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.

Elizabeth Furnace 50km - What a Difference a Year Makes

Unlike the "Adventure Quest" version of Elizabeth Furnace 50k that was held in 2010 (with stream crossings that threatened to drown the competitors) the 2011 EFA 50k had passable streams and sunny, warm weather.  It also had plenty of those Massanutten rocks, as evidenced by the spirited "best blood" competion.  67 runners took part in this year's race.  Results are still being tabulated, but the men's winner was David Frazier in a new course record time, and the women's winner was Michele Harmon.

Photos are available: Quatro Hubbard  Mark Mckennett

Cacciapaglia and Dunham Win March Madness Contest

Edward Cacciapaglia and Darin Dunham led the 26 players in the VHTRC March Madness Basketball Contest. Mark Prescott was third. It was a wild contest this year and, finally, several players beat the Selection Committee. Congratulations to Ed and Darin! Final standings | First week results (Mark Prescott won the first week)

High Water on the Bull Run Trail

The rains during the week of March 7 - 10 caused the Bull Run to break out of its banks and cover much of the trail.  The trail below the parking lot at the Centreville trailhead was completely covered with water on Friday, March 10.  The crossing of Popes Head Creek was way under water. Interestingly, where the trail was not under water, it was not very muddy.  But that would be different of 300+ people ran over it twice.  Pictures on Flickr

Reverse Ring 2011

In perfect running weather and on dry trails, Dan Rose broke Keith Knipling's 2009 Reverse Ring record by one minute in 14:57. Zsuzsanna Carlson was the first woman to finish in 24:30. Of 17 starters, ten finished, five of them being first-time Reverse Ring finishers (a.k.a. new Masters of The Ring).


Photos: Jim Harris | Zsuzsanna Carlson | Mike Bur
Reports: Kim Love-Ottobre | Dan Rose (on his blog)


Hashawha Hills 50 km

Olivier Leblond and Gaby Gorman set new course records at the Hashawha Hills 50km held on February 26 in Westminster, Maryland.  The weather was good, but the course had its challenges.  There were icy parts on the first loop that turned to mud on the second. There were 97 starters and 75 finishers. Alan Gowen and his volunteers put on a great event. 


Reports:  Danny McDonnell | Neal Gorman | Kirstin Corris
Photos | Results (take Read more link)

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