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.
Matakana X Run
Date: 10th January 2015
The Matakana X Run is a team race of two person gender-based teams at the Military Arts Academy.
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Full results are available from Race Timing NZ.
Sand Warrior Gisborne
Date: 25th January 2015
The Sand Warrior Gisborne is NZ’s first sand-based OCR and consisted of 18 obstacles over 8kms.
When comparing the two races from this month something perplexing can be seen: the shorter race, the Matakana X Run at 5.5+km, actually has slower winning times than the longer race, the Sand Warrior Gisborne at 8km. However, when comparing the obstacle count rather than the distance, the results make more sense: the shorter Matakana X Run obstacle was packed at 65 obstacles, while the longer Sand Warrior Gisborne had a still decent, but lower, amount of obstacles at 18. Do the obstacles account for the time difference?
Want to enter an OCR? Check out upcoming races at Obstacles Racers NZ’s event calendar.