The ICY 8, an 8 hour run on dirt path loops of 8 or 4.7 miles in the Lake Anna area of central Virginia, has become known in recent years as the "muddy 8" due to the more common trail conditions. This year the temp at the start was in the teens, and the wind and cold persisted throughout the event, so it truly was icy at the ICY 8 for the runners on Groundhogs Day. Top VHTRC finishers were Joanne Fenninger, who won a very close womens' race, and Patrick McGlade, who was second overall.
A slew of other club members came out to run - results are now posted.
Submitted by Quatro Hubbard on February 3, 2013 - 6:08pm
A number of VHTRC runners made the trek down to the Uwharrie National Forest in central North Carolina to run the 40 and 20 mile races on Saturday February 2nd. Reporters on the VHTRC Facebook Group indicated that Sean Andrish finished second overall in the 40 miler, with Sophie Speidel finishing second in the women's race and Keith Knipling coming in fourth overall. Of the other Blue Train finishers, of note would be a 40 mile finish by President Alan Gowen and a 20 mile finish by First Lady Pam Gowen. Women's Half Marathon RD Tracy Dahl also finished her first 40 miler.
The 2012 VHTRC award recipients were announced at the award party on January 27. Michele Harmon and Joe Clapper organized a great party and Bob Fabia cooked great food. For results, take the Read more link.
Submitted by Anstr Davidson on January 30, 2013 - 4:48pm
Martha Nelson and Matt Bugin were the overall winners of the Richmond Road Runner's 13th annual Willis River 35k. Many VHTRC members took part in this low key event, held on the trails of Bear Creek State Park, including Holly Bugin (2nd female, 35k) and Ryan Nebel (3rd overall, 50k). Results are on the RRRC website.
Submitted by Sophie Speidel on January 12, 2013 - 3:46pm
A large crowd of happy runners celebrated the oldest VHTRC event -- the Magnus Gluteus Maximus 50km. This is what the club is all about. Thanks to Joe Clapper and those who helped him. Results are now available - click on Read more. Pictures and a video
Submitted by Anstr Davidson on December 15, 2012 - 7:31pm
Keith Knipling captured his second Beast Series championship by finishing David Horton's Hellgate 100k++ in 12:48, just one minute ahead of women's champ Kristin Eddy (VHTRC members may remember Kristin as the 2003 VHTRC Women's Half Champion). Many other club members finished the race, held this year in perfect trail conditions but in record heat, with high temps in upper 60s. Kerry Owens finished her 8th Hellgate and Aaron Schwartzbard finished his 10th (see more of Kerry and Aaron on George Wortley's entertaining video of Hellgate 2012 on Youtube). Results
Submitted by Sophie Speidel on December 10, 2012 - 6:30pm
First, congratulations to Bunny Runyan, Jack Evans, and Stephan Dobson for sharing the win for the 2012 season of the VHTRC football contest!
We are again having the college bowl contest. You pick all the bowls and then sit back and watch the results for the holidays. You can participate whether you played in the regular season or not. To make your picks, go to the Bowl Contest page.
Submitted by Anstr Davidson on December 9, 2012 - 6:26pm