Over in Appomattox, VA, Matt Woods was second male and Martha Nelson was third female at David Horton's 17th annual Holiday Lake 50K on Saturday. Marty Lindemann was the first female over 50 in a PR. Many VHTRC members reported PRs and fast times on the two-loop course. Results are on the Holiday Lake website.
MMT applicants can now pay or join the wait list. They need to do this by January 4. For the wait list, that date is the last day we can receive your wait list check. We don't go by postmark date. Pay or join wait list
In cool, rainy weather at Wintergreen, VA, Ragan Petrie was tenth overall and the first female across the UROC 100K finish line in 10:11, ahead of Devon Crosby-Helms and Anne Lundblad. Brad Hinton was the first VHTRC male finisher in 10:37. John Cassilly was fifth overall in the 50K. Results are on UROC website. (photo of Ragan by Bryon Powell)
The results and pictures are posted for the Martha Moats Baker 50 km (actually over 35 miles) race held on Saturday August 13. Dennis Herr put on another great show this past Saturday out on his home turf - the Wild Oak trail area southwest of Harrisonburg on the West Virginia border. Drew Krueger was the winner, and there were six official finishers amongst the 24 runners who eventually started. The story of the day was once again Eva Pastalkova. First woman and last official finisher, Eva's race wasn't as epic as last year's bear dog roundup, but was pretty dramatic none the less (and long - very long . . .)
The First Battle of Manassass occurred on July 21, 1861 -- 150 years ago. Why did they have the battle in the summer's heat? That wasn't smart. We decided to have the Bull Run Run in April.
Picture at right is of Blackburn's Ford where the first skirmish occurred on July 18. Presently, this is where route 28, Centreville Road, crosses the Bull Run. It is also the site of the first aid station at the Bull Run Run 50 Mile. More information
Western States results are now available on the Webcast. See Ed's comment to this post for full VHTRC results. Bryon Powell was the first VHTRC finisher, Amy Sproston eighth woman, and Scott Mills finished his 16th Western States (all under 24 hours we think).
Neither overall winner is an American. Pretty interesting given that for so many years, all male winners had been Californians (until Mike Morton fixed that). Western States Web site
There were several VHTRC runners at the San Diego 100 mile on the weekend of June 11-12. VHTRC member Scott Mills is the RD of the event and has made it one of the best 100 milers on the left coast. Results are available on the event Web site.