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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 

 

August 18, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Introducing Hilo FireFighter Ian Smith

When I was 8 years old my father made me into a great St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan and a follower of Stan ‘The Man’ Musial.   But what my father never realized is that his influence also rewarded me with above average math skills.

Yes, math skills!   To impress my father I learned to compute batting averages in my head and could calculate Musial’s daily average before it ever appeared in the newspapers.

As children we are deeply influenced by our parents in many important aspects of life.  For Ian Smith growing up in Virginia Beach, Virginia and watching his dad get ready for work each day made a career influence on him.

“I first got interested in the Fire/EMS as a small child watching my dad put on his uniform in the mornings,” Smith said.  “He was a firefighter/paramedic and passed away at a very young age.”

Smith didn’t realize his goal of becoming a full time firefighter until 2004 and he later received his Paramedic license in 2007.

“Obtaining a Paramedic license is strictly voluntary within the department and it requires a year of additional training with six months of the training done in Honolulu,” Smith said.

Smith, like most of the County Firefighters, is in top shape.  He can often be found on his days off running in various community foot races.

In mid March Smith entered the Big Island Marathon 5K (3.1 mile) race while pushing a jogging stroller with his two children, Noah age 3, and Emi age 1, being towed inside.

Not only was Smith at a disadvantage by pushing the stroller in a competitive race, he ended up winning the race.

Smith’s athleticism goes back to his childhood days when at age 10 he was introduced to youth soccer by his father.   He continued into high school soccer, lacrosse and surfing.

“I didn’t actually start running until about 12 years ago,” Smith said.

To stay in shape for the rigors of his job Smith will run 4 or 5 times a week while filling the rest of the week with swimming, surfing and weight training.

“I very rarely run competitively,” Smith said.  “I typically run 5 miles four times a week and most of that is with either the single or double jogger.”

Smith started his stroller running when his first child was born as a way of giving his wife a break.

“I started running with my first born in order to get some exercise and to fit in his afternoon nap,” Smith said.  “Mom would get a much needed break, so it was a win win for everyone.”

At age 38 Smith admits to being a diehard oatmeal eater.

“The fire department as a whole is realizing the benefits of eating healthy as we choose to go with brown rice, salads and fruits and veggies for snacks.” he said.

The County fire department applied for and received a federal grant to purchase free motion incline trainers and cable cross machines according to Smith.

“The equipment enables multiple fire fighters who otherwise would not have worked out or walked, to workout simultaneously during their afternoon downtime,” Smith said.  “We also have a Peer Fitness Training Program that encourages us to eat healthy and exercise.”

Smith believes that the ultimate goal of the Fire Department is to not only be in the best possible physical shape, to better serve the community, but also to enjoy a long retirement.

Smith is the first to tell you that running is not a competitive motivator, but a means to stay healthy.

“I’ve only done a few races and my favorite is the annual EMS Run/Walk,” he said.  “Not only does it give the community and Fire Department personnel and family a great venue to ‘hang out,’ but it always benefits a good cause.”

Smith now has his sights on one day doing his first marathon, a distance of 26.2 miles.

“I am currently reading a book called “Run Less Run Faster” and he would like to use the program to hopefully “complete my first marathon this year – the Honolulu Marathon,” he said.

Stationed at the Kawailani Fire Station, Smith admits that getting motivated to exercise isn’t always an easy thing.

“As with anything, some days I just don’t feel like doing it!” Smith said.  “Even on those days, however, I always feel a sense of accomplishment when I’m done with my workouts.  I always sleep good at night after a good hard run.”

Smith is following in the footsteps of his father. Through his journey with the Hawaii County and learning more about providing Paramedic care it lead to him meeting his wife, Kori.

“I am no longer running on the ambulance as a Paramedic,” he said.  “But I am able to provide Paramedic care when I respond to calls on the Fire Engine because many times we will arrive on the scene first if all the nearby ambulances are on other calls.”

We, as a community, are all grateful for the expert care and the great shape that our County Fire Fighters maintain.  For FF Smith it was the legacy that his father provided that has lead him here to the Big Island.

And someday should you happen to see a slow jogger coming passing through the streets of East Hawaii remember to smile, say ‘woof’ and never shy away from “Running with the Big Dog.”

May 8, 2012 Posted by | Profiles | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Exciting Conclusion to EMS 5K race

EMS 5K overall winners, Stone & Halford

Cousins Brett Shea and Jackson Halford battled for top honors in the 11th annual Emergency Medical Services 5K run held Sunday at Liliuokalani Gardens in Hilo.

Shea from Denver, Colorado and Halford of Volcano, along with Jason Braswell of the Big Island Running Company in Kona went toe to toe during the 3.1 mile race to make for an exciting race to the finish.

Shea led for most of the out and back race until being run down by Halford in the final 200 yards.

“In the final stretch, coming off Suisan Bridge, I was able to catch and pass him with the finish line in site,” Halford said.

Halford, a distance runner for Waiakea High School, had earlier in the month placed third at the HHSAA track & field championships in the 1500 and the junior Warrior stayed in shape over the past few weeks to meet the challenges of EMS event.

“Last year I was 4th overall in this race, but this year I continued to train since the state championship and never really felt tired today,” Jackson said of his winning time of 17 minutes and 14 seconds.

For his hard work Halford was able to shave 14 seconds of his personal best 5K time. 

Shea clocked in at 17:17 with Braswell finishing third in 17:21.

For the women it was Marianne Stone of Orchidland winning in 21:40 over Rosa Erck, 22:20; and Melissa Schad, 22:23.

“We recently moved to Hawaii from Missouri and I was quite surprised that I won,” Stone said.  “It was a very slow time for me as usually my 5K’s are in the sub 20 minute range.”

Stone is expecting to undergo knee surgery next month and hasn’t been running as many miles as she would have liked.

“This was my first run in Hawaii and I’m still in shock that I came in first for the women,” she said.

More than 800 runners and walkers converged at Liliuokalani Gardens on Sunday to take part in the Annual Emergency Medical Services fitness event.

“We had 801 registered participants, a record for this event,” an elated race organizer, Firefighter Jesse Ebersole said.  “All of this is in conjunction with National EMS week held around country where we showcase many of the services that we provide to our community.”

EMS keiki run

Participants had a choice of doing a 2 mile walk or a 3.1 mile competitive run along scenic Hilo Bayfront.  Later in the muggy morning youngsters under the age of 10 had fun doing a non-competitive mini run within the Liliuokalani Park grounds with a bright yellow EMS helicopter taking center stage on the keiki course.

Over the years EMS organizers have raised approximately $80,000 with the money going to help EMS personnel battling cancer.

“This year the money will go to three of our Hawaii Fire Department Firefighters battling cancer and to the American Cancer Society of Hawaii Island,” Ebersole said

The EMS also included a ‘public safety’ division which was open to police, fire, DLNR, corrections and the like employees.

For the second year in a row firefight Ian Smith and DLNR employee Lisa Hadway took top honors.

Smith, who is at the Waikoloa fire department, not only won the Public Safety Division he also won the stroller division as he pushed his 7 month old daughter, Emi, the entire way finishing in 19:54.

Sandwiched between Smith and Hadway was Hawaiian Paradise Park firefighter, Joe Wedemann who clocked in at 22:14.

“I’ve done 9 out of the 11 EMS runs,” Smith said.  “It’s not only a fun event, but it is also for a very good cause.”

Hadway is no stranger to the winner’s podium as she has won the Public Safety Division 5 out of 6 times she has entered.

“I didn’t run the year I was pregnant, in 2009,” she said.  “And last year I pushed a stroller and won both divisions, but this year without the stroller,  my time was 7 minutes faster at 22:27.”

Hadway finished as the fourth overall woman in the race as she looks to be even more competitive without the stroller.

“We’d like to thank the community for coming out strong in support of our event,” Ebersole said.  “We’d also like to thank the many generous sponsors who helped to make the event possible.”

Ebersole cited the LIVESTRONG Foundation who provided wristbands to all the participants and an autographed LIVESTRONG Jersey signed by Lance Armstrong that will be auctioned in September during the Sayre Awards Dinner.

Related link:  https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2011/05/29/ems-5k-run-301-finishers-top-161-results/

May 30, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hilo’s EMS 5K run – 301 finishers, top 161 results

Public Safety winners, Hadway and Smith

Emergency Medical Services Run Walk
May 29, 2011 – Hilo, Hawaii

Overall Results – 5K

 Plc Name                   Division     Residence             Time   Pace

 1 Jackson Halford #89   16 – 19      Volcano, HI          :17:14  05:33

   2 Brett Shea #264       20 – 29      Denver, CO           :17:17  05:34

   3 Jason Braswell #33    30 – 39      Kailua-Kona, HI      :17:21  05:35

   4 Rhon Tvralde #399     20 – 29                           :18:32  05:58

   5 Joe Barcia #427       40 – 49      Keaau, HI            :18:34  05:59

   6 Justin Pang #242      20 – 29      Keaau, HI            :18:35  05:59

   7 Stefan Tomm #339      20 – 29                           :18:39  06:00

   8 Todd Mahronic #168    50 – 59      Volcano, HI          :18:54  06:05

   9 Nick Muragin #207     40 – 49      Ninole, HI           :19:03  06:08

  10 Bo Rasse #318         16 – 19                           :19:06  06:09

  11 Ian Smith #273        30 – 39      Hilo, HI             :19:54  06:25

  12 Shannon White #309    16 – 19      Hilo, HI             :20:13  06:31

  13 Andrew J Langtry #158 16 – 19      Hilo, HI             :20:15  06:31

  14 Stewart Miyashiro #20450 – 59      Volcano, HI          :20:22  06:34

  15 Steven Pavao #317     50 – 59      Hilo, HI             :20:27  06:35

  16 Shawn Doll #393       16 – 19                           :20:44  06:41

  17 Linden Villena #364    0 – 39      Hilo, HI             :20:53  06:44

  18 Stephen Hunter #109   11 – 15      Hilo, HI             :20:55  06:44

  19 Makaala Gagan #355    16 – 19                           :20:57  06:45

  20 Keith Marrack #175    40 – 49      Hilo, HI             :21:12  06:50

  21 James Murphy #356     50 – 59                           :21:31  06:56

  22 Dyson Sato #261       11 – 15      Hilo, HI             :21:44  07:00

  23 Marianne Stone #276   30 – 39    F Keaau, HI            :21:48  07:01

  24 Timon Skinner #271    11 – 15      Hilo, HI             :21:52  07:03

  25 Rob Van Geen #368     40 – 49      Waikoloa, HI         :21:53  07:03

  26 Jonah Matsuura #183   1 – 10       Kurtistown, HI       :22:00  07:05

  27 Grant Uekawa #296    16 – 19      Hilo, HI             :22:03  07:06

  28 Ryne Uemura #353     16 – 19                           :22:07  07:08

  29 Joe Wedemann #304    40 – 49      Keaau, HI            :22:14  07:10

  30 Clint Anderson #8    30 – 39      Hilo, HI             :22:16  07:10

  31 Wayne Pavao #245     16 – 19      Keaau, HI            :22:18  07:11

  32 Rosa Erck #349       20 – 29    F                      :22:20  07:12

  33 Melissa Schad #262   30 – 39    F Papaaloa, HI         :22:23  07:13

  34 Lisa Hadway #88      30 – 39    F Pepeekeo, HI         :22:27  07:14

  35 Brenden Branco #32   16 – 19      Hilo, HI             :22:28  07:14

  36 Tyler Iyo #119       16 – 19      Hilo, HI             :22:35  07:17

  37 Ryan Thomas #380     16 – 19                           :22:36  07:17

  38 Deen Tsukamoto #290  50 – 59      Naalehu, HI          :22:39  07:18

  39 Lory Hunter #108     40 – 49    F Hilo, HI             :22:40  07:18

  40 Ray Ibarra #111      50 – 59      Hilo, HI             :22:42  07:19

  41 Eric Helms #424      30 – 39      Hilo, HI             :22:49  07:21

  42 Mike Kelley #130     40 – 49      Hilo, HI             :22:52  07:22

  43 Kelly Freitas #74    50 – 59      Hilo, HI             :22:53  07:22

  44 Rebecca Mansfield    30 – 39    F Hilo, HI             :22:57  07:24

  45 Max Panoff #367      11 – 15                           :22:59  07:24

  46 James Imai #340      20 – 29                           :23:00  07:25

  47 Phillip Kissinger    20 – 29      Kurtistown, HI       :23:02  07:25

  48 Normann Petersenn    40 – 49      Pepeekeo, HI         :23:08  07:27

  49 Dj Blinn #26         60 – 69      Hilo, HI             :23:10  07:28

  50 Melissa Braswell #34 30 – 39    F Kailua-Kona, HI      :23:17  07:30

  51 Dartennian Dayoan #5111 – 15      Papaikou, HI         :23:21  07:31

  52 Kevin Okumura #225   20 – 29      Hilo, HI             :23:22  07:32

  53 Justin Okuyama #226  20 – 29      Hilo, HI             :23:25  07:33

  54 Justin Ignacio #386  16 – 19                           :23:26  07:33

  55 Randy Sakoda #259    40 – 49      Hilo, HI             :23:28  07:34

  56 Paul Escobar #65     40 – 49      Hilo, HI             :23:32  07:35

  57 Steven Hiraki #98    30 – 39      Hilo, HI             :23:35  07:36

  58 Joshua Kubojiri #142 30 – 39      Hilo, HI             :23:37  07:37

  59 Stewart Hunter #107  40 – 49      Hilo, HI             :23:49  07:40

  60 Chas Huston #110     11 – 15      Hilo, HI             :23:51  07:41

  61 Garret Uyeda #363    20 – 29                           :23:59  07:44

  62 Donovan Macanas #16  11 – 15      Hilo, HI             :24:01  07:44

  63 Davin Padilla #240   30 – 39      Hilo, HI             :24:03  07:45

  64 Iris Liberato #162   20 – 29    F Pepeekeo, HI         :24:06  07:46

  65 Alison Mansfield     20 – 29    F Papaikou, HI         :24:12  07:48

  66 James Hank #90       50 – 59      Mt. View, HI         :24:13  07:48

  67 Harris Kaneshiro     60 – 69      Hilo, HI             :24:19  07:50

  68 Tessa McLauren #350  30 – 39    F                      :24:24  07:52

  69 Karina Lawrence #373 16 – 19    F                      :24:30  07:54

  70 Andrew M Langtry #15740 – 49      Hilo, HI             :24:43  07:58

  71 Wendy Yamada #312    40 – 49    F Keaau, HI            :24:45  07:59

  72 Shawn Suga #277      30 – 39      Keaau, HI            :24:47  07:59

  73 Taylor Mabuni #394   11 – 15      Kailua-Kona, HI      :24:54  08:01

  74 Roy Yamada #314      30 – 39      Keaau, HI            :24:58  08:03

  75 Michael Stimson #275 40 – 49      Keaau, HI            :25:03  08:04

  76 Ric Galdones #80     40 – 49      Papaikou, HI         :25:06  08:05

  77 Kai Garson-Shumway   11 – 15      Hilo, HI             :25:10  08:07

  78 James Guenthoer #86  50 – 59      Hilo, HI             :25:14  08:08

  79 Johnnelle Chun #44   40 – 49    F Kamuela, HI          :25:15  08:08

  80 Tim Christopher #42  40 – 49      Hilo, HI             :25:28  08:12

  81 Vanessa Ignacio #115 11 – 15    F Hilo, HI             :25:35  08:15

  82 Dawn Patterson #243  30 – 39    F Keaau, HI            :25:36  08:15

  83 Edgar Tuliao #293    40 – 49      Hilo, HI             :25:39  08:16

  84 Dylan Mabuni #395    40 – 49      Kailua Kona, HI      :25:44  08:18

  85 Pulama O’Shaughnessy 20 – 29    F                      :25:53  08:20

  86 Bryanna Delima #53   20 – 29    F Hilo, HI             :25:54  08:21

  87 Thomas Gomez #85     30 – 39      Hilo, HI             :25:55  08:21

  88 Jenna Nakao #214     20 – 29    F Hilo, HI             :25:57  08:22

  89 Rodrigo Romo #341    40 – 49                           :26:00  08:23

  90 Melanie Arakaki #10  40 – 49    F Hilo, HI             :26:07  08:25

  91 Robert Hillier #96   60 – 69      Hilo, HI             :26:08  08:25

  92 Greg Esteban #66     40 – 49      Hilo, HI             :26:10  08:26

  93 Bryan Kusano #143    30 – 39      Hilo, HI             :26:13  08:27

  94 Ku Mei Kern #135     30 – 39    F Hilo, HI             :26:14  08:27

  95 Christian Wong #310  30 – 39      Hilo, HI             :26:16  08:28

  96 Marlon Fernandez #71 30 – 39      Keaau, HI            :26:20  08:29

  97 Kendra Ignacio #114  30 – 39    F Laupahoehoe, HI      :26:25  08:31

  98 Harlou Galima #81    20 – 29      Pahoa, HI            :26:27  08:31

  99 Audrey Terada #282   30 – 39    F Hilo, HI             :26:28  08:32

 100 Charles Sakoda #260  60 – 69      Hilo, HI             :26:34  08:34

 101 Aaron Morita #344    50 – 59      Hilo, HI             :26:36  08:34

 102 Big Dog #303         60 – 69      Keaau, HI            :26:39  08:35

 103 Andrew Macanas #166  40 – 49      Hilo, HI             :26:40  08:36

 104 Megan Wery #307      20 – 29    F Hilo, HI             :26:43  08:37

 105 Skye Ombac #227      11 – 15    F Hilo, HI             :26:46  08:38

 106 Jacob Murphy #357   16 – 19      Hilo, HI             :26:51  08:39

 107 Jeff Tarby #281     40 – 49      Lisle, IL            :26:54  08:40

 108 Sage VanKralingen   20 – 29    F                      :26:57  08:41

 109 Corin Kim #123      16 – 19    F Hilo, HI             :27:00  08:42

 110 Thalei Kamalani-Manpathou10     F                      :27:01  08:42

 111 Cecily Unoki #298   20 – 29    F Hilo, HI             :27:06  08:44

 112 Robert Shapiro #263 50 – 59      Hilo, HI             :27:20  08:49

 113 Laurie Kaneta #126  50 – 59    F Hilo, HI             :27:21  08:49

 114 Robin Bauman #23    40 – 49    F Keaau, HI            :27:22  08:49

 115 Edwin Ranan #252    50 – 59      Hilo, HI             :27:23  08:50

 116 Laney Azevedo #16   20 – 29    F Pepeekeo, HI         :27:32  08:52

 117 Alan Mitsuyoshi #20160 – 69      Pepeekeo, HI         :27:36  08:54

 118 Keegan Lerma #332   20 – 29      Captain Cook, HI     :27:39  08:55

 119 Ryan Chun #43       11 – 15      Kamuela, HI          :27:42  08:56

 120 Melanie Keolanui    30 – 39    F                      :27:49  08:58

 121 Charles Umemoto     30 – 39      Hilo, HI             :27:57  09:00

 122 Sandy Connick #45   50 – 59    F Keaau, HI            :27:59  09:01

 123 Dominic Hiro #100   40 – 49      Hilo, HI             :28:04  09:03

 124 Monalisa Durkan #59 20 – 29    F Hilo, HI             :28:05  09:03

 125 Jamie Irie #116     30 – 39      Keaau, HI            :28:07  09:04

 126 Dusty Amaral #5     20 – 29      Hilo, HI             :28:08  09:04

 127 Frank Douglass #56  50 – 59      Pahoa, HI            :28:19  09:08

 128 Angela Menking #327 30 – 39    F                      :28:23  09:09

 129 Alicia Tsukamoto    20 – 29    F Naalehu, HI          :28:26  09:10

 130 Sharie Ichinose     11 – 15    F Hilo, HI             :28:29  09:11

 131 Tricia Wong #311    30 – 39    F Hilo, HI             :28:31  09:11

 132 Natasha Rafferty    30 – 39    F Keaau, HI            :28:32  09:12

 133 Matthias Kusch #144 40 – 49      Pepeekeo, HI         :28:37  09:13

 134 Jenelle Bird #25    20 – 29    F Pahoa, HI            :28:40  09:14

 135 Stacie Ichinose     40 – 49    F Hilo, HI             :28:42  09:15

 136 Veronica Wedemann   30 – 39    F Keaau, HI            :28:45  09:16

 137 Lanessa Mcclellan   40 – 49    F Hilo, HI             :28:48  09:17

 138 Brendacee Batin     20 – 29    F                      :28:49  09:17

 139 Adrienne Ohashi     20 – 29    F Honolulu, HI         :28:50  09:18

 140 Connie Larsen #381  40 – 49    F                      :28:51  09:18

 141 Adams Agtarap #385  30 – 39                           :28:57  09:20

 142 Jill Maki #169      30 – 39    F Hawi, HI             :28:59  09:20

 143 Vivian Carnate #333 20 – 29    F                      :29:00  09:21

 144 Harriet Parsons     20 – 29    F                      :29:01  09:21

 145 Peter Matsuura #184  1 – 10       Kurtistown, HI       :29:02  09:21

 146 Harvey Nakasone     50 – 59      Hilo, HI             :29:03  09:22

 147 Ryan Kawano #129    16 – 19      Hilo, HI             :29:04  09:22

 148 Dick Amato #315     70 – 79                           :29:06  09:23

 149 Charles Bostwick    50 – 59      Mt. View, HI         :29:07  09:23

 150 Duane Rapoza #348   20 – 29                           :29:08  09:23

 151 Ren Kuwaye-Tamanaha 11 – 15      Hilo, HI             :29:08  09:23

 152 Reyn Cabarloc #425  40 – 49                           :29:09  09:24

 153 Jace Nagao #212     11 – 15      Hilo, HI             :29:10  09:24

 154 Errol Fernandez #72 30 – 39      Keaau, HI            :29:13  09:25

 155 Lloyd Leslie #160   50 – 59      Paauhau, HI          :29:33  09:31

 156 Paula Thompson #284 50 – 59    F Volcano, HI          :29:35  09:32

 157 Jonathan Faisao #69 20 – 29      Keaau, HI            :29:54  09:38

 158 Mario Labiano #319  40 – 49                           :29:56  09:39

 159 Marie Kuramoto #365 60 – 69    F Hilo, HI             :29:58  09:40

 160 Leanne Silva #269   30 – 39    F Hilo, HI             :29:59  09:40

161 Sonya Matsuura #187 40 – 49    F Kurtistown, HI       :30:01  09:40

May 29, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hilo’s EMS Run/Walk a Huge Success

Keiki mini-run for ages 5-6 followed the 5K run and 2-mile walk

More than 700 runners and walkers laced up their sneakers and went out and got hot and sweaty this past Sunday all to bring awareness to our Emergency Medical Services here on the Big Island.

  Participants had a choice of running in a 3.1-mile race or a 2-mile walk and for kids under 10 years of age there was a non-competitive mini run on the grounds of Liliuokalani Gardens.

   In the highly competitive 5K race it was the usual group of Big Island harrier standouts, in Alan Ryan, Justin Pang, Jackson Halford, Jason Braswell and the like forming the early pack, but none was going to catch the “ghost” in Billy Barnett.

   Barnett was in his own spirit like zone as he distanced himself from the well known leader pack to disappear from sight, winning the EMS 5K in a time of 16 minutes and 35 seconds.

   After the race Barnett was nowhere to be found as the “ghost” left without receiving his award for winning the race and another prize for winning the lucky number segment of the event.

Farrah Madanay

Women’s winner was a big surprise as Farrah Madanay of Honolulu, like Barnett, ran away from the other women to win with a time of 19:55, nearly two minutes over her closest rival.

   Madanay is a former Punahou cross-country standout who now attends Rice University in Houston, Texas.  “I’m in Hilo attending UHH summer session and taking a ‘fun’ course in Organic Chemistry,” she said.

   The EMS also had a “public safety” division which is opened to police, fire, DLNR, corrections and the like.  Volcano’s Lyman Perry had won the division four times but didn’t show to defend his title which left the door open to a variety of fit firefighters to claim top honors.

   It was an unusual race for “public safety” bragging rights as the eventual winners of both the male and female division ran pushing their infants in baby joggers.

   Firefighter/paramedic Ian Smith from the South Kohala District and Lisa Hadway from the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Wildlife Division captured the special division that recognizes our public safety employees.

   Smith, a six year veteran of the fire department, had his 21-month old son Noah along for the ride as father and son cross the finish line in 19:50. 

Lisa and Malia Hadway

Hadway had her eight month daughter, Malia, along for the ride as the duo clocked in at 29:31.  “I didn’t run last year, when I was five months pregnant,” Hadway said.  “I still have a ways to go before I’m back into the condition I was in prior to getting pregnant.”

   Hadway had won the female public safety division three times previous running four to five minutes faster, but was still happy with her overall results.  “It’s just great being a mom,” she said.

   EMS organizers also recognized firefighter/EMT Kainoa Willey with a public safety award for his overall time of 22:37.

Kainoa Willey

Willey was credited with designing this year’s run/walk tee shirts and for making a web site for the EMS event at www.hawaiiemsrun.com.

   “I’ve been with the department for nearly three years and I’ve done this race each year,” Willey said.  “I also got my fiancé, Eva Sumi, started in doing these events, the first year as a walker and the past two years as a runner.” 

   Willey and Sumi were all smiles before and after the race as the couple plans to wed on Saturday, June 5.  “Everyone can come to the wedding if they bring food,” Sumi said with a huge grin.  

   EMS week was celebrated around the nation from May 16 to May 22 with May 19 being set aside as Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Day.

  “During the first few years of our event we moved the date around a bit because of conflicts with other races, canoe regattas and graduations,” race organizer and firefighter/paramedic Jesse Ebersole said.  “We settled on Memorial Day weekend as it is in close proximity to the nationally recognized EMS Week.”

  This year the EMS team partnered with HMSA to help educate the community on the proper utilization of Emergency Services, basically when to call 911, according to Ebersole. 

   Each year during the Big Island EMS Week event committee members selects a person or business to benefit from the race.  “Our criteria are that the beneficiary be related to health care and that the money stays on our island,” Ebersole said. 

  Over the past 13 years the Big Island EMS family has donated nearly $60,000 to various charities.  This year the recipients are a County of Hawaii Employee battling Leukemia and the American Lung Association of Hawaii Island, according to Ebersole.

  Ebersole estimates that this year’s event will raise $7000 and all of it will be donated to the two causes.

  “We greatly appreciate the community supporting our event during this typically busy and activity filled weekend,” Ebersole said.

May 31, 2010 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment