Blues Cruise 50km

Sean Andrish was second overall and Brian Schmidt was third (and first masters) at the Blues Cruise 50km near Reading, Pennsylvania. Sean reports that, "It was almost all trail, but it was smooth, runnable trail with very few significant hills."  Results are not on line yet. Event Web site

Gorman and Stegemiller lead VHTRC finishers at Grindstone 100

In near perfect weather, Neal Gorman and Megan Stegemiller finished as second overall male and female at the Grindstone 100 in Swoope, VA on Saturday. Neal was in a tight race for 40 miles with Karl Meltzer before Karl pulled away for a course record time of 17:13 (Neal's 17:46 was also under the previous CR). Jenny Nichols held off strong running from Megan to win her first ultra in 27:45. Megan was not far back in 28:26 while Zsuzsanna Carlson was third woman in 29:46. Other highlights included Mike Campbell winning the Super Masters (60+) division in 28:24 and Jim Ashworth winning the Grand Masters (50+) in 27:20. Many other VHTRC members were at the race crewing, pacing, and socializing. Grindstone results

Mogollon Monster 100: How Tough is Too Tough?

Jaret Seiberg submits a report of his experience at the inaugural "Mogollon Monster 100" in Pine, AZ.

Ragan Petrie Takes Second at Race of Champions

Ragan Petrie was second woman at the Ultra Race of Champions 100k held in the Blue Ridge Mountains southwest of Charlottesville. Brad Hinton finished just after Ragan. There were several other distances and a few other VHTRC members participated.  Results are linked from here

Carr Leads VHTRC Finishers at the Bear

Derrick Carr was 17th overall at the Bear 100 mile held in Utah and Idaho.  This is reputed to be a very tough race.   Other VHTRC finishers included Meg Harnett who was fifth woman and 24th overall, and Vince Bowman.  Bear Web site (results are on "live tracking")

The 2012 North Face Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc: Gary Knipling's Perspective

In coming up with a way to express and share some of my observations and comments about the recent 2012 UTMB in and around Chamonix, France, I will borrow a method used by Anita Finkle to recognize her “top 10” memories/reflections from past runs she has done. Here goes (I’ve gone over Anita’s allotment of 10 — sorry!):

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    Baby Gorman has arrived!

    The New GormanGaby and Neal Gorman welcomed their son Trail Alexander Gorman to the world on Tuesday, September 11 at 2:35 pm in Charlottesville. Neal wrote, "natural birth, 6 lbs 11 ounces, Gaby ran 5 miles around the UVA track in the morning because it made her feel better. Hardcore! Happy and relieved." Congratulations Gaby and Neal!

    Jack Kurisky finishes Grand Slam

    Jack finished the Wasatch 100 and in the process completed his quest to finish the Slam 100s in one summer--Western States, Vermont, Leadville, and Wasatch. Jeff Holdaway also finished. Wasatch results

    Womens Half Marathon

    Winner Martha Nelson. Photo by Aaron SchwartzbardMore than 200 women participated in the 20th annual VHTRC Women’s Half Marathon, enjoying the sun but not so much the humidity. Martha Nelson defended her title and came within 19 seconds of her course record set in 2009.

    Overall results are now posted. Come back to the results page later for complete results (mother-daughter and age group awards), links to photos, and the official race report. (Photo: Martha Nelson on the trail. Taken by Aaron Schwartzbard.)


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