Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Volte Rolls On Through Summer

We're still busy here in Volte USA.

While we might not be racing as much, we're definitely getting ready for fall marathons says founder Bill Dwyer.

"We're a month into our training for Tunnel Light Marathon, set for September 17," said Dwyer.  "Also, we're getting ready to kick off our Chicago and Marine Corps training the first week of July."

70.3 seems to be slipping into our vernacular here quite a bit.

As we mentioned in last week's report, George Rux is set and ready to go for Edinburgh Ironman 70.3 in Scotland this coming Sunday.

Later in the year, Mike Kuykendall will race Ironman 70.3 Augusta in Georgia.

This past weekend saw Derek Bailey competing in Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake - and legions of past competitors were jealous that Derek didn't have to face the "frying pan" heat that is typically the case just outside of Lubbock in late June.

Derek Bailey near Buffalo Springs Lake at Sunday's Ironman 70.3
(Photo courtesy of Teresa Bailey)
Derek, on Sunday, June 25, covered the 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run in 5:48:12, capped off with a 1:40:31 half marathon off the bike.

Volte friend Tyler Henthorn of The Woodlands finished in 5:27:27.

Some other friends in our community who also completed Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake included:

Conroe's Kent Morris - 5:22:59
Willis' Stuart Simmons - 5:49:00
The Woodlands' Karrie Bellard - 6:02:03
Conroe's Leslie Dupuy - 6:06:11

Volte friends Mary-Ellen Wilderman-Hay and Brad Hay headed to Bremond on Saturday, July 24 to run in the iconic Polish Pickle Run 5K.

Mary-Ellen was fifth in her age group in 24:04, while Brad stopped the clock in 27:45 -- one spot behind Goose's Acre Running Club member and Ainsley's Angels driver Geoff May.

And Volte friend Jon Walk got another double in.

On Monday, June 19, he traveled east to Lumberton to take part in the Sea Rim Striders Summer Run Series Race #3.  The 5K distance included three equal loops in one of Lumberton's city parks.

He finished the early evening race in 33:02 - a race in his 135th Texas city, town, census-designated place or unincorporated community.

Then he and his daughter, Waverly, while traveling to visit family in central Pennsylvania, took part in the seventh annual Cutters 5K in Williamsport, Pennsylvania -- home of Little League Baseball.

On the far right in the black shirt and the white hat, you can see Volte friend Jon Walk.
Although chip timed, but with no start mat, Jon and Waverly were wide at the start for their finishing time to be official.
(Photo courtesy of Williamsport Crosscutters)
The race started outside of BB&T Ball Park at historic Bowman Stadium and finished inside the park on the third base side after entering the field from beyond the first base dugout and included a lap on the warning track.

Waverly passed her Dad just less than a mile into the race and held a 14-second lead at the turnaround.

She finished in 29:36, good for fourth in her 20-29 age group (even though she was placed in the male division in error).

Jon finished in 30:18 - one of his better times of the summer so far.

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