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Monthly Archives: December 2017


Day 14: Obstacle Racing Advent Calendar

Day 14: Don’t be afraid to get dirty and build some functional strength. Pull out a spade and work your arms, back, grip and more with some good old fashioned exercise. Dig a hole 1m deep as fast as possible. The bonus of this challenge


Day 13: Obstacle Racing Advent Calendar

Day 13: Today we bring you a workout previously featured in our Workout of the Month series. This workout takes you through varied styles of running crammed back-to-back, exactly the type of demands you’d encounter in an obstacle race. It’s split in to 5 minute

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New Race Added: O Rock

O Rock has been added to the ORNZ race calendar. O Rock takes place 20 May 2018 at Barry Curtis Park, Auckland. O ROCK is a 12km and 5km obstacle course in Auckland that combines off-road terrain and obstacles to allow those with a sense of adventure

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‘Race Update’ News Added to ORNZ

A new category of news has been added to the Obstacle Racers NZ website. Titled ‘Race Updates’, this category will allow you to follow updates regarding races listed on the ORNZ race calendar. We hope this new feature to the ORNZ website allows you to

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New Race Added: Wairua Warrior

The Wairua Warrior has been added to the ORNZ race calendar. The Wairua Warrior takes place 7 April 2018 at Happy Valley Adventures, Nelson. The Wairua Warrior is an obstacle course race to challenge your strength, endurance and mental attitude. The Wairua Warrior will be


Day 12: Obstacle Racing Advent Calendar

Day 12: Emergency… the ground is lava! We’re taking a day off running today to work instead on obstacle skills – find a suitably obstacle dense area, such as your living room or children’s playground, and work on navigating from point A to point B


Spartan TV Show Hosts Announced

The upcoming Spartan TV show, filming in Australia and featuring New Zealand and Australian athletes, has revealed its hosts –  journalist Edwina Bartholomew, AFL commentator Hamish McLachlan, and rugby legend Wendell Sailor. Bartholomew, 34, is one of Seven’s top talents, with executives said to have been looking


Day 11: Obstacle Racing Advent Calendar

Day 11: As mentioned previously on Day 6, obstacle course racing is an endurance sport. Unlike Ninja Warrior or similar short-form obstacle courses, OCR courses typically take an hour or more to complete. And you’re typically wet and dirty while doing it. For today’s advent


Day 10: Obstacle Racing Advent Calendar

Day 10: Today, work on your balance technique. Obstacle racing isn’t just on flat, paved roads it involves technical injury-prone terrain and sometimes balance-based obstacles. Practicing your balance can improve your joint stability, body awareness, proprioception, and efficiency of movement – to bulletproof your ankles