Last Saturday's fourth annual Singletrack Maniac 50K ultramarathon race at Freedom Park in Williamsburg was noteworthy for two main reasons.
One, the race continued its upward trend in terms of entrants, and cracked the 100-runner barrier for the first time. And two, as has happened less than a handful of times in the history of the Colonial Road Runners, the overall winner of the race was a female runner.
Two CRR Grand Prix races have had females as the overall race winners. At the 2006 Governor's Land 5K, Aurora Scott, 16, of Chesapeake won in 16:37, her time still the Governor's Land women's race record and still the CRR's women's age 15-19 all-time record.