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Day 6: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Mad Miles

Everyone knew that Day 6 of Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA would be explosive with miles, but it somehow went even beyond that. As usual we were led by Rev Run with 253.18 miles. They AVERAGED 23.02 miles per runner today with a ceiling of 41.27. Just simply amazing on all fronts.

Rev Run is so gung-ho that we received this message Sherry Meador sent to team captain David Pharr:

We might end up making this race into a reality tv show in future editions.

But Rev wasn’t the only amazing team on Saturday. Tuck n’ Stroll rose to 226.98 miles, along with The Metcalvary eclipsing the double-hundo mark with 218.60 miles. Bottom feeders Alfa’s Omegas and Peers One had really great days with strong miles from top to bottom.

The race leaders are already in Arkansas as the other eleven teams are all in Tennessee.

The Top 6 Teams on Day 6

  1. Rev Run – 253.18
  2. Tuck n’ Stroll – 226.98
  3. The Metcalvary – 218.60
  4. Alfa’s Omegas – 189.11
  5. Crowe Bars – 180.68
  6. Peers One – 162.05

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 – 1,184.44 miles (253.18)
  2. The Metcalvary – 906.46 miles (218.60) +1
  3. Tuck ‘n Stroll – 854.62 miles (226.98) +4
  4. Crowe Bars – 833.58 miles (180.68) +1
  5. Mojo Rising – 818.64 miles (125.32) -3
  6. Grapes of Rath – 813.59 (144.18) -2
  7. Trip 2 My Lou – 798.92 miles (149.66) -1
  8. Alfa’s Omegas – 763.32 miles (189.11)
  9. Peers One – 704.02 miles (162.05) +2
  10. Kicking Glass – 697.62 miles (146.16) -1
  11. Eli’s PR Ice – 653.18 miles (146.22) +1
  12. The Beetroots – 648.64 miles (103.84) -2

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

Lisamarie Griffin (GOR) and Rene Fosdal-Griffin (TNS) are the Race Across the USA’s Peak Performers of the day with 67.08 and 66.10 miles respectively. This couple truly took couple’s skating to a whole new level.

Top 10 Miles of the Day

  1. Lisamarie Griffin (GOR) – 67.08
  2. Rene Fodsal-Griffin (TNS) – 66.10
  3. Cathy Downes (CB) – 52.50
  4. Seth Crowe (CB) – 50.05
  5. Andy Glaze (MET) – 46.35
  6. Lisa Devona (REV) – 41.27
  7. Russ Metteer (LOU) – 39.63
  8. Shane Tucker (TNS) – 34.67
  9. David Pharr (REV) – 34.13
  10. Reich Gapasin (REV) – 33.21

The Day’s Quick Team-by-Team Recaps

REV RUN- Day 6: 253.18 Miles (1st) – 1st overall

Monster miles from the monster team, four Rev’s had 32 or more miles. But this team had big miles from members on the team that don’t always get the headlines, too. Renee Holcomb, dug deep, and came home with 15.03 miles. Jeff Lea donated a half marathon of miles. And the aforementioned Sherry ‘Girls Gone Wild’ Meador with 16.81 miles and 77 new friend requests. Emily Ryan had 20.21 miles, and Jeremy Reid 16.74. Once again, major kudos to Rev Run on a historic day.

RR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Lisa Devona – 41.27 miles
  2. David Pharr – 34.13 miles
  3. Reich Gapasin – 33.21 miles
  4. Karl Studtmann – 32.42 miles

THE METCALVARY – Day 6: 218.60 Miles (3rd) – 2nd overall

Andy Glaze added extra cherries on top today with 46.35 miles giving him 154.48 over the last six days. Erik Pascual played a great Pippen to Glaze’s Jordan with 31.45 miles. Kelly Tipple was big with 25.04 miles. The Mets had 6 runners go for 20 or more miles. They moved into 2nd place and have a firm grasp of it.

MET’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Andy Glaze – 46.35 miles
  2. Erik Pascual – 31.45 miles
  3. Kelly Tipple – 25.04 miles

TUCK N’ STROLL – Day 6: 226.98 Miles (2nd) – 3rd overall

The Tucks were 2nd overall on the day with 226.98 miles behind 66.10 mega-pore miles from Rene Fosdal-Griffin. Shane Tucker (34.67) and Ximena Kriete (31.48) were amazing as they both have been all week long. Rene’s big miles along with big miles from Jd Barnette (18.79) and Henriet Blodgett (20.00) are really the reason this team skyrocketed today. TNS jumped four spots from 7th all the way up to 3rd place. This time might be in it to win it (mortal division).

TNS’s Top Performers of the Day.

  1. Rene Fosdal-Griffin – 66.10 miles
  2. Shane Tucker – 34.67 miles
  3. Ximena Kriete – 31.48 miles

CROWE BARS – Day 6: 180.68 Miles (5th) – 4th overall

103.7 plays the best of the 90’s hits and Tag Team was back again with Cathy Downes and Seth Crowe doing near matching half-centuries on the comp. Combined they nearly netted the miles from our 12th place team today. But lets not forget Steve Troxel, the master of the 50k, who is a constant for the Bars. The heart and soul of this team though might be Marj Mitchell, who recorded 20.31 for the day and has 109.14 over the last six.

CB’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Cathy Downes – 52.50 miles
  2. Seth Crowe – 50.05 miles
  3. Steve Troxel – 31.37 miles

MOJO RISING- Day 6: 125.32 Miles (11th) – 5th overall

The new car smell has left Mojo Rising. Their overall miles were decent if it had been a weekday, but they got blown out on this mega-watt weekend day finishing an abysmal 11th place. They fell all the way from the #2 spot to fifth in the overall standings. Lindsay Phenix and JR Reynolds were strong as usual. Kevin Lashley had his biggest day of the race so far with 17.02 miles. Donna Burns really stepped it up with 13.93 miles. Tomorrow will be an interesting day to see if they can save the weekend with a strong performance.

MR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Lindsay Phenix – 22.70 miles
  2. JR Reynolds – 21.65 miles
  3. Kevin Lashley – 17.02 miles

GRAPES OF RATH – Day 6: 144.18 Miles (10th) – 6th overall

Lisamarie Griffin saved the day for GOR with 67.08 hot, long miles of dodging the police and anything else that got in her way. Tom Orr did his part with 18.10, and Chris Clemens clocked in with 17.01.

GOR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Lisamarie Griffin – 67.08 miles
  2. Tom Orr – 18.10 miles
  3. Chris Clemens – 17.01 miles

TRIP 2 MY LOU – Day 6: 149.66 Miles (7th) – 7th overall

Seventh for the day, seventh overall. That’s consistency. The Lou’s were led by Russ Metteer with 39.63 miles. Team captain Marylou Corino had 27.00 miles and Memphian Christy Brewer had a nice contribution to the team with 23.89 miles. Also, Ray Berlanga upped his game adding 9.70 miles.

LOU’S Top Performers of the Day

  1. Russ Metteer – 39.63 miles
  2. Marylou Corino – 27.00 miles
  3. Christy Brewer – 23.89 miles

ALFA’S OMEGAS – Day 6: 189.11 Miles (4th) – 8th overall

Alfa-like on Day 6 for AO. They came really close to breaking 200 miles for the day, and it’s because every member on their team ran at least double-digit miles including a team high 32.24 from captain Alfa Severino. She was followed by Allison Barcelona with 21.02 miles and Houston Wolf with 20.04.

AO’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Alfa Severino – 32.24 miles
  2. Allison Barcelona- 21.02 miles
  3. Houston Wolf – 20.04 miles

PEERS ONE- Day 6: 162.05 Miles (6th) – 9th overall

Peers was superb today with a 6th place daily finish with 162.05 miles after a rough day yesterday. Thomas Fowler was back strong breaking 30 again with 31.03 miles. He had a 30-buddy with team captain Rich Peers getting 31.17. Sofie Romero was very close to the 30 club with 27.97 miles. 9-year old Juleann Roberts also had a big day with 11.60 miles.

PR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Thomas Fowler – 32.03 miles
  2. Rich Peers – 31.17 miles
  3. Sofie Romero – 27.97 miles

KICKING GLASS – Day 6: 146.16 Miles (9th) – 10th overall

A solid day for Kicking Glass. They were led by Yvette Campos, who nearly tripled her daily average, with 31.13 miles. Aaron Debord dug for 23.01 and Lisa Van Wolde had 18.10 miles.

KG’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Yvette Campos – 31.13 miles
  2. Aaron Debord – 23.01 miles
  3. Lisa Van Wolde – 18.10 miles

ELI’S P.R. ICE – Day 6: 146.22 Miles (8th) – 11th overall

I’m not sure any team works harder than Eli’s. They give all they have and are trending upward as this race unfolds. They came into the day in last place, but finished 8th on the day, jumping a spot to 11th overall. They were led once again by Francesca Muccini with 31.23 miles, and she was nearly matched by Abbi Auger with 31.05. Ed Barnette had a 16.15 mile day, his most miles so far, in memory of his good friend David Clark who passed a couple days ago. David was loved by many, and his untimely passing is a big loss to the ultra running community.

ELI’S Top Performers of the Day

  1. Francesca Muccini – 31.23 miles
  2. Abbi Auger – 31.05 miles
  3. Ed Barnette – 16.15 miles

THE BEETROOTS – Day 6: 103.84 Miles (12th) – 12th overall

The Yo-Yo’s were spun out far and tangled up with the fewest miles on the day, falling a spot back into 12th place in the race. However, they did have a really strong day from Glenn Richardson with 31.10 miles. Lance McDermott (20.01) and Leslie Studtmann (16.06) did their part.

BR’s Top Performers of the Day

  1. Glenn Richardson- 31.10 miles
  2. Lance McDermott – 20.01 miles
  3. Leslie Studtmann – 16.06 miles

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Day 18: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Black Diamond


Run It Fast’s ‘Race Across the USA‘ had it’s second team reach New York City when team captain, Melissa Price, ran the last leg for the Jeffrey Price Team across the finish. It was a moment that brought a smile to everyone’s face. The team finished in 17 days, 15 hours, 28 minutes.

On down the road, the Charlie Taylor Team had a monster day with 195.96 miles, bringing them to the brink of finishing this race as well. They are just a stone throw away from doing that tomorrow. The Hope Shull Team paced well today and made great progress.

Day 18 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

  • Jeffrey Price Team – 100.86 miles (6.72 mi/runner)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – 195.96 miles (13.06 mi/runner)
  • Hope Shull Team – 120.37 miles (8.02 mi/runner)

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings 

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 2,907.00 miles, FINISHED – 14 Days, 21 Hours, 10 Minutes
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 2,907.00  miles, FINISHED – 17 Days, 15 Hours, 28 Minutes
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 2,829.40 miles (157.19 mi/day, 97.3% completed)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 2,315.33 miles (128.63 mi/day, 79.7% completed)


Click HERE to view where the teams are on the Google Map

Let’s get into the stats, standings, and recaps from the road…


Jeffrey Price Team: Everyone that participated in this entire event was all smiles to hear that team captain Melissa Price ran the last few miles to the finish of this race in New York City earlier today. The team is named in memory of Melissa’s husband Jeffrey who passed away from cancer just weeks ago.

Melissa took this task on very soon after Jeffrey’s death and thrived leading and inspiring her team the entire way. Melissa put down big double-digit miles every single day. Such big miles at such a frequency she had never done before. It was obvious she was being shined down on and inspired from above. We are thankful for the Price family.

The Jeffrey Price Team was a force from the start. They kept pushing the team in front of them, and when the team behind them started sneaking up on them at the end, they floored the accelerator and finished the race with an impressive finish in 17 days, 15 hours, and 28 minutes.

Everyone on the team contributed and many runners stood out, but none no more impressive than Heather McComb who recorded 18 consecutive days of 20+ miles for this team. She finished the race with 380.42 miles.

Tom Orr was close on Heather’s heels every day and had the race of his life. He finished with 371.61 miles.

Karl Studtmann had multiple, massive mileage explosions of 60 miles.

The Jeffrey Price Team (Melissa Price, captain)

  • Heather McComb – 380.42
  • Tom Orr – 371.61
  • Karl Studtmann – 349.15
  • Alfa Severino – 271.84
  • Melissa Price – 260.84
  • Karla Kent – 224.27
  • John Leighton – 196.79
  • Sofie Romero – 154.19
  • Lance Forest – 140.46
  • Darrell Richardson – 137.19
  • Donna Burns – 119.17
  • Alicja G Miles – 112.13
  • Eric Spencer – 107.34
  • Aaron Braunstein – 76.73
  • David Oglesby – 40.93

Jeffrey Team Data at a Glance 
Place: 2nd
Time: 17 Days, 15 Hours, 28 Minutes
Averaged: 161.51 miles/day
Total Miles: 2,907.00 – Run It Fast – Race Across the USA, Runner-Up

Top 5 JPT Runners (Day 18)

  1. Alfa Severino – 23.24
  2. Heather McComb – 21.98
  3. Tom Orr – 15.17
  4. Melissa Price – 14.06
  5. Aaron Braunstein – 13.01


Charlie Taylor Team: An explosive day from The Chucks as they attacked two-days worth of miles and tried to slam them down in one day. The end result was one of the highest mileage weekday totals of the entire race from any team. They finished the day with 195.96 miles.

The onslaught was led by Seth ‘Black Diamond’ Crowe, who in Gene Simmons fashion, promoted himself to 42.23 big miles. This guy is as tough as they come. Word on the street is that Seth eats nails for breakfast and sheet’s metal the rest of the day. Get all your metal needs at Reed’s Metals of Jackson, TN.

Seth had help, with double-30’s, from Elva Matamoros (30.58) and Tiffani Glass (30.40). Both of these women have been so strong day after day for The Chucks.

RIF #33 Robin Robbins dedicated his 13.59 miles for the day to the kids of St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Robin has raised thousands of dollars for St. Jude over the years and through many races he has participated in.

The Chucks are just 77.60 miles away from the finish in New York City. Tomorrow they will arrive and celebrate. It’s been a fun and encouraging journey the entire way for the team. Friendships have been made that will last for years. Epic performances were put down that will be remembered for several lifetimes.

Charlie Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 3rd
Day 18 Miles: 195.96 (1st)
Total Miles: 2,829.40
Miles From NYC: -77.60

Top 5 CTT Runners (Day 18)

  1. Seth Crowe – 42.23
  2. Elva Matamoros – 30.58
  3. Tiffani Glass – 30.40
  4. Joshua Holmes – 20.01
  5. Robin Robbins – 13.59


Hope Shull Team:  Step-by-step, the Hope Shull Team will one day, perhaps, leave the great state of Tennessee. They were solid today behind Marylou Corino’s 30.37 miles and Kit Brazier’s 23.11 miles.

The team got double-digit miles from Megan Chiu (12.15), Ben Herron (11.62), and Randy Broadway (10.00).

Whoa…late word that The Hopes crossed the Tennessee border, near Bristol, and are now into Virginia. That’s great news.

Hope Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 4th
Day 18 Miles: 120.37 (2nd)
Total Miles: 2,315.33
Miles From NYC: -591.67

Top 5 HST Runners (Day 18)

  1. Marylou Corino – 30.37
  2. Kit Brazier – 23.11
  3. Megan Chiu – 12.15
  4. Ben Herron – 11.62
  5. Randy Broadway – 10.00


Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – FINISHED – Champions
  • Jeffrey Price Team – Alfa Severino (23.24 mi)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Seth Crowe (42.23 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team –  Marylou Corino (30.37 mi)

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 42.23
  2. Elva Matamoros (CTT) – 30.58
  3. Tiffani Glass (CTT) – 30.40
  4. Marylou Corino (HST) – 30.37
  5. Alfa Severino (JPT) – 23.24
  6. Kit Brazier (HST) – 23.11
  7. Heather McComb (JPT) – 21.98
  8. Joshua Holmes (CTT) – 20.01
  9. Tom Orr (JPT) – 15.17
  10. Melissa Price (JPT) – 14.06

Top Race Mile Leaders

  1. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 393.33 (15 days/finished)
  2. Heather McComb (JPT) – 380.42
  3. Tom Orr (JPT) – 371.61
  4. Marylou Corino – (HST) – 349.79
  5. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 349.15
  6. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 329.39
  7. Kit Brazier (HST) – 324.10
  8. Joshua Holmes (CTT) – 315.71
  9. Barry Reece  (SMT) – 309.54 (15 days/finished)
  10. Steve Acciarito (CTT) – 304.79
  11. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 297.06
  12. David Nichols (SMT) – 293.63 (15 days/finished)
  13. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 286.87 (15 days/finished)
  14. Elva Matamoros (CTT) – 276.50


Seth Crowe, of the Charlie Taylor Team, is the ‘Race Across the USA’ –  Peak Performer of the Day. He ran 42.23 miles for the day and now has 266.28 miles for the race.


Suzy Michelson Team
Place: 1st
Time: 14 days, 21 hours, 10 minutes
Averaged: 193.80 miles/day
Total Miles: 2,907.00 – Run It Fast – Race Across the USA Champions

The Suzy Michelson Team (Shane Tucker, captain)

  • Chris Clemens – 393.33
  • Barry Reece – 309.54
  • David Nichols – 293.63
  • Alex Barrientos – 286.87
  • Kimberly Atkins – 248.63
  • Thomas Fowler – 230.10
  • JR Reynolds – 203.67
  • Shane Tucker – 181.93
  • Leslie Studtmann – 168.60
  • Violeta Heisler – 127.05
  • Eryn Tyner – 114.81
  • Kim Crowe – 108.41
  • Anthony Ohrey – 99.35 (so, Anthony!)
  • Jeff Lea – 83.32
  • Trent Rosenbloom – 65.29

Congrats to all these amazing runners!

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Day 16: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Kid Danger

Run It Fast’s ‘Race Across the USA‘ continued into the 16th day even as The Suzy Michelson Team kept partying throughout the day, overflowing from the celebration’s start last night. The three remaining teams continued to make progress today towards joining them in New York City.

The Charlie Taylor Team won the day with 157.54 miles. It’s their 3rd day win over the last week. They were followed closely by the Jeffrey Price Team with 146.14 miles. The Hope Shull Team almost cracked 100 miles, finishing just under the mark with 99.45 miles.

Day 16 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

  • Jeffrey Price Team – 146.14 miles (9.74 mi/runner)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – 157.54 miles (10.50 mi/runner)
  • Hope Shull Team – 99.45 miles (6.63 mi/runner)

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings 

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 2,907.00 miles (193.80/day, 100.0% FINISHED)
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 2,622.41  miles (163.90 mi/day, 90.2% completed)
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 2,488.64 miles (155.54 mi/day, 85.6% completed)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 2,042.43 miles (127.65 mi/day, 70.3% completed)

Click HERE to view where the teams are on the Google Map

Let’s get into the stats, standings, and recaps from the road…

Jeffrey Price Team: The Jeffs were a close second place for the day, and only lost 10 miles of their lead on third place. They have a strong lead that should be tough for The Chucks to surpass.

It was the Tom and Heather Show once again with Heather ‘Double-Dime’ McComb running 20.55 miles and Tom Orr completing just under that number with 20.35. Its Heather’s 16th consecutive day of 20+ miles, a race record.

The (My) Pillars helping push this team today included Alfa Severino (19.55) who continued her hot streak, team captain Melissa Price (16.61), and big John Leighton with 14.55 miles.

The team is currently in Winchester, Virginia.

Jeffrey Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 2nd
Day 16 Miles: 146.14 (2nd)
Total Miles: 2,622.41
Miles From NYC: -284.59

Top 5 JPT Runners (Day 16)

  1. Heather McComb – 20.55
  2. Tom Orr – 20.35
  3. Alfa Severino – 19.55
  4. Melissa Price – 16.61
  5. John Leighton – 14.55

Charlie Taylor Team: A good day for the Chuck Taylor Almost All-Stars with 157.54 miles for the day. They once again had a balanced attack with the biggest mile chunks coming from Steve Acciarito (20.90 mi), Tiffani Glass (20.32), Seth Crowe (16.96), and Elva Matamoros (15.14).

They are just 418 miles from New York City and hope to get there on Saturday. They are currently in Lexington, Virginia at the Virginia Safari Park in search of the real Tiger King.

Charlie Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 3rd
Day 16 Miles: 157.54 (1st)
Total Miles: 2,488.64
Miles From NYC: -418.36

Top 5 CTT Runners (Day 16)

  1. Joshua Holmes – 21.31
  2. Steve Acciarito – 20.90
  3. Tiffani Glass – 20.32
  4. Seth Crowe – 16.96
  5. Elva Matamoros – 15.14

Hope Shull Team:  The team pulled an Anthony Ohrey today with 99.45 miles, just a half mile from a 100 for the day. They were led once again by Kit Brazier with 23.66 miles and Marylou Corino with 21.32 miles (0.01 mi more than The Chucks captain, Joshua Holmes).

Ben Herron chipped in with 8.32 miles and Cathy Downes had 8.33.

But the big story on the day for the team came from 9-year old Juleann Roberts who came through with 10.22 miles, her first double-digit day of the race. It was a huge help for the Hope Shull Team. Juleann now has 87.53 miles for the race and should crack 100 miles before the race is over (she’s everything Ohrey is not).

Hope Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 4th
Day 16 Miles: 99.45 (3rd)
Total Miles: 2,042.43
Miles From NYC: -864.57

Top 5 HST Runners (Day 16)

  1. Kit Brazier – 23.66
  2. Marylou Corino – 21.32
  3. Juleann Roberts – 10.22
  4. Cathy Downes – 8.33
  5. Ben Herron – 8.32

Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – FINISHED – Champions
  • Jeffrey Price Team – Heather McComb (20.55 mi)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Joshua Holmes (21.33 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team –  Kit Brazier (23.66 mi)

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. Kit Brazier (HST) – 23.66
  2. Marylou Corino (HST) – 21.32
  3. Joshua Holmes (CTT) – 21.33
  4. Steve Acciarito (CTT) – 20.90
  5. Heather McComb (JPT) – 20.55
  6. Tom Orr (JPT) – 20.35
  7. Tiffani Glass (CTT) – 20.32
  8. Alfa Severino (JPT) – 19.55
  9. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 16.96
  10. Melissa Price (JPT) – 16.61

Top Race Mile Leaders

  1. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 393.33 (15 days/finished)
  2. Heather McComb (JPT) – 338.24
  3. Tom Orr (JPT) – 335.08
  4. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 324.80
  5. Barry Reece  (SMT) – 309.54 (15 days/finished)
  6. Marylou Corino – (HST) – 304.42
  7. David Nichols (SMT) – 293.63 (15 days/finished)
  8. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 286.87 (15 days/finished)
  9. Kit Brazier (HST) – 280.90
  10. Steve Acciarito (CTT) – 277.06
  11. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 276.50
  12. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 275.00

Juleann Roberts is the ‘Race Across the USA’ –  Peak Performer of the Day. She ran 10.22 miles for the day and now has 87.53 miles for the race. PS: She’s our youngest runner in the event at 9-years old.

Suzy Michelson Team
Place: 1st
Time: 14 days, 21 hours, 10 minutes
Averaged: 193.80 miles/day
Total Miles: 2,907.00 – Run It Fast – Race Across the USA Champions

The Suzy Michelson Team (Shane Tucker, captain)

  • Chris Clemens – 393.33
  • Barry Reece – 309.54
  • David Nichols – 293.63
  • Alex Barrientos – 286.87
  • Kimberly Atkins – 248.63
  • Thomas Fowler – 230.10
  • JR Reynolds – 203.67
  • Shane Tucker – 181.93
  • Leslie Studtmann – 168.60
  • Violeta Heisler – 127.05
  • Eryn Tyner – 114.81
  • Kim Crowe – 108.41
  • Anthony Ohrey – 99.35 (so, Anthony!)
  • Jeff Lea – 83.32
  • Trent Rosenbloom – 65.29

Congrats to all these amazing runners!

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Barry Reece RIF Race Across the USA Peak Performer

Day 14: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – The Final Countdown

Run It Fast’s ‘Race Across the USA‘ ended it’s second week on Sunday night. It’s been 14 amazing days of running from all four teams. Tomorrow our champion will reach New York City. The race won’t be over though, as the other three teams still have to get there.

Today belonged to The Charlie Taylor Team. They tallied 186.02 miles and really stood out from the competition today. It was their best all-around team performance as far as having a lot of balance from teammates. The Suzy Michelson Team and Jeffrey Price Team virtually tied with The Suzys taking 2nd place. Fourth place went to the Hope Shull Team with 130.47 miles, a solid day for them.

Day 14 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

  • Suzy Michelson Team – 163.85 miles (10.92 mi/runner)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – 162.63 miles (10.84 mi/runner)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – 186.02 miles (12.40 mi/runner)
  • Hope Shull Team – 130.47 miles (8.70 mi/runner)

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings 

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 2,746.60 miles (196.19/day, 94.5% completed)
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 2,298.92  miles (164.21 mi/day, 79.1% completed)
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 2,196.98 miles (156.93 mi/day, 75.6% completed)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 1,854.05 miles (132.43 mi/day, 63.8% completed)

 

Click HERE to view where the teams are on the Google Map
Let’s get into the stats, standings, and recaps from the road…

Suzy Michelson Team: After yesterday’s record setting day of 331.52 miles, today was going to be a bit of a relaxed, busy-work day for The Suzys, before they cross the finish in NYC, tomorrow. Today, they were a three-headed spear consisting of Barry Reece (28.09 mi), Chris Clemens (27.25), and Kimberly Atkins (26.20).

They were bolstered as well by Violeta Heisler (15.60) and Eryn Tyner (14.51).

The Suzys are currently in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This team has been dominant from the very start…the last time any of the other teams saw them.

Suzy Team Data at a Glance
Place: 1st
Day 14 Miles: 163.85 (2nd)
Total Miles: 2,746.60

Top 5 SMT Runners (Day 14)

  1. Barry Reece – 28.09
  2. Chris Clemens – 27.25
  3. Kimberly Atkins – 26.20
  4. Violeta Heisler – 15.60
  5. Eryn Tyner – 14.51

Jeffrey Price Team: All-in-all a great weekend for The Jeffs. This team has been consistently led every day by Heather ‘Double-Dime’ McComb and Tom ‘Mr McFeely’ Orr. They delivered again today, Heather with 25.04 miles and Tom with 24.37. Both will go over the 300-mile mark tomorrow.

Donna Burns had her biggest day so far with 12.66 miles.

The Jeffs are very near to the Virginia border. They are in Blountville which is in the very northeastern corner of Tennessee.

Jeffrey Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 2nd
Day 14 Miles: 162.63 (3rd)
Total Miles: 2,298.92
Miles Back: -447.68

Top 5 JPT Runners (Day 14)

  1. Heather McComb – 25.04
  2. Tom Orr – 24.37
  3. Melissa Price – 16.22
  4. Alfa Severino – 15.20
  5. Karla Kent – 14.20

Charlie Taylor Team: The (Seth) Crowe returneth on the 14th day with 28.41 miles to pull The Chucks to a first place finish for the day with 186.02 points. It is their second stage win of the event.

The team had it’s most consistent overall day with big miles from so many. Steve Acciarito, Jen Metcalf, and Tiffani Glass all added 20+ miles.

Robin Robbins had his biggest day of the race with 15.32 miles. A total of 8 Chucks had double-digits.

And they kept their perfect scorecard in place with all 15 runners contributing for the 14th consecutive day.

The Chucks are positioned just outside Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. The team captain can’t wait to get moving.

Charlie Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 3rd
Day 14 Miles: 186.02 (1st)
Total Miles: 2,196.98
Miles Back: -549.62

Top 5 CTT Runners (Day 14)

  1. Seth Crowe – 28.41
  2. Steve Acciarito – 21.11
  3. Tiffani Glass – 20.05
  4. Jen Metcalf – 20.00
  5. Joshua Holmes – 19.13

Hope Shull Team:  The Hopes had a really great weekend. On Sunday, they were led by Cathy Downes (20.50) and Randy Broadway (20.00).

Additional firepower was supplied by Houston Wolf (15.74) and Josh Tyner (14.50).

The Hopes are at the Pilot Gas Station in Yum Yum, Tennessee. That seems appropriate for this team, and their appetite for food and sleep.

Hope Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 4th
Day 14 Miles: 130.57 (4th)
Total Miles: 1,854.05
Miles Back: -892.55

Top 5 HST Runners (Day 14)

  1. Cathy Downes – 20.50
  2. Randy Broadway – 20.00
  3. Houston Wolf – 15.74
  4. Marylou Corino – 15.00
  5. Josh Tyner – 14.50

Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – Barry Reece (28.09 mi)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – Heather McComb (25.04 mi)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Seth Crowe (28.41 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team –  Cathy Downes (20.50 mi)

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 28.41
  2. Barry Reece (SMT) – 28.09
  3. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 27.25
  4. Kimberly Atkins (SMT) – 26.20
  5. Heather McComb (JPT) – 25.04
  6. Tom Orr (JPT) – 24.37
  7. Steve Acciarito (CTT) – 21.11
  8. Cathy Downes (HST) – 20.50
  9. Tiffani Glass (CTT) – 20.05
  10. Jen Metcalf (CTT) – 20.00
  11. Randy Broadway (HST) – 20.00

Top 10 Race Mile Leaders

  1. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 362.53
  2. Barry Reece  (SMT) – 300.53
  3. Heather McComb (JPT) – 297.37
  4. Tom Orr (JPT) – 294.02
  5. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 278.68
  6. David Nichols (SMT) – 278.52
  7. Marylou Corino – (HST) – 267.80
  8. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 258.45
  9. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 247.48
  10. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 240.68

Barry Reece is the ‘Race Across the USA’ –  Peak Performer of the Day. He had 28.09 miles for the day and now has 300.53 miles for the race.

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Tiffani Glass Peak Performer of the Day – RIF Race Across the USA

Day 10: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Rise of the Chucks

Run It Fast’s ‘Race Across the USA‘ Day 10 has concluded and the Charlie Taylor Team, for the first time, had the most miles for a day. They finished the day with 176.17 miles, their second highest single-day tally of the race. Finishing behind them was the Suzy Michelson Team with 163.65 miles. Ten miles behind the SMT was the Jeffrey Price Team. The Hope Shull Team finished with 107.75 miles.

The Chucks have performed consistent throughout the race, and they have the past four days turned up the intensity centered around the two-day outburst from Jeremy Reed.

Day 10 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

  • Suzy Michelson Team – 163.65 miles (10.91 mi/runner)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – 153.58 miles (10.24 mi/runner)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – 176.17 miles (11.74 mi/runner)
  • Hope Shull Team – 107.75 miles (7.18 mi/runner)

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings 

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 1,869.60 miles (186.96/day, 64.3% completed)
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 1,625.83  miles (162.58 mi/day, 55.93% completed)
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 1,505.66 miles (150.57 mi/day, 51.8% completed)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 1,250.34 miles (125.03 mi/day, 43.01% completed)


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Suzy Michelson Team: More of the same from the front-leading Suzys. Chris Clemens with a marathon of work today, assisted by David Nichols going for 21.3 miles and Barry Reece with 19.3 miles. Alex Barrientos (17.61) and Kimberly Atkins (15.56) also had very strong contributions.

They currently are in Brownsville, Tennessee. And I don’t even know how to word this… But in one of the most flagrant WWE moves of all-time, Anthony Ohrey picked the lock to Tom Orr and Donna Burns‘ house and the team bum-rushed in like Andrew Jackson’s Tennesseans did into the White House on the night of Jackson’s inauguration when they destroyed all the carpets and drapes with food and drink. The SMT is sleeping in Tom’s house for the night and Chris Clemens is passed out, greased up with Ben-Gay in Tom’s own bed. Oh the humanity and brashness of this team. Tom and Donna are still back in Arkansas with the Jeffrey Price Team.

Suzy Team Data at a Glance
Place: 1st
Day 10 Miles: 163.65 (2nd)
Total Miles: 1,869.60
Top 5 SMT Runners (Day 10)

  1. Chris Clemens – 26.29
  2. David Nichols – 21.30
  3. Barry Reece – 19.30
  4.  Alex Barrientos – 17.61
  5. Kimberly Atkins – 15.56

Jeffrey Price Team: Tom Orr, once again, was running today like he had a 6th sense that something was awry he needed to get to. He just didn’t know exactly what, yet. Oh, that day is coming! Tom put down 23.35 miles. He has been strong every day of the competition. Heather ‘Double-Dime’ McComb…wait for it…dropped another 20 miles for the 10th consecutive day. Karl Studtmann added 20.16 with solid performances from Alfa Severino and Lance Forest as well.

It should be noted that team captain, Melissa Price, has notched double digit miles for all ten days and sets a great example for her team day in and day out. A true inspiration.

The Jeffs finished with the 3rd most miles of the day. They are in good shape and charging up to make another strong weekend push. They are currently in Blackwell, Arkansas.

Jeffrey Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 2nd
Day 10 Miles: 153.58 (3rd)
Total Miles: 1,625.83
Miles Back: -243.77
Top 5 JPT Runners (Day 10)

  1. Tom Orr – 23.35
  2. Heather McComb – 20.32
  3. Karl Studtmann – 20.16
  4. Alfa Severino – 15.11
  5. Lance Forest – 14.11

Charlie Taylor Team: What a surge this team has had the past five days, and it’s been a powder keg the past two days in major part to Jeremy Reed, who followed yesterday’s 42.03 miles, with 30.20 miles today. This galvanized team used that to help put down the most miles for the day. It’s the first time during the race they’ve done this. Another big reason they were able to do this today was that they, once again, got contributions from every team member.

Jeremy had some big-gun help from Tiffani Glass with 25.10 miles. It’s her 4th 20+ mile day of the race and her highest single day output. She’s been a consistent and big contributor to the Chucks every day.

Then it was the three amigos of Seth Crowe (21.01), Elva Matamoros (19.05), and Steve Acciarito (17.80) helping the team rise to the top today..

The Chucks are no longer looking in their rear-view mirror, as they are seem intent on pushing the pedal down to try to find anyone else on the road ahead. They currently are pinning in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, and will reach Arkansas shortly.

Charlie Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 3rd
Day 10 Miles: 176.17 (1st)
Total Miles: 1,505.66
Miles Back: -363.94

Top 5 CTT Runners (Day 10)

  1. Jeremy Reed – 30.20
  2. Tiffani Glass – 25.10
  3. Seth Crowe – 21.01
  4. Elva Matamoros – 19.05
  5. Steve Acciarito – 17.80

Hope Shull Team: Double-Trouble Marylou Corino (25.00 mi) and Kit Brazier (22.41 mi) provided most of the fuel for the Hopes on Day 10. They hit a decent groove with 107.75 miles. Other contributors included Sherry Meador (13.25 mi), Cathy Downs (10.05 mi), and Ben Herron (9.49 mi).

Tomorrow could be a low-mileage day as they are due to run by (and likely into, up, down, and all around) the Water-Zoo Indoor Water Park in Clinton, Oklahoma. Photos, please!!!

Hope Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 4th
Day 10 Miles: 107.75 (4th)
Total Miles: 1,250.34
Miles Back: -619.26

Top 5 HST Runners (Day 10)

  1. Marylou Corino – 25.00
  2. Kit Brazier – 22.41
  3. Sherry Meador – 13.25
  4. Cathy Downes – 10.05
  5. Ben Herron – 9.49

Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – Chris Clemens (26.29 mi)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – Tom Orr (23.35 mi)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Jeremy Reed (30.20 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team – Marylou Corino (25.00 mi)

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 30.20
  2. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 26.29
  3. Tiffani Glass (CTT) – 25.1
  4. Marylou Corino (HST) – 25.00
  5. Tom Orr (JPT) – 23.35
  6. Kit Brazier (HST) – 22.41
  7. David Nichols (SMT) – 21.30
  8. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 21.1
  9. Heather McComb (JPT) – 20.32
  10. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 20.16

Top 10 Race Mile Leaders

  1. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 249.22
  2. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 216.88
  3. Heather McComb (JPT) – 209.00
  4. Tom Orr (JPT) – 202.43
  5. Barry Reece  (SMT) – 195.34
  6. David Nichols (SMT) – 193.73
  7. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 188.43
  8. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 181.53
  9. Marylou Corino – (HST) – 180.60
  10. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 173.11

Tiffani Glass,with her impressive 25.1 mile day, is the ‘Race Across the USA’ –  Peak Performer of the Day.

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Race Across the USA Week 1 Mile Leaders

RIF’s Race Across the USA – Overall Miles of Every Runner – Week 1

The first week of Run It Fast’s – Race Across the USA had massive miles and contributions from all 60 runners that make up the four teams.

Eight of the top 10 most miles came from the Suzy Michelson Team and Jeffrey Price Team.

Sixteen runners had 100+ mile weeks, many for the very first time. Others recorded the most miles they ever have in a week as well.

Here is a complete list of the 4,440.61 miles put down over the past seven days in this fun and challenging event.

Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA
Overall Mileage
Name Team Week 1
1 Chris Clemens (SMT) 172.86
2 Karl Studtman (JPT) 153.87
3 Heather McComb (JPT) 148.08
4 Tom Orr (JPT) 141.7
5 Barry Reece (SMT) 140.4
6 David Nichols (SMT) 131.15
7 Seth Crowe (CTT) 131.1
8 Marylou Corino (HST) 125.6
9 Alex Barrientos (SMT) 120.78
10 Thomas Fowler (SMT) 120.02
11 Kimberly Atkins (SMT) 115.26
12 Joshua Holmes (CTT) 114.43
13 Jeremy Reed (CTT) 103.81
14 Melissa Price (JPT) 102.96
15 Kit Brazier (HST) 102.11
16 Randy Broadway (HST) 100.5
17 Alfa Severino (JPT) 93.09
18 Cathy Downes (HST) 92.14
19 Elva Matamoros (CTT) 90.53
20 Jen Metcalf (CTT) 86.97
21 Jamie JR Reynolds (SMT) 86.91
22 Leslie Studtmann (SMT) 83.86
23 Ben Herron (HST) 83.42
24 Karla Kent (JPT) 82.73
25 Tiffani Glass (CTT) 76.63
26 Shane Tucker (SMT) 76.62
27 John Leighton (JPT) 73.15
28 Steve Acciarito (CTT) 71.12
29 Darrell Richardson (JPT) 68.03
30 Lance Forest (JPT) 64.55
31 Lori Robinson (HST) 61.01
32 Eryn Tyner (SMT) 59.83
33 Aimee Shilling (CTT) 59.47
34 Greta Reed (CTT) 57.95
35 Anthony Ohrey (SMT) 57.15
36 Donna Jones Burns (JPT) 55.65
37 Sherry Meador (HST) 53.54
38 Houston Wolf (HST) 52.95
39 Megan Chiu (HST) 51.56
40 Robin Robbins (CTT) 50.32
41 Violeta Heisler (SMT) 50.27
42 Jemal Swoboda (CTT) 46.32
43 Kim Crowe (SMT) 44.18
44 Alicja Grace S Miles (JPT) 42.81
45 Jeff Lea (SMT) 42.34
46 Rachael Anderson (HST) 42.24
47 Eric Spencer (JPT) 42.18
48 Sofie Romero (JPT) 41.75
49 David Oglesby (JPT) 40.93
50 Scott Kufferath (HST) 38.83
51 Juleann Roberts (HST) 35.39
52 Renée Holcomb (CTT) 33.92
53 Sharon Carver (CTT) 30.8
54 Trent Rosenbloom (SMT) 30.5
55 Marj Mitchell (CTT) 30.34
56 Aaron Braunstein (JPT) 30.0
57 Jill Williams (CTT) 28.96
58 Jimmy Girten (HST) 26.7
59 Josh Tyner (HST) 24.19
60 Chuck Roberts (HST) 24.15
Total Miles  4,440.61
Average Per Runner  74.01


RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings 

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 1,332.13 miles (192.85/day, 45.8% completed)
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 1,181.48  miles (165.09 mi/day, 40.6% completed)
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 1,012.67 miles (142.61 mi/day, 34.8% completed)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 914.33 miles (122.6 mi/day, 31.5% completed)

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Ben Herron Race Across the USA Peak Performer

Day 7: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Ben Hur-on

Run It Fast’s ‘Race Across the USA‘ has moved into it’s seventh day. No one on any of these teams rested though, even after yesterday’s record setting day by all four teams.

The weekend was won by the Jeffrey Price Team. For the second day in a row they made up ground on the first place Suzy Michelson Team. The Jeffs compiled 461.61 miles over the two days with 190.95 coming today after their race high of 270.66 miles on Saturday. With this strong push they’ve gained 24 miles on The Suzys.

The Suzy’s still hold a comfortable overall lead of 150.65 miles. However, after smashing the first five days with the most daily miles every day, they’ve been beaten the last two days, and today two teams finished with more miles than they did. The resurgent Hope Shull Team tallied 178.74 miles today just edging the Suzys. The Suzys ended up with 175.03.

The Charlie Taylor Team had what they thought was a strong day, with 157.03, until they heard what the other three teams recorded for the day. They had the fourth most miles for the day, but they remain a strong hold of third place over the fourth place team.

Day 7 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

  • Suzy Michelson Team – 175.03 miles (11.67 mi/runner)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – 190.95 miles (12.73 mi/runner)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – 157.03 miles (10.47 mi/runner)
  • Hope Shull Team – 178.74 miles (11.92 mi/runner)

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings 

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 1,332.13 miles (192.85/day, 45.8% completed)
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 1,181.48  miles (165.09 mi/day, 40.6% completed)
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 1,012.67 miles (142.61 mi/day, 34.8% completed)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 914.33 miles (122.6 mi/day, 31.5% completed)

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The four teams currently are split into three states. The Suzy Michelson Team, currently in 1st place, is already in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Jeffrey Price Team is in Shamrock, Texas and getting very close to the ‘Sooner State.’ Our third and fourth place teams, the Charlie Taylor Team and the Hope Shull Team, are still in New Mexico with the Chucks practically nestled up on the barbed wire of the Texas border.

Suzy Michelson Team: Any true criticism of this team would be nitpicking. They dominated this week with 1,332.13 miles over seven days. They have a 150 mile lead, and they have heavy hitters that would make the 1932 New York Yankees envious.

Today they had the third most miles with 175.03 but were just 15 miles off the top team of the day. They were led once again by the ‘Tullahoma Tornado’ Chris Clemens with 24.1 miles. He’s had a remarkable 172.86 miles since the start of the race a week ago, the most of any runner on any team. His main support today came from JR Reynolds with 20.41 miles, his third 20 mile day of the week.

Other strong efforts for the race leaders today came from Barry Reece (17.01 mi), Leslie Studtmann (15.25), and Kimberly Atkins (15.14).

Violeta Heisler, who has been burning the candle at both ends while working herself back into shape from an injury, rocked out with 29.09 miles for the weekend. So many stories like Violeta’s have uplifted and inspired so many people this week.

Suzy Team Data at a Glance
Place: 1st
Day 7 Miles: 175.03 (3rd)
Total Miles: 1,332.13
Top 5 SMT Runners (Day 7)

  1. Chris Clemens – 24.1
  2. JR Reynolds – 20.41
  3. Barry Reece – 17.01
  4. Leslie Studtmann – 15.25
  5. Kimberly Atkins – 15.14

Jeffrey Price Team: The Jeffs shoot 20-mile bombs out of a cannon day in and day out. Heather McComb finished her week of 20+’s with 21.04 miles. She had an astounding 148.08 miles this week. She has set the early tone, day in and day out. Tom ‘Stairway’ Orr took a step down today, but he still knocked out 20.37 miles. He finished the week with 141.7 miles, the biggest mileage week of his life. Heather and Tom have provided a consistent base every day that the team built on this weekend that led this team to the most miles of the weekend.

Karl Studtmann had a cool 20.53 miles after his 57.2 megatron bomb yesterday that reset the narrative of the race between the Jeffs and Suzys. Alfa Severino also contributed 20.01 miles.

Team captain Melissa Price finished the week with 15.01 miles topping off with the week with 102.96 miles. A epic week from this entire team, top to bottom. Can they keep it up and catch the leaders? Week two will tell a lot.

Jeffrey Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 2nd
Day 7 Miles: 190.95 (1st)
Total Miles: 1,181.48
Miles Back: -150.65
Top 5 JPT Runners (Day 7)

  1. Heather McComb – 21.04
  2. Karl Studtmann – 20.53
  3. Tom Orr – 20.37
  4. Alfa Severino – 20.01
  5. Alicja Miles – 16.30

Charlie Taylor Team: Today the CTT team got a major performance from Elva Matamoros with 32.02 miles. Those big miles gave her 90.53 miles for the week. Her miles were a major boost to the Chucks today after many members of this team were sore and hobbled today. The team also got help from Seth Crowe  with 29.25 miles. Seth’s 131.1 miles easily made him the team’s MVP of the Week. Team captain Joshua Holmes rounded out his week with 21.7 miles.

The Chucks once again had everyone contribute and finished the week a perfect 105 for 105.

Charlie Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 3rd
Day 7 Miles: 157.03 (4th)
Total Miles: 1,012.67
Miles Back: -319.46
Top 5 CTT Runners (Day 7)

  1. Elva Matamoros – 32.02
  2. Seth Crowe – 29.25
  3. Joshua Holmes – 21.70
  4. Steve Acciarito – 13.13
  5. Aimee Shilling – 12.04

Hope Shull Team: Ultra veteran Ben Herron led a multi-faceted attack today for Hope’s team. He rolled off 32.42 miles, by far his most miles of the race to this point. He was joined by team captain Marylou Corino who nailed 25.0 miles, her third 25+ mile performance of the week. More help came from Cathy Downes with 20.16 miles which gave her an impressive 51.51 miles for the weekend. Arizona native Lori Robinson was also superb today with 20.22 miles making a strong two day contribution of 38.36 miles. Sherry Meador’s 15.08 miles topped off a nice weekend for her, and Jimmy Girten ran 10.07 miles today. His longest run since the inception of the iPhone.

The Hopes had 380.06 miles over the two day weekend. They have a lot of momentum going into the new week as they try to chase down the Charlie Taylor Team that is in front of them.

Hope Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 4th
Day 7 Miles: 178.74 (2nd)
Total Miles: 914.33
Miles Back: -417.8
Top 5 HST Runners (Day 7)

  1. Ben Herron – 32.42
  2. Marylou Corino – 25.00
  3. Lori Robinson – 20.22
  4. Cathy Downes – 20.16
  5. Sherry Meador – 15.08


Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – Chris Clemens (24.10 mi)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – Heather McComb (21.04 mi)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Elva Matamoros (32.02 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team – Ben Herron (32.42 mi)

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. Ben Herron (HST) – 32.42
  2. Elva Matamoros – (CTT) – 32.02
  3. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 29.25
  4. Marylou Corino (HST) – 25.00
  5. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 24.1
  6. Joshua Holmes (CTT) – 21.7
  7. Heather McComb (JPT) – 21.04
  8. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 20.53
  9. JR Reynolds (SMT) – 20.41
  10. Tom Orr (JPT) – 20.37

Top 10 Race Mile Leaders

  1. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 172.86
  2. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 153.87
  3. Heather McComb (JPT) – 148.08
  4. Tom Orr (JPT) – 141.70
  5. Barry Reece  (SMT) – 140.40
  6. David Nichols (SMT) – 131.15
  7. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 131.10
  8. Marylou Corino – (HST) – 125.60
  9. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 120.78
  10. Thomas Fowler (SMT) – 120.02

Ben Herron (HST) is the ‘Race Across the USA’ –  Peak Performer of the Day with his 32.42 miles.

Honorable Mention: Elva Matamoros (CTT) with 32.02 miles.

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David Nichols RIF Race Across the USA Day 4 – Hotel

Day 4: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – 5 Nichols & 1 Penny

Day 4 of the Run It FastRace Across the USA‘ is in the books, and we are running out of adjectives to describe these endorphin crazed road warriors.  The four teams combined for a total of 605.93 miles on Thursday, the most of any of the four days of the race. Many thought coming into today that these teams, with tired legs and life on the road setting in, would have fewer miles today. That just simply wasn’t the case. More on that below.

The front of the race to this point has been dominated by the Suzy Michelson Team and today they showed out like a 21-year old woman on Tik Tok. It would be unfair to call them a broken record, because they are knocking out hit, after hit, after hit every day on the road. The Suzy’s just missed a 200-mile day coming in at 195.77 miles. This is the most single day miles, by a team, so far in the race. The team was fueled today by…everyone.

The Suzy’s were led by David ‘5’ Nichols ‘and a penny’ today who romped to 26.32 miles (and a relaxing dip in the pool). The 20-somethings didn’t stop there as motivational speaker Chris Clemens put down 25.19 miles before retiring for the night in a van down by the river. Other 20’s from the SMT were put down by Eryn Tyner (20.03) and JR Reynolds (20.11).

The Suzy’s galloped into New Mexico and are stationed currently in the town of Grants. They have completed 25.1% of the race with 729.78 miles. They sit comfortably ahead of the field with a 136-mile lead.

David Nichols is the ‘Race Across the USA’ –  Peak Performance of the Day.

The other three teams were very comparable today in the amount of miles they put down.

The Hope Shull Team, building on yesterday’s strong push, had another strong day with 129.48 miles. They have now put down strong back-to-back days that has lifted team morale. They simply refuse to roll over with the rest of the roadkill on the route. Today they were lead by Captain Marylou. She followed up yesterday’s 30-piece with 25 more miles today. She has turned it up the past two days. Again, she was joined by Kit Brazier for big miles today. Kit laid down 21.6 miles and has 79.49 miles over the last four days. Ben Herron, Cathy Downes, and Randy Broadway each went over double digit miles, as well.

HST is currently at 482.2 miles. They currently are at a Wal-Mart in Flagstaff, Arizona looking for muscle rub for Kufferath, peach pies, and sweet tea (3 teammates used the electric wheelchairs – no names were given).

The Jeffrey Price Team continues to be solid and strong. They are such a fierce and strong group just like their namesake was to so many. They lost some ground to The Suzys today, but they are in a good spot where they will be able to take advantage of any misfortune that might occur on the road ahead of them. Aaron Braunstein, left for dead on the injured list back in California, had a Lazarus awakening today coming back for 3 miles. He hobbled out of the van, Willis Reed style, then hobbled back up in the RV. ‘Mr. Climbing the Stairway to Heaven’ Tom Orr did it once again today with a remarkable 21.14 miles. His daily mile progression from the start has been 16.09, 18.39, 20.29, and 21.14 today (75.79 total). Alfa Severino stepped it up a notch with 19.07 miles for JPT.

But the MVP of the race so far for JPT has been Heather ‘Double Dime’ McComb. She knocked out her fourth consecutive day of 20+ miles with 20.13 today giving her a team leading 85.37 miles. That total is also the second most by an individual in the entire race.

JPT is currently at 592.97 miles and in 2nd place overall. On the tracking map it looks like they are in the middle of a Petrified Forest National Park in New Mexico. Many of their legs are likely feeling the same.

The Charlie Taylor Team (which we are petitioning to change to the Charlie Taylor Band) did their thing today. They increased their output over yesterday by 25 miles clipping off 137.06 miles before check-in tonight. Every single runner on the team contributed for the fourth day in a row (60-60).

They were led by Seth Crowe (22.06 mi), Tiffani Glass (20.01mi), and Joshua Holmes (18.29 mi). Crowe has been the high scorer for the team so far with 70.43 miles over the four days. Tiffani, stated that she wanted to get 10 today, but that she felt so good, with the warm sun at her back, that she just kept on running for a total of 20 miles. Jen Metcalf and Jeremy Reed also reached into double figures once again.

Steve Acciarito is currently listed on the injury report with pain on the top of his foot. He is listed as day-to-day.

CTT has completed 18.2% of the race with 529.96 miles. They sit in third place, a handful of miles just west of Winslow, Arizona.

Click HERE to view where the teams are on the Google Map

Day 4 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

  • Suzy Michelson Team – 195.77 miles (13.05mi/runner)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – 143.62 miles (9.57mi/runner)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – 137.06 miles (9.14mi/runner)
  • Hope Shull Team – 129.48 miles (8.63mi/runner)

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings (thru Day 4)

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 729.78 miles (182.45/day, 25.1% completed)
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 592.97  miles (148.24 mi/day, 20.4% completed)
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 529.96 miles (132.49 mi/day, 18.2% completed)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 482.20 miles (120.55 mi/day, 16.6% completed)

 

Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – David Nichols (26.32 mi)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – Tom Orr (21.14 mi)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Seth Crowe (22.06 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team – Marylou Corino (25.00 mi)

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. David Nichols (SMT) – 26.32
  2. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 25.19
  3. Marylou Corino (HST) – 25.00
  4. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 22.06
  5. Kit Brazier (HST) – 21.6
  6. Tom Orr (JPT) – 21.14
  7. Heather McComb (JPT) – 20.13
  8. JR Reynolds (SMT) – 20.11
  9. Eryn Tyner (SMT) – 20.03
  10. Tiffani Glass (CTT) – 20.01

Top 10 Race Mile Leaders

  1. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 91.51
  2. Heather McComb (JPT) – 85.37
  3. Barry Reece  (SMT) – 80.2
  4. Kit Brazier (HST) – 79.49
  5. Marylou Corino – (HST) – 77.5
  6. Tom Orr (JPT) – 75.91
  7. David Nichols (SMT) – 74.65
  8. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 70.96
  9. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 70.43
  10. Thomas Fowler  (SMT) – 70.26

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RIFRAUSA Day 2 Map

Day 2: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Showdown in the Desert

The Run It FastRace Across the USA‘ relay continued to move eastward on Day 2 with the Suzy Michelson Team starting the day with a comfortable lead over the Jeffrey Price Team. But is that how the day ended? Who made it to Arizona and who didn’t? Who was the star performer of the day? All those answers await you below!

Day 2 saw 56 of the 60 runners put down a total of 596.0 miles. Amazingly that is 30 miles more than these four teams aggressively, on fresh legs, put down yesterday on Day 1. Every runner on the Charlie Taylor Team and Suzy Michelson Team once again put down miles today maintaining ‘perfect attendance’ of their team members over the first 48 hours of the race.

The Charlie Taylor Team’s Seth Crowe left the Crowe’s Nest late, last night for a run, only to return home, and leave it for four more runs today. Amidst cold temps and rain, Seth kept Crowe, Crowe, Crowe’ing his leggy-boat aggressively down the street. A throw-back Flintstonian who easily averaged more miles with his legs today than his beat-up Chevy pickup can garner coasting downhill with a full load.

A man on a mission with five runs of of 10.07, 10.31, 12.0, 3.0, and 2.01 for a total of 37.39 miles. Seth is the Race Across the USA Performance of the Day.

Kimberly Atkins impressed her team (SMT) and competition by walking 26.22 miles today in the brrr, brrr, bodiddley, frigid cold. An impressive feat for sure.

While Georgia native Heather McComb (JPT) knocked our her second consecutive 20+ mile day with 24.12 miles for a total of 44.14 miles over the first 2 days. Barry Reece (SMT) did the same as well with 22.0 miles (49.02/2 day total).

Other big mile stars from Day 2 included Chris Clemens (SMT) 25.55 mi, Randy Broadway (HST) 21.0 mi, and 8x Badwater 135 veteran, Karla Kent (JPT) 22.58 mi.

Day 2 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

  • Suzy Michelson Team – 184.84 miles (12.32mi/runner)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – 162.9 miles (10.86mi/runner)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – 153.47 miles (10.23mi/runner)
  • Hope Shull Team – 94.79 miles (6.32mi/runner)

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings (thru Day 2)

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 373.81 miles (186.91mi/day, 12.8% completed)
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 305.19 miles (152.60mi/day, 10.5% completed)
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 280.4 miles (140.20mi/day, 9.7% completed)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 202.84 miles (101.42mi/day, 7.0% completed)

The Suzy Michelson Team kept unleashing big run after big run and made it to Needles, AZ before midday. They kept the pedal down with three team members going for 20+ miles and a total of seven in double digits. They gathered 184.84 miles on Day 2, almost matching their impressive Day 1 total of 188.97. The Suzy’s have now set their sight on making it to Flagstaff, AZ tomorrow. If the lactic acid in their legs and the high altitude getting to Flagstaff doesn’t slow them tomorrow then nothing might.

A member of another team was peddling a rumor around that Chris Clemens was trying to talk his team into a ‘quick’ detour north of Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon for a quick R2R2R out and back. Whether true or fake news, SMT captain Shane Tucker will use his school room laser focus and discipline to keep his team on track.

The Jeffrey Price Team was one of two teams to put down more miles on Day 2. JPT ended the day with 162.9 miles, which topped their Day 1 total by over 20 miles. They kept thinking they could see the SMT far in the distance, and it kept them a churning. However, that dry arid air, and desert landscape was likely creating a mirage that didn’t match reality, because they finished the day in a strong second place with 305.19 miles but a big 68.62 mile gulp behind the SMT.  They did increase their lead over the third place team by +9 miles.

Team Note: Aaron Braunstein has been placed on the Disabled List with a calf issue. His status is Day-to-Day.

The Charlie Taylor Team spent most of the day with bedazzled eyes after Seth Crowe put down his 5-run performance of 37.39 miles. But later in the afternoon, the team kicked into gear as every member once again put down miles including strong double digits from Steve Acciarito, Tiffani Glass, Jeremy Reed, Elva Matamoros, and Joshua Holmes. The team’s strength so far has been it’s consistency and snacks. Steve has taken it upon himself after his morning runs to make sure everyone’s nutrition is on point. He has dubbed himself the ‘Snack Coach.’ Say what you will but multiple cups of chocolate pudding has kept this team from boinking and also from putting down more miles than they need to this early. Luckily the team RV is always nearby as the desert is barren and mostly treeless during this stage of the race. They finished the day with 153.47 miles, a +26 mile jump over yesterday. This gives them a total of 280.4 miles solidly ahead of the HST and still within reach of the JPT.

That leaves the Hope Shull Team. Let’s just say the Cracker Barrel hangover is not a myth. The HST was sluggish from the start today. Some pundits worried HST would come out too aggressive today trying to chase down the other teams to try to erase the early deficit they amassed yesterday. By 10am, no one had that worry any more. By noon, team captain Marylou Corino said something that we can’t repeat here. But she theorized that if they stopped for lunch at the Cracker Barrel, in Needles, Arizona, that it would somehow reverse the curse, hangover, or whatever. She was probably just hungry. The team did bond over lunch, soothed some egos, and put down respectable miles in the afternoon. This included double digits from Ben Herron, Rachael Anderson, Randy Broadway, and Marylou. They only ran with 12 runners today and that for sure played a factor. They finished the day with 94.79 miles and are a good bit back of the pack, but there is thousands of miles of race to go. Their stated goal is to make it to Kingman, AZ tomorrow night.

Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – Kimberly Atkins (26.22 mi)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – Heather McComb (24.12 mi)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Seth Crowe (37.39 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team – Randy Broadway (21.0 mi)

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. Seth Crowe (CMT) – 37.39
  2. Kimberly Atkins (SMT) – 26.22
  3. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 25.55
  4. Heather McComb (JPT) – 24.12
  5. Karla Kent (JPT) – 22.58
  6. Barry Reece (SMT) – 22.00
  7. Randy Broadway (HST) – 21.0
  8. Tom Orr (JPT) – 18.39
  9. David Nichols (SMT) – 17.75
  10. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 16.35

Top 10 Race Mile Leaders

  1. Barry Reece  (SMT) – 49.2
  2. Thomas Fowler  (SMT) – 46.2
  3. Heather McComb (JPT) – 44.14
  4. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 40.55
  5. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 39.46
  6. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 36.62
  7. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 36.31
  8. Kimberly Atkins (SMT) – 36.25
  9. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 35.33
  10. Randy Broadway (HST) – 35.0

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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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