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Decimal Man Triathlon in HPP – full results

Decimal Man had 14 competitors participate on Oct 30, 2011 including a mix of relays and individuals.

The TOP FIVE overall results and top in each individual event.  Including some new course records !!!

1st – Adam Busek 1:02:49    2nd – Donald Andon 1:03:28    3rd – Josh Canton 1:08:38
4th – Eve Teeter 1:19:45      5th – Andy Busek 1:29:55

                  Fastest Individual Events   Swim (400 meters)   Joe Barcia 6:15 ( 1:33/100m)

Bike (11.2 miles)   Rob Patey 29:32 (22.75 mph) NEW Course Record !

Run ( 2.46 miles )  Chris Gregory 14:03 ( 5:42 min/mile ) NEW Course Record !

Host Joe Wedemann is planning on 6 events for 2012 with two grand prizes. One of which will be for BEST IMPROVED and the other for overall best times.

Next event will be on                JANUARY  7TH, 2012

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November 1, 2011 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , | Leave a 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

Wedemann and Kirkwood shine in Decimal Man event

Finishers in the Aug 14 Decimal event

The Decimal Man distance is 1/10th that of Ironman World Championship. .24 mile swim11.2 mile bike2.62 mile run.

1st race
#1 Joe Wedemann (59:26)
#2 Jessica Kirkwood (59:45)
#3 John Ah Chong (1:13:47
#4 Eve Teeter (1:27:04)
2nd Race
#1 Joe Barcia ( new course record 58:06)
#2 Joe Wedemann (60:03)
#3 Jessica Kirkwood (60:45)
#4 Alex Vu (1:02:21)
#5 Adam Busek (1:09:31)
#6 Mike Wolf (1:24;56)
#7 Frank & Holly Hollins 1:25:31 (Team)
Bonnie Kim, Christina Dhillon, Shauna Tuohy 2:17:42

“Thanks everyone for coming out and making this a fun event and cograts to alll,” Joe Wedemann said.  “Thanks Jessica for pushing me and congrats to Joe Barcia for breaking my course record.”

August 17, 2011 Posted by | triathlon | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Decimal Man triathlon coming to HPP on August 14

Joe Wedemann the architect of the Decimal Man triathlon is hosting another fun event at his home in Paradise Park on Sunday, August 14 starting at 10:30 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.

Eddie Ombac continued a short triathlon starting from Richardson’s for a few years after Mike’s races. Wedemann started his in the same fashion in 2003.

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.

“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 10 am and the swim begins at 10:30.

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

July 26, 2011 Posted by | Events, triathlon | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Decimal Man a Joe Wedemann Invention

Decimal Man Clock

DECIMAL MAN a Joe Wedemann Invention/Production

Joe Wedemann is the architect of the Decimal Man triathlon. 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.

Eddie Ombac continued a short triathlon starting from Richardson’s for a few years after Mike’s races. Wedemann started his in the same fashion in 2003.

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,” Wedeman said.

Wedemann

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.

Start time is usually 9:30 am, so I ask first time racers to be at my house at 9:00 am to get familiarized.

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

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

The next race is Sunday June 5th at 9:30 am. Interested parties may contact Wedemann by email  joeveronicawedemann@yahoo.com

May 28, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , | 3 Comments