The first ever North American Obstacle Course Racing Championships (aka NORAM) took place over the weekend in Stratton, Vermont.
The weekend is put on by Adventurey LLC, who are also the event producers behind the Obstacle Racing World Championships (OCRWC), which has been held every October since 2014. You may recall that Adventurey launched a United States OCR Championship last September in Texas. However, that event was scrapped in favor of a North American Championship this year.
The races were dominated by Canadian Super Couple, Ryan Atkins and Lindsay Webster. They both won the short course (3k) on Friday and the long course (15k) on Saturday. On Sunday, they put a co-ed team together with Nicole Mericle and won that. It should be noted that Ryan also put himself in the men’s team category and finished up his leg in enough time to get back to help the women win that category. He settled for 2nd in the men’s team category with fellow Candians Marco Bedard and Benjamin Morin Boucher.
If you are keeping score at home, that’s 7 podiums including 6 firsts over the weekend for the duo.
Here are your official results for the 2018 NORAM OCR Championships.
1. Ryan Atkins – 18:23
2. Veejay Jones – 18:38
3. Jesse Bruce – 19:13
1. Lindsay Webster – 21:51
2. Nicole Mericle – 22:38
3. Alexandra Walker – 24:48
1. Lindsay Webster 1:48:01
2. Nicole Mericle 1:54:35
3. April Cockshutt 2:04:07
1. Ryan Atkins 1:33:03
2. Mark Batres 1:36:30
3. Jesse Bruce 1:38:39
1. Team Platinum Rig – 58:47 – Samuel Hebert, William Brouard, Jesse Bruce
2. Team NorthMen – 59:19 – Marc Andre Bedard, Ryan Atkins, Benjamin Morin Boucher
3. NexGen OCR – 1:01:24 – John Penland, Veejay Jones, James Nair
1. Mom Squad – 1:21:57 – Julie Hartjes, Rachel Corigliano, Ashley Samples
2. Bad Ass Masters – 1:35:26 – Darla O’Connor, Heidi Williams, Lisa Nondorf
3. Strong As a Mother – 1:38:21 – Chrisa Dustman, Cynthia Campanaro, Heather Gollnick
1. Team Suunto & Benji – 1:07:10 – Ryan Atkins, Lindsay Webster, Nicole Mericle
2. Conquer the Gauntlet Pro Team – 1:15:23 – Evan Perperis, Matt Willis, Amy Pajcic
3. Team Hotwheels MudGear – 1:22:06 – Alexandra Walker, Mark Batres, Natalie Miano