Sunrise from Signal Knob, taken in the early miles of the 2014 Reverse Ring.

Keith Knipling

2011 Report

February 26, 2011  •  Fort Valley, VA

17 starters, 10 finishers

Starters at the 2011 Reverse RIng
Starters at the 2011 Reverse RIng.

In perfect running weather and on dry trails, Dan Rose broke Keith Knipling’s 2009 Reverse Ring record by one minute in 14:57. Zsuzsanna Carlson was the first woman to finish in 24:30. Of 17 starters, ten finished, five of them being first-time Reverse Ring finishers (a.k.a. new Masters of The Ring).

Photos: Jim Harris | Zsuzsanna Carlson | Mike Bur

Reports: Kim Love-Ottobre | Dan Rose (on his blog)

Results

6:00 am start. Times are elapsed.

 Powell's
8.4 miles
Woodstock
14.2 miles
Edinburg
22.4 miles
Moreland
30.4 miles
Crisman
36.8 miles
Roosevelt
46.1 miles
Veech
62.7 miles
Finish
71.1 miles
Comment
Dan Rose1:27 / 1:272:17 / 2:193:43 / 3:465:30 / 5:337:069:02 / 9:1812:5214:57!Kept hoping Keith would catch up (for the company) - still waiting . . .
Keith Knipling1:28 / 1:282:27 / 2:273:59 / 4:025:51 / 5:547:239:27 / 9:3513:1515:12Fell just one Colossal donut short of catching Dan
Cam Baker2:02 / 2:023:11 / 3:144:55 / 4:596:57 / 7:078:4510:57 / 11:3115:5318:26Paid RD top dollar to run 20 miles with Jim the day before Reverse Ring
Jim Harris2:02 / 2:023:11 / 3:144:58 / 5:057:14 / 7:209:0811:31 / 11:4516:4819:50After 91 mile weekend, may need to rethink his pre-race taper strategy
Tom Corris2:03 / 2:033:15 / 3:165:12 / 5:167:32 / 7:409:4512:10 / 12:26??22:24Corris's pickle bucket chem lab too complex for Frick & Frack aid station crew
Zsuzsanna Carlson2:12 / 2:123:36 / 3:426:03 / 6:138:40 / 8:5511:0514:10 / 14:2420:4024:30Women's winner spent the day interviewing potential male night time pacers
Bob Anderson2:03 / 2:033:30 / 3:325:53 / 6:008:40 / 8:4611:0414:09 / 14:2420:4024:30Accepted offer to pace women's winner through the night
Bob Combs2:14 / 2:143:35 / 3:365:42 / 5:468:27 / 8:3510:2114:05 / 14:1721:0024:45Suffered like an animal to wrest King of The Ring title from AWOL Mike Dobies
Kim Love-Ottobre2:25 / 2:253:56 / 4:006:19 / 6:249:05 / 9:1011:2314:37 / 14:5522:0726:12Kimba traveled all the way from Ohio to finish as first female loser
Ernesto Casarez2:15 / 2:173:45 / 3:496:07 / 6:138:40 / 8:4611:0814:34 / 14:54??27:07Made most of his race dollar value, including stay at Veech Gap Motel
Gary Maier2:08 / 2:093:30 / 3:345:51 / 6:018:40 / 8:4611:0614:22 / Dropx46 milesHoped to get Reverse Ring done on muscle memory alone - nope.
Bill Turrentine2:10 / 2:103:37 / 3:416:04 / 6:118:50 / 8:5511:2115:01 / Dropx46 milesRDs let the Bobs go on, but drew the line at letting any Bills finish
Bill Wandel2:20 / 2:253:51 / 3:536:05 / 6:138:46 / 9:0011:2515:06 / Dropx46 milesBills were going to sink or swim through the night together - they sank
Caroline Williams†2:36 / 2:374:13 / 4:166:56 / 7:0010:03 / 10:1013:5318:08 / Dropx46+ milesNews Flash - got lost on course
Debbie Shaffer2:12 / 2:123:36 / 3:426:03 / 6:188:40 / 8:5511:2012:49 / Dropx43 milesLong run on ridge of Massanuttens perfect BRR training
Barbara Isom††2:26 / 2:263:56 / 4:006:25 / 6:319:01 / 9:1011:3313:02 / Dropx43 milesFear of cut offs led to quitting way before any cut offs
Vicki Kendall††2:26 / 2:263:56 / 4:006:25 / 6:319:01 / 9:1011:3313:02 / Dropx43 milesFear and loathing of 6 am start led to 5:47 start

† 4:52 AM Start
†† 5:47 AM Start

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