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48. Frosty Half Marathon with Frank Donaghy, Winter Lights 5k, and Santa Shuffle 5k!

Obstacle Running Adventures

Release Date: 12/04/2017

394. Kaeley Wynsma on Winning Chicago Savage Race, Hybrid Racing, Give and Take of Coaching, and More! show art 394. Kaeley Wynsma on Winning Chicago Savage Race, Hybrid Racing, Give and Take of Coaching, and More!

Obstacle Running Adventures

There was the final race in the Spartan USNS Series but there was also an athlete who ran Savage Chicago who I wanted to have on the show.  Mike put it up as a poll and Savage won with 62% (67% at the time he reached out)! Due to this Katelyn reached out and interviewed who just won Savage Chicago!   You may be familiar with 's name due to us reading podium results in quick news and honestly this was a big factor in wanting to have her on the show.  Technically but she seemed like she deserved her own episode! We talk about her being a role model to her family and other women...

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393. Luca Pescollderungg on Winning Spartan Ultra World Championship, Being Spartan European Champion, and More! show art 393. Luca Pescollderungg on Winning Spartan Ultra World Championship, Being Spartan European Champion, and More!

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We had the winner of on the show, ! We talk about his background in the sport, his thoughts on being one of the best climbers in the sport of OCR, his other races that he focuses on, how the Spartan Ultra World Championships went, how he feels being both a World and a European champion, what is next for him, and much more! Be sure to to keep up with his adventures and consider giving his sponsors some love!  0:00 – 5:44 – Intro 5:44 – 8:31 – Quick News 8:31 – 9:04 – Content Preface 9:04 - 33:00 - Interview 33:00 - End – Outro Next weekend we may have someone on the show...

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392. Winning War X, Ranch Life, Becoming a Runner, Mothman, and More with Chennell Berg! show art 392. Winning War X, Ranch Life, Becoming a Runner, Mothman, and More with Chennell Berg!

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This week Katelyn talks to , the first place female finisher at . talks about her life on her cattle ranch, the evolution of her training, becoming a runner and what her experience was like taking first place at last weekend (Spoiler: It was her first ever first place finish). She talks about the importance of having her mom’s support at her OCR events. also talks about Mothman and the weather phenomenon of Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds. If you’re ever in the White Sulphur Springs area, make sure you check out  ! 0:00 – 4:40 – Intro 4:40 – 13:30 – Quick News 13:30 – 14:02 –...

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391. Stijn Lagrand on Survival Running, Team Hang-On, Winning All Events at OCR European Championships, and More! show art 391. Stijn Lagrand on Survival Running, Team Hang-On, Winning All Events at OCR European Championships, and More!

Obstacle Running Adventures

A few weeks ago Italy hosted the !  While it can be difficult to have European athletes on the show due to frequent difficulties such as time zones and language barriers, the effort is worth it due to the abundance of talent that they have overseas! This time we had the privilege to speak to Dutch athlete !  He is no stranger to doing well in elite OCR events but this he took first , but , and which is a first in that event's history (along with who also achieved that honor this year)! We talk about his history of , his , their , how the style of sport varies depending on where...

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390. Spartan Citi Field with Elites and Vendors! show art 390. Spartan Citi Field with Elites and Vendors!

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Mike was able to return to (still refuse to say Stadion), only this time he was able to run it as well which he has been wanting to do over a decade now! Without Katelyn helping, coverage ability was more limited but there is still a pretty good episode put together for you with 16 athletes and 6 vendors interviewed along with some start line audio to put you, the listener, in the stadium with us! 0:00 – 4:41 – Intro 4:41 – 7:11 – Quick News 7:11 – 8:32 – Content Preface 8:32 -13:07 - Announcements, Anthem, and Start 13:07 - 47:49 - Athlete interviews (, , , , , , , , , , , and...

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389. Gaylord Gauntlet Live Coverage with Tara Knapp, Dr. Steve Holland, AWDs, and More! show art 389. Gaylord Gauntlet Live Coverage with Tara Knapp, Dr. Steve Holland, AWDs, and More!

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We all know Mike loves a good small local race so we drove down to the to experience and cover it for the first time! This race is 3.3 miles long with mud and over 20 obstacles.  We knew that but we had no idea the extent to which the event has benefitted members of the adaptive community for the past 10 years. In the last decade the Gaylord Gauntlet 5k has raised over $800,000 for the Gaylord Sports Association which provides adaptive sports for individuals with physical and visual disabilities, as well as our Military Veterans.  You'll hear from athletes with disabilities (AWDs),...

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388. 388. "Not Too Late", New Book By Gwendolyn Bounds!

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In the past and doing so opened up options for future book related interviews! 's publicist, Brianna Kusilek, reached out to us back in April but it took us a while to find a time to release a potential episode with her.  Luckily we made room this week and Katelyn interviewed her for the show! Katelyn and talk about changing perspective on life, growing older, overcoming adversity, golden retrievers, and much more. 's .  If we want more attention given to the sport that we love, then we need to support books written about the sport we love! ! 0:00 – 5:44 – Intro 5:44 –...

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387. Vivien Tran on Spartan US National Series, MudGear-Hannibal Race Pro Team, ASCO Spartacus Dash, and More! show art 387. Vivien Tran on Spartan US National Series, MudGear-Hannibal Race Pro Team, ASCO Spartacus Dash, and More!

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We had yet another athlete on the show, ! We have been keeping an eye on her as an athlete ever since she joined their team and we have not been disappointed.  Some accomplishments are winning a Axe, a , doing well in the , and achieving podium placements at many local events such as , , and ! We discussed how she found the sport, thoughts on the rest of the women's field, her experience in the sport so far, what she has planned for the rest of the year, the perks of being on a pro team, and much more! Follow along with her via  or ! 0:00 – 3:26 – Intro 3:26 – 9:14 – Quick...

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386. Hawk Call on Growing Up in OCR, Big Bear National Series Race, Preparing for Broken Arrow, and More! show art 386. Hawk Call on Growing Up in OCR, Big Bear National Series Race, Preparing for Broken Arrow, and More!

Obstacle Running Adventures

When started getting into some big Spartan Races a few years ago it got a lot of us who have been in the sport for a long time pretty excited!  This is because many of us remember who is almost always in the conversation of who historically is one of the best men in the sport of OCR. is his own own athlete though, and I didn't want to have him on the show just to talk about his dad.  It didn't take long for him to start to make a name for himself though, and it quickly became more of an issue of having an open weekend for the show and have him on for his own episode. Following his...

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385. Evan Perperis on Toughest Mudder Philadelphia, 100 OCR Podiums, and What is Next! show art 385. Evan Perperis on Toughest Mudder Philadelphia, 100 OCR Podiums, and What is Next!

Obstacle Running Adventures

is no stranger to the show due to his frequent appearances at our favorite OCR event to cover every year (World's Toughest Mudder), as well as our interest in his ultra OCR fundraising efforts over the years! We discuss , which podiums stood out to him the most over the years, how the recent Toughest Mudder East went along with the new changes to the team format, Lebenese food, and what he plans to do in both sport and life moving forward! , and , , and ! 0:00 – 2:45 – Intro 2:45 – 12:56 – Quick News 12:56 – 13:25 – Content Preface 13:25 - 1:05:30 - Interview 1:05:30 - End –...

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More Episodes

The year may be coming to a close but we still have a few events left to the year!

The main event covered in this episode is the Frosty Half Marathon in Raynham, MA that Kay, Mike, and Nancy ran. Shortly after there is an interview with Frank Donaghy who is the president of the Colonial Road Runners. Towards the end we cover the Winter Lights 5k that Ian, Shae, and Kay ran as well as Angela's experience at the Santa Shuffle up in Maine!

Colonial Road Runners Website:
http://colonialrunners.org

Next weekend we will be at:
Assault on Mount Hood in Melrose, MA
Ugly Sweater 5k in Foxboro, MA
FIT 'Mas 5k Trail Race in Cumberland, RI

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Intro music - "Streaker" by: Straight Up
Outro music - "Iron Paw" by: Dubbest