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Emily Wedeman Memorial 5 miler results

Joe & Veronica Wedemann

Joe and Veronica Wedemann were on hand for the Emily Wedeman Memorial race.  The 5 mile run/walk was established after the death of Joe’s mother five years ago.

Emily was a super volunteer at the Big Island Road Runners Club events and the club holds the race in her honor.

This year the BIRR raised $372 for the American Cancer Society in Emily’s memory.

Following are the results of the race in which 41 people participated by either running or walking the 5 miles:

 1 Zach Johnson 29:32
2 Alan Ryan 29:42
3 Todd Marohnic 31:22
4 Louie Perry 31:30
5 Stewart Miyashiro 34:06
6 Alex Vu 34:49
7 Ferdinand Babas 34:59
8 Joe Wedemann 36:28
9 Nick Ah Yo 36:51
10 Dan Brodhag 37:11
11 DJ Blinn 38:28
12 Lyle Balingit 38:32
13 Krita Andrew 38:55
14 Milton Crutchfield 39:30
15 Wendy Yamada 41:35
16 James Hank 41:35
17 Andrew Langtry 42:48
18 Esther Kanehailua 42:57
19 Donna Wong Yuen 43:00
20 Daria Cunningham 43:22
21 Charlie Bostwick 45:12
22 Bob Erickson 45:14
23 Lynne Brauher 45:45
24 Veronica Wedemann 46:33
25 Eva Naniole 46:44
26 Ashley Hahm 49:00
27 Kim Furumo 49:13
28 Leroy Ridgeway 49:58
29 Rick Otani 51:32
30 Aaron Morita 53:22
31 Big Dog 53:22
32 Marie Kurimoto 53:22
33 Lee Otani 53:54
34 Kym Tagawa 54:12
35 Michael Gordon 56:06
36 Richard Alderson 58:26
37 Zeny Eakins 1:00:00
38 Jyson Breitbarth 1:01:23
39 Lori Breitbarth 1:01:27
40 Kelly Heaukulani 1:03:39
41 Charlie Heaukulani 1:03:39

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

Big Dog’s Valentine’s Day run/walk results

115 runners and walkers took part in the Big Dog's Valentine's Day event

pre race instuctions

BIG DOG’s Valentine’s Day 3.2-mile run/walk results

  1. Billy Barnett         17:33
  2. Chris Mosch         17:53
  3.  Jason Braswell    18:02
  4. Johan Dana          18:48
  5. Justin Pang          18:52
  6. Louie Perry          18:57
  7. Mike Daly             19:15
  8. Jomar Matias       19:45
  9. Bryce Harada        20:03
  10. Roycen Deymer   20:16    
  11. David Santiago     22:53
  12. Josh Stallsmith     23:01
  13. KC Stallsmith        23:02
  14. Melissa Braswell  23:17
  15. Dawn Velasquez 23:20
  16. Jarred Yates          23:36
  17. Arjun Clarry          23:43
  18. Isabel Camp         23:51
  19. Rick Camp            23:51
  20. Nick Mildon         24:02
  21. Katie Mennenga 24:02
  22. Eric Helmes          24:15
  23. Cameron Anderson 24:20
  24. Bill Hubbard        24:25
  25. Nina Caiserman   24:32
  26. Paul Booth           25:10
  27. Dena Rae              25:45
  28. Glen Ishii              25:53
  29. Esther Kanehailua 26:05
  30. Shea Pitoy             26:10
  31. Kelly Freitas        26:10
  32. Lisa Bryant         26:14
  33. Carla Marzi        26:38
  34. James Hank        26:45
  35. Big Dog               26:47
  36. Melissa Schad    26:54
  37. Joanne Pocsidio  27:12
  38. Lauren Pacheco   27:20
  39. Micah Kanehailua 27:31
  40. Missing                   27:32
  41. Toru Ikeda               27:45

  1. Andrew Misitano   27:55
  2. Gina McGuire          28:03
  3. Joel Trusdell            28:13
  4. Kiko Camp               28:14
  5. DJ Sekiya                  28:18
  6. Asia Addlesberger  28:33

Imelda Tamayo   28:36, Dawn Patterson       28:50,    Richard Kerr             29:51,    Pomai Evans-Baustista 29:56

Rachel Addlesberger  29:58,  Brie Corpuz                  30:09    Magnus Namohala-Roloos 30:40

Shawna Hank          31:16,   Rae Mori                  31:27,   Dave Adachi            31:32        Rudy Arzaga            31:33

Lynne Kiranka-Pitoy 31:45    Dale Sekiya         31:48     Gerard Callo       33:00      Marla Hank         33:17

Matt Lum             33:54     Richard Alderson 33:57    Brandon Morita   34:13     Mike Gleason      34:16

Joann Aurello      34:24   Aaron Morita      34:28     Amanda Zen       34:30      Marissa Salazar  34:58

Gina Durante      34:59    Joel Nathansen   35:55    Noemi Arzaga     35:55    Marissa Bryant-Manago 35:57

Jennifer Maninga  36:26   Claire Shigeoka     36:27     Calvin Pitoy           36:36      Misty Inouye         36:38

Scott Inouye          37:05     Joy Pollard           37:11     Micah Namohala   37:58       Florencio Guerpo    38:22

Kamalanai Kekuawa  38:38    Halia Evans-Bautsita  38:53     Noa Caiserman          38:54    Lorraine Hubbard     39:12

Loke Bautista             40:31    Kalei Namohala         40:37     John McGuire            40:37     Lois McGuire             40:38

Marie Kurimoto        40:39     Russell Hayashi          41:02    Mykelah Ojano-Daly 41:04    Rodney Aurello          41:11

Bryson Pavao            41:25     Virginia Alderson      41:31       Ashley Midel            42:22     Makamae Bautista   43:36

Cheryl Ostrowski  43:36     Jack Roney 43:53      Sharon Sekiya 46:02      Su Lambert 47:13

Debbie Namohala 48:43     Malcolm Maku Roloos 50:18     Betty Maku 50:25      Ariana Nussbaum 50:25

Randi Saplan 55:29      Kyle Saplan 56:17     Cindy Saplan 56:17    Eldon Lindsey 1:03:54

Mell nakao 1:03:54    Joy Nakao 1:05:15    Lorretta Nussbaul 1:05:59

February 14, 2010 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

New Year’s Resolution 5K run/walk results

Some of the participants in the New Year's Resolution 5K

BIG DOG PRODUCTIONS 5K RESULTS

NEW YEARS DAY, JANUARY 1ST, 2010 – HAPPY NEW YEAR

Alan Ryan       18:25

Justin Pang    18:53

Louie Perry    19:02

Bryce Harada 19:54                                                              Avi Fhina           38:46

Shannon White 20:23                                                         Pam Caesar    38:51                                                       

Steve Pavao    20:40                                                             Maria Jaramillo   40:18

Lory Hunter    22:25                                                               Jane Kaliboso      41:13

Adam Busek  22:48                                                                  Bry-Landon Lcero 41:30

Linden Villena  22:51                                                             Jill Osborn       42:30

Melissa Braswell 22:58                                                           Joseph D’Angelo  42:31

Stuart Hunter 23:49                                                                 Grace D’Angelo   42:32

DJ Blinn     24:00                                                                           Dyani Fujita     43:34

Micah Kanehailua  24:02                                                           Lee White      43:43               

Nina Caiserman   24:16                                                              Rebecca Manliguis  43:45

James Tuscanny  24:18                                                             Marilyn Manliguis    47:28

Daniel Okubo     25:10                                                                Marshall Kanehailua  49:20

Big Dog              25:20                                                                    Laurie White       51:27

Joe Wedemann 25:50                                                                 Eden Patino      51:59

Esther Kanehailua 25:55                                                           Cynthia Yamamoto 52:10

Ted Hiro         25:56                                                                       Lorna Young    52:58

David Hammes     26:38                                                           Junie Tehero    53:00

Rick Camp & Isabel 27:02                                                         Firman Tehiro   54:30

Charlie Sakoda    27:13                                                                Alana Morishita   57:03

Kualei Kern       27:24                                                                   Richard Nishimoto   57:16

James Hank    27:32                                                                      Jack Roney           57:32

Anthony Garrcial     27:56                                                          Sterrett Grune      57:43

Deep Dig                   28:02                                                               Vince D’Angelo   58:13

Joannie Pocsidio     28:09                                                                Annette Green – 86 years young –  way to go!

Charlie Bostwick     28:20                                                                 Additional people participated, but

Harvey Nakasone   28:39                                                                 they did not want to be timed.

Reynolds Cabarloc  28:46

Kris Wilson              28:52

Toru Ikeda             29:34

Kelly Frietas          30:38

Domini Hivo           30:51

Charles Swath          30:58

Lana Hassenritter   31:02

Lisa Hadway      31:23

Charlie Heaukulani   31:28

Melissa Keenan      31:36

Michelle Laurence  33:52

Kiana Heaukulani    33:52

Io Heaukulani         34:09

Marla Hank             34:49

Elise Morishita        35:07

Ella Kusch            35:09

Theodora Hiro      35:12

Matthias Kusch     35:24

Adams Agtarap     36:54

Kelly Heaukulani   37:32

Missy Keenan & Michelle Lawrence

Charlie & Io Heaukulani

January 1, 2010 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Ortiz Family Runs Away at Mid-Summer 5K

left to right: Laura Hernandez Otriz, Deann Thornton, Sonoka Takewaka, Esther Kanehailua

left to right: Laura Hernandez Otriz, Deann Thornton, Sonoka Takewaka, Esther Kanehailua

Brothers:  Germain, Manny & Paco Ortiz

Brothers: Germain, Manny & Paco Ortiz

The Ortiz family raced to victory and captured the top three spots in the Mid-Summer 5K held in Hilo today.

   Brothers Germain, Manny and Paco Ortiz went one-two-three in the 3.1-mile race.  Germain clocked in with a time of 17 minutes 34 seconds and was followed by Manny, 17:54 and Paco, 17:58.

  Germain’s wife, Laura Hernandez, won the women’s division with her time of 21:15 and was followed by Keaau High’s Deann Thornton, Japan’s Sonoka Takewaka and public school principal Esther Kanehailua in 25:08.

BIRR president, Greg Lum Ho, gives some pre-race instructions

BIRR president, Greg Lum Ho, gives some pre-race instructions

July 25, 2009 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments