Posted by: alleghenytrailrun | August 31, 2008

Day 3: 8/30/2008. End of day update by Kavara.

Edited at 12:18 p.m on 8/31/2008

Kavara left a voice message on my cell phone at 2:22 a.m on 8/31/2008 with the following:

“At 11:30 p.m. [8/30] 191.35 miles at Cass.
At 1:05 a.m. [8/31] 196.45 miles at Sitlington, WV.

Well…he went to Cass and beyond! Bradley rolled into Cass along with Paul asking for 2 water bottles. He told me to get moving and within 1 minute we were headed toward the Greenbrier Trail. We ran 4 miles on the Greenbrier Trail and 1 mile up a hill on the road, stopping for the day where the ALT enters the woods again. We kept a good pace the entire way. He didn’t want to talk much, he just wanted me to stay in rhythm with him but one step behind and to the right. Francis drove behind us up the hill, headlights shinning on us. She hollered out the window, “This is just like the old days.” She has followed in her vehicle behind Bradley as he ran in the dark many times before. He knows what he has in his mom.

Francis was in the bathroom upstairs when he came into Cass. When he saw that she wasn’t there he looked at me and said, “You tell Francis I need her out here.” She was only upstairs using the bathroom, but within a minute Francis tore out of the parking lot in her truck headed for the opposite end of the Greenbrier Trail to intercept us.

It is 2:00 a.m. now and I hear Bradley and Paul talking in the next room. Hopefully he will be in bed soon.

Thank you to Mike Stennes (WVMTR) who went above and beyond by stashing aid on the 18.9 mile trail section into Cass. He left Bradley’s favorite Take5 candy bars along with many other goodies in a 5 gallon sealed bucket. Bradley and Paul used this stash and appreciated it.

Join us for Day 4 tomorrow. We have many more characters joining the cast and it promises to be an exciting day.” kv

Kavara’s voice message sounded very positive. She finished by saying everyone is doing well, and “Bradley was running real strong in the last section we ran together.”

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