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Training for the races:  Loch Haven is a private membership club.  Call if you want membership details (540) 366 - 1174.  You will not be able to use Loch Haven prior to the event unless you are a member.

I suggest you either park at the Bennett Spring Parking Lot or at the end of Timberview Road.   Using the Cove requires a Trail Usage pass.  You can get these passes at Just the Right Gear on Route 311. 

Timberview - At the end of this road is an asphalt cul-de-sac.  Do not park on the asphalt.  You can park in the grassy area in front of the metal gate.  From here you can run the course minus the 2.5 miles to and from Loch Haven.

Bennett Springs - Just north of Salem on route 311.  Take Carvin's Cove Road to a stop sign, go right, and take this back to the big gravel parking lot on the right.  This is the best location for parking but you'll miss out on some of the course from here.


Sunday June 1st, 2014; 6:30am Start


The 4th edition of the Conquer the Cove races saw almost perfect spring weather and a great day of trails and friendly competition.  Thank you for coming out and participating in the anchor event of the Roanoke Non Ultra Trail Series (RNUTS). This is a tough course and it always great to see people push through their limits and the get to the finish line. 


Man was there some fast times out there today.  In the 25k we saw a few records fall;

Megan Hall came away with a new female course record of 2:00:14.2

Ed Dickenson broke the male course record and his masters course record with a 1:46:45.89

And the marathon was not different;

Jake Reed took down his course record from last year with a blazing and steady paced 2:53:39.49

Alexis Thomas ran a strong race and lower the women's record to 3:48:36.02

And I'll give an honorable mention to Robert Moorefield for coming within 6 seconds of his 2012 masters record on a course that is .45 further than it was in 2012.

Look over those time splits, boy do they tell a story.


Let us know what you thought of the race at josh@mountainjunkies.net


Registration for the new Friday Night Lights races goes up $5 on June 18th .  Also register by then to guarantee getting your preferred, shirt size.   

We will have the overall and age group awards (only 1st place in each Age Group) at our office, Gilbert Chiropractic in Salem, for the next two weeks, and then they go back into the rotation for 2015 - 375-3990.

Photos will be posted to our Facebook Page (become a fan if you haven't already) in the next day or two.  The pictures from the trail were taken by John Wimmer Photography - 293-1874

Race Sponsors:

RNUTS Title Sponsor Foot Levelers Inc.

Roanoke City Parks and Recreation

Gilbert Chiropractic

Laurel Hills Salon

Walkabout Outfitter


TK Miller MD of Carilion Clinic Sports Medicine


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For Race Information Contact:

Mountain Junkies L.L.C.

212 East Main Street, Salem, VA 24153