The 2019 OCR season is underway! The first race of the year was SPartan Socal and the big winners were Veejay Jones, Nell Rojas, and Nicole Mericle.

Spartan Socal Super Results

Elite Men:
Veejay Jones – 1:02:27
Nikolaj Dam – 1:02:46
Kirk Dewindt – 1:03:39

Elite Women:
Nell Rojas – 1:10:37
Nicole Mericle – 1:11:48
Natalie Miano – 1:15:24

Spartan Socal Sprint Results

Elite Men:
Veejay Jones – 27:33
Nikolaj Dam – 27:57
Ryan Kent – 29:14

Elite Women:
Nicole Mericle – 31:41
Nell Rojas – 32:19
Natalie Miano – 34:18

We talk with Jack Bauer about the results and how they stacked up to expectations. After we talk with Jack, we talk with Heather Bode of the Overcome and Run podcast about the race. Heather ran on Saturday and Sunday and talks about the course, the venue, and the new obstacles Spartan is rolling out for 2019.

We wrap up the episode with another chat with Jack about upcoming races. Just before this was recorded the news began leaking out that Tough Mudder would no longer pay prize money for their competitive races. Jack and Will give their first takes on the news, less than an hours after it was made known.


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