Justin Frontuto aka Superman Takes Second!
Stickboy Coffee Race Team Report – The Weekend of January 26th
Stickboy Coffee Race Team Members Beast Mode Matt, Uncle Pat, Justin and I traveled to Mannsville, New York to take on the Stonewall Snowshoe 5k/10k Race at Winona Forest! Consistently one of the biggest snowshoe events in the USA, the 10,000 acres of Winona Forest is the perfect venue for a snowshoe event.
The 5k course features a variety of trail types, from groomed packed trail, to single track, hills both steep and gentle. Justin, Uncle Pat and I took on the 5k race. Justin decided to step out of his norm and return to running instead of racing his bike and he was able to finish second place. Congratulations Justin on taking second place!
Uncle Pat once again showed us his determination to never give up and that’s something I have always admired about him. Uncle Pat pulled a muscle in his leg during the race but refused to give up. Uncle Pat did whatever he had too in order to finish the Stone Wall. Uncle Pat did an awesome job finishing in the top 60 taking 58th place overall. As running legend Dean Karnazes says, “Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.”
I had a really good race. There was a huge hill on the course were many had to walk up it. I stayed in the moment and walked up it as fast as I could. I even had to grab some trees to pull myself up because the hill was steep. It was awesome! Once I got back onto the Stone Wall trail I ran as fast as I could. I finished at 44 minutes and 47 seconds which is about 2 minutes faster than my time last year. I finished in the top 50 taking 38th place overall.
Beast Mode Matt won the 5k race at the Stone Wall last year and that was the first time he ran on snowshoes. How awesome is that? Beast Mode Matt wanted to take on the challenge of the 10k course. The 10K course is one you will never forget, and is designed for those who are very physically fit, as it is a challenge. This was only the third time Beast Mode Matt had ever run on snowshoes and had not only a great start but he had a strong finish. Beast Mode Matt finished in the top 15 taking 12th place overall. Congratulations to Beast Mode Matt!
Congratulations to Justin, Uncle Pat and Beast Mode Matt on your accomplishment this weekend! Stickboy Coffee is proud of you!
Upcoming Event - Festival of Flakes
Come help Stickboy Coffee raise money for the Winona Forest Recreation Association (WFRA) a non-profit organization that maintains and grooms Winona State Forest trails on the Tug Hill Plateau near Mannsville, N.Y. On Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8, 2020, these trails will be the site of the Festival of Flakes that features both the annual IditaFAT bike race and the annual SnoFatShu race, offering winter enthusiasts and families an unparalleled opportunity to compete in a weekend of fat biking and snowshoe running!
There is same day registration available. All the information you need is located at: http://www.winonaforest.com/
We hope to see you there!
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