The OCRWC Podcast

Looking for insights on training, that OCR pro life, or a sneak peek into the 2021 OCRWC course?

From the biggest names and most intriguing characters in Obstacle Course Racing, to the topics you’re asking about, host Fran Chiorando breaks down the sport we all love. Take a listen as we begin to set the stage for the best OCR World Championships our sport has ever seen.  New episodes drop the first and third Thursday of every month starting in May, leading right up to championship weekend, September 23-26, 2021 at Stratton Mountain Resort, Vermont, USA.

Season 1 / Episode 11 – OCRWC 2021 Round Up

Join Francesca & Adrian in the finale episode of season one as they discuss the highs and lows of the 2021 event and a few sneak peeks of what to look forward to next year.

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Season 1 / Episode 10 – Nicole Mericle

Join guest host Matt Willis as he talks to 2019 Spartan World champion and 2019 OCRWC Short Course champion Nicole Mericle.

From performance predictions to the future of OCR, as well as Nicole’s determination to encourage more women into OCR, this episode offers comprehensive coverage of the current state of OCR ahead of the 2021 OCR World Championship event.

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Season 1 / Episode 9 – Behind the Scenes @ OCRWC

Ever wondered how long the courses at the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships take to build? Where the ideas come from, how they plan, how they even start the build?

In this episode Francesca is talking with Brett Stewart & Sid Morris, two experts in OCR course design & build, and two of the team who bring the course to life. Ahead of a busy month creating the 2021 OCRWC courses, Brett & Sid took some time out to give us an insight into where the ideas come from and come to life; and some super exclusive information about what to expect this year in Vermont!

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Season 1 / Episode 8 – Adrian Bijanada

Back in 2013, Adrian Bijanada had an idea… the very next year he delivered the first Obstacle Course Racing World Championships. Backed by an incredible team and a vision to deliver life-changing moments for the athletes, the event has gone from strength to strength.

We chat about the struggles and triumphs of the past, the future of OCR, and the plans for this year.

2021 is promising to be the biggest and best World Championship event that OCR has yet seen, a true homecoming for athletes, supporters, and friends.

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Season 1 / Episode 7 – Amie “Live Wire” Jacobs

Known for her endurance performances, Amie “Live Wire” Jacobs is a familiar and loved face on both the UK and US OCR scenes. Amie has been forced to take a break from training and competing after suffering twice from COVID, multiple complications, and the lasting effects of long COVID.

Opening up fully for the first time after receiving bullying messages online when she shared she was ill, Amie talks us through the reality of the virus, and how no matter how strong or fit you are, it can still floor you and have devastating effects.

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Season 1 / Episode 6 – Matt B. Davis

Chances are, if you’ve ever watched, listened to, or read about any obstacle course event, Matt B. Davis of Obstacle Racing Media has had something to do with it.

With humor, determination, and sheer hard work, Matt has become known as the top tier of media in OCR, and for very good reason. I wanted to find out more about why he decided to get into media, his background, and how he feels about racing.

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Season 1 / Episode 5 – Veejay Jones

Who is Veejay Jones and where did he come from? Now a name popping up at the top of podiums across the States, Veejay Jones made a rapid rise to success in obstacle course racing.

Join us to find out more about his journey into OCR, his goals, training, and thoughts on the current landscape of the sport.

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Season 1 / Episode 4 – Rebecca Hammond

With a background in competitive running and a passion for cross-training, Rebecca Hammond took the leap into OCR and was soon wiping out the competition. With her easy smile and open attitude, she fast became a much-loved regular on the OCR scene.

Behind the scenes, she was also working towards completing her medical degree and has now taken another leap; this time into Psychiatry.

I talk to her about her athletic history and plans, what she sees for her future in the sport, and we delve into the human mind and mental health.

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Season 1 / Episode 3 – Libbie Joyce

With athletes like 13-year-old Libbie Joyce, the future of OCR looks bright.

Join us as we discuss how she got started in OCR, what kept her there, and some of her biggest achievements, which I promise will blow you away!

With an introduction and special announcement from the founder of the OCR World Championships, Adrian Bijanada.

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Season 1 / Episode 2 – Leon Kofoed

In Episode Two of the OCRWC podcast we catch up with Leon Kofoed, a Danish racer who has been making waves on the OCR scene and has big plans for the future. After a recent accident left him with a severe leg injury, we talk about healing, hopes, and alternative training. Despite being a beacon of positivity, Leon has overcome a lot of battles in his life. We explore these and discuss handling grief and self care.

Warning, strong language is used in this episode.

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Season 1 / Episode 1 – Karin Karlsson

OCR World Champion Karin Karlsson is an unquestionably exceptional athlete, and has now added resident of Switzerland and supermum to her resume. Nothing appears to slow this incredible woman down, and while she is almost impossibly talented, she is also wonderfully approachable and relatable. She took some time out with us via Fran Chiorando to talk a little about her past, her present and what the future of this Champion has in store.

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Don't Miss Out On The 2021 OCRWC!

2021 Races
Whether you're competing for a podium, out to test your own limits or just looking for a fun weekend with friends and family, there is an option for everyone.
Obstacles
The OCRWC courses will contain 40+ unique obstacles to test athletes' skills, strength, and endurance.
About Stratton Mountain Resort
Stratton is a championship-caliber venue with the facilities and infrastructure to provide our athletes and spectators with the best possible experience in the sport of OCR.