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RICHARD WESTBROOK WITH DARREN DYKES, BENCH OF DESPAIR, LAVS 2020 (PHOT0 COURTESY OF DARREN DYKES).

After 4.5 days into the race, Westbrook has made it to The Bench of Despair at mile 186. He is 24th in a group of 42 unsupported runners. 128 miles to the finish at Castle Rock, Ga. Thus far, RW has averaged 41.3 miles a day. He only has to average 23.27 miles to finish in the allotted time frame. So far, so good!

96 HOUR UPDATE

Posted: July 13, 2020 by smrtnsasy in Race Reports
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RICHARD WESTBROOK, PAST HAMPSHIRE, AT 170 MILES IN LAVS 2020.

In a division of 53 screwed runners, Westbrook is currently 23rd place. He is past Hampshire at 170 miles. One more runner has dropped out, totaling 15 all together. Two competitors have finished the race, although they were both crewed runners. We tend to only look at the others in the same unsupported group as RW. The runner in third place, however, is a screwed runner.

We still have 51 crazy runners on the road out there trying to make it to Castle Rock in extremes of flooding rains and “hotter than anyone wants to be in, even when not running” heat index. I am sure the steam is rising off the road. More updates to follow so stay tuned and wish them all the best.

AND THE RACE GOES ON…

Posted: July 10, 2020 by smrtnsasy in Race Reports
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AT THE START OF LAVS 2020 (PHOTO COURTESY OF SANDRA CANTRELL)

 

314 MILE (500K) RACE ROUTE

The Last Annual Vol State road race began July 8, 7:30 am. There are 66 runners competing this year. Divided by gender, 17 are female and 49 male. Runners are required to check in every 12 hours, 7:30 pm and again at 7:30 am, daily. For the initial 12 hour check in, at 7:30 pm, Westbrook has run 30 miles and is in 41st place right along with 4 other runners. These 5 runners are around the motel in Martin area.

I am sure it all began as a blistering hot July day. Follow up to see how these 5 fall into different places as the time and race goes on.