Jack Kurisky was the first VHTRC finisher, and Sophie Speidel was first VHTRC woman at the Mountain Masochist 50 Miler on Saturday November 5. MMTR is also the final event in the Lynchburg Ultra Series. After 4 races and nearly 145 miles, Sophie Speidel won the women's LUS by just over 1 minute. Martha Wright was the LUS women's master's winner, and also the MMTR grand master's winner.
The MMTR 50 is now under the care and feeding of Clark Zealand, but race founder David Horton is still very much a presence at the event. This likely was the last running on the original course, as permit issues apparently will require changes for the 30th MMTR in 2012.
Jeremy Pade was 2nd overall and first VHTRC finisher at the Oil Creek 100 miler in Pennsylvania on October 8. Cam Baker was first VHTRC and 3rd overall in the 100 km race. Other club members amongst the 57 finishers of the 100 mile race were Jim Harris, Bob Combs, Jeff Fiolek, Brian Musick and Farouk "the Egyptian Magician" Elkassed.
Jeff Holdaway won the 16th Andiamo run of the W&OD bike path on October 8. Ellen Komesarook was second and first woman. New: All time lists, sorted both by name and time, are now on the results page. Photo is of Jeff Holdaway and was taken by John Anderson. Andiamo results
Derrick Carr was the first VHTRC finisher at the Bear 100 mile held on September 30 - October 1 in Utah. (We think Derrick was 21st, but the results are not clear.) There were other VHTRC finishers. Bear Web site
Neal Gorman was the first VHTRC finisher, and third overall, at the 2011 Leadville 100. Other VHTRC finishers noted in the posted results [pdf] are Phil Turk, who came in under 22 hours, and David Snipes, who successfully notched another 100 in his Last Great Race/Grand Slam summer.
Joe and Michele were wonderful hosts for the annual VHTRC volunteer recognition party on August 6. Volunteers and members enjoyed fellowship, good food, and high quality adult beverages. There was even shelter for the rain! Thanks to all volunteers and to Joe and Michele for being great hosts.
Dave Snipes finished the Angeles Crest 100 mile on July 24, a new mid-July date for the event. Former VHTRC member, Tom Nielsen was third. Angeles Crest traverses the Southern California's San Gabriel Mountains finishing near the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Results