Amy Sproston Fourth Woman at Miwok 100K

Bryon Powell reported on the iRunFar Twitter feed that Amy Sproston finished as fourth woman at the MiWok 100K in California on May 1. Amy, who won MMT and BRR in 2009, was five minutes behind third place woman Krissy Moehl, finishing in just over 10 hours. Kami Semick was the first woman in 9:10. Anton Krupicka won in 8:02. Miwok website

Eva Pastalkova Takes Promise Land 50 km Female Title

Bobby Gill was the top VHTRC male finisher at David Horton's Promise Land 50km on April 24. Eva Pastalkova, who was second at Bull Run Run, was a half hour ahead of second place Justine Morrison. Eva now has the second fastest woman's time at Promise Land behind Anne Riddle Lundblad. Eva has the second fastest time at Bull Run Run ahead of Anne's third. There were many other VHTRC finishers in what is often called David's best event. David's Web site

Strong VHTRC showing at Terrapin Mountain 50K

Terrapin Mountain VHTRC RunnersJack Kurisky and Justine Morrison were the top VHTRC finishers at Clark Zealand's Terrapin Mountain 50K in Sedalia, VA. Jack was eighth overall and Justine was the first female finisher, just beating out Keith Knipling for ninth place overall. A number of VHTRCers finished (some of them are in the photo at right). Here are the results. Terrapin Mtn uses parts of the Hellgate 100K and Promise Land 50K courses. It was a gorgeous day to run in the mountains!

VHTRC Gets Fourth and Sixth at National Marathon

Matt Woods was fourth and Aaron Schwartzbard was sixth at the National Marathon held in DC on March 20.  While certainly not a trail race, the VHTRC was well represented. Results

Great Weather at HAT 50km

It was a beautiful day at the 22nd HAT Run held on March 20 in northern Maryland.  Some, however, suffered from poor training brought on by earlier storms.  The top spots were pretty well dominated by Pennsylvanians. Guess they didn't get as much snow and could train more! Results are now available on the HAT Page

Bull Run Run 50 Miler - Report and Team Results Ready

Leigh Schmitt and Aliza Lapierre set new event records at the 2010 Bull Run Run held on April 10.  The team results are now ready and there is a report. Aaron Schwartzbard's photos are up and, new, the all-time data now has 2010 results. All is linked from the BRR 2010 Report page.

 

The hit of the day was the Wolf Run Shoals aid station which was definitely not in Kansas.  Click the photo for a bigger version.

UVA - Mother of Trail Runners

Setting aside that Thomas Jefferson is probably turning over in his grave that women are at his academical village, the University of Virginia has produced several impressive female members of the VHTRC. One of them, Sophie Speidel, is profiled in the University of Virginia Magazine.

Ian Torrence Interview

Former VHTRC member Ian Torrence won the 1999 and 2000 MMT. Like many members, he moved out west.  Here is an interesting recent interview of Ian.

VHTRC dominates at Holiday Lake 50K

Bobby Gill and Justine Morrison were the top VHTRC finishers at the Holiday Lake 50K on Saturday. Bobby was 4th overall in 5:10 and Justine was 11th overall and first female in 5:15. Jack Kurisky was first male master and fifth overall in 5:11, Martha Wright was first female master in 6:21, and Janice Heltibridle was first female supermaster in 6:55. Many VHTRC members were there, no doubt trying to get in a "trail" run after Snowmageddon. Times were slower than usual due to 5+ inches of snow and ice on the course, which is now closer to a true 50K than in years past with more single track. Because of the snow, RD David Horton extended the cut-off time to 9 hours and 244 out of 268 runners finished. Results are here.

Runners Brave Cold at Eagle Run

Gary Knipling hosted the annual Eagle Run on Mason Neck on January 31. The day started out cold, but with no wind and a bright sun, it wasn't too bad. Gary had aid stations almost every mile. Eagles were spotted, but fewer than normal.  After the run, Gary led everyone in prayer as the group celebrated sobriety and abstinence. Photos from: Eric McGlinchey | Bobby Gill | Anstr

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