Ayano Murase was the first VHTRC finisher at the Rocky Raccoon 100 mile in Texas on February 2-3. Ayano was the sixth female finisher in her first 100 mile. Judy Holden and Bill Sublett also finished the 100. Tammy Massie and Ed Demoney finished the 50 mile. Ed is 79 years old. Results
Sean Andrish was second overall and Brian Schmidt was third (and first masters) at the Blues Cruise 50km near Reading, Pennsylvania. Sean reports that, "It was almost all trail, but it was smooth, runnable trail with very few significant hills." Results are not on line yet. Event Web site
Actually, we had all the splits up when the last runner finished MMT on May 13. But there were errors and missing data. We have fixed the errors we could find and extrapolated the few missing times. Also, you can now see a sorted list of runners' times over each stretch of the course. (Now we know why Sean blew everyone away on the run to the finish. He was fastest over that stretch by six minutes.) These data are particularly valuable if work is boring! MMT 2012 Splits
Eva Pastalkova lowered her own event record by almost a half hour to be the top woman at the 2012 Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 mile run held in the mountains of the same name on the weekend of May 12-13. Jason Lantz won the male race. Jack Pilla broke the senior record in Beamon-like fashion. The evolving Report Page has results and links to photos. Thanks to the many who made this possible!
Angus Repper and Erika Ebright were the winners at the Hashawha Hills 50km held on February 25 in Maryland. The weather was cold and windy but not that bad, compared to previous versions of the event. RD Alan Gowen and his fine volunteers braved the cold to put on a great run. Hashawha Web page