Masochists

The 30th Mountain Masochist 50 mile run was held on November 3. The course featured a new start that added more singletrack and a climb up Mt. Pleasant off the Loop, and 4-8 inches of snow in the last 22 miles. As a result of the snow, the final cut-off time was extended 30 minutes. There were several VHTRC members in the event as well as many runners from the old days of this traditional run.  Results

Brad Hinton Sets Course Record in Fire on the Mountain Win

Brad Hinton won the Fire on the Mountain 50km in the Green Ridge State Forest, Maryland, on October 28.  In the process, Brad set the course record.  Report and results

Grindstone 100 Mile Endurance Run

Mike Campbell submits a report of his run at the Grindstone 100 Mile.

Mogollon Monster 100: How Tough is Too Tough?

Jaret Seiberg submits a report of his experience at the inaugural "Mogollon Monster 100" in Pine, AZ.

Ragan Petrie Takes Second at Race of Champions

Ragan Petrie was second woman at the Ultra Race of Champions 100k held in the Blue Ridge Mountains southwest of Charlottesville. Brad Hinton finished just after Ragan. There were several other distances and a few other VHTRC members participated.  Results are linked from here

Womens Half Marathon

Winner Martha Nelson. Photo by Aaron SchwartzbardMore than 200 women participated in the 20th annual VHTRC Women’s Half Marathon, enjoying the sun but not so much the humidity. Martha Nelson defended her title and came within 19 seconds of her course record set in 2009.

Overall results are now posted. Come back to the results page later for complete results (mother-daughter and age group awards), links to photos, and the official race report. (Photo: Martha Nelson on the trail. Taken by Aaron Schwartzbard.)

Ultra running, strange sport

Take the Read More link to read Jack Andrish's report based upon his experience at the Burning River 100 Mile held July 28-29.  There were a few VHTRC finishers at the event. Results

Record numbers run 12th annual Browntown Loop

Group at Massies CornerThe club's annual Independence Day celebration run, the Browntown Loop, saw record numbers for its twelfth year. Perhaps it was because host Gary Knipling had posted details on the ever-growing VHTRC Facebook page? Or was it the chance to escape record heat and power outages for good times in the SNP? Gary counted 46 runners/ hikers who beat the heat and cooled their heels in the Jordan River after the run, including a few local homesteaders, who got a "taste" of the typical VHTRC post-run after Tom Corris and Gary invited them to join in. Click photo for larger version.

Wet and wild weather at Promise Land 50K+

Neal Gorman and Ragan Petrie were the first VHTRC male and female finishers at the Promise Land 50K+. Neal was fifth male in 4:52 and Ragan was fourth female in 5:57. Marty Lindemann was the first Grand Masters female and Gary Knipling was the first Super Masters male finisher. Conditions at the start were ripe for PRs with cloudy skies and temps in the 40s, but five hours later cold sleet, torrential rains, and close lightning strikes made for an "epic" day on the trails around Apple Orchard Falls west of Bedford, VA. Results

2011 Awards results

The rolls of film that were shot at the Awards party on Saturday night, February 18, have finally been processed, the double prints are back from Ritz Camera, and they are ready to be shared.  So seems as good a time as any to also share the names of the winners of the 2011 VHTRC trailrunning awards!

 

Congratulations to all the nominees, and to the following award winners:

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