The Hot TWOT 100 had an unprecedently large field, with 17 starters on Friday October 11. Here is a picture of the Friday starters who intended to do four loops. Not surprisingly, not all made it! Click the Read more to see a bigger version of the photo. Four runners finished all four loops - Nick Combs, Katie Keier, Dave Quivey and Mike Bur. 17 additional runners came out to run on Saturday, with Dave Frazier leading a strong field of single-loopers with a course record time of 4:14. More details to come soon! Website | Photos
Derrick Carr was 17th overall at the Bear 100 mile held in Utah and Idaho. This is reputed to be a very tough race. Other VHTRC finishers included Meg Harnett who was fifth woman and 24th overall, and Vince Bowman. Bear Web site (results are on "live tracking")
We think that we have finally found the results of the UTMB on its Web page, which we are submitting for the worst designed running Web site we have ever seen. Anyway, Amy Sproston lead the VHTRCers in 68th place, followed by Keith Knipling, Yosuke Murase, and Gary Knipling. The course was shortened by the not-unsurprising bad weather in the Alps. Pictures from Gary - Results
Last weekend saw VHTRC members at the Vermont 100, Catherine's Furnace 50k, and the Rosaryville 50k. Among the highlights: Jack Kurisky completed the second leg of his Grand Slam and Caroline Williams finished the Vermont 100 after many attempts; Jeff Reed put on another stellar edition of Cat's, complete with cool weather and a gourmet finish line party thanks to Bob Fabia and his many helpers; and Cat's volunteers Rob Colenso and Sara Davidson scored tenth overall and age group wins, respectively, at the Rosaryville 50k, which was won by Brad Hinton. Vermont 100 Results |Rosaryville results | Catherine's Furnace 50K results
A large group of VHTRC members is at the San Diego 100 Mile run this weekend. Scott Mills is in charge of the event. The event is planning live updates so you can follow your favorite runner from here on the right coast. Go to the San Diego 100 Web site to find the link. Thanks to Michele Harmon for sending the picture.
Saturday, May 20, was a beautiful day to race on the trails in the Capon Valley of West Virginia, just across the Virginia border from Winchester and Strasburg. Brad Hinton (aka trail running's Susan Lucci) was the top VHTRC runner, and, as is often the case with Brad, second overall with a great time of 4:14. First VHTRC woman, and women's master's winner, was Ragan Petrie in 4:39. Many more club members finished amongst the field of roughly 200 in this popular 50k, which has been aptly dubbed the "MMT Volunteers" race.
VHTRC observers on the scene in Bridgewater, VA called in to report that Jim Harris became the eleventh person to finish the TWOT 100 on February 11 in 35:55. Kim Love-Ottobre finished the TWOT 100k. Around 30 runners attempted a variety of loops, with only Jim, Kim, and Eva Pastalkova completing multiple loops in "epic" weather conditions of snow, sun, high winds and temps in the teens. TWOT All-time finishers list.
VHTRC member Amy Sproston was first woman and fourth overall at Hellgate. Her time of 12:23 beat Krissy Moehl's previous course record of 13:01. Many other VHTRC runners finished, including Kerry Owens, who was the female winner of the Beast Series. Hellgate Web page
Photo, right, is Amy finishing with RD David Horton. Photo courtesy of Neal Gorman.