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Layout of Nardini Manor, site of the race. The property is owned by Rodger and Tana Wrublik.
Nardini Manor's century-old house, lovingly restored by the Wrubliks
Start/finish line. Winds blew the screen down. It showed runners' names, laps, kilometers, miles, and lap splits every CCW lap.
Rodger Wrublik perfecting the perfect running path (graded and watered and raked many times before the race begins). Rodger built the track several years ago specifically for the race.
The path in front of the house. Flags represent the states and countries where the runners live.
Garden area behind manor house
Another view of the garden
The yard is full of decorative sculptures and benches. Weddings and other events are held here year-round.
South side of the 500-meter race track
East side of course, the longest straight stretch
Rear view of the big tent, as seen from the parking area
NE corner of track, at entrance to parking area
"Tent village" -- mailboxes for runners' messages, medical tent, and aid station tent are erected just for ATY
The big (60 x 100-foot) tent is permanent, usually used for weddings and other events.
The big tent is emptied our and used for sleeping during the race. Runners bring their own tents, sleeping bags, cots, etc.
Empty tent before the runners arrive and fill it with their personal tents
Nearing the timing area from the counter-clockwise direction
Timing tent and race banner
The gazebo is very pretty lit up at night. The entire course is also lit so runners don't need to carry lights.
Rodger busy working on the track surface before race day
Jim and Dave Combs help Rodger get the screen back up
Jim helps Rodger bury some electrical cables. It's great to not have to carry lights at night!
Mailboxes for runners hold printed messages of encouragement from friends, a very popular feature of this race.
Dave Combs starts working in the timing tent two days before the race begins. ATY is tech-heavy.
Gotta love the face on the tree next to the timing tent and start/finish banner!
I wonder how many runners missed seeing the "face" when they were running and walking in the clockwise (CW) direction??
The course is ready!
Runners arrive on Friday, 12-28-07, and begin setting up their tents in the large warming tent.
Two runners talk after getting settled in.
Juli Aistars and Mike Melton, both in the 72-hour race, set up their tents.
Rodger welcomes Shishaldin Hanlen and Ray Krolewizc to Nardini Manor. Both ran the 72-hour event.
Bill Dickey (L) and Chris Rios the day before the race
Registration on Day 1 - Bill Dickey gets his ankle wrap with timing chip and his race bib. Runners wear the bibs around their waists, with their names on the back.
Two of the Coury brothers help with registration on Day 1
Susan and Fred Dummar, AKA "Doom" and "Mrs. Doom"
Jim with Anne and Matt Watts, all in the 24-hour race on Day 1 (Saturday, Dec. 29)
Lynn and Suzy Newton before the race begins on Day 1. Lynn is the ATY webmaster. He has run the 72-hour race half a dozen times or more.
And they're off on Day 1 at 9 AM -- all the 72-hour runners, half the 48-hour runners, and about 40% of the 24-hour runners.
There goes Jim (foreground), happy to be starting the race after much anticipation of his first serious attempt in a 24-hour event.
About 70 runners were on the track each day
Lisa Bliss, MD -- excellent runner, wonderful personality! Lisa ran with the second wave of 48-hour runners on Days 2 and 3.
Susan Dummar, Suzy Newton, and Lisa Bliss cheer on the runners early in the race on Day 1.
Jason Kornetsky, Rodger Wrublik, and RD Paul Bonnet talk soon after the race begins on Day 1. None would get much sleep all weekend.
Lynn Newton and Don Lundell complete their first lap. Lynn ran the 72-hour event, Don the 24-hour.
Jim completes his first lap -- gotta start somewhere!
Runners pass the aid station. Matt Watts is in the white shirt.
Running past the aid station, which was staffed with enthusiastic volunteers day and night for three days
Xy Weiss, owner of Dirty Girl Gaiters, passes the aid station. She ran the 24-hour race on Day 1.
Anne Watts, 24-hr. (white top) and Dan Brenden, 72-hr. (red top) run past the aid station
Some of the runners' personal crewing stations near the "tent village"
Other aid tables were set up near the parking lot
The big tent is full of little tents, cots, and mats on Day 1
It would get even more crowded than this inside!
Ray K the morning of Day 1, his first of three days on the course
Shishaldin Hanlen (L) and Dan Brenden (R), both running the 72-hour race
Jim passes the timing mat at 10:32 AM on Day 1. So far, he's all smiles!
Ned and Ed fill cups with water and a variety of energy drinks
A runner selects a boiled potato wedge
Another view of the aid station
Runners pass the aid station going the other way -- every two hours they switched directions on the track
The aid station was busy day and night.
Dave Combs takes a break to get something to eat.
Nick Coury took this photo of (L-R) Glen Turner (72-hr), Debbie Richmeier (48-hr), John Geesler (72-hr) and Jim (24-hr) on Day 1.
Close-up of the manor house, still decorated for Christmas
Runners pass the house at the SW corner of the course mid-afternoon on Day 1
Pete Stringer (L) ran the 72-hour event
Carrie Sauter (72 hours)
All the photos of runners in front of the house are from the afternoon of Day 1
Steve Papp, 48-hour race
Foreground: Aaron Doman, age 12, ran/walked 50 miles in 24 hours. His mom, Sarah Spelt (white shirt), competed in the 48-hour event.
June Gessner in blue top ran 101 miles and placed 2nd overall in the 24-hour race
Xy Weiss ran the 24-hour race on Day 1
Jim walks by with a sure stride. He walked about half of each loop and ran the other half.
Jim and other runners on the south side of the course
Chris O'Loughlin, nurse who handles numerous medical problems runners are having while still running in the 72-hour race each year!
Tracy Thomas, competing in the 72-hour race
Aaron Goldman, age 75, on the left, competed (quite impressively) in the 72-hour race
Mike Melton, foreground (72-hour)
Cassandra Johnson, foreground, ran 106 miles in the 72-hour race
Pam Reed (24-hour)
Martina Hausmann and Ranier Satzinger, both from Germany and both in the 72-hour event
Fred Dummar ("Doom") is the taller runner. He was in the 48-hour race.
Lynn Newton, 72 hours
Dave Putney (L) in the 24, Lynn Newton in the 72
John Geesler, 72 hours
Bill Dickey, 72 hours
Chris Rios (blue shorts), Anne Watts behind him, Bill Dickey leading this pack
Matt Watts (L), Chris Rios, Anne Watts -- all in the 24-hour race
Julie Aistars, 72 hours
Kjell-Ove Skoglund from Sweden in the 72-hour race
Don Lundell, 24 hours
Mike Heider, 72-hour
Corriedawn Greiling-Fritsch, 24 hours
Tony Mangan from Ireland, the eventual 72-hour winner
Standings were posted hourly in each race
Jim, Ray Scharenbrock, and Shishaldin Hanlen pass the timing tent a little before 5 PM
Lap screen used for the clockwise direction. Jim's doing well!
Setting sun over the canal along he north side of Nardini Manor. The night is long in late December, even in Phoenix.
Tethered, lighted balloon that flew over the race site all weekend
Late afternoon on the north side of the track
Runners pass the parking lot entrance on their way toward the aid station
Sue running the 24-hour event on Day 2, Sunday, Dec. 30. Photo by Nick Coury.
Robert Andrulis (72 hours) and his wife on Day 2. Photo by Jim.
Fred and Susan Dummar. Susan paced Fred all through the night on Day 1 and part of Day 2. Photo by Jim.
Sue leads a pack of runners through the tent village on Day 2. Photo by Jim.
Warp speed, I say! <grin> Photo by Jim. (I didn't carry the camera at all on Day 2 when I ran and walked.)
One more photo of Sue, still smiling in the late afternoon on Day 2. Photo by Jim.
The old girl is on pace!
Medical area where the amazing Chris O'Loughlin and Dr. Andy Lovy spent many hours working on runners' blisters, cramps, tendonitis, and other problems.
Day 3, end of race (remaining photos) - New Year's Day
John Geesler (dark blue top), Rick Cheever (white top), and Ron Vertrees (yellow jacket), all in the 72-hour race
Mike Melton (72-hour) got two more laps after this!
Dave Combs, Paul Bonnett, Jimmie and Rodger Wrublik, and Steve Finkelstein watch as a blurry runner (my bad!) goes by with only a few minutes to go.
Tony Mangan in a blue with two fast laps to go before 9 AM. Notice the Irish flag.
Lynn Newton takes photos as Tony Mangan (in green) begins another lap
Kjell-Ove Skoglund has time for one or two more laps on his way to 158 miles in the 72-hour race.
Karsten Solheim finishes his 24-hour race with exactly 100 kilometers
Rodger Wrublik, RD Paul Bonnett, and photographer/videographer Jamil Coury watch the finish line
Juli Aistars and MIke Melton have almost five more minutes for one last lap in their 72-hour races
Let's go for another lap!!
Tony runs past Dave again
More runners approach the mat and decide whether to go back out for one more lap
Pete Stringer in black vest (72 hours)
Pete, center, battled the flu on most of Day 3 but ran strong the last two hours of the race.
Carrie Sauter did a fine job in her first 72-hour event (203 miles)
Bill Dickey finishes 127 miles in 72 hours
John Geesler crosses the line with fewer than four minutes for another lap
Don Lundell in Eric Clifton tights moves in for photos the last two minutes of the race
Ron Vertrees (72 hours) and Don Winkley (48 hours) at the finish
Ron and Don are congratulated by Paul and Dave
Daniel Larson, winner of the 24-hour event, with his family at the finish. Daniel ran 135 miles.
Pete Stringer finishes 155 miles
Anticipation builds with less than a minute remaining in the race.
Tony Mangan (the green blur) makes it through one more lap to win the 72-hour event with 273 miles.
Robert Andrulis finishes his last lap with seconds to spare
Lynn Newton (L) takes photos as his wife Suzy (R) watches for the last runner. Someone takes Tony's timing chip off his ankle.
Jane has a special smile for hubby Pete Stringer at the finish
Runners and crews huddle near the wam fire after the race
Two happy Zombies after the race -- Don Lundell (103 miles in 24 hours) and Gillian Robinson (126 miles in her first 48-hour event)
Are you kidding??? Robert Andrulis (center) and Jim react to something Don Lundell says.
Lynn and Suzy Newton read some of the mail they received during the race.
Nice sculpture awards for the top male and female in each race
Pete Stringer acting zany for the camera as he packs up for the long flight back to the east coast
Martina Hausmann, female winner of the 72-hour event, sleeps on her cot after the race while Dave Combs talks to Lynn Newton
Jamil Coury, Tana Wrublik, and Suzy Newton set up the buffet table after the race
Got photos?? Hans Bauer (with camera) and Tracy Thomas (right)
Tom Pelsor (24 hours) and friend
Ray K (foreground) has brunch with the Zombie Runner team
Pete and Jane Stringer (foreground); Robert Andrulis in red jacket behind them; Karsten Solheim and his wife in right rear.
A very tired Chris O'Loughlin (72 hour), second from left, at the awards ceremony. His daughter Sinead is at far left.
RD Paul Bonnett and Rodger Wrublik pose with 48-hour winner Hans Bern Bauer at the awards ceremony
Paul congratulates Aaron Goldman on his fine performance in the 72-hour race
Ray Krolewicz, center, amuses Paul and Rodger
Martina Hausmann, female winner in the 72-hour race, gets a big hug from Paul . . .
. . . and another from Rodger.
Martina is one happy lady!
Glen Turner was third in the 72-hour event with 235 miles.
John Geesler, 2nd in the 72-hour race, got 250 miles.
Paul and Rodger pose with Martina Hausmann and Tony Mangan, winners of the 72-hour event.
Tony thanks the volunteers and other runners as Paul and Rodger listen.
Jim and Dave Combs share a laugh and say good-bye until the next time . . .