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Road Runners hosting 5K/10K run on Sept 11 in Hilo

The Big Island Road Runners proudly presents the Hilo Bay 5k/10k run to be held in Hilo on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 7:30am.

Early entry fee for either distance is $20 with a $5 discount for current BIRR members.  After September 2nd add $5 and hand carry to race.  Check-in will be at the parking lot for Coconut Island (Moku Ola) from 6:15am to 7:00am.

The course winds around Lili’uokalani Park, Hilo Bayfront and Banyan Drive.

Top overall runners win a zipline adventure from Skyline Eco-Adventures.  http://www.zipline.com/locations/akaka

Age group awards for first place in 10 year categories.

For more information, please visit www.bigislandroadrunners.org or contact Alan Ryan at 962-6044.


September 7, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , | Leave a comment

Vicious Dog Complaint finally making its way to court

photo taken morning of bite

Vicious Dog Citation Making its Way to Court

After nearly five months of waiting, the vicious dog complaint I made against an irresponsible dog owner has finally made its way to court.

D.P., as I will call him, was served to appear in court on Thursday, September 8, in room 2C at 1:30 pm for an arraignment on being the dog’s owner.

Mr.D.P. has allowed his dog to roam free on a dozen or more occasions and my attempt to get him to chain the dog was answered with “My dog has as much right to be on the road as you,” and “why don’t you find somewhere else to run.”

I wonder what he will tell the judge? 

My wife is betting that he doesn’t even show up and I am betting that he will show up and claim that the dog is no longer on his property.

When I ran up Shower Drive this morning the dog barked at me from the entrance of his driveway, just feet from the road, like he has done for the past several years.  It’s only a matter of time before he breaks his chain and bites someone else.   Stay Tuned.   Related Link:  https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2011/05/16/how-to-win-the-battle-against-loose-dogs-in-our-community/

September 7, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | | 3 Comments

Jamacian Sprinters Blake, Powell and Bolt the best in the World

Johan Blake

Jamaica is known for their sprinter and now they have three at the top of the World with Asafa Powell, Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake.

The trio are training partners and in a race last week at Daegu, South Korea theywere matched up in what was to be a battle for the World Title.
Bolt, however, was disqualified for a false start which opened the door to Blake who ran a blistering 9.92 seconds to be crowned, at least for now, the fastest man in the world.
Blake also becomes the youngest champion at age 21.
In world ranking Blake is followed by fellow Jamaican Asafa Powell with Bolt slipping to third.
Blake has already had part of his reputation tarnished as he was caught for blood dopping two years ago.
But on this hot August evening the youthful Jamicaican was crowned 100 meter champion of the World.

September 7, 2011 Posted by | World Track & Field | , , , | Leave a comment