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The Corn Fed Spartans is a group of like-minded individuals whose primary goal is to get people off the couch and into consistently living a healthy lifestyle through fun and challenging activities. CFS strive to lead by example and provide unwavering support and motivation to encourage both our members and the community at large to become a better version of themselves, be that in life or on the race course.

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Atlanta Spartan Sprint 2014 Review
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A Mini Corn Fed’s adventure!
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Dirt Runner – Warrior Rush 2013 Review
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Mudocalypse Indiana 2013 Review
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MUNCIE MUD MAN: EAST-CENTRAL INDIANA’S OCR

Atlanta Spartan Sprint 2014 Review

All I can say is what a weekend to be a Corn Fed Spartan! Throughout the two days of racing at the Georgia International Horse Park, Corn Fed Spartans were showing that we were not going anywhere and that we are banding together to become stronger and better than before. On Saturday, seven Corn Fed Spartans braved one of the muddiest courses to date on the Spartan Race schedule. Our wave left at mid-morning with a newbie, first time Spartan racer and was ready to show her the ropes (literally in this case). In true Corn Fed fashion, the seven of us not only helped our fellow brothers and sisters, but helped others along the course.

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A Mini Corn Fed’s adventure!

Saturday, September 28th, 2013 the Dirt Runner course had a new challenger ready to tackle whatever came her way.

This is mini Corn Fed Miss Grace Koronka and her Dad Adam and Mom Robin as they head in to face the mud, muck, and crazy obstacles that all Obstacle Course Racers love!

Family fun...Corn Fed style!

Family fun…Corn Fed style!

Adam and Robin recently started their OCR journey and Grace wanted in on the fun to, but not a “kid’s course” she wanted to do the 3+ miles that they were doing! Gotta love that spirit!

Note the flower…yeah, she got “Lilo’ed”

We talked a bit at the starting line and I watched as she proved she has what it takes to do what she sets her mind to.

Grace vs the tractor tire...you see who won!

Grace vs the tractor tire…you see who won!

 

The starting lineup was on and they were off. I was volunteering at one of the last obstacles of the day so I didn’t get to see her through the course. However, later on I did an interview with her and here’s what she had to say:

1) What was your favorite part of the day? – Finishing
2) What was your favorite obstacle? – The log obstacle at the end.   Why?  Because it was so much fun!
3) Were there any obstacles you didn’t like? – The culverts with water.
4) Do you want to do more of these? – Yes!  Who wouldn’t!
5) What do your friend’s think about you being an obstacle course racer? – (insert applause and big smile from her friend Sammy, here with us now)

all of the rest of obstacles she completed were awesome (she specifically called out these – monkey bars, cargo nets, rope hill climbs)

 

I personally look forward to seeing you (and your Mom and Dad) at more races Gracie! Thank you for being so awesome as to take the time to share your experience with everyone and show us your Corn Fed spirit! AROO!

 

At the starting line!

At the starting line!

making her way to the last obstacle before the finish line

making her way to the last obstacle before the finish line

 

View from the top after climbing though the logs

View from the top after climbing though the logs

A bottle of water and her very earned Bling! WTG!

A bottle of water and her very earned Bling! WTG!

 

 

 

Dirt Runner – Warrior Rush 2013 Review

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Name: Robin Koronka

Event Name: Warrior Rush @ Dirt Runner

Event Details (parking, facilities, vendors, schwag, etc.):

Lots of parking!!!  Great food…so I’m told…great DJ …and awesome personalized attention!!
Race Details (length, obstacles, difficulty, etc.):

This is coming from an OCR newbie but this course was INTENSE!!!!  The natural terrain here is enough to make this course a challenge but incredibly fun, in a sick sort of way, and the obstacles…well let’s just say, to me, they looked like Mt. Kilimanjaro!!!!  My husband, who is way more advanced than I, was equally challenged in his much faster trek through the course as our 8 year old daughter and I who set out to have fun and complete the race before sunset.  There was mud around every turn and the elevation changes were as abundant as the mud!  I am looking forward to attending a training day so as to gain more confidence/ skills on the obstacles.
I highly recommend this course!!  Everyone from beginner to advanced racers will be challenged throughout this course!!!

Rating: 5 Stars (Excellent)

What would make this race better?:

Better marking/ boundaries in some of the overlapping areas.  Better timing methods…for those that are concerned about time. 😛

Mudocalypse Indiana 2013 Review

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Name: Ryan Fish

Event Name: Mudocalypse

Event Details (parking, facilities, vendors, schwag, etc.):

Parking – The area to park was well identified and easy to get to. However, I think

that the parking could have been a little closer up and not in the back corner of the field but not bad. Reminded me of the parking at RFYL in Kinghtstown.
Facilities – The facilities were good for what was able to be around. Enough port-o-jons to go around
Vendors – Avocare, US Army, and Wounded Warrior Project were a great part of being there. Advocare with the hand out samples of the Rehydrate was real big hit and tasty too. US Army Recruiting from Indianapolis had a great display and setup for a push-up competition and free give-me’s as well. The Wounded Warrior Project came out a little later and missed a few of the people that had already passed but still good to see them out there.
Schwag was excellent with the TShirt, Medal, and everything else in the goodie bag. I did like that that the 1 female runner for the competition also received a UA head band. Nice give.
The food, drinks and rest area all was FREE and only donations were asked for. The burgers were excellent and enough chips, drinks and of course BEER to go around. Yes the beer was free too. Bananas, bottled water and Advocare Rehydrate were ready at the finish and awesome to receive.

Race Details (length, obstacles, difficulty, etc.):

The courses of the race was well marked and planned. The different lengths were however a little confusing. At first we were told to act as NASCAR and keep making all lefts and we would be running the longer course. Other were told to do 3 lefts and a right and another left to take the longest route but no matter what we all knew that if you keep making all rights, it would be as short as a girls prom dress. The difficulty of the different obstacles were good. Not too hard and not to easy. I was however looking for the tire drag and disappointed when i didnt find it, also the sand bag carry could have been longer or added to something to plus up the difficulty level. The walls, boxes and the 1 mud pit were great and the TEAM challenges were something new that I have not seen in many OCR’s. I did see the “slide” but did not see how to get around to it so just had to cut through. I was expecting deeper water but was good enough for some. Over all, great beginning being the first ever Mudocalypse. NEEDS more mud. The one water point was well put, great location and check in was easy to find.

Rating: 4 Stars (Great)

What would make this race better?:

More mud, volunteers that knew that outlay of the course and the difference of long and short. Might think of putting either “short” , “long”, or the number of obsticals on each of the arrows to allow for the ones that want to hit the bigger number of obsticles or put in more ground work. Great race non-the-less, cant wait to see you next time and see if any changes in place. Maybe a different area to add some hills or steep inclines and not so flat.

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Name: John Koklas

Event Name: Mudocalypse

Event Details (parking, facilities, vendors, schwag, etc.):

Parking was $10 and bag check in $5. Army, Advocare and Wish for our heros all had booths.  The goodie bag that had race bib and T-shirt was awesome. Decal, coozie, bracelet, pen & much more.

Race Details (length, obstacles, difficulty, etc.):

A little longer than a 5k. More like 3.5 miles. Some obstacles were challenging. Not too difficult. 8ft wall, inverted walls, military crawl, tire carry through creek and sandbag carry were some of the obstacles

Rating: 3 Stars (Average)

What would make this race better?:

It was a good race for their first time. They really wanted people’s input on the course at the finish so it showed me they care enough to make it better.  Medals could’ve been better and course wasn’t marked very well but I think with more turnout and sponsors it could be big. Will do it again next year. Great family course too.

MUNCIE MUD MAN: EAST-CENTRAL INDIANA’S OCR

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Muncie Mud Man has become East Central Indiana’s own OCR in the home of Ball State University, Muncie, IN.  It’s 5K and consists of approximately 16-20 obstacles.  While the terrain is mostly flat, you’ll experience a good mix of running through streams, windy treks through dense woods, open fields, 1-2 good hills, and most importantly, several passes through the obstacles of the Muncie SWAT’s obstacle course.  When rating this course, 1 will be the lowest rating for a category and 5 will be the highest.

Muncie Mud Man is conducted one to two weekends each year.  After several races in April and October (all of which being below 40 degrees during the competitive wave), this race was moved to Labor Day Weekend.  Parking is next door to the Muncie FOP for the standard $5-$10 fee.  Being a smaller, local OCR, registration takes place in the FOP building.  Also, there are some real perks to running a small, local OCR:  spectators, bag check, and pictures are all FREE.  For the ease of registration and free perks, I’d rate the registration a 4.

If you have never been in the service or law enforcement, you’ll love the change of pace of being able to run on the Muncie SWAT course.   As you’d expect, this is a professional course designed to test you physically in several different aspects.  There are 3 rows of 3-4 obstacles each.  With minimal running between obstacle, you’ll go through an under & over wall, walk up a high wall with a rope for support, go across the balance beam, then across the “Troylean Traverse”.   In your second pass, expect to cross the monkey bars, ascend the “Stairway to Heaven”, and then up through an opening onto a multi-level platform.  In the final row, climb the rope, conquer the “Tough One”, go over the “Dirty Name”, and up & over the cargo net climb.  I’d rate this SWAT course a 5 for difficulty, layout, and quality of obstacles.

Away from the actual SWAT course, do not expect too many obstacles.  Expect to run through dense woods, up & over a pretty steep hill, and run through 2 fields.  You can expect a couple obstacles, but nothing too challenging.  In the competitive heat, this is a good opportunity to for faster runners to make up some ground or to advance their lead.  For teams or individual runners in the non-competitive waves, it’s not exciting.  Since Muncie Mud Man is marketed as a “5K Muddy Obstacle Run”, I have to give this part of the course a 1.

To summarize, Muncie Mud Man presented a good combination of multiple terrain types along with a professional obstacle course.  For an overall rating of an OCR, Muncie Mud Man deserves a 3.  Muncie Mud Man does not rise to the difficulty of Spartan Race, Rugged Maniac, or Mud Ninja, but is a challenging OCR as well as a fun team event.  Given the SWAT obstacle course, the price ranging from $39 to $59 not counting any discount codes, and the perks of free spectators, bag check, and pictures, Muncie Mud Man is a good race to consider for the race calendar.

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