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Wedemann Hosting Decimal Man Triathlon on May 10 in HPP

 Welcome to the East Side Decimal Man Triathlon Races. Don’t miss out on this free mini-triathlon this coming Saturday March 10th in Paradise Park.

 

The fun kicks off at 9:30 am in Paradise Park at Joe Wedemann’s house.

 Need Directions?  Email Joe @ joeveronicawedemann@yahoo.com  .

 You can also check out Decimal Man on Facebook.

 This is a 1/10th Ironman distance, so it’s perfect for beginners who aren’t ready for the larger triathlons. It’s also a great tune up for season’s athletes that want to work on speed and their transitions. The 8 lap swim is in a 4 foot deep salt water half Olympic pool, so you know you can stand up if you’re not comfortable in the water. The 12 mile bike is one loop (mostly paved) around Paradise Park. The run is 2.5 miles around the block.

 Lunch   Since this is a “free” event, we always enjoy a variety of food from the pot-luck / BBQ lunch. We’ll have the grill going if you bring anything that need cooking. Gatorade and water will be supplied. There is also a shower and bathroom so you can get cleaned up.

 

 

 

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March 7, 2012 Posted by | triathlon | , , | 1 Comment

DeLorm dedicating Ironman New Zeland to former cross country coach

     I am humbled to learn that one of my former cross country runners, Garrett DeLorm, Waiakea class of 2000, has dedicated his first Ironman, New Zealand, to me.    Here is what Garrett wrote:

 I’m very sorry to hear about the cancer, but am glad to hear you’re doing a good job with the recovery so far. My prayers go out to you and your family for your continued well-being. Give ’em hell coach. Nothing can keep down the big dog. 

 
My Ironman is next Saturday (Friday in the US), and I’d like to dedicate my race to you and your fight. You helped me realize my potential as a runner, and athlete in general, and for that I’ll forever be grateful. Dedicating the race is the least I could do. The pain and struggles that I’ll endure next Saturday are far short of what I’m sure you’ve had to endure. In dark times during the race when the pain is overwhelming and thoughts of quitting cross my mind, I’ll remind myself of my ‘ol coach, and it will help push me onward. 
 
If you’re absolutely bored on Friday afternoon/evening, the race is going to be broacast live on Ironman.com. The starting gun is at 7am Saturday morning New Zealand time. I expect to finish somewhere around 11:30:00 total time, but really, who knows. 
Related link:  https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2012/02/20/staying-healthy-and-fit-helps-in-times-of-adversity-brain-tumor-removal/

February 24, 2012 Posted by | triathlon | , , | 5 Comments

Decimal Man Triathlon on January 7 with a touch of Fear Factor!

Joe Wedemann the architect of the Decimal Man triathlon is hosting another fun event at his home in Paradise Park (26th Street between Kaloli and Paradise_ on Saturday, Jan 7, starting at 9:30 am.

Due to time constraints with Wedemann’s Fire Department job, he was not able to have the race every year on his birthday, so he had to move the dates around as needed.

“Recently, I have been putting the race on about once every 2 months with the big she-bang in January to kick off my birthday and the start of the New Year,” Wedemann said.

      To make the race “do-able” for beginners, the distance is 1/10th that of Ironman World Championship. .24 mile swim – 11.2 mile bike – 2.62 mile run, since you just have to move the decimal over, according to Wedemann.

At “The Decimal Man.”  Wedemann doesn’t charge anything for the race but will accept 1 gallon of Clorox bleach as a donation to treat his 25 meter pool where the swim takes place.

The 11.2 bike course is a Tour de Paradise Park as it circles the park from 26th to Beach Rd, Kaloli to Makuu. The 1/10th Marathon run is a one loop run from 26th to 27th between Paradise and Kaloli finishing with a victory lap around a 1/7th mile cinder track bordering my property.

Transitions are included, so there is a short run from the swim to the bike.

This is a great distance for beginners to get a taste of the “Real Deal” (Ironman), according to Wedemann.

“Anyone is welcome. I’ve never met a tri athlete that I didn’t like. Potluck BBQ lunch follows the race so if anyone wants to bring a dish and stick around, they are welcome. Many friends bring their families and make a day of it after the race,” Wedemann said.

Sign in time for this race will be 9 am and the swim begins at 9:30.

The race is usually over in less than 1 1/2 hours for beginners to just under an hour for the winning times, according to Wedemann.

Wedemann ask that participants use Helmets on the bike and practice safe bicycle riding and courtesy, as the roads are open to the public.

Interested parties may contact Wedemann by email  joeveronicawedemann@yahoo.com

After the Triathalon, Potluck lunch to follow.

 Afer lunch, there will be games for everyone.

 A new twist according to Wedemann he will be putting on his own version of “Fear Factor” at his house as part of the games.

January 4, 2012 Posted by | triathlon | , , | 1 Comment

Ultraman 6.2 mile swim and 90 mile bike Results from Kailua-Kona

6.2-mile swim from Kailua Bay to Keauhou Bay and a 90-mile (145-kilometer) bike ride from Keauhou to Namakani Paio camp ground at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park held Friday; a 71.4-mile (276-kilometer) bike ride from Volcanoes National Park to Hawi will take place Saturday, and a 52.4-mile run from Hawi to Kailua-Kona’s Old Kona Airport Park follows today.    

Name Swim Bike Total

Jonas Colting 2:20:23 4:55:27 7:15:50  Michael Coughlin 2:56:39 4:50:19 7:46:58

Alexandre Ribeiro 2:47:29 5:06:24 7:53:53  Rich Roll 2:18:54 5:37:01 7:55:55

Nino Cokan 2:47:15 5:11:21 7:58:36  Jeremy Howard 2:31:45 5:46:36 8:18:21

Amber Monforte 2:54:58 5:25:33 8:20:31  Sergio Meniconi 2:38:42 5:56:30 8:35:12

Scott Gower 2:39:32 5:56:46 8:36:18  Gary Wang 3:17:41 5:20:09 8:37:50

Milton Sousa 3:02:54 5:48:54 8:51:48  Kelly Duhig 2:50:43 6:10:40 9:01:23

Miro Kregar 3:17:48 5:47:58 9:05:46  Martin Raymond 2:35:47 6:38:18 9:14:05

Christopher Draper 3:33:19 5:47:21 9:20:40  Dan Squiller 3:26:04 5:58:32 9:24:36

Alice Robb 3:15:39 6:16:47 9:32:26  Vanuza Maciel 3:25:29 6:18:36 9:44:05

Riccardo Alessi 3:38:55 6:20:22 9:59:17  Cory Foulk 3:57:02 6:02:15 9:59:17

Consuela Lively 3:37:31 6:31:46 10:09:17  Adam Peruta 3:43:21 6:27:45 10:11:06

Roland Patzina 3:20:42 7:06:08 10:26:50  Rusty Carter 3:33:14 7:13:52 10:47:06

Kathy Laska 4:04:41 6:44:45 10:49:26  Drake Tollenaar 4:36:22 6:13:11 10:49:33

Laurie Beers 3:52:22 6:57:36 10:49:58  Kimmie Rouse 4:20:53 6:33:05 10:53:58

Susan Smith-Nixon 3:58:07 7:08:05 11:06:12  Juan Craveri 3:47:02 7:25:25 11:12:27

Suzy Degazon 4:12:47 7:10:46 11:23:33  David Wilson 4:13:17 7:16:26 11:29:43

Bertrand Dor 3:19:21 8:13:29 11:32:50  Andres Traslosheros 4:19:06 7:29:57 11:49:03  

Mike Rouse 4:30:12 7:24:03 11:54:15  Giorgio Alessi 4:35:35 7:24:08 11:59:43

Duncan Cairns 4:30:00 0:00:00 DNF   Amy Palmiero-Winters 5:03:46 0:00:00 DNF

November 27, 2011 Posted by | triathlon | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Decimal Man Event in HPP set for Oct 29 with 9:30 am start

Joe Wedemann the architect of the Decimal Man triathlon is hosting another fun event at his home in Paradise Park on Saturday, October 29 starting at 9:30 am.

Adam Busek came up with the name, Mike Fairchild came up with the idea when he started the “Coconut Man” Triathlon in the ’90′s. Mike was into Ironman and wanted to put a shorter “East Side” event on for his birthday. After several consecutive years, his event grew too big for him to participate and get away without permitting or requesting approval from Parks and Rec’s, Road Division, etc.

     To make the race “do-able” for beginners, the distance is 1/10th that of Ironman World Championship. .24 mile swim – 11.2 mile bike – 2.62 mile run, since you just have to move the decimal over, according to Wedemann.

“Adam said we should call it “The Decimal Man.”  I don’t charge anything for the race but do accept 1 gallon of Clorox bleach as a donation to treat my 25 meter pool where the swim takes place,” Wedemann said.

The 11.2 bike course is a Tour de Paradise Park as it circles the park from 26th to Beach Rd, Kaloli to Makuu. The 1/10th Marathon run is a one loop run from 26th to 27th between Paradise and Kaloli finishing with a victory lap around a 1/7th mile cinder track bordering my property.

Transitions are included, so there is a short run from the swim to the bike.

This is a great distance for beginners to get a taste of the “Real Deal” (Ironman), according to Wedemann.

“Anyone is welcome. I’ve never met a tri athlete that I didn’t like. Potluck BBQ lunch follows the race so if anyone wants to bring a dish and stick around, they are welcome. Many friends bring their families and make a day of it after the race,” Wedemann said.

Sign in time for this race will be 9 am and the swim begins at 9:30.

The race is usually over in less than 1 1/2 hours for beginners to just under an hour for the winning times, according to Wedemann.

Wedemann ask that participants use Helmets on the bike and practice safe bicycle riding and courtesy, as the roads are open to the public.

Following the event will be a celebration of Adam and Andy Busek’s birthdays, said Wedemann.

Interested parties may contact Wedemann by email  joeveronicawedemann@yahoo.com

October 13, 2011 Posted by | triathlon | , , , , , | 1 Comment