Ep 5 Haulin’ in the Holler & Yamacraw 50K Races

Haulin’ in the Holler 50K, Yamacraw 50K, my three near-death experiences. I also talk about the “Mound” and K. V. Switzer.

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Haulin’ in the Holler (2015) & Yamacraw medals

Haulin’ in the Holler 50K & 25K & 5K

Course map

West Virginia Mountain Trail Runners

Pictures of Haulin’ in the Holler:

Their own special portapotty!

Folks I interviewed from Haulin’ in the Holler:

Nick Kelly and Jessica Wolfe

Justin and Sarah Ray

Holly Bailey

Mary Ann Yarborough

Me with RD Gregg Yarborough in 2015

Yamacraw 50K & 20K & 10K
No Business 100
Daniel Boone National Forest
Big South Fork River & Recreation Area

Pictures of Yamacraw:

Here I am! Thanks to T Gregory Knox for the photo.

Folks I interviewed at Yamacraw

Donna Russell and Ruth Sutton

Les Wilkinson

Me with RD Brian Gajus

I mentioned Sword Endurance Drink

Canyon de Chelly Ultra (55K)
Article about Canyon de Chelly Ultra

Smokies Challenge Adventure Run (SCAR)

Article about fast packing

Mound Science and Energy Museum

Mound Science & Energy Museum, and tour of building T

“Advanced” electromechanical calculator, late 40’s

Nuclear artillery shell fired from an 9-inch Howitzer. It weighed 200 pounds and had a yield of 100-1000 tons of TNT. It had neutron bomb capacity. From ultrarunner and Los Alamos physicist Blake Wood: “The idea behind a “neutron bomb” is that the lethal radius for the neutron radiation is greater than for the blast, at least for tanks. It was intended to stop a Soviet tank invasion of Western Europe without blowing up all the towns in between, on friendly territory, hence the relatively low yield. It still would have done a lot of damage, but less than a higher yield weapon that relied solely on blast effects.

In the T-building, during cleanup sometimes parts of floors had to be cut away because they were radioactive.

Picture of workers in protective suits they wore. This worker is being scanned for radioactivity.

The Faraday Cage I spoke about.

Glove boxes, where workers could handle dangerous materials.

Katherine Switzer

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