1 Oct 2023

John Calabrese

City Invincible Race Report

Our running correspondent, John Calabrese, took a week off from racing on trails to race around a track. It went better than anticipated, as John came away from his loops around the 400 meter oval outside of Philly having not only covered over 100 miles in 24 hours, but also with the overall win! Here is his report on the first ever ultramarathon to be held in the city of Camden, over the weekend of September 30th.

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28 Sep 2023

Sophie Speidel

Find Your Pacer: In a 100 Mile Race and in Life

The first “Grindstone Trail Running Festival by UTMB” was held over the weekend of September 22-24, 2023. Sophie Speidel has written a post-race report from her perspective as a pacer for fellow Charlottesvillian Steve Combs, with a focus on pacing as an experience.

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19 Sep 2023

Deb Cawthorn

Pine to Palm 100 Race Report

Fresh off a 31 hour finish at the MMT 100 in 2023, Deb Cawthorn made plans to tackle her annual Western 100 miler. For this year, that was the Pine to Palm 100 in the Siskiyou Mountains of southwestern Oregon. Deb had an outstanding race and shares her story with us here.

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19 Sep 2023

Heather Dougherty

Wasatch!

Heather Dougherty strung together her remembrances from her great race out west at the Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run. We pick up her story on race morning out in Salt Lake City, Utah, early on Friday September 8, 2023 …

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19 Sep 2023

John Calabrese

Barkley Fall Classic Race Report

John Calabrese has returned from the long journey down to Frozen Head State Park in Tennessee, and his running of the infamous Barkley Fall Classic on Saturday September 16, 2023. Here is his tale …

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18 Sep 2023

Denise Freeman

The Women’s Half Marathon

Denise Freeman offers her perspective on her first go at the VHTRC’s iconic Women’s Half Marathon, held on Saturday September 9, 2023.

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1 Sep 2023

Kathleen Cusick

Twisted Branch 2023: Summer camp for adults!

Kathleen Cusick took a break from the summer heat in the mid-Atlantic to travel up to the Fingers Lake region of New York for the Twisted Branch 100k. She reports on her experience there, and hopes to encourage all Furbutts to consider making this a Blue Train destination race in 2024!

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26 Aug 2023

Tracy Dahl

2023 Women’s Half Marathon Needs Volunteers

The race is the morning of 9/9 at Fountainhead Regional Park.

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8 Aug 2023

John Calabrese

The JIM - Jarmans Invitational Marathon

While it is not a “trail race,” the Jarmans Invitational Marathon (or the JIM) is in the mountains (on the edge of Shenandoah National Park near Crozet in western Albemarle County), the course is primarily dirt road, and just about everyone has a beer at the finish. So it very much has a VHTRC vibe to it. John Calabrese reports on the 2023 race.

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25 Jul 2023

John Calabrese

Viaduct 100

The ever industrious John Calabrese has conquered another 100 miler. This time the Viaduct Trail in northern Pennsylvania, held over the weekend of July 22-23, 2023. Here is his report.

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