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Wobble and Gobble 1-mile, 5K, 10K results from Kailua-Kona

Wobble and Gobble results  7th Annual Wobble Gobble Run/Walk presented by Big Island Running Company   24-Nov-11

6.4 Mile Run  Records  Men Jesse Thomas 36:05 (2009)  Women Erica Braswell 40:58 (2009)

1 Jon Jokiel 42:18  2 Allin Franco 45:21

3 Dan Gampon 45:51  4 Brad Parker 46:32  5 John Hagerty 47:01

6 Daniel Hodel 47:49  7 Maggie Newman (dog) 48:24  8 Robin Arellano 49:47

9 Zach Wigzell 50:23  10 Chico Orestes 50:48  11 Luke Roberts 53:11

12 Mark Curry 53:24  13 Zoe Sims 54:24  14 Neil Sims 54:25

15 Bailey Byrne 54:57  16 Dar Kmeat 55:04  17 Christian Hamilton 56:02

18 Raul Ramirez 56:10  19 Dick Campbell 56:26  20 Megan Livingston 56:55

21 Randy Wrighthouse 57:35  22 Jeff Curran 58:18  23 Greg Pinn 58:18

24 Lawrence Barrett 59:26  25 Chuck Wigzell 59:31  26 Brian Shiroma 1:00:53

27 Silvia Duncan 1:01:10  28 Sam Newman 1:01:13  29 Steve Gould 1:01:15

30 Steve Sheffield 1:01:54  31 Jodi Pinn 1:02:43  32 Abby Holden 1:04:11

33 Ryan Sass 1:07:50  34 Matt Sutherland 1:09:44  35 Allyson Prater 1:10:55

36 Koa Texeira 1:11:48  37 Helen Frederickson 1:12:32  38 Rammell Transfiguracion 1:12:41

39 Aidan Soderstrom 1:12:47  40 Joe Loschiavo 1:13:18  41 Lava People One 1:14:15

42 Irene Transfiguracion 1:14:40  43 Nicky Leong 1:15:30  44 Lily Tabbada 1:16:47

45 Jack Averill 1:18:19  46 Kyla Rowe 1:19:58  47 Rachel Rowe 1:19:58

48 Chaice Soderstrom 1:21:16  49 Russell Transfiguracion 1:21:21  50 Brad Transfiguracion 1:21:22

51 Daniel Texeira 1:25:24  52 Jeff Glass 1:26:01  53 Keala Texeira 1:27:38

54 Sanya Texeira 1:27:39  55 Heidi Simanjuntak 1:29:20  56 Krista Montgomery 1:29:21

57 Renate Weinhold 1:32:45  58 Gilagan 1:33:15  59 James Texeira 1:34:52

60 Joyce Transfiguracion 1:39:05  61 Clarissa Stevenson 1:43:09  62 Terry Stevenson 1:43:10

63 Claudia Edwards 1:43:27  64 Dick Wolf 1:43:28  65 Jennifer Wohlmuth 1:57:51

3.5 Mile Run  Records  Men Peter Oien 20:12 (2006)  Women Brooke Myers 25:50 (2007)

1 Cody Thompson 21:06  2 Blake Hill 23:54  3 Christopher Smith 24:39

4 Darrin Fossum 25:57  5 Brian Graff 26:09  6 Mark Daniel 27:16

7 Belinda Herd (1st Female) 27:27  8 Eddie Herd 27:30  9 Paul Weinfurter 27:45

10 Adrian Jones 28:01  11 Chanda Zavodny 28:04  13 Koren Kobayashi 28:49

14 Neil Johnson 29:04  15 Nathan Maracle 29:48  16 Seth Beach 30:10

17 Keith Adkin 30:23  18 Enjolique Hughes (bike) 30:53  19 Jenna Howery (bike) 31:05

20 Duke Becker 31:34  21 Danny Becker 31:38  22 Jeannette Vidgen 31:46

23 Rani Tanimoto 32:01  24 Tim Wiley 32:05  25 Karen Hale 32:10

26 Dylan and Peter Hale 32:11  27 Jenny Payne 32:28  28 Charlie Towse 32:38

30 Anna Johnson 32:54  32 Jason Zuker 33:23  33 Cody Adams 33:37

34 Shelby (dog) 33:49  35 Paul Weinfurter 33:51  36 Sidney Vermeulen 34:05

37 Elizabeth Roman 34:13  38 James Beach and Meli (dog) 34:16  40 Jonathan Kutsunai 34:38

41 Nolan Chock 34:49  42 Skye Ombac 34:53  43 Edward Ombac 34:53

44 Kainoa Doctor 34:55  45 Cindy Wild 34:57  46 Raka Barrett 34:59

47 Danny Keahey 35:10  48 Lori Oka 35:18  51 Lauren Mabuni 35:30

52 Robert Newman 35:31  53 Lauren’s Dad 35:41  54 Kei Takeda 35:55

55 Soren Petersen and William 36:00  56 Winter Dee Malaqui 36:08  57 Shelley Doctor 36:10

58 Mindy Fosum 36:43  59 Nori Becker 37:02  60 Jen McCord 37:06

61 Jaylynn Travis 37:07  63 Beverly Wigzell 37:21  64 Brandi Burgo 37:28

65 Lynn Howery 37:33  66 Charlie Young 37:38  67 Gwen Edwards 37:52

68 Keawe Strance 37:57  69 Zachary Vermeulen 37:59  70 Christina Large 38:42

71 Alyssa Jeremiah 39:02  72 Susan Brown 39:02  73 Lois Geddes 39:05

74 Patty Henderson and Tasha (dog) 39:06  75 Karen Wrighthouse 39:08  77 Becky Prater 39:26

78 Sharon Dual 39:29  79 Barb Young 39:39  80 Mark Bonke 40:01

81 Andrew Dunn 40:07  82 John Briggs 40:14  83 Drew Basque 40:28

84 Bodhi Olson 40:34  85 Rick Vidgen 40:47  86 Paloma Vidgen 40:48

87 Connie Baer 41:28  88 Sam Baer 41:29  89 Jessica Picasso 41:39

90 Elizabeth Motley 41:39  91 Papa Pea 41:54  92 Casey Tanimoto 42:07

93 Mike Panza 42:31  95 Maggie Leite 43:39  96 Emma McGrath 43:45

97 Matt McGrath 43:51  98 Maggie Foley 43:58  99 Gary Kiernan 44:04

100 Brian Soares 45:05  101 Lisa Osmanian 46:05  102 Jessica Soderstrom 46:13

103 Abbie Jeremiah 46:23  104 Nick Kittleman 47:24  105 Erin Kittleman 47:27

106 Mary Park 47:37  108 Jake Basque 47:58  109 Betsy 47:59

110 Natalia Mastarscusa 48:15  113 Kunzang Yuthok 49:24  114 Kelsie Wehren 49:39

115 Dominique Leite 49:41  116 Laura Kniffin 49:42  118 Andrea Cobb 49:50

119 Jason Heady 49:50  120 Simone White 49:56  121 Stacey Soares 51:42

122 Shelly Texeira 52:09  123 Linda Kiernan 52:13  124 Nicole Petersen 52:23

125 Diane Averill 52:50  126 Bill Hall 52:51  127 Jim Slipp 52:52

128 Roseanne Osmanian 53:18  129 Luci Leonard 54:30  130 Jeannie Kutsunai 55:32

131 Zac Panza 59:11  132 Eileen Panza 59:13  133 Quentin Ikeno 1:01:54

134 Scotty Hull 1:02:22  135 Val Sandall 1:02:24  136 Doug Sandall 1:02:25

137 Susie Glass 1:02:30  138 Rosemarie O’Connor 1:02:31  139 Cynthia Sheffield 1:02:35

144 Chelsea Kay-Wong 1:15:34  145 Lucas Kay-Wong 1:15:35

150 Alexander Kay-Wong 1:16:35  155 Clara Kelly 1:17:01  156 Ishael Hills 1:17:02

1 Mile Run

Records  Men Toby Olney 5:39 (2011)  Women Janet Higa-Miller 7:05 (2005)

Keiki Boy Silas Wiley 7:23 (2011)  Keiki Girl Madison Hauanio 7:42 (2007)  

1 Toby Olney 05:39.8 New Course Record

2 Jon Kunitake 07:03.8  3 Silas Wiley 07:23.4 New Keiki Course Record  4 Timmy Catanzaro 07:55.6

5 Kysaiah Self 08:02.9  6 Jackie Payne (1st Female) 08:16.3  7 Michael Catanzaro 08:21.0

8 Joe Catanzaro 08:22.4  9 Naomi Heuer 08:23.6  10 Julia Smith 08:25.4

11 Jack Jeremiah 08:59.4  12 Tayvhe-Lei Kaupu-Galon 09:05.5  13 Justyn Toyama 09:23.5

14 Nicholas White 09:25.6  15 Michelle Heuer 09:45.6  16 Alauna Thompson 09:53.9

17 Amber thompson 09:54.3  18 Kumi Smith 10:01.1  19 Samuel Smith 10:02.9

20 Hadley Beach 10:09.8  21 Kaye Levine 10:25.3  22 Nolan Pries 10:27.3

23 Makena Becker 10:29.1  24 Heather Pries 10:30.1  25 Dena Beach 10:41.5

26 Honey Kaupu 10:51.1  27 Katie Payne 10:56.8  28 Max Olney 11:13.8

29 Sienna Levine 11:27.8  30 Shiloh Pintor 11:30.2  31 Nophia Pintor 11:57.8

32 Paulina Castillo 12:11.6  33 Dominique Castillo 12:13.1  34 Kea Pintor 12:51.5

35 Malia Galon 12:55.9  36 Alaia Leighland 13:24.6  37 Evan Curry 13:56.3

38 Shauna Johnson 14:55.6  39 Joshua Johnson 14:55.9  40 Lava People Two 15:09.2

41 Jillian Withrow 15:16.0  42 Jen Withrow 15:16.4  43 Kamaehu Gaspar 16:22.1

44 Ron Peppler 16:25.1  45 Tomi Pepplar 16:55.9  46 Rose Lorica-Ombac 17:13.1

47 Adelene Jones 17:23.5  48 Reece Thompson 17:24.1  49 Ted Jones 17:25.3

50 Kimmy Parker 17:42.4  51 Cris Scoufos 17:42.8  52 Demetria Scoufos 17:43.3

53 Rosalisha Barrett 17:57.3  54 Michael Graff 18:03.5  55 Kenichi Furuto 18:27.4

56 Ryan Mears 18:27.9  57 Rich Mears 18:28.4  58 Lynne Nicola 18:29.2

59 Joel Furuto 18:30.2  60 Mika Furuto 18:32.3  61 Janice Furuto 18:33.3

62 Jenna Catanzaro 19:04.5  63 Beth Catanzaro 19:30.2  64 Kai Johnson 22:30.9

65 Anna Catanzaro 22:46.6  66 Derek Berges 33:59.9  67 Nick Mastarscusa 47:29.9

 

November 27, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Big Island International Marathon might be fastest ever

14th Annual Race on March 20th

The Big Island International Marathon may have the fastest group ever as three time Kona Champion, Justin Gillette, will attempt to break the course record of 2 hours 39 minutes.

Besides Gillette the field returns defending champion Billy “The Ghost” Barnett along with 2010 runner up Jason Braswell, owner of the Big Island Running Company in Kona.

Alaska Marathon champion, Erik Johnson, will also be making his first appearance in Hilo.  Johnson won the Mayor’s Marathon in 2 hours 42 minutes.

Three time BIIM champion Jason “The Thorpedo” Thorp will again test his running skills.   For the ladies look for Braswell’s sister, Erica, to do some damage on the course as the collegiate star from Alabama is a very talented distance runner.

 Regardless of who is running in the marathon or half marathon the race is one of the scenic in the world with wooden bridges, dense bamboo rain forest, and waterfalls all during the first 8 miles of the race.

 Everything gets underway on Friday, March 18, with the Carbo Load Pasta Dinner at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel Moku Ola Room starting at 6 pm.  The dinner party includes a great hula show.  Seating is limited to 100 people and there are a few tickets remaining. 

Cost is $25 at the door.  Call 969-7400 for more info. 

Then on Saturday, March 19, from noon to 6 pm at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel it is runner packet pickup in conjunction with a Health and Fitness Expo.  The public is invited to attend the Expo which will feature top quality shoes from the Big Island Running Company, body fat testing, blood pressure screening, and much more.

March 9, 2011 Posted by | Events, Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

From Chicago Attorney to Kona Running Shoes

Jason Braswell new owner Big Island Running Company

Jason Braswell new owner Big Island Running Company

For the past several years the health food industry has promoted a diet high in protein and low in carbohydrates as a means of convincing us that to maintain a healthy weight we needed to eliminate carbs.

    Prior to the high protein fade athletes believed, and I still do, that to run your body at peak performance you needed a diet high in healthy carbs and low in proteins and fats.

   So it was refreshing for me to meet a person that actually promoted the “old school” diet.  Jason Braswell believes that his diet should be very carbohydrate heavy and low fat.

   “I aim for a diet of approximately 70 percent cabs, 15 percent protein and 15 percent fat,” he said.

   “I’ve found that this diet keeps me lean and also keeps me supplied with energy for my training.  The biggest part of my diet is grains and pasta.  I do believe, however, that my nutritional habits could be improved upon, and that is an area that I have been studying lately,” Braswell said.

    Braswell didn’t just happen into his high carb diet, but gradually gravitated upon it while discovering his passion for running.

   “I started running in college as an alternative to an unhealthy lifestyle,” he said.  “My inspiration was my younger sister, Erica, who had a successful high school career in Alabama, setting several state records that still stand.”

   “Erica went onto have an excellent track and cross-country career at Auburn University.   Seeing the genetic proof I knew I had to be a runner,” Braswell said.

    While attending law school in Chicago, Braswell, started running with a group from a local running store and he focused on shorter races of 5 and 10 kilometers (3.1 to 6.2 miles).

    “My running began to take off thanks to the friendships that were forged with a number of people from that running store, which helped me a great deal.  Those friendships remain strong to this day,” he said.

   Overtime Braswell graduated into becoming a long distance runner and took on the challenging training demands required of racing for extended periods of time.

   To date Braswell has completed four marathons (distances of 26.2 miles) with a personal best 2 hours 48 minutes at the Chicago Marathon.

   “I’m hoping I can lower my personal best marathon time when I do the Hilo Marathon in March,” he said.  “The Hilo Marathon is the current long term focus of my training and when I am 16 weeks away from that race I will put my entire focus onto it.”

    Braswell runs between six to seven days per week and his mileage can vary from a low of 45 miles to a high of 85 depending on his race schedule plans.

     “I believe in the benefits of cross training, particularly for runners struggling with injuries, but I have never been one to partake in it,” Braswell said.

    “I like to spend all of my exercise time running.  I have been fortunate to stay pretty much injury free throughout my running career, so I haven’t really had to resort to cross training to keep my mileage down.”

   Braswell is currently at the lower end if the mileage spectrum.  “I am trying to build slowly before going into what will probably be a four month training schedule for the Big Island International Marathon,” he said.

   In 2003 Braswell received his law degree and has spent the past six years practicing in Chicago at one of the country’s largest law firms.  But he and his wife, Melissa, were frequent visitors to Hawaii and they decided to give up the corporate life and to follow their passions for a more fulfilling lifestyle here on the Big Island.

   On September 9th the Braswell’s became the proud owners of the Big Island Running Company on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona.

   “Before moving to the Big Island we spent a lot of time dreaming about ways to make Hawaii our home,” he said.  “We spent a considerable amount of time in the Islands and always found it difficult to return to the mainland.  When the opportunity to purchase a running store in Kailua-Kona presented itself, we knew it was meant to be.”

   Braswell has gone full circle in his passionate love for running.  From his days of discovering the health values of running, to enjoying the comradraire, competitiveness and the endorphins experienced with prolonged distance running.

   It was a group of people, organized from a running store in Chicago, that has led the Braswell’s to owning their own running store right here in Paradise.

   “Our vision for the Big Island Running Company is to establish it as a cornerstone for the Hawaii running community.  We want to use the store to support local running groups and local events and to support the youth track and field and cross country programs,” he said.

   Running has meant so much to Jason and Melissa Braswell that they want to share their love for the sport with everyone on the Big Island.

   “We want to reach out to the community to encourage the development of new runners, whether trying to run their first mile or first marathon,” Braswell said.

October 13, 2009 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment