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Episode 27: Savage Race

If you’re listening to this show, then Savage Race are coming to New England and we’re the first to let you know – and you should not only listen to the show to find out the details, but get a bit of history about Savage Race itself, and find out what it is that they do differently to all the race brands that came before them, and failed.

Some links we discuss in the show:

Learn more about the Savage Syndicate program –

Twin Peaks (watch this, it’s hysterical) –

and when registration is open, code “savage” will get you an awesome price.

Thanks for listening!

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Episode 24 – Fall FIT Challenge

fitmedalOn this episode, we drag Robb McCoy away from building FIT Challenge and check in – this coming weekends FIT Challenge is hotly anticipated as the closure to the 2016 OCR season here in New England, and he has something for everyone – from multi-laps, elite waves with mandatory obstacle completion, open waves and a rock solid kids course, put on by PursuEventures, who have been guests on the show before.

Robb also tells us about the new ways you can qualify for OCR World Championships at FIT, and why he put $1,000 cash challenges out there if you can beat 40 minutes on his course – will this be you?

As always, subscribe in iTunes or Stitcher – leave us feedback so we know you’re out there – let us know what you think!

And, I’ll see you at FIT.

ps. check out this badass medal!

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The NE Spahtens Show – Episode Twenty Three

nespahtensshowsquare2In episode 23, we tell you how to get 50% off a shopping trip at Reebok HQ, who’s in #racelocal 2017 so far, a bit about our annual Rucksgiving – and then move onto a chat about the recent very cold Bonefrog Challenge. Despite our promise not to talk about OCRWC again, they went and announced a venue and date, so we cover that off – promise, we’re done for now (until they do something else cool …)

Lastly, some listener questions!

We LOVE to hear from you – please, get in touch with a comment, an email or a review on iTunes – you can find our episode archive (new!) right here.

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Episode 22 – O2X

o2x-logo-ep22O2X quickly established themselves as something very unique in the trail / endurance market – holding base to summit races that were way more than just the race itself. With a unique destination event feel, and a huge draw the evening before the race itself – over the last three years they’ve become a solid favorite for people looking for something a little different. More recently, they’ve been establishing their brand as something more than a simple race experience – holding workshops for physical and mental training workshops, with a focus on first responders.

In this episode we learn more about both the race (with an announcement of the 2017 venue!) and the other aspects of the O2X brand that may not be so apparent.

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Episode 21 – OCR World Championships, wrap up.

ep21promoIn episode 21, Paul talks to Adrian again – this time a few days after the OCR World Championships. We talk about what worked, what didn’t work – and how close Adrian came to saying “never again”. We also talk about 2017 and the big question – where will it be?

To wrap up, we talk about the International OCR Union – Adrian’s latest project with Amelia Boone and Carrie Connors.

Thanks for listening – we encourage you to share this to your OCR WC friends and new family, and we hope to see you in 2017!

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The NE Spahtens Show – Episode 20 – The OCR World Championship special

nespahtensshowsquare2In this very special recording – Paul, Josh and Sandy record in one place at the same time, and talk about the OCR World Championships. We’re recording together on Sunday evening after 4 races over 3 days – and we’re happily interrupted by Rachelanne, the athlete co-ordinator (and best hugger) of the weekend!

We talk about why OCRWC is a MUST do event for any OCR enthusiast – and why you should be there in 2017.

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The NE Spahtens Show – Episode Nineteen

Take a listen as Paul, Josh and Sandy cover the past couple of weeks of New England OCR – talking about Rugged Maniacs return to Southwick, MA for the *7th* year in a row – why O2X is more than “just a trail race” and a special long segment discussing the upcoming OCR World Championships in Canada!

We also take listener questions from Chris, Greg and Rob – thanks guys!

Don’t forget to subscribe in iTunes or Stitcher, and leave us a review so others can find the show later! We also launched a dedicated Facebook page for the show, to track everything in one place – hit Like!

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Episode 18: Ragnar Relay


(To try and stop myself being so confused, all shows will now be numbered sequentially – this being Episode 18!)

Ragnar Relay is a huge hit in the road and trail running scene – and for good reason – they have a heavy focus on community and teams, and just get things done *right*. I’ve run 2 Cape Cod events now, with my third already registered and ready for 2017.

On this show, I was able to spend time with Steve Frazee – VP of Market Development at Ragnar – and we talk about why Ragnar is so popular, and why their events resonate with groups like ours so much more than a regular road or trail event does. We also talk about 2017, and some of the plans that I think you’ll want to hear …

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Episode 17: Adrian Bijanada

In this episode, Paul talks to Adrian, the man behind both OCR Gear and OCR World Championships. We discuss what kind of mindset you have to have to launch a world championship event with literally no experience, and all the fun and games associated with it.

We also get some sneak peaks into the course they’re building in Toronto for us in a few weeks, and what happens next.
If you enjoyed this show, please subscribe to the New England Spahtens podcast – you can find us in iTunes, Stitcher, Podbean – or over on Drop us a comment or leave us a review so we know you’re out there, and if oyu have any questions for The NE Spahtens Show, let myself, Josh or Sandy know!

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The NE Spahtens Show: Episode 13

nespahtensshow-finalIn this Killington Beast special, Paul, Josh and Sandy are joined by Jeff Wohlen – and we talk about Killington. What was the competitive Beast wave like? The Sprint on Sunday? The Ultra Beast? What was it like to spectate?

During the show we mention the hysterical gondola ride down – and you need to listen to it to appreciate it – warning, bad language ahead 🙂

We also answer a couple of questions from Greg – about obstacles at Spartan vs Tough Mudder, and our future as a social club. Lastly, Sandy got a new microphone! Yay!