VHTRC Award Voting Page
As with most VHTRC elections, you may vote as often as you want, but only your last vote will count. Voting closes on January 12.
The nominations committee spent long hours reviewing the nominations. If you think that someone should have been nominated but wasn't, you only have yourself to blame.
You may want to consult the award criteria. (That page also has a link to a list of prior award winners which you might find useful in your voting.)
We ended up without a photographer award this year, but to the right is a view of the blue train in San Diego last year submitted by Keith Knipling.
Awards Presentation and Party: These awards will be handed out at a party on January 27. More information
Voting is over.
VHTRC 2012 Award Nominations
Here are justifications for all awards.
General Comment: While organized events are obvious tests of ability and count heavily, any run may be considered. Awards are for achievements for the period January 1 to December 31, 2012.
Nominees are listed within categories in alphabetical order. Those nominated for performance awards are only permitted to be in one category.
The Furbutt Award is a new performance award that recognizes participation in club events as a runner and a volunteer. This award recognizes two runners -- one male and one female member of the VHTRC who showed up at just about every club run and participated by running in a determined manner, to the very best of his or her ability. This person tries really hard. But whereas the recipients would run most of our club events, (and would finish the events they entered, including MMT or BRR), he or she would not run all club events. He or she would occasionally volunteer. This is the award for the person who is really engaged in the VHTRC and supports the club by running well and volunteering in all our runs and events.
Runner of the Year
Criteria: Recognizes two runners -- one male and one female member of the VHTRC -- who have demonstrated consistently outstanding performances in trail runs during the past year. Nominees for this award may be considered not only for their speed but also for their versatility and consistency as well as their support and representation of the club while performing at this high level over the year.
1st overall at Rosaryville 50k, Fire on Mountain 50k
2nd overall at HUFF 50k, Iron Mtn 50 mile, Dahlgren 50K, Capon Valley
50k, Bel Monte 50k
4th overall Rosaryville 50k, Catoctin, 50k
5th overall PH 50K, Eastern Divide 50 k
6th overall Grindstone 100, MMT 100, Stone Mill 50
UTMB 103k: 15:37
1st Overall, Mid-Maryland 50K & Endless Summer 6-Hour
2nd Overall, Rosaryville, 50K, Mason Dixon Longest Day, North Central Trail Marathon
3rd Overall, North Face 50 Miler
5th Overall, Stone Mille 50 Miler
1st Place Female, Labor of Love 50 Miler, Capon Valley 50k, Mason Dixon Longest Day, Running with the Devil 12 Hour, Cheat Mountain 50 Miler, Stone Mill 50 Miler
5th Place Female, The Bear 100 Miler
3rd place female, Hellgate 100k,Terrapin Mountain 50k,Swinging Bridge 35k
1st in 45-49 AG, VHTRC Women's Trail Half Marathon
9th female, Mountain Masochist 50
1st place female, Ray Miller 50
1st place female, Sun Mountain 50
5th place female, Orcas Island 50k
8th place female, UTMB 103K
8th place female, Western States 100
Performance of the Year
Criteria: Recognizes one male and one female member of the VHTRC for the most outstanding performance of the year in a trail run. "Outstanding" is considered in terms of course difficulty and weather conditions as well as the age, sex, and ability of the runner. In other words, this is a relative, not an absolute, test.
Mike Campbell (age 62)
Rocky Raccoon 100 24:37
30th Consecutive finish, JFK 50 Miler
Western States 100: 16:10 and 10th overall
Grand Slam of Utrarunning:
Western States 100: 23:41
Vermont 100: 22:35
Leadville 100: 29:07
Wasatch 100: 34:09
MMT 100: female course record in 22:01
1st female and CR, Highland Sky 40, 7:03
1st Place Female, 2nd Place Overall, UROC 50K, 5:10
Criteria: Recognizes one male and one female member of the VHTRC whose performances in trail running in the past year have significantly improved.
Stone Mill 50 Miler 14:33 in 2011, 12:35 in 2012
MMT 100 26:59 in 2011, 24:27 in 2012
Promise Land 50K 5:47 in 2011, 5:16 in 2012
Hellgate 100k 15:45 in 2010, 14:01 in 2012
Grindstone 100: 26:21 in 2010, 24:50 in 2012
Swinging Bridge 50k 5:08 in 2010, 4:44 in 2012
Holiday Lake 2012: 4:45
MMT 100 2012 (first 100): 29:02
Hellgate 100k (first 100k): 14:53
Seneca Greenway 50K - 6:21 in 2011, 5:27 in 2012
Potomac Heritage 50K - 6:55 in 2011, 5:23 in 2012
Catoctin 50k 8:16 in 2011, 7:41 in 2012
Laurel Highlands 70 17:10 in 2012
UROC 100k 13:12, 1st in AG
Kim Love Ottobre
Groundhog 50k 8:03 in 2009, 6:41 in 2012
The Ring 27:33 in 2010, 25:01 in 2011
West Virginia Trilogy 50K 8:57 in 2010, 8:08 in 2011
Grindstone 100 37:36 in 2011, 28:26 in 2012
Bull Run 50 11:27 in 2011, 10:02 in 2012
North Face 50- DC 10:38 in 2011, 8:38 in 2012 (Madison, WI)
Stone Mill 50 Miler - 10:38 in 2011, 9:33 in 2012
3rd Overall, Bel Monte 50km
10th Male, 11th Overall, North Face 50 Miler
12th Male, 14th Overall, Tussey Mountainback 50 Miler
5:29 at Hashawha Hills 50km
11:53 at North Face 50 Miler
10:04 at Cheat Mountain 50 Miler
33:39 at Grindstone 100 Miler
Potomac Heritage 50k 8:28
Rock Creek Stump Jump 50k 8:20
North Face 50k 8:14
9:49 at Bull Run Run 50 Miler
Magnus Gluteus in 2011 in 6:09 in 2011, 5:49 in 2012
Criteria: Given to the VHTRC Ambassador of the Year. You figure out the criteria.