Obstacle Racing, Ultrarunning, Other Thangs…

Ultra Beast Map

This is a map that tracks the movements of “The Lost Tribe” at the 2012 VT. Ultra Beast. (map courtesy of  Timothy Burgher...

The Out of Towners

Obstacle racers never cease to amaze me. I was chatting with obstacle racer/death racer Anthony Matesi one night on Facebook.  We were talking about how we are currently training for the upcoming Spartan Ultra Beast. I mentioned in passing, and half kidding, that he should drive down to Georgia to train with Andi Hardy and I the next time we carry sandbags up...

The Queen and Princess of Stone Mountain

The Queen and Princess of Stone Mountain

Aug 19, 2012

I really enjoy a good run alone. However, a lot of times when I go on long training runs, I appreciate when a friend can come along. It is getting harder and harder to do as I train for the UltraBeast as most people do not want to run 15-20 miles on any given Saturday. I was thrilled when Andi Hardy told me she could join me. I knew that we would probably have...

Matt B.Davis Runs – The Podcast

If you have not heard, we interview lots of great people in the obstacle racing and ultramarathon communities on Matt B. Davis Runs-The Podcast. You can check out a recent episode here. Podcast with Superhero Scramble Founder and The Blenis Family. Rest of the episodes can be found...

2012 Spartan Death Race-Everybody Breaks.

“Everybody breaks! That’s the point!” Damn thing doesn’t stop till you break!” -Al Pacino (as Walter Burke) in The Recruit. At first inspection, it looks like what transpires in the Death Race is designed to break you. Designed to find where you give up and fail on your commitment to finish. The race directors, Joe and Andy, appear to do everything they...

2012 Spartan Death Race-Up Close with Betrayal

Betrayal. I was on site at Amee Farm less than 15 minutes when I was confronted with it. I walked up to Race Organizer Andy Weinberg asking him if he had seen Todd Sedlak. I came to the Death Race to crew for my pal Todd and I know Andy has a sweet spot in his heart for Sgt. Sedlak. Instead of being met with a smile, Andy quickly dismissed me saying “Todd’s not...