Day 2: The Vol State 500K Live Blog/Standings (2015)

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The Day 2 Vol State 500K coverage starts with a look at the 24 hour standings as everyone checked in at 7:30am this morning.

Defending King Greg Armstrong tacked on 52 miles during the second 12 hour stretch for a total of 120 miles after 24 hours. Brian Pickett’s ‘Charge’ died as he DNF’d at mile 78. Sweden Johan Steene took over second place with 107 miles. Third place is now led by first female Sue Scholl with 96.5 miles.

Fourth place is Colorado native Jeremy Ebel with 90 miles, fifth, John Fegyveresi with 84 miles and California native Jay ‘Lewisburg’ Dobrowalski has 83 miles.

Top 3 women after 23 hours: 1. Scholl, 2. Marylou Corino 76 miles, 3. Lisa Van Wolde 76 miles

On down the field runners are starting to clump together into pelotons with a big group in the 66 mile range and another around 56 miles.

Laz’s 24 Hour Commentary

dawning of the day of the screwed

greg Armstrong has taken control,since pickett bailed at midnight.

greg is mounting a serious assault on the vol state record

with 120 first day miles….

he is chasing that magic 3-day number.

it will be interesting to see what happens today.

not a cloud in the sky

and we are supposed to see the real thing when it comes to heat and humidity.

the big news is what happened during the night.

after watching the crewed runners dominate the first day,

the disadvantage of having the ability to go find a motel

was vividly silhouetted against the night sky.

screwed runners can do nothing but go on.

johan steene is second with an astonishing 107

(can a screwed runner break 4? johan thinks they can)

but he can’t even relax about winning the screwed division.

mighty mite, sue scholl, was only 10 miles back.

Jeremy ebel was at 90

john fegy is right there at 84.

and jay (endless loop) dobraywalski at 83.

this is going to be an amazing day.

the preliminaries are done with,

and it is time to start taking the full measure.

there will be discomfort.

laz

Day 2 temps combined with the wear and tear from the high mileage of day 1 will make it tough for all of the runners as their bodies will want to quit and the remaining distance will haze and taunt them.

24 Hour Vol State 500K Standings (79 runners, 1 DNF)

  1. Greg Armstrong – 120 miles
  2. Johan Steene – 107 miles
  3. Sue Scholl – 96.5 miles (F)
  4. Jeremy Ebel – 90 miles
  5. John Fegyveresi – 84 miles
  6. Jay Dobrowalski – 83 miles
  7. Steven Smith – 82 miles
  8. Brian Pickett – DNF 78 miles DNF
  9. Marylou Corino – 76 miles (F)
  10. Lisa Van Wolde – 76 miles (F)
  11. Michael Callans – 73 miles
  12. Lisa Hazlett – 70 miles
  13. Gilbert Gray – 70 miles
  14. Thomas Skinner – 67 miles
  15. Nathan Dewall – 66.7 miles
  16. Andrea Stewart – 66 miles
  17. Marcia Rasmussen – 66 miles
  18. Francesca Muccini – 66 miles
  19. Jeff Mcgonnell – 66 miles
  20. James Adams – 66 miles
  21. Karen Jackson – 66 miles
  22. Bo Millwood – 66 miles
  23. Jeffrey Stephens – 65 miles
  24. Tim Purol – 65 miles
  25. Ben Herron – 65 miles
  26. Sandy Geisel – 65 miles
  27. Mike Delang – 65 miles
  28. Richard Westbrook – 64 miles
  29. Caleb Nolen – 64 miles
  30. Sherry Meador – 62 miles
  31. Joe Ninke – 61 miles
  32. Edward Masuoka – 59 miles
  33. Gregg Ellis – 58 miles
  34. Shane Tucker – 57 miles
  35. Fred Douglas III – 57 miles
  36. Allen Wrinkle – 56 miles
  37. Ronald Trignano – 56 miles
  38. Scott Krouse – 56 miles
  39. Bill Haeckner – 56 miles
  40. Tom Dekornfield – 56 miles
  41. Sal Coll – 56 miles
  42. Gina Chupka – 56 miles
  43. Remy Brandefalk – 56 miles
  44. Sergio Bianchini – 56 miles
  45. John Sharp – 56 miles
  46. Rick Gray – 56 miles
  47. Joshua Swink – 55 miles
  48. Ally Gregory – 54 miles
  49. Timothy Daily – 54 miles
  50. Johnny Adams – 54 miles
  51. Tim Loudermilk – 53 miles
  52. Joseph Kowalkski – 53 miles
  53. Dale Rucker – 53 miles
  54. Christian Mcmahon – 52 miles
  55. Richard McKnight – 52 miles
  56. Curt Chambers – 52 miles
  57. Shelly Mack – 50 miles
  58. Paul Heckert – 50 miles
  59. Don Winkley – 50 miles
  60. Jameelah Abdul-Rahim Mujaaahid – 49 miles
  61. Michael Melton – 49 miles
  62. David Lettieri – 49 miles
  63. Christopher Knight – 49 miles
  64. John Rasmussen – 48 miles
  65. John Price – 48 miles
  66. Lynda Webber – 46 miles
  67. Betty Holder – 46 miles
  68. Dallas Smith – 45 miles
  69. Amanda McMahon – 45 miles
  70. Thomas Alm – 45 miles
  71. Troy Johnson – 43 miles
  72. Cathie Johnson – 43 miles
  73. Jay Hamilton – 41 miles
  74. Diane Taylor – 40 miles
  75. Garry Price – 40 miles
  76. Ben Pennington – 40 miles
  77. Terrie Wurzbacher – 40 miles
  78. Tony Varney – 38 miles
  79. Ann Kerkman – 38 miles
  80. Larry Phillips – 30 miles

DNF’s Brian Pickett
Run It Fast Members in bold

Map of where runners were at last check in. View HERE

Next standings update after 7:30pm CT, photos and other updates throughout the day (refresh)

Vol State Day 2 Road Photo by Julia Beavers - Run It Fast

Vol State road warriors at it early this morning.

Vol State Day 2 Marylou Corino and Lisa Van Wolde

Current 2nd and 3rd place women Marylou Corino and Lisa Van Wolde.

Rumors floating that female course record holder Sue Scholl who was 3rd overall this morning has dropped due to blister issues. #Confirmed

Florida native Michael Melton has dropped from the race as well at mile 54. He simply melted!

Vol State 500K Day 2 long highways photo by Gregg Ellis - Run It Fast

Gregg Ellis thinks the road above seems very long….well it is!

Rookie Francesca Muccini is on the heels of Lisa Van Wolde and Marylou Corino.

Vol State 500K Day 2 market rest photo by Scott Krouse - Run It Fast

Bums!!!! ^

Scott Krouse on Facebook: Ugh…every time I stop I’m cramping, particularly in my feet. I’m used to cramps there, but not this extreme. Killer when you’re trying to sleep.

Any suggestions? (Besides he obvious…stop/don’t stop?). I’m slightly dehydrated, but trying to keep up…not TOO bad on salt, I think…

Parkers Crossroads 95 Deg Temp by Gregg Ellis - Run It Fast

Hot, hot day for Day #2 of The Vol State!

Vol State 500K Day 2 Dallas Smith and Sergio by Angie James - Run It Fast

RIF’s Dallas Smith with Sergio!

36 hour updates are starting to roll in with most of the middle of the field holed up in Lexington. This post will be updated within the next 90 minutes with complete 36 hour standings.

DNFS: Pickett, Scholl, Melton, Phillips

36 Hour Race Recap

The carnage mounted on Day 2 as 5 runners became road kill. Run It Fast’s Greg Armstrong remains in first with 154 miles at 36 hour check in. Johan Steene is not far behind in 143 miles. Jeremy Ebel and John Fegyveresi were strong throughout the day and now fill the third and fourth spots.

After Sue Scholl bowed out, Lisa Van Wolde and Marylou Corino (running together so far) became the top females with 108 miles. Francesca Muccini is third female with 103 miles. All three women are Run It Fast members.

36 Hour Updated Standings – Day 2 – 7:30pm CT – 5 DNF

  1. Greg Armstrong – 154 miles (16 miles ahead of course record pace)
  2. Johan Steene – 143 miles
  3. Jeremy Ebel – 118 miles
  4. John Fegyveresi – 114 miles
  5. Lisa Van Wolde – 108 miles (F)
  6. Marylou Corino – 108 miles (F)
  7. Sue Scholl – DNF 107 miles DNF
  8. Steven Smith – 106 miles
  9. Jay Dobrowalski – 104 miles
  10. Michael Callans – 104 miles
  11. Nathan Dewall – 104 miles
  12. Francesca Muccini – 103 miles
  13. Andrea Stewart – 92 miles
  14. James Adams – 92 miles
  15. Jeff McGonnell – 92 miles
  16. Lisa Hazlett – 92 miles
  17. Marica Rasmussen – 92 miles
  18. Rick Gray – 92 miles
  19. Jeffrey Stephens – 88 miles
  20. Don Winkley – 83 miles
  21. Gregg Ellis – 83 miles
  22. Allen Wrinkle – 82 miles
  23. Ben Herron – 82 miles
  24. Bo Millwood – 82 miles
  25. Caleb Nolen – 82 miles
  26. David Lettieri – 82 miles
  27. Gina Chupka – 82 miles
  28. Joe Ninke – 82 miles
  29. John Sharp – 82 miles
  30. Joshua Swink – 82 miles
  31. Karen Jackson – 82 miles
  32. Sal Coll – 82 miles
  33. Sherry Meador – 82 miles
  34. Tim Purol – 82 miles
  35. Scott Krouse – 82 miles
  36. Edward Masuoka – 81 miles
  37. Richard Westbrook – 81 miles
  38. Shane Tucker – 81 miles
  39. Thomas Skinner – 81 miles
  40. Shelly Mack – 80 miles
  41. Brian Pickett – DNF 78 miles DNF
  42. Johnny Adams – 77 miles
  43. Ronald Trignano – 77 miles
  44. Joseph Kowalski – 76 miles
  45. Mike Delang – 76 miles
  46. Sandy Geisel – 76 miles
  47. Bill Haecker – 75 miles
  48. Fred Davis III – 75 miles
  49. Tom Dekornfield – 73 miles
  50. Timothy Dailey – 70 miles
  51. Jameelah Abdul-Rahim – 69 miles
  52. Lynda Webber – 69 miles
  53. Richard McKnight – 69 miles
  54. Sergio Bianchini – 69 miles
  55. Christopher Knight – 68 miles
  56. Dale Rucker – 68 miles
  57. Dallas Smith – 68 miles
  58. John Price – 68 miles
  59. Tim Loudermilk – 68 miles
  60. Ally Gregory – 67 miles
  61. Cathie Johnson – 67 miles
  62. Troy Johnson – 67 miles
  63. Jay Hamilton – 67 miles
  64. Ben Pennington – 63 miles
  65. Paul Heckert – 63 miles
  66. Christopher McMahon – 62 miles
  67. Curt Chambers – 62 miles
  68. John Rasmussen – 58 miles
  69. Ann Kerkman – 56 miles
  70. Betty Holder – 56 miles
  71. Diane Taylor – 56 miles
  72. Garry Price – 56 miles
  73. Terrie Wurzbacher – 56 miles
  74. Tony Varney – 56 miles
  75. Remy Brandefalk – 56 miles
  76. Michael Melton DNF 54 miles DNF
  77. Amanda McMahon DNF 45 miles DNF
  78. Thomas Alm – 45 miles
  79. Larry Phillips DNF 39 miles DNF

Race leader Greg Armstrong is now at the halfway point mile 157 at 8:40pm local time. Some 37 hours 10 minutes into the race. Well ahead of course record. Johan remains close on his tail ahead of the uncrewed record.

“This race will strip you to the core. It ain’t no joke. My one and only mission is to get to the Rock, I don’t care how long. My silly lil time goals are no longer a part of my thinking. There is no way a first timer can estimate it anyway. U can throw all of that business out the window. This thing is a beast. You must respect it and be smart or you won’t finish. It’s going to take every ounce of mental n physical strength I can muster up. I’m well over the cut-off times so that’s good. My feet are great, legs pretty good too. My main problem has been dehydration and heat exhaustion. But I’m getting smarter w that.” – Gregg Ellis

“Humbled. That is all I can say. Vol State 500k is no joke. The Race Director Laz makes every step as difficult as possible. Yesterday went ok but the evening was a disaster. Slept on the sidewalk from midnight to 5:30am. Only managed around 10 miles this afternoon. If you make one mistake the course will make you pay 10 fold. Pushing through the night to make up time and miles lost.” – Rich McKnight

“Vol State Day #2. 40 miles completed. 81 total and in the room 4 hours early. Very difficult day with lots of heat. For me, it is a necessity to get up as early as possible and get gone. Getting up at 2:30 got me in the room before 4 today. I am going to try the same plan tomorrow.” – Shane Tucker

“I believe I’ve solved the cramp problem. Cramps were not a factor today. Lots of water – say, a bottle each hour. That means 12-14 bottles each day. Filled some of those bottles with sports drinks. Yesterday, after I finally found water, over the next two hours I drank so much my fingers got fat.” – Dallas Smith

Laz’s 36 Hour Hot Take Recap

road gets real

July 10, 2015. 10:00pm EDT

the second day is when it gets real.especially this second day.newbie vol-staters,

who thought yesterday was hot,

got a dose of reality today.

there were a lot of people just trying to reach any motel,

and escape the heat for a while.

 

the long line did not thin too badly,

as only 3 more had abandoned their quest by dark.

76 brave souls soldiered on.

 

Armstrong continued his assault on the magical 3-day barrier,

coming up a mere 2 miles short of halfway in 36 hours.

joe fejes’  race record is certainly in danger,

as greg was 16 miles ahead of joe’s 36 hour mark.

 

johan steene, the amazing swede, was keeping the pressure on,

trailing by only 11 miles,

despite being unscrewed thru the sweltering day.

 

both are out there in the darkness right now,

in the desolate hills

between Hohenwald and Hampshire.

 

the next 9 runners are only strung out over 15 miles,

so this should be a very interesting night.

as the rest and run patterns are starting to emerge,

and keep the standings in upheaval.

the race is only beginning.

 

backroads Tennessee continued its love affair with the race

and its runners.

 

parsons set up a “welcome center” as did linden.

and the internet is lit up with inquiries;

“when will the runners be here?”

“I love this race”

 

those waiting further along the course can relax.

once they start coming,

the runners will be passing thru for days.

 

and the runners love Tennessee in return.

 

laz

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Day-by-Day Vol State 5ooK Recaps

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Historical Vol State 500K Results

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