Neal Gorman Second at Vermont 100

Neal finished the Vermont 100 in 16:33, about 30 minutes behind winner Andy Jones-Wilkins and just nine minutes ahead of top female Kami Semick. He is now 2-for-2 in the Grand Slam. Justine Morrison was the top VHTRC female, finishing her first 100 miler in 23:23. Prasad Gerard, Tammy Massie, Tammy Bagdhassarian, and Twila Brown also finished. The results indicate that there were many drops; perhaps they had the heat and humidity we had here as well? Vermont 100 website

Roy and Dale's Happy Trails For Sale

It seems that the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum is no more. But all the stuff is for sale. Among the items on the auction block are movie posters like those in the snack bar at the Skyline Ranch Resort. In yet another connection to trail running, the museum used to be in Victorville, California (before it moved to Branson). Victorville is the biggest city near Wrightwood, the start of Angeles Crest.  It was the place to stay if you wanted to "sleep low" before AC!  Happy trails!

Rattlesnake Trail 50 km

The Rattlesnake Trail 50 km was held on July 10 in West Virginia. We know that there were some VHTRC runners there, but we don't know the results yet. Event Web site

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

Badwater - Alisa Finishes!

VHTRC member Alisa Springman finished Badwater in 42:17:28 for 48th place. Badwater runs 135 miles from the lowest point in the United States in Death Valley to the trailhead to the highest point in the United States (minus Alaska), Whitney Portal.  Badwater Webcast.


Scott Brockmeir was the leading VHTRC finisher at the Hardrock 100 in Silverton, Colorado.  Other VHTRC finishers included Jack Kurisky, Mike Bur, and Robert Andrulis. Leonard Martin finished, but over the time limit by two minutes. We are not sure how they are counting that, but it is an impressive achievement regardless. Live Hardrock Reports

Browntown Loop

In what has become a long tradition, a VHTRC group celebrated the Fourth by doing the Browntown Loop. This loop is about 20 miles and features a stop at the store in Browntown about two thirds of the way through. Thanks to a call from Gary, the store was open just for us even though it is usually closed on Sunday morning.  It was warm but not too bad considering it was the Fourth.  The forest is very dry! The party at the end wasn't.  Photos on Flickr (click photo above for larger version)

Neal Gorman 13th at Western States

Neal was the first VHTRC finisher at the Western States 100 in California. Scott Mills finished his 15th Western States--all of them under 24 hours.  Other VHTRC finishers included Derrick Carr, Annette Bednosky, Dave Snipes, Patrick McGlade, Alisa Springman, Mike Broderick, and Ed Cacciapaglia.  All these results come from the excellent Western States live site.


Kirstin Corris reports from the Bighorn runs in Wyoming that Tom Corris took third place in the male 50-59 age group. He was the first VHTRC 50K finisher. Other 50k finishers: Kirstin Corris, Jill Quivey, Regina Nuzzo, Keith Moore, Linda Wack, Dave Quivey, Drew Watson, Ed Demoney (first in the 70+ age group). Tom Simonds was a 50 mile finisher and Gaynor Bourgeois is still on the course. Mike Dobies was pulled for time after Dry Fork. Dave Yeakel was the first VHTRC finisher. Marti Kovener has also finished the 100. (Dave and Marti are in photo from Keith Moore.) Stephanie Wilson timed out at Cow Camp (mile 75). 100 Mile course conditions were very snowy and muddy. Bighorn Web site | Results


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.


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