Brad Hinton (11:21), Vince Bowman (11:22) and Karsten Brown (11:54) led the 28 runners who started the SMUT 50 on October 17 at 7:00 am under cloudy skies and cool temperatures. Michele Harmon was the first woman to finish in 14:30. 17 runners ultimately finished this inaugural event that, according to Brad Hinton, is "a 50 miler than runs like a 100K." Photos: Quatro Hubbard's | Sophie Speidel's | Steve Pero's| Steve Pero's report on his blog
The course included most of the Catherine's Fat Ass course (and the purple trail---downhill!) and continued on trails winding along the southern section of Massanutten Mountain, with the furthermost point coming at mile 27, at Massanutten Resort. Stayed tuned for results and more photos.