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Obstacle Running Adventures

Obstacle Running Adventure follows the journey of the MStefano Running team. This team participates in obstacle course races, road running, and everything in between. We strive to push ourselves and others to step outside of their comfort zones and try something new.

May 23, 2022

Mike has been aware of the Wason Pond Pounder for many years and we registered for their final event (planned for 2020) back in 2019!  Of course 2020 was a rough year for events to say the least and their event was postponed again in 2021 due to picking dates that would have been difficult for attendance (one of them overlapping with OCRWC I believe).

The final event finally happened though! We woke at 6:30am to make the trip up to New Hampshire to check out this small local OCR. We were not disappointed since the course was very well laid out, fun, and had some great obstacles for beginners to the sport!

We interviewed a few people in the festival area, the top finishers, a woman that we helped through the course, and then finish up with an event recap!

0:00 - 3:24 - Intro

3:24 - 18:00 - Quick News

18:00 - 19:27 - Content Preface

19:27 - 28:10 - Fire Chief and Race Director David Veale Interviews

28:10 - 38:20 - Top Finisher Interviews

38:20 - 43:39 - Team Supendous and Derti Development Interviews

43:39 - 47:26 - Interview with Wendy and Mike and Katelyn Race Recap

47:26 - End - Outro


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Next episode we will be hopefully hearing from an athlete that Mike is unfamiliar with but has made two impressive podium appearances these past two weeks!


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