Day 3: The Vol State 500K Live Blog/Standings (2015)

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Day 3: The Vol State 500K Live Blog/Standings (2015)

The heat is starting to knock out or severely effect everyone as King Greg Armstrong slowed considerably during the night along with the rest of his pack leading court. Armstrong had 179 miles after the first 48 hours as Day 3 started. Johan Steene had closed the gap to 5 miles back with 174 and John Fegyveresi had moved up to third with 146 miles. Jeremy Ebel is close behind Fegy with 143 miles.

The top women remained Lisa Van Wolde and Marylou Corino with 139 miles. Marcia Rasmussen had an amazing night as she moved up to third woman with 125 miles.  Francesca Muccini is a bit back at 118 miles.

48 Hour Vol State 500K Standings 7:30am Saturday, July 11th (74 Runners, 6 DNFs)

  1. Greg Armstrong – 179 miles (17 miles behind of course record pace)
  2. Johan Steene – 174 miles
  3. John Fegyveresi – 146 miles
  4. Jeremy Ebel – 143 miles
  5. Lisa Van Wolde – 139 miles (F)
  6. Marylou Corino – 139 miles (F)
  7. Jay Dobrowalski – 138 miles
  8. Marcia Rasmussen – 125 miles (F)
  9. Michael Callans – 123 miles
  10. Francesca Muccini – 118 miles (F)
  11. James Adams – 116 miles
  12. Steven Smith – 114 miles
  13. Andrea Stewart – 112 miles
  14. Jeff McGonnell – 112 miles
  15. Bo Millwood – 111 miles
  16. Karen Jackson – 111 miles
  17. Jeffrey Stephens – 110 miles
  18. Tim Purol – 110 miles
  19. David Lettieri – 110 miles
  20. Thomas Alm – 110 miles
  21. Nathan Dewall- 108 miles
  22. Sherry Meador – 106 miles
  23. Sal Coll – 106 miles
  24. Edward Masuoka – 106 miles
  25. Scott Krouse – 106 miles
  26. Caleb Nolen – 105 miles
  27. Timothy Dailey – 105 miles
  28. Lisa Hazlett – 104 miles
  29. Rick Gray – 104 miles
  30. Allen Wrinkle – 102 miles
  31. Thomas Skinner – 102 miles
  32. Gina Chupka – 102 miles
  33. John Sharp – 102 miles
  34. Shane Tucker – 101 miles
  35. Sandy Geisel – 100 miles
  36. Mike Delang – 100 miles
  37. Christopher Knight – 98 miles
  38. Gregg Ellis – 98 miles
  39. Fred Davis III – 95 miles
  40. Richard Westbrook – 94 miles
  41. Joshua Swink – 93 miles
  42. Tom Dekornfield – 93 miles
  43. Joe Ninke – 92 miles
  44. Christian McMahon – 92 miles
  45. Ben Herron – 92 miles
  46. Bill Haecker – 92 miles
  47. Curt Chambers – 92 miles
  48. Dale Rucker – 92 miles
  49. Ronald Trignano – 91 miles
  50. Jseph Kowalski – 91 miles
  51. Johnny Adams – 91 miles
  52. Shelly Mack – 90 miles
  53. Lynda Webber – 89 miles
  54. Sergio Bianchini – 89 miles
  55. Don Winkley – 89 miles
  56. Ally Gregory – 88 miles
  57. John Price – 84 miles
  58. Gilbert Gray – 83 miles
  59. Remy Brandefalk – 83 miles
  60. Jameelah Abdul-Rahim – 82 miles
  61. Dallas Smith – 82 miles
  62. John Rasmussen – 82 miles
  63. Richard McKnight – 82 miles
  64. Paul Heckert – 82 miles
  65. Troy Johnson – 81 miles
  66. Cathie Johnson – 81 miles
  67. Jay Hamilton – 77 miles
  68. Tim Loudermilk – 75 miles
  69. Tony Varney – 71 miles
  70. Ann Kerkman – 71 miles
  71. Garry Price – 70 miles
  72. Diane Taylor – 69 miles
  73. Terrie Wurzbacher – 69 miles
  74. Ben Pennington – 68 miles

DID NOT FINISH (6): Sue Scholl mile 107, Brian Pickett mile 78, Betty Holder 56 miles, Michael Melton mile 54, Amanda McMahon mile 45, Larry Phillips mile 39

Vol State 500K Day 3 Shane Tucker Hits Mile 100 - Run It Fast

Shane Tucker hits mile 100 of The Vol State 500K.

Day 3 Vol State 500K Gregg Ellis Road Food - Run It Fast

The fuel of uncrewed runner Gregg Ellis getting back on the road.

Greg Armstrong Vol State 500K Bench of Despair - Run It Fast

“These words don’t even come close to describing what lies ahead… We took a left at despair yesterday and are headed straight into purgatory!” – Shelley Armstrong (Greg’s wife)

Day 3 Vol State 500K Steven Smith with Bill Baker and Diane Bolton

2013 finisher Diane Bolton caught up with Steven Smith (who looks barely awake/alive) and his crewman Bill Baker.

Day 3 Vol State 500K Gregg Ellis Mile 100 - Run It Fast

Gregg Ellis hits mile 100 of the Vol State 500K. 214 more miles to go!

Day 3 Vol State 500K Welcome to Lexington by Cathie Johnson - Run it Fast

The locals in Lexington, TN welcome Troy and Cathie Johnson to town!

Greg Armstrong 2015 Vol State Run It Fast Shirt

Race leader Greg Armstrong, sporting the Run It Fast colors, during a very hot and exposed part of the Vol State 500K as he approaches Lewisburg, TN.

Laz’s Day 3 Mid-Day Report:

nothing is decided, yet

so greg did not have the night he had hoped for,

neither did johan.

but, the gap between them closed by half.

5 miles apart,

they fight on into the heat of day 3.

fegys took the lead in the chasing pack.

but ebel, corino, van wolde, and dobrawalski are all within 8 miles.

nothing has been decided amongst them.

 

day 3 stretches out in front of us.

undefined, as yet.

a story as yet unwritten.

laz

“Vol State Day 3. 35 miles competed. 116 total. Some logistical issues and the hottest day yet made me decide to call it for the day. It was awesome passing the 100 mark. Thanks to everyone for following along” – Shane Tucker

“It’s funny taking showers and putting same ole nasty clothes back on. Kinda defeats the purpose. ‪#‎smellinglikeagoat‬” – Gregg Ellis

“Raw inner thigh. Triple ointment & Band Aid. Then body glide. Law makes you wear shorts ” – Dallas Smith

“Hoping for a big 45 mile day at Vol State 500k. Everything feels good, mentally great, blisters have been a nonissue, heat is totally reasonable, lots and lots of fun ‪#‎runitfast‬” – Ben Pennington

At about 2:30pm race time, Greg Armstrong was at mile 196, 5 miles short of Lewisburg, TN. He’s fighting to get out of purgatory.

“Fortunately the only part of me that hurt are my feet. But its nonstop and feels like a bunch of piranha with razor sharp teeth are nibbling on my soles. Any recommendations of what I can do for them? Massage helps but unfortunately Mike won’t agree to give me a piggy back the rest of the way while massaging them at the same time.” – Sandy Geisel

Lisa Van Wolde and Marylou Corino Day 3 Vol State 500K Waterfall - Run It Fast

And the Canadians (current female leaders) Marylou Corino and Lisa Van Wolde ventured off road to find a waterfall to relax in for a few moments. It sounds a bit like a Bill Baker fantasy but this is reality around Natchez Trace Parkway (m157) the halfway point.

Steven Smith and Francesca Muccini have teamed up, running very strong today with over 35 miles, and are currently at mile 144 in Hohenwald, TN.

Day 3 Vol State 500K Marylou Corino and Laz Lake - Run It Fast

Marylou Corino with VS500K creator Lazarus Lake!

Run It Fast Vol State Steven Smith Francesca Muccini Diane Bolton

RIF member Diane Bolton caught up with fellow RIF members Steven Smith and Francesca Muccini who have teamed up to put miles down together in the back of Bill Baker’s truck.

Day 3 Vol State 500K Karen Jackson and Bo Millwood - Run It Fast

Karen Jackson and Bo Millwood had a Payday candy bar for lunch. They continue forward…

Dallas Smith is very close to mile 100 of the race and less than 10 miles from Parsons, TN.

Two more DNF’s as John Rasmussen calls it in Lexington m92 and Marcia Rasmussen calls it in Linden m125. Marcia was third female this morning at the 48 hour check in. So if all else has held then Francesca will be in 3rd behind Lisa and Marylou. Last report on Francesca is that she was moving well with Steven Smith.

60 hour standings coming shortly!!

Updated 60 hour standings below for 67 runners. 5 runners did not report mileage yet at 7:30pm check in. Will update when it becomes available.

60 Hour standings now fully updated and complete with all runners!

Greg Armstrong came back from the dead and is currently at 214 miles at 60 hours. He put a couple miles on Johan Steene who is 12 miles back at 202. John Fegyveresi continues to be strong and make up ground and is in third place with 177 miles.

For the women the combo of Lisa Van Wolde and Marylou Corino have 168 miles. Francesca Muccini is 8 miles back at 160 miles and running strong.

60 Hour Vol State 500K Standings 7:30pm Saturday, July 11th (72 Running, 8 DNFs)

  1. Greg Armstrong – 214 miles (16 miles behind of course record pace)
  2. Johan Steene – 202 miles
  3. John Fegyveresi – 177 miles
  4. Lisa Van Wolde – 168 miles (F)
  5. Marylou Corino – 168 miles (F)
  6. Jeremy Ebel – 168 miles
  7. Jay Dobrowalski – 160 miles
  8. Steven Smith – 160 miles
  9. Francesca Muccini – 160 miles (F)
  10. Michael Callans – 144 miles
  11. Nathan Dewall – 139 miles
  12. James Adams – 136 miles
  13. Thomas Alm – 134 miles
  14. Sal Coll – 131 miles
  15. Jeffrey Stephens – 131 miles
  16. Tim Purol – 131 miles
  17. Bill Haecker – 131 miles
  18. David Lettieri – 131 miles
  19. Joe Ninke – 128 miles
  20. Bo Millwood – 128 miles
  21. Karen Jackson – 128 miles
  22. Andrea Stewart – 125 miles
  23. Jeff McGonnell – 125 miles
  24. Edward Masuoka – 124 miles
  25. Lisa Hazlett – 124 miles
  26. Rick Gray – 124 miles
  27. Sherry Meador – 122 miles
  28. Scott Krouse – 122 miles
  29. Ben Herron – 120 miles
  30. Caleb Nolen – 118 miles
  31. Shane Tucker – 116 miles
  32. Thomas Skinner – 115 miles
  33. Shelly Mack – 115 miles
  34. Mike Delang – 112 miles
  35. Sandy Geisel – 112 miles
  36. Joshua Swink – 112 miles
  37. Timothy Daily – 112 miles
  38. Christopher Knight – 110 miles
  39. Tom Dekornfield – 110 miles
  40. Joseph Kowalski – 109 miles
  41. Ronald Trignano – 109 miles
  42. Don Winkley – 109 miles
  43. Gregg Ellis – 108 miles
  44. Paul Heckert – 108 miles
  45. Allen Wrinkle – 108 miles
  46. Gina Chupka – 108 miles
  47. John Sharp – 108 miles
  48. Fred Davis III – 107 miles
  49. Johnny Adams – 107 miles
  50. Lynda Webber – 107 miles
  51. Sergio Bianchini – 107 miles
  52. Dallas Smith – 107 miles
  53. Timothy Dailey – 105 miles
  54. Ally Gregory – 104 miles
  55. Gilbert Gray – 104 miles
  56. Remy Brandefalk – 104 miles
  57. Richard McKnight – 100 miles
  58. Jameelah Abul-Rahim – 98 miles
  59. Jay Hamilton – 98 miles
  60. Tim Loudermilk – 98 miles
  61. Christian McMahon – 93 miles
  62. Curt Chambers – 93 miles
  63. John Price – 93 miles
  64. Dale Rucker – 92 miles
  65. Troy Johnson – 92 miles
  66. Cathie Johnson – 92 miles
  67. Ben Pennington – 85 miles
  68. Garry Price – 83 miles
  69. Diane Taylor – 82 miles
  70. Terrie Wurzbacher – 82 miles
  71. Troy Varney – 81 miles
  72. Ann Kerkman – 81 miles

DID NOT FINISH (8): Marcia Rasmussen mile 125, Sue Scholl mile 107, John Rasmussen mile 92, Brian Pickett mile 78, Betty Holder 56 miles, Michael Melton mile 54, Amanda McMahon mile 45, Larry Phillips mile 39

Run It Fast members in bold.

“Today we stopped in Lexington,TN. Ribs still painful, cannot sneeze or cough without a sharp pain. We are heading out at 1:00 am to get miles without all the 94 degree sun.” – Troy Johnson

“Great support out here from the people of Tennessee! They’ve been awesome. We call ‘em road angels, they will appear out of nowhere with a cold bottle of water n snacks just when you needed it.
All the runners are great too. Everybody is pulling for each other. We are all in the same boat. The heat, blisters, rashes, dehydration, heat exhaustion you name it.
Vol State is a brotherhood” – Gregg Ellis

Laz’s Midday Update:

mid day update

a rare connection with the internet at midday.

 

there have been no more calls for the meat wagon.

 

so I can pass on what was happening just a while ago…

greg was past the bench of despair at 0905 this morning.

he had a tough night,

but is moving well again….or was.

I haven’t heard how he is doing since the day started to heat up.

he had opened back up a 10 mile lead on johan.

but johan had been forced to take a stop

to deal with some very personal chafing issues.

the gritty swede was back on the road and running strong.

I am not sure how he does it,

because it has not been as cool as his hottest training day in Stockholm

since the race started.

there is a huge gap back to fegy.

fegy seems to have seized control of third place.

he is at least 6 or 8 miles up on Jeremy ebel.

but we all know how quickly things can change at the vol state.

Jeremy had been leapfrogging with the canadiennes

(corino and van woldt)

until they took a long sit down break for lunch

(in tall chigger grass)

while I was coming up to Jeremy

I saw a van pull over.

a woman got out and walked around to pull an ice cold coke

out of the back seat

(I assume she had a cooler)

with jeremy about 3 miles into a 15-20 mile empty stretch

that had to be a godsend.

certainly has changed since my days in the vol state.

we were happy if cars just did not run us over!

steven smith and jay dobrawalski were nowhere to be seen

between the canadiennes and Hohenwald,

altho I could have easily missed them if they were ducked in somewhere.

I think it is more likely they are holed up till the heat breaks.

it is already about 95 up here in Hohenwald.

and this is high country,

among the coolest parts of the course.

I bet it is hell back on the alluvial plains

and up ahead in the Nashville basin.

 

laz

“Saturday, Parsons, MM 107

Hit the road at 3:06 this morning. Stopped at 7:46 just now, nearly 17 hours on the road. It was a brutal day on broad roads with no shade.

I used 3 hours to go 7 miles! I stood in utter, astonished disbelief. But it was true. A crossroads where I actually was completely fixed my position. I’d gone only 7 miles since leaving Lexington over 3 hours earlier.

Forget all the rules. This race rips the heart out of running. I was walking, only, to give my quads a chance to heal from yesterday’s damage – they felt hot and feverish. Still how can you walk that slow?

All my clothes are wet. I sit in a towel wrap. No sit-down meal today. About to eat a can of chili because mart didn’t have Beanee Weanees.

Positive note: During that darkest of trudges, numerous Road Angels offered both cold goodies and simple human kindness. That helped.” – Dallas Smith

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