Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Charlottesville Summer Trail Running Series - Save the dates!

Crozet Running
The CATs and Crozet Running are putting together the inaugural Charlottesville Summer Trail Running Series for 2015 consisting of four races on trails in and around Charlottesville and Crozet, VA. The distances for the races vary from 5K to 5 miles and are open to all ages, skill levels, and speeds (walkers are welcome too).

Runners can register for the Series at the Crozet Running 5K or online here on or before May 9th.

The series will launch with the Crozet Running 5K at Mint Springs Park in Crozet on Saturday, May 9th at 8 am. We are finalizing details on the other three races, but you can pencil in the following dates, times, and locations for the all of the races :

Saturday, May 9th, 8 am
Crozet Running 5K, Mint Springs Park

Tuesday, June 9th, 7 pm
OH!lly 5K, UVa Observatory Hill

Saturday, July 18th, 7 am 
Camp Holiday Trails 5 miler 

Tuesday, August 11th, 7 pm
Pen Park Summer Meltdown 4 miler

Barbeque to follow race with series awards and fun!

Race entry for the full series is $40. Racers can also pay slightly more for each individual race. Sign-up will be available at the Crozet Running 5K and on-line after May 9th.

Come join us for this summer series! We welcome all runners, trail lovers, and individuals looking to get out and have fun!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Bob Clouston owns Umstead. Jen Lebendig conquers Terrapin

Bob, at race finish with crew Marc Griffin and Christian Dahlhausen.

We have two great CAT reports to read from recent race finishes.

The first is Bob Clouston's report from the Umstead 100 mile Endurance Run. Bob finished his first 100-miler in a little over 26 hours, and aside from a down period during loop 6, had an amazingly strong race. You can read his race report here

The second report is from Jen Lebendig, who finished her first Terrapin Mountain 1/2 marathon week before last.
Jen, atop Terrapin Mountain (above) and with race
mementos (below).

Terrapin Half by Jen Lebendig
Watch everyone run away
Start climb
Give Horton my jacket
Settle into climbing rhythm
Wow this is pretty!
Arrive at Camping Gap, see Horton again.
Begin climb up Terrapin
Wtf kind of "hike" is this mountain?
My God it's beautiful!
Thank God I have poles
Start descent
Did I say, "Thank God I have poles"?
Down down down
Check in at AS 2
Climb back to trail
Hike, run, repeat
Wait for Anderson to catch me
Downhill, whee!
Fire road, whee!
Passed someone
See the finish
OMG I beat Anderson!
Most fun I've had in a LONG time.