Jack Kurisky finishes the tough Plain 100

Jack Kurisky continued his strong year of racing with a successful finish at the very tough Plain 100 out in Washington state.  The course is closer to 110 miles in length, with roughly 26,000 feet of elevation gain - and one aid station. Runners are otherwise required to carry what they need, and obtain water from natural sources on the course. Jack finished in a time of 34:46. This year's race results are not yet posted, but here is the website.

Bob Gaylord finishes Haliburton Forest 100

With crew and pacing support from his groupies, aka "Team Gaylord,"  Bob Gaylord finished the Haliburton Forest 100 in Canada last weekend. Haliburton is one of the Old School 100s, celebrating its 20th year in 2013. Results are hard to find on the HF website, but should be here: Results

John DeWalt

John DeWalt at HardrockThere is no way to describe John DeWalt in words. He was, just DeWalt.  He has left us.  We all will miss him.

John was always a member of the VHTRC. He never paid on line. He would show up and pull money out of his pocket.  "How much do I owe?"  He did all the runs.  He was tough. He was DeWalt.

That is John at Hardrock in 2009 with VHTRC friends -- Mike Dobies, Bob Combs, John, Mike Bur, and Joe Clapper.

Martha Moats Baker Memorial 50Km

Johanna Lockner models run shirtHeld on an unseasonably mild early August day, the Martha Moats Baker Memorial "50K" (really closer to a 34 miler) had a record-breaking field and a record number of finishers of the complete course on Saturday, August 3.  29 runners finished the 34 mile distance, out of the 46 starters.  Event haberdasher David Frazier bested a strong field with his time of 5:18. The first woman to finish was Amy Sproston (in for the race from Oregon) in 6:15.
Results | Photos | MMB site
(Johanna Lochner models the event shirt, right.)

VHTRC Web Site Improvements

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New Leaders of Bull Run Run

The Board announces the new leadership of the Bull Run Run 50 mile.

Records Fall at Muddy Hashawha Hills 50km

RD Alan and AS Cap Lenny
RD Alan and AS Capt Lenny

Both the men's and women's course records were broken at the Hashawha Hills 50 km held on February 23 in Westminster, Maryland.

Results, a report, and photos are at the Read more link.

Sproston Wins Race in California

Amy Sproston was the first woman and 10th overall at the Ray Miller 50 mile held (mostly) in Point Magu State Park in Ventura County, California.  While Amy no longer lives here, she remains a VHTRC member.  This event's course appears to be mostly the same as that used by Chris Scott's old Coyote Four Play and, before that, the Mugu 50/50, which was a two day race, not a 50 mile with a short option.  We think we probably had much more fun at Chris's events than we would have had at this one, but that is another story.  Results | Event Web site

ICY 8 Lives Up To Its Name in 2013

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.

Blue Train Rolls At Uwharrie

The Blue Train at UwharrieA 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.



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