Ian Torrence Interview

Former VHTRC member Ian Torrence won the 1999 and 2000 MMT. Like many members, he moved out west.  Here is an interesting recent interview of Ian.

VHTRC dominates at Holiday Lake 50K

Bobby Gill and Justine Morrison were the top VHTRC finishers at the Holiday Lake 50K on Saturday. Bobby was 4th overall in 5:10 and Justine was 11th overall and first female in 5:15. Jack Kurisky was first male master and fifth overall in 5:11, Martha Wright was first female master in 6:21, and Janice Heltibridle was first female supermaster in 6:55. Many VHTRC members were there, no doubt trying to get in a "trail" run after Snowmageddon. Times were slower than usual due to 5+ inches of snow and ice on the course, which is now closer to a true 50K than in years past with more single track. Because of the snow, RD David Horton extended the cut-off time to 9 hours and 244 out of 268 runners finished. Results are here.

Rocky Raccoon

Rocky Raccoon results. Read the comment from Rob Dolan.

Runners Brave Cold at Eagle Run

Gary Knipling hosted the annual Eagle Run on Mason Neck on January 31. The day started out cold, but with no wind and a bright sun, it wasn't too bad. Gary had aid stations almost every mile. Eagles were spotted, but fewer than normal.  After the run, Gary led everyone in prayer as the group celebrated sobriety and abstinence. Photos from: Eric McGlinchey | Bobby Gill | Anstr

Time to Volunteer

Working at a VHTRC event is fun and rewarding. It is also instrumental to the success of our events. Where else can you spend a beautiful day in the woods watching wasted runners puke?  Take "Read More" to see the options.

New VHTRC Logo Selected

We would like to thank the voters for their participation in the logo election process.  Logo number five, submitted by Andrew Speidel, has been elected as the winning logo. (His, now "our," logo is at right.) The runner up was logo number one, submitted by Doug Sullivan and the third place logo was logo number six, submitted by Laura Bur.  To see a larger version of the logo click on the Read More link.

Redeye Brings in New Year - Results Now Available

Gary has come up with the results from the Redeye 50km held on January 1.  This traditional event was given to us by the the Slugs and particularly Dan Grayson, James Moore, and Bill Sublett. James was there to keep the tradition alive. Thanks to Gary Knipling who, with help from Jo Lockner and Bob Phillips, put on this year's event. As usual, the aid station was a cornucopia of cholesterol left over from the holidays. Results | Photos by: Ted Bielawa | Anstr Davidson.

Gowen Elected VHTRC President - Meeting Notes

The new board of the VHTRC met on January 7 and, as its first act, elected Alan Gowen to be the next president of the club. The notes from the meeting are now ready. Go to the Club page to see them.  (You will need the id/password.) More information about the board is at the About the VHTRC page.

Larry Ryan Wins Football Bowl Contest

Larry Ryan held on to a two game lead to win the 2009-10 VHTRC College Bowl Contest.  Kevin Bligan was second, and four people were tied for third. The contestants generally had difficulty predicting the many upsets that occurred. Some of us had more difficulty with that than others. Final contest results

Closed Bridge Splits Laurel Highlands Trail

The bridge that the Laurel Highlands Trail used to cross the Pennsylvania Turnpike has been closed.  This action will cause changes to the Laurel Highlands run and will impact other recreational users of the hiking trail.  It is unclear how cash-strapped Pennsylvania authorities will find the money to fix this rusty hulk. Let's hope they do.  Petition to Save the Bridge | LHT Run | Press Release | Park Trail Page | Larger version of photo above


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