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
It seems that the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum is no more. But all the stuff is for sale. Among the items on the auction block are movie posters like those in the snack bar at the Skyline Ranch Resort. In yet another connection to trail running, the museum used to be in Victorville, California (before it moved to Branson). Victorville is the biggest city near Wrightwood, the start of Angeles Crest. It was the place to stay if you wanted to "sleep low" before AC! Happy trails!
Mike Bailey and John Hayward were the top VHTRC finishers at the Skyline Challenge held near Gore, Virginia on July 10. The top female finisher was Regan Petrie. Gary Knipling and Pam Gowen won their age groups. Event Web site
Eva Pastalkova, Justine Morrison, and Ragan Petrie swept the top three places at the Highlands Sky 40 in West Virginia on June 19. Brian Schmidt finished second and Aaron Schwartzbard finished in a tie for fifth. Michele Harmon was first Masters female.