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254 Big Islanders Signed up to do 2010 Honolulu Marathon

Jessica Abner   Honokaa Kristin Krochina   Kailua-Kona
Mark Abril   Hilo Katie Krochina   Kailua-Kona
Carole Abril   Hilo Kelsey Kumiji   Hilo
Dave Adachi   Hilo Marie Kuramoto   Hilo
Mathew Adams   Kamuela Chris Kutsch   Kailua-kona
Charles Aftoora   Kailua Kona Bev Kypfer   Waikoloa
Tiana Aina   Hilo Sudha Laven   Waikoloa
Melanie Aiona   Kamuela Bobby Layman   Pahoa
Kathryn Akamine   Hilo Alaia Leighland   Kailua Kona
Isaac Akashi   Keaau Jaimi Litus   Haleiwa
Haley Albertson   Kamuela Gregory Lum Ho   Hilo
John Alkire   Kamuela Lani Manaytay   Keaau
Zachary Ameduri   Kailua Kona Jennifer Maninga   Hilo
Doug Andrews   Kailua Kona Sally Marrack   Hilo
Kentaro Aoki   Hilo Debbie Martin   Pahoa
Kensy Apaka   Hilo Yuta Masuda   Kamuela
Melvin Arai   Hilo Matthew Mather   Kailua Kona
Mark Arakaki   Keaau Margie Mattingly   Kailua-Kona
Melanie Arakaki   Hilo Lucas Mead   Keaau
Rudy Arzaga   Hilo Nichole Meier   Kailua Kona
Noemi Arzaga   Hilo Brent Meyer   Hilo
J Ashford   Waikoloa Simeon Miranda   Kamuela
Twila Ashley   Kailua Kona Cameron Miranda   Kamuela
Ferdinand Babas   Hilo Ralph Misitano   Kailua-Kona
Caron Badis   Keaau Angie Miyashiro   Volcano
Morgen Bahurinsky Hilo Summer Mochida   Hilo
Leonard Baybayan Jr. Keaau Aaron Morita   Hilo
Matteo Belli   Pahoa Taishi Moriyama   Kamuela
Dan Berman   Waikoloa David Nakamura   Hilo
Andrea Bess   Waikoloa Mark Nakashima Honokaa
Peter Bianchi   Mountain View Harvey Nakasone   HIlo
Lisa Biedenkapp Kailua Kona Seonaid Nakata   Keaau
Hiroko Blattler   Hilo Eva Naniole   Hilo
Dennis Blinn   Hilo Stephanie Nepon   Hilo
Charles Bolden   Hilo Lynne Nicola   Hilo
Charles Bostwick   Mountain View Susan Nixon   Kamuela
Merle Bowman   Kealakekua Jason Nixon   Kamuela
Angie Bowman   Kealakekua Anthony Nolta   Hilo
Jason Braswell   Kailua-Kona Doris Obina   Kapaau
Sam Brown   Kailua-Kona Leo Ochi   Kailua kona
Lisa Bryant   Kailua-Kona Rick Otani   Hilo
Marissa Bryant-Manago Kailua-Kona Shantell Otare   Kailua-KOna
Matt Buongiorno Kailua-Kona Kapena Otare   Kailua-Kona
Una Burns   Ocean View Jaime Park   Hilo
Dennis Burns   Ocean View Kaleiolani Pasciuta   Holualoa
Kate Burns   Honolulu Diana Payne   Captain cook
Ellen Carvalho   Waikoloa Jono Perea   Kailua-Kona
Matthew Carvalho   Kailua-Kona Lyman Perry   Volcano
Christopher Chang   Kailua-Kona Jay Plasman   Kailua-Kona
Nicola Ching   Kailua Kona Pepper Pothier   Waikoloa
Lorrin Ching   Kailua-Kona Kalona Purugganan Kealakekua
Sara Chiu   Hilo Ricci Racela   Kamuela
Nicholas Chock   Kamuela Herman Rafol   Kailua Kona
Elizabeth Chock   Kamuela Mark Ravaglia   Kamuela
Kathy Cintas   Kailua-Kona Sylvia Ravaglia   Kamuela
Lee Collins   Hilo Seppo Rinne   Hilo
Sandra Connick   Keaau Merceda Rivera   Mountain View
Kristi Connick   Kailua-Kona Ruth Rivera   Mountain View
Tina Cook   Hilo Nakana Rivera   Mountain View
Susan Cordell   Keaau Lucas Roberts   Kailua Kona
Leo Cortez   Kealakekua Jessica Robinson   Waikoloa
Leigh Dalton hunter Captain cook Sandi Rosario   Papaikou
Diane Danawelles Kailua-Kona Darren Rosario   Papaikou
Craig Davis   Kailua kona Rick Rubio   Kailua Kona
Dane Decker   Kailua-Kona Alan Ryan   Laupahoehoe
Elsie Dela Cruz   Kapaau Christina Saffran   Kailua-Kona
Elsie Dela Cruz   Kapaau Yoshihiko Saito   Hilo
Katherine Donovan   Waikoloa Allison Sakoda   Hilo
Kristin Drost   Kailua-Kona Jahn Sawinski   Kailua-Kona
Wilfredo Duran   Kailua Kona Honya Sawinski   Kailua-Kona
Jane Eaton   Waikoloa Monica Scheel   Kailua Kona
Laura Ebesugawa Hilo Annette Schlegelmilch Hilo
Ian Ebesugawa Hilo Barret Schlegelmilch Hilo
Christoph Eibl   Hilo Nick Selway   Kailua Kona
Rachael Eichelberger-Iga Hilo Juan Sepulveda   Kailua-Kona
Victor Eisen   Pahoa Miya Shibano   Hilo
Gina Ervin   Kamuela Claire Shigeoka   Hilo
Monina Esguerra   Kamuela Shigeki Shirakuni   Kailua
David Estess   Kailua-Kona Junko Shirakuni   Kailua
Elaine Estess   Kailua-Kona Trudy Sleightholm Hilo
Dr. Stan Fortuna Jr   Hilo Christopher Smith   Holualoa
Colleen Fratinardo   Laupahoehoe Barbara ka’onohi Smith   Hilo
John Furumo   Hilo William Snider   Kamuela
Samuel Furumo   Hilo Betsy Solis   Kailua
Paul Furumo   Hilo Jano Soto   Kailua Kona
Kimberly Furumo   Hilo Rudy Spencer   Hilo
Norbert Furumo   Hilo Jacklyn Spencer   Hilo
James Gannon   Holualoa Brian Stake   Waikoloa
Darl Gleed   Kailua-Kona Dylan Steele   Kailua-Kona
Bill Greineisen   Volcano Jay Stepetin   Waikoloa
Thomas Hackett   Kailua Kona Vella Stephens   Waikoloa
Karen Hale   Kailua Betsy Strance   Captain Cook
Dylan Hale   Kailua Jeffrey Strang   Kailua-Kona
Kota Hamanami Kamuela Ellie Mae Sumic   Waikoloa
David Hammes   Hilo Emily Taaroa   Keaau
Marvis Hanano   Kailua-Kona Nikka Takane   Hilo
Roy Hasegawa   Kamuela Dawna Takane   Hilo
Michael Hasselbring Hawi Alan Takane   Hilo
Kelley Heaukulani Hilo Imelda Tamayo   Hilo
Charles Heaukulani Hilo Rani Tanimoto   Kailua-Kona
Penn Henderson   Kailua-Kona Rosemary Taylor   Kailua-Kona
Belinda Herd   Kailua-kona Yoko Tochihara   Hilo
Eddie Herd   Kailua kona Daigo Tomono   Hilo
Steven Hiraki   Hilo Guy Toyama   Kailua Kona
Christian Hirayama   Hilo Ricky Tsubota   Hilo
Pete Hoffman   Waikoloa Kazusa Tsuchiya   Hilo
Lorena Horcajo   Kailua Kona Deen Tsukamoto Naalehu
Elli Horn   Hilo Rob Van Geen   Waikoloa
Wendy Howard   Kailua-Kona Vinnie Vasquez   Kailua kona
Michael Hrynevych   Waikoloa Michelle Vieira   Hilo
Aldenn Iga   Hilo Melyn Vigilla   Keaau
Paul Incardona   Kailua kona Jane Vigilla   Keaau
Hideichi Ito   Kailua Kona Jason Vigilla   Keaau
Jaime Ito   Kailua Kona Roberto Villamil   Kailua kona
John Jacobson   Kailua kona Carrie Voss   Waikoloa
Trevor Johannsen   Pahoa Dennis Voss   Waikoloa
Jane Johannsen   Pahoa Todd Wanke   Kailua Kona
Jon Jokiel   Kailua-Kona Karolina Wanke   Kailua Kona
Esther Kanehailua Hilo Myra Weiher   Waikoloa
Michael Karson   Pahoa Geoff Whitener   Kailua Kona
Justin Kawamura   Kailua-Kona Renee’ Wilson   Kailua Kona
Christine Kim   Kailua Kona Scott Wilson   Kailua-Kona
Analani Kippen   Kailua-Kona Beth Wilson   Kailua-Kona
Terry Kobayashi   Hilo Naoto Yamagishi   Waikoloa
Hugh Kobayashi   Hilo Catherine Yamanaka   Hilo
Gwen Kobayashi   Hilo Ray Yamashita   Hilo
Tomas Krasuski   Kamuela Kyle Yugawa   Hilo

December 9, 2010 Posted by | Marathon Running, Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Scholarship 5K Race Results

BIRR president, Steve Pavao, presented $1000 checks to Waiakea's Kaitlyn Chock and Hilo's Sai Weiss following the 5K event

Big Island Road Runners Scholarship 5k Run     May 23, 2010       Coconut Island, 7:30am

Place Name Division Female Time
1 Alan Ryan 30-39     : 18 : 07
     2 Jackson Halford 1-19     : 18 : 08
3 Justin Pang 1-19     : 18 : 15
4 Rick Michels 1-19     : 18 : 57
5 Steve Pavao 50-59     : 20 : 07
6 Tchad Henderson 30-39     : 20 : 24
7 Stuart Miyashiro 50-59     : 20 : 30
8 Sai Weiss 1-19     : 20 : 35
9 Linden Villena 30-39     : 21 : 29
10 Choy Bacor 30-39     : 21 : 30
11 Caleb J. Westfall 30-39     : 22 : 04
12 Lory Hunter 40-49 1   : 22 : 29
13 Zandrix Acob 1-19     : 22 : 41
14 DJ Blinn 60 & over     : 22 : 49
15 Daniel Okubo 1-19     : 23 : 27
16 Rob Van Geen 40-49     : 23 : 54
17 Thomas Fratinardo 40-49     : 23 : 54
18 James Tuscany 50-59     : 24 : 28
19 Eric Young 1-19     : 24 : 37
20 Kim Rojo 30-39 2   : 24 : 40
21 Daysen Masuda 1-19     : 24 : 50
22 Kelly Freitas 50-59     : 25 : 06
23 Robert Belcher 50-59     : 25   08
24 Shell Hamilton 20-24 3   : 25 : 23
25 Charles Keane 50-59     : 25 : 40
26 Big Dog 60 & over     : 25 : 40
27 Harvey Nakasone 50-59     : 26 : 13
28 Joanne Pocsidio 40-45 4   : 27 : 01
29 Firmin Tehero 50-59     : 27 : 38
30 Terran Kaleiwahea 1-19     : 28 : 30
31 Kevin Iwasaki 20-29     : 28 : 38
32 Kimo Like 1-19     : 29 : 02
33 Anthony Ganancial 30-39     : 29 : 09
34 Kekoa Kalahiki 1-19     : 29 : 13
35 Kristen Spees 20-29 5   : 29 : 51
36 Kim Furumo 50-51 6   : 29 : 54
37 Michelle Vieira 20-29 7   : 30 : 30
38 Dennis Shigioka 60 & over     : 30 : 52
39 Caleb R. Westfall 1-19     : 31 : 21
40 Pearl Acob 30-39 8   : 31 : 29
41 Bill Sakovich 60 & over     : 31 : 30
42 Cedrick Roberts-Perry 1-19     : 31 : 44
43 Adrel Vicente 30-39     : 32 : 10
44 Kyle Wana 1-19     : 32 : 42
45 Tyler Gerken 1-19     : 32 : 58
46 Kahea Kanuha 1-19 9   : 33 : 12
47 Sam Marrack 1-19 10   : 34 : 16
48 Christin DeCoito 1-19 11   : 34 : 34
49 Melia Taganas 1-19 12   : 34 : 46
50 Rick Otani 50-59     : 34 : 46
51 Lee Collins 50-59 13   : 34 : 47
52 Kainoa Crum 1-19     : 35 : 05
53 Nainoa Calip 1-19     : 35 : 35
54 Collen Fratinardo 50-54 14   : 37 : 19
55 Makoa Carreira 1-19     : 39   07
56 Boyd Ramos 1-19     : 39 : 07
57 Leah Pukahi 30-39 15   : 39 : 24
58 Micah Keawe 1-19     : 39 : 25
59 Michele Macanas 40-44 16   : 40 : 18
60 Piikea Miller 1-19 17   : 40 : 18
61 Kawehi Pua Kaikaina 1-19 18   : 40 : 59
62 Kiani Matsumoto 1-19 19   : 41 : 00
63 Kawika Kekaualua 1-19     : 41 : 50
64 Carle-Ann Mata 1-19 20   : 41 : 54
65 Ashley Deguzman-H. 1-19 21   : 41 : 58
66 NO NAME NO AGE     : 44 : 19
67 Kiley Kelson 1-19 22   : 44 : 38
68 Iwalani Kaili NO AGE     : 44 : 38
69 Gene Madriaga 1-19     : 46 : 33
70 Maka Branco 1-19     : 46 : 33
71 Casey Chai 1-19     : 47 : 02
72 John Fratinardo 1-19     : 47 : 02
73 Elijah Pung 1-19     : 47 : 02
74 John Marrack 1-19     : 47 : 18
75 Sally Marrack 30-39 23   : 47 : 19

For the story on the Scholarship Run event go to:  https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2010/05/24/chock-weiss-honored-at-road-runners-scholarship-5k/

May 24, 2010 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Big Island Marathon – New Photos and More

Start of the 13th annual BIIM

Happy Finisher

More than 600 photos were taken during the 13th annual event.  If anyone would like to receive a copy simply add a comment to this post, leaving your overall finishing time and your running number.

Once I locate the photo I will email it to you free of charge.

Thank you for participating and remember to sign up early for next years March 20, 2011 race as it will again be sold out.

Finisher medals await you

Cowman completes all 13 BII marathonsMarie Kuramoto, DJ Blinn, David Hammes and Cowman are the only four people to have done all 13 Big Island Marathons. Award Ceremonies with medals presented by Hula Girls

Awards are presented to the top three overall winners, male and female, plus the top three in each five year age group.

                                                       

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

Results from Richardson 4-mile run

Steve Pavao, left, and Alex Hatzis

Just 26 people ran the Richardson 4-miler this past Sunday, hosted by Steve Pavao and the Big Island Road Runners.  Results below were provided by Pavao.

1.Steve Pavao       26:37

2. Linden Villena   29:35

3. Jim Tuscany    30:33

4.DJ Blinn            31:27

5. Kristen Sanborn    35:49

6. Joe DeRego    35:52

7. Kaopua Sutton    37:50

8. Lee Collins    38:15

9. Rick Otani     38:18

10. Eric Young    41:11

11. Kelii Ioane    44:45

12. Jacob Rodrigues    46:48

13. Kyle Wana    53:10

14. Brooke Malama    55:31

15. Kahookai Lindsey-Asing    1:03

16. Tevai Haunga    1:03

17. Maggie Ayau    1:04

18. Margaret DeRego    1:04

19. Kahea Kanuha    1:04

20. Kady Dumaguin    1:05

21 Shearay Mahoe    1:05

22. Christin DeCoito    1:05

23. Ashley Merseberg    1:05

24. Stacey Hevett    1:05

25. Catherina Amantia    1:09

26. Sterling Van Doren    1:09

December 29, 2009 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Big Islanders Enjoy Honolulu Marathon Experience

Start of the 37th Annual Honolulu Marathon

While most of us were sleeping in on Sunday morning more than two hundred Big Island residents, along with another 24,000 runners from around the world, were up and about prior to 4 a.m., making their way to the starting line of the Honolulu Marathon.

The Honolulu Marathon, now in its 37th year, is the perfect venue for first time marathoners as the organizers allow the finish line to stay open long after most marathons (26.2-mile distance) would close.

More than 60 percent of the participants come from Japan to join in on the week long festivities associated with the Honolulu Marathon and race officials’ estimate that over $100 million is spent in our economy from the runners and their family members.

Merle Costales

First time marathoner, Merle Costales of Hilo and her husband Stan, were up by 2 am to make the trek to Ala Moana Boulevard.

“This was my first time running a marathon (Stan had done it three times),” she said.  “It is so exciting that I had trouble sleeping last night.”

“I only had about two hours of sleep as I was nervous and not sure I could do it,” Merle Costales said.  “I kept getting up and finally at 2 o’clock I decided to stay up and get ready to catch the bus to the starting line.”

The couple caught the 3:15 bus and waited at the start for nearly an hour and a half before beginning their long trek.

“I hit the wall between mile 18 and 20,” Merle Costales said.  “After that it got pretty emotional for me as my ankle was hurting and I really needed to be strong mentally to achieve my goal of getting under six hours.”  Merle finished in 5:56:47 with husband Stan clocking in at 4:26:02.

 

Esther Kanehailua

Haaheo Elementary School Principal, Esther Kanehailua, was also doing her first marathon and had her sleep disrupted several times with anxious dreams.  “The first dream that woke me was of getting up at 5:30 in the morning and missing the start of the race (Honolulu starts at 5 a.m.),” she said.

“In my next dream I was getting ready to go to the starting line but I couldn’t find my socks.”  Kanehailua had planned on waking at 4 a.m. race day to make her way from the Ala Moana Hotel to the starting line, but found herself up by 3:30 getting ready.

“I was very excited and anxious doing my first marathon and the start of the race was very intimidating,” she said.  “But once we started to go up Diamond Head I began to relax.  I need to give a lot of credit to the Kokua Crew (volunteers) who were very encouraging and kept me motivated during the race.”

Kanehailua exceed her goal of finish in 4 hours and 25 minutes when she crossed the line in 4:19:16.  “I guess I need to raise my goals for next year,” she said.

Hugh Kobayashi of Hilo had some concerns prior to the race as he had been bothered by an Achilles injury.  Despite the discomfort Kobayashi successfully logged his 13th Honolulu Marathon finish and was pleased with his 4:34:57 finish.

“My Achilles didn’t bother me the whole way and I was happy with my time considering that my longest run in preparation was on 1 hour and 50 minutes,” Kobayashi said.

With 13 Honolulu Marathon’s under his belt Kobayashi still felt the excitement and adrenaline associated with doing the race.  “I slept pretty well and got up at 2:30 to start some light stretching, then we walked to the starting line and waited an hour and a half and it was good fun watching all the different characters at the starting line,” he said.

DJ Blinn

Veteran marathon runner, Dennis “DJ” Blinn celebrated the completion of his 100th marathon with his finish in Honolulu.

Blinn, 61 years young, had a little trouble in the final miles of the race, but still felt good about his hundredth finish.  “I blew up around 20 or 22 miles,” Blinn said.  “Both my legs began to cramp up and I needed to take some Tylenol.”

“I was glad Marie (Kuramoto) caught up to me and helped bring me in on the final miles,” Blinn said.  “I really learned something about myself today and each time I do a marathon I learn something new.  Running is really good therapy.”

Marie Kuramoto, 63, a running legend in Hilo, will be undergoing her final chemo treatment for cancer on Tuesday, but didn’t want to miss this year’s Honolulu Marathon.

“I’ve been finding myself tired after doing 10-mile runs, so this one wasn’t easy for me as I relied on the Lord’s help to get me through,” she said.

By finishing the Honolulu Marathon, Kuramoto has now complete 66 marathons, 20 of them in Honolulu, and still finds the distance difficult.  “Even though I’ve done so many I still haven’t perfected the distance and need to rely on my experience to carry me through,” she said.

Blinn and Kuramoto crossed the finish line together in 4:59:05.  “I was glad that I was able to help my good friend, DJ, finish the race.  Things like this do happen,” Kuramoto said.

Lyman Perry

Volcano resident, Lyman Perry was the first Big Island finisher to cross the line in 2:57:23, placing 73rd overall, while Kailua-Kona’s Rani Tanimoto claimed the first Big Island female finisher title in 3:15:37.

In the elite category the Kenyan runners swept the top five overall positions with Patrick Mutuki IV winning the race in 2:12:14.   American Brandon Laan was sixth overall, 2:25:41.

For the women Russia’s Svetlana Zakharov, won her third Honolulu Marathon title in 2:28:34 with defending champion, Japan’s Kiyoko Shimahara, took second in 2:29:53.

December 14, 2009 Posted by | Events, Marathon Running | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment