Posts Tagged ‘#Last Annual Vol-State Road Race 2016’

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.

LAVS 2016 - END OF DAY 5 UPDATE

LAVS 2016 – END OF DAY 5 UPDATE

Westbrook is now 26th place with 208 miles in, just past Lewisburg, Tennessee. In Lewisburg the current temperature is 91 degrees but with the humidity it feels like 104 degrees. Oh, God bless! Stay hydrated, runners, and seek shade whenever and wherever you can find it!

Westbrook says he feels terrible and it is incredibly hot out there. He and another runner just finished eating. He is coming into Shelbyville, Tennesee and says the rest of the way is wide open and will be HOT! The runners are all suffering.

LAVS 2016 - DAY 4 AND 1/2 UPDATE

LAVS 2016 – DAY 4 AND 1/2 UPDATE

Four and a half days into the race and one more screwed runner has quit. Another runner who is crewed is with the police in Lewisburg, in order to give her IV fluids. Further reports from the Last Annual Vol State page:

“i am not sure when there will be another comprehensive update.
andrew will finish later today,
and then we have a sizeable gap
(probably 6 or 7 hours)
until the parade at the rock begins.

82 started.
2 have finished, about to be 3.
17 have quit
1 is in police custody.

everyone is hurt now.
they are all trying to marshall their remaining resources,
to drag themselves the rest of the way to the rock.

just before noon here in kimball.
the heat index has hit 105
aiming to top 110…
(again)
the thunderstorms yesterday afternoon dumped a lot of water on the ground,
which is now all steaming back up into the sky,
so we can have another lighting and rain show this afternoon.
lovely weather pattern for the runners on the road.

don’t you you wish you were out there with them?”

and “columbia is already at 110
lewisburg is a brisk 107
shelbyville is a mere 109
manchester is leading at 111.

this is where the bulk of the field is passing thru today

pretty sure there is a heat advisory out today.
someone ought to tell the runners,
just in case they dont notice.

the 105 here…
whoops, it just moved to 106…”

Westbrook is hanging in there. He has finished 197 miles and is past Culleoka, Tennessee. For this update he is in 24th place within the screwed division.

 

LAVS 2016 - END OF DAY 4 UPDATE

LAVS 2016 – END OF DAY 4 UPDATE

Four days down and over halfway there. Westbrook was actually over halfway as of the last update, but I forgot to mention it. At this point 4 more screwed runners have quit. Westbrook is currently 23rd out of 46 remaining screwed runners. He has 181 miles and is past Columbia with one other runner.

The next main area for Westbrook to reach is Culleoka, Tennessee where it is currently 86 degrees but feels like 96 degrees, and the humidity at 72 percent. This afternoon it will reach 94 degrees with a 40 percent chance of rain and thunderstorm. Maybe it will cloud over and rain to cool everyone down a bit.

LAVS 2016 - DAY 3 1/2 UPDATE

LAVS 2016 – DAY 3 1/2 UPDATE

Around noon today, depending on one’s location in the race it was 104 or 108 degrees with “almost no clouds to block the sun” (reported from Last Annual Vol State facebook page). That is not even the hottest part of the day! Oh goodness. I feel for the runners out there. One more screwed runner has dropped out of the race. I hope the rest of them can hang in there with no serious problems due to the heat.

Westbrook is in Hampshire, Tennessee with one other crewed runner having accomplished 164 miles thus far. He has scooted on up to 21st place. Yay, Richard!