Yet again upstaging the Super Bowl, the VHTRC honored the nominees and winners of VHTRC awards for 2010. We also had a great party and everyone got out in time to see the Super Bowl. (Stephanie and Gary, right, show off their awards.)
Submitted by Club Information on February 6, 2011 - 12:08pm
Over 100 people celebrated the last Eagle Run on January 23. Gary Knipling again welcomed us to Mason Neck where the weather was cold. Each participant received a fleece cap that commemorated "20 years running with baldy." There were few eagles in Pohick Bay, the usual prime viewing location, but the Barnwharf Trail produced several close eagle sightings including the one at right. There was the usual pizza at Gunston Hall, and the party around the fire at the end. A heartfelt thanks to Gary for 20 years of fun and memories! Photos by: Bobby Gill | Quatro | Anstr
Submitted by Club Information on January 23, 2011 - 7:42pm
We have updated the membership roster to list only those who have paid dues for 2011. There are now 461 members of the Virginia Happy Trails Running Club -- 300 renewing members and 161 new members. One hundred of the renewing members did so without payment of dues as volunteers. The membership process is off line. We hope to have a new process ready in March.
Submitted by Club Information on January 21, 2011 - 6:34pm
Informed sources are telling VHTRC.org news that Joe Clapper and Michele Harmon have gotten married. We had heard rumors of the couple's planned nuptials, but frankly we thought it was another Clapper prank. The small ceremony was closed to the media and everyone else. (At least, that better be the case!) We did pay a member of the paparazzi, whose identity we are protecting, for the photo at right. From all of us here at VHTRC.org to the happy couple we say, "Holy s...!"
Submitted by Club Information on January 21, 2011 - 4:36pm
Martha Wright was the first female finisher at the Swinging Bridge 50K near Cumberland, VA on Jan 15. John Cassilly was fourth overall. Mike Bailey was third in the 35K. The race was held on the Willis River Trail in Bear Creek Lake State Park and Cumberland State Forest. Results on RRRC website (scroll down 2011).
Submitted by Sophie Speidel on January 17, 2011 - 3:47pm
55+ runners came to Gap to Gap this year for MMT training and fellowship on the rocks. No doubt Q will be posting a report on this year's run in the Massanuttens...but in the meantime, enjoy these photos from the run and the party by the bonfire. Many thanks to Quatro and the many volunteers who made G2G so much fun!
Submitted by Sophie Speidel on January 17, 2011 - 12:47pm