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Volcano Rainforest half marathon top 55 results-Barnett Wins

Billy Barnett

The 2012 Volcano Art Center Rain Forest Runs
August 18, 2012 – Volcano, Hawaii

Overall Results – Half Marathon

 

 Plc Name                      Division     Residence            Time   

   1 Billy Barnett #3          20 – 29      Pahoa, HI           1:19:21 

   2 Steve Manning #113        50 – 59      Kailua, HI          1:24:22 

   3 Jason Braswell #1         30 – 39      Kailua-Kona, HI     1:26:02 

   4 Michael Daly #53          30 – 39      Hilo, HI            1:29:32 

   5 Joshua Willing #192       30 – 39      Pahoa, HI           1:33:34 

   6 Kameron Oleary #138       1 – 19       Little Egg harbor,  1:34:14 

   7 Dave Stanley #172         50 – 59      Taupo, New Zealand  1:34:17 

   8 Johnathan Ahlum #4        20 – 29      Santa Clara, CA     1:35:14 

   9 Patrick Leatherman #102   20 – 29      Kealakekua, HI      1:37:56 

  10 Amy Gordon #69            30 – 39    F Waialua, HI         1:38:25 

  11 Curtis Neck #130          20 – 29      Bethel, AK          1:39:28 

  12 Don Kirby #93             60 – 69      Kailua Kona, HI     1:39:52 

  13 Roland Laliberte #98      40 – 49      Hilo, HI            1:39:55 

  14 Tim Dutton #57            40 – 49      Calgary, Canada     1:40:24 

  15 Aaron Kellerman #90       30 – 39      Waikoloa, HI        1:40:30

  16 Keith Marrack #115        40 – 49      Hilo, HI            1:40:56 

  17 Reggie Sherman #206       Military     Kaneohe, HI         1:40:57 

  18 Dino Bonelli #27          40 – 49      Prato Nevoso, Ital  1:41:45 

  19 Martin Poerner #148       50 – 59      Little Egg harbor,  1:42:00 

  20 Caitlin Catella #42       20 – 29    F Oneonta, NY         1:42:06 

  21 Jason Shepard #163        40 – 49      Kailua-Kona, HI     1:42:46 

  22 Helgi Spencer Olafson #13 20 – 29      Waikoloa, HI        1:43:41 

  23 Elda Carreon #39          30 – 39    F Kailua-Kona, HI     1:43:55 

  24 John Ferdico #63          40 – 49      Kailua-Kona, HI     1:44:25 

  25 Jennifer Catella #43      20 – 29    F Oneonta, NY         1:44:30 

  26 Orestes Barrioj #211      50 – 59      Kailua Kona, HI     1:44:50 

  27 Ferdinand Babas #13       40 – 49      Hilo, HI            1:45:35 

  28 Jacob Nikolajsen #131     20 – 29      Horsens, Denmark    1:46:16

  29 Evan Oleary #137          1 – 19       Little Egg harbor,  1:46:18 

  30 Sarah Bay #20             30 – 39    F Denver, CO          1:46:24 

  31 Ray Ibarra #80            50 – 59      Hilo, HI            1:46:32 

  32 Kim Cayzer #46            30 – 39    F Honolulu, HI        1:46:47 

  33 Mandy Lemes #103          30 – 39    F Hakalau, HI         1:47:05 

  34 Tami Lampman #99          30 – 39    F Hilo, HI            1:47:16 

  35 Amanda Buoy #32           30 – 39    F Mt. Hope, KS        1:47:18 

  36 Joshua Sharp #161         30 – 39      Hilo, HI            1:48:26 

  37 Steven Hiraki #77         30 – 39      Naalehu, HI         1:48:27 

  38 Deen Tsukamoto #181       50 – 59      Naalehu, HI         1:48:29 

  39 Gabor Bay #19             40 – 49      Denver, CO          1:49:05 

  40 Charissa Patacsil #141    30 – 39    F Chiswick, Australi  1:49:08 

  41 Melissa Braswell #2       30 – 39    F Kailua-Kona, HI     1:49:16

  42 Angie Miyashiro #125      50 – 59    F Volcano, HI         1:49:47 

  43 Lee Catella #44           60 – 69    F Oneonta, NY         1:50:02 

  44 Nicholas Catella #45      20 – 29      Oneonta, NY         1:50:03 

  45 Dj Blinn #26              60 – 69      Hilo, HI            1:50:12 

  46 Ellen Cordeiro #50        30 – 39    F Kurtistown, HI      1:50:33 

  47 Jonas Nikolajsen #132     20 – 29      Horsens, Denmark    1:51:02 

  48 Danny Jesser #105         60 – 69      Kailua-Kona, HI     1:51:11 

  49 Victor Eisen #58          40 – 49      Pahoa, HI           1:51:23 

  50 Megan Lamson #100         20 – 29    F Hilo, HI            1:51:37 

  51 Gene Ramos #204           Military     Honolulu, HI        1:51:57 

  52 Chitwin San Tun #158      40 – 49      Kailua-Kona, HI     1:52:01 

  53 Serena Chamberlain #47    40 – 49    F Kailua Kona, HI     1:52:50 

  54 Sally Marrack #116        40 – 49    F Hilo, HI            1:53:24 

  55 Doug Adams #6             50 – 59      Hilo, HI            1:53:36

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August 20, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chris Gregory – best Vulcan runner we never had

Isn’t it funny how a sudden change of life’s plans can bring you to a different, yet more rewarding path?

For Chris Gregory coming to Hawaii from Florida two years ago with hopes of running cross country for the University of Hawaii left him without a team to participate with.

“I ran cross country and track in high school and had planned to run for UH Hilo, but the team got cut, so I train on my own,” Gregory said.

Gregory has become one of the best runners in community organized races as he frequents the running circuit around the Big Island.

“I surround myself with motivated people and live with athletes around my same age as we encourage each other,” Gregory said.  “We are part of a Facebook group called ‘Get Moving’ where we discuss healthy foods, share workouts, organize hikes, and compete in physical challenges.”

The 25 year old Gregory is currently enrolled in Pharmacy School at UH Hilo and on most weekends can be found doing a foot race, a bike competition or even entered in a triathlon.

To prepare for his many varied events Gregory will run and swim five times per week and will get in a long bike ride over the weekends.

“My favorite running distance is a 10K (6.2 miles) since it’s the perfect blend of steady speed, endurance, and mental toughness,” he said.  “My ideal race would probably be a bike/run biathlon, but since I don’t really see those around here; my favorite race is any time Billy Barnett shows up as he’s a runner I look up to.”

Barnett is from Volcano and is undefeated in every footrace he’s done on the Big Island over the past two plus years.

Gregory has set a long list of goals related to racing and will focus on accomplishing those within the next 12 months.

“I want to break 4 hours in the Sea to Stars bike race this year that starts at Waikoloa and finishes at Mauna Kea visitor center,” he said.

Last year Gregory finished in a time of 4 hours 9 minutes, good enough for 11th place overall.

“I also want to break 2hours 10 minutes at the Lavaman Keauhou Olympic triathlon this year,” Gregory said.

Last year’s Lavaman was Gregory’s first triathlon and he finished in 2:15 which placed him in another 11th overall finish.

“My goals for running at the moment are just to enter in a lot of local events and to have fun,” he said.

Gregory will also fuel his body properly to keep it running at peak performance, staying away from junk foods.

“I grocery shop mindfully because I know that if the kitchen is free of unhealthy snacks, then the temptation to eat junk food will be gone,” he said.

Gregory was given a large rice cooker, but admits to never having learned how to make rice.

“I know this sounds strange, but I make most of my meals with a huge rice cooker my friend gave me,” Gregory said.  “I never learned how to make rice with it.  I make soup occasionally but usually stick to pasta dishes.  I always add in some protein like boneless chick breasts and a green vegetable.  There is no limit to what you can put into pasta, because anything tastes good with marinara sauce.”

When Gregory is not cooking his own meals he can be found at his favorite restaurant in Hilo where he has become a regular that the workers all know.

“When I’m not cooking you can usually find me at Subway, and all of the workers know me quite well,” he said with a wide grin.

Gregory believes that the best part about working out is the fact that he is in control.

“Every day there are always things I have to get done out of obligation like studying for a test, doing lab reports, washing dishes and things like that,” Gregory said.  “Working out is the one thing where I get to choose how, when, and what I do.  Sometimes I wake up and feel like going for an ocean swim at Puhi Bay.  Other days I’ll run around town with an iPod until my running playlist ends.

Gregory’s real attraction to sports competition began when he was 9 years old when his mother would take him on morning runs with her.

“Some people might call that questionable parenting, but I call that the time when my life officially started,” Gregory said.  “Now I would say I motivate her, so it’s kind of a cyclical thing.”

It turned out that mom’s influence would pay big dividends into Gregory’s success as a competitor today.

“My mom never ran competitively, she ran to stay healthy and would take me on 2 or 3 mile morning jogs to stay in shape,” Gregory said.  “My mom always wore a fanny pack and walkman, playing music on tapes, when she ran, so naturally I ended up mimicking her in every way.”

Gregory even ended up listening to the same songs as his mom back then.  His mother is also responsible for introducing the youngster to his first 5K race which got him hooked on competitive running.

“I would say my mom is my biggest fan,” Gregory said.  “She’s so loyal that sometimes she blows my achievements out of proportion.  When people call me a Momma’s Boy, I say, so what?”

Chris Gregory has made a nice addition to our local fun run community despite the fact that his opportunity to run on a collegiate level was negated by the loss of the Vulcan Men’s Program.

And someday should you happen to see a jogger making the most of his own situation remember to smile, say “woof” and never shy away from “Running with the Big Dog.”

May 21, 2012 Posted by | Profiles | , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

BIRR Waikamaulo Challenge 7 and 4 mile Race Results

Billy Barnett 27 M 40:08:00
Chris Gregory 25 M 41:54:00
Nick Muragin 43 M 44:27:00
Andrew Langtry 17 M 46:47:00
Mike Daly 31 M 47:26:00
Steven Hunter 15 M 51:37:00
Max Panoff 15 M 53:16:00
Brian Yannutz 23 M 53:17:00
Lory Hunter 49 F 53:45:00
Nick Shumov 13 M 54:30:00
Nick Ah Yo 39 M 55:12:00
Patrick Baker 38 M 55:41:00
Shalila de Bourmont 17 F 55:52:00
D J Blinn 63 M 56:54:00
Josh McDaniel 33 M 57:04:00
Steve Pavao 55 M 58:11:00
Cody Tehero 25 M 58:12:00
Emily Taaroa 25 F 58:42:00
Jimmy Park 58 M 59:08:00
Andy Langtry 49 M 59:14:00
Colby LaBrie 32 M 1:00:08
Kaylee Rapoza 16 F 1:00:18
Bill Golisch 53 M 1:01:50
James Tuscany 58 M 1:03:36
Robert Belcher 57 M 1:04:19
Tom Gentile 48 M 1:04:49
Edgar Tuliao 41 M 1:05:45
Kim Furumo 53 F 1:07:28
Emily Kingery 24 F 1:08:54
Bob Erickson 63 M 1:15:40
Jodi Kawakami 35 F 1:16:13
Allan Leite 40 M 1:16:14
Lyle Balingit 40 M 1:16:15
Samantha Sugioka Kai 27 F 1:17:30
Jaclyn Moore 34 F 1:17:32
Michele Sullivan 36 F 1:18:19
David Hammes 60 M 1:21:02
Bill Standal 69 M 1:22:16
   Tyler Knorr 16 M 29:19:00
Tristan Williamson 15 M 29:47:00
Carmen Garson-Shumway 15 F 29:49:00
Mehana Sabado-Halpern 14 F 29:51:00
Owen Yoshishige 18 32:26:00
Richard Grothmann 53 M 34:08:00
Sequoia Marks 15 F 35:13:00
Kent Boardman 26 M 37:48:00
Firmin Tehero 56 M 37:52:00
Mareike Geitner 17 F 41:41:00
Molly Mair-Yates 34 F 42:16:00
Norbert Furumo 55 M 43:14:00
Adrel Vicente 36 M 43:36:00
Megan McCuster 24 F 44:42:00
Elizabeth Oberhausen 26 F 44:51:00
Rachel Rechtman 19 F 46:00:00
Nozomi Nakazawa 15 F 46:47:00
Kainoa Ariola 38 F 50:50:00
Cyndie Lovitt 35 F 53:37:00
Jesse Lovitt 34 M 53:37:00
Carolina Lam 36 F 1:00:23
Jeannine Baker 39 F 1:00:24

February 26, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , | Leave a comment

Injury Prevention Tips from the advanced to the beginner

Kagawa

Injury Prevention Is the Key

Whether you’re great distance runner like Billy Barnett of Volcano or a weekend warrior, like Edwin Kagawa of Keaau, the goal is the same: You undoubtedly want to lower your chances of incurring an injury while participating in your favorite sport. Fortunately, there are some general rules for injury prevention that apply to all sports, which is important because sports scientists suggest injury rates could be reduced by 25 percent if athletes took appropriate preventative action.

The #1 Rule: Don’t Overdo It: Studies have shown that your best direct injury
predictor may be the amount of training you completed last month. Fatigued
muscles do a poor job of protecting their associated connective tissues,
increasing the risk of damage to bone, cartilage, tendons and ligaments.

The point isn’t to avoid exercise, but rather to appreciate that overdoing it can lead to injury, and that when your muscles are fatigued, they need rest.  It’s about knowing what your body can handle at any particular point in time.

If You Can Predict an Injury, You May Avoid an Injury: If you have been injured before, you are much more likely to get hurt again than an athlete who has beeninjury free. After recovery, if you re-establish your desired training load without modification to your biomechanics, your knees are likely to be injured again.

The second predictor of injury is probably the number of consecutive days of training you carry out each week. Scientific studies strongly suggest that reducing the number of consecutive days of training can lower the risk of injury.

Recovery time reduces injury rates by giving muscles and connective tissues an opportunity to restore and repair themselves between workouts.

Other Injury Prevention Tips:

* Increase your consumption of carbohydrates during periods of heavy training.

* Match increases in training with increases in resting. (Rest is how the body regenerates.)

* Precede any increase in training load with an increase in strengthening.

* Treat even seemingly minor injuries very carefully to prevent them from becoming a big problem.

* If you experience pain when training, stop your training session immediately.

* Never train hard if you are stiff from the previous effort.

* Pay attention to hydration and nutrition (water before exercise, electrolyte drink during exercise and water after exercise).

* Use appropriate training surfaces.

* Introduce new activities gradually and make sure you are clear on how to perform them safely.

* Allow lots of time for warming up before your workout/activity and cooling off after your workout/activity.

* Monitor daily for signs of fatigue; if in doubt, ease off your workouts for a day or two.

February 16, 2012 Posted by | Health and Fitness | , , | 1 Comment

Big Dog’s Veteran’s Day 5K run/walk results from 11-11-11

Due to the heavy rain some of the ink on the finish sheets ran…………..making it difficult to read the spelling and some times in the official results.   Corrections will be made if you email the change to me at waiakeabigdog@aol.com  Congratulations to all that braved the rain, especially to our volunteers, Kari Sato and the Waiakea Key Club who put up and took down the tents and banners, Paul Okubo for timing  Faith Nance for writing down the finishers names during the heavy downpour and Jerry Chang and his crew for supplying the post race refreshments.   To the participants who came out despite the rain – a big, warm MAHALO!   Two PAWS UP to all of you, including my lovely wife Randee –    Related link:  https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2011/11/11/random-photos-from-big-dogs-veterans-day-5k-on-11-11-11/

Big Dog’s Veterans Day 5K Results – read from left column first

Barnett Billy 16:23   Carvalho Erin 26:24:00
Gregory Chris 16:52   Tanouie Mark 26:27:00
Halford Jackson 17:40   Matiaas Lowell 26:40:00
Barcia Joe 18:35   Jirir AJ 27:01:00
Pang Justin 18:42   Dusek Deb 27:06:00
Panoff Max 18:51   LaBrie Colby 27:15:00
Perry Louie 19:04   Auth Tim 27:24:00
Hunter Stephen 19:17   Grothmann Kalai 27:37:00
Daly Michael 19:21   Eckart Kanai Pono 27:43:00
Allan Ryan 19:29   Eckart Lawrence 27:44:00
Olson Kevin 19:54   Truesdell Joel 27:56:00
Wozniak Michael 20:09   Ongais Kayla 28:10:00
Villena Linden 20:34   Wong Yuen Donna 28:17:00
Kobayashi Kelsie 20:36   Valera Jarvis 29:01:00
Irysen Galigo 20:59   Camero Ryan 29:33:00
Harbor Jin 21:04   Desa Kanani 29:44:00
Hill Adam 21:08       29:52:00
Matuura Sam 21:31   Rhyss Joyi 29:56:00
Bako Patrick 21:35   Darling Kristen 30:05:00
Matsuyama Amy 21:39   Hulten Kaliko 30:05:12
Wedeman Joe 21:48   Javier Stella 30:06:00
Ibarra Ray 21:54   Wilson Harold 30:27:00
Cafier Nicholas 22:15   Hammer Jerelyn 30:48:00
Uyeda Garret 22:16   Newman Allen 30:59:00
Pavao Steve 22:20   Pacheco Lauren 31:00:00
Matias Greg 22:29   Faulkner-Inouye Lisa 31:07:00
Stayhorn Vishu 22:35   Domingo Sky 31:33:00
Shumoff Nikolai 22:58   Domingo Stacy 31:34:00
Rhyss Dorian 23:00   Fulton Jim 31:41:00
Nishimura Neon 23:06   Subica Raynelle 31:52:00
Langtry Andrew M. 23:08   Inata Ben 32:06:00
Hunter Lory 23:12   Shigeoka Dennis 32:08:00
Myhre Lucas 23:14   Newman Dixie 32:31:00
Rapoza Kaylee 23:20   Mair Lates Molly 32:56:00
Jedinsky Jennifer 23:24   Baldwin David 33:17:00
Hunter Stuart 23:33       33:19:00
Willis Christine 23:35   Nakasone Harvey 34:04:00
Pavao Wayne 23:38   Barbas Bonita 34:32:00
Okimaka Vandey 23:40   Fulton Allison 34:37:00
Ho Josen 23:44   Eckart Tennille 34:41:00
Barcia Sage 23:48   England Stacy 34:58:00
Ombac Skye 23:50   England Charlie 34:59:00
Grothmann Rihei 23:52   Rosorio Naomi 35:00:00
Rosario Heather 23:59   Daly Mykelah 35:36:00
Kim Corrin 24:06:00   Harbour Haruko 35:38:00
Taaroa Emily 24:12:00   Tana Lisa 36:30:00
Ignacio Vanessa 24:17:00   Aktorg Josette 36:31:00
Tominaga MJ 24:20:00   Sakarias Suzette 36:32:00
    24:24:00   Auth Jean 36:34:00
Rosario Josiah 24:26:00   Chang Jerry 36:50:00
Subica Wayne 24:46:00   Hanson Paul 37:03:00
Jones Tehani 25:11:00   Hammer Felicia 37:11:00
Grothmann Richard 25:14:00   Rapoza Kylyn 37:35:00
Chun Matt 25:45:00   Ostrowski Cheryl 37:48:00
Masuyama Mark 25:50:00   Rapoza Sossity 37:53:00
Hagemann Natalie 26:00:00   Sherlock Braxton 37:59:00
Strayhorn Govardano 26:12:00   Rosene Ken 38:15:00
Bostwick Charles 26:13:00   McKinley Shaun 38:24:00
Agams Phil 26:17:00   Sugioka-Kai Samantha 38:41:00
    26:19:00   Kingery Emily 38:58:00
        Brown Barbara 39:02:00
        Mauga Kehau 39:44:00
        Mauga Russell 39:45:00
        Kiefer Cheryl 40:04:00
        Soares Carl 40:05:00
        Kagawa Edwin 40:06:00
        Lum Mah 40:44:00
        Ellazar Hernandez Emmy 40:56:00
        Hernandez Sam 54:00:00
        Kaalakea Brianna 1:04
        Kekipi Kayla 1:04
        Anguay Gail 1:08:54
        Anguay Coco 1:08:55
        Meek Lucy 54:15

November 11, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment