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.
Submitted by Quatro Hubbard on November 4, 2011 - 9:14am
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.
Submitted by Anstr Davidson on October 31, 2011 - 6:14pm
Our friends at the West Virginia Mountain Trail Runners' club held the West Virginia Trilogy over the past weekend, October 7-9. Described as a "triptych of runs on the Eastern Continental Divide", runners are able to run a 50 km race, then a 50 miler, and then finish their long weekend up with a trail half marathon. That is roughly 95 miles of running in the Spruce Knob and Seneca Rocks area over three days. Sounds like fun, and the overall winner this year was the VHTRC's David Frazier, in just under 14 hours. First VHTRC woman to finish was Adele Fenwick. 15 runners managed to finish all three events - it would have been 16 if President Alan Gowen had not been too sick to make it to the starting line. Results
Submitted by Quatro Hubbard on October 12, 2011 - 9:41pm
Jeremy Pade was 2nd overall and first VHTRC finisher at the Oil Creek 100 miler in Pennsylvania on October 8. Cam Baker was first VHTRC and 3rd overall in the 100 km race. Other club members amongst the 57 finishers of the 100 mile race were Jim Harris, Bob Combs, Jeff Fiolek, Brian Musick and Farouk "the Egyptian Magician" Elkassed.
Jeff Holdaway won the 16th Andiamo run of the W&OD bike path on October 8. Ellen Komesarook was second and first woman. New: All time lists, sorted both by name and time, are now on the results page. Photo is of Jeff Holdaway and was taken by John Anderson. Andiamo results
Submitted by Anstr Davidson on October 10, 2011 - 3:48pm
Jack Kurisky was the only 100-mile finisher at the "Hot TWOT" on October 1, finishing in a time of 37:50. As has become the norm for those seeking to actually finish the full 100 miles, Jack started on Friday September 30. The weather was chillier than experienced at most runnings of The Wild Oak Trail 100 in the Fall, with some snow swirling on the Big Bald section of the trail on Jack's fourth loop.
Submitted by Quatro Hubbard on October 4, 2011 - 8:23am
Derrick Carr was the first VHTRC finisher at the Bear 100 mile held on September 30 - October 1 in Utah. (We think Derrick was 21st, but the results are not clear.) There were other VHTRC finishers. Bear Web site
Submitted by Anstr Davidson on October 2, 2011 - 10:52am
In cool, rainy weather at Wintergreen, VA, Ragan Petrie was tenth overall and the first female across the UROC 100K finish line in 10:11, ahead of Devon Crosby-Helms and Anne Lundblad. Brad Hinton was the first VHTRC male finisher in 10:37. John Cassilly was fifth overall in the 50K. Results are on UROC website. (photo of Ragan by Bryon Powell)
Submitted by Sophie Speidel on September 24, 2011 - 8:59pm
By finishing the Wasatch Front 100 miler in Utah on September 10th, David Snipes became the 36th confirmed finisher of The Last Great Race. The Last Great Race consists of the Grand Slam 100 milers (Western States, Vermont, Leadville, and Wasatch), and Old Dominion and Angeles Crest. Sniper is the only runner to complete the LGR this year, the first to finish it since 2007, the first Virginian and the first VHTRC member to complete it since Mike Bur in 2003. For extra grins and giggles, Sniper also completed MMT and the CAT 100 this year, and rumor has it he will be running Grindstone, and then one or two more before he shuts it down for this year. Congratulations, David! - Last Great Race site
Submitted by Quatro Hubbard on September 14, 2011 - 10:11pm