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!

Amy Sproston Fourth Woman at Miwok 100K

Bryon Powell reported on the iRunFar Twitter feed that Amy Sproston finished as fourth woman at the MiWok 100K in California on May 1. Amy, who won MMT and BRR in 2009, was five minutes behind third place woman Krissy Moehl, finishing in just over 10 hours. Kami Semick was the first woman in 9:10. Anton Krupicka won in 8:02. Miwok website

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.

Eva Pastalkova Takes Promise Land 50 km Female Title

Bobby Gill was the top VHTRC male finisher at David Horton's Promise Land 50km on April 24. Eva Pastalkova, who was second at Bull Run Run, was a half hour ahead of second place Justine Morrison. Eva now has the second fastest woman's time at Promise Land behind Anne Riddle Lundblad. Eva has the second fastest time at Bull Run Run ahead of Anne's third. There were many other VHTRC finishers in what is often called David's best event. David's Web site

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

Sean Andrish Wins Bel Monte 50km

Sean Andrish was the winner at the Bel Monte 50km held on March 27 in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Charlottesville.  Brad Hinton was second. Neal Gorman at third, was the top VHTRC finisher in the 50 miler. There were several other VHTRC members in both races. Event Web site

Bill Gentry finishes 10th Umstead 100

The word from North Carolina this morning is that Bill Gentry earned his 1,000 mile buckle given to 10-time Umstead 100 finishers in 25:05. Bill Turrentine also finished in 23:08. Umstead web page | preliminary results

Strong VHTRC showing at Terrapin Mountain 50K

Terrapin Mountain VHTRC RunnersJack Kurisky and Justine Morrison were the top VHTRC finishers at Clark Zealand's Terrapin Mountain 50K in Sedalia, VA. Jack was eighth overall and Justine was the first female finisher, just beating out Keith Knipling for ninth place overall. A number of VHTRCers finished (some of them are in the photo at right). Here are the results. Terrapin Mtn uses parts of the Hellgate 100K and Promise Land 50K courses. It was a gorgeous day to run in the mountains!

VHTRC Gets Fourth and Sixth at National Marathon

Matt Woods was fourth and Aaron Schwartzbard was sixth at the National Marathon held in DC on March 20.  While certainly not a trail race, the VHTRC was well represented. Results


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