VHTRC members Matt Woods and Lyuda Anderson were the top man and woman at the North Face 50 Mile held on June 5 along the Potomac River between Great Falls and Algonkian Regional Park. On June 6, Heather Sshaffer, Matt's sister, won the half marathon. The results are linked from this page on the North Face site.
Last we looked, Karsten was still entered in MMT. So he tapered for it by setting a new course record at the Capon Valley 50km in West Virginia on May 8. There were several other VHTRC finishers. Results
Twenty-seven eager VHTRC workers participated in the club's annual work day on the trails of the Massanutten Mountains. We were helped by three certified sawyers from the PATC. Several trails were cleared and greatly improved. The new Brown Hollow trail is much better, and Gary and Q made improvements on Kerns Mountain. Carolyn and her crew renewed the blazes on the trail north of Woodstock Tower. Kerry Owens hosted volunteers after the work. All trail users, including those on May 15-16, will profit from our efforts Thanks to all!
Derrick Carr, one of the original members of the VHTRC, ran a good time on a tough course at the Zane Grey Highline Trail 50 mile in Arizona. Scott Mills, who reported this to us, noted this is "one of if not the toughest 50's in the country." Scotty said that Derrick got lost twice and still was 16th in a tough field. Susan Donnelly also finished. Results
Matt Woods and Annette Bednosky qualified for the US 100K World Cup team at the Mad City Road 100K on Saturday in Madison, Wisconsin. Matt won the USATF 100K National Championship with a time of 7:06:21--an average of 6:51 per mile. Annette, the 2004 MMT women's champ and the 2005 BRR women's champ, finished second in her first 100K road race in 8:05. Results | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article | Annette's race report on her blog
Sean Andrish was the winner at the Bel Monte 50km held on March 27 in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Charlottesville. Brad Hinton was second. Neal Gorman at third, was the top VHTRC finisher in the 50 miler. There were several other VHTRC members in both races. Event Web site
The word from North Carolina this morning is that Bill Gentry earned his 1,000 mile buckle given to 10-time Umstead 100 finishers in 25:05. Bill Turrentine also finished in 23:08. Umstead web page | preliminary results
From Stephanie Wilson: Recently I posted a brief comment on the VHTRC listserv with a link to photos that I took at Elizabeth Furnace 50k run. I received a number of emails subsequently from individuals who either couldn’t open the Picasa link or wished to receive a more detailed account of our run that day. I thought I’d post a race report here with (hopefully) a functional link to the photos of the run as well.