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Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (thru November 2016)

Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (thru November 2016)

Deo Jaravata and Joshua Holmes at Nanny Goat 2015 - Run It Fast

One month left of The Extreme Racer Competition. November brought in 2,172 miles for the month and 23,703 miles total for the year! This update is through the end of November. First place has quite the lead but the competition is close between others in the overall Top 10. Looking for races to enter? Be sure to check out the Run It Fast – Club Race Discounts in the Facebook group.

Leading the women is RIF #525 Karen Vollan with 3,053.5 points. Second place, RIF #473 Teal Clark with 990.95 points. Coming in third place is RIF #410 Marylou Corino with 957.6 points.

Leading the men is RIF #190 John Kent Leighton with 1,792.85 points. Second place, RIF #279 George Southgate with 1,593.1 points. Coming in third place is RIF  #387 Steven Smith  with 1,322.6 points..

Here are the standings through November:

Extreme Racer Top Ten Leaderboard

  1. Karen Vollan – 3053.5 points (RIF #525)
  2. John Kent Leighton – 1792.85 points (RIF #190)
  3. George Southgate – 1593.1 points (RIF #279)
  4. Steven Smith – 1322.6 points (RIF #387)
  5. Mark McCaslin – 1226.7 points (RIF #486)
  6. Teal Clark – 990.95 points (RIF #473)
  7. Mike Samuelson – 959 points (RIF #282)
  8. Marylou Corino – 957.6 points (RIF #410)
  9. Joshua Holmes – 862.4 points (RIF #1)
  10. Diane Bolton – 848.85 points (RIF #159)

 

Extreme Racer Women’s Leaderboard

  1. Karen Vollan – 3053.5 points (RIF #525)
  2. Teal Clark – 990.95 points (RIF #473)
  3. Marylou Corino – 957.6 points (RIF #410)
  4. Diane Bolton – 848.85 points (RIF #159)
  5. Andrea Kooiman – 727.9 points (RIF #404)
  6. Tiffani Glass – 534.32  points (RIF #328)
  7. Kit Brazier – 530.58 points (RIF #548)
  8. Patricia Klein – 497.8 points (RIF #450)
  9. Robin Brunet – 489.53 points (RIF #564)
  10. Maricris Beauchamp – 436.08 points (RIF #518)
  11. Christy Bowers – 395.3 points (RIF #60)
  12. Cheryl Bryll – 379.4 points (RIF #432)
  13. Jill Williams – 213.1 points (RIF #521)
  14. Marj Mitchell – 196.7 points (RIF #4)
  15. Suzanne Michelson – 191.2 points (RIF #280)
  16. Shannon Miller – 124.8 points (RIF #338)
  17. Michelle Lenahan – 114.4 points (RIF #283)
  18. Jennifer Liles-Dorris – 99.9 points (RIF #398)
  19. Michelle Talbott – 99.7 points (RIF #527)
  20. Erin Goetz – 92 points (RIF #443)
  21. Candice Graciano – 77.9 points (RIF #545)
  22. Lisa Gonzales – 51.7 points (RIF #5)
  23. Daniela Obregon – 30 points (RIF #49)
  24. Robin Crouch – 29.3 points (RIF #208)
  25. Angie Whitworth Pace – 29.3 points (RIF #447)

Extreme Racer Men’s Leaderboard

  1.  John Kent Leighton – 1792.85 points (RIF #190)
  2.  George Southgate – 1593.1 points (RIF #279)  
  3.  Steven Smith – 1322.6 points (RIF #387)
  4.  Mark McCaslin – 1226.7 points (RIF #486)
  5.  Mike Samuelson – 959 points (RIF #282)
  6.  Joshua Holmes – 862.4 points (RIF #1)
  7.  Sal Coll – 711.55 points (RIF #425)
  8.  Shane Tucker – 706.5 points (RIF #337)
  9.  Denis McCarthy – 508.17 points (RIF #263)
  10.  Chuck Engle – 463.15 points (RIF #70)
  11.  Jeff Liu – 423.8 points (RIF #275)
  12.  Seth Crowe – 379.7 points (RIF #541)
  13.  Michael Dasalla – 319.42 points (RIF #411)
  14.  Scotty Winston – 276.4 points (RIF #364)
  15.  Andy Noise – 245.2 points (RIF #570)
  16.  Michael SK Mortensen – 204 points (RIF #553)
  17.  David Mickelsen – 142.4 points (RIF #164)
  18.  Shane Beck – 120.3 points (RIF #585)
  19.  Rich Peers – 107.2 points (RIF #591)
  20.  Karl Studtmann – 78.6 points (RIF #221)
  21.  Stewart Crouch – 42.4 points (RIF #89)
  22.  Arland Blanton – 26.2 points (RIF #290)

Long distance training can be a positive and constructive form of selfishness. After all, once you’re at the starting line, you’re there by yourself. No one can run a single step for you. No one can jump in and help you. No one but you can make the decisions about what to do to keep going. It’s all up to you.” -John Bingham, running speaker and writer

[Extreme Racer points are awarded per each racing mile completed. Example: marathon = 26.2 points, half marathon 13.1 points, etc.]

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Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (thru September 2016)

Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (thru September 2016)

Run It Fast Born to Run Pre Race

Fall is here and we are in the last quarter of The Extreme Racer Competition. September brought in 1,876 miles for the month and 19,809 miles total for the year! This update is through the end of September. First place has quite the lead but the competition is close between others in the overall Top 10. Don’t forget to update your points for October as soon as your October  races are finished. Looking for races to enter? Be sure to check out the Run It Fast – Club Race Discounts in the Facebook group.

Leading the women is RIF #525 Karen Vollan with 2,415.1 points. Second place, RIF #473 Teal Clark with 801.35 points. Coming in third place is RIF #410 Marylou Corino with 705 points.

Leading the men is RIF #190 John Kent Leighton with 1,452.25 points. Second place, RIF #387 Steven Smith  with 1,322.6 points. Coming in third place is RIF #279 George Southgate with 1,278.4 points..

Here are the standings through September:

Extreme Racer Top Ten Leaderboard

  1. Karen Vollan – 2415.1 points (RIF #525)
  2. John Kent Leighton – 1452.25 points (RIF #190)
  3. Steven Smith – 1322.6 points (RIF #387)
  4. George Southgate – 1278.4 points (RIF #279)
  5. Mark McCaslin – 885.3 points (RIF #486)
  6. Mike Samuelson – 830.4 points (RIF #282)
  7. Teal Clark – 801.35 points (RIF #473)
  8. Sal Coll – 711.55 points (RIF #425)
  9. Marylou Corino – 705 points (RIF #410)
  10. Diane Bolton -704.7 points (RIF #159)

 

Extreme Racer Women’s Leaderboard

  1. Karen Vollan – 2415.1 points (RIF #525)
  2. Teal Clark – 801.35 points (RIF #473)
  3. Marylou Corino – 705 points (RIF #410)
  4. Diane Bolton – 704.7 points (RIF #159)
  5. Andrea Kooiman – 589.8 points (RIF #404)
  6. Patricia Klein – 497.8 points (RIF #450)
  7. Robin Brunet – 481.76 points (RIF #564)
  8. Kit Brazier – 447.28 points (RIF #548)
  9. Maricris Beauchamp – 436.08 points (RIF #518)
  10. Tiffani Glass – 382.62  points (RIF #328)
  11. Cheryl Bryll – 379.4 points (RIF #432)
  12. Christy Bowers – 301.05 points (RIF #60)
  13. Suzanne Michelson – 191.2 points (RIF #280)
  14. Marj Mitchell – 170.5 points (RIF #4)
  15. Shannon Miller – 124.8 points (RIF #338)
  16. Jill Williams – 118.3 points (RIF #521)
  17. Michelle Lenahan – 114.4 points (RIF #283)
  18. Jennifer Liles-Dorris – 99.9 points (RIF #398)
  19. Michelle Talbott – 99.7 points (RIF #527)
  20. Erin Goetz – 92 points (RIF #443)
  21. Candice Graciano – 77.9 points (RIF #545)
  22. Lisa Gonzales – 51.7 points (RIF #5)
  23. Daniela Obregon – 30 points (RIF #49)
  24. Robin Crouch – 29.3 points (RIF #208)
  25. Angie Whitworth Pace – 29.3 points (RIF #447)

 

Extreme Racer Men’s Leaderboard

  1.  John Kent Leighton – 1452.25 points (RIF #190)
  2.  Steven Smith – 1322.6 points              (RIF #387)
  3.  George Southgate – 1278.4 points (RIF #279)
  4.  Mark McCaslin – 885.3 points (RIF #486)
  5.  Mike Samuelson – 830.4 points (RIF #282)
  6.  Sal Coll – 711.55 points (RIF #425)
  7.  Joshua Holmes – 593.9 points (RIF #1)
  8.  Denis McCarthy – 508.173 points (RIF #263)
  9.  Shane Tucker – 494 points (RIF #337)  
  10.  Chuck Engle – 463.15 points (RIF #70)
  11.  Jeff Liu – 423.8 points (RIF #275)
  12.  Scotty Winston – 276.4 points (RIF #364)
  13.  Andy Noise – 245.2 points (RIF #570)
  14.  Michael Dasalla – 232.22 points (RIF #411)
  15.  Seth Crowe – 227.4 points (RIF #541)
  16.  Michael SK Mortensen – 204 points (RIF #553)
  17.  David Mickelsen – 142.4 points (RIF #164)
  18.  Shane Beck – 120.3 points (RIF #585)
  19.  Rich Peers – 107.2 points (RIF #591)
  20.  Karl Studtmann – 78.6 points (RIF #221)
  21.  Stewart Crouch – 42.4 points (RIF #89)
  22.  Arland Blanton – 26.2 points (RIF #290)


“Racing teaches us to challenge ourselves. It teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go.It helps us to find out what we are made of. This is what we do. This is what it’s all about.” ~Patti Sue Plummer, US Olympian

[Extreme Racer points are awarded per each racing mile completed. Example: marathon = 26.2 points, half marathon 13.1 points, etc.

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Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (thru August 2016)

Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (thru August 2016)

Run It Fast Vol State Steven Smith Francesca Muccini Diane Bolton

As summer draws to an end The Extreme Racer Competition is really heating up. August brought in 1,257 miles for the month and 17,781 miles total for the year! This update is through the end of August. First place is off and not looking back but the competition is still pretty close between a few others in the overall Top 10. Don’t forget to update your points for September as soon as your September  races are finished. Looking for races to enter? Be sure to check out the Run It Fast – Club Race Discounts in the Facebook group.

Leading the women is RIF #525 Karen Vollan with 1,991.1 points. Second place, RIF #473 Teal Clark with 722.75 points. Coming in third place is RIF #410 Marylou Corino with 601.9 points.

Leading the men is RIF #190 John Kent Leighton with 1235.3 points. Second place, RIF #387 Steven Smith  with 1200.2 points. Coming in third place is RIF #279 George Southgate with 1148.8 points..

Here are the standings through August:

Extreme Racer Top Ten Leaderboard

  1. Karen Vollan – 1991.1 points (RIF #525)
  2. John Kent Leighton – 1235.3 points (RIF #190)
  3. Steven Smith – 1200.2 points (RIF #387)
  4. George Southgate – 1148.8 points (RIF #279)
  5. Mark McCaslin – 885.3 points (RIF #486)
  6. Teal Clark – 722.75 points (RIF #473)
  7. Sal Coll – 711.55 points (RIF #425)
  8. Mike Samuelson – 638 points (RIF #282)
  9. Marylou Corino – 601.9 points (RIF #410)
  10. Joshua Holmes -567.7 points (RIF #1)

 

Extreme Racer Women’s Leaderboard

  1. Karen Vollan – 1991.1 points (RIF #525)
  2. Teal Clark – 722.75 points (RIF #473)
  3. Marylou Corino – 601.9 points (RIF #410)
  4. Diane Bolton – 560.4 points (RIF #159)
  5. Patricia Klein – 497.8 points (RIF #450)
  6. Andrea Kooiman – 489.8 points (RIF #404)
  7. Kit Brazier – 447.28 points (RIF #548)
  8. Maricris Beauchamp – 403.63 points (RIF #518)
  9. Tiffani Glass – 337.79 points (RIF #328)
  10. Cheryl Bryll – 277 points (RIF #432)
  11. Christy Bowers – 258.65 points (RIF #60)
  12. Robin Brunet – 217.4 points (RIF #564)
  13. Suzanne Michelson – 191.2 points (RIF #280)
  14. Marj Mitchell – 131.2 points (RIF #4)
  15. Shannon Miller – 124.8 points (RIF #338)
  16. Michelle Lenahan – 114.4 points (RIF #283)
  17. Jennifer Liles-Dorris – 99.9 points (RIF #398)
  18. Michelle Talbott – 99.7 points (RIF #527)
  19. Erin Goetz – 92 points (RIF #443)
  20. Jill Williams – 82.3 points (RIF #521)
  21. Lisa Gonzales – 51.7 points (RIF #5)
  22. Candice Graciano – 48.6 points (RIF #545)
  23. Daniela Obregon – 30 points (RIF #49)
  24. Robin Crouch – 29.3 points (RIF #208)
  25. Angie Whitworth Pace – 29.3 points (RIF #447)


Extreme Racer Men’s Leaderboard

  1. John Kent Leighton – 1235.3 points (RIF #190)
  2. Steven Smith – 1200.2 points (RIF #387)
  3. George Southgate – 1148.8 points (RIF #279)
  4. Mark McCaslin – 885.3 points (RIF #486)
  5. Sal Coll – 711.55 points (RIF #425)
  6. Mike Samuelson – 638 points (RIF #282)
  7. Joshua Holmes – 567.7 points (RIF #1)
  8. Denis McCarthy – 508.173 points (RIF #263)
  9. Shane Tucker – 468.5 points (RIF #337)
  10. Chuck Engle – 463.15 points (RIF #70)
  11. Jeff Liu – 423.8 points (RIF #275)
  12. Scotty Winston – 276.4 points (RIF #364)
  13. Andy Noise – 245.2 points (RIF #570)
  14. Michael Dasalla – 238.42 points (RIF #411)
  15. Michael SK Mortensen – 204 points (RIF #553)
  16. Seth Crowe – 182.6 points (RIF #541)
  17. Shane Beck- 120.3 points (RIF #585)
  18. Rich Peers- 107.2 points (RIF #591)
  19. David Mickelsen – 79.3 points (RIF #164)
  20. Karl Studtmann – 78.6 points (RIF #221)
  21. Stewart Crouch – 42.4 points (RIF #89)
  22. Arland Blanton – 26.2 points (RIF #290)


“Runners just do it – they run for the finish line even if someone else has reached it first.” ~Author Unknown

[Extreme Racer points are awarded per each racing mile completed. Example: marathon = 26.2 points, half marathon 13.1 points, etc.

 

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Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (thru July 2016)

Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (thru July 2016)

Deo Jaravata, Yolanda Holder, Andrea Kooiman, Joshua Holmes before the Catalina Eco Marathon

The Extreme Racer Competition is now in the second half of the year and still going strong. July brought in 1,615 miles for the month and 16,101 miles total for the year! This update is through the end of July. First place has a pretty good lead but the competition is still pretty close between a few others in the overall Top 10. Don’t forget to update your points for August as soon as your August races are finished. Looking for races to enter? Be sure to check out the Run It Fast – Club Race Discounts in the Facebook group.

Leading the women is RIF #525 Karen Vollan with 1,752.7 points. Second place, RIF #473 Teal Clark with 659.1 points. Coming in third place is RIF #410 Marylou Corino with 601.9 points.

Leading the men is RIF #190 John Kent Leighton with 1085.3 points. Second place, RIF #279 George Southgate with 1080.6 points. Coming in third place is RIF #486 Mark McCaslin with 885.3 points.

Here are the standings through July:

Extreme Racer Top Ten Leaderboard

  1. Karen Vollan  –  1752.7 points (RIF #525)
  2. John Kent Leighton  –  1085.3 points (RIF #190)
  3. George Southgate  –  1080.6 points (RIF #279)
  4. Mark McCaslin  –  885.3 points (RIF #486)
  5. Steven Smith  –  840.2 points (RIF #387)
  6. Sal Coll  –  711.55 points (RIF #425)
  7. Teal Clark  –  659.1 points (RIF #473)
  8. Mike Samuelson  –  638 points (RIF #282)
  9. Marylou Corino  –  601.9 points (RIF #410)
  10. Diane Bolton  –  560.4 points (RIF #159)

 

Extreme Racer Women’s Leaderboard

  1. Karen Vollan  –  1752.7 points (RIF #525)
  2. Teal Clark  –  659.1 points  (RIF #473)
  3. Marylou Corino  –  601.9 points (RIF #410)
  4. Diane Bolton  –  560.4 points (RIF #159)
  5. Patricia Klein  –  497.8 points (RIF #450)
  6. Kit Brazier  –  447.28 points (RIF #548)
  7. Andrea Kooiman  –  389.8 points (RIF #404)
  8. Tiffani Glass  –  324.69 points (RIF #328)
  9. Maricris Beauchamp  –  259.7 points (RIF #518)
  10. Christy Bowers  –  246.25 points (RIF #60)
  11. Cheryl Bryll  –  242.2 points (RIF #432)
  12. Robin Brunet  –  217.4 points  (RIF #564)
  13. Suzanne Michelson  –  191.2 points (RIF #280)
  14. Marj Mitchell  –  131.2 points (RIF #4)
  15. Shannon Miller  –  124.8 points (RIF #338)
  16. Michelle Lenahan  –  114.4 points (RIF #283)
  17. Jennifer Liles-Dorris  –  99.9 points (RIF #398)
  18. Michelle Talbott  –  99.7 points (RIF #527)
  19. Erin Goetz  –  92 points (RIF #443)
  20. Jill Williams  –  76.1 points (RIF #521)
  21. Lisa Gonzales  –  51.7 points (RIF #5)
  22. Candice Graciano  –  48.6 points (RIF #545)
  23. Daniela Obregon  –  30 points (RIF #49)
  24. Robin Crouch  –  29.3 points (RIF #208)
  25. Angie Whitworth Pace  –  29.3 points (RIF #447)


Extreme Racer Men’s Leaderboard

  1. John Kent Leighton  –  1085.3 points  (RIF #190)
  2. George Southgate  –  1080.6 points  (RIF #279)
  3. Mark McCaslin  –  885.3 points  (RIF #486)
  4. Steven Smith  –  840.2 points  (RIF #387)
  5. Sal Coll  –  711.55 points  (RIF #425)
  6. Mike Samuelson  –  638 points  (RIF #282)
  7. Joshua Holmes  –  536.7 points  (RIF #1)
  8. Denis McCarthy  –  508.173 points  (RIF #263)
  9. Chuck Engle  –  463.15 points  (RIF #70)
  10. Jeff Liu  –  423.8 points  (RIF #275)
  11. Shane Tucker  –  408.5 points  (RIF #337)
  12. Scotty Winston  –  276.4 points  (RIF #364)
  13. Andy Noise  –  245.2 points  (RIF #570)
  14. Michael SK Mortensen  –  204 points  (RIF #553)
  15. Seth Crowe  –  179.5 points  (RIF #541)
  16. Michael Dasalla  –  105.8 points  (RIF #411)
  17. Karl Studtmann  –  78.6 points  (RIF #221)
  18. David Mickelsen  –  44.3 points  (RIF #164)
  19. Stewart Crouch  –  42.4 points  (RIF #89)
  20. Arland Blanton  –  26.2 points  (RIF #290)


If you want to live, you must walk. If you want to live long, you must run.” ~Jinabhai Navik

[Extreme Racer points are rewarded per each racing mile completed. Example: marathon = 26.2 points, half marathon 13.1 points, etc.

 

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Bart Yasso and Patricia Klein – Run It Fast

Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (thru October 2015)

Bart Yasso and Patricia Klein - Run It Fast

The year is winding down and the standings through October are pretty close on both sides of the gender coin for Run It Fast members. The overall leader is Joshua Holmes with 1,377 points while the current top female is Patricia Klein with 1,024.1 points.

After Holmes, Steven Smith is in 2nd place with 1,269.1 points and in third is John Leighton with 1,259.57 points. Fourth male is the ever steady thoroughbred known as George Southgate with 1,217.2 points.

On the women’s side after Klein, we have Teal Clark of Arkansas with 976.9 points in 2nd place and Diane Bolton in 3rd with 940.76 points. Forth female is Canadian Marylou Corino with 864.9 points.

These standings should change often until the end of the year when we will crown a new Extreme Racer.

Extreme Racer Top 10 Leaderboard
1. Joshua Holmes – 1377 (RIF #1)
2. Steven Smith – 1269.1 (RIF #387)
3. John Kent Leighton – 1259.57 (RIF #190)
4. George Southgate – 1217.2 (RIF #279)
5. Patricia Klein – 1024.1 (RIF #450)
6. Teal Clark – 976.9 (RIF #473)
7. Mark McCaslin – 969 (RIF #486)
8. Ed Ettinghausen – 966.34 (RIF #121)
9. Diane Bolton – 940.76 (RIF #159)
10. Shane Tucker – 924.1 (RIF #337)

Extreme Racer Women’s Leaderboard
1. Patricia Klein – 1024.1 (RIF #450)
2. Teal Clark – 976.9 (RIF #473)
3. Diane Bolton – 940.76 (RIF #159)
4. Marylou Corino – 864.9 (RIF #410)
5. Carol Earles – 864.6 (RIF #287)
6. Cathie Johnson – 811.4 (RIF #507)
7. Andrea Kooiman – 642.8 (RIF #404)
8. Heather Zeigler – 622.58 (RIF #246)
9. Angie Whitworth Pace – 602.7 (RIF #447)
10. Lisa Van Wolde – 505 (RIF #469)
11. Cheryl Bryll – 479.3 (RIF #432)
12. Amanda Staggs – 470.7 (RIF #210)
13. Suzanne Michelson – 446.4 (RIF #280)
14. Belinda Young – 361.4 (RIF #358)
15. Nicole Eldridge – 347 (RIF #446)
16. Leslie Harwell – 339.1 (RIF #417)
17. Tiffani Glass – 291.6 (RIF #328)
18. Christa Baker – 283.2 (RIF #436)
19. Christy Bowers – 277.82 (RIF #60)
20. Christy Scott – 265.4 (RIF #231)
21. Aimee Shilling – 226.9 (RIF #418)
22. Kim Crowe – 218.3 (RIF #245)
23. Lisa Gonzales – 215.1 (RIF #5)
24. Jennifer Hatcher – 202.7 (RIF #323)
25. Alicia Eno – 195.2 (RIF #126)
26. Marj Mitchell – 172.4 (RIF #4)
27. Shannon Miller – 123.1 (RIF #338)
28. Ines Cooper – 120.5 (RIF #448)
29. Erin Goetz – 110.5 (RIF #443)
30. Julia Beavers – 94.2 (RIF #339)
31. Donna Dworak – 92 (RIF #310)
32. Heather Shoemaker – 91.7 (RIF #44)
33. Michelle Bischof – 52.4 (RIF #285)
34. Sue Stephens-Wright – 26.2 (RIF #321)
35. Helen McMullin – 26.2 (RIF #390)
36. Debra Jacildo – 19.1 (RIF #98)
37. Laura Ann Evanoika – 13.1 (RIF #433)

Extreme Racer Men’s Leaderboard
1. Joshua Holmes – 1377 (RIF #1)
2. Steven Smith – 1269.1 (RIF #387)
3. John Kent Leighton – 1259.57 (RIF #190)
4. George Southgate – 1217.2 (RIF #279)
5. Mark McCaslin – 969 (RIF #486)
6. Ed Ettinghausen – 966.34 (RIF #121)
7. Shane Tucker – 924.1 (RIF #337)
8. Troy Johnson – 837.6 (RIF #506)
9. Deo Jaravata – 655.7 (RIF #333)
10. Brian Recore – 573.2 (RIF #395)
11. Denis McCarthy – 550.2 (RIF #263)
12. Ben Herron – 520.9 (RIF #408)
13. Jeff Liu – 373.9 (RIF #275)
14. David Essary – 333.3 (RIF #475)
15. Arland Blanton – 295.8 (RIF #290)
16. Chris Baker – 283.2 (RIF #437)
17. Michael Dasalla – 256.2 (RIF #411)
18. John Sotomayor – 252.2 (RIF #393)
19. Jeff Van Demark – 230.5 (RIF #322)
20. Jeff Le – 183 (RIF #248)
21. Rick Glass – 168.3 (RIF #401)
22. Nathan Bass – 157.9 (RIF #174)
23. Charlie Taylor – 157.2 (RIF #353)
24. Winston Trice – 126 (RIF #29)
25. Stephen Griffin – 97.9 (RIF #48)
26. David Mickelsen – 92.5 (RIF #164)
27. Dennis Arriaga – 63.1 (RIF #140)
28. Mark Ogletree – 41.7 (RIF #247)
29. Robin Robbins – 35.64 (RIF #33)

Things have been interesting all year and the standings have never been constant. The last 3 months will no doubt see many changes and many more numbers added to this already impressive roster of miles. This club continues to inspire all kinds of people all over the world. Keep racing, keep running, keep being awesome!

[Extreme Racer points are rewarded per each racing mile completed. Example: marathon = 26.2 points, half marathon 13.1 points, etc.]

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Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (thru September 2015)

Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (thru September 2015)

Joshua Holmes at Born to Run, photo by Joel Livesey - Run It Fast

It’s hard to believe how fast 2015 has flown by. We are looking towards the end of the year, and the last few months in the Extreme Racer competition for 2015. Even though there are only 3 months left to accrue race points, this time of year brings some of my favorite races, at least in this corner of the world. The Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon, Tunnel Hill 100/50 miler, and RIF’s own Black Diamond 40 miler, Double Black Diamond 40 miler, and Sequoyah series are all taking place in November and each will be a reunion of sorts for many RIF members who plan to attend.

Founder and RIF #1 Joshua Holmes is still in the lead with 1350.8 points. Only 81.7 points behind is RIF #387 Steven Smith with 1269.1 points. Taking third place is RIF #190 John Kent Leighton with 1207.17 points.

The top women seem to be continuously shaking things up. RIF #450 Patricia Klein has taken over first place with 965.7 points. Coming in second place is RIF #473 Teal Clark with 869 points. And in third place is Canadian RIF #410 Marylou Corino with 781.5 points.

Here are the Extreme Racer standings through September:

Extreme Racer Top 10 Leaderboard

1. Joshua Holmes – 1350.8 (RIF #1)
2. Steven Smith – 1269.1 (RIF #387)
3. John Kent Leighton – 1207.17 (RIF #190)
4. George Southgate – 1055 (RIF #279)
5. Ed Ettinghausen – 966.34 (RIF #121)
6. Patricia Klein – 965.7 (RIF #450)
7. Teal Clark – 869 (RIF #473)
8. Mark McCaslin – 869 (RIF #486)
9. Shane Tucker – 840.9 (RIF #337)
10. Marylou Corino – 781.5 (RIF #410)

Extreme Racer Male Leaderboard:

1. Joshua Holmes – 1350.8 (RIF #1)
2. Steven Smith – 1238.1 (RIF #387)
3. John Kent Leighton – 1044.17 (RIF #190)
4. George Southgate – 1055 (RIF #279)
5. Ed Ettinghausen – 966.34 (RIF #121)
6. Mark McCaslin – 869 (RIF #486)
7. Shane Tucker – 780.2 (RIF #337)
8. Deo Jaravata – 655.7 (RIF #333)
9. Brian Recore – 516 (RIF #395)
10. Ben Herron – 513.3 (RIF #408)
11. Denis McCarthy – 419.2 (RIF #263)
12. Jeff Liu – 373.9 (RIF #275)
13. Chris Baker – 283.2 (RIF #437)
14. John Sotomayor – 252.2 (RIF #393)
15. David Essary – 85.5 (RIF #475)
16. Michael Dasalla – 216.9 (RIF #411)
17. Arland Blanton – 195.8 (RIF #290)
18. Jeff Van Demark – 175.7 (RIF #322)
19. Jeff Le – 183 (RIF #248)
20. Rick Glass – 168.3 (RIF #401)
21. Charlie Taylor – 157.2 (RIF #353)
22. Nathan Bass – 125.5 (RIF #174)
23. Winston Trice – 126 (RIF #29)
24. Stephen Griffin – 97.9 (RIF #48)
25. David Mickelsen – 92.5 (RIF #164)
26. Dennis Arriaga – 63.1 (RIF #140)
27. Mark Ogletree – 41.7 (RIF #247)
28. Robin Robbins – 35.64 (RIF #33)

Extreme Racer Female Leaderboard

1. Patricia Klein – 965.7 (RIF #450)
2. Teal Clark – 869 (RIF #473)
3. Marylou Corino – 781.5 (RIF #410)
4. Carol Earles – 759.8 (RIF #287)
5. Diane Bolton – 736.76 (RIF #159)
6. Andrea Kooiman – 642.8 (RIF #404)
7. Heather Zeigler – 517.78 (RIF #246)
8. Lisa Van Wolde – 505 (RIF #469)
9. Cheryl Bryll – 453.1 (RIF #432)
10. Angie Whitworth Pace – 450.3 (RIF #447)
11. Belinda Young – 448.6 (RIF #358)
12. Suzanne Michelson – 394 (RIF #280)
13. Nicole Eldridge – 357 (RIF #446)
14. Amanda Staggs – 340.1 (RIF #210)
15. Leslie Harwell – 339.1 (RIF #417)
16. Christa Baker – 283.2 (RIF #436)
17. Christy Scott – 265.4 (RIF #231)
18. Tiffani Glass – 251.3 (RIF #328)
19. Christy Bowers – 247.57 (RIF #60)
20. Aimee Shilling – 226.9 (RIF #418)
21. Kim Crowe – 218.3 (RIF #245)
22. Alicia Eno – 195.2 (RIF #126)
23. Lisa Gonzales – 178.9 (RIF #5)
24. Marj Mitchell – 156.2 (RIF #4)
25. Shannon Miller – 123.1 (RIF #338)
26. Ines Cooper – 120.5 (RIF #448)
27. Erin Goetz – 103.4 (RIF #443)
28. Julia Beavers – 94.2 (RIF #339)
29. Donna Dworak – 92 (RIF #310)
30. Heather Shoemaker – 91.7 (RIF #44)
31. Jennifer Hatcher – 81.7 (RIF #323)
32. Michelle Bishof – 52.4 (RIF #285)
33. Sue Stephens-Wright – 26.2 (RIF #321)
34. Helen McMullin – 26.2 (RIF #390)
35. Debra Jacildo – 19.1 (RIF #98)
36. Laura Ann Evanoika – 13.1 (RIF #433)

 

Things have been interesting all year and the standings have never been constant. The last 3 months will no doubt see many changes and many more numbers added to this already impressive roster of miles. This club continues to inspire all kinds of people all over the world. Keep racing, keep running, keep being awesome!

[Extreme Racer points are rewarded per each racing mile completed. Example: marathon = 26.2 points, half marathon 13.1 points, etc.]

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Steven Smith – Silverton Challenge 2015 – Run It Fast

Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (thru August 2015)

Steven Smith - Silverton Challenge 2015 - Run It Fast

Finally, we are beginning to see some cooler temperatures blowing in. Summer is slipping away and Autumn is making its appearance. Autumn is my favorite season. It brings with it not only cooler weather, but beautiful colors, warm flavors, crisp air, fun holidays and great races, too. And there are only a few months left in the year to accrue race miles and battle for the top spot in the Extreme Racer competition.

Having recently finished the Wasatch 100 and successfully attaining a victory in the “Slamwater” challenge (a combination of the Grand Slam of 100’s and Badwater 135 in the same summer), Run It Fast’s founder and leader RIF #1 Joshua Holmes is leading the men with 1250.8 points. However, RIF #387 Steven Smith is hot on his heels in second place with 1238.1 points after winning the Silverton Challenge 6-Day, only a 12.7 point difference. RIF #279 George Southgate takes third place with 1055 points.

RIF #473 Teal Clark has taken over the first place spot in our women’s leaderboard with 761.8 points. Only 2 points behind, RIF #287 Carol Earles takes second place with 759.8 points. And RIF #410 Marylou Corino takes third place with 731.5 points, only 28.3 points behind Carol.

Here are the Extreme Racer standings through August:

Extreme Racer Top 10 Leaderboard

1. Joshua Holmes – 1250.8 (RIF #1)
2. Steven Smith – 1238.1 (RIF #387)
3. George Southgate – 1055 (RIF #279)
4. John Kent Leighton – 1044.17 (RIF #190)
5. Ed Ettinghausen – 966.34 (RIF #121)
6. Shane Tucker – 780.2 (RIF #337)
7. Teal Clark – 761.8 (RIF #473)
8. Carol Earles – 759.8 (RIF #287)
9. Marylou Corino – 731.5 (RIF #410)
10. Patricia Klein – 685.7 (RIF #450)

Extreme Racer Male Leaderboard:

1. Joshua Holmes – 1250.8 (RIF #1)
2. Steven Smith – 1238.1 (RIF #387)
3. George Southgate – 1055 (RIF #279)
4. John Kent Leighton – 1044.17 (RIF #190)
5. Ed Ettinghausen – 966.34 (RIF #121)
6. Shane Tucker – 780.2 (RIF #337)
7. Deo Jaravata – 655.7 (RIF #333)
8. Brian Recore – 516 (RIF #395)
9. Ben Herron – 513.3 (RIF #408)
10. Denis McCarthy – 419.2 (RIF #263)
11. Jeff Liu – 373.9 (RIF #275)
12. Chris Baker – 283.2 (RIF #437)
13. John Sotomayor – 252.2 (RIF #393)
14. Michael Dasalla – 216.9 (RIF #411)
15. Arland Blanton – 195.8 (RIF #290)
16. Jeff Le – 183 (RIF #248)
17. Jeff Van Demark – 175.7 (RIF #322)
18. Rick Glass – 168.3 (RIF #401)
19. Charlie Taylor – 157.2 (RIF #353)
20. Winston Trice – 126 (RIF #29)
21. Nathan Bass – 125.5 (RIF #174)
22. Stephen Griffin – 97.9 (RIF #48)
23. David Mickelsen – 92.5 (RIF #164)
24. David Essary – 85.5 (RIF #475)
25. Dennis Arriaga – 63.1 (RIF #140)
26. Mark Ogletree – 41.7 (RIF #247)
27. Robin Robbins – 35.64 (RIF #33)

Extreme Racer Female Leaderboard

1. Teal Clark – 761.8 (RIF #473)
2. Carol Earles – 759.8 (RIF #287)
3. Marylou Corino – 731.5 (RIF #410)
4. Patricia Klein – 685.7 (RIF #450)
5. Andrea Kooiman – 642.8 (RIF #404)
6. Diane Bolton – 559.6 (RIF #159)
7. Lisa Van Wolde – 505 (RIF #469)
8. Belinda Young – 448.6 (RIF #358)
9. Heather Zeigler – 439.18 (RIF #246)
10. Angie Whitworth Pace – 396.4 (RIF #447)
11. Nicole Eldridge – 357 (RIF #446)
12. Suzanne Michelson – 341.6 (RIF #280)
13. Amanda Staggs – 340.1 (RIF #210)
14. Leslie Harwell – 339.1 (RIF #417)
15. Christa Baker – 283.2 (RIF #436)
16. Cheryl Bryll – 280.9 (RIF #432)
17. Christy Scott – 265.4 (RIF #231)
18. Tiffani Glass – 228.1 (RIF #328)
19. Aimee Shilling – 226.9 (RIF #418)
21. Kim Crowe – 218.3 (RIF #245)
21. Alicia Eno – 195.2 (RIF #126)
22. Christy Bowers – 192.67 (RIF #60)
23. Lisa Gonzales – 153.4 (RIF #5)
24. Shannon Miller – 123.1 (RIF #338)
25. Ines Cooper – 120.5 (RIF #448)
26. Marj Mitchell – 115.1 (RIF #4)
27. Julia Beavers – 94.2 (RIF #339)
28. Donna Dworak – 92 (RIF #310)
29. Heather Shoemaker – 91.7 (RIF #44)
30. Erin Goetz – 90.3 (RIF #443)
31. Jennifer Hatcher – 81.7 (RIF #323)
32. Michelle Bishof – 52.4 (RIF #285)
33. Sue Stephens-Wright – 26.2 (RIF #321)
34. Helen McMullin – 26.2 (RIF #390)
35. Debra Jacildo – 19.1 (RIF #98)
36. Laura Ann Evanoika – 13.1 (RIF #433)

Run It Fast has officially reached 500 members, which is a pretty big milestone. That’s over 500 of the most driven and inspiring runners across the globe, and I am so proud to say I’m a part of it. Every one of you continues to inspire me and make me want to be better, both in running and in every other aspect of my life. Whether you’re just starting out or are a grizzled veteran of the running world, keep doing what you’re doing. Keep pushing on and inspiring the people around you to change their lives. You may not think anyone is watching, but I promise you, they are.

Happy running!

[Extreme Racer points are rewarded per each racing mile completed. Example: marathon = 26.2 points, half marathon 13.1 points, etc.]

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Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (thru July 2015)

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July was a busy and exciting month for many Run It Fast members, as it hosts both the Last Annual Vol State 500k and Badwater 135. These two races helped several RIF members to rake in the race miles, which has no doubt given us quite a shake-up in the standings for the Extreme Racer competition.

Somehow, our top 3 men managed to hang on to their spots. Leading the way, is RIF #1 Joshua Holmes with 1150.8 points. Second place is held by RIF #279 George Southgate with 974 points. Coming in third place is RIF #190 John Kent Leighton with 897.67 points.

We have had a change in our leading females, as Canadian record holder and 2015 finisher of the Vol State 500k, RIF #410 Marylou Corino has taken over first place with 731.5 points. Moving up to second place is RIF #450 Patricia Klein with 685.7 points and taking third place is RIF #287 Carol Earles with 681.2 points.

Here are the Extreme Racer standings through July:

Extreme Racer Top 10 Leaderboard

1. Joshua Holmes – 1150.8 (RIF #1)
2. George Southgate – 974 (RIF #279)
3. John Kent Leighton – 897.67 (RIF #190)
4. Steven Smith – 893.8 (RIF #387)
5. Shane Tucker – 761.6 (RIF #337)
6. Marylou Corino – 731.5 (RIF #410)
7. Ed Ettinghausen – 704.02 (RIF #121)
8. Patricia Klein – 685.7 (RIF #450)
9. Carol Earles – 681.2 (RIF #287)
10. Deo Jaravata – 655.7 (RIF #333)

Extreme Racer Male Leaderboard:

1. Joshua Holmes – 1150.8 (RIF #1)
2. George Southgate – 974 (RIF #279)
3. John Kent Leighton – 897.67 (RIF #190)
6. Steven Smith – 893.8 (RIF #387)
8. Shane Tucker – 761.6 (RIF #337)
4. Ed Ettinghausen – 704.02 (RIF #121)
5. Deo Jaravata – 655.7 (RIF #333)
12. Ben Herron – 513.3 (RIF #408)
7. Brian Recore – 466 (RIF #395)
9. Denis McCarthy – 393 (RIF #263)
10. Jeff Liu – 318.4 (RIF #275)
11. Chris Baker – 283.2 (RIF #437)
13. Arland Blanton – 195.8 (RIF #290)
14. John Sotomayor – 190.2 (RIF #393)
16. Jeff Le – 183 (RIF #248)
19. Michael Dasalla – 172 (RIF #411)
15. Rick Glass – 168.3 (RIF #401)
17. Charlie Taylor – 157.2 (RIF #353)
18. Jeff Van Demark – 148.4 (RIF #322)
20. Winston Trice – 126 (RIF #29)
21. Nathan Bass – 120.5 (RIF #174)
22. Stephen Griffin – 97.9 (RIF #48)
23. David Mickelsen – 92.5 (RIF #164)
24. David Essary – 85.5 (RIF #475)
25. Dennis Arriaga – 63.1 (RIF #140)
26. Mark Ogletree – 41.7 (RIF #247)
27. Robin Robbins – 35.64 (RIF #33)

Extreme Racer Female Leaderboard

1. Marylou Corino – 731.5 (RIF #410)
2. Patricia Klein – 685.7 (RIF #450)
3. Carol Earles – 681.2 (RIF #287)
4. Teal Clark – 643.9 (RIF #473)
5. Andrea Kooiman – 642.8 (RIF #404)
6. Diane Bolton – 559.6 (RIF #159)
7. Belinda Young – 448.6 (RIF #358)
8. Heather Zeigler – 386.78 (RIF #246)
9. Angie Whitworth Pace – 381.2 (RIF #447)
10. Nicole Eldridge – 357 (RIF #446)
11. Leslie Harwell – 339.1 (RIF #417)
12. Amanda Staggs – 313.9 (RIF #210)
13. Suzanne Michelson – 306.1 (RIF #280)
14. Christa Baker – 283.2 (RIF #436)
15. Cheryl Bryll – 280.9 (RIF #432)
16. Christy Scott – 265.4 (RIF #231)
17. Tiffani Glass – 220 (RIF #328)
18. Aimee Shilling – 208.8 (RIF #418)
19. Christy Bowers – 205.77 (RIF #60)
20. Kim Crowe – 187.3 (RIF #245)
21. Lisa Gonzales – 127.2 (RIF #5)
22. Alicia Eno – 127.2 (RIF #126)
23. Shannon Miller – 123.1 (RIF #338)
24. Ines Cooper – 120.5 (RIF #448)
25. Marj Mitchell – 115.1 (RIF #4)
26. Julia Beavers – 94.2 (RIF #339)
27. Donna Dworak – 92 (RIF #310)
28. Heather Shoemaker – 91.7 (RIF #44)
29. Erin Goetz – 84.1 (RIF #443)
30. Jennifer Hatcher – 81.7 (RIF #323)
31. Michelle Bishof – 52.4 (RIF #285)
32. Sue Stephens-Wright – 26.2 (RIF #321)
33. Helen McMullin – 26.2 (RIF #390)
34. Debra Jacildo – 19.1 (RIF #98)
35. Laura Ann Evanoika – 13.1 (RIF #433)

Here are a few numbers to wrap your mind around:
In 2015, 11 Run It Fast members finished the Last Annual Vol State 500k, meaning that RIF covered 3,454 miles at one race, in one year. Just from what I can tell at taking a quick look, it looks as though RIF members from 2011 to present have finished LAVS 31 times. That is 10,048 miles on one course. That does not count the miles covered up to a DNF, and I’m sure there are probably a few finishes that I missed in counting. Still, that number is the equivalent of running from the east coast to the west coast roughly 3.14 times. That is a lot of miles and extremely impressive.

This group of extraordinary people continues to awe me on a daily basis. No matter where you are or what kind of running you’re doing, you are making a difference and there is always someone watching. Someone you are inspiring to get up, get out, and get active. We are all changing peoples lives, even if we don’t realize it.

Happy running!

[Extreme Racer points are rewarded per each racing mile completed. Example: marathon = 26.2 points, half marathon 13.1 points, etc.]

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‘The Rock’ – Marylou Corino’s Vol State 500K Race Report (2015)

‘The Rock’ – Marylou Corino’s Vol State 500K Race Report (2015)

Marylou Corino and Lisa Van Wolde Finish Vol State 500K First Females - Run It Fast 2015

The Rock

“We were born to blaze new trails and roads, partake in great adventures, take daring risks, be God strong and foolishly courageous. “Let faith not fear be your compass” and so began on Thursday July 9th, 2015 at 7:30am, a journey of a lifetime, a journey to the rock.

Just before the Last Supper, Greg Armstrong and his beautiful wife Shelley spent almost 2 hrs with Lisa Van Wolde and I, going over the route, showing us maps and providing us with amazing insights about the race. We greatly appreciated them graciously giving their time to help us, newbies to Volstate. People like them truly make our sport the best in the world. At the LAST SUPPER, we met Lazarus Lake (the Race Director), got our shirts and went over a few rules. Things were becoming real and nerves were beginning to form.

Vol State 2015 Run It Fast Members Ferry

The next day, we were to meet at 7am at the Dorena-Hickman ferry. I, of course wanted to be there super early for fear of getting caught in morning rush hour traffic or lost. Lisa just shook her head at me. There is no traffic in Hickman Kentucky, none what so ever and getting lost was unlikely. Needless to say we were the first ones there. Due to high water levels, we had a 20 minute virtual ferry ride (which entailed standing for 20 minutes ) and then off we went.

We made it through Hickman Kentucky with relative ease and passed the Tennessee State Line. We would be in this wonderful “state on the sun” ( our new name for it ) for a good part of our journey.

Josh Tyner Vol State 500K with Marylou Corino and Lisa - Run It Fast

We were quite charmed by the little towns we were passing and were greeted by a few Run It Fast® members. Thank you Josh and Jamie! It was great to see them out there! ( a special thank you to Jamie’s wife for allowing us into her work to cool off). It was on our way from Martin to Dresden where we caught our first glimpse of heat and humidity. It seemed like the state road was freshly paved and that steam was rising from the ground. It was also the middle of the afternoon which probably didn’t help matters. Our focus changed quickly however because it was here were we first experienced the warmth and kindness of the people of Tennessee. This was to continue through the duration of our journey. Many handed us popsicles, freezes, water, ice and although we had crew, these were still uplifting moments. We made sure to tell every person we met that there were runners doing this on their own and to please find as many of them as they could.

Vol State Day 2 Marylou Corino and Lisa Van Wolde

Our goal was to reach 9o miles (the town of Lexington) in the first day. That was our plan ( silly naïve Canadians- throw away the plan right Joshua Holmes? ) We didn’t quite make it there. Our total distance for day one was 76 miles. We knew after day one that our goals from then on would be the following a)not to plan b)survive the heat, c)keep moving forward, and d)listen to our bodies and enjoy this tremendous experience as it was already shaping out to be.

On day two, we made it to Lexington but not before passing some pretty towns, in particular Hungtindgon. In Lexington, we rewarded ourselves with sonic slushies and sweet tea. These two things were to be a staple for the remainder of this “ vacation on foot” as some people have called it. Once we turned left out of Lexington we knew we would be on the US 412 for roughly 95 miles until we hit Colombia. For a moment that seemed quite daunting but we knew it was the only way to get to the rock. We passed many towns on this long stretch of road including Parsons where we enjoyed a nice dinner listening to live music. We made the trek through the town of Linden at night and this seemed to be just one never ending climb with really no shoulder to run/walk on. We made it to the other end of town and took a much needed nap in the car. We ended day two with another 65 miles for a total of 141 miles.

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

It was much hotter on day three and day four and it was starting to show. These two days were our low mileage days but included some incredible moments. We reached the halfway point ( 157) where we enjoyed a beautiful waterfall.

Marylou Corino Vol State 500K Bench of Despair 2015 - Run It Fast

We made a concentrated effort to look at the miles we covered and not the ones we still had yet to do. We hit the famous “Bench of Despair” which made us quite emotional. The store owners left a barrel of ice and water bottles and markers to sign our names and times on the bench which we gladly did.

The next 7-8 miles were quite beautiful and went by rather quickly. It was also on this road where a family left lawn chairs, an umbrella, food, shirts, salt pills and a number of different items for volstate runners. Again, one can’t help but get emotional at such a selfless act of kindness. We were going through a particularly hard, hot, humid, and hilly stretch into Lewisburg. We jokingly said that we could cross off running on the sun from our bucket list. We honestly felt like our skin was going to peel off. I remember making very small conversation with Lisa at which point she turned me and said “Mare I flatlined 3 hills ago” and that summarizes how we felt at times. Oddly enough, our skin didn’t peel off nor did we flatline. Day 3 and 4 saw us do 44 and 49 miles respectively for a total of 234 miles by the end of day 4.

The start of day 5 brought us to see our fourth sunrise. As the sun rose, so did we. It rejuvenated us. It was a new day, a new dawn. We had made it through yet another day in the Volstate. We also found this on the start of day 5 and were wondering if by using it we would get to the rock faster.

Day 5 Vol State 500K Marylou Corino and Lisa Van Wolde

Running highs were amplified but so were the lows at Volstate. We embraced the highs, became humbled with the lows and moved one foot in front of the other. We thoroughly enjoyed running to the town of Wartrace and from there to the US41. It was early in the morning, quiet, scenic and peaceful, just us and the road. The miles flew by during this section and we both could say we were in a dream like running state. I had never felt that before. I made sure I was present for every step because I knew deep down, I was probably never going to feel that again. It was along US41 where Whitney, a runitfast member came to see us bringing with her strawberry popsicles and some much needed salt pills. Thank you! The end of Day 5 saw us climb 3 miles up Monteagle. We stopped at the top, lay on the floor and admired the sky full of stars trying to absorb this whole experience. We ended day 5 with 44 miles and a total of 278 miles. In the last five 5days, we spent approximately 2 hours out of the sun each day and rested on average between two to three hours at night. This strategy worked for us for every time we hit the road we felt re-energized and ready to move sometimes slow, sometimes slower but always forward.

We woke up on day 6 knowing that we were going to make it to the rock. We made it through Tracy City, Jasper and Kimball where we saw Lazarus, Steven ( who had finished Volstate the day before),
Bill ( who crewed Steven but always made sure we were okay when he saw us, Thank you Mr. Baker! ), John ( two time Volstate finisher- uncrewed) and Sue ( women’s record holder for Volstate!) Seeing them made us smile. We were near the 300 mile mark at this point.

Marylou Corino Vol State 500K Resting in Alabama - Run It Fast

We made it to the bottom of the Mountain, dug deep and began our 6 mile climb into Alabama through the cornfields to the rock.

Marylou Corino and Lisa Van Wolde Finishing the 2015 Vol State 500K - Run It Fast

We had done it. 5 days , 8 hours , 6 minutes and 52 seconds later, we had made it.

There are so many people that were instrumental in our success. A special thank you to both our husbands who entertained the thought of us participating in this race and for taking care of things back home while we were away. To our crew. Alissa, Nikki Laura Lee and Bill. Words cannot express the gratitude we feel towards you and all you did for us over the 5 days, stopping every 3 miles, cooling us down, getting us food, being patient while we tended to our feet and just being positive and encouraging. We will forever be appreciative. ( I think Bill was taking the picture!)

Vol State 500K 1st Female Marylou Corino and Lisa Van Wolde - Run It Fast

To all of you that came by to visit, to those at home cheering for us, and sending us positive vibes, Thank you! We used that to fuel us and keep going. A special mention to Joshua Holmes for believing that I could finish this race when I asked him about it back in December. Thank you. It was everything you said it would be and more. To God, who shined his light on us every day we were out there. Congratulations to all Volstate finishers this year and to those who didn’t finish, congratulations for having the courage to tow the start line. A special congratulations to my running partner and great friend Lisa who not only completed her first multiday but was “officially” the first female to touch the rock. I would not have had it any other way.

Vol State 500K Lisa Van Wolde and Marylou Corino with Lazarus Lake in Kimball 2015 - Run It Fast

This race enters your blood and becomes part of who you are. It touches your core and captures your soul. One lives so much in those 314 miles that it undeniably leaves its mark on you permanently. We are definitely not the same people that started the race. It is an experience that develops your character but at the same time reveals it. It tested our limits and in the process, made us go beyond them. The journey inspired us, brought us to your knees and at times made us feel broken physically, mentally and spiritually BUT it didn’t defeat us. Somehow ,somewhere , someway along this journey we become MORE stubborn and relentless than the VOL STATE and step by step we overcame and made it to the rock.

Marylou Corino (RIF #410)
July 9-15, 2015
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Vol State 500K Sal Coll Karen Jackson and Bo Millwood at The Rock 2015 – Run It Fast

Day 7: The Vol State 500K Live Blog/Standings (2015)

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Day 7: The Vol State 500K Live Blog/Standings (2015)

Before the clock struck 6 completed days three more Vol State 500K runners reached the rock. Congrats to Jeremy Ebel, who got lost at one point and added 20 miles to his race, Andrea Stewart, who is the 3rd woman to finish and 1st uncrewed woman to reach The Rock this year, and Jay Dobrowalski on his 2nd Vol State 500K finish.

Richard Westbook called it at mile 257 becoming the 20th DNF of the race.

144 Hour Vol State 500K Standings 7:30am Wednesday, July 15th (7 Finishers, 53 Running, 20 DNFs)

  1. Greg Armstrong – 3 days 22 hours 5 minutes 23 seconds (King of the Road)
  2. Johan Steene – 3 days 23 hours 15 minutes 52 seconds (uncrewed course record)
  3. John Fegyveresi – 4 days 19 hours 28 minutes 54 seconds (uncrewed)
  4. Steven Smith – 4 days 20 hours 3 minutes 48 seconds
  5. Lisa Van Wolde – 5 days 8 hours 6 minutes 47 seconds (1st Female)
  6. Marylou Corino – 5 days 8 hours 6 minutes 52 seconds (T-1st/2nd Female)
  7. Jeremy Ebel – 5 days 16 hours 42 minutes 30 seconds (uncrewed)
  8. Andrea Stewart – 5 days 21 hours 33 minutes 59 seconds (3rd female, uncrewed)
  9. Jay Dobrowalski – 5 days 23 hours 34 minutes 38 seconds (uncrewed)
  10. James Adams – 300 miles
  11. Sal Coll – 297 miles
  12. Bo Millwood – 289 miles
  13. Karen Jackson – 289 miles
  14. Michael Callans – 283 miles
  15. Thomas Alm – 280 miles
  16. Timothy Daily – 280 miles
  17. David Lettieri – 274 miles
  18. Lisa Hazlett – 273 miles
  19. Rick Gray – 273 miles
  20. Ben Herron – 262 miles
  21. Thomas Skinner – 262 miles
  22. Edward Masuoka – 260 miles
  23. Jeffrey Stephens – 256 miles
  24. Tim Purol – 256 miles
  25. Joshua Swink – 253 miles
  26. Tom Dekornfield – 252 miles
  27. Scott Krouse – 251 miles
  28. Caleb Nolen – 251 miles
  29. Sherry Meador – 250 miles
  30. Christian McMahon – 249 miles
  31. Allen Wrinkle – 245 miles
  32. Gina Chupka – 245 miles
  33. John Sharp – 245 miles
  34. Christopher Knight – 243 miles
  35. Shane Tucker – 242 miles
  36. Richard McKnight – 242 miles
  37. Shelly Mack – 240 miles
  38. Fred Davis III – 235 miles
  39. Ally Gregory – 235 miles
  40. Dallas Smith – 229 miles
  41. Lynda Webber – 225 miles
  42. Sergio Bianchini – 225 miles
  43. Gregg Ellis – 224 miles
  44. Don Winkley – 220 miles
  45. Tim Loudermilk – 219 miles
  46. Jameelah Abdul-Rahim – 218 miles
  47. Gilbert Gray – 218 miles
  48. Remy Brandefalk – 218 miles
  49. Johnny Adams – 215 miles
  50. John Price – 214 miles
  51. Garry Price – 207 miles
  52. Joseph Kowalski – 206 miles
  53. Troy Johnson – 202 miles
  54. Cathie Johnson – 202 miles
  55. Terrie Wurzbacher – 195 miles
  56. Paul Heckert – 194 miles
  57. Bill Haecker – 193 miles
  58. Jay Hamilton – 188 miles
  59. Diane Taylor – 188 miles
  60. Ben Pennington – 188 miles

DID NOT FINISH (20): Richard Westbook 257 miles, Sandy Geisel 189 miles, Francesca Muccini 188 miles, Jeff McGonnell 165 miles, Nathan Dewall 145 miles, Johnny Adams 145 miles, Joe Ninke 145 miles, Mike Delang mile 135, Curt Chambers mile 130, Dale Rucker mile 125, Marcia Rasmussen mile 125, Ronald Trignano 109 miles, Sue Scholl mile 107, John Rasmussen mile 92, Ann Kerkman 83 miles, Troy Varney 83 miles, Brian Pickett mile 78, Betty Holder 56 miles, Michael Melton mile 54, Amanda McMahon mile 45, Larry Phillips mile 39

*bold = Run It Fast Club members

Day 7 Vol State 500K News & Notes

Yesterday and last night were brutal, our roughest day yet. We got some good sleep this morning to try and let our bodies recover some. We were two pitiful souls coming into Shelbyville.
We are 90 miles from the Rock. Trying to get it together….somehow someway. Time to Soldier on

Jeremy Ebel’s Vol State 500k race report:
Hot
Long
Humid
Traffic
Dogs
Confederate flags
Lost
Hot

James Adams Vol State 500K in Kimball TN - Run It Fast

James Adams (above) has reached Kimball, TN and is a little over a half marathon from  The Rock.

Projected Finishers Today (before 7:30am Thur): James Adams, Coll, Millwood, Jackson, Callans, Alm, Daily, Lettieri, Hazlett, Gray

“Another vol state in the books. Much more difficult this year. Partly due to lower fitness, but mostly due to 95+ degree temps everyday. Have some incredible stories from this year…many quite bizarre. Even had my first real vol state dog attack. (Trekking poles worked great for this btw). It will take a few days and a 10 hour drive back from tn to really process the experience. Thanks to all the kind strangers that offered me water and to all this with whom I ran. Jeremy, the beer in parsons was killer.” – John Fegyveresi (3rd place finisher)

Lax’s Morning Update

stories

the stories that everyone will hear

have mostly been written.

the winners have won,

and the world class runners have gone home…

but the worthy tales have not all been spun.

the most dramatic dramas have not yet played out.

while the fleet of foot have returned to the “real” world,

the majority of the vol staters

still occupy that other real world.

the world where all that matters is food and drink.

where sleeping indoors is the height of luxury.

a world where the barest of essential possessions

have been parsed over,

and most of the trappings of modern day life

have been deemed extraneous.

every runner still on the road has a story.

and every story is worthy of telling.

some of the stories I know,

most, I do not,

and many I will never know.

no one came here from a vacuum.

they did not spontaneously generate on the ferry.

these are real people

with real lives;

regular, ordinary people

the sort we see around us every day.

but something inside them

drove them to move out of the comfort zone;

to try things that no one would think reasonable,

or even possible.

those who could be broken are gone,

and those who remain are the select.

they have paid a price in pain and fatigue.

they have watched the residue of civilized life

wash away,

leaving only the most basic essentials of existence…

and a quest.

the arduous journey to the rock.

without any of the things we think are essential to modern life,

they have lived more life in the past 6 days,

than many will live in a lifetime.

they have seen despair

and hopelessness

and have heard the clarion call of surrender…

but they have persevered.

those few,

those hardy few who remain,

can only be stopped now by injury.

they will not give up.

the ones with surrender in their hearts are gone.

and oh, the stories they have to tell.

the stories of life on the open road.

with oprah at their heels

and the rock beyond the reach of their imagination.

there are stories of drama,

of challenges,

of the surprises that wait around every bend.

stories of the kindness of strangers

and the impersonal cruelty of the beating sun.

the beauty is,

as each one reaches the rock,

their faces alight with joy,

we unworthy followers get to share in the passion.

and, as each finisher arrives,

they get their moment on the throne.

when their stories are the center of attention.

when we all are waiting,

to hear the stories only they can tell.

each of us, who have been there,

share the knowledge of the truths we have learned

on the unforgiving road.

but the individual stories can only be told by those who have lived them….

I need to take a quick shower.

james adams is approaching sand mountain…

he has stories to tell,

and I want to be there to hear them.

laz

Vol State 500K Whispering Oak Campground

Shane Tucker reached the Whispering Oak Campground earlier this morning. He is well past it now.

Snoopy Vol State 500K Course Mailbox

Shane Tucker’s crewmate Julia Beavers caught the above VS500K runner catching sleep in the most strange of places.

Vol State 500K Karen Jackson and Bo Millwood Crossing Bridge in South Pittsburgh - Run It Fast

Karen Jackson and Bo Millwood have crossed the bridge in South Pittsburgh and have less than a half marathon to go to the finish.

James Adams has finished in 6 days 5 hours 47 minutes 12 seconds and upon reaching the Rock said, “I wasn’t expecting it to be that difficult.” Congrats to James who is from the United Kingdom.

Shane Tucker has hit 257 miles and is heading in for the day to get some beef and catch some sleep per his crew.

Marylou Corino and Lisa Van Wolde Finishing the 2015 Vol State 500K - Run It Fast

Photo from yesterday via John Fegyveresi of the Canadian duo of Marylou Corino and Lisa Van Wolde finishing the Vol State 500K.

“So the race was over Steven (Smith) had touched yhe rock awhile later I was rummaging around in the back of my dodge ram pickup for something which was our crew vehicle,Steven walks up says I need some more iced tea…I said hey dude race is over and I just retired from crewing…ha it dawned on him about then and said..dang I have been handed food and drink for the last 5 days hope I haven’t forgotten how to do those things for myself…I did relent and hand him a clean cup..” – Bill Baker

And the great Sal Coll is done in 6 days 8 hours 4 minutes 25 seconds.  “Oh man I’m glad that’s over.” It’s Sal’s 4th Vol State 500K finish. Congrats on an amazing accomplishment. #RunItFast tough!

Scott Krouse is to the top of Monteagle mountain, mile 273.

Sal Coll Finishes Vol State 500K 2015 - Run It Fast

Run It Fast’s Sal Coll (above) 4x Vol State 500K finisher…amazing!

“This course beat me like a lil rag doll for 6 straight days. I staggered into Shelbyville last night around midnight going 1.5 mph, no joke. My feet felt like someone beat them repeatedly w a ball bat, like they were broken. Stopped at a store only a block or so from the hotel and it ended up taking another hr to get to the room lol. Slept late to try n recover and have been running since. Oh, the difference a day makes. Day 7 has been my best day so far. Beautiful weather, sun out w a nice breeze, gorgeous scenery. I guess the moral of my story is this: just hold on, stay the course, persevere cause things do get better ☀ ‪#‎GetToTheRock‬” – Gregg Ellis

Tim Waz reports: Super proud of two great friends Bo & Karen for finishing the 2015 Vol State!!! Proud of you both!!! 6 days 10:11:20

John Fegyveresi Vol State 500K Finish - Run It Fast

Photo above of 3rd place finisher John Fegyveresi after an amazing uncrewed Vol State 500K run at the Rock in the ‘thrown’!

Bo Millwood on The Rock Vol State 500K - Run It Fast

Bo Millwood on The Rock after finishing the his first Vol State 500K with Karen ‘Action’ Jackson.

Add Rick Gray to the list of Vol State 500K finishers with a time of 6 days 11 hours 10 minutes 8 seconds. Way to go, Rick!

“Vol State Day 7. 35 miles. 257 miles total. 57 miles to the finish. We caught a break this morning with great cool temperatures. By the morning, I mean midnight until 6ish. I stayed extra time in the hotel due to 2 large storms yesterday. The extra rest had me moving a little quicker. Despite that, there is no way I have a 50+ day in me tomorrow, so I am looking at 2 more running sessions. Each session will contain one of only two “hills” on the course. Tomorrow will be Monteagle via hwy 41 and the finish Friday will include the climb up North Sand Mountain. Barring disasters, I am hoping to finish two days early on Friday morning. A few more pics are posted below.” – Shane Tucker

156 Hour Update

5 more finishers have reached The Rock since the 7:30am check in this morning. The 156 hour check in included finishes from James ‘Give Me A Samuel’ Adams, Sal ‘4x finisher’ Coll, Bo Millwood, Karen Jackson, and Rick Gray. That brings the total to 14 finishers with 36 runners still on the road.

156 Hour Vol State 500K Standings 7:30pm Wednesday, July 15th (15 Finishers, 44 Running, 21 DNFs)

  1. Greg Armstrong – 3 days 22 hours 5 minutes 23 seconds (King of the Road)
  2. Johan Steene – 3 days 23 hours 15 minutes 52 seconds (uncrewed course record, 2nd overall)
  3. John Fegyveresi – 4 days 19 hours 28 minutes 54 seconds (3rd overall, uncrewed)
  4. Steven Smith – 4 days 20 hours 3 minutes 48 seconds
  5. Lisa Van Wolde – 5 days 8 hours 6 minutes 47 seconds (1st Female)
  6. Marylou Corino – 5 days 8 hours 6 minutes 52 seconds (T-1st/2nd Female)
  7. Jeremy Ebel – 5 days 16 hours 42 minutes 30 seconds (uncrewed)
  8. Andrea Stewart – 5 days 21 hours 33 minutes 59 seconds (3rd female, uncrewed)
  9. Jay Dobrowalski – 5 days 23 hours 34 minutes 38 seconds (uncrewed)
  10. James Adams – 6 days 5 hours 47 minutes 12 seconds (uncrewed)
  11. Sal Coll – 6 days 8 hours 4 minutes 25 seconds (uncrewed, 4x finisher)
  12. Bo Millwood – 6 days 10 hours 11 minutes 20 seconds (uncrewed)
  13. Karen Jackson – 6 days 10 hours 11 minutes 40 seconds (uncrewed)
  14. Rick Gray – 6 days 11 hours 10 minutes 8 seconds
  15. Lisa Hazlett – 6 days 11 hours 22 minutes 27 seconds
  16. Michael Callans – 302 miles
  17. David Lettieri – 302 miles
  18. Ben Herron – 295 miles
  19. Edward Masuoka – 295 miles
  20. Thomas Alm – 290 miles
  21. Timothy Daily – 290 miles
  22. Tom Dekornfield – 284 miles
  23. Jeffrey Stephens – 283 miles
  24. Tim Purol – 283 miles
  25. Scott Krouse – 277 miles
  26. Thomas Skinner – 275 miles
  27. Caleb Nolen – 274 miles
  28. Joshua Swink – 273 miles
  29. Allen Wrinkle – 270 miles
  30. Gina Chupka – 270 miles
  31. John Sharp – 270 miles
  32. Sherry Meador – 266 miles
  33. Shelly Mack – 265 miles
  34. Ally Gregory – 259 miles
  35. Shane Tucker – 257 miles
  36. Christopher Knight – 252 miles
  37. Dallas Smith – 252 miles
  38. Christian McMahon – 249 miles
  39. Sergio Bianchini – 248 miles
  40. Rich McKnight – 244 miles
  41. Gregg Ellis – 244 miles
  42. Fred Davis III – 244 miles
  43. Don Winkley – 241 miles
  44. John Price – 240 miles
  45. Johnny Adams – 237 miles
  46. Jameelah Abdul-Rahim – 226 miles
  47. Gilbert Gray – 226 miles
  48. Remy Brandefalk – 226 miles
  49. Joseph Kowalski – 226 miles
  50. Garry Price – 225 miles
  51. Troy Johnson – 225 miles
  52. Cathie Johnson – 225 miles
  53. Tim Loudermilk – 222 miles
  54. Paul Heckert – 213 miles
  55. Terrie Wurzbacher – 212 miles
  56. Bill Haecker – 208 miles
  57. Jay Hamilton – 202 miles
  58. Diane Taylor – 202 miles
  59. Ben Pennington – 202 miles

DID NOT FINISH (21): Richard Westbook 257 miles, Lynda Webber 235 miles, Sandy Geisel 189 miles, Francesca Muccini 188 miles, Jeff McGonnell 165 miles, Nathan Dewall 145 miles, Johnny Adams 145 miles, Joe Ninke 145 miles, Mike Delang mile 135, Curt Chambers mile 130, Dale Rucker mile 125, Marcia Rasmussen mile 125, Ronald Trignano 109 miles, Sue Scholl mile 107, John Rasmussen mile 92, Ann Kerkman 83 miles, Troy Varney 83 miles, Brian Pickett mile 78, Betty Holder 56 miles, Michael Melton mile 54, Amanda McMahon mile 45, Larry Phillips mile 39

*bold = Run It Fast Club members

Dallas Smith and Lana Sain Vol State 500K 2015 - Run It Fast

Dallas Smith in Manchester with friend Lana Sain who came out to say, “Hello, Is it me you are looking for?”

“Day 7, Wednesday, Manchester, MM 252.

Feet are shredded! Have no trouble usually. Danger of infection concerns me on nail of big toe. Don Winkley knows a woman who lost foot over similar. He recommended soaking in peroxide. When someone of his experience speaks, you should listen. So, it happened the little mart had peroxide. I did what Don suggested.

Plans for tomorrow are uncertain. May go short to give feet a break – stop in Monteagle rather than cover the 48 miles to Kimball as I did last time.” – Dallas Smith

Lynda Webber has dropped from the race at mile 235.

Gregg Ellis currently at 252mi on his way towards Monteagle.

Vol State 500K Sal Coll Karen Jackson and Bo Millwood at The Rock 2015 - Run It Fast

Sal Coll, Karen Jackson, and Bo Millwood at The Rock earlier today.

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