As the sport of obstacle course racing develops in New Zealand, will people emerge as regular placing athletes? Will winning times decrease? Will races get harder? What’s the benchmark time for a competitive 5km or 10km across difficult terrain and obstacles? Lets see… this blog will report race results from across the New Zealand OCR scene. As both the elite and mass-participation levels of OCR develop, I for one want to see how the results at the competitive-end of NZ racing matchup.
These results are collected from publicly posted race results. As these are reported unofficially – please see the full results for the official results.
As more results from the year emerge, full results will be compiled and analysed on this blog.
The Urban Assault was scheduled to be part of the Southern Trust New Zealand Masters Games 2015, and as such participants had to be aged 30 or over. However, it was unfortunately cancelled due to limited registrations.
So sadly February saw no obstacle course races take place in New Zealand.
As an interesting aside, the recently cancelled Urban Assault should not to be confused with the other NZ OCR of the same name – the Sport Canterbury Urban Assault in Christchurch. By happenstance, this race was also cancelled last year, leading to some perhaps worthy advice: don’t name an OCR “Urban Assault”… as the name so far has a track record of being bad luck for race organisers. Hopefully March will see a better run for the OCR scene in NZ.
In related news Australia – yes, that rival country across the ditch – announced that the Australian Masters Games will include an obstacle course race for the first time to be held later this year.
You can find previous month’s race results listed here.
Want to enter an OCR? Check out upcoming races at Obstacles Racers NZ’s event calendar.