Day 5: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Metcalvary Rising

Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA now has 5 days in the bag. Friday is always a low mileage day for most teams and runners before the weekend splurge. Of course this formula held true today with the exception of Rev ‘EPO’ Run that was wonderful once again. As far as the mortal teams, The Metcalvary made a strong charge with the most miles amongst the mortals. They are now knocking on the door of second place overall. The Grapes of Rath have really been humming along nicely the last two days as well.  All the numbers and highlights below.

The Top 6 Teams on Day 5

  1. Rev Run – 176.89
  2. The Metcalvary – 141.21
  3. Grapes of Rath – 132.68
  4. Tuck n’ Stroll – 122.60
  5. Crowe Bars – 121.36

Link to the Google Map showing where each team is on it’s Race Across the USA

Race Across the USA Overall Standings (daily total)

  1. Rev Run – 931.26 miles (176.89)
  2. Mojo Rising – 693.32 miles (100.26)
  3. The Metcalvary – 687.86 miles (141.21)
  4. Grapes of Rath – 669.41 (132.68)
  5. Crowe Bars – 652.90 miles (121.36) +1
  6. Trip 2 My Lou – 649.26 miles (113.80) -1
  7. Tuck ‘n Stroll – 627.64 miles (122.60)
  8. Alfa’s Omegas – 574.21 miles (93.85)
  9. Kicking Glass – 551.46 miles (97.83)
  10. The Beetroots – 544.80 miles (106.17) +1
  11. Peers One – 541.97 miles (98.20) -1
  12. Eli’s PR Ice – 506.96 miles (96.96)

New York City to Santa Monica Pier Distance: 2,907.00 Miles

Elva Matamoros is the Race Across the USA’s Peak Performer of the day with 33.56 miles for the Grapes of Rath.

Top 10 Miles of the Day

  1. Lisa Devona (REV) – 36.99
  2. Elva Matamoros (GOR) – 33.56
  3. Randy Broadway (MET) – 31.66
  4. Steve Troxel (CB) – 31.50
  5. Francesca Muccini (ELI) – 30.05
  6. Ximena Kriete (TNS) – 29.05
  7. Marylou Corino (LOU) – 25.00
  8. Chris Clemens (GOR) – 24.30
  9. Emily Ryan (REV) – 22.77
  10. Alfa Severino (AO) – 22.60

The Day’s Quick Team-by-Team Recaps

REV RUN- Day 5: 176.89 Miles (1st) – 1st overall

Train kept a rollin’ all night long. Lisa Devona kept her Floridian hot streak going into Day 5 with 36.99 miles. Emily Ryan was strong with 22.77 miles and Steve Snyder landed on 21.15 without busting. Sherry Meador also cracked open a 20.07 today, which was also her 115,331 lifetime mile on Tennessee asphalt.

The team is currently in the Harpeth Hills of Tennessee after a quick stop for some Prince’s Nashville Hot Chicken. No word if team captain, Steve Kerr was able to talk Prince’s into a team discount.

RR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Lisa Devona – 36.99 miles
  2. Emily Ryan – 22.77 miles
  3. Steve Snyder – 21.15 miles

MOJO RISING- Day 5: 100.26 Miles (8th) – 2nd overall

Mojo falling fast after a strong start to the race. They were led by Lindsay Phenix’s 22.21 miles and hope to rise up out of the ashes tomorrow to a better result. JR Reynolds, always solid, put down 15.63 miles in the rain. The Skins remain in second place, but not by much, as The Metcalvary is charging towards them.

The team is currently in Learn, Pond, Tennessee.

MR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Lindsay Phenix – 22.21 miles
  2. JR Reynolds – 15.63 miles
  3. Joshua Holmes – 15.10 miles

THE METCALVARY – Day 5: 141.21 Miles (2nd) – 3rd overall

Everyone contributed today for The Mets, and behind ‘Rowdy’ Randy Broadway’s 31.66 miles they made up substantial ground on 2nd place. Today alone they gained 41 miles on Mojo. Andy Glaze added 21.25 miles and the race had a re-appearance from Heather ‘Double-Dime’ McComb with 20.43 miles. Kelly Tipple added 15.35. The Mets have all the momentum heading into Day 6.

The team is currently in Kodak, Tennessee

MET’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Randy Broadway – 31.66 miles
  2. Andy Glaze – 21.25 miles
  3. Heather McComb – 20.43 miles

GRAPES OF RATH – Day 5: 132.68 Miles (3rd) – 4th overall

GOR is on a mission. After a slow start they have found their groove. Today they were led by Elva Matamoros and her 33.56 miles. Tom Orr delivered 18.10 miles, and Chris Clemens covered 24.30 miles. Saturday could be very interesting for GOR. If they have a super strong day they could all the way to 2nd at the rate Mojo has fallen off the last two days.

The team is currently in Blue Hole Spring, Tennessee.

GOR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Elva Matamoros – 33.56 miles
  2. Chris Clemens – 24.30 miles
  3. Tom Orr – 18.10 miles

CROWE BARS – Day 5: 121.36 Miles (5th) – 5th overall

We are a couple days away from 50K’s being renamed to ’50 Troxel’s.’ Steve with a brilliant 31.50 miles once again for the Bars. Marj Mitchell, who has really shined this week contributed a massive 20.24 miles. Rookie-to-the-race Amy Hazlewood added 18.06 important miles to her team.

The team is currently in Mohawk, Tennessee.

CB’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Steve Troxel – 31.50 miles
  2. Marj Mitchell – 20.24 miles
  3. Amy Hazlewood – 18.06 miles

TRIP 2 MY LOU – Day 5: 113.80 Miles (6th) – 6th overall

Lou is now playing leap frog with the Crowe Bars, and Crowe did the leaping on Friday. Lou was led on Friday by team captain Marylou Corino’s 25.00 miles. Tennesseans Christy Brewer and Jeremy Kluttz almost 38 miles combined.

The team is currently in Lick Branch, Tennessee.

LOU’S Top Performers of the Day

  1. Marylou Corino – 25.00 miles
  2. Christy Brewer – 19.32 miles
  3. Jeremy Kluttz – 18.51 miles

TUCK N’ STROLL – Day 5: 122.60 Miles (4th) – 7th overall

The women brought it for TNS on Friday behind Ximena Kriete (29.05 miles), Jess Britt (16.01), and Donna Bullington (15.01). They had a 4th place finish on the day with everyone contributing to the cause. Tuck has put together a strong 3-day run.

They are currently in Jearoldstown, Tennessee.

TNS’s Top Performers of the Day.

  1. Ximena Kriete – 29.05 miles
  2. Jess Britt – 16.01 miles
  3. Donna Bullington – 15.01 miles

ALFA’S OMEGAS – Day 5: 93.85 Miles (12th) – 8th overall

Team captain Alfa Severino sets the example for this team every day, and she did again today with 22.60 miles. She had solid contributions from Kelly Paul (13.56 miles) and Houston Wolf (12.59). However, the team opted to be the Omegas for the day.

The team is currently in first place of the teams not in Tennessee. Their current location is Meadowview, Virginia.

AO’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Alfa Severino – 22.60 miles
  2. Kelly Paul – 13.56 miles
  3. Houston Wolf – 12.59 miles

KICKING GLASS – Day 5: 97.83 Miles (10th) – 9th overall

For both of our cross country races, Tiffani Glass has given it her all for both her teams the entire way. She was great once again with 21.13 miles today. Lisa ‘No Photo Available’ Van Wolde was a steady sidekick with 15.20 miles. Barry ‘Rocketman’ Reece added 15 as well.

The team is currently in Goodpasture Hollow, Virginia.

KG’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Tiffani Glass – 21.13 miles
  2. Lisa Van Wolde – 15.20 miles
  3. Barry Reece – 15.12 miles

THE BEETROOTS – Day 5: 106.17 Miles (7th) – 10th overall

The Roots after an early week ‘beetdown’ have responded in an inspirational way. Today they were led by Brenda Cross with 20.91 miles. Amy Costa broke 20 with 20.09, and Glenn Richardson contributed a half marathon’s worth. The Roots jumped up a spot in passing Peers One.

The team is currently in Atkins, Virginia.

BR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Brenda Cross – 20.91 miles
  2. Amy Costa – 20.09 miles
  3. Glenn Richardson- 13.15 miles

PEERS ONE- Day 5: 98.20 Miles (9th) – 11th overall

The other McComb, Wayne McComb, broke out his old Louisville Slugger from deep in his closet to lay down 17.59 miles. Las Vegas native Karla Kent assisted the team with 17.30 miles, and team captain Rich Peers was good for 16.04 miles.

The team is currently in Retreat, Virginia. (no jokes please!)

PR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Wayne McComb – 17.59 miles
  2. Karla Kent – 17.30 miles
  3. Rich Peers – 16.04 miles

ELI’S P.R. ICE – Day 5: 96.96 Miles (11th) – 12th overall

In ancient Greek lore double-96’s are good luck. This could be a good sign for PR Ice heading into the weekend. They might be in the rear, but they did have the 11th most miles on the day. Francesca Muccini led the team with 30.05 miles. Team captain Melissa Price laid down her 15-spot, and Brittany Aussieker had 12.67.

The team is currently in Last, Place.

ELI’S Top Performers of the Day

  1. Francesca Muccini – 30.05 miles
  2. Melissa Price – 15.00 miles
  3. Brittany Aussieker – 12.67 miles

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Joshua Holmes has completed 325 marathons/ultramarathons while running 100+ miles 62 including races such as the Badwater 135 (9x), Western States 100, The Last Annual Vol State 500K (4x). He is the founder of Run It Fast, the most driven club on the planet. His favorite races to date are the Vol State 500K, Badwater 135, Barkley Fall Classic, Catalina Eco Marathon, Chimera 100, Across The Years, Savage Gulf Trail Marathon, Strolling Jim 40 Miler, Tunnel Hill 100, RUTS, EC100 and the Flying Monkey Marathon in his home state of Tennessee. Follow @bayou Follow @joshuaholmes on Instagram

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