Posts tagged “50K

VHTRC MGM50K Fat Ass

The Virginia Happy Trails Running Club hosts the best Fat Ass events. The annual Magnus Gluteus Maximus 50km was another fabulous event. With a sprinkling of snow at the start and some icy rain at the finish, most of the day was just cold and cloudy. The trails were challenging with a snow and ice layer that turned into mud as the day went on. Aid stations were stocked with the best of ultra fuel Рcheese puffs, M&Ms, holiday cookies and bourbon. The after-party at Hemlock was a rollicking good time. And as always, the best part of the day was playing with great friends on the trail. Cheers to another year of happy running in the VHTRC!

The obligatory "groupie" shot at the start

The obligatory “groupie” shot at the start

2013-12-14 08.17.26

Icy rocks by the river

2013-12-14 12.02.53

In the Do Loop

2013-12-14 11.14.53

Aid stations in true VHTRC style


Capon Valley 50K

Capon Valley 50K is a fabulous spring race in West Virginia. A hilly, technical course with countless stream crossings, luscious mud to play in, friendly and welcoming volunteers at the aid stations, lots of friends who come back year after year and a most delicious barbecue chicken dinner at the end – what’s not to love!? This is one race that will always be on my spring calendar.

Photo May 11, 12 12 57 PM

“mud luscious and puddle wonderful” trails

Photo May 11, 11 20 44 AM

Bob’s rock

Photo May 11, 12 23 11 PM

one of many stream crossings


Bel Monte 50K

Beautiful view from the trail

Beautiful view from the trail

The first creek crossing at the falls.

The first creek crossing at the falls.

Just loved this tree in a sea of green rocks.

Just loved this tree in a sea of green rocks.

Sunrise at the first overlook - made the climb worth every step.

Sunrise at the first overlook – made the climb worth every step.

Lots of rocks to run on.

Rocks. Lots of them. Actually had a lot of fun running on this stretch of trail!


The HAT Run 50K

The ¬†25th running of the HAT Run 50K took place in Susquehanna State Park in Havre de Grace, Maryland on March 23. It’s a fun ultra with great aid stations and plenty of single track trail to play on. Although it’s a big ultra (over 450 runners) it was very well-organized with plenty of aid, fabulous volunteers and great swag, including a technical hat (of course), a technical tee and an Under Armour hooded sweatshirt with the race logo embroidered on it. One to put on the calendar for next spring!

Views of the Susquehanna River

Views of the Susquehanna River

And a few fields tossed in for fun...

And a few fields tossed in for fun…

Crazy cool tree on the HAT course

Crazy cool tree on the HAT course

Trail on the HAT Run - Susquehanna State Park

Trail on the HAT Run – Susquehanna State Park


VHTRC Elizabeth’s Furnace 50K – Massanutten Mountains

A fun day in the mountains with the Virginia Happy Trails Running Club!

And the rocks begin...

And the rocks begin…

One of many stream crossings

One of many stream crossings

Climbing on the ridge - that resembled a stegasaurus' back

Climbing on the ridge – that resembled a stegasaurus’ back

The views from the top are always worth the work it takes to get there.

The views from the top are always worth the work it takes to get there.


Hashawha Hills 50K

A winter 50K put on by the Virginia Happy Trails Running Club – Hashawha Hills starts at the Bear Branch Nature Center in Westminster, Maryland. It’s a 2 loop course that takes runners on a wild ride through frozen and muddy fields, hills, streams, fire roads, and horse trails surrounding the park. Great day playing on trail – and a most fabulous finishers mug made by a local potter.

butt slide hill

butt slide hill

one of several ICY stream crossings

one of several ICY stream crossings

as the frozen mud began to thaw....

as the frozen mud began to thaw….

mud...lots of mud

mud…lots of mud

pine needle trail

pine needle trail

sweet finishers mug
sweet finishers mug

 


Capon Valley 50K

Meadow trail

One of many, many, many…creek crossings

The view from the top is always worth the climb to get there.


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,235 other followers