Kurisky and Speidel Lead VHTRC Finishers at Masochist 50 Miler
Jack Kurisky was the first VHTRC finisher, and Sophie Speidel was first VHTRC woman at the Mountain Masochist 50 Miler on Saturday November 5. MMTR is also the final event in the Lynchburg Ultra Series. After 4 races and nearly 145 miles, Sophie Speidel won the women's LUS by just over 1 minute. Martha Wright was the LUS women's master's winner, and also the MMTR grand master's winner.
The MMTR 50 is now under the care and feeding of Clark Zealand, but race founder David Horton is still very much a presence at the event. This likely was the last running on the original course, as permit issues apparently will require changes for the 30th MMTR in 2012.