The "Grand Slam" is a western thing. Three of the events are much closer to the Pacific Ocean than the Atlantic. But the right coast has the first person to do the Slam (Tom Green) and, now, the person to have done it in the shortest time. Congratulations to Neal Gorman!
There was near perfect weather at the 18th VHTRC Women's Half Marathon held at Fountainhead Regional Park on September 11. Heather Schaffer (photo right) led 181 happy finishers as she won the race for the third time.
Aaron's pictures are now available. They are very good! Most of them are now tagged, so you can search them. The photo at right is by Aaron.
Gary Lukacs finished the Cascade Crest 100 in Washington on August 29. Gary said about it, "...beautiful low key race. Cool, clear weather and fantastic scenery made for some excellent running." Results
Thanks to Michelle and Joe for hosting a wonderful party for VHTRC volunteers at their home on August 7. There was plenty of good food and the keg was still heavy when this reporter left (which is sort of amazing in itself). Many volunteers showed up. Thanks again to all who make VHTRC events so great! Photos by: Quatro | Anstr
Vicki Kendall and Barb Isom finished the Canadian Death Race on August 1. (That's really its name.) The 125 km event takes place in the Candian Rockies in Alberta. In a text message to VHTRC.org world headquarters, Vicki and Barb said of the experience, "We finished in 22 hours. Scenery [was] beautiful. Trails, very, very tough. Hardest thing we have ever done." They promise a report when they return. Results
Neal finished the Vermont 100 in 16:33, about 30 minutes behind winner Andy Jones-Wilkins and just nine minutes ahead of top female Kami Semick. He is now 2-for-2 in the Grand Slam. Justine Morrison was the top VHTRC female, finishing her first 100 miler in 23:23. Prasad Gerard, Tammy Massie, Tammy Bagdhassarian, and Twila Brown also finished. The results indicate that there were many drops; perhaps they had the heat and humidity we had here as well? Vermont 100 website