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
While the rest of us were freezing our pants off in the Massanuttens this weekend, a few of our fellow club members were braving the roots, humidity, and mud at the HURT 100 on the trails near Honolulu. Alyssa Godesky finished as second female and ninth overall in 30:06. Alex Papadopoulos was 14th in 33:35. Laura and Mike Bur finished the 100K option in 24:34, as well as Dave Yeakel in 25:24. Live webcast results | HURT 100 website | Alyssa's report on her blog
Submitted by Sophie Speidel on January 15, 2011 - 3:41am
In near perfect conditions, Keith Knipling finished sixth overall at the Hellgate 100K in 12:22. He also won the Beast Series, and finished ahead of Karl Meltzer, who was ninth. Zsuzsanna Carlson was third female, just ahead of Kerry Owens who was fifth. Mario Raymond, photo right, was one of many VHTRC members who finished. 126 runners started and 111 finished the race, which began at 12:01 am on Saturday. Results|Hellgate website|Photos (click on each photo for captions)
Submitted by Sophie Speidel on December 12, 2010 - 8:59am
The Virginia Happy Trails Running Club celebrated the 19th anniversary of its first event at the Magnus Gluteus Maximus 50 km held on the Bull Run Trail in December 11, 2011. A large crowd enjoyed good weather. This year, the Do Loop was marked meaning that some people didn't get lost and some did.
Joe Clapper organized it. Gary Knipling and Bob Phillips marked the Do Loop and set up the aid station. At the end, runners enjoyed pizza and refreshments. Congratulations to all finishers!
Gary Lukacs led just about form the start of the VHTRC college bowl contest. Those below him went up and down, but at the end, Quatro Hubbard was second and Darin Dunham third. The regular season winner, Jack Evans, got off to a slow start but mounted late surge that didn't quite get him into the top three. One contestant thought the point of the contest was to pick the losers. Bowl contest final results
Submitted by Club Information on December 8, 2010 - 3:25pm
Matt ran 7:53 on a hard course and a strong field at the North Face championship in "San Francisco." (It was actually not in the City, but in Marin County. There is a difference.) Event Web site | Results
Submitted by Club Information on December 6, 2010 - 1:01pm
Amy ran the fifth fastest time by a woman (6:57:16) in the 48 year history of the JFK 50 mile on her way to becoming the women's winner by 21 seconds. Pam Smith, the second place female, was in the 46 mile aid station with Amy, and the two had to duke it out for four miles! Mike Campbell won the 60 year age group in 8:11:30. (For the first 10 years of JFK no 60 year old finished. This year, 55 did.) There were several other VHTRC members who participated in beautiful weather. JFK Web site
Photo by: Brenda Davidson
Submitted by Club Information on November 20, 2010 - 7:40pm