Blue Train Rolls At Uwharrie

The Blue Train at UwharrieA number of VHTRC runners made the trek down to the Uwharrie National Forest in central North Carolina to run the 40 and 20 mile races on Saturday February 2nd.  Reporters on the VHTRC Facebook Group indicated that Sean Andrish finished second overall in the 40 miler, with Sophie Speidel finishing second in the women's race and Keith Knipling coming in fourth overall.  Of the other Blue Train finishers, of note would be a 40 mile finish by President Alan Gowen and a 20 mile finish by First Lady Pam Gowen.  Women's Half Marathon RD Tracy Dahl also finished her first 40 miler.



No team results yet?  What's with that?



Because they score the top-5 finish places across all three races, the Blue Train is never in contention for the team award because our team (mostly) runs the 20 and the 40. However, if one scored just the 40 miler, VHTRC edges out the Trailheads 120-126 to take the ultra team  win! Woop.

...and the Blue Train finished in third place, just behind the NC Trailheads. We were the only top-3 team to have at least four 40-mile finishes, though.