Redeye 50km - Report 2013

Gary submits his report of the start of the year, the Redeye 50km.  There are results and descriptions as only Gary could make them!

MMT - The Number Is...

It looks like the DOW closed UP at 13,169.88.  That makes our starting number for the MMT lottery 988.  (We will confirm the number tomorrow.) If you want to see how this will play out, go to the hypothetical lottery and put in 988 and UP.  If you see a problem or have a question, let us know. Applicants List | MMT Entry

Neal Gorman wins Pinhoti 100

While many VHTRC members were racing at Masochists or enjoying the shenanigans and trail miles at Potomac Heritage 50K last weekend, Neal was regaining his winning ways by capturing the Pinhoti 100 in Alabama. He gives a detailed recap of Pinhoti, and of chasing Karl Meltzer at Grindstone 100, in a report on his blog here.

Stricklett third overall female at WVMTR Trilogy; Petrie wins 50 miler outright

Rhonda Stricklett was the third overall female in the West Virginia Mountain Trail Runners Trilogy, a three-day stage race that uses some of the most beautiful trails the Mountain State has to offer. The Trilogy starts with a 50k on Friday, followed by a 50 miler Saturday and half marathon on Sunday. Ragan Petrie chicked all the men to win the 50 outright. VHTRC members Matt Smythe and Marlin Yoder also finished the Trilogy. Results 

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!):

Women's Half Marathon Entry Opens June 25

Screen shot of new siteEntry for the VHTRC Women's Half Marathon will open on June 25. The race, under the new leadership of Tracy Dahl, will be held on September 8.  Also, be sure to check out the new, improved WHM Web pages designed by Keith Knipling!

MMT Live Updates

We hope to have live updates from MMT this weekend.

Amy Sproston Wins World Championship

Amy Sproston Wins JFKVHTRC member Amy Sproston won the World 100km Championship held in Italy on April 22. The U.S. women's team also won. Event Web site

Bryon Powell has more information and a picture of Amy's finish on his site.

Amy, right, with winners trophy at the 2010 JFK 50. She is also a prior MMT champion.

Elizabeth's Furnace 50km Results

It was just about a perfect day for running the Elizabeth Furnace Fat Ass 50km on Saturday March 10, and the 55 participants in this year's race took full advantage.  Kyle Lawrence, a very very late entrant in the field, led literally from start to finish to win in a time of 5:35.  Michele Harmon was the first woman to the finish, with a time of 7:04.  There were 41 official finishers.        Results | EFA 50km site

The Old Web Site Stuff - Now Available

First VHTRC logoBased on a ground swell of one or two users, we have made the old stuff on the Web site available.  John Dodds's posts, the crazy pictures, and the stuff from the infancy of the club. It's all there but - many of the links are broken and the navigation is out of date. It's like wandering in the woods without trails.  But you will stumble on interesting things like, to the right, the club's first logo as sent out in a fax from Chris Scott. Also, breathless headlines like, "180 Finish Bull Run Run!"  This new section has the sophisticated name: Old Stuff. The link is on the top, right of every page.

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