Saturday afternoon in the lobby of the Westin Trillium Resort in Blue Mountain Village, someone asked me how I would rank the OCR World Championships against other races. I paused. Then paused some more. I’m sure there was a blank stare on my face. My mind churned as I quickly tried to form an answer. … More OCR World Championships: Where does it rank?
Fighting a giant is no easy task. It will hammer you with blow after blow, leaving you yelping in pain and moaning with agony. However, should you find yourself in the unfortunate circumstance of fighting a giant, I offer these words of reality that probably will not help you. After all, you already signed up … More How to fight a giant (AKA Barkley Fall Classic)
I don’t write race reports anymore, because I know how boring they are. But this is a special case. I have lobbied for a Spartan Race in Kentucky for a long time and it finally happened in the form of a Military Sprint at Fort Knox! So I’m obliged to provide a review and here … More Spartan Race strikes gold at Fort Knox
I’m considering it. Seriously considering it. It would be good for my soul. The Endeavor Team Challenge offers exactly what drew me (and many of the OGs) to obstacle racing to begin with: more of an adventure and less of an event. As much as I love obstacle racing and the many improvements in terms of races … More The Endeavor Team Challenge
I have raced in every single Mud Guts & Glory event since its inception, but for medical reasons, this time I was relegated to spectator status and spent the entire day at the finish line or milling around the festival area. It provided me a different, albeit a more complete picture of what is still … More Mud Guts & Glory: a different perspective
There are now more than enough people writing race reviews and I have no reason to think mine are special. I won’t review the 2016 BattleFrog race in Louisville, which by the way was not in Louisville at all, but I will make a bold statement resulting from my experience. It’s bold for me, so don’t … More Not a Review of BattleFrog Louisville
I have realized that any discussion of Mud Guts & Glory’s (MGG) position in the OCR industry must begin with its mission. This permanent course obstacle race at King’s Domain was established solely to raise money to support at-risk inner city youth. Kindness and generosity pours forth from the organization as a whole and through each … More Mud Guts & Glory review – May 2016