OCR World Championships – A Commentary Of The Event by Margaret Schlachter

International Obstacle Racing News   |   Oct 30, 2014

The OCR World Championships just happened and after a solid night of sleep it’s time to process of analyzing what happened in Ohio over the last couple of days. My personal account will come later this is for those who weren’t there or those who were and just can’t get enough of the weekend.

When OCR World Championships was first announced admittedly I did not know Adrian Bijanada as more than the guy behind OCR Gear as well as other websites. When he announced the idea of OCR World Championships I sat at my computer and remember saying, “Who the F@#K does he think he is”. A guy with no race directing background, not tied to a company at all, a guy who worked in NYC in HR for a large art dealer, a guy whose own OCR race resume is minimal to say the least. I called b#ll sh#t on the whole thing and was not really a fan. Not that the sport didn’t need and wasn’t yearning for a unifying event but my doubts were with Bijanada’s background and intentions.

It was not until the spring that I sat down with Bijanada and some other friendships within the sport had grown that I learned Bijanada’s true intentions and made a switch… [more]

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