Posts tagged “Fat Ass

The Year of the Fat Ass

The Virginia Happy Trails Running Club puts on a ton of Fat Ass events – runs with no entry fee, no awards, and no wimps – and the best volunteers and aid stations you’ll find anywhere. This year was all about the VHTRC for me – I ran or volunteered at as many of our events as I could. I ended up with a lot of miles, a lot of smiles, the support and love of my tribe, familiar trails to come home to, new trails to play on, new friends to share trail with and new adventures planned for 2016. Life is good.

Here’s a look back on my year of the Fat Ass! Happy, happy trails!

2015-01-01 13.33.39

Redeye 50K – January 1, 2015

2015-01-18 13.10.47.jpg

Gap to Gap, January 18, 2015

2015-02-13 09.48.02.jpg

TWOT 100K, February 13-14, 2015

2015-03-14 10.41.05.jpg

Elizabeth Furnace 50K, March 14, 2015

2015-04-11 06.29.59

Bull Run Run 50 Miler – volunteer – April 11, 2015

2015-05-16 13.10.02

MMT 100 – crewing and pacing – May 16-17, 2015

2015-05-24 09.13.37

Holy Cowan’s Gap 50K – May 24, 2015

2015-07-03 07.59.25

VHTRC Trifecta – Jeremy’s Run – July 3, 2015

2015-07-04 08.52.31

VHTRC Trifecta – Browntown – July 4, 2015

2015-07-05 08.25.38

VHTRC Trifecta – Sophie’s Death March – July 5, 2015

2015-07-11 13.51.38.jpg

Catoctin 50K – July 11 (not technically a Fat Ass, but close enough)

2015-07-25 07.47.11.jpg

Catherine’s Furnace 50K – July 25, 2015

2015-09-05 19.11.16

The Ring – 71 miles – September 5-6, 2015

2015-09-19 09.31.38 HDR.jpg

Women’s Half Marathon – volunteer – September 19, 2015

2015-10-11 05.49.19

Grindstone 100 – pacing my love to his first 100 mile finish! YAY! – October 9-10, 2015

2015-10-23 13.34.08

Hot TWOT #2, 109 miles – October 23-25, 2015

2015-12-05 10.39.16.jpg

MGM 50K – December 5, 2015

2015-12-26 13.04.50-1

Boyer’s Furnace 40 Miler – December 26, 2015


Vicki’s Death March 2014

A VHTRC Fat Ass run on Black Friday every year. This year was a blue sky, sunshine, SNOWY adventure.

White Oak Canyon

White Oak Canyon

Big Meadows Horse Trail

Big Meadows Horse Trail

Hawksbill

Hawksbill

A snowy Skyline Drive

A snowy Skyline Drive

View near Hawksbill

View near Hawksbill

 


Boyer’s Furnace 40 Miler – A VHTRC Fat Ass

The Boyer’s Furnace Fat Ass was held on a beautiful Saturday in late December. Blue skies, sunshine and temps in the 60’s made this challenging 40 miler even more of a treat.

The view from Kennedy Peak.

The view from Kennedy Peak.

2014-12-27 14.41.41

Orange Trail rocks

2014-12-27 17.04.45

Sunset over Fort Valley

 


VHTRC Cat 8 – Massanutten Mountains

Virginia Happy Trails Running Club MMT training run – a cold and snowy run in the Massanuttens. Beautiful views, frosty temperatures, good friends on trail…a fun day!

2014-01-18 08.58.03

Bird Knob

2014-01-18 09.15.16

winter trail

 


VHTRC Boyer’s Furnace Fat Ass Forty

A 42 mile run in the Massanuttens with the VHTRC on a lovely late December day with temperatures in the 60’s…ahhh. Life is good.

“Doubly happy, however, is the man to whom lofty mountain tops are within reach.”  -John Muir

2013-12-28 07.48.18

Sunrise in Fort Valley

2013-12-28 08.26.34

Early climb to Woodstock Tower

2013-12-28 09.46.53

Super clear views as far as the eye could see

2013-12-28 12.22.39

Gourmet aid station!

2013-12-28 13.21.01

A lovely stretch of trail with many Massanutten rocks

2013-12-28 13.31.21

Late afternoon views

2013-12-28 18.04.14

The final push through the river trail at Veach Gap


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 – cheese 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


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,378 other followers