Thank you to those who participated in our survey of runners in the 2011 Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 Miler. Here is a report of the results.
We sent a request to participate in the survey to the 195 starters in the 2011 MMT. We received responses from 119 (61%) of the runners.
For each question, there was a required rating response and an optional comment box. We have listed the average rating and the number of each possible response. (See the note at the top of questions 1 to 11 for further explanation.)
We have provided a summary of the comments. To encourage candid responses, we do not make specific comments public.
In the preamble to the survey we said, "we are aware that the parking and the awards ceremony both need improvement," and implied that responders need not bother commenting on those points. Consequently, any absence of comment on these two points should be considered in that light.
All of the raw data has been (or will be) shown to those in management of MMT and the VHTRC board. (As we noted in the survey, no version of the data connects a respondent's name with any response, although a few respondents included their names.) If you responded to the survey, we have heard you.
If you have any question about the survey, or have any further comment, you may e-mail the race director, Kevin Sayers, at firstname.lastname@example.org or the VHTRC president, Alan Gowen, at email@example.com.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. We appreciate your time and your opinions.
The VHTRC Board
July 1, 2011