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Barnett wins Peace Festival 5K Race – Complete Results from Honokaa

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    First Annual Peace Festival 5km Run Results

    1. Billy Barnett (20-29)17:22
    2. Jason Braswell (30-39)                   17:53
    3. Lyman Perry (40-49                         18:50
    4. Tony Connors (15-19)                     19:34
    5. Jason Thorpe (40-49)                      19:45
    6. Zackary Waian (20-29)                    20:10
    7. Steve Pavao (50-59)                        20:28
    8. Patrick Leatherman (20-29)         21:43
    9. Gavin Laird (15-19)                          22:14
    10. Riston Matias (15-19)                     22:26
    11. Anthony Aguirre (15-19)               22:38
    12. David Robinson (15-19)                 22:41
    13. Isaac Angelo (15-19)                       23:08
    14. Jhumar Coboson (15-19)               23:31
    15. Devin Hays (15-19)                          24:02
    16. Seanry Agbayani (15-19)               24:07
    17. John Hines (50-59)                           24:21
    18. Andrew Langtry (40-49)                                24:34
    19. Chayce Moniz (15-19)                    24:43
    20. Jordan Kube (30-39)                       24:55
    21. Allie Shiraki (15-19)                          25:43
    22. Kelly Greenwell (15-19)                 25:51
    23. Josh Abner (20-29)                          26:08
    24. Heidi Schmidgall (20-29)                26:15 (#1 woman)           
    25. Elizabeth Aguirre (15-19)              31:27
    26. Abigail Andrade (under 15)          31:28
    27. Archie Hapai (60-69)                       32:44
    28. Steve Hanks (40-49)                        32:47
    29. Hoolaea Andrade (30-39)             33:04
    30. Jay Boughanem (30-39)                 33:37
    31. Jorgen Nelson (30-39)                    35:03
    32. Cullen Andrade (under 15)          39:03
    33. Kristina Dumova (20-29)                46:21

       34.     Jo Kim (50-59)                                    54:37

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September 19, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mana Road 10-mile complete results

Big Island RoadRunners
Mana 10’s – 10 Mile Run
August 7, 2011
Mana Road, Waimea,7:30am

   

 

 

Pace

Plc

Name

 

Time

(min/mi)

1

Billy Barnett

 

1:00:16

6:02

2

Chris Gregory

 

1:06:16

6:38

3

Chris Mosch

 

1:07:26

6:44

4

Mike Sullivan

 

1:08:15

6:50

5

Jason Thorp

 

1:10:01

7:00

6

Rani Tanimoto

F

1:11:21

7:08

7

Andrew J Langtry

 

1:16:57

7:42

8

Stephen Hunter

 

1:17:11

7:43

9

Keith Marrack

 

1:17:32

7:45

10

Patrick Leatherman

 

1:20:00

8:00

11

Nick AhYo

 

1:20:30

8:03

12

Steve Cosgrove

 

1:21:00

8:06

13

PennHenderson

 

1:22:03

8:13

14

Kris Kiser

 

1:22:29

8:15

15

Sally Marrack

F

1:23:31

8:21

16

Sid Hoots

 

1:24:24

8:26

17

Melissa Schad

F

1:25:41

8:34

18

Lyle Balingit

 

1:28:30

8:51

19

Andrew M Langtry

 

1:29:17

8:56

20

Hannah Bakke

F

1:30:14

9:01

21

Tiffany Hirata

F

1:30:14

9:01

22

Heidi Seibel

F

1:30:16

9:02

23

Emily Taaroa

F

1:30:33

9:04

24

James Hank

 

1:30:48

9:05

25

Esra Lynch

F

1:30:53

9:05

26

Kendra Ignacio

F

1:32:13

9:13

27

Star Baker

F

1:40:40

10:04

28

Bindi Wiernicki

F

1:40:41

10:04

29

Jenna Fear

F

1:44:08

10:25

30

Ann Campbell

F

1:44:29

10:27

31

Charles Holzwarth

 

1:46:06

10:37

32

Jolene Mears

F

1:47:02

10:42

33

Katieri Kizer

F

1:50:23

11:02

34

Charles Heaukulani

 

2:00:53

12:05

35

Lee Otani

F

2:03:50

12:23

36

Rick Otani

 

2:03:52

12:23

37

Michael Gordan

 

2:08:18

12:50

38

Travis Obrey

 

2:09:57

13:00

August 9, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Justin Gillette sets new Big Island Marathon course record – full results

1 Justin Gillette #4 25 – 29 Gisgeb, IN 2:34:39 05:54 2 Billy Barnett #1 25 – 29 Papaikou, HI 2:39:57 06:06 3 Yoichi Tada #289 30 – 34 Osaka, JA 2:52:56 06:36 4 Akihiko Futaki #80 50 – 54 Tokyo, JA 2:55:25 06:41 5 Douglas Stevenson #221 45 – 49 Honolulu, HI 2:59:46 06:51 6 Erik Johnson #260 30 – 34 Seward, AK 3:03:09 06:59 7 Brian Bergt #20 50 – 54 Amherst, NE 3:04:00 07:01 8 Mark Volkmannn #240 45 – 49 St. Charles, MO 3:06:24 07:06 9 Taija Corso #49 35 – 39 E. Wenatchee, WA 3:13:15 07:22 10 Traci Falbo #71 35 – 39 F Charlestown, IN 3:14:54 07:26 11 Johnny Landeza #123 45 – 49 Aiea, HI 3:20:30 07:39 12 Nick Muragin #162 40 – 44 Ninole, HI 3:20:43 07:39 13 Robyn Debenedet #57 20 – 24 F Hilo, HI 3:23:27 07:45 14 Yoko Yamazawa #252 40 – 44 F Tokyo, JA 3:26:53 07:53 15 Amy Bugala #39 35 – 39 F Honolulu, HI 3:27:33 07:55 16 Doug Andrews #8 35 – 39 Kailua-Kona, HI 3:28:41 07:57 17 Greg Kodama #112 30 – 34 Honolulu, HI 3:31:59 08:05 18 Sylvio Seitz #209 35 – 39 Alamogordo, NM 3:35:07 08:12 19 Eddie Johnson #103 45 – 49 Honolulu, HI 3:35:14 08:12 20 Zack Springfield #220 25 – 29 Arlington, VA 3:39:34 08:22 21 Kurt Rahkola #185 50 – 54 Maple Plain, MN 3:39:54 08:23 22 Gene Ramos #186 40 – 44 Honolulu, HI 3:40:43 08:25 23 Jason Thorp #5 35 – 39 Waikoloa, HI 3:42:56 08:30 24 Suzy Seeley #208 50 – 54 F Houston, TX 3:43:45 08:32 25 Goichi Kusano #119 50 – 54 Sapporo-Shi, JA 3:44:49 08:34 26 Gretchen Adams #31 35 – 39 F Waialua, HI 3:45:29 08:36 27 Everardo Jacobo #102 35 – 39 Honolulu, HI 3:47:27 08:40 28 Laura Rebmann #188 35 – 39 F Kailua, HI 3:47:28 08:40 29 Vincent Ma #137 40 – 44 San Jose, CA 3:48:27 08:43 30 Hiroto Kawada #291 40 – 44 Tokyo, JA 3:49:57 08:46 31 Carrie Cogan #46 40 – 44 F Salt Spring is., C 3:50:28 08:47 32 Kumi Kinumaki #283 45 – 49 F Tokyo, JA 3:51:16 08:49 33 Shelly Cooper #48 50 – 54 F Honolulu, HI 3:52:13 08:51 34 David Broussard #36 55 – 59 Vista, CA 3:52:29 08:52 35 Guy Yogi #255 55 – 59 Seattle, WA 3:53:02 08:53 36 Georgina Pullman-Olzaski 45 – 49 F Haleiwa, HI 3:53:43 08:55 37 Linden Villena #239 30 – 34 Hilo, HI 3:54:31 08:57 38 Lisa Yarrow #29 40 – 44 F Houston, TX 3:55:05 08:58 39 Roger Gernold #82 40 – 44 Kapolei, HI 3:57:24 09:03 40 Haruo Kodama #113 55 – 59 Shizuoka, JA 3:57:32 09:03 41 Luke Reece #189 30 – 34 Ft. Wainwright, AK 3:57:57 09:04 42 Brandon Dey #58 30 – 34 Reno, NV 3:58:08 09:05 43 Akira Shirai #212 55 – 59 Sapporo-Shi, JA 3:58:11 09:05 44 San Tun Chitwin #43 40 – 44 Kailua-Kona, HI 3:58:29 09:06 45 Marvin Fukuchi #77 55 – 59 Honolulu, HI 3:59:06 09:07 46 Thomas Yee #253 35 – 39 Honolulu, HI 4:00:25 09:10 47 Sally Marrack #142 40 – 44 F Hilo, HI 4:00:45 09:11 48 Hugh Morita #156 55 – 59 Aiea, HI 4:00:49 09:11 49 William Howell #96 45 – 49 Hilo, HI 4:02:38 09:15 50 Ikuko Tada #290 30 – 34 F Osaka, JA 4:02:43 09:15 51 Eiji Ishihara #270 50 – 54 Fukuoka, JA 4:02:57 09:16 52 William Wooten #249 30 – 34 Los Angeles, CA 4:04:30 09:19 53 Peyton Peeples #177 30 – 34 Boulder, CO 4:04:34 09:20 54 Tadashi Ebihara #63 60 – 64 Kanagawa, JA 4:04:43 09:20 55 Jake Davis #56 25 – 29 Arvada, CO 4:05:21 09:21 56 J Ashford #11 55 – 59 Waikoloa, H 4:05:50 09:22 57 Akiko Ishibashi #292 30 – 34 F Tokyo, JA 4:07:09 09:25 58 Nicolas Ah Yo #88 35 – 39 Pepeekeo, HI 4:07:21 09:26 59 Lyle Balingit #16 35 – 39 Pepeekeo, HI 4:07:22 09:26 60 Bud Quitiquit #184 60 – 64 Kailua-Kona, HI 4:09:22 09:31 61 Ueno Yoshimasa #259 35 – 39 Honolulu, HI 4:11:09 09:35 62 Kristin Drost #61 30 – 34 F Kailua-Kona, HI 4:14:35 09:43 63 Madonne Miner #153 55 – 59 F Ogden, OR 4:16:28 09:47 64 Jill Robinson #192 35 – 39 F Kailua, HI 4:16:51 09:48 65 Timothy Lupfer #136 30 – 34 Minneapolis, MN 4:17:54 09:50 66 Victor Eisen #65 45 – 49 Pahoa, HI 4:17:57 09:50 67 Andrew Schreibman #204 40 – 44 Irvine, CA 4:18:20 09:51 68 Mike Lemaire #129 55 – 59 Woodland, CA 4:18:37 09:52 69 Mariana Romo #195 25 – 29 F Hilo, HI 4:19:24 09:54 70 Mariko Ebihara #118 55 – 59 F Kanagawa, JA 4:20:01 09:55 71 Shigeru Ando #7 50 – 54 Saijo, JA 4:20:56 09:57 72 Larry Stewart #222 45 – 49 Onterio, CA 4:23:17 10:02 73 Liza Stewart #223 45 – 49 F Onterio, CA 4:23:18 10:02 74 Shannon Simmons #214 20 – 24 Hilo, HI 4:24:26 10:05 75 Mark Masuyama #146 65 – 69 Hilo, HI 4:24:50 10:06 76 Katrina Pawlaczyk #176 30 – 34 F Fairbanks, AK 4:25:01 10:06 77 Pamela Cochran #45 40 – 44 F San Francisco, CA 4:25:59 10:09 78 Rich Givens #85 40 – 44 Pahoa, HI 4:27:08 10:11 79 Yoko Hayano #92 45 – 49 F Hilo, HI 4:28:22 10:14 80 Tom Penn #297 60 – 64 4:28:51 10:15 81 Nina Bermudez #22 35 – 39 F Aiea, HI 4:29:22 10:16 82 Cassidy Landes #122 35 – 39 F Waikoloa, HI 4:29:30 10:17 83 Steven Pavao #175 50 – 54 Hilo, HI 4:30:35 10:19 84 Koon Ting #232 30 – 34 Hilo, HI 4:31:18 10:21 85 Shannon Curtis #53 30 – 34 F Pahoa, HI 4:31:21 10:21 86 Takeo Suzuki #227 65 – 69 Sapporo-Shi, JA 4:32:32 10:24 87 Michelle Carter #42 30 – 34 F Minneapolis, MN 4:36:24 10:32 88 Kevin Lannen #124 35 – 39 Kailua-Kona, HI 4:37:07 10:34 89 David Littrell #130 50 – 54 Hilo, HI 4:39:16 10:39 90 James Tuscany #234 55 – 59 Hilo, HI 4:41:35 10:44 91 Lindsay Englund #67 25 – 29 F Hilo, HI 4:42:45 10:47 92 Jason Doan #59 40 – 44 Papaikou, HI 4:43:09 10:48 93 Marsha Kouba #117 50 – 54 F Fayetteville, NC 4:43:36 10:49 94 Rudy Arzaga #9 30 – 34 Hilo, HI 4:43:47 10:49 95 Greg Prugh Sr. #180 65 – 69 Jackson Hole, WY 4:45:37 10:54 96 Lakota Quanah #183 35 – 39 4:46:46 10:56 97 Mark Zaremba #32 45 – 49 Huntsville, AL 4:46:52 10:56 98 Aida Ferguson #73 40 – 44 F Pahoa, HI 4:47:17 10:57 99 Rie Kodama #114 40 – 44 F Hamamatsu, JA 4:47:41 10:58 100 Hitomi Kaga #272 25 – 29 F Aichi, JA 4:48:49 11:01 101 Chrissie Jackura #101 45 – 49 F Davis, CA 4:49:46 11:03 102 Marina Hayashi #265 25 – 29 F Tokyo, JA 4:51:59 11:08 103 Dimitri Nikolai #166 35 – 39 Kailua-Kona, HI 4:53:05 11:11 104 Georgiane Senda #210 55 – 59 F Honolulu, HI 4:53:41 11:12 105 Ann Rowley #197 30 – 34 F Somerville, MA 4:55:18 11:16 106 Eric Helms #93 35 – 39 Hilo, HI 4:55:42 11:17 107 Barry Creppel, Jr. #51 35 – 39 Katy, TX 4:55:54 11:17 108 Keiko Yamashita #285 50 – 54 F Mie, JA 4:56:38 11:19 109 Chuck Harvey #91 65 – 69 Anchorage, AK 4:56:46 11:19 110 Charles Sakoda #198 60 – 64 Hilo, HI 4:57:59 11:22 111 DJ Blinn #25 60 – 64 Hilo, HI 4:59:01 11:24 112 Francisco Gonzalez #86 20 – 24 Bloomington, IN 4:59:20 11:25 113 Rosemarie Ornellas #168 45 – 49 F Elbert, CO 4:59:47 11:26 114 John Crum III #52 35 – 39 Olathe, KS 5:01:45 11:31 115 Chelsea-Lynn Sakurai #200 20 – 24 F Pearl City, HI 5:03:35 11:35 116 Linda Rowe-O’neal #196 55 – 59 F Des Moines, WA 5:04:40 11:37 117 Jessica Inouye #295 35 – 39 F 5:06:03 11:40 118 Thor Inouye #296 35 – 39 5:06:03 11:40 119 Sharyl Masuyama #144 35 – 39 F Ewa Beach, HI 5:06:58 11:42 120 David Hammes #90 55 – 59 Hilo, HI 5:07:38 11:44 121 David England #66 55 – 59 Richmond, Bc, CA 5:10:18 11:50 122 Gina Chupka #44 30 – 34 F Golden, CO 5:11:51 11:54 123 Amiko Fujita #76 35 – 39 F Hamamatsu, JA 5:14:43 12:00 124 Pat Mcdonnell #148 65 – 69 F Reston, VA 5:14:48 12:00 125 Lee Otani #170 55 – 59 F Hilo, HI 5:15:16 12:01 126 Richard Otani #171 50 – 54 Hilo, HI 5:15:17 12:02 127 Jolene Mears #150 35 – 39 F Kailua-Kona, HI 5:15:43 12:03 128 Chiharu Howell #97 35 – 39 F Hilo, HI 5:15:44 12:03 129 Ken Ornellas #169 50 – 54 Elbert, CO 5:16:07 12:03 130 Sandra Johnson #104 20 – 24 F Honolulu, HI 5:16:29 12:04 131 Brian Walker #242 60 – 64 Tucosn, AZ 5:17:37 12:07 132 Lynne Brauher #33 45 – 49 F Keaau, HI 5:19:06 12:10 133 David Malone #138 50 – 54 Ogden, OR 5:20:21 12:13 134 Matthew Sebens #206 25 – 29 Madison, WI 5:20:22 12:13 135 Erin Sebens #207 30 – 34 F Madison, WI 5:20:22 12:13 136 Lester Martisko #143 65 – 69 Prior Lake, MN 5:21:03 12:15 137 Cathrine Lemaire #128 50 – 54 F Woodland, CA 5:21:11 12:15 138 Morgen Bahurinsky #13 60 – 64 F Hilo, HI 5:25:40 12:25 139 Barbara Barrs #17 40 – 44 F Alberta, CA 5:29:45 12:35 140 Arihiro Sano #288 75 – 79 Tokyo, JA 5:30:32 12:36 141 Stan Fortuna #75 60 – 64 Hilo, HI 5:30:48 12:37 142 Marie Kuramoto #64 60 – 64 F Hilo, HI 5:31:13 12:38 143 Masato Sanjo #266 50 – 54 Tokyo, JA 5:32:43 12:41 144 Kaina Kato #108 1 – 19 Tokyo, JA 5:33:54 12:44 145 Atsushi Kato #107 45 – 49 Tokyo, JA 5:33:54 12:44 146 Atsuko Ned #165 45 – 49 F Honolulu, HI 5:34:39 12:46 147 Masayuki Koga #280 50 – 54 Fukuoka, JA 5:35:38 12:48 148 Bill Tushaus #235 70 – 74 St. Louis, MO 5:36:09 12:49 149 Leah Pukahi #181 30 – 34 F Hilo, HI 5:38:50 12:55 150 Bo Masuyama #145 35 – 39 Ewa Beach, HI 5:39:17 12:56 151 Lisa Johnson #105 25 – 29 F Honolulu, HI 5:39:18 12:57 152 Bryan Green #87 35 – 39 Hilo, HI 5:39:22 12:57 153 Noemi Arzaga #10 30 – 34 F Hilo, HI 5:43:00 13:05 154 Chad Yoshida #256 20 – 24 Hilo, HI 5:43:09 13:05 155 Hitomi Ando #6 20 – 24 F Osaka, JA 5:44:12 13:08 156 Babak Bijarchi #23 45 – 49 Long Beach, CA 5:47:18 13:15 157 Yoko Watabe #243 35 – 39 F Tyoko, JA 5:47:23 13:15 158 Elizabeth Augustine #12 30 – 34 F Honolulu, HI 5:53:14 13:28 159 Kaori Yoshida #258 30 – 34 F Tokyo, JA 5:55:24 13:33 160 Tetsuya Yoshida #257 30 – 34 Tokyo, JA 5:55:25 13:33 161 Tomoko Tsuboi #276 35 – 39 F Chiba, JA 5:57:07 13:37 162 Chris Kutsch #121 40 – 44 Holualoa, HI 5:57:54 13:39 163 Cowman A-Moo-ha #14 65 – 69 Kailua-Kona, HI 5:58:07 13:40 164 Peggy Fischer #74 60 – 64 F Warren, OR 5:59:22 13:42 165 Katsuhiro Shirota #269 50 – 54 Kanagawa, JA 5:59:36 13:43 166 Akemi Kobayashi #278 35 – 39 F Tochigi, JA 6:01:13 13:47 167 Joe Loschiavo #133 60 – 64 Kamuela, HI 6:02:28 13:50 168 Angela Sinn #215 30 – 34 F Honolulu, HI 6:03:42 13:52 169 Toyonari Kondo #116 20 – 24 Tokoname, JA 6:05:37 13:57 170 Masayo Hara #263 50 – 54 F Kanagawa, JA 6:12:08 14:12 171 Amy Schneider #203 35 – 39 F Fort Collins, CO 6:13:11 14:14 172 Aya Nakamura #279 40 – 44 F Chiba, JA 6:18:29 14:26 173 Robert Howard #95 70 – 74 Phoenix, AZ 6:21:16 14:33 174 Aiko Sasai #293 55 – 59 F Kanagawa, JA 6:30:49 14:55 175 Yuki Motozawa #159 35 – 39 F Aichi, JA 6:40:59 15:18 176 Ken Motozawa #160 35 – 39 Aichi, JA 6:40:59 15:18 177 Darren Muranaka #163 30 – 34 Honolulu, HI 6:48:21 15:35 178 Janine Balsis #15 25 – 29 F Honolulu, HI 6:50:41 15:40 179 Jacqueline Gandeza #81 55 – 59 F Honolulu, HI 6:51:43 15:42 180 Terry Morris #158 45 – 49 F Durham, NC 6:58:56 15:59

March 20, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Hilo to Volcano Relay Results from Jan 22, 2011

                         Big Island Road Runners
              Hilo to Volcano 50k Ultramarathon / Relay
                                January 22, 2011
                              Volcano, Hawaii

 

                                     Relay Results

Plc Name Division Time
1 Big Island Running Company <<< Mens Open >>> 3:29:06
    (J. Braswell, B. Barnett, J. Urbine)    
2 2 Punatics & A Sconnie Mens Open 3:36:37
    (J. Pang, N. Hagemann, Z. Johnson)    
3 Mixed Bag of Hooligans Mens Open 3:40:14
    (K. Ucker, P. Mauser, J. Imai)    
4 Funk Lifters <<< Mixed Open >>> 4:14:14
    (R. DeBenedet, C. Evans, L. Englund)    
5 UHH <<< Womens Open >>> 4:21:43
    (K. Andrew, N. Hagemann, K. Peric)    
6 Shehata United Mens Open 4:29:44
    (C. Anderson, N. Shehata, T. Souza)    
7 Ketura Mixed Open 4:30:47
    (N. Ahyo, K. Demattos, L. Balingit)    
8 Big Island Babes Womens Open 4:32:56
    (L. Hadway, K. Kozar, C. Fuke)    
9 RTK Mixed Open 4:48:54
    (R. Mansfield, E. Ravey, A. Mansfield)    
10 Three Old Goats <<< Mens Masters >>> 4:50:11
    (D. Blinn, J. Tuscany, C. Bostwick)    
11 Team Kim Mixed Open 4:54:04
    (J. Kunitake, K. Furumo, L. Villen)    
12 Hustling Harriers Womens Open 4:57:18
    (M. Munetaka, D. Wong Yuen, Y. Hayano)    
13 M.R. <<< Boys High School >>> 5:03:22
    (M. Cruz, R. Grothmann)    
14 Tehero Ohana Mixed Open 5:05:50
    (F. Tehero, D. Tehero, R. Tehero)    
15 3 Girls, 6 Legs Womens Open 5:10:50
    (S. Lyle, J. Gilbert, S. Stuefer)    
16 Team Hoku <<< Mixed Masters >>> 5:12:54
    (S. Nixon, W. Minor, B. Greineisen)    
17 The K-Town Haoles Mixed Open 5:14:23
    (T. Reed, N. Mailhot, B. Mailhot)    
18 Super Late Super Team 5:28:53
    (D. Weir, B. Ben, H. Quintal,
G. Kekua, L. Ridgeway, J. Pocsidio)
   

January 28, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Billy “The Ghost” Barnett is undefeated in 2010

Billy Barnett wins the Big Island International Marathon in 2010

Who is the fastest male runner on the Big Island?
If you’re part of the local running scene, the answer is easy as Volcano resident Billy “The Ghost” Barnett is currently undefeated in seven races for 2010.
Barnett kicked the year off by winning the Big Island International Marathon in March and before being interviewed by the media, suddenly disappeared from sight, thus achieving the nickname “The Ghost.”
Barnett was born and raised in Virginia Beach, Va. where he grew up enjoying surfing and the love for the ocean.
“I have always been health conscious, studying exercise physiology at Virginia Commonwealth University,” Barnett said.
Barnett started competitive running during his sophomore year at VCU, running one season with the cross country team before opting to run trail ultra marathons (distances beyond 26 miles).
“Trail runs capture the true spirit of running for me,” he said. “A bunch of people running around in the woods all day and for no reason other than the love of it is what I like best.”
Barnett fell in love with Hawaii while visiting his brother on Oahu. “I fell in love with the islands and never left,” he said.
Currently, Barnett is getting his post baccalaureate teaching certificate in special education through the University of Hawaii.
“I want to teach high school special education here on the island as I find teaching very fulfilling and a way to positively contribute to the community,” he said.
The odd thing about Barnett’s string of victories in road racing is that he doesn’t consider himself to be fast.  
“I don’t really keep track of my wins and I don’t consider myself fast by any stretch,” he said. “I prefer trail runs of 50K (31 miles) and races up to 100 miles as I will participate in shorter races because they bring the community together and it’s fun to be a part of that.”
The 26-year-old Barnett will log an incredible 100 miles per week, mainly on trails.  
“I really don’t think of what I do as training,” he said. “I am just existing in the moment and enjoying myself.”
There are days when Barnett will run hard. On other days when it’s slow and easy, he’ll just wander around the native forest and try to identify plants or even climb trees.
“I just like to feel like a wild animal running down the trails,” he said. “I feel a part of the landscape I’m running in.”
Barnett also enjoys his first love, surfing, whenever possible and he will lie down or knee paddle board for a few miles each day.
“I like to wake up early and tend to the garden by pulling weeds or planting seeds and then go for a long run and I will paddle in the evening as the sun is setting,” he said.
For diet, Barnett will eat lots of fresh produce, especially leafy greens, and he will consume lots of nutrient dense foods like quinoa and lentils. But he does have one weakness.
“I am a sucker for baked goods, so I am a cookie monster,” he said with a grin. “I love cooking and baking, both are very relaxing. I don’t consciously monitor what I eat as I will eat well as a result of living an active and healthy lifestyle.”
So, what’s next for this super athlete?
“I have no competitive aspirations as it has never been about what place I finish,” Barnett said.
Barnett believes that his measure of success comes in the amount of fun his has during an event.
“Even if I did not participate in races I would be running the same volume,” he said. “My only goal is to stay healthy so that I can continue to run and feel manically good on a daily bases.”
Barnett hopes to run all of Mana road as he believes that area is a special place. It has been a while since he has done a 50- or 100-mile event and he’s beginning to feel the urge.
“Next year, I would love to participate in the Oahu-to-Molokai paddleboard race,” he said.
Barnett is an incredible individual with lots of athletic talent who respects the “gift” as Steve Prefontaine would call it.
“I live an uncompromising lifestyle that allows me to pursue activities that I find fulfilling and joyous,” he said. “I try to live at the root of my passions and fully immerse myself in what I love. I try to live simple, breath deep and walk light. I am a kind of nerd and I don’t get out much.”
Barnett would prefer to read a book or work in the garden, or just drink a beer while watching the sunset.
“Inspiration is everywhere, I just try to take it all in,” Barnett said.

September 20, 2010 Posted by | Profiles, Running on the Big Island | , , | 2 Comments