This past weekend, I ran my fourth consecutive year at Rugged Maniac in Central Florida. Originally I was going to take a break from this year in order to try new races, but an opportunity popped up to do it again, and I couldn’t say no.
So here’s why Rugged Maniac is and always will be one of my favorite obstacle race series.
Even though the purpose of my blog is to discuss obstacle course racing, I feel it’s worth taking time to discuss the new Netflix competition series, Ultimate Beastmaster. Considering the variety of athletes that have taken on The Beast, including a few elite OCR and Crossfit athletes, it still makes sense for me to review it. Before I get into the details, here’s my overall review:
The HESCO Bone Frog Challenge is an obstacle race company that was founded and is still operated by former Navy SEALs; knowing that, you know the race is going to be epic! And it definitely was. Taking on Bone Frog was my first race since May, and it definitely gave me the challenge that I was looking for.
(3/26/16 Update: Pictures are up! There aren’t a ton of me, but still excellent photos by the photographers of Gameface Media.)
Once again, I was lucky enough to take on the mighty Savage Race, this my second time taking on the course. This spring event was met with all kinds of ups and downs, but overall, it was definitely a great weekend. Here are my key takeaways from the event:
On February 6, 2016, I took on the course of Warrior Dash in their first event of the year in Florida. Originally, I was unsure if I wanted to write a review because Warrior Dash is big enough that I figured most would write reviews and I didn’t want to crowd it up with my own. Until I started reading other reviews. I was actually surprised by the negative views that many took on. Not that they can’t say what they want; it’s their opinion and that’s why there are so many reviews out there. So here’s my take on it: Continue reading
First off, I must issue an apology. It’s been more than a month since I’ve done this run and I promised a review. Nonetheless, I wanted to make sure I got this one out there.
The Insane Inflatable 5K is not the typical OCR. When one thinks of an obstacle course race, they think typically of barbed wire, mud, and beer. The Insane Inflatable 5K is great for those interested in OCR’s without getting dirty. Let’s get into the nitty gritty of it. Continue reading
First off, some background on Savage Race:
My before shot….mere minutes away from starting Savage Race.
It was founded in 2011 by Sam Abbitt and Lloyd Parker. Abbitt also serves as CEO of the company and Parker is the COO, creating the obstacles that are featured on the course today. Savage Race is easily one of the biggest national companies with over 100,000 participating in their events around the country. Continue reading