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Rainforest Run 10K results top 50 – Gregory Wins

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

Overall Results – 10KPlc Name                      Division     Residence            Time    Pace

 1 Chris Gregory #574        20 – 29      Hilo, HI             :36:25 

   2 Stephen Hunter #534       1 – 19       Hilo, HI             :39:10 

   3 Joe Barcia #550           40 – 49      Keaau, HI            :39:39 

   4 James Catella #413        30 – 39      Oneonta, NY          :40:17 

   5 Keri Ogden #556           20 – 29    F Honolulu, HI         :42:56 

   6 Ian Smith #503            30 – 39      Hilo, HI             :44:18 

   7 Kyle Hart #538            20 – 29      Honolulu, HI         :44:21 

   8 Adrian Charkowski #415    30 – 39      Hilo, HI             :45:00 

   9 Noe Waller #568           20 – 29    F Kamuela, HI          :45:05 

  10 Stewart Miyashiro #470    50 – 59      Volcano, HI          :45:35 

  11 Frank Grotenhuis #442     50 – 59      Hilo, HI             :45:52 

  12 Francis Edmilao #430      30 – 39      Waikoloa, HI         :46:04 

  13 Jake Collins #532         30 – 39      Schofield Barracks   :46:14 

  14 Patrick Baker #570        30 – 39      Pahoa, HI            :46:19 

  15 Kerstin Busse #561        40 – 49    F HI                   :46:34 

  16 Joanna Johnson #543       30 – 39    F Santa Clara, HI      :47:46 

  17 David England #431        40 – 49      Langford, United K   :47:47 

  18 Jason Nixon #535          40 – 49      Kamuela, HI          :48:05 

  19 Sandra Drzazga #428       30 – 39    F Kailua Kona, HI      :48:07 

  20 Kimberly Pierce #487      30 – 39    F Hilo, HI             :48:13 

  21 Erin Stephens #560        20 – 29    F Kk, HI               :48:59 

  22 Kourtney Miyasato #572    20 – 29      Keaau, HI            :49:29 

  23 Tom Morrison #472         60 – 69      Millbrook, NY        :49:51 

  24 Christian Hamilton #562   40 – 49      Kk, HI               :50:29 

  25 Heather Rosario #546      40 – 49    F Hilo, HI             :50:33 

  26 Stanley Costales Jr #426  50 – 59      Hilo, HI             :50:57 

  27 Shannon Rech #490         20 – 29    F Youngstown, OH       :51:33 

  28 Matthew Patrick #485      30 – 39      Hnp, HI              :52:25 

  29 Chad Trujillo #512        30 – 39      Hilo, HI             :52:27 

  30 Kate Eppinger #569        20 – 29    F Hilo, HI             :52:30 

  31 Karina Lawrence #462      1 – 19     F Hilo, HI             :52:30 

  32 Richard McDowell #542     60 – 69      Holualoa, HI         :52:36 

  33 Andrea Leahy #563         40 – 49    F Los Angeles, CA      :52:45 

  34 Linus Tavares #510        50 – 59      Hilo, HI             :52:55 

  35 Levi Jacola #453          20 – 29      Honolulu, HI         :53:30 

  36 Rebecca Bailey #406       50 – 59    F Youngstown, OH       :54:29 

  37 Patrick Haines #445       20 – 29      Honolulu, HI         :54:50

  38 Liz Duhoski #429          40 – 49    F Millbrook, NY        :55:22 

  39 Shelley Izuno #451        20 – 29    F Waipahu, HI          :55:38 

  40 Zachary Steinke #507      30 – 39      Glendale, AZ         :55:41 

  41 Janette Gillespie #440    40 – 49    F Kailua-Kona, HI      :55:43 

  42 Mel Morita #471           60 – 69      Waipahu, HI          :56:04 

  43 Conrad Oishi #481         60 – 69      Mililani, HI         :56:08 

  44 Jason Coulter #533        20 – 29      Hilo, HI             :56:09 

  45 Heather Colbert #419      30 – 39    F Hilo, HI             :56:29 

  46 Sam Abe #527              1 – 19       Honolulu, HI         :56:49 

  47 Kananinohea Makaimoku #46 30 – 39    F Keaau, HI            :56:51 

  48 Tyler Nishimura #473      20 – 29      Hilo, HI             :56:52 

  49 Elena Gatto #438          30 – 39    F Biella, Italy        :56:55 

  50 Matthew Garrison #437     30 – 39      Hilo, HI             :57:06 

  51 Amy Okura #482            30 – 39    F Hilo, HI             :57:17 

 

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August 18, 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 Scholarship 5K full results – won by Gregory and Kobayashi

Gregory & Kobayashi

Name                  Time          Gender   Age
Chris Gregory         17:26          M **    25
Nick Muragin          18:32          M       43
Zach Johnson          18:52          M       22
Steven Hunter         18:55          M       15
Andrew Langtry        19:45          M       17
Max Panoff            20:17          M       15
Steve Pavao           21:12          M       55
Kelsie Kobayashi      21:50          F **    18
Emily Taaroa          22:37          F       28
Robert Connors        22:59          M       18
Elmer Solis           23:06          M       28
D. J. Blinn           23:08          M       62
Lory Hunter           23:08          F       49
Jordan Aguiar         23:34          M       22
Cody Tehero           23:57          M       25
Kaylee Rapoza         24:10          F       16
Rick Otani            24:13          M       52
Glen Ishii            24:18          M       21
Colby La Brie         24:21          M       32
Stewart Hunter        24:45          M       50
Jimmy Park            25:46          M       58
Charles Keane         26:04          M       59
Robert Belcher        26:48          M       57
Dennis Nagai          26:49          M       49
Firmin Tehero         27:44          M       57
Nathan Ermitano       27:50          M       19
Bryson Kobayashi      27:51          M       20
Hugh Kobayashi        27:57          M       57
Digg Deep             29:08          M       58
Mother Love           29:10          F       51
DeAnn Thorton         29:16          F       18
Marty Banks           30:35          F       51
Amanda Alexander      30:43          F       21
Norbert Furumo        31:52          M       55
Sarah Johnson         32:19          F       49
Lee Otani             32:21          F       57
Craig Johnson         32:25          M       56
Jerelyn Hammer        32:25          F       50
Braxton Sherlock      32:49          M       19
Robert Tomlinson      33:22          M       51
Brielie Labass        33:23          F       17
Kylin Rapoza          40:11          F       12
Sossity Rapoza        40:31          F       38
Felicia Hammer        47:45          F       16
Lacy Toledo-Muragin   47:45          F       17
Kim Sasaki            48:16          F       42
Leah Pukahi           48:17          F       34
Sierra Modine         48:34          F       39
Nani Kyota          1:01:48          F       46
Becky Kyota         1:01:48          F       17
Chad Kyota          1:01:48          M       7

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

Random photos and results of the Emily Wedeman 5 miles

The Big Island Road Runners hosted the Emily Wedeman 5 miles and below are random photos which you can click to enlarge.

Official results are posted  

Chris Gregory M 25   29:34

David Collier M 30   31:13   Mike Daly     M 30   31:14

Alan Ryan     M 41   34:24    Louie Perry   M 28   34:29

Stewart Miyashiro M  35:36     Ray Ibarra    M 57   35:48

John Hylas    M 54   36:03     Steve Pavao   M 55   36:24

Lori Hunter   F 49   37:16     Patrick Baker M 39   38:14

DJ Blinn      M 63   38:35     Cody Tehero   M 25   39:32

Kelly Freitas M 52   40:29      Stewart Hunter M 50  40:36

Colby LaBrie  M 32   40:55      Lyle Balingit M 40   41:17

Josh Catton   M 42   44:46      Charles Keane M 59   45:31

Charles Bostwick M 56 45:33     Firmin Tehero M 56   45:36

Dennis Nagai  M 49   46:03      Esther Kanehailua F 42 46:27

Bob Erikson   M 63   47:58      Frank Benaccorso M 63 49:17

Hunter Catton M  13  52:43       Hayley Barcia F 27   55:20

Robert Tomlinson M 51 56:21       Keani-Ani Kauahikaua F 24 56:28

Jeannine Baker F 30  1:08:18       Jessica Rabbitt F 39  1:12: 34

Roger Rabbitt M  51  1:12:35       Stephanie Alatan F 45 1:30:29

Charlene Pascual F 42 1:31:51      Stacy Tam       F 36  1:35:43

Stephanie Pascual F 38 1:35:44     Big Dog M 64  1:40:24

April 8, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 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