The Grand Teton 100 Miler looked perfect. It was the right weekend in that it did not interfere with vacation plans, it looked to be in a beautiful spot, and the race directors appeared to know what they were doing. So just like that I became committed to the Grand Teton 100 Miler in Alta, Wyoming, on Sept. 5 and 6.
Martha Nelson obliterated the course record at the 17th VHTRC Women's Half Marathon Trail Run held on September 12 at Fountainhead Regional Park. The weather was great for running and not too bad for volunteers and spectators either. Results are now available. The first of Aaron's pictures are now available. 2009 WHM Results and Photos Home
Gary Knipling finished the Superior Sawtooth 100 Miler in Minnesota on September 12. He was eighth in 32:04. Right behind him was Susan Donnelly. Former VHTRC members Randy Snyder and Sharon Jans ran the marathon. The 100 miler is hard. The winner didn't break 24 hours. Event Web site | Results
The VHTRC Board agreed with MMT RD Stan Duobinis's suggestion that we move the start/finish of the event from the Skyline Ranch Resort to the Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp. Here is the explanation of that move:
Thanks to Kerry Owens for hosting the annual VHTRC party to celebrate summer and honor our volunteers. There was great food, "refreshments," and a wonderful setting. The weather was not bad either. A good time was had by all!
Jaret Seiberg finished the Grand Teton 100 miler on September 6. The event is held in Idaho on the western side of the Tetons. Jaret reports:
"This is a small race, but very professionally run and in a beautiful setting. ...the Grand Tetons are in view for much of the race. Most of the course is run between 8,000 feet and 10,000 feet, though it does drop down to 6,700."