A huge thank you to Sharon and Ted Lapkoff for putting on a great 50k, the Halloweeny Fat Ass, in Maryland (and West Virginia and Virginia) on Saturday, October 30. A good time was had by all in great weather. Several ran the event in costumes. It is hard to have just one picture here, but we picked Greg Zaruba because he was sort of cute. This picture was taken by Bobby Gill (check out the rest of his pictures).
On the next day, several VHTRC members, including some who had run the Halloweeny, ran the Fire on the Mountain 50km in western Maryland. Results | Event Web site
Some have gotten their running shorts in a knot over the fact that VHTRC.org management has not updated the Magnus Gluteus Maximus Web page for this year. Sorry about that! The event will be held on December 11. Details about entry, etc. will come soon. The Web page has been updated.
Harland Peelle was the first of several VHTRC members at the Javalina 100 in Arizona on October 23. Harland was 21st in a time of 21:45:12.694. Ya, they took the seconds of the finish time to three decimal places! The finishing rate of the event was vary low. That was probably as much for the convenient drop put opportunities that the loop course presents as it was for the warm, desert heat. Results
Harland Peelle was second at the Great Eastern 100k held on September 25 in the mountains south of Charlottesville. Mike Bailey was third in the 50k . Thanks to Sean Andrish, who finished the 50km, for the initial report. Results | Web site
The "Grand Slam" is a western thing. Three of the events are much closer to the Pacific Ocean than the Atlantic. But the right coast has the first person to do the Slam (Tom Green) and, now, the person to have done it in the shortest time. Congratulations to Neal Gorman!
There was near perfect weather at the 18th VHTRC Women's Half Marathon held at Fountainhead Regional Park on September 11. Heather Schaffer (photo right) led 181 happy finishers as she won the race for the third time.
Aaron's pictures are now available. They are very good! Most of them are now tagged, so you can search them. The photo at right is by Aaron.
Gary Lukacs finished the Cascade Crest 100 in Washington on August 29. Gary said about it, "...beautiful low key race. Cool, clear weather and fantastic scenery made for some excellent running." Results