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Beth Hosick The Rock Vol State 500K 2018

Day 10 – Vol State 500K – Run It Fast Members Update (2018)

Our 14th Run It Fast member Beth Hosick has finished The Vol State 500K in 9:01:23:48. Beth who lives in Lexington, Tennessee, which is mile 92 of the course, was crewed by her husband Chris Hosick.

It’s got to be hard to keep on during this event when you live on the course and could easily return to the comforts of home, but Beth persisted past Lexington and relentlessly, day by day, pushed towards The Rock. Congrats to Beth.

Overall Top Finishers – tracker
1. Grant Maughan – 3:22:02:59 – 314 Miles – KING OF THE ROAD
2. Rhoda Smoker – 4:12:05:35 – 314 Miles – First Female to The Rock (3rd fastest female time ever)
3. Andrea Kooiman – 4:14:40:59 – 314 Miles (2nd Female, 4th fastest female time ever) RIF
4. Brian Trinkle – 4:19:59:23 – 314 Miles
5. Alan Abbs – 4:19:59:40 – 314 Miles
6. Regina Sooey – 4:20:27:54 – 314 Miles (3rd female)
7. Rich Flint – 5:00:19:35 – 314 Miles
8. Douglas Long – 5:01:17:13 – 314 Miles
9. J.T. Hardy – 5:01:19:13 – 314 Miles
10. Tim Purol – 5:11:45:45 – 314 Miles
11. Kimberly Durst – 5:19:06:50 – 314 Miles (4th female)
12. Rob Greer – 5:20:41:40
13. Carl Kidwell – 5:21:28:14
14. Cathy Downes – 5:21:28:59 (5th female) RIF
15. Bo Millwood – 5:21:43:43
16. James Fleming – 6:00:34:51
17. Terry Bonnett – 6:07:04:36
18. Lisa Van Wolde – 6:07:13:11 RIF
19. Steven Smith – 6:07:30:09 RIF
20. Seth Crowe – 6:09:05:45 RIF
21. Seth Wolpin – 6:09:55:16
22. Chris Clemens – 6:15:34:57 RIF
23. Ben Yancey – 6:18:37:39
24. Chad Burgess – 6:23:20:06
25. Rebecca Gartell – 6:23:20:28
26. Ken Chappell – 6:22:44:59
27. Jim Halsey – 7:01:35:07
28. Eric Houser – 7:03:13:34
29. Sherry Meador – 7:04:00:40 RIF
30. Anastasia Hutchings – 7:04:01:04
31. Sal Coll – 7:04:01:57 RIF
32. Cary Long – 7:06:24:24 RIF
33. David Nichols – 7:06:39:29 RIF
34. Ray Krolewicz – 7:06:54:32
35. Angie White – 7:10:30:41
36. Kelly Shaer – 7:10:31:19
37. Rob Donkersloot – 7:11:56:04
38. Sergio Bianchini – 7:18:55:10
39. Rick Lehto – 7:18:55:56
40. Kendra Schoffstall – 7:20:32:36 RIF
41. Harold Donnelly – 7:21:02:20
42. Danny Warren – 7:22:34:17
43. Bernadette Dubois – 7:23:51:30
44. Natalia Harrison – 7:23:52:52
45. Shenoa Creer – 8:03:13:33
46. Polly Choate – 8:03:32:30
47. Jameelah Abudul-Rahim Musaahid – 8:04:25:04
48. Tasha Holland – 8:05:52:42
49. Cathy Nevans – 8:07:07:03
50. David Oglesby – 8:07:08:14 RIF
51. Ruth Cunningham – 8:08:42:20
52. Janet Duncan – 8:09:57:53
53. Sharon Carver – 8:10:59:02 RIF
54. Laurie Matecki – 8:11:17:33
55. Cherie McCafferty – 8:13:47:34
56. Ray Baum – 8:14:30:22
57. Clay Vick – 8:15:03:21
58. Karen Heath – 8:15:37:35
59. Colin Heath – 8:15:38:02
60. Michael Crenshaw – 8:16:14:45
61. Rhonda-Marie Parke – 8:16:25:10
62. BJ Timoner – 8:16:54:37
63. Jeff Russell – 8:18:22:57
64. Sarah Oliver – 8:18:23:36
65. Veronica Johnson – 9:00:05:53
66. Beth Hosick – 9:01:23:48 RIF
67. Pamela Smith – 9:02:14:38
68. Sean Halstead – 9:02:34:36
69. Fran Libasci – 9:02:35:46
70. Carol Manwaring – 9:04:16:53
71. Jeff Manwaring – 9:04:17:24
72. Tim Nelson – 9:05:59:54
73. Andrea Lynn Sloan – 9:06:00:40
74. Lisa McFadden – 9:06:32:49
75. Tim Hardy – 9:07:30:48
76. Terrie Wurzbacher – 9:08:36:33
77. Garry Price – 9:16:46:50
78. Edward Masuoka – 9:16:47:07
79. Juliet Brundige – 9:19:23:48
80. Richard Westbrook – 9:20:03:54
LINK TO FULL RESULTS

Congrats to Andrea, Cathy, Lisa, Steven, Seth, Chris, Sherry, Sal, Cary, David, Kendra, David, Sharon, Beth and the other seven Run It Fast members who started this race.

Run It Fast Members at LAVS Results
Andrea Casella Kooiman – 4:14:40:59
Cathy Downes – 5:21:28:59
Lisa Van Wolde – 6:07:13:11
Steven Smith – 6:07:30:09
Seth Crowe – 6:09:05:45
Chris Clemens – 6:15:34:57
Sherry Meador – 7:04:00:40
Sal Bill Coll – 7:04:01:57
Cary Long – 7:06:24:24
David Nichols – 7:06:39:29
Kendra Fields Schoffstall – 7:20:32:36
David Oglesby – 8:07:08:14
Sharon Carver – 8:10:59:02
Beth Ann Russell Hosick – 9:01:23:48

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Sharon Carver The Rock Vol State 500K 2018

Day 9 – Vol State 500K – Run It Fast Members Update (2018)

Congrats to Jackson, Tennessee’s David Oglesby on reaching The Rock to finish the prestigious Last Annual Vol State 500K.

I met David at local 5K’s in Jackson 8+ years ago and dubbed him ‘5K Dave’ because that’s where I would always see him. He then delved into the dark side and ran a half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon, 100 miler, and now a 314 mile ultra from Missouri all the way to Georgia.

From this day forward ‘5K Dave’ is now ‘500K Dave.’

He is the fifth Jacksonian to ever complete the Vol State 500K and was the 50th finisher. 5, 50, 500.

You define what Run It Fast is all about, David. That relentless attitude to give it all. He was also one of RIF’s very first members being RIF #19.

Run It Fast’s Sharon Carver had never gone further than 40 miles before starting LAVS as a unscrewed runner. She had her highs and lows throughout the race along with her doubts but her positive spirit carried her 314 miles to The Rock where she finished in 8:10:59:02. A new personal long by +274 miles. Congrats, Sharon.

Overall Top Finishers – tracker
1. Grant Maughan – 3:22:02:59 – 314 Miles – KING OF THE ROAD
2. Rhoda Smoker – 4:12:05:35 – 314 Miles – First Female to The Rock (3rd fastest female time ever)
3. Andrea Kooiman – 4:14:40:59 – 314 Miles (2nd Female, 4th fastest female time ever) RIF
4. Brian Trinkle – 4:19:59:23 – 314 Miles
5. Alan Abbs – 4:19:59:40 – 314 Miles
6. Regina Sooey – 4:20:27:54 – 314 Miles (3rd female)
7. Rich Flint – 5:00:19:35 – 314 Miles
8. Douglas Long – 5:01:17:13 – 314 Miles
9. J.T. Hardy – 5:01:19:13 – 314 Miles
10. Tim Purol – 5:11:45:45 – 314 Miles
11. Kimberly Durst – 5:19:06:50 – 314 Miles (4th female)
12. Rob Greer – 5:20:41:40
13. Carl Kidwell – 5:21:28:14
14. Cathy Downes – 5:21:28:59 (5th female) RIF
15. Bo Millwood – 5:21:43:43
16. James Fleming – 6:00:34:51
17. Terry Bonnett – 6:07:04:36
18. Lisa Van Wolde – 6:07:13:11 RIF
19. Steven Smith – 6:07:30:09 RIF
20. Seth Crowe – 6:09:05:45 RIF
21. Seth Wolpin – 6:09:55:16
22. Chris Clemens – 6:15:34:57 RIF
23. Ben Yancey – 6:18:37:39
24. Chad Burgess – 6:23:20:06
25. Rebecca Gartell – 6:23:20:28
26. Ken Chappell – 6:22:44:59
27. Jim Halsey – 7:01:35:07
28. Eric Houser – 7:03:13:34
29. Sherry Meador – 7:04:00:40 RIF
30. Anastasia Hutchings – 7:04:01:04
31. Sal Coll – 7:04:01:57 RIF
32. Cary Long – 7:06:24:24 RIF
33. David Nichols – 7:06:39:29 RIF
34. Ray Krolewicz – 7:06:54:32
35. Angie White – 7:10:30:41
36. Kelly Shaer – 7:10:31:19
37. Rob Donkersloot – 7:11:56:04
38. Sergio Bianchini – 7:18:55:10
39. Rick Lehto – 7:18:55:56
40. Kendra Schoffstall – 7:20:32:36 RIF
41. Harold Donnelly – 7:21:02:20
42. Danny Warren – 7:22:34:17
43. Bernadette Dubois – 7:23:51:30
44. Natalia Harrison – 7:23:52:52
45. Shenoa Creer – 8:03:13:33
46. Polly Choate – 8:03:32:30
47. Jameelah Abudul-Rahim Musaahid – 8:04:25:04
48. Tasha Holland – 8:05:52:42
49. Cathy Nevans – 8:07:07:03
50. David Oglesby – 8:07:08:14 RIF
51. Ruth Cunningham – 8:08:42:20
52. Janet Duncan – 8:09:57:53
53. Sharon Carver – 8:10:59:02 RIF
54. Laurie Matecki – 8:11:17:33
55. Cherie McCafferty – 8:13:47:34
56. Ray Baum – 8:14:30:22
57. Clay Vick – 8:15:03:21
58. Karen Heath – 8:15:37:35
59. Colin Heath – 8:15:38:02
60. Michael Crenshaw – 8:16:14:45
LINK TO FULL RESULTS

216 Hour Run It Fast at LAVS Check-In Update
Andrea Casella Kooiman – 4:14:40:59
Cathy Downes – 5:21:28:59
Lisa Van Wolde – 6:07:13:11
Steven Smith – 6:07:30:09
Seth Crowe – 6:09:05:45
Chris Clemens – 6:15:34:57
Sherry Meador – 7:04:00:40
Sal Bill Coll – 7:04:01:57
Cary Long – 7:06:24:24
David Nichols – 7:06:39:29
Kendra Fields Schoffstall – 7:20:32:36
David Oglesby – 8:07:08:14
Sharon Carver – 8:10:59:02
Beth Ann Russell Hosick – 301

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Sal Coll Sherry Meador Kimball Vol State 500K 2018

Day 8 – Vol State 500K – Run It Fast Members Update (2018)

The past 24 hours, day 8, delivered five more Run it Fast members to The Rock of the Vol State 500K. Congrats to Sherry Meador, Sal Coll, Cary Long, David Nichols, and Kendra Schoffstall on fishing this iconic race.

Overall Top Finishers – tracker
1. Grant Maughan – 3:22:02:59 – 314 Miles – KING OF THE ROAD
2. Rhoda Smoker – 4:12:05:35 – 314 Miles – First Female to The Rock (3rd fastest female time ever)
3. Andrea Kooiman – 4:14:40:59 – 314 Miles (2nd Female, 4th fastest female time ever) RIF
4. Brian Trinkle – 4:19:59:23 – 314 Miles
5. Alan Abbs – 4:19:59:40 – 314 Miles
6. Regina Sooey – 4:20:27:54 – 314 Miles (3rd female)
7. Rich Flint – 5:00:19:35 – 314 Miles
8. Douglas Long – 5:01:17:13 – 314 Miles
9. J.T. Hardy – 5:01:19:13 – 314 Miles
10. Tim Purol – 5:11:45:45 – 314 Miles
11. Kimberly Durst – 5:19:06:50 – 314 Miles (4th female)
12. Rob Greer – 5:20:41:40
13. Carl Kidwell – 5:21:28:14
14. Cathy Downes – 5:21:28:59 (5th female) RIF
15. Bo Millwood – 5:21:43:43
16. James Fleming – 6:00:34:51
17. Terry Bonnett – 6:07:04:36
18. Lisa Van Wolde – 6:07:13:11 RIF
19. Steven Smith – 6:07:30:09 RIF
20. Seth Crowe – 6:09:05:45 RIF
21. Seth Wolpin – 6:09:55:16
22. Chris Clemens – 6:15:34:57 RIF
23. Ben Yancey – 6:18:37:39
24. Chad Burgess – 6:23:20:06
25. Rebecca Gartell – 6:23:20:28
26. Ken Chappell – 6:22:44:59
27. Jim Halsey – 7:01:35:07
28. Eric Houser – 7:03:13:34
29. Sherry Meador – 7:04:00:40 RIF
30. Anastasia Hutchings – 7:04:01:04
31. Sal Coll – 7:04:01:57 RIF
32. Cary Long – 7:06:24:24 RIF
33. David Nichols – 7:06:39:29 RIF
34. Ray Krolewicz – 7:06:54:32
35. Angie White – 7:10:30:41
36. Kelly Shaer – 7:10:31:19
37. Rob Donkersloot – 7:11:56:04
38. Sergio Bianchini – 7:18:55:10
39. Rick Lehto – 7:18:55:56
40. Kendra Schoffstall – 7:20:32:36
41. Harold Donnelly – 7:21:02:20
42. Danny Warren – 7:22:34:17
43. Bernadette Dubois – 7:23:51:30
44. Natalia Harrison – 7:23:52:52
LINK TO FULL RESULTS

Expected to reach The Rock in the next 24 hours from RIF are David Oglesby and Sharon Carver. They have both been consistent and strong.  We then expect Beth Hosick to reach The Rock sometime tomorrow night or the following morning. They are all going to get there though.

192 Hour Run It Fast @ LAVS Check-In
Andrea Casella Kooiman – 4:14:40:59
Cathy Downes – 5:21:28:59
Lisa Van Wolde – 6:07:13:11
Steven Smith – 6:07:30:09
Seth Crowe – 6:09:05:45
Chris Clemens – 6:15:34:57
Sherry Meador – 7:04:00:40
Sal Bill Coll – 7:04:01:57
Cary Long – 7:06:24:24
David Nichols – 7:06:39:29
Kendra Fields Schoffstall – 7:20:32:36
David Oglesby – 297
Sharon Carver – 290
Beth Ann Russell Hosick – 268

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Sharon Carver Bench of Despair Vol State 500K 2018

Day 7 – Vol State 500K – Run It Fast Members Update (2018)

Day 7 of The Last Annual Vol State 500K brought many more finishers to The Rock including Run It Fast members Lisa Van Wolde (6:07:13:11), Steven Smith (6:07:30:09), Seth Crowe (6:09:05:45), and Chris Clemens (6:6:15:34:57).

It’s the first finish for both Seth and Chris. Lisa was the first female to The Rock in 2015. This year she ran crewed and completed her 2nd finish. Grizzled vet Steven finished this gaunt for the 4th time.

Overall Top Finishers – tracker
1. Grant Maughan – 3:22:02:59 – 314 Miles – KING OF THE ROAD
2. Rhoda Smoker – 4:12:05:35 – 314 Miles – First Female to The Rock (3rd fastest female time ever)
3. Andrea Kooiman – 4:14:40:59 – 314 Miles (2nd Female, 4th fastest female time ever) RIF
4. Brian Trinkle – 4:19:59:23 – 314 Miles
5. Alan Abbs – 4:19:59:40 – 314 Miles
6. Regina Sooey – 4:20:27:54 – 314 Miles (3rd female)
7. Rich Flint – 5:00:19:35 – 314 Miles
8. Douglas Long – 5:01:17:13 – 314 Miles
9. J.T. Hardy – 5:01:19:13 – 314 Miles
10. Tim Purol – 5:11:45:45 – 314 Miles
11. Kimberly Durst – 5:19:06:50 – 314 Miles (4th female)
12. Rob Greer – 5:20:41:40
13. Carl Kidwell – 5:21:28:14
14. Cathy Downes – 5:21:28:59 (5th female) RIF
15. Bo Millwood – 5:21:43:43
16. James Fleming – 6:00:34:51
17. Terry Bonnett – 6:07:04:36
18. Lisa Van Wolde – 6:07:13:11 RIF
19. Steven Smith – 6:07:30:09 RIF
20. Seth Crowe – 6:09:05:45 RIF
LINK TO FULL RESULTS

Eight RIF members remain on the road as they continue to show grit and determination to finish. 21 members started. 7 have withdrawn from the race.

168 Hour Run It Fast @ LAVS Check-In
Andrea Casella Kooiman – 4:14:40:59
Cathy Downes – 5:21:28:59
Lisa Van Wolde – 6:07:13:11
Steven Smith – 6:07:30:09
Seth Crowe – 6:09:05:45
Chris Clemens – 6:15:34:57
Cary Long – 303
Sherry Meador – 298
Sal Bill Coll – 298
David Nichols – 290
Kendra Fields Schoffstall – 270
David Oglesby – 256
Sharon Carver – 244

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‘s Market Vol State 500K 2018

Day 6 – Vol State 500K – Run It Fast Members Update (2018)

Many finishers have reached The Rock of The Last Annual Vol State 500K over the last 24 hours including Run It Fast’s own Cathy ‘Happy Pace’ Downes. Cathy finished in a time of 5 days 21 hours 28 minutes 59 seconds.

Other finishers over the past 24 hours include Rich Flint, Douglas Long, J.T. Hardy, Tim Purol, Kimberly Durst, Rob Greer, Carl Kidwell, Bo Millwood, and James Fleming.

On a sad note two Vol State 500K legends bowed out of the race during this same time, RIF’s Juli Aistars at mile 223 and John Price at The Bench of Despair 184.

Overall Vol State 500K Top Finishers – tracker
1. Grant Maughan – 3:22:02:59 – 314 Miles – KING OF THE ROAD
2. Rhoda Smoker – 4:12:05:35 – 314 Miles – First Female to The Rock (3rd fastest female time ever)
3. Andrea Kooiman – 4:14:40:59 – 314 Miles (2nd Female, 4th fastest female time ever)
4. Brian Trinkle – 4:19:59:23 – 314 Miles
5. Alan Abbs – 4:19:59:40 – 314 Miles
6. Regina Sooey – 4:20:27:54 – 314 Miles (3rd female)
7. Rich Flint – 5:00:19:35 – 314 Miles
8. Douglas Long – 5:01:17:13 – 314 Miles
9. J.T. Hardy – 5:01:19:13 – 314 Miles
10. Tim Purol – 5:11:45:45 – 314 Miles
11. Kimberly Durst – 5:19:06:50 – 314 Miles (4th female)
12. Rob Greer – 5:20:41:40
13. Carl Kidwell – 5:21:28:14
14. Cathy Downes – 5:21:28:59 (5th female)
15. Bo Millwood – 5:21:43:43
16. James Fleming – 6:00:34:51
LINK TO FULL RESULTS

Here is where all our Run It Fast Members stood as of the 144 Hour Check-In.  Congrats again to Cathy.

144 Hour Run It Fast @ LAVS Check-In
Andrea Casella Kooiman – 4:14:40:59
Cathy Downes – 5:21:28:59
Lisa Van Wolde – 294
Steven Smith – 294
Seth Crowe – 286
Chris Clemens – 274
Cary Long – 260
Sherry Meador – 249
Sal Bill Coll – 249
David Nichols – 244
Kendra Fields Schoffstall – 229
David Oglesby – 224
Beth Ann Russell Hosick – 206
Sharon Carver – 204

21 Run It Fast members started, 14 remain. Best of luck as you continue to pursue The Rock.

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David Oglesby Bench of Despair VS500K 2018

Day 5 – Vol State 500K – Run It Fast Members Update (2018)

Day 5 action at The Vol State 500K saw Rhoda Smoker come from 12 miles back at the 96-hour check in to become the First Female to The Rock for 2018. Rhoda got to The Rock in 4 days 12 hours 5 minutes 35 seconds which is the 3rd fastest time in VS500K history for a woman.

She was on a pretty regimented sleep schedule that had her sleeping during the nights and getting up early in the mornings to run throughout the entire day until early evening where she would then bunker down again. It worked well as it kept her miles really strong/fast, and got her the rest she needed.

Smoker passed RIF #404 Andrea Kooiman around mile 290 to take the lead. Andrea went on to finish strong, just a couple hours behind Rhoda, with a time of 4 days 14 hours 40 minutes 59 seconds which is the 4th fastest female finish in race history. Congrats to Andrea on an amazing performance and to her crew of Jill Williams and David Pharr (guest day 1 cameo by Marylou Corino and day 5 Sonja Beck).

Regina Sooey who leap frogged for the lead and with the top two finishing women throughout the first 4 days faded on day 5 but still managed to secure third place female with at me of

Two unscrewed men Brian Trinkle and Alan Abbs had a sprint finish to The Rock with Brian barely edging out Alan to take second place with a time of 4:19:59:23. Alan finished just 17 seconds back of Brian.

Overall Top Finishers – tracker
1. Grant Maughan – 3:22:02:59 – 314 Miles – KING OF THE ROAD
2. Rhoda Smoker – 4:12:05:35 – 314 Miles – First Female to The Rock (3rd fastest female time ever)
3. Andrea Kooiman – 4:14:40:59 – 314 Miles (4th fastest female time ever)
4. Brian Trinkle – 4:19:59:23 – 314 Miles
5. Alan Abbs – 4:19:59:40 – 314 Miles
6. Regina Sooey – 4:20:27:54 – 314 Miles
7. Rich Flint – 5:00:19:35 – 314 Miles
8. Douglas Long – 5:01:17:13 – 314 Miles
9. J.T. Hardy – 5:01:19:13 – 314 Miles

120 Hour Check-In for Run It Fast @ LAVS 500K
Andrea Casella Kooiman – 4:14:40:59 – 314 Miles
Cathy Downes – 261 Miles
Lisa Van Wolde – 244 Miles
Steven Smith – 244 Miles
Seth Crowe – 239 Miles
Chris Clemens – 231 Miles
Juli Aistars – 216 Miles
Cary Long – 216 Miles
Sherry Meador – 212 Miles
David Nichols – 201 Miles
Sal Bill Coll – 201 Miles
Kendra Fields Schoffstall – 196 Miles
David Oglesby – 185 Miles
Beth Ann Russell Hosick – 185 Miles
Sharon Carver – 179 Miles

108 Hour Check-In for Run It Fast @ LAVS 500K
Andrea Casella Kooiman – 307
Cathy Downes – 231
Lisa Van Wolde – 223
Steven Smith – 223
Seth Crowe – 223
Chris Clemens – 204
Juli Aistars – 196
Cary Long – 196
Sherry Meador – 194
Kendra Fields Schoffstall – 185
David Nichols – 179
David Oglesby – 179
Sal Bill Coll – 179
Sharon Carver – 164
Beth Ann Russell Hosick – 164

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Grant Maughan with Crew Rock VS 500K 2018

Day 4 – Vol State 500K – Run It Fast Members Update (2018)

There is a new King of the Road at The Last Annual Vol State 500K. Australia’s Grant Maughan took over the reign after finishing in under four days with a time of 3 days 22 hours 2 minutes and 59 seconds. It’s the 6th fastest time in the race’s history. Congrats and all hail the new King Dingofish. (full story on King Dingofish)

Overall Top 3 Men – tracker
1. Grant Maughan – 3:22:02:59 – 314 Miles – KING OF THE ROAD
2. Alan Abbs – 264 miles (uncrewed)
3. Brian Trinkle – 264 miles (uncrewed)

On the women’s side the top three women continue to stay all over each other with some minor leap frogging throughout the day and night. First place female and second place overall currently is Andrea Kooiman with 274 miles at the 96 hour check in. She is seven miles ahead of Regina Sooey (267 miles), and Rhoda Smoker (262 miles) is very close in 3rd currently.

Overall Top 3 Women – tracker
1. Andrea Kooiman – 274 miles (63 miles last 24 hours)
2. Regina Sooey – 267 miles (54 miles last 24 hours)
3. Rhoda Smoker – 262 miles (66 miles last 24 hours)

Of the 21 Run It Fast Members who started the race 15 remain on their mission to The Rock.

The top women from RIF remaining are Andrea (274 miles), Cathy Downes (212 miles), and Lisa Van Wolde (200 miles).

On the men’s side for RIF Steven Smith (200 miles), Seth Crowe (191 miles), and Chris Clemens (179 miles) have the highest tallies through 4 days.

96 Hour (4-Day) Check-In Run It Fast @ Vol State 500K – tracker

Andrea Casella Kooiman – 274
Cathy Downes – 212
Lisa Van Wolde – 200
Steven Smith – 200
Seth Crowe – 191
Chris Clemens – 179
Juli Aistars – 175
Cary Long – 175
Sherry Meador – 175
David Nichols – 167
David Oglesby – 153
Sal Bill Coll – 153
Sharon Carver – 150
Beth Ann Russell Hosick – 144
Kendra Fields Schoffstall – 144
Diane Taylor – DNF 107

We lost both of The Diane’s to the road as Diane Durden and Vol State legend Diane Taylor exited the race. Sad to see the D’s call it.

84 Hour Check-In RIF @ Vol State 500K – 7:30Pm/July 15, 2018
Andrea Casella Kooiman – 234
Cathy Downes – 179
Lisa Van Wolde – 179
Steven Smith – 179
Seth Crowe – 179
Juli Aistars – 164
Chris Clemens – 163
Cary Long – 161
David Nichols – 144
Sherry Meador – 144
Kendra Fields Schoffstall – 144
David Oglesby – 138
Sal Bill Coll – 132
Sharon Carver – 131
Beth Ann Russell Hosick – 125
Diane Durden – DNF 111
Diane Taylor – 104

Day 3 – Vol State 500K – Run It Fast Members Update (2018)
Day 2 – Vol State 500K – Run It Fast Members Update (2018)
Day 1 – Vol State 500K – Run It Fast Members Update (2018)

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Andrea Kooiman Bench of Despair Vol State 500K 2018

Day 3 – Vol State 500K – Run It Fast Members Update (2018)

Day 3 of The Last Annual Vol State has come to a close with Run IT Fast members continuing to be relentless and driven towards The Rock. We did lose Rachael Howard at mile 102 in Darden.

At the top of the race Grant Maughan continues to pull away and is now at mile 239 at 72 hours. Second place currently is held by Regina Sooey at 213 miles, followed by RIF’s Andrea Kooiman at 211 miles as those two women along with Rhoda Smoker, currently at 196 continue to put down nearly identical miles daily and have been basically tied at ever evening check-in.

Kooiman last night battled wild dogs, coyotes, her shadow, and at one point picked up a wild kitten and put in her pack for several miles before having her super-crew Jill Williams returning it back to where she had picked it up.

The Top unscrewed runner remains race veteran Alan Abbs who is at 198 miles.

Overall Top 3 Men
1. Grant Maughan – 239 miles
2. Alan Abbs – 198 miles (uncrewed)
3. Brian Trinkle – 194 miles (uncrewed)

Overall Top 3 Women
1. Regina Sooey – 213 miles
2. Andrea Kooiman – 211 miles
3. Rhoda Smoker – 196 miles

72 Hour RIF @ LAVS UPDATE (tracker):
Andrea Casella Kooiman – 211
Cathy Downes – 164
Lisa Van Wolde – 158
Steven Smith – 158
Seth Crowe – 145
Juli Aistars – 142
Chris Clemens – 136
Cary Long – 136
Sherry Meador – 130
Kendra Fields Schoffstall – 123
Sharon Carver – 121
Sal Bill Coll – 113
David Oglesby – 113
Beth Ann Russell Hosick – 109
Diane Durden – 96
Diane Taylor – 92

The Diane’s continue to push this field forward from behind and are ahead of the cut-off pace.

Cary Long, who has been battling severe chaffing to his coin purse has resorted to placing Maxi-Pads on them and he swears it’s been the cure-all of all cure-alls. He swears by them now.

I saw an armadillo get squished by a car that had to choose between the two of us. Blood and leprosy squirting everywhere”

We, along with about 20 other runners, unofficially adopted a black lab as a companion running dog. Of course, he almost got us killed as he ran into the road, and a trailer truck swerved to miss it and nearly took us out instead!!”

Keep this group in your thoughts as they continue to battle the elements, wildlife, former wildlife, and their own demons to push on towards The Rock.

Day 2 – Vol State 500K – Run It Fast Members Update (2018)
Day 1 – Vol State 500K – Run It Fast Members Update (2018)

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Kevin Gerteisen David Nichols VS500K 2018

Day 2 – Vol State 500K – Run It Fast Members Update (2018)

Day 2 is always brutal at the Vol State 500K. The excitement and adrenaline is gone, the sun is hotter and brighter, and the miles are slower….and slower…and slower. It even had a shocker as 3x King of the Road RIF Greg Armstrong dropped from the race at mile 113 just past Parsons, TN. This left the Australian Grant Maughan with the lead and at the end of day 2 (48 Hours) Grant had accumulated 162 miles.

On the women’s side there was a change overnight as Regina Sooey, who was 1 mile behind of Andrea Kooiman, at the 36 hour check in, took over the lead at the 48 hour check in with 159 miles. Amazing performance so far as she seems to be getting stronger and is second overall to Grant just by 3 miles.

Kooiman had a strong second day as well putting down 63 miles and currently resides at 154 miles for 3rd overall/2nd female.

Other notable mentions are Cathy Downs who put down a very strong 50 miles on day 2 and is currently at 117 miles and is 5th female. Steven Smith continues to use his VS experience to move up the leaderboard as does former King Juli Aistars.

Cary Long, despite his comedy show tapings of death, continues to impress with actual numbers as he is at 107 miles. The Double D(iane)’s keep pushing the field forward from behind with 70/71 miles. If Seth Crowe would have had a few more dimes for Sandy he might be a bit further down the road as well. However, without Sandy he’s put down an impressive 105 miles.

David Nichols is at a cool 102 miles as well after some Armour from RIF Kevin Gerteisen, who after DNFing has remained on the course to help and crew other runners. Bravo!

The Double Diane’s (D’s) Diane Taylor and Diane Durden continue to push the field from behind with 71 and 70 miles.

Sadly we lost Tom Orr to the Meat Wagon this morning. That leaves 18 of the 21 RIF members who started the race in contention for The Rock.

Run It Fast Members @ LAVS
48 Hour Totals (miles) – tracker
Andrea Casella Kooiman – 154 (3rd overall/2nd female)
Cathy Downes – 117 (5th female)
Steven Smith – 113
Lisa Van Wolde – 113
Juli Aistars – 107
Cary Long – 107
Seth Crowe – 105
Rachael Anderson – 102
David Nichols – 102
Chris Clemens – 99
Sherry Meador – 92
Kendra Fields Schoffstall – 92
Sharon Carver – 82
Beth Ann Russell Hosick – 82
David Oglesby – 82
James Tom Orr – DNF 82
Sal Bill Coll – 77
Diane Durden – 71
Diane Taylor – 70
DNF’s: Kevin Gerteisen 57, Greg Armstrong 113, Tom Orr 82

The road is long and hard…cleansing and rewarding. Great work by everyone that remains on the long road to The Rock.

Day 1 – Vol State 500K – Run It Fast Members Update (2018)

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Sharon Carver Vol State 500K 2018

Day 1 – Vol State 500K – Run It Fast Members Update (2018)


The brutal heat and humidity of The Last Annual Vol State 500K introduced all 114 starters to the crawl of this historic race on Thursday morning.

Our Run It Fast – Club had 21 members of the 114 that boarded the ferry to start the race including former ‘King of the Road’ winners Greg Armstrong (3x) and Juli Aistars.

After three wins crewed, Greg is running unscrewed this year and took off with the lead right off the bat. He had 66 miles at the 12 hour check in and added another 37 miles before the 24 hour check-in. He currently leads Australian badass Grant Maughan, who summited Mt. Everest a handful of weeks ago. Grant is just 4 miles back of Greg’s 103 miles.

On the women’s side Pennsylvania native Rhoda Smoker led most of the day with Andrea Kooiman less than 5 miles behind. At the 12 hour check in Rhoda was at 54 miles with Kooiman just 2 miles back. Smoker went down for sleep in McKenzie as Andrea pushed throughout the night to mile 92 in Lexington by the 24 hour check in. She is currently the female leader and 1 mile ahead of the second place female Regina Sooey.

So at 24 hours both the men and women’s race was currently led by Run It Fast members. The rest of the RIF members had a strong day as well as documented below. Last year’s runner-up Kevin Gerteisen, battling what is being reported as kidney stones, had to drop from the race at mile 57.

24 Hour RIF LAVS Update (tracking link)
Greg Armstrong – 103 (first overall)
Andrea Casella Kooiman – 92 (first female)
Lisa Van Wolde – 75
Steven Smith – 71
Chris Clemens – 67
Cathy Downes – 67
Rachael Anderson – 65
Juli Aistars – 62
Cary Long – 62
Sherry Meador – 57
Kevin Gerteisen – DNF 57 (possible kidney stones)
Sharon Carver – 56
David Nichols – 56
Kendra Fields Schoffstall – 56
Seth Crowe – 54
Sal Bill Coll – 50
Diane Durden – 48
Beth Ann Russell Hosick – 41
David Oglesby – 40
James Tom Orr – 40
Diane Taylor – 40

All members still in the race are well ahead of the minimum miles needed pace.

Day two is usually the hardest for all Vol Staters as the reality of the distance remaining sets in, the adrenaline is gone, and you feel the pain from your head to your blistered toes with every step.

Many RIF members from the area showed up on the course to encourage everyone including Dallas Smith, JR Reynolds, Danny Crossett, Jennifer Hall, Eryn Tyner, Josh Tyner, Leigh Carr, and others.

Best of luck to all 21 RIF members and all the runners still remaining on the course.

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