The Last Annual Vol-State Race 2012
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while most of you slept, the vol-staters trudged onward. it took 2 days, but the competition is taking shape….
and the competitors are becoming clear.
too many people are too close together to do any serious handicapping, but the number of serious contenders for the crown has shrunk considerably.
we can scratch abi, out after 100 miles with gastric distress.
we can scratch rita, down at 92 and talking drop with ankle issues.
joshua holmes surged back into the lead last night, but paid the price for those fast miles and bailed for some sleep, short of hohenwald at 140 miles. not so his pursuers, who have already had their rest breaks…
if, indeed, they are taking any.
jay dobrodrewski has pushed his way into 2nd, past linden at 128, followed closely by uncrewed runners dan fox (127) and paul lefelhocz (124) juli aistars (117) and thomas mikkelson (115) had also crossed the tennessee river, and cannot be counted out as a potential leaders before day’s end.
behind them, the peleton strung out between parsons and the river. in a section of endless hills, runners made their way down the road in seeming isolation, unable to see the runners but one hill ahead or behind:
7) psyche winberly 109
8) sal coll 107
9) charlie taylor 106
10) sulaiman sericki 105
11) sherry meador 104
12) richard westbrook 103
13) jan silverman 102
14) abi meadows 100 (and out)
15) john price 97 (leaving lexington)
16) fred davis 96
17) dusty hardman 93
18) rita barnes 92 (and wavering)
not yet to the turn in lexington:
19) shannon burke 88
20) the erika matherny/adam venn relay team 85
21) mike melton 69
22) dian taylor 68
23) marvin skagerberg 67
24) the relentless oprah 66
look for today to be another day of fruitbasket turnover, as a long lunch break might cost a half dozen places.
the good news is that it is only supposed to be a little warmer than yesterday.
the bad news is that the thunderstorms are expected to continue.
all that wet weather has created some nasty foot & blister issues very early in the race.
i think a lot of folks would prefer the heat!
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