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Q&A with Caitlin Fielder, Wairua Warrior 2017 Female Champion

Based out of Nelson, Caitlin Fielder is an accomplished trail & ultra runner, and obstacle racer, having competed and placed highly in races globally and around New Zealand. In the Q&A between Caitlin and ORNZ’s Max Bell we investigate by asking about her training and nutrition, her

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Faces at the Races: Angela Drake

Faces at the Races aims to provide snapshots of the runners out-there participating in “the fastest growing sport in history”. Angela Drake – at the Tough Guy and Gal Challenge Palmerston North Bumping into Angela after having just completed the Tough Guy and Gal Challenge in Palmerston North,

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Faces at the Races: Katrina Evans and Campbell Ingram

We’re starting a new series titled Faces at the Races. Not as in-depth as ORNZ’s full interviews, Faces at the Races aims to provide snapshots of the runners out-there participating in “the fastest growing sport in history”. The first post in the series brings two snippets from runners at

ORNZ Interviews Professional Obstacle Racer Brakken Kraker

Brakken Kraker, a professional obstacle racing athlete from the US, and his wife recently spent a few days in Nelson, New Zealand. In the first time that a member of the Spartan Pro Team has raced in New Zealand, Brakken competed in the Wairua Warrior,

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Overcoming Obstacles with CEO of NZ Parkour, Damien Puddle

Damien Puddle holds an honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science with his research on the biomechanics of parkour being published in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. He is currently completing a PhD at the University of Waikato looking at the development of

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Who are NZ’s first OCR Club the Wairua Warriors?

This article was originally published in 2015 on the previous Obstacle Racers NZ site. As the OCR community grows in New Zealand coming this April is the Wairua Warrior, an event organised by New Zealand’s first obstacle racing club – the Wairua Warriors. What is

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Interviewing the President of the Obstacle Sports Federation, Ian Adamson

This article was originally published in April 2016 on the previous Obstacle Racers NZ site. Please note: since the original publication of this interview the International Obstacle Racing Federation has changed its name to the International Obstacle Sports Federation (OSF). The original interview has been re-published below.

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Interviewing NZ’s Top Obstacle Racer, Josh Bishop

This article was originally published in October 2015 on the previous Obstacle Racers NZ site. Josh Bishop, it’s the perfect time to track him down and ask him some questions as soon, on October 17th and 18th, he’ll be competing in the 2015 Obstacle Course

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Tough Guy and Gal Organiser Murray Fleming: Interview

So you’re tough, but are you tough enough to take on New Zealand’s original mud run series, the Loaded Tough Guy & Gal Challenge? To find out more we asked some questions to Murray Fleming, General Manager of Event Promotions – the event management company

Tough Guy and Gal 2015 Champion Hayden Wilde: Interview

This article was originally published on the previous Obstacle Racers NZ site in October 2015. Hayden Wilde is an endurance athlete. At only 18 years old, he’s the current U19 NZ/Australasian Multisport Champ, the U23 NZ Xterra Champ, and he recently won the 2015 Moa