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.
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)
- Greg Armstrong – 120 miles
- Johan Steene – 107 miles
- Sue Scholl – 96.5 miles (F)
- Jeremy Ebel – 90 miles
- John Fegyveresi – 84 miles
- Jay Dobrowalski – 83 miles
- Steven Smith – 82 miles
- Brian Pickett – DNF 78 miles DNF
- Marylou Corino – 76 miles (F)
- Lisa Van Wolde – 76 miles (F)
- Michael Callans – 73 miles
- Lisa Hazlett – 70 miles
- Gilbert Gray – 70 miles
- Thomas Skinner – 67 miles
- Nathan Dewall – 66.7 miles
- Andrea Stewart – 66 miles
- Marcia Rasmussen – 66 miles
- Francesca Muccini – 66 miles
- Jeff Mcgonnell – 66 miles
- James Adams – 66 miles
- Karen Jackson – 66 miles
- Bo Millwood – 66 miles
- Jeffrey Stephens – 65 miles
- Tim Purol – 65 miles
- Ben Herron – 65 miles
- Sandy Geisel – 65 miles
- Mike Delang – 65 miles
- Richard Westbrook – 64 miles
- Caleb Nolen – 64 miles
- Sherry Meador – 62 miles
- Joe Ninke – 61 miles
- Edward Masuoka – 59 miles
- Gregg Ellis – 58 miles
- Shane Tucker – 57 miles
- Fred Douglas III – 57 miles
- Allen Wrinkle – 56 miles
- Ronald Trignano – 56 miles
- Scott Krouse – 56 miles
- Bill Haeckner – 56 miles
- Tom Dekornfield – 56 miles
- Sal Coll – 56 miles
- Gina Chupka – 56 miles
- Remy Brandefalk – 56 miles
- Sergio Bianchini – 56 miles
- John Sharp – 56 miles
- Rick Gray – 56 miles
- Joshua Swink – 55 miles
- Ally Gregory – 54 miles
- Timothy Daily – 54 miles
- Johnny Adams – 54 miles
- Tim Loudermilk – 53 miles
- Joseph Kowalkski – 53 miles
- Dale Rucker – 53 miles
- Christian Mcmahon – 52 miles
- Richard McKnight – 52 miles
- Curt Chambers – 52 miles
- Shelly Mack – 50 miles
- Paul Heckert – 50 miles
- Don Winkley – 50 miles
- Jameelah Abdul-Rahim Mujaaahid – 49 miles
- Michael Melton – 49 miles
- David Lettieri – 49 miles
- Christopher Knight – 49 miles
- John Rasmussen – 48 miles
- John Price – 48 miles
- Lynda Webber – 46 miles
- Betty Holder – 46 miles
- Dallas Smith – 45 miles
- Amanda McMahon – 45 miles
- Thomas Alm – 45 miles
- Troy Johnson – 43 miles
- Cathie Johnson – 43 miles
- Jay Hamilton – 41 miles
- Diane Taylor – 40 miles
- Garry Price – 40 miles
- Ben Pennington – 40 miles
- Terrie Wurzbacher – 40 miles
- Tony Varney – 38 miles
- Ann Kerkman – 38 miles
- Larry Phillips – 30 miles
DNF’s Brian Pickett
Run It Fast Members in bold
Next standings update after 7:30pm CT, photos and other updates throughout the day (refresh)
Vol State road warriors at it early this morning.
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!
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.
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…
Hot, hot day for Day #2 of The Vol State!
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
- Greg Armstrong – 154 miles (16 miles ahead of course record pace)
- Johan Steene – 143 miles
- Jeremy Ebel – 118 miles
- John Fegyveresi – 114 miles
- Lisa Van Wolde – 108 miles (F)
- Marylou Corino – 108 miles (F)
- Sue Scholl – DNF 107 miles DNF
- Steven Smith – 106 miles
- Jay Dobrowalski – 104 miles
- Michael Callans – 104 miles
- Nathan Dewall – 104 miles
- Francesca Muccini – 103 miles
- Andrea Stewart – 92 miles
- James Adams – 92 miles
- Jeff McGonnell – 92 miles
- Lisa Hazlett – 92 miles
- Marica Rasmussen – 92 miles
- Rick Gray – 92 miles
- Jeffrey Stephens – 88 miles
- Don Winkley – 83 miles
- Gregg Ellis – 83 miles
- Allen Wrinkle – 82 miles
- Ben Herron – 82 miles
- Bo Millwood – 82 miles
- Caleb Nolen – 82 miles
- David Lettieri – 82 miles
- Gina Chupka – 82 miles
- Joe Ninke – 82 miles
- John Sharp – 82 miles
- Joshua Swink – 82 miles
- Karen Jackson – 82 miles
- Sal Coll – 82 miles
- Sherry Meador – 82 miles
- Tim Purol – 82 miles
- Scott Krouse – 82 miles
- Edward Masuoka – 81 miles
- Richard Westbrook – 81 miles
- Shane Tucker – 81 miles
- Thomas Skinner – 81 miles
- Shelly Mack – 80 miles
- Brian Pickett – DNF 78 miles DNF
- Johnny Adams – 77 miles
- Ronald Trignano – 77 miles
- Joseph Kowalski – 76 miles
- Mike Delang – 76 miles
- Sandy Geisel – 76 miles
- Bill Haecker – 75 miles
- Fred Davis III – 75 miles
- Tom Dekornfield – 73 miles
- Timothy Dailey – 70 miles
- Jameelah Abdul-Rahim – 69 miles
- Lynda Webber – 69 miles
- Richard McKnight – 69 miles
- Sergio Bianchini – 69 miles
- Christopher Knight – 68 miles
- Dale Rucker – 68 miles
- Dallas Smith – 68 miles
- John Price – 68 miles
- Tim Loudermilk – 68 miles
- Ally Gregory – 67 miles
- Cathie Johnson – 67 miles
- Troy Johnson – 67 miles
- Jay Hamilton – 67 miles
- Ben Pennington – 63 miles
- Paul Heckert – 63 miles
- Christopher McMahon – 62 miles
- Curt Chambers – 62 miles
- John Rasmussen – 58 miles
- Ann Kerkman – 56 miles
- Betty Holder – 56 miles
- Diane Taylor – 56 miles
- Garry Price – 56 miles
- Terrie Wurzbacher – 56 miles
- Tony Varney – 56 miles
- Remy Brandefalk – 56 miles
- Michael Melton DNF 54 miles DNF
- Amanda McMahon DNF 45 miles DNF
- Thomas Alm – 45 miles
- 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.
Day-by-Day Vol State 5ooK Recaps
- Day 8: The Vol State 500K Live Blog/Standings (2015)
- King of the Road, Greg Armstrong’s Vol State 500K Race Report (2015)
- Day 7: The Vol State 500K Live Blog/Standings (2015)
- Day 6: The Vol State 500K Live Blog/Standings (2015)
- Greg Armstrong Repeats as 2015 Vol State 500K King of the Road
- Day 5: The Vol State 500K Live Blog/Standings (2015)
- Day 4: The Vol State 500K Live Blog/Standings (2015)
- Day 3: The Vol State 500K Live Blog/Standings (2015)
- Day 2: The Vol State 500K Live Blog/Standings (2015)
- Day 1: The Vol State 500K Live Blog/Standings (2015)
Vintage Vol State 500K Race Reports
- One Mutant’s Last Annual Vol State 500K Race Report (2012)
- Charlie Taylor’s Vol State 500K Race Report (2012)
- Naresh Kumar’s Last Annual Vol State 500K Race Report (2011)
- Joshua Holmes Vol State 500K Photo Journal + Race Report (2011)
- ‘King of the Road’ Don Winkley’s Winning Vol State 500K Race Report (2011)
Historical Vol State 500K Results
- 2014 Last Annual Vol State 500K Results
- 2013 Last Annual Vol State 500K Results
- 2012 Last Annual Vol State 500K Results
- 2011 Last Annual Vol State 5o0K Results
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