Martha Moats Baker Memorial 50Km

Johanna Lockner models run shirtHeld on an unseasonably mild early August day, the Martha Moats Baker Memorial "50K" (really closer to a 34 miler) had a record-breaking field and a record number of finishers of the complete course on Saturday, August 3.  29 runners finished the 34 mile distance, out of the 46 starters.  Event haberdasher David Frazier bested a strong field with his time of 5:18. The first woman to finish was Amy Sproston (in for the race from Oregon) in 6:15.
Results | Photos | MMB site
(Johanna Lochner models the event shirt, right.)

VHTRC Web Site Improvements

We are trying to more up-to-date news by recruiting more reporters for the Club page.  You can help.

New Leaders of Bull Run Run

The Board announces the new leadership of the Bull Run Run 50 mile.

Records Fall at Muddy Hashawha Hills 50km

RD Alan and AS Cap Lenny
RD Alan and AS Capt Lenny

Both the men's and women's course records were broken at the Hashawha Hills 50 km held on February 23 in Westminster, Maryland.

Results, a report, and photos are at the Read more link.

Sproston Wins Race in California

Amy Sproston was the first woman and 10th overall at the Ray Miller 50 mile held (mostly) in Point Magu State Park in Ventura County, California.  While Amy no longer lives here, she remains a VHTRC member.  This event's course appears to be mostly the same as that used by Chris Scott's old Coyote Four Play and, before that, the Mugu 50/50, which was a two day race, not a 50 mile with a short option.  We think we probably had much more fun at Chris's events than we would have had at this one, but that is another story.  Results | Event Web site

ICY 8 Lives Up To Its Name in 2013

The ICY 8, an 8 hour run on dirt path loops of 8 or 4.7 miles in the Lake Anna area of central Virginia, has become known in recent years as the "muddy 8" due to the more common trail conditions.  This year the temp at the start was in the teens, and the wind and cold persisted throughout the event, so it truly was icy at the ICY 8 for the runners on Groundhogs Day.  Top VHTRC finishers were Joanne Fenninger, who won a very close womens' race, and Patrick McGlade, who was second overall.

A slew of other club members came out to run - results are now posted.

Blue Train Rolls At Uwharrie

The Blue Train at UwharrieA number of VHTRC runners made the trek down to the Uwharrie National Forest in central North Carolina to run the 40 and 20 mile races on Saturday February 2nd.  Reporters on the VHTRC Facebook Group indicated that Sean Andrish finished second overall in the 40 miler, with Sophie Speidel finishing second in the women's race and Keith Knipling coming in fourth overall.  Of the other Blue Train finishers, of note would be a 40 mile finish by President Alan Gowen and a 20 mile finish by First Lady Pam Gowen.  Women's Half Marathon RD Tracy Dahl also finished her first 40 miler.

Results.

Hashawha Hills

The initial phase of the Hashawha Hills 50 km entry is over.  While there are vacancies on the entrants list, they will not be filled from the wait list until February 5.  Hashawha Hills home page

VHTRC dominates Willis River 35k/50k

Martha Nelson and Matt Bugin were the overall winners of the Richmond Road Runner's 13th annual Willis River 35k. Many VHTRC members took part in this low key event, held on the trails of Bear Creek State Park, including Holly Bugin (2nd female, 35k) and Ryan Nebel (3rd overall, 50k). Results are on the RRRC website.

Three Share Bowl Contest Win

Darin Dunham, Michael Strzelecki, and Gary Lukacs each correctly picked 25 bowl games to share the win of the VHTRC College Bowl Contest.

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