Posts Tagged ‘500k’

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One week behind them and 3 days left to complete the 500K, or 314 miles, to The Rock! 57th out of 59 total, Westbrook remains ahead of Oprah. He remains in pain with a toe that is probably broken since the night before the race began. He said it is impossible to run now with the injury, and is walking to make it to the finish.

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He is at mile 223 in Shelbyville. YAYYYYYY, LESS THAN 100 MILES REMAINING! 28 screwed runners have quit and 33 total have dropped out, throughout the race. He is doing all he can to make it but will need SERIOUS recovery time when it is all over. Considering he maintains a streak of running at least a mile every day, he will not be completely off of his foot to heal. He will ALWAYS get in that mile if he can not do more, no matter, rain, snow, ice, illness, injury, or broken bones.

Wish him luck and pray he makes it safely!

~ Season

LAVS 2018 – 144 HOUR UPDATE

Posted: July 18, 2018 by smrtnsasy in Race Reports
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This morning, at 0730, it has been 6 full days since the race began. In the scalding heat, 26 runners have quit from the screwed division (6 additional from crewed). Westbrook is  59th out the 62 remaining. He has covered 196 miles and is past Culleoka.

More good quotes:

Tim Hardy stated, “Tried to quit…. Jan wouldn’t let him! Now he’s hanging out with Grim.”

Bo Millwood, “I got chiggers on my feet. So my feet would swell in my shoes and it would scratch them.”

Cathy Downes, “I learned a lot about discomfort, and learned to truly value the ABSENCE of discomfort.”

Let us see where everyone checks in at tonight, after 7:30pm.

~ Season

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5 1/2 days into the race 24 screwed runners have quit. It has been record high temperatures this year. 67 are still in the unsupported division of the race with Westbrook in 62nd. He is hoping to finish still as the course grows more difficult and he manages his pain. Currently, 185 miles behind him, he is now past Columbia.

Screen Shot 2018-07-17 at 10.37.44 PM“Bench of Hope” at “Mack’s” Whiteside Market in Hampshire, TN. Photo from Melinda Whiteside Guettner. (Edward Masuoka on the “Bench of Despair.” Richard Westbrook in the white singlet)

 

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NUMBER 94 on the map still with 164 miles, Westbrook slept last night and is on the road again today. He planned on sleeping behind a church but then realized they opened the doors for the runners, so he slept comfortably inside. He is in pain but still hanging in there. He is 64th out of 68 screwed competitors. 22 total screwed runners quit.

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A great poem by Shawn Cox Sumner’s daughter that was posted on the Last Annual Vol State facebook page.

Another update after 7:30 pm. Stay with us and pray for all out there on the road.

~ Season

 

'His 5 hour energy drink timed out. If only he had taken it 3 seconds later.'

THE RACE IS OVER for Richard Westbrook. Finishing 38th of 59 in his division and 44th overall of 88 initial, total runners. 15 quit the race all at different times and locations. At this point, well after Westbrook’s finish, there are 15 runners remaining on the road (10 of them in his screwed division).

Westbrook completed the deathly hot, very hilly, 314 miles in 8d 00:44:24 – 8 days 44 minutes and 24 seconds. He started the race with hamstring pain and hoping it would at least diminish if not disappear all together, he struggled with it the whole way through to the finish. In compensating for that pain, he planted differently than normal and now has some foot pain on the opposite side. We have also discovered a rash here and there, which is to be expected, and many bites (chiggers?) all over, eww!

All in all he finished and with everything going on, that is saying A LOT! The old man rarely ever gives up, just when his body absolutely makes him. Now it is time to deal with the post race issues…fun stuff!

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LAVS 2016 – WESTBROOK MADE IT!

YAY! Westbrook completed the grueling 314 miles, hobbling in on a painful, blistered foot around 1-2 am this morning. His time was 8 days 15 hours 20 minutes and 26 seconds finishing 35th out of 40 screwed runners. His quote after the race from the tracking website: “Boy…oh boy…. Somewhere along the way I opened Lazdora’s box, and out jumped blisters and muscle spasms.”

Out of 22 crewed runners, 6 remain on the road trying to make their way to the finish. Of 40 screwed runners, 3 are still running along somewhere.

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THE ENTRANCE TO CASTLE ROCK, A PRETTY TREE LINED STREET TO THE DIRT ROAD.

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WESTBROOK ENTERING CASTLE ROCK

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WESTBROOK COMING INTO CASTLE ROCK

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DIRECTIONAL SIGN FOR THE LEFT HAND TURN AT THE DIRT ROAD. EVERY SIGN THEREAFTER CONTINUED TO SAY 1 MILE TO GO, REGARDLESS OF HOW MUCH CLOSER YOU WERE. – EVEN JUST AROUND THE CORNER FROM THE FINISH.

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TERRIBLE PHOTO WITH ALL THE DUST AND DIRT BUT WESTBROOK MAKING HIS WAY UP THE HILL AND THROUGH THE SOYBEAN FIELDS TO THE FINISH

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WESTBROOK KISSING THE ROCK, CASTLE ROCK, AS HE COMPLETED THE RACE. LAVS 2016

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WESTBROOK AFTER THE RACE RELAXING WITH LAZ AND OTHER FINISHERS AND RACE STAFF.

 

LAVS 2016 - DAY 8 AND 1/2 UPDATE

LAVS 2016 – DAY 8 AND 1/2 UPDATE

Not exactly sure where Westbrook is at the moment, except that he is not far from the finish. He is either 10 miles out or 5 miles out. I think he may be hallucinating and not very clear at times where he may be. He has to go up Sand Mountain at the end with a foot mangled with blisters. We are heading out to the finish to find him now, if we can.