Posts Tagged ‘LAVS2018’

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This evening the update is 16 runners have dropped out to leave 74 total in the screwed division where Westbrook is in 43rd position. He has 137 miles behind him and is past Linden.

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WESTBROOK ENJOYING A SNACK SOMEWHERE ON THE ROUTE, LAVS 2018, PHOTO FROM DIANE JONES-BOLTON

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WESTBROOK TAKING A MUCH NEEDED REST, LAVS 2018. PHOTO FROM PAM MOORE PRATT.

 

~ Season

 

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72 hours into the intensely hot, crazy long, I think I would die in the process, race. 2 more dropped out of screwed division, leaving 77 total where Westbrook is in 46th place. He has accomplished 121 miles and is now past the Tennessee River.

~ Season

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Richard Westbrook, number 94, LAVS 2018

At the 60 hour, 2 1/2 day, update 2 more screwed runners have dropped out – that totals 13 quitting for that division. 17 have quit all together. Westbrook is 43rd out of a remaining total of 80. He has 105 miles approaching Parsons.

Still have not heard from him but inquired on facebook if anyone has seen or spoken to him. These responses followed:

Benjamin Timoner, “He’s in pain but grinding through.¬†Season, your dad is the toughest man i know. Huge respect for my friend, Westy. There’s just no quit in him.”

John Price, “ Season J. Westbrook most of us are hurting 1 hour off the ferry!” after my comment of saying it was too early to be hurting.¬†

Jan Redmond Walker, “….FYI, he is fine, trudging along, making do with what he’s dealing with.”

HUGE respect to EVERYONE out there making that daunting distance in the crazy, intense heat! If I weren’t insanely busy with nursing school I would at least be on the road somewhere to help in any way I can. Maybe next year.

~ Season

 

 

Comments from other runners in the race, from the Last Annual Vol State facebook page for some input on the weather:

Last night Rich Flint reported, “11:39 pm. 81 deg. Thank god it has cooled down.”

Today from John Price, “Clarksburg, 77 mile, is currently at 100 degrees and 81 dewpoint ( I don’t believe the dewpoint). It’s still two hours before solar noon and no clouds. :-(“

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Westbrook number 94 in LAVS 2018 Road Race

This morning’s check-in at 48 hours in, Richard was at 88 miles just past Parker’s Crossroads. Six more competitors have dropped out of the screwed division totaling 11 to have quit for now. (4 other crewed runners have quit as well). The current total for the screwed runners is at 82 with Westbrook in 49th position. It is crazy hot and who REALLY knows how he is doing out there.

LAVS 2018 – 24 HOUR UPDATE

Posted: July 13, 2018 by smrtnsasy in Race Reports
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Last Annual Vol State race route

 

The initial 12 hours had Westbrook in Martin, TN. He text he was there, saying “Not good,” with this photo attached. Still no news on what happened.

Richard Westbrook’s foot during LAVS 2018

24 hours into the race, he is past Gleason, TN at 53 miles. Last report is he has had to resort to walking with his foot. Not too sure how this is going to go for him. Westbrook is number 94 on the map.

LAVS 2018

~ Season

LAVS 2018 – BACK OUT THERE

Posted: July 12, 2018 by smrtnsasy in Race Reports
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As of 7:30 this morning, Richard is back out there with many others for the LAVS 2018 road race – all 314 miles. There are 101 unsupported “SCREWED,” runners. Westbrook is in this division, as always. They are allowed 10 days to complete the race with only what they choose to carry along the way.

Braylee “Rainbow” Westbrook wearing her Paw Paw’s pack for Vol State

For tracking sake, Westbrook is number 94. I will post maps and updates of where he is along the way whenever I can, hopefully daily. It will be a severely hot, grueling 314 miles. Keep him and the other participants in your prayers. Check in later for more information.

~ Season Westbrook