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The NE Spahtens Show – Episode Thirty Nine

 

We cover a fair emount of ground on episode 39 – from discussing the recent Spartan Race volunteer controversy, to discussing the Clydesdale and Athena conversation – we also catch up with Sandy about FIT Challenge and the upcoming Runzilla – and our main topic of the day? Burnout. How do Paul, Josh and Sandy (with one of the busiest OCR schedules out there) handle burning out their own way?

With a couple of great questions from Russ of OCR Buddy at the end – settle in and enjoy the show!

 

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Episode 36: Norm Koch

With his friendly smile, and penchant for designing courses that make you cry – Norm Koch has been a fixture of the Spartan Race world for years – even inspiring his own hashtag and fan club. #effnorm

But, all good things must end, and Norm has left Spartan Race. We caught up with him to talk about why – and what comes next.

If you’ve ever wondered what makes Norm tick, take a listen to Episode 36 of The NE Spahtens Show.
Hint: It’s not the years of innocent racers.

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ould you like to find more team resources? Check our welcome page out, http://www.nespahtens.com/welcome

We’re on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Join our Mailing List, and maybe even become a 2017 Member and support the community!

Don’t forget to subscribe, and leave us a review in iTunes – it’s the little things that help this podcast continue – your questions, your reviews, your feedback let us know you are out there, and you enjoy the content, and we’ll keep recording for you!

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The NE Spahtens Show – Episode 32

Episode 32!

Today we talk Top Golf! About Tough Mudder – the recently aired show, their Toughest rules changes and when Sandy will sign up for Worlds Toughest Mudder. We also talk about Spartan Race and their season pass woes, Battlefrog’s final death knoll as Urban Trials – and the next events on our calendars, Cupids Undie Run, BoldrDash and The Endurance Society’s Snowshoe festival.

As always, we answer a few reader questions at the end, and encourage everyone to subscribe – hit like – leave a comment and generally make some noise and let us know you’re listening – we do this for you, so your feedback is welcomed and encouraged!

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The NE Spahtens Show – Episode 31

The 2017 race season has started! In episode 31 Paul, Sandy and Josh talk about the recent Blizzard Blast event (Featured Review here), the upcoming Polar Bear Challenge and the #racelocal program

We also talk about the end of an era, with Tough Guy having it’s 30th year – and final – event this weekend in the UK. Check out the OCRTube.com video, it’s pretty amazing to watch.

We have a larger than usual batch of listener questions to run through – thanks to Vincent4Vega4, Marie O’Keefe, Michael Braniff, Ben Millina, Flux and Amy LaPanne for those!

And we round out the show with Josh covering the latest in Spartan Race’s T Shirt obsession. You can read more about that here, too.

See you all at Polar Bear Challenge next weekend!

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Episode 29 – Shale Hill

It’s been almost exactly a year since we last spoke to Shale Hill – fresh off winning the best fixed OCR venue award from Mud Run Guide (again!), Jill joins me on the show to talk about what they have coming up for their 2017 season.

First up, we talk about Polar Bear Challenge. Their signature event – this 8 hours, as many laps as you can race is one of my personal favorite events on the New England OCR calendar every year – and they’re already putting in more obstacles and preparing the all day buffet!

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Next, we talk a bit about their summer plans – many have heard the rumor of a weekend long OCR festival, and Jills lets us in on some of the details (and more is to come, of course) – with a ton of different race formats, it looks like this will be a “must do” for any OCR enthusiast and their families – if you’re not in the New England region, start saving your travel budget now 😉 They plan on offering everything from 72h endurance events, to a simple 1m relay race – and a kids course for the first time. I’ll see you guys there 🙂

Big thanks to Jill for joining us!

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The NE Spahtens Show – a how to!

The NE Spahtens Show is now a year old – and we try to bring you the best in OCR news and views, and interviews with the people behind your favorite race brands.

We’ve had breaking news stories – most recently getting Savage Race to New England.

But, we’ve never sat down and given you a “how to” for subscribing to the show, to make sure you get the latest content as soon as it’s available.

Subscribing to a Podcast is actually really easy – but there are a variety of ways to do it depending on your listening habits.

So, here’s a short “How to” to help you join Paul, Sandy and Josh on The NE Spahtens Show, automatically and easily.

If you listen on your desktop, iTunes has you covered. Super easy, too. Simply search the iTunes store for “The NE Spahtens Show” and hit Subscribe.

If you have an iPhone or iPad, they have a built in app just for this – shockingly it’s called “Podcasts“, and searching “The NE Spahtens Show” will find us in there, too.

Do you use a droid device? We’re in the Google Play store, too – search for “spahtens”, and hit subscribe. Apparently, Google Play is a bit fussy 🙂

and lastly, if these tools don’t do it for you, Stitcher is a free, platform independent, Podcast focused application you can find us on – more functionality, same easy subscribe options.

We publish every episode to our website too, so you can always browse the archives if you miss a show!

You will now receive every episode we publish, in one easy to handle feed.

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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 – http://savagerace.com/savage-syndicate/

Twin Peaks (watch this, it’s hysterical) – http://savagerace.com/2016/11/inside-the-obstacle-twin-peaks/

and when registration is open, code “savage” will get you an awesome price. http://savagerace.com/locations/

Thanks for listening!

If you enjoyed the show, we’d love if you could let us know. Feedback, questions, reviews on iTunes – all help us record better content and get our show out there more – we appreciate your support!

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The NE Spahtens Show: Episode 26

As we round out the 2016 season, we took this last show to talk about some of the big changes that happened in the New England Spahtens community – from our formation as a 501(c)(7), and paid memberships – to the end of the 2016 #racelocal season, and some teasers for whats coming in the 2017 season (and a bit of a recap, if you don’t know much about #racelocal)

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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!

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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.