Well, who knew running on the rocky trails of the Massanuttens could get this popular. The Saturday January 16 Massanutten Training Academy run #1 from Elizabeth Furnace to Camp Roosevelt, hosted by Tom & Kirstin Corris, has filled in one afternoon, and entry is closed. The Sunday, January 17 "Catherines 8" run, is also now closed to new entrants.
The Saturday run was capped due to logistical concerns at around 40 runners, with entry priority going to those in the MMT 100 field. The Sunday run has been capped at 75 by Forest Service regulations.
Submitted by Quatro Hubbard on December 17, 2009 - 9:28am
Sean Andrish won the seventh running of the Hellgate 100K in 12:16. Keith Knipling was third. Keith, Kerry Owens and Sophie Speidel were recognized for finishing their fifth Hellgate, and Vicki Kendall was first SuperMaster female. Temperatures were the teens, with clear skies and some snow and ice on the ridges. Good thing the race isn't happening today! Results are on David's Hellgate websiteSophie's report on her blog
Submitted by Sophie Speidel on December 14, 2009 - 10:44am
Many happy, but confused runners enjoyed the annual VHTRC Magnus Gluteus Maximus 50km on December 12. The day dawned cold, but clear, reducing attendance but providing for great running. Thanks to Joe and Michele for their work on the event and to Gary Knipling and Bob Phillips for the second aid station.
Neal finished 26th in a time of 8:04 at the North Face 50 Mile championships on December 5 in Marin County, north of San Francisco. The top male, Uli Steidl, ran 6:33 and the top female, Caitlin Smith, finished in 7:38. This race, criticized in past years for poor course marking and lots of hype, offers $15,000.00 to the top three men and women finishers. Review of this years race on Andy Jones-Wilkins blog | Race Results
Submitted by Sophie Speidel on December 6, 2009 - 8:21pm
John Guendelsberger edged out Gary Knipling for his second win of the VHTRC football contest. John also won the 2007 contest. Jack Evans was third. In the four contests we have held, Gary has been first, fourth, second, and second this year. For the last week, Bill Losey and Bob Combs each missed only two games. Their scores of 18 were the highest of the season. Thanks to all who participated. Be sure to watch for the college bowl contest. Week Twelve Results | Final Season standings
Submitted by Anstr Davidson on November 28, 2009 - 3:02pm
We had 27 participants in this year's version of Vicki's Death March. This was a very nice turnout for the first Friday edition of the run. In years past, the VDM has generally been on a Thanksgiving weekend Saturday or Sunday. Looks like there are enough club members more interested in the mountain trails than in participating in the "Black Friday" sales at the malls to continue the Friday date in the years to come.
Ed Demoney gives thoughts and perspective on his 11th JFK finish. Take the "Read more" link to read Ed's report. The photo at right is of Ed, Art Moore, and Paul Dwyer in the gym after finishing the 2009 JFK 50 miler.
Submitted by Nova Demoney on November 25, 2009 - 5:01pm
Frank Probst won his age group with a great time at the JFK 50 miler held on November 21 in Washington County, Maryland. Annette Bednosky was third woman and first in her age group. This was Frank's 20th JFK finish. Ed Demoney finished at age 75. The weather was great for running and the trail was in good shape. One interesting side light of the event was the Scott Jurek was "chicked" by the winning woman's course record. The Navy Team beat the West Point Team. Results | JFK Web site | A few photos on Flickr
Submitted by Anstr Davidson on November 22, 2009 - 5:20pm
Following her win at the VHTRC Women's Half Marathon in September, Martha Nelson was the overall winner of the 8km at the Potomac Overlook Trail Runs on November 14. Fifteen year old Emily Blagg won the 4km to complete a female sweep of the two events.