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BIRR 5K Results from Hilo Bay 5K – O’Toole wins


  1. 1.                Tony O’Toole                     18:31                                     1st Male Over-All                                                             1. 
  2. 2.                Conrad Salboro 21:41                             2nd  Male Over-All
  3. 3.                Kekoa Harman  22:42                             3rd Male Over-All
  4. 4.                Kalamanamana Harman 24:19   1st Female Over-All
  5. 5.                Dennis Nagai  26:27                                 1st Male Masters
  6. 6.                Bubba Gerbin  26:37
  7. 7.                Jack Russell Baruhur        27:49             2nd Male Masters
  8. 8.                Elizabeth Tallett 28:56    2nd Female Over-All
  9. 9.                David Hammes  29:19                            3rd Male Masters
  10. 10.           Jayden Gehin  29:55
  11. 11.           Adrel Vicente                     29:59
  12. 12.           Kristi Tintiangco  30:52
  13. 13.           Dennis Shigeoka  30:56
  14. 14.           Charlene Lagrimas  32:40                     1st Female Masters
  15. 15.           Micky Fiztgerald  32:45 2nd Female Masters
  16. 16.           Morgen Bahurinsky 33:02                    3rd Female Masters
  17. 17.           Melissa Pang Ching   34:43
  18. 18.           Roy Farias   34:44
  19. 19.           Nathalie Lyon  34:48
  20. 20.           Phyllis Peterson  35:07
  21. 21.           Lehua Harman  37:55
  22. 22.           Jo-Ann Hirako  39:14
  23. 23.           Ashley Aguiar  40:51
  24. 24.           Marlaina Fujisawa  41:42
  25. 25.           Nalii Harman  43:12
  26. 26.           Pele Harman  43:12
  27. 27.           Jan Ray  44:27
  28. 28.           Sue Leeloy  46:31

September 13, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Adrel Vicente Story

Your health has a lot to do with what you eat, how much you exercise and the parents that brought you into this world.

Diet and exercise are within your control, but your genes determine your risk factor for contracting many diseases such as diabetes, heart problems and many types of cancers.

Adrel Vincente

Adrel Vincente

For Adrel Vicente being careful with the foods he consumes and being sure that he exercises regularly is an important factor in his family where there is a history of diabetes and heart problems.

Vicente, who was born and raised in Hilo and attended Saint Joseph High School, got an early introduction into team sports.

“I played baseball and ran cross-country during my high school years, which included one year on the junior varsity basketball team,” he said.

Graduating from St. Joe in 1993 as the class Valedictorian, Vicente went on to attend the University of Hawaii at Hilo where he double majored in Biology and Natural Science and went on to complete a one year teacher program to become a certified science teacher in 1999.

Today Vicente serves as the freshman counselor at Waiakea High School and continues to get his regular exercise by walking around the large Waiakea Campus on a daily basis.

“After school I’ll head down to Liliuokalani Gardens and do a couple of laps around the park,” he said.

On weekends Vicente can be found Honoli’i or Pohoiki with his longboard. “I only started taking up surfing about three years ago,” he said. “I’m not that good, but being in the water helps clear my mind and it’s a lot of fun!”

While at the famous surfing spots Vicente has been seen by his students and will often catch a wave together, surfing side by side.

“I’ve also tried some of the exercises that my family and friends enjoy and I’ve tried golfing, tennis, mountain biking, kayaking, and even ballroom dancing, Vicente said.

“Trying a variety of sports and activities to get exercise id definitely the way to go because the variety keeps exercise from being boring,” he said.

Two to three times per week you can find Vicente walking or jogging around the Waiakea Complex and on the weekends you’ll find him in the water.

Last year Vicente’s mother passed away, “she was a diabetic, had heart problems and high blood pressure,” he said. Vicente’s father is currently a diabetic and keeps it under control with a healthy diet and some medication.

“We have just honored the one year since she has passed with a celebration of life for her. My mother worked as a nurse at Hilo Medical Center and she was a home economics teacher back in the Philippines,” Vicente said.

Vicente’s mother would always try to put a healthy spin when cooking for the family and encouraged them to eat healthy. “One of my favorite dishes she would make is the Filipino vegetable dish called pinakbet.”

“Exercise helps me to relieve stress, helps clear my mind, gives me energy, maintains my health and its fun,” he said. “But my main motivation is to try to stay healthy and to prevent having health problems like some of my family members.”

Vicente has also become an active member of the Big Island Road Runners when he accidentally bumped into the group while surfing at Richardson Beach Park about three years ago.

“I was surfing with my nephews one early Sunday morning in December. When we were done I saw a two of my friends and a lot of people in the parking lot and they told me about the BIRR fun run and that I should join,” Vicente said.

“So I paid my $10 annual dues and started coming every month after that to take part in their fun runs and walks. I did nearly every one since then and I even made a chart in my computer to track all of my times.”

Vicente also continues to enter short distance races of two to three miles and has entered the 2009 Big Island Marathons 3.1-mile race scheduled for March.

“Someday I hope to do the half-marathon (13.1-miles), then maybe the full 26 miler,” he said with a grin.

Vicente continues to get annual check ups and has done the HMSA health pass screening. “I am still health problem free with no high blood pressure and no diabetes,” he said.

“My life long goal is to maintain a reasonable weight and proportion and to use exercise to help give me energy, relieve stress and above all to prevent health problems.”

“I believe in working hard and playing hard as I’ll get back as much as I give and sometimes I might get back even more,” Vicente said.

February 21, 2009 Posted by | Health and Fitness, Profiles, Running on the Big Island, Wilderness Trail Runs | , | Leave a comment