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Cascade Crest 100-Miler - No Name Ridge Aid Station (mile 80)

Tony Phillippi, Tim Englund and I worked the aid station at mile 80 on the course. The lead runner was expected through here somewhere around 2 am Sunday. The cut off for the last runner was 11:30 am. We had Jamie Gifford (1st place) through before 2 am and runners near and after the cut off. We thought we were prepared for a cold night, but we were not really prepared for the long rainy, very cold and wet night (nor were the other volunteers or the runners). There was a fire ban so we couldn't build a fire. Good thing we each brought along plenty of humor! The Coleman stove was fired up throughout the night, and we kept runners warm with chicken noodle soup and perogies. We had endless fun serving the runners at this late stage of the run. Full CCC100 results can be found here: cascadecrest100.com. Kudos to race director Charlie Crissman for doing a superb job his first year taking over the race.
Olga (runner) & Maura (crew/pacer) at the start
Olga (runner) & Maura (crew/pacer) at the start
Maura & Kent
Maura & Kent
me & Maura
me & Maura
Tony! & Kendall (volunteers)
Tony! & Kendall (volunteers)
Tony C. (runner)
Tony C. (runner)
Friend, Michelle & me
Friend, Michelle & me
Michelle & Eric  Barnes
Michelle & Eric Barnes
Tropical John (crew/pacer) & Lisa Henson (runner)
Tropical John (crew/pacer) & Lisa Henson (runner)
National Anthem
National Anthem
Start line - National Anthem
Start line - National Anthem
The Start
The Start
Steely & Hans' dog
Steely & Hans' dog
aid station supplies
aid station supplies
How to wear a sarong.  We purchase aid station wear & get a lesson at a store in Roslyn
How to wear a sarong. We purchase aid station wear & get a lesson at a store in Roslyn
Steely in Cooper Lake
Steely in Cooper Lake
Cooper Lake
Cooper Lake
view of the road that the runners climb to No Name Ridge aid station at mile 80
view of the road that the runners climb to No Name Ridge aid station at mile 80
the climb
the climb
view
view
setting up the hammock
setting up the hammock
setting up the aid station
setting up the aid station
tp! dons his sarong
tp! dons his sarong
tony & tim sportin' their sarongs
tony & tim sportin' their sarongs
but wait!  now it's gettin' good...!
but wait! now it's gettin' good...!
much better!
much better!
aid station posers
aid station posers
the sarongs actually added a layer and helped keep us warm in the cold rainy night...
the sarongs actually added a layer and helped keep us warm in the cold rainy night...
...as did the cigars, of course
...as did the cigars, of course
coffee & cigars get us through the cold cold night
coffee & cigars get us through the cold cold night
tp! and his French press
tp! and his French press
Mmm, real coffee!
Mmm, real coffee!
Tim Englund
Tim Englund
Ken the ham operator & Tim
Ken the ham operator & Tim
Joni (Ken's wife) & Lisa
Joni (Ken's wife) & Lisa
Pancake mix and animal molds.  Tim can't wait to make a pig pancake.
Pancake mix and animal molds. Tim can't wait to make a pig pancake.
Tim burns the pig (but only once - the rest were perfect!)
Tim burns the pig (but only once - the rest were perfect!)
tired runner
tired runner
runner
runner
Keith Knipling (will come in 4th)
Keith Knipling (will come in 4th)
Stan Holman
Stan Holman
Eric Barnes
Eric Barnes
Eric
Eric
Eric
Eric
Eric
Eric
Chet Fairbanks
Chet Fairbanks
Chet
Chet
Shawn
Shawn
finish line hug
finish line hug
happy finisher
happy finisher
RD Charlie hugs Eric at the finish
RD Charlie hugs Eric at the finish
proud RD
proud RD
the buckle
the buckle
Eric & Michelle
Eric & Michelle
my goofy dog
my goofy dog
goof ball
goof ball