It is officially Fall, as the weather and leaves are indicating, and recently a few East Nastys have participated in some pretty amazing races.
First off there was the Bourbon Chase crew. This group of 12 runners set out early Friday morning on October 9th, to experience what the website said would be, “a 200 mile trek through the scenic back roads of the Bluegrass countryside and Kentucky Bourbon Trail.” This inaugural relay race went from Clermont to Lexington, through a handful of working distilleries, and from the early morning of Friday through the late afternoon of the Saturday. Each team member was given three different sections of the 200 miles to run, and they would “pass” the race number from person to person. Most of the team did not sleep more than 2 hours throughout the entire adventure, and their efforts paid off, because Team East Nasty took 3rd in the coed division!
The East Nasty Team consisted of David Canas, Erica Tober, Mary Thom Vandercook, Julie Hackbarth, Stephanie Pepper, Paul Zimmerman-Clayton, Marcia Sorrell, Drew Jones, Kevin Kazlauskas, Carrie Cohen, David Harris, and Scott Ramsden, with Christy Maynard behind the wheel.
Just this last weekend, on October 17th, two East Nastys participated in the Nashville Ultra Marathon. Chuck “the Golden Child” Hargrove took first place in the 60K (37.28 miles) part of the race, finishing in 6:46:00. Will Arnold, who was completing his first ever 50 mile race, finished 12th, with a time of 9:13:07.
All of these East Nastys did a great job representing our group and deserve much praise and maybe even a few free beverages at 3 Crow Bar this week.