Fellow ultra runner John Price is nearly done with his Transcontinental Run and is in the western part of WV. John is heading toward Virginia Beach (where he lives) and I’m unsure of his intended path through WV, but he was in Huntington yesterday. Check out his blog here and go share some miles with him if you see this guy out on the roads! He’s come a LONG way to get here. News Video Coverage.
Dan Lehmann set a speedy new super-grand-masters course record this past weekend at the Promise Land 50K near Lynchburg, VA. The beautiful course sports over 8,000 feet of gain/loss and is one of the prettiest races on the East Coast. Lehmann’s time of 6:33:06 surpassed fellow club member and age-group ace Jack Broaddus’ time of 6:45:22 from 2010.
Come out and give some time to the Forest, have fun, and earn those volunteer hours you might need. We ran the Highlands Trainer #1 on 4/1/11 and found a lot of winter blowdowns on Flatrock Trail. There is less on Roaring Plains, Boars Nest and South Prong, but they all need cleaned up.
We will convene this meeting at the Laneville Wildlife Cabin at 8:00am May 28. Your help is needed. Let me know if you can make it or have questions, email@example.com
20 Fearless Runners Laugh At Cruel April Fools Joke
(20 Runners Lacking Common Sense Enjoy Run/Walk in Blizzard)
The day ended Friday, April 1, with only remnant patches of snow across Canaan Valley. Then after dark that old Fool slipped in with 6″ of spring wonder. But plans were made, folks were en route so why not run. Heck, how bad could it be? At the appointed start time, a leisurely 8:00am, only seven runners had shown up. We waited till 8:15, took the traditional photo in front of the brown shed behind the Laneville Wildlife Cabin and were about to head out for Roaring Plains when in rolled five more carloads.
To say the next 5 1/2 hours were quality running would be an exaggeration. But from 2500′ and 2″ along Red Creek to 4700′ and 16″ of wind driven snow on Roaring Plains we shared a lot of laughs.
All I could say is that it will be different in June, and remember Emil Zatopek’s words, “There is a great advantage in training under unfavorable conditions”.
Many of us ended the day in warmth and party at the Volunteer Recognition gathering at MSB. More on that coming soon.
Photos and Video Dan Lehmann
Photos Michelle Price
Photos Mike Dolin
A great deal of planning and prep goes into a race. Come race weekend though everything happens fast and it’s the work of volunteers that allows all that planning to fall in place. The West Virginia Mountain Trail Runners want to thank those who have helped make a our events possible and we’re throwing a party in their honor. Now this isn’t just any party this is a WVMTR party! There will be a fine meal catered by the White Grass Cafe, live music and some of Mountain State Brewing Company’s finest beverages.
When – April 2, 2011
Where – Mountain State Brewing Company, Thomas, WV
What time – 5PM – til late
This also by unusual coincidence happens to be the same day as the Highlands Trainer! So come out for the weekend and help thank our many race volunteers for the hours they donate so we can have fun.
Some folks planning to come for the weekend. Rooms and cabins at nearby Blackwater Falls State Park will be on Off Season Rates.
For more information and to make your reservation go to Menu and Ticket Purchase