Back on the right coast, Brian Schmidt and Michele Harmon were the winners of the Capon Valley 50K in Yellow Spring, WV. Always a club favorite, this event once again had many VHTRC finishers, including Joe Clapper (who was chicked by his wife), MMT RD Kevin Sayers, and Jonathan Gowen, son of VHTRC Prez Alan Gowen, who was running in his second ultra. Capon Valley results
Submitted by Sophie Speidel on May 9, 2011 - 8:52pm
Linda Gaudette, putting in a final training run before taking on the Old Dominion 100 next month, was the women's winner at the 24 Hour ATR in Prince William Forest Park on May 7-8. Michael Campbell was the top VHTRC men's finisher, coming in 3rd while covering 100 miles on the 6.25 mile single-track trail loop. Results
Submitted by Quatro Hubbard on May 9, 2011 - 6:18pm
For the second year in a row, Amy Sproston was fourth overall female at the Miwok 100K, held in Marin Headlands, CA. Her time was 10:02:41, the exact same time as last year. Ragan Petrie was sixth overall female in 10:24. Derrick Carr appears to have finished as first VHTRC male, edging out Scott Mills by five minutes in 10:29. Miwok results | Miwok website | NEWCool video of Miwok leaders and course on Youtube...there are not many rocks out in CA!
Submitted by Sophie Speidel on May 8, 2011 - 8:25pm
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
Submitted by Doug Sullivan on May 2, 2011 - 3:37pm
The 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
Submitted by Club Information on April 12, 2011 - 12:49pm
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.
Submitted by Club Information on April 9, 2011 - 10:30pm
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.
Submitted by Sophie Speidel on April 3, 2011 - 9:00pm
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.
Submitted by Anstr Davidson on March 27, 2011 - 4:26pm