Sproston Wins Hellgate 100k

Amy Sproston with David Horton at finish of Hellgate 100k. Photo: Neal GormanVHTRC member Amy Sproston was first woman and fourth overall at Hellgate. Her time of 12:23 beat Krissy Moehl's previous course record of 13:01. Many other VHTRC runners finished, including Kerry Owens, who was the female winner of the Beast Series. Hellgate Web page


Photo, right, is Amy finishing with RD David Horton.  Photo courtesy of Neal Gorman.

Magnum Gluteus Maximus 50km

A large group of runners enjoyed good weather at the 20th MGM held on December 10 at Hemlock Overlook.  Many even ran the whole way.  Results and a report of sorts are available on the Read more link.

MMT - Time to Pay or Join Wait List

MMT applicants can now pay or join the wait list. They need to do this by January 4. For the wait list, that date is the last day we can receive your wait list check. We don't go by postmark date.  Pay or join wait list

Tim Loomis Wins Football Contest

Congratulations to Tim Loomis for winning the 2011 VHTRC Football contest. C.J. Blagg was second. Matt Lancaster and Adam Matheson tied for third place.  Look for the College Bowl contest coming soon! Contest Results

Great Weather at Stone Mill and JFK

November 19 was a great day for running as two 50 mile races took place on and near the Potomac River -- the second Stone Mill 50 and the 49th JFK 50.

Potomac Heritage Trail 50km - 2011 Report

Thanks to Kerry Owens and all her helpers for a great Potomac Heritage Trail 50km on November 13. Take the read more link for her report and the results.

Schwartzbard, Nelson Take Wins at Fire on the Mountain 50km

Aaron Schwartzbard won the Fire on the Mountain 50km "presented by Sheetz" on November 6, in Flintstone, Maryland.  (We looked it up. It's between Hancock and Cumberland in Western Maryland.)  Martha Nelson was first woman and fourth overall.  Randee Brown was third overall.  Several other VHTRC members finished.  Event Web site | Results

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.

A Snowy Halloweeny

Reports and photos from this past weekend's Halloweeny 50 km up in the Harpers Ferry area have been rolling in.  As one of the 49 runners who did show to run in the wet and the snow (and amongst the falling tree limbs), I can't say enough about what a great job event directors' Sharon and Ted Lapkoff and their fantastic group of volunteers did.  They really embraced the challenging conditions, and made the event a great deal of fun.

For Ted's synopsis, and links to photos and reports, click Read More.

Magnus Gluteus Maximus RSVP is Open

Our first event, le Grande Dierriere, now known as the Magnus Gluteus Maximus 50km, will be held again at Hemlock Overlook on December 10.  The event is, as always, free. But this year we are trying a new system to have a better idea of who is coming. Full information on the RSVP process, which is open now, is on the MGM page.


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