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.

David Frazier Overall Winner at the West Virginia Trilogy

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

Oil Creek 100 Miler and 100 km Results

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. 


Holdaway Wins Andiamo

Jeff Holdaway at the John Anderson family aid stationJeff 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

Gorman Wins Grindstone, Owens second female

Kerry and NealNeal Gorman won the Grindstone 100 mile run on October 8, and Kerry Owens was second female. Many other VHTRC runners participated.  Results | Bobby Gill's Pictures

Kurisky, Frazier Brothers Lead the Way at a Not So "Hot TWOT"

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.

Carr Leads VHTRC Finishers at the Bear

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

Ragan Petrie first female at UROC 100K

Ragan PetrieIn 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)

David Snipes Completes The Last Great Race

Dave SnipesBy 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

Murase and Snipes Complete Grand Slam

Yosuke Murase and Dave Snipes finished the Wasatch Front 100 mile to complete the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning -- Western States, Vermont, Leadville, and Wasatch in the same year. Each runner also finished MMT.  Wasatch results | Grand Slam finisher photo | Grand Slam results


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