This episode we talk to Lindsay from Wreck Bag – she’s the sale director for Lindon Group, the brain trust behind the Wreck Bag concept. We talk about the inspiration behind Wreck Bag, and their awesome rise in OCR to date – we talk about the product, the associated products, and where they go next.
Note: This is the first episode in the interview series where we don’t record a video alongside this, so we’re going to drop the nespahtens.tv link and branding. If you’re reading this, and listening to the show, you’re in the right place!
Want to learn more about Wreck Bag, or talk to them about getting Wreck Bag at your event? Check them out.
Wicked Mud Run is a local, entry level OCR doing lots of things right. Focusing on fun, they do offer a competitive 10k option, and fundraise for some very personal to the founders charities. This is also one of the newest entries to the #racelocal Grand Prix
Take a listen as I chat with Ray Thomson, co-founder of the series.
Also worth noting: This will be our final nespahtens.tv episode! But don’t worry, all the content will be merged into our other show, The NE Spahtens Show, and interviews with Race Directors and personalities will continue, but audio only. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast to get them!
Brian is the Seal behind Bonefrog Challenge – his brain child and labor of love since 2012, Bone Frog provides something thats a bit tougher than your average OCR.
In this episode of nespahtens.tv, we talk about their humble beginnings, the roots of some of their signature obstacles, their breakout 2016 year and up and coming Georgia event and what the future holds for them.
We also tell you how to handle the Dirty Name obstacle without breaking your head 🙂
Henry has been around the OCR scene for a long time, and it’s rare not to see him working, volunteering or running at a major event in the region. In this episode we talk about how you get a job at Spartan Race, and why it’s not quite as glamorous as you may think – we talk about his work for Team RWB and Oscar Mike and his most recent venture as a professional photographer for his own company, Marte Photography.
This show was live streamed to Facebook at the time we recorded it, so thanks to everyone who tuned in live!
In this shorter than normal episode of nespahtens.tv, I talk to Elizabeth Perry of the American Heart Association – they have their annual race, the Heart Challenge coming up next weekend, and we had a chat about the event – one that she feels is a bit of reboot – and with the likes of Fred Smith and GameFace Media behind it this year, I agree!
There is still time to register! Registration closes at noon on Friday the 24th of June, and code NESPA2016 will get you $10 off. Race day registration is also available, but no discount codes! Heats start at 8:30am, and this is a #racelocal Grand Prix event, with options to run multiple laps available.
AHA have been nothing but receptive the entire time we’ve been speaking – make sure you check these guys out!
Check out what happens when two “OG’s” of OCR get together, share a few beers, and talk about the good old days …
Margaret Schlachter, of Dirt in your Skirt, Mud Run Guide, author of Obstacle Race Training and several other ventures and I talk mostly about her journey through the world of obstacle course racing. We talk about the first Spartan Race events, and how they got her heading towards the inaugural Worlds Toughest Mudder. How she accidentally became the worlds first professional obstacle course racer, and ended up training Chris Davis during a pivotal time in OCR. We talk about more current events – and she places her bets for who’s going to win – Hobie Call or Ryan Atkins at the upcoming Utah Battlefrog. Like always, we talk about the future – and she has kind words for #racelocal!
This is a longer than normal episode (we had a lot to talk about!) and if you’re watching the video, please note there are some slight synch issues until about minute 17, when they fix themselves. More video gremlins!
Huge thanks to Margaret for taking time out of her trip to NY state to come visit, and thanks to the Gardner Ale House for fueling us with a growler full of Summers End beer!
Lynn visits the nespahtens.tv studio to talk about BoldrDash, and it’s new Winter offering coming up early March 2016 – we also discuss how a regional OCR handles fits in to the current drive for the OCR industry to go professional. And we tease Rhode Islanders a bit 🙂