Club News Archives 2004


Bill Potts, the guy in the center attracting all the attention, won the swinging Bridge 35k Trail Run on December 5, 2004. This is his 3rd consecutive win in the 35k. There is also a 10 mile and 50k race.

Additional photos , not all of Bill of course, but some of our Virginia Happy Trails Running Club friends.



         The Copperhead Ridge Runners got together for their 2004 Thanksgiving Day Trail Run in the hills around Crosslanes. The weather was nice and the turkey good.

They generally run Saturday at 7am, Tuesday roads at 8:30pm, Thursday at 6or 8:30pm in the woods with lights, and holidays at 8am. If you're in the Kanawha Putnam County area contact Eric Mitchell or Rick Workman.



          Matt Yeager and Bill Young at Shut-in Ridge Trail Run
          in North Carolina, November 6, 2004.

          At mile 14 or so someone pointed out the top of Mt. Pisgah,
          I thought they were lying said Bill. I had to crane my neck
          way back to see the top of the mountain from 4 or 5
          miles away! I thought there is no way this race can finish
          on top of that. Well it did. 


A beautiful fall Sunday afternoon at Summersville Lake. A 14 mile run and a cookout to boot...what fine hosts we have there in Nicholas County.

We are on Long Point. It's a 100' drop to the water, no one felt like diving today!  The lake is being lowered to winter pool level. This 6 week release creates the premier Gauley River Rafting Season.




Congratulations to the 2004 Mountain State Trail Run Series 1st Place Winners Jeff Jordan and Joni Adams


The North Fork Mountain Trail Run - August 7, 2004

                            Front;  Jennifer Cochran, Dennis Stottlemyer, Dan Lehmann, Charlie Shaffer, Bob Price, Kimberly Thorpe
                            Middle; Robert Gillanders, Ben Kadas, Lidia Smith, Frank Adams, Gary Hemmelgarn, Janet Suttmiller, Michelle Price
                           Back;  Bill Potts, Bill Young, Tony Morris, Mark Flood, Joe Fowler, Dorian Fowler, Jay Finkle, Anita Finkle, Steve Hite, Megan Carroll
                           More Photos   Run Reports Flood & Potts


    Jay Finkle at the 96.8 mile aid station of the Massanutten Mountain 100 Mile. Looking pretty good man!!!! Must have been that wonderful crewer Anita.     

      There is a great advantage in training under unfavorable conditions

                                          - Emil Zatopek



        the rest of the April 4, 2004 Run

Sunday March 28, 2004. 

End of the Elkins to Parsons 20 Miler.

It was a beautiful day.

Run Report and photos











A Belated Award

      Last weekend, 3/20/04 at a run in Pickens, a member of the        Charleston Distance Run Committee came up to me and said, "you know Anita Walker don't you, her WVMTR Team Annie's Rolls won an award last September". So here it is ladies. Congratulations to Anita   Finkle, Claire Steele and Laura Tischler. There's one for each of you!

     Annie's Rolls
       47      Anita Walker, 37*, Roanoke, VA            2:14:27   
       56      Claire Steele, 35*, Alexandria, VA          2:52:24  
       57      Laura Tischler, 33*, Richmond, VA        2:52:24  

January 3, 2004 Run

Coming down the hill in Helvetia are
Bill Potts, Steve Hite, Michelle Price and Megan Carroll.

Meeting highlights and more photos at
Report and Photos

WVMTR 1st Annual Report and first run and party of 2004 announcement.

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