Martha Nelson, Ragan Petrie, and Eliza O'Connell led the field at the 2011 VHTRC Women's Half Marathon. 194 women finished out of 206 starters. Martha's winning time of 1:39:35 was just off her course record. The first three women finished within 40 seconds of each other. The rain stayed away to give the runners nice, but a bit humid weather. (The top three are pictured, right in the reverse order they finished with RD Kate Abbott.) Results | Aaron's Photos
Submitted by Club Information on September 10, 2011 - 5:05pm
Entry for the Andiamo 45 mile run of the W&OD Bike path is now open. Andiamo is the one non-trail event that the VHTRC sponsors. It will be held on October 8. Participants run from Virginia's horse country to Arlington. It is a fun, low key event. More information and entry
Submitted by Club Information on September 8, 2011 - 8:40pm
Neal Gorman was the first VHTRC finisher, and third overall, at the 2011 Leadville 100. Other VHTRC finishers noted in the posted results [pdf] are Phil Turk, who came in under 22 hours, and David Snipes, who successfully notched another 100 in his Last Great Race/Grand Slam summer.
The results and pictures are posted for the Martha Moats Baker 50 km (actually over 35 miles) race held on Saturday August 13. Dennis Herr put on another great show this past Saturday out on his home turf - the Wild Oak trail area southwest of Harrisonburg on the West Virginia border. Drew Krueger was the winner, and there were six official finishers amongst the 24 runners who eventually started. The story of the day was once again Eva Pastalkova. First woman and last official finisher, Eva's race wasn't as epic as last year's bear dog roundup, but was pretty dramatic none the less (and long - very long . . .)
Joe and Michele were wonderful hosts for the annual VHTRC volunteer recognition party on August 6. Volunteers and members enjoyed fellowship, good food, and high quality adult beverages. There was even shelter for the rain! Thanks to all volunteers and to Joe and Michele for being great hosts.
Submitted by Club Information on August 8, 2011 - 2:36pm
Brad Hinton and Dan Rose (photo right with Brad on right) went one-two at the Dahlgren Heritage Rail Trail 50 km held on August 6 in King George, Virginia. Several other VHTRC members participated in the event. Former club member and former MMT winner, Bethany Patterson, was the female winner. Event results
Submitted by Anstr Davidson on August 8, 2011 - 2:23pm
Dave Snipes finished the Angeles Crest 100 mile on July 24, a new mid-July date for the event. Former VHTRC member, Tom Nielsen was third. Angeles Crest traverses the Southern California's San Gabriel Mountains finishing near the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Results
Submitted by Anstr Davidson on July 24, 2011 - 5:19pm