23 Sep 2013

Quatro Hubbard

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.

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16 Sep 2013

Sophie Speidel

Holdaways, Baker finish Wastach 100

The father-son duo of Jeff and Chris Holdaway finished the Wasatch Front 100 last weekend in 34:46. About ten minutes later, in 34:55, Matt Baker also finished.

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14 Sep 2013

Keith Knipling

2013 Women’s Half Marathon

More than 200 women finished the 21st annual VHTRC Women’s Half Marathon, enjoying nearly perfect early Fall weather. Finishing in 1:33:33, Martha Nelson defended her title and beat her old course record by more than four minutes.

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11 Sep 2013

Sophie Speidel

Neal Gorman runs a FKT on TWOT

Neal reported on his blog that he set a Fastest Known Time (FKT) on The Wild Oak Trail (TWOT).

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11 Sep 2013

Sophie Speidel

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.

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8 Sep 2013

Sophie Speidel

VHTRC Women Dominate Odyssey Races

On a bluebird late summer day at Douthat State Park, the Blue Train women represented the club in fine fashion with podium finishes in the Odyssey Trail Marathon and 40 miler. Sophie Speidel and Stephanie Wilson went 2-3 in the 40 miler, and Gaby Gorman set the female course record in the marathon with a time of 4:11.

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4 Sep 2013

Quatro Hubbard

Carnage at The Ring

There were a number of big stories at this year’s running of The Ring in the Massanutten Mountains, held as per tradition on Labor Day weekend. The course has never been tougher, with the runners encountering not just the usual rocks, but also heat, humidity, spider webs, flying and biting insects, and overgrowth in abundance from this wet summer. It was a fair challenge for the 43 starters, a challenge that only 47% were able to complete this year.

Congratulations to Danny Mowers, who for the second year in a row ran away from the rest of a strong field with an overall win at The Ring.  This year Danny finished in a time of 16:03, which was very impressive under the conditions.

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26 Aug 2013

Keith Knipling

Martha Nelson wins St. Paul Urban Trail Marathon… Outright

VHTRC member and Women’s Half Marathon defending champion, Martha Nelson, won the St. Paul Urban Trail Marathon last weekend in Minnesota in a time of 3:07:35.

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12 Aug 2013

Club Information

John DeWalt

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

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11 Aug 2013

Keith Knipling

Volunteer Recognition and Summer Party

On Saturday, August 10, the club held its annual Volunteers’ Party, a celebration for the generous volunteers who help out at club events throughout the year. Over 100 club members, volunteers, and their families enjoyed fellowship at Gary Knipling’s home on Mason Neck, treated with gourmet grilling by Bob Fabia and hand selected beers by Joe Clapper. About a dozen runners came early for the 9:00 a.m. run on the trails of Mason Neck, during which several eagles were spotted.

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