Obstacle Racers New Zealand

Obstacle Racers New Zealand

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.


December 26, 2021 79 min

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.

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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...

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November 25, 2021 77 min

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 ...

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November 8, 2021 58 min

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.



  • 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 Hay...

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    October 25, 2021 74 min

    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. ...

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    October 12, 2021 62 min

    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 ...

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    September 27, 2021 63 min

    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.



  • Spartan Shifts Dates to Avoid Clash with Ultimate Athlete - http://www.obstacleracersnz.co.nz/2021/09...
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    September 22, 2021 58 min

    Max talks about parkour, crossfit, OCR, and how he came to be hosting the Obstacle Racers NZ podcast with Stephen.


    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://...
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    September 10, 2021 56 min

    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 ge...

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    August 31, 2021 58 min

    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

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