Stage Race Sunday! Who’s coming to play in the desert this year?
A ‘local boy’, Bob Stuka hails from Colorado Springs and is ready for more desert adventures!
Marital Status: Married
Number of Children: 2
Years running: 6+
Years running ultras: 1+
Ultras I have done: 1. Grand Canyon Ultra 2. Mountain Rats 50k 3. Copper Mountains 50k
Favorite race and why: My favorite trail is Manitou Springs Incline and I like it because it’s steep and challenging and it also gives me lots of power. It’s 2750 steps and up to 60% steepness and I train on this trail 5 times per week.
Best results in races: 1st place in my age group at the extra marathon in Colorado Springs.
Tell us something about yourself, running related or other: Running is my favorite hobby I like hiking and running fourteeners, I like a variety of different outdoor sports including things like extreme skiing and rock climbing.
What’s your favorite way to train for Desert RATS: Running the incline and running extreme Mountain trails.
What are your goals for Desert RATS: My goals for this race are to get the first place in my age group.