The snow has claimed another victim. The Hashawha Hills 50km has been cancelled due to heavy snow that makes the trail inaccessible and parking (for 120 people, anyway) impossible.
Entrants in this year's event will receive a credit toward the 2011 entry fee. Hopefully, the snow will have melted by then.
At right is Pam Gowen on the trail in show shoes. For more information, go to the Hashawha Hills 50km page. Entrants should have received an e-mail. For more pictures of the snow, go to the Flickr site.
Submitted by Anstr Davidson on February 18, 2010 - 12:34pm
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.
Submitted by Sophie Speidel on February 14, 2010 - 5:00pm
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
Submitted by Anstr Davidson on January 28, 2010 - 3:25pm
Working at a VHTRC event is fun and rewarding. It is also instrumental to the success of our events. Where else can you spend a beautiful day in the woods watching wasted runners puke? Take "Read More" to see the options.
Submitted by Anstr Davidson on January 25, 2010 - 7:12pm
We would like to thank the voters for their participation in the logo election process. Logo number five, submitted by Andrew Speidel, has been elected as the winning logo. (His, now "our," logo is at right.) The runner up was logo number one, submitted by Doug Sullivan and the third place logo was logo number six, submitted by Laura Bur. To see a larger version of the logo click on the Read More link.
Submitted by Anstr Davidson on January 20, 2010 - 11:43am
Gary has come up with the results from the Redeye 50km held on January 1. This traditional event was given to us by the the Slugs and particularly Dan Grayson, James Moore, and Bill Sublett. James was there to keep the tradition alive. Thanks to Gary Knipling who, with help from Jo Lockner and Bob Phillips, put on this year's event. As usual, the aid station was a cornucopia of cholesterol left over from the holidays. Results | Photos by: Ted Bielawa | Anstr Davidson.
Submitted by Anstr Davidson on January 8, 2010 - 5:40pm
The new board of the VHTRC met on January 7 and, as its first act, elected Alan Gowen to be the next president of the club. The notes from the meeting are now ready. Go to the Club page to see them. (You will need the id/password.) More information about the board is at the About the VHTRC page.
Submitted by Anstr Davidson on January 8, 2010 - 10:46am
Larry Ryan held on to a two game lead to win the 2009-10 VHTRC College Bowl Contest. Kevin Bligan was second, and four people were tied for third. The contestants generally had difficulty predicting the many upsets that occurred. Some of us had more difficulty with that than others. Final contest results
Submitted by Anstr Davidson on January 8, 2010 - 12:18am