The First Battle of Manassass occurred on July 21, 1861 -- 150 years ago. Why did they have the battle in the summer's heat? That wasn't smart. We decided to have the Bull Run Run in April.
Picture at right is of Blackburn's Ford where the first skirmish occurred on July 18. Presently, this is where route 28, Centreville Road, crosses the Bull Run. It is also the site of the first aid station at the Bull Run Run 50 Mile. More information
Submitted by Anstr Davidson on July 18, 2011 - 1:47pm
Sean Andrish was second overall and first master at the Finger Lakes 50km in New York on July 2. Sean's time was 24 minutes faster that the former course record. There were a few of other VHTRC finishers and many familiar faces in the results. Results | Finger Lakes Web page
Submitted by Anstr Davidson on July 8, 2011 - 11:26am
The VHTRC gathered in the Shenandoah National Park over the July 4 weekend for three days of mountain running and fellowship. Over 40 runners came out for the Summer Death March on 25+ miles of trails near Old Rag and White Oak Canyon, including new-to-the-VHTRC friends as well as the Old Guard (they know who they are!). On Sunday, another energetic group met at Q's Jeremy's Run for 20 sweet miles of single track and streams, and on the Fourth of July, Gary hosted a large contingent for the annual Browntown loop.
Submitted by Sophie Speidel on July 7, 2011 - 11:44am
Western States results are now available on the Webcast. See Ed's comment to this post for full VHTRC results. Bryon Powell was the first VHTRC finisher, Amy Sproston eighth woman, and Scott Mills finished his 16th Western States (all under 24 hours we think).
Neither overall winner is an American. Pretty interesting given that for so many years, all male winners had been Californians (until Mike Morton fixed that). Western States Web site
Submitted by Anstr Davidson on June 24, 2011 - 8:59am
Mike Campbell ran 27:45 to win the 60 year-old age group at the Bighorn 100 Mile in Wyoming on June 17-18. We believe that Mike's time is an event age group record. The course was adjusted to account for the snow that the Bighorn Mountains had received this year. Results
Submitted by Anstr Davidson on June 21, 2011 - 11:50am