Sproston and Petrie Represent at Miwok

For the second year in a row, Amy Sproston was fourth overall female at the Miwok 100K, held in Marin Headlands, CA. Her time was 10:02:41, the exact same time as last year. Ragan Petrie was sixth overall female in 10:24. Derrick Carr appears to have finished as first VHTRC male, edging out Scott Mills by five minutes in 10:29. Miwok results | Miwok website | NEW Cool video of Miwok leaders and course on Youtube...there are not many rocks out in CA!

WHM - Mel Steps Down

After three years directing and co-directing the Women's Half Marathon, Melania Saraniero decided that now is the time she must step down from her Race Director position.

Reverse Ring 2011

In perfect running weather and on dry trails, Dan Rose broke Keith Knipling's 2009 Reverse Ring record by one minute in 14:57. Zsuzsanna Carlson was the first woman to finish in 24:30. Of 17 starters, ten finished, five of them being first-time Reverse Ring finishers (a.k.a. new Masters of The Ring).


Photos: Jim Harris | Zsuzsanna Carlson | Mike Bur
Reports: Kim Love-Ottobre | Dan Rose (on his blog)


Uwharrie Mountain Run

What's it like to be young, fast, and live in the trail running equivalent of a sorority house? Glimpse at the younger generation as it makes a road trip to Uwharrie. Team WUS has submitted its report that includes pictures, a glossary, and two blogs. Take the Read More link to see what you are missing!

News from the Forest Service

A few points for those going to the Massanuttens to run:

  • Crisman Hollow Road and the Road to Powells Fort are closed February 4 to April 2. More closure info
  • There is a chainsaw class on March 5-6 in Edinburg.  (You need to take a class like this to use a chainsaw for trail maintenance.)

If you are interested in the chainsaw class, contact the Forest Service office in Edinburg.

Gary Lukacs Wins College Bowl Contest

Gary Lukacs led just about form the start of the VHTRC college bowl contest. Those below him went up and down, but at the end, Quatro Hubbard was second and Darin Dunham third. The regular season winner, Jack Evans, got off to a slow start but mounted late surge that didn't quite get him into the top three. One contestant thought the point of the contest was to pick the losers.  Bowl contest final results

Amy Sproston Wins JFK

Amy ran the fifth fastest time by a woman (6:57:16) in the 48 year history of the JFK 50 mile on her way to becoming the women's winner by 21 seconds.  Pam Smith, the second place female, was in the 46 mile aid station with Amy, and the two had to duke it out for four miles!  Mike Campbell won the 60 year age group in 8:11:30. (For the first 10 years of JFK no 60 year old finished. This year, 55 did.) There were several other VHTRC members who participated in beautiful weather. JFK Web site


Photo by: Brenda Davidson

November 11

Happy Veterans Day to all vets!  We will not have an organized version of our annual run on the Mall. But anyone is, of course, welcome to run the monuments.


Several VHTRC members did well at the Mountain Masochists 50 Miler on November 6. This traditional run founded by David Horton is of the old school.  The winner finished in 7:23 and the time limit is 12 hours.  Results

Potomac Heritage 50km - Results now available

After detailed analysis by the race committee, the results of the 2010 Potomac Heritage 50k are now available. Fantastic weather led to another great Potomac Heritage 50 km on November 7.  This year, there was "Broderick theme" to honor and remember our friend.  A big thanks to the volunteers and, of course, Kerry Owens, our hostess for this great event.  Results (Three sets of pictures are linked from the results page.)

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