Rock/Creek Race Team members Matt Sims and Sheridan Ames have been tearing it up on the trail in Colorado as a part of the strenuous GORE-TEX Transrockies Run; a six-day stage race from Buena Vista to Beaver Creek, CO.
Our boys are listed in second place for the preliminary second stage finish in their age group. [Results in PDF Format]
The race started on August 23 and will finish on August 28th. Running teams of two represent numerous states, countries and sponsored athletes who are battling it out for daily stage finishes and the coveted first place bragging rights.
Matt sent our office an email to let us know how the race has been going:
” Sheridan and I are having a great time, the altitude of course is kicking our tails but we are getting stronger every day. After day 1 we finished 6th place but only 4 minutes behind the 3rd place podium…Today [day 2] was awesome! Lots of climbs and we hit a high point today at 12,500. This event is a real production and really worth the time and investment.
Oh, one more thing. We talked to Dean Karnazes about his upcoming trip to Chattanooga for the StumpJump 50k; He’s a little scared we’re going to make him drink moonshine and do things he doesn’t want to do. [EDITOR’S NOTE: We really DON’T just sit around and drink moonshine] I told him to be prepared for a good time.
Our legs are holding up fine, Thanks for all the support!”
The video made from the Second Stage race below shows our Rock/Creek Race Team member Matt Sims while stretching within the first few seconds of the videos beginning. (Sims is the guy with the white visor on!)
We hope you pick up the feeds and follow our Rock/Creek Race Team guys as they continue on and hope for a strong finish on the 28th!