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Vol State 2013 Finish

Vol State 2013 FINISH

Well he’s done it again! Richard finished the Vol State Foot Race 314 miles in 6 days 4 hours 56 minutes 16 seconds!!!! 6th out of the unsupported 12th over all!!! We are so proud of him and very glad to have him home! First meal was Taco Bell, ha ha. Show him some loves people! Congratulations Richard! We love you so much and are so very proud of you.

More to come soon and im sure Richard will have a nice write up for you guys about his journey… too bad he left his camera battery at home…. 😦

~Nick

We are trying to post the full update but are having trouble with the internet right now. The Vol State website will not allow us to view the map this morning due to high traffic. Richard has completed 301 miles and has ONLY 13 TO GO, of course, all up hill. He remains 12th overall, 9th individual, and 6th individual/unsupported.

OK, here we are…

Final day morning check-in

Final day morning check-in

Final Day morning check-in

Final Day morning check-in

 

Vol State 2013 Day 6 Nightly Check-in (map)

Vol State 2013 Day 6 Nightly Check-in (map)

Vol State 2013 Day 6 Nightly Check-in

Vol State 2013 Day 6 Nightly Check-in

Richard was approximately 40 miles from the finish when he last called his wife and said he would spend all night on Monteagle, all up hill. He said he will be VERY disappointed if it’s more than 40 miles. He was around 275 miles into the race. 39 miles to go!

He is 12th overall, 9th invidual runner, and 6th individual/unsupported runner. He hasn’t seen anyone on the course when Jan told him his place. He couldn’t believe it and said he thought he was around 28th place. Haha!

He will probably run through the night and finish some time in the morning. That is good to hear since today the heat was horrendous for all the runners.

Look for the new, and hopefully, final report in the am.

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Vol State 2013 Day 6 Check-in morning (map)

Vol State 2013 day 6 morning check-in

Vol State 2013 day 6 morning check-in

 

Richard called.. Was charging his cell phone.. He was about 10 miles from Manchester. It’s 60 miles from Manchester to the finish, Richard is hoping to finish tomorrow! If he does that will be 4 days before the scheduled end of the race (Sunday the 21st). He is doing great and hoping to finish in the same time he did last year… hopefully better though!

Day 5 nightly check-in

Day 5 nightly check-in

Day 5 nightly check-in

Day 5 nightly check-in

Westbrook was reported as approaching Shelbyville in 14th place overall. He is currently the 10th individual runner and the 7th individual/unsupported runner. He has run 222 miles thus far and is not stopping. LESS THAN 100 TO GO!

Richard called his wife, Jan, to tell her briefly that he made it to Shelbyville. His phone was dying then. Hope he can find somewhere to charge it or he can’t check-in.

Next update tomorrow.

Day 5 morning check-in

Day 5 morning check-in

Day 5 morning check-in

Day 5 morning check-in

Sorry for the delay on this update……Westbrook seems to be feeling good and doing good. As of this morning check-in he was past Culleoka, leaving Mooresville and almost to Lewisburg Square. He has moved into 16th (15th if the one relay team has in fact dropped out – no more check-ins from them) overall, 12th overall in the individual runners category and 8th overall in the individual/unsupported category. He is doing great and moving up.

Evening update coming soon.

Day 4 check-in evening

Day 4 check-in evening

Day 4 check-in evening

Day 4 check-in evening

The results thus far have Westbrook 18th overall but it looks as though a relay team may have dropped out making him 17th overall. Out of the individual/unsupported runners, Westbrook is in 11th place. At check-in time Westbrook was in Columbia but reported planning on making it to Glendale and the Bench of Despair sometime tonight.

We will see where he is in the morning. Our update will not be posted here until late afternoon.