Hinton and Petrie top VHTRC field in Capon Valley 50k

Saturday, May 20, was a beautiful day to race on the trails in the Capon Valley of West Virginia, just across the Virginia border from Winchester and Strasburg.  Brad Hinton (aka trail running's Susan Lucci) was the top VHTRC runner, and, as is often the case with Brad, second overall with a great time of 4:14.  First VHTRC woman, and women's master's winner, was Ragan Petrie in 4:39.  Many more club members finished amongst the field of roughly 200 in this popular 50k, which has been aptly dubbed the "MMT Volunteers" race. 


Race Report with links to results and photos | Kirstin Corris Photos

Great Weekend at MMT 100

Eva Pastalkova lowered her own event record by almost a half hour to be the top woman at the 2012 Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 mile run held in the mountains of the same name on the weekend of May 12-13.  Jason Lantz won the male race.  Jack Pilla broke the senior record in Beamon-like fashion. The evolving Report Page has results and links to photos. Thanks to the many who made this possible!

MMT Live Updates

We hope to have live updates from MMT this weekend.

Trail Work Party

Group at Work PartyThirty people participated in the annual VHTRC trail work party on May 5.  The group worked on trails in the Massanutten Mountains, primarily in the Gap Creek/Scothorn Gap area.  We particularly appreciate the help of PATC district overseer Ed Brimburg.  Thanks to all who worked!

Wet and wild weather at Promise Land 50K+

Neal Gorman and Ragan Petrie were the first VHTRC male and female finishers at the Promise Land 50K+. Neal was fifth male in 4:52 and Ragan was fourth female in 5:57. Marty Lindemann was the first Grand Masters female and Gary Knipling was the first Super Masters male finisher. Conditions at the start were ripe for PRs with cloudy skies and temps in the 40s, but five hours later cold sleet, torrential rains, and close lightning strikes made for an "epic" day on the trails around Apple Orchard Falls west of Bedford, VA. Results

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.

Dry Trail, Good Weather, and Record at Bull Run Run

Aliza Lapierre bettered her BRR record by over 17 minutes at the 20th Bull Run Run 50 mile held on April 14. The course was dry and the weather good.  Full results, reports, and photos

Tracy Dahl is New Women's Half Marathon RD

Tracy DahlTracy Dahl has stepped forward to guide the Women's Half Marathon in 2012.  She met with the VHTRC board in early March to formalize her appointment as the race director. 


This year's race will be held on September 8.  Entry will open in June.  WHM Web site | More about Tracy

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

K. Knipling and K. Brown Win the R. Ring - and Cam Baker's Double Ring Trumps All

7 of 18 runners who started the Reverse Ring on Saturday February 25 managed to overcome the cold and the WIND to make the full circuit of the Massanutten Trail.  Keith Knipling took first with a time of 15 hours and 36 minutes, and the first woman was Kari Brown in 22 hours and 55 minutes.  But The Story was Cam Baker, who finished dead last at the Reverse Ring, but who warmed up for the event the day before by running The Ring.  The second finisher of a Double Ring, and the first to do it as a 142-mile out-n-back run, Cam's total time was 51 hours and 25 minutes.


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