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Obstacle Racers New Zealand

Obstacle Racers New Zealand

By Obstacle Racers NZ
Finally a New Zealand podcast on obstacle course racing (OCR). Join Max Bell and co-host Stephen Steddy as they explore the realms of OCR, hybrid racing (Hyrox, Dekafit, Obstacle Fit), adventure racing, ninja and even some good old-fashioned trail running. Max is the expert, and Stephen is the weekend warrior. Tune in to the Obstacle Racers NZ Podcast to get both perspectives.

Disclaimer: While the hosts are members of the New Zealand Obstacle Sports Association (NZOSA). The views expressed by the hosts are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of the NZOSA.
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Hania Aitken
We've reached 10 episodes! In the 10th episode, we talk with Hania Aitken - obstacle racer, contestant on the Australian Spartan tv show, firefighter, ambassador for Zeenya Clothing, and mother of 4. In the news we cover Alpha Challenge results, interviews and a race review. As well as results from the Spartan World Championship, new races coming from Ultimate Athlete, and age group rules for Spartan Auckland. Show notes are available at: http://www.obstacleracersnz.co.nz/2021/12/27/podcast-ep-10-hania-aitken/
01:19:38
December 26, 2021
Scotty Thornton - NZ's greatest obstacle racer(?)
Scotty has achieved some amazing results in ultra distance running: Spartan Ultra Brisbane 2016 – 2nd place; World's Toughest Mudder 2016 – 70 miles; Tougher Mudder Whistler 2017 – 1st place, Toughest Mudder Whistler (later that same night) – 30 miles, 24th place; Bright Spartan Trifecta weekend 2017 – 14th in sprint, 8th in super, 2nd in ultra; World's Toughest Mudder 2017 – 80 miles, 12th overall, 10th male; Spartan Ultra Brisbane 2018 - 4th place elite, Toughest Mudder Brisbane 2018 - 40 miles, 5th place; Spartan Ultra World Champs 2018 - elite 10th overall, 8th male, and only person from the southern hemisphere in the top 25. And that's only some of them! We also learn about how he won flights to the Spartan Ultra World Championships, and his most recent adventures at the Tarawera Ultra and the Kepler Challenge. Links Where to follow Scotty Scotty on instagram - https://www.instagram.com/scotty.thornton/ Where to follow Obstacle Racers NZ ORNZ website - http://www.obstacleracersnz.co.nz/ ORNZ facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ObstacleRacersNZ ORNZ instagram - https://www.instagram.com/obstacleracersnz/ Intro music is 58th St. Fingers by Gap Dream. Outro music is Basic Rock by Scott Holmes Music.
01:21:29
December 09, 2021
Jeremy Robinson
With the Spartan World Championship taking place in Abu Dhabi December 3rd, we chat with Jeremy Robinson. Jeremy is a Spartan Global and MENA (Middle East and North African) brand ambassador, SGX Coach, and Kiwi living in the UAE. In this episode we cover his OCR adventures around the globe, Spartan and OCR in the middle east, as well as in NZ. In this episode's news: we talk about World's Toughest Mudder 2021 results, and the Spartan Auckland NZ National Championship qualifier criteria for the Spartan World Championship. Links News Spartan Auckland Qualifier Guide - http://www.obstacleracersnz.co.nz/2021/04/17/spartan-auckland-qualifier-guide/ Where to follow Jeremy Jeremy on instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jez_sgxcoach_nz/ Where to follow Obstacle Racers NZ ORNZ website - http://www.obstacleracersnz.co.nz/ ORNZ facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ObstacleRacersNZ ORNZ instagram - https://www.instagram.com/obstacleracersnz/ Intro music is 58th St. Fingers by Gap Dream. Outro music is Basic Rock by Scott Holmes Music.
01:17:17
November 25, 2021
Hayden Wells
Hayden Wells is an experienced athlete and President of the NZ Obstacle Sports Association. We find out more about Hayden, his kids, his triathlon and Spartan experience, and more about obstacle sports and the NZ Obstacle Sports Association. Links News Spartan Auckland Shifts Venue - https://www.facebook.com/ObstacleRacersNZ/posts/1731012283775017 Rescue Run Teases a Return in 2022 - https://www.rescuerun.org.nz/ Where to follow Hayden Hayden on strava - https://www.strava.com/athletes/44568940?oq=hayden Hayden on instagram - https://www.instagram.com/timberwolf111/ Where to follow Obstacle Racers NZ ORNZ website - http://www.obstacleracersnz.co.nz/ ORNZ facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ObstacleRacersNZ ORNZ instagram - https://www.instagram.com/obstacleracersnz/ Intro music is 58th St. Fingers by Gap Dream. Outro music is Basic Rock by Scott Holmes Music.
58:54
November 08, 2021
Alpha Challenge - Kim & Andrew
We hear from Kim and Andrew, Event Organisers of The Alpha Challenge and owners of the The Fit Collective. The Alpha Challenge Event comprises a 6km, 12km, 4-hour relay, and our mini Alpha kids race. The 6km and 12km will have a competitive wave for those wanting to race on the day or qualify for OCR World Championships. SO WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO?? Run, carry things, monkey bars, jump over walls, climb, crawl in mud and much more. Our job is to create an adventure and your job is to have fun. For all races, there is no pressure to do an obstacle if you can’t. There is NO FAILURE at the Alpha Challenge - although we can’t promise that there won’t be a burpee or squat penalty. It is more than a race though. We want the day to be a chance to get together with friends, cheer each other on, have some good food and drinks supplied by Wanaka locals and listen to a Wanaka DJ all while overlooking the stunning backdrop of Dublin Bay. Links News: Spartan Auckland Shifts Venue - https://www.facebook.com/ObstacleRacersNZ/posts/1731012283775017 Where to follow Alpha Challenge: Alpha Challenge - https://www.alphachallenge.co.nz/ Alpha Challenge instagram - https://www.instagram.com/alphachallengeevent/ Alpha Challenge facebook - https://www.facebook.com/alphachallengeevent Where to follow Obstacle Racers NZ: ORNZ website - http://www.obstacleracersnz.co.nz/ ORNZ facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ObstacleRacersNZ ORNZ instagram - https://www.instagram.com/obstacleracersnz/ Intro music is 58th St. Fingers by Gap Dream. Outro music is Basic Rock by Scott Holmes Music.
01:14:09
October 25, 2021
Liam Perenara-Wilkinson from Ascend Fit
Liam runs Ascend Fit, is a certified running coach and is on the board for the NZOSA (New Zealand Obstacle Sports Association). He is passionate about the outdoors and testing himself in various endurance sports. Ascend Fit brings together a community of people who enjoy getting outdoors. They are all about running, obstacle course racing & adventure racing/multi-sports. Come be part of a group of people pushing themselves and others to rise up to the challenge of new fitness experiences! In this episode, we talk about Liam’s love for endurance sports, his experience at World’s Toughest Mudder, and OCR coaching tips and advice. Links News Mud Sweat & Tears Blast Announced - https://www.mudsweattears.co.nz/ Rescue Run Teases a Return in 2022 - https://www.rescuerun.org.nz/ NZ Podcast Awards Are On Now - https://www.nzpodcastawards.com/ Where to follow Liam Ascend Fit - https://www.ascendfit.co.nz Ascend Fit instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ascendfit Ascend Fit facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ascendfitnz Ascend Fit strava - https://www.strava.com/clubs/ascendfitnz Where to follow Obstacle Racers NZ ORNZ website - http://www.obstacleracersnz.co.nz/ ORNZ facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ObstacleRacersNZ ORNZ instagram - https://www.instagram.com/obstacleracersnz/ Intro music is 58th St. Fingers by Gap Dream. Outro music is Basic Rock by Scott Holmes Music.
01:02:32
October 12, 2021
Martin McKone
Martin is the event organiser for the Wanaka Dash obstacle race, and the owner of Multi Peak Fitness Wanaka. He's also an executive committee member of the NZ Obstacle Sports Association. Listen as we talk with Martin about the Wanaka Dash, the NZOSA, as well as Spartan, Tough Mudder, Wairua Warrior and other events. Links News Spartan Shifts Dates to Avoid Clash with Ultimate Athlete - http://www.obstacleracersnz.co.nz/2021/09/25/spartan-shifts-dates-to-avoid-clash-with-ultimate-athlete/ Spartan Auckland Postponed Fourth Time in Two Years - http://www.obstacleracersnz.co.nz/2021/09/24/spartan-auckland-postponed-fourth-time-in-two-years/ Where to follow Martin Wanaka Titans - https://www.facebook.com/wanakatitans/ Multi Peak Fitness - https://www.multipeakfitnesswanaka.com/ Enter the Wanaka Dash! - https://www.multipeakfitnesswanaka.com/events/event-one-lxdfb Where to follow Obstacle Racers NZ ORNZ website - http://www.obstacleracersnz.co.nz/ ORNZ facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ObstacleRacersNZ ORNZ instagram - https://www.instagram.com/obstacleracersnz/ Intro music is 58th St. Fingers by Gap Dream. Outro music is Basic Rock by Scott Holmes Music.
01:03:40
September 27, 2021
Max Bell
Max talks about parkour, crossfit, OCR, and how he came to be hosting the Obstacle Racers NZ podcast with Stephen. Links: Events mentioned in the intro: Muddy Good Run - https://muddygoodrun.co.nz/ The Mudder - https://www.themudder.co.nz/ Tough Guy and Gal Rotorua - https://eventpromotions.co.nz/adult-tough-guy-and-gal-challenge/ Wanaka Dash - https://www.multipeakfitnesswanaka.com/events/event-one-lxdfb Shepard’s Shemozzle - https://www.shemozzle.co.nz/ Spartan - https://www.spartanrace.com.au/en/race/detail/7437/overview Hyrox - https://hyrox.com/en/ OCR Stars - OCR Stars Where to follow Max: Max on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/maxbell.nz/ Where to follow Obstacle Racers NZ: ORNZ website - http://www.obstacleracersnz.co.nz/ ORNZ facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ObstacleRacersNZ/ ORNZ instagram - https://www.instagram.com/obstacleracersnz/ Intro music is 58th St. Fingers by Gap Dream. Outro music is Basic Rock by Scott Holmes Music.
58:02
September 22, 2021
Stephen Steddy
Introducing the co-host for the Obstacle Racers NZ podcast: Stephen Steddy. Finally a New Zealand podcast on obstacle course racing (OCR). Join Max Bell and co-host Stephen Steddy as they explore the realms of OCR, Hybrid racing (Hyrox, Dekafit, Obstacle Fit), Adventure Racing, Ninja and even some good old-fashioned trail running. Max is the expert, and Stephen is the weekend warrior. Tune in to the Obstacle Racers NZ Podcast to get both perspectives. Links: Ultimate Athlete - https://www.ultimateathlete.co.nz/copy-of-mount-info Spartan Trail - https://race.spartan.com/en/race/trail NZ Obstacle Sports Association - https://www.nzosa.org/ Where to follow Stephen: Stephen on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/steddystephen/ Stephen on Strava - https://www.strava.com/athletes/45926988?oq=ste Where to follow Obstacle Racers NZ: ORNZ website - http://www.obstacleracersnz.co.nz/ ORNZ facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ObstacleRacersNZ/ ORNZ instagram - https://www.instagram.com/obstacleracersnz/ Intro music is 58th St. Fingers by Gap Dream. Outro music is Basic Rock by Scott Holmes Music.
56:51
September 10, 2021
Maria Bentley
In the first episode, Max interviews Maria Bentley. Maria finished 2nd elite female at Ultimate Athlete, Mt Maunganui, taking home $1,000 cash! Where to follow Obstacle Racers NZ: ORNZ website - http://www.obstacleracersnz.co.nz/ ORNZ facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ObstacleRacersNZ/ ORNZ instagram - https://www.instagram.com/obstacleracersnz/ Music used is 58th St. Fingers by Gap Dream
58:51
August 31, 2021