Skyline Challenge 50 km

Mike Bailey and John Hayward were the top VHTRC finishers at the Skyline Challenge held near Gore, Virginia on July 10. The top female finisher was Regan Petrie. Gary Knipling and Pam Gowen won their age groups. Event Web site

Highlands Sky Trail Run

Eva Pastalkova, Justine Morrison, and Ragan Petrie swept the top three places at the Highlands Sky 40 in West Virginia on June 19. Brian Schmidt finished second and Aaron Schwartzbard finished in a tie for fifth. Michele Harmon was first Masters female.

An Unenamored View of the Incomparable Comrades

Paul Blackman participated in the 2010 Comrades Marathon in South Africa. Read his interesting and candid report.

VHTRC Takes Top Spots at North Face Runs

VHTRC members Matt Woods and Lyuda Anderson were the top man and woman at the North Face 50 Mile held on June 5 along the Potomac River between Great Falls and Algonkian Regional Park.  On June 6, Heather Sshaffer, Matt's sister, won the half marathon. The results are linked from this page on the North Face site.

Karsten Brown Wins Capon Valley 50km

Last we looked, Karsten was still entered in MMT.  So he tapered for it by setting a new course record at the Capon Valley 50km in West Virginia on May 8. There were several other VHTRC finishers.  Results

BRR Runner Survey Results

Over half of the BRR runners responded to the survey that we sent to them. You can see a summary of the results.

Work Party

Twenty-seven eager VHTRC workers participated in the club's annual work day on the trails of the Massanutten Mountains.  We were helped by three certified sawyers from the PATC. Several trails were cleared and greatly improved. The new Brown Hollow trail is much better, and Gary and Q made improvements on Kerns Mountain.  Carolyn and her crew renewed the blazes on the trail north of Woodstock Tower.  Kerry Owens hosted volunteers after the work.  All trail users, including those on May 15-16, will profit from our efforts Thanks to all!

Derrick Carr at Zane Grey 50 mile

Derrick Carr, one of the original members of the VHTRC, ran a good time on a tough course at the Zane Grey Highline Trail 50 mile in Arizona. Scott Mills, who reported this to us, noted this is "one of if not the toughest 50's in the country." Scotty said that Derrick got lost twice and still was 16th in a tough field. Susan Donnelly also finished. Results

Barger and Wheeler Win MMT

Dan Barger, 44, from Auburn, California, won the 2010 MMT in 20:25:48. Sheryl Wheeler, 47, from Rhinebeck, New York, was the first woman in 24:54:45. 


Results and photos are now available on the 2010 MMT Report page.

VHTRC speedsters shine at Mad City 100K

Matt Woods and Annette Bednosky qualified for the US 100K World Cup team at the Mad City Road 100K on Saturday in Madison, Wisconsin. Matt won the USATF 100K National Championship with a time of 7:06:21--an average of 6:51 per mile. Annette, the 2004 MMT women's champ and the 2005 BRR women's champ, finished second in her first 100K road race in 8:05. Results | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article | Annette's race report on her blog


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