 2014

Congratulations. The fact that you are reading this blog post means that you are taking your DNF very seriously, and that you will not stop at anything in order to achieve that coveted three letter status. Today, I will share some key strategies to ensure a DNF in any endurance obstacle race you attempt. [If

SOLO at 2:47 pm Oct 16
GAH! That sounds frustrating, indeed! I find it really hard to find people who are truly same pace as you. And if they do not have the appropriate gear - makes it that much more frustrating!

Prison Break Toronto 2014 – Race Recap

Posted on September 4, 2014

Prison Break is one of the newer obstacle race series, yet it has already been highlighted among three top rated races in the Impact magazine, along with Ontario Women’s Triathlon and Oasis Zoo Run. It combines an obstacle heavy 5k with capture-the-flag twist, where you “break out” and attempt to escape, all while keeping the

Why Warrior Dash Toronto 2014 Left Me Disappointed

Posted on July 19, 2014

Warrior Dash Toronto was very much a last minute decision – I did not register until Wednesday of last week. I have not done a Warrior Dash since my very first obstacle race in 2010 – Warrior Dash in Illinois. We drove out with my brother and my dad, as there was no such thing

[…] Warrior Dash, thank you for being my first obstacle race. Thank you for great memories of running through mud […]

Toronto Spring Tough Mudder 2013 – Race Recap

Posted on May 21, 2013

*This race review has been written for Obstacle Racing Magazine USA. You can view the original post at http://www.obstacleracingmagazine.com  Beep. Beep. Beep. Alarm rings. “Ugh. Just die already”, I think to myself. My bed is so warm, and from keeping the patio door open overnight, I feel the chill in the air. I bury my head

Solo at 7:23 am May 24
Awww - thank you, Tess. I'm incredibly flattered.

Spartan Race Time Trial @ Fenway Park, Boston – Race Recap

Posted on November 19, 2012

This past weekend, Spartan Race has joined the celebrations of Fenway Park’s 100th anniversary. To celebrate in style, the ballpark has been converted into an obstacle racing venue for the Spartan Sprint Time Trial, the shortest distance race in the series. We could not have asked for a nicer day. I have to do a

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