Brad Hinton (11:21), Vince Bowman (11:22) and Karsten Brown (11:54) led the 28 runners who started the SMUT 50 on October 17 at 7:00 am under cloudy skies and cool temperatures. Michele Harmon was the first woman to finish in 14:30. 17 runners ultimately finished this inaugural event that, according to Brad Hinton, is "a 50 miler than runs like a 100K." Photos: Quatro Hubbard's | Sophie Speidel's | Steve Pero's| Steve Pero's report on his blog
"A handful of VHTRC individuals were at the inaugural Oil Creek 100 Trail Runs this past Saturday [October 10] - Bob Combs, Margie Hughes, Brian Musick, Hunt Bartine, Tom Sperduto (first 100) and I. Probably others that I missed. Great race. Technical course with over 17,000 feet of gain. Excellent first year event and Tom Jennings is to be commended for all of his effort as a first time RD."
On October 24, the Quad State Quad Buster will return after a several year absence. This 40++ mile run takes you through four states in one day. It is not for everyone. You will need to move relatively quickly to finish in the daylight. More information
On October 10, Ellen Komesarook became the second woman to win the Andiamo 45 mile run outright. In the process, she shaved a few seconds off of Amanda Stickel's female course record. Thirteen people finished this traditional, but small, VHTRC event. Results and report
Steve Core reports: "VHTRC member Tom Simonds finished the Arknsas Traveller with a time of 26:57:20. He ran the last eight hours under relentless, cold rain, and managed to finish 33rd overall!!" Results | Event Web site