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.

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

New Members Only ID/Password

We updated the membership roster and changed the id and password for the Members Only section of the Web site on March 1. You can have the new password e-mailed to you. (If you made an account on this new Web page, its password has not changed.)

MLK Weekend training runs are now full

Massanuttten Training Academy director Tom CorrisWell, who knew running on the rocky trails of the Massanuttens could get this popular.  The Saturday January 16 Massanutten Training Academy run #1 from Elizabeth Furnace to Camp Roosevelt, hosted by Tom & Kirstin Corris, has filled in one afternoon, and entry is closed.  The Sunday, January 17 "Catherines 8" run, is also now closed to new entrants.   

Current entrants
 to the Cat 8 run.

The Saturday run was capped due to logistical concerns at around 40 runners, with entry priority going to those in the MMT 100 field.  The Sunday run has been capped at 75 by Forest Service regulations.


VHTRC Board of Directors

Thank you all for voting for the VHTRC Board of Directors. 

The new members of the Board are Paul Blackman, Anstr Davidson, Ed Demoney, Alan Gowen, and Quatro Hubbard.  


Hellgate 100K

Sean Andrish won the seventh running of the Hellgate 100K in 12:16. Keith Knipling was third. Keith, Kerry Owens and Sophie Speidel were recognized for finishing their fifth Hellgate, and Vicki Kendall was first SuperMaster female. Temperatures were the teens, with clear skies and some snow and ice on the ridges. Good thing the race isn't happening today! Results are on David's Hellgate website Sophie's report on her blog

Guendelsberger Takes Season Win in VHTRC Football Contest

John Guendelsberger edged out Gary Knipling for his second win of the VHTRC football contest.  John also won the 2007 contest.  Jack Evans was third. In the four contests we have held, Gary has been first, fourth, second, and second this year.  For the last week, Bill Losey and Bob Combs each missed only two games. Their scores of 18 were the highest of the season. Thanks to all who participated. Be sure to watch for the college bowl contest.   Week Twelve Results | Final Season standings

Three Old Guys, Finishers at the 2009 JFK 50 Mile Run

Ed Demoney gives thoughts and perspective on his 11th JFK finish. Take the "Read more" link to read Ed's report.  The photo at right is of Ed, Art Moore, and Paul Dwyer in the gym after finishing the 2009 JFK 50 miler.

Probst Shines at JFK

Frank Probst won his age group with a great time at the JFK 50 miler held on November 21 in Washington County, Maryland. Annette Bednosky was third woman and first in her age group. This was Frank's 20th JFK finish. Ed Demoney finished at age 75. The weather was great for running and the trail was in good shape. One interesting side light of the event was the Scott Jurek was "chicked" by the winning woman's course record. The Navy Team beat the West Point Team.  Results | JFK Web site | A few photos on Flickr

Martha Nelson Takes Overall Win at Potomac Overlook Runs

Following her win at the VHTRC Women's Half Marathon in September, Martha Nelson was the overall winner of the 8km at the Potomac Overlook Trail Runs on November 14. Fifteen year old Emily Blagg won the 4km to complete a female sweep of the two events. 


New: Results, report, and photos are now available on the Potomac Trail Runs report page. We even have age group standings now!


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