Season 2 of the New England Spahtens Show Podcast!

It's been 145 days since our last episode, so it was time to check in with Josh & Sandy on how their year is going and take a look at what is on the docket for 2019.

We're talking Spartan, Tough Mudder, Savage and the little guys.

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2018 is over!

What better way to talk about the year that was, than by gathering some of the most prominent OCR podcasters for a roundtable discussion, covering some of the biggest news in obstacle course racing.

Special thanks to Heather Bode from the Overcome and Run podcast for putting this together and mixing. Josh's laptop exploded and while he is off hunting down a new device, this should definitely hold you over!

Next episode will be out January 7th!

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Thanks for listening!

We've hit Episode 80! 4/5th's of the way to 100!

This weeks topics:

  1. Spartan Iceland's lack of social media coverage
  2. Central Florida Beast Recap
  3. Spartan Mountain & Honor Series Schedule leaks on the web
  4. Stadion Series Schedule
  5. Terrain Race Merger
  6. Warrior Dash New Obstacles for 2019

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It's been a busy news week in obstacle course racing, so it's time for a recap.

Adrian Bijanada joins Josh on the show to discuss OCRWC's newly announced race format. Josh also covers Spartan's announcement from Spartan about their new Trail Series event, as well as predictions on the US National Series dates and venues, and a preview of the Iceland Ultra World Championship and Jon Albon's shot at $1 Million dollars of Joe De Sena's money.

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Great news! Sandy is back from World's Toughest Mudder 2018 so we get to hear all about her 24-hour volunteering experience. We also talk about the major stories from the event. Spartan Fenway took a "dirty" turn last weekend and a handful of other topics! Thanks for listening!

The NE Spahtens Show has a new sponsor. And to celebrate we're giving away something that EVERY OCR athlete needs come race day! You'll have to listen to find out (that's called a tease, and I am not ashamed to admit it).

Josh is taking the reigns tonight, talking about Spartan Race's recent bevvy of announcements heading in to the 2019 season. Tough Mudder takes a "Classic" look at their events. And boy that escalated quickly - there was a man on fire, and Bone Frog has a Trident (Yep - Ron Burgundy quotes too. It's midnight, I'm a little loopy writing the show notes).

Settle in, take a listen, and I would love for you to leave a LIKE on The NE Spahtens Show Facebook Page, Instagram Page, or leave us a review in iTunes so we know how we're doing!

Sandy and Josh dig into the super wet Rangar Trail event in VT, the local to us North American OCR Champshionships - and take your questions!

It's been a while since our last show ... with all this sunshine happening, we got carried away and went outside!

As a result, we've got lots to talk about! Josh is in a boot! Josh runs lots of Spartan Races! Josh ignores his doctor! Sandy tells rude jokes! Sandy talks about Dynamic Dirt Challenge and Tough Mudder / Toughest and Savage Race! Shale Hell was amazing and Shale Hill is closing :( Paul did ... nothing!

Lots of great content! Leave us a comment, leave us a review, subscribe, share - are you still listening?


On this episode, we're fresh from 2 days in a van on Cape Cod, and Spartan held another Sprint at Rutland. With special guest, Roxie the Aussie (and her mom!), we look at both races from a fresh perspective.

Have you checked out our rebooted website and store? We're adding new gear all the time - limited edition leggings, camo T's and soon, sports bra's!

Along with Josh's bombshell announcement (ahem), we also discuss the 2018 Citi Field Spartan event, FIT X, the new burpee penalty adjustment. We cover some troubles as Tough Mudder tries to please everyone, we sing our praises for Akuma, and talk about whats coming up in the May time frame. 

Did you check out our revamped website? It's easier to navigate, easier to find things, easier to use! We're adding more and more products to the store, and by becoming an annual member, you can save 10% off everything!

Enjoy the show!

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