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50. Matt B Davis talks OCR, Atlanta, and More!

Obstacle Running Adventures

Release Date: 12/18/2017

227. Jesse Bruce on One Academy, 227. Jesse Bruce on One Academy, "New Addiction" Documentary, and More!

Obstacle Running Adventures

is one of the most influential Canadian OCR athletes and easily one of our favorites!  Between race podiums he volunteers, trains people at his gym (), and helps his community in other ways. We had him on to talk about how his gym is surviving the pandemic, his thoughts on the , and how he uses his previous dark times as motivation to push himself and others to become better! 0:00 - 2:10 - Intro 2:10 - 5:26 - Quick News 5:26 - 5:43 - Content Preface 5:4 - 35:45 - Jesse Bruce Interview () 35:45 - End - Outro ____ News Stories: Tough Mudder Missouri Results: and ____ Related...

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226. Matt B Davis on Unplugging, Mental Health, The Meaning of Life, and More! show art 226. Matt B Davis on Unplugging, Mental Health, The Meaning of Life, and More!

Obstacle Running Adventures

We haven't had on the podcast in a while so Mike had some interesting questions prepared for him!  We discuss his recent week of unplugging from social media and from his phone in general, how he continues to learn more about the importance of mental health, what the meaning of life is, and so much more! Oh and of in case you haven't heard of it. 0:00 - 2:33 - Intro 2:33 - 8:23 - Quick News 8:23 - 8:41 - Content Preface 8:41 - 1:23:36 - Matt B Davis Interview () 1:23:36 - End - Outro ____ News Stories: Savage Maryland Podium: and Battle of the Lions Podium: and Spartan Montana...

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225. Spartan Palm Beaches Recap with Angela Bowers! show art 225. Spartan Palm Beaches Recap with Angela Bowers!

Obstacle Running Adventures

The universe was against us having our planned special guest on for this episode not once, not twice, but three times! We put together this episode together somewhat last minute thanks to Angela's availability! You're a true fan if you even listen to these unplanned episodes, your support means the world to us! All that out of the way, hear a bunch of news stories as well as how Angela's experience at the Spartan Palm Beaches event went! 0:00 - 2:09 - Intro 2:09 - 14:21 - Not Quick News 14:21 - 15:57 - Content Preface 15:57 - 34:09 - Spartan Recap with Angela 34:09 - End - Outro ____...

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224. BattleFrog 2015 Reminiscing with CJ O'Connor! show art 224. BattleFrog 2015 Reminiscing with CJ O'Connor!

Obstacle Running Adventures

 is remembered for both good and bad by those who ran it when it was around!  With the next incarnation of the event planning to resurface and the initial comeback weekend being this weekend, Mike figured that he would have his good friend CJ on the show to talk about running the event back in 2015! This is a simple episode reminiscing about the old days in OCR and doing commentary on that Mike made years ago! We do not go into specifics of the past and future of the event as it wasn't really the goal of this episode. Here are some articles for additional information about , , . ...

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223. FIT Challenge with Elites, Ultra Elites, and Robb McCoy! show art 223. FIT Challenge with Elites, Ultra Elites, and Robb McCoy!

Obstacle Running Adventures

Mike spent 13 hours in Cumberland, RI covering !  Interviewing, running, interviewing more, volunteering, and interviewing even more! You'll hear from a bunch of athletes including all 6 elite podium finishers, all 6 ultra podium finishers, the race director, and more!  See below for more information with time stamp specifics! 0:00 - 2:14 - Intro 2:14 - 7:06 - Quick News 7:06 - 8:27 - Content Preface 8:27 - 41:14 - Elite Podium (, , , , , , and ) 41:14 - 57:22 - , , and ) 57:22 - 1:14:35 - Ultra Podium (, , , , , and )  1:14:35 - 1:18:44 - 1:18:44 - End - Outro ____ News...

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222. Matt Kempson on Tactical Games, Hyrox, Power Belly, and More! show art 222. Matt Kempson on Tactical Games, Hyrox, Power Belly, and More!

Obstacle Running Adventures

Mike had the chance to talk to one of his top 2 favorite Kempson brothers (not picking sides on this one)! has switched his athletic focus more towards an event called and other than following his Instagram posts, it's not an event that I know much about.  He came on to talk about that event, , his thoughts on , , , , and much more! There aren't many athletes in OCR (or OCR adjacent sports) that I don't like but it's always a pleasure talking to a Kempson! 0:00 - 2:14 - Intro 2:14 - 8:40 - Quick News 8:40 - 9:14 - Content Preface 9:14 - 1:25:21 - Matt Kempson Interview (watch it here)...

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221. BoldrDash Winter Dash with Race Director Lynn Hall! show art 221. BoldrDash Winter Dash with Race Director Lynn Hall!

Obstacle Running Adventures

Another weekend, another event!  It feels good to be running trail races and OCR again! This weekend Mike volunteered at at the "Wannabe" Destroyer obstacle and had a great time cheering on participants.  Towards the end of the event he set out to sweep the 5 mile course which is when the heavens opened and it rained like it hasn't in months. You'll hear a quick interview with one of the OG OCR race directors, Lynn Hall!  We discuss how this event went as the first time it has been an qualifying event, how the bootcamps has been going, and other events planned for the rest...

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220. FIT 'Rock 5 Miler and 5k Trail Race Recap! show art 220. FIT 'Rock 5 Miler and 5k Trail Race Recap!

Obstacle Running Adventures

knows how to put on great events, both trail and OCR.  Robb McCoy, the race director, has also learned how to put them on safely amidst a pandemic and helps prove that races can safely happen! Mike ran both the 5 miler and the 5k options at the Cumberland Monastery and had a great time at the events.  Unfortunately there was also a lot of anxiety going into an event for the first time in a while which we also discuss. 0:00 - 2:20 - Intro 2:20 - 14:10 - Quick News 14:10 - 21:04 - FIT Challenge Trail Races Recap 21:04 - End - Outro ____ News Stories: ____...

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219. Rat Race USA, and Live Loud Running with Jimmy McCaffrey! show art 219. Rat Race USA, and Live Loud Running with Jimmy McCaffrey!

Obstacle Running Adventures

has been putting on incredible events in Europe for years and Mike has specifically had an eye on their since it began! This is just one style of the many that they have been putting together. Now is starting up with plans to bring similar adventures to Americans!  Their site isn't up yet since this is all relatively new but you should join their to stay up to date! We had Jimmy McCaffrey on the show to talk about himself as an athlete, his current events, plans for Rat Race USA and more! 0:00 - 2:38 - Intro 2:38 - 11:00 - Quick News 11:00 - 11:47 - Content Preface 11:47 - 1:00:49 -...

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218. Hildervat with Race Founder Dan Woods! show art 218. Hildervat with Race Founder Dan Woods!

Obstacle Running Adventures

We had kept our eyes on 's first event last year and they were able to host a successful event during the pandemic! Since their inaugural race was so successful, elites from all over North America have signed up to conquer the Jacksonville Beach Battle on May 22-23!  Show some love to this local OCR by , , and ! 0:00 - 2:22 - Intro 2:22 - 5:47 - Quick News 5:47 - 6:22 - Content Preface 6:22 - 39:25 - Hildervat Interview 39:25 - End - Outro ____ News Stories: ____ Related Episodes: ____  Sponsored Athletes: and ! Write us an email:...

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Welcome to the Show Notes that Nobody Reads!

Katelyn and Mike talked to the one and only Matt B Davis, the founder of Obstacle Racing Media and a huge inspiration to us when starting our podcast! Keeping with his style for this episode we tried not to edit the conversation too much and we hope you enjoy listening!

Obstacle Racing Media:
http://obstacleracingmedia.com

Obstacle Racing Media Podcast:
http://obstacleracingmedia.com/category/podcast/

Matt B Davis reaching 50 miles at WTM16:
http://obstacleracingmedia.com/race/punched-mouth-happened-plan-worlds-toughest-mudder-2016/



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