When I first heard about Manitou’s Revenge, I was nursing a stress fracture and expecting to run the following year – that is, in time to run Manitou. I’ve done my share of running in the Catskills,
As it happens, it’s been one injury after another. While roller skiing and cycling aren’t an issue, whenever I run far or fast right now, there’s a payment. Manitou was out of the question this year. I don’t know why I should be disappointed: who wouldn’t want to run ultra gnarly trails in the dark, by headlamp?
If you weren’t there either, check this race video from Manitou’s Revenge, courtesy of Mountain Peak Fitness: