Portland Rugged Maniac 2018

By Joe Loomis As someone who had only done Spartan Races until the beginning of 2018 I was excited to try new races with different obstacles.  I will say that Rugged Maniac was by far the most fun race I have done to date.  Everything from the obstacles, venue, and the announcers all just showed…

Seattle Super 2018

From deep within the Beasts OCR territory, hundreds of Beasts and other participants flooded (pun intended) into Meadow Wood Equestrian Center in beautiful Snohomish WA for a weekend of Spartan racing. I arrived at the venue on Friday night for the Open House that Spartan put of for a few hours to reconnect with fellow…

Napa, CA Ragnar Relay Race Review

Who’s crazy enough to travel to San Francisco, CA & get in a van with 5 strangers for an adventure? That would be me! Last weekend I was fortunate enough to participate in the Napa Ragnar Relay Race. I started running in Ragnar Relay Races in 2011 with 11 women I didn’t know. To me,…

Salomon Fellraiser Shoes

While hanging out with fellow Beasts OCR dude Drew Hooper, we were tooling about Grays Harbor Horns and Hooks Sportsmen Show this weekend to scope the goods. I was in desperate need of real OCR style shoes as my current shoes were some old, cheap, running shoes that were quickly approaching those terrible bathroom sandals…

Spartan Race Montana Beast 2015

On the road to Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge in Big Fork, MT the first thing that struck me was the natural beauty of snowcapped mountains, blue Sky, and a glassy lake. The side of mother nature that we all dream about. However, as the day progressed it did not take long to realize that mother…

Tacoma Metro Parks Mud Run 2015

It was 6:30AM on a Saturday morning and I was looking at my 5 year old asleep in his bed. I leaned in and whispered “Good morning…are you ready for your first Mud Run?” His eyes shot open and with a smile that would knock you out he shouted “Yes!” The rest of the day…

GORUCK Light, Seattle November 2014

A few of us met up at Martha Washington Park on Lake Washington this Saturday for this event. It was not at all what I expected…it was way cooler! This is one challenging event. It started with a “Warm-up” led by an Active Duty Green Beret. This “Warm-up” was reminiscent of a P90X or Insanity…