CAT-100 continued to live up to it's legend this weekend as one of the toughest 100's around. RD Jim Treece had  16 starters and 8 finishers. No one came close to Eva Pastalkova's 24:47 course record set in 2010. Three finishers are also scheduled to run MMT in less than 2 weeks: John Godinet, Leah Perry and [of course] David Snipes. This year the weather was cooperative but the trail conditions were very uneven and often wet. A record number of volunteers came out and assisted Jim this year. Results and more here

Promise Land 50K+

Brian Schmidt and Ragan Petrie were the top VHTRC finishers at Promise Land 50K near Bedford, Virginia on Saturday. Many other VHTRC members finished what is considered one of the most beautiful (and toughest) 50K runs around. Results on David Horton's site Keith Knipling's photos on Flickr 

Trail Work Party - April 30

Trail Work LogoThe annual VHTRC trail work party will be held on Saturday, April 30.  We have, finally, updated the Web page and RSVP for this year. (Sorry about that.) In the last few years, we have teamed with mountain bike groups to clear many miles of trail.  Our work not only helps the MMT runners, but it also makes the trails better for all users.  Come join us. More information and RSVP

Matt Woods and Annette Bednosky win BRR

Matt Woods set a new event record and Annette Bednosky took the women's division at the 19th Bull Run Run 50 mile held on April 9 in Clifton, Virginia. It was a cool, overcast day. Almost perfect for running except that overnight rain led to very muddy, sloppy conditions. Despite the slow track, Matt lowered Leigh Schmitt's record of last year by almost two minutes.  A large field of 344 started the event, with 320 finishing officially by 13 hours. We now have results, photos, a report, and updated all time lists. Go to the BRR 2011 report page.

Bur and Losey at Barkley

Mike Bur and Bill Losey successfully completed one, 20-mile loop in 12:37 at the Barkley Marathons this weekend. For some reason they chose not to start a second loop. Brett Maune, the speed record holder of the John Muir Trail, finished four loops as of 9:00pm Sunday and had 16 hours to finish loop five in under the 60 hour time limit. Unofficial 2011 results, as well as photos from Keith Dunn and archived results are on Matt Mahoney's Barkley website.

From our President - Stuff It!

President Gowen explains the vast VHTRC property empire in Stuff It!

Coyote Two Moon

You can't understand how Bull Run Run got that way if you don't know Chris Scott. He is responsible for both the goofy and the serious parts of the run.  Chris has moved on, but he is still at it on the Left Coast.  Several VHTRC members have participated in his former Coyote Fourplay and current Coyote Two Moon.  This year's C2M was stopped mid-race by "epic" weather (in Southern California!).  There is a pretty good local newspaper article about it from the Ventura County Star.

Two Runs a Bit South of Here

March 26 saw two runs in the southern part of Virginia -- Bel Monte 50 mile and Terrapin Mountain 50 km.  There were several VHTRC members at each event. Brad Hinton won the Bel Monte 50 km.  If anyone has more information on either of these runs, he or she can add it in a comment. Bel Monte Results | Terrapin Mt Results

HAT 50 km

The weather was great for the Hinte Anderson Trail Run on March 19.  Several VHTRC members were stars including age group winners, multiple finishers, party animals, etc.  The course was dry (for HAT, anyway).  As usual, Jeff, Phil, Tim, and Mike put on a great event. A couple of good pictures on the HAT site are the 20-time finishers James Moore and Margie Schlundt (with Phil) and two VHTRC members enjoying the post run.  Results | Photos | Kirstin Corris's Photos | Q's Photos | HAT Web site

WHM - Mel Steps Down

After three years directing and co-directing the Women's Half Marathon, Melania Saraniero decided that now is the time she must step down from her Race Director position.


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