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Big Dog’s Lovers 5K sets participant record of 302 – Official Results

Record numbers participated in Lover's 5K

Big Dog Productions hosted the Lover’s 5K today, Feb 6, 2011 and set a sign in registration record of 302 with 287 crossing the finish line.

The event raised 488 pounds of food for the Food Pantry in Hawaiian Paradise Park and cash for the Hawaii Island Food Bank.

Following are the results for today’s run/walk.

Kudos to the sponsors and all the volunteers that made the event an enormous success.

More photos and information will be posted on this site later. 

Read 1st column – then second column to get the order of finish.

Zach Johnson 17:57   Kaala Ahu 37:49:00
Tyde Kaneshiro 18:04   Marla Hank 37:56:00
Justin Pang 18:07   Jason Ferreira 38:04:00
Isaiha Sato 18:23   Sarah Ferreira 39:06:00
Jackson Halford 18:59   Stephanie Nipper 39:13:00
Paul Mauser 19:02   Keoki Ka’ai 39:24:00
Louis Perry 19:09   Wally  Ogata 39:26:00
Troy Robinson 19:41   Gloria Wong 39:48:00
Wayne Pavao 19:46   Calvin  Pitoy 40:00:00
Alex Vu 19:46   Pua Brown 40:42:00
James Imai 20:49   Wendy Ahu 41:08:00
Johan Kuypers 20:50   Chesha Weaver 41:42:00
Luke Memmer 21:04   Kimo Weaver 41:43:00
Mike Brown 21:07   Wendy Peterson 41:57:00
John Hylas 21:11   Haddon Wong-Yuen 42:23:00
Maka’ala Cruz 21:15   Allan Melchor 42:23:00
Jordan Hirae 21:26   Steve Warren 42:25:00
Stephen Hunter 21:29   Michelle Knell 42:30:00
Joe Weideman 21:30   Norbert Lindsey 42:42:00
Derek Dominguez 21:33   Jason Marquart 42:54:00
Krista Andrew 22:00   Heidi  Lee 42:59:00
Kauila Wong-Yuen 22:02   Charla Chai 43:00:00
Nina Hagemann 22:03   Digg Deep 43:02:00
Jonah Knell 22:38   Rose  Bautista 43:06:00
Ray Ibarra 22:52   Denise Matsuoka 43:33:00
Justin Okuyama 23:03   Carolina Lam 43:34:00
Lory Hunter 23:07   John Quitonano 43:43:00
Jeremy Butts 23:08   Peter Coffin 44:12:00
Shawn Suga 23:28   Sandra Silva 44:58:00
Kaylee Rapoza 23:31   Joseph Kamelamela 45:03:00
Kevin Okumura 23:36   Jade AhSing 45:22:00
Kelly  Freitas 23:38   Michelle Correia 45:47:00
Lukas Kuipers 23:40   Lorna Mauga 45:54:00
Kihei Grothmann 24:10:00   Sheye Nihau 46:05:00
Roy Yamada 24:32:00   Pat Kaneshiro 46:08:00
Joshua Daubert 24:41:00   Kehau Lee Hong-Mauga 46:14:00
Kerry Kanotani 24:42:00   Roy alameida 46:32:00
James Hank 24:42:00   Cornellia Ahguay 47:00:00
Joann Pocsidio 24:46:00   Gilbert Angnay 47:12:00
Wendy Yamada 24:46:00   David DeWeese 47:13:00
Sheila Nguyan 24:54:00   Bindy Rushton 48:00:00
Harris Kaneshiro 24:56:00   Richard Rushton 48:01:00
Esther Kanihailua 24:59:00   Cody Pacheco 48:03:00
Donna Wong-Yuen 25:12:00   Laury Pacheco 48:10:00
Joshua Kubiji 25:17:00   Noelani Laeha 49:11:00
Paul Escobar 25:28:00 ` Rachel Laeha 49:40:00
Candice Carbaugh 25:37:00   Richard Grammer walker
Micah Kanehailua 25:51:00   Lorraine Hubbard walker
Jimmy Park 25:51:00   Jeanin Williams walker
Andrew Macaras 25:58:00   Hailey Jones walker
Ron  Fenwerda 26:00:00   Levon Yu walker
Peter Berg 26:06:00   Christine Bird walker
Chase Huston 26:11:00   Cindy AhSing walker
Laura Ellesugawa 26:13:00   Ashly Miura walker
Ian Ebesugawa 26:13:00   Nancy Martinez walker
Charles King 26:23:00   Jordan French walker
Aaron Morita 26:33:00   Michelle Leondra walker
Alan Mitsuyoshi 26:45:00   Brianna Daubert walker
Richard Grothmann 26:48:00   Kealoha Daubert walker
Trisha Soares 26:58:00   Michiko Fukunaka walker
Anne Veillet 27:06:00   Aiko Fukunaka walker
Marshall Freitas 27:14:00   Mark Nemeth walker
Patrick Donovan 27:16:00   Steve Nemeth walker
Roy Geronimo 27:26:00   Ku’uipo Palapalg walker
Lynne Brauher 28:02:00   Kahealani Galdeira walker
Jessica Manton 28:30:00   Samantha Silva walker
Linda Thompson 28:34:00   Amber Eakins walker
Kurt Kuipers 28:35:00   Zunu Eakins walker
Kristina Rushton 28:54:00   Regan Mizuguchi walker
Cherie Berg 28:55:00   Deeanna Kahakua walker
Russell Mauga 29:06:00   Destinee Pruett walker
Cahterine Fadrowsky 29:07:00   Kaei Holt-Mizuguchi walker
Eve Teeter-Balin 29:11:00   Magie Freitas walker
    29:12:00   Sue Lambert walker
Leroy Ridgway 29:26:00   John Dirgo walker
Calvin Mateo 29:39:00   Vergie Freitas walker
Roy Farias 29:40:00   Kuehu Lee-Hung Mauga walker
Firmin Tehero 29:44:00   John Mauga walker
Thalei Kamalani-M 29:59:00   Moana Lei Clark walker
Big Dog 30:07:00   Donald Ikeda walker
Darrell Huston 30:08:00   Autumn Kippen walker
Larry Aweau 30:10:00   Isaac Soloman walker
Lori Breitharth 30:14:00   Quynh Phan walker
Lynn Pitoy 30:34:00   Lauren Brunke walker
Lynn Klasko 30:36:00   Anthony Rowley walker
Joni Rhyss 30:39:00   Merle Unoki walker
Michele Bugado 30:41:00   Gloria Wagner walker
Stacy England 30:43:00   Bob Wagner walker
Annie Svaty 30:47:00   Nadine Clarke walker
Cheryl McDonough 31:03:00   Michael Clarke walker
Steve McDonough 31:04:00   Norman Sletteland walker
Tricia Wong-Yuen 31:09:00   Tonie Saucedo walker
Beverly Beck 31:18:00   Tiani Fontes walker
Curt Beck 31:18:00   Kanoe Oguma walker
Keith Laeha 31:22:00   Carol Higa walker
Jamie Ouye 31:29:00   Marlene Hapai walker
Alexa Bader 31:32:00   Archie Hapai walker
Stan Fortuna 31:53:00   Eileen Lovell walker
Mikaela Correa 32:02:00   Angelina Lovell walker
Michael Swain 32:03:00   Dacy Nan Taka walker
Dennis Nagai 32:27:00   Katie Tatum walker
Kelsey Poole 32:34:00   Joey Riveira walker
Karen Ny 32:36:00   Sonya Carvalho walker
Ayme Krogstad 32:43:00   Kathy Pung walker
Adriel Vicente 32:44:00   Lokelani Kipilii walker
Joanna Aurello 32:45:00   Eli Kipilii walker
Suzanne Swanson 32:50:00   Ed  Kagawa walker
Roy Dollwet 33:24:00   Donna Tengan walker
Kainoa Doctor 33:54:00   Karl Unoki walker
Shelley Doctor 34:00:00   Andi Unoki walker
Travella Williams 34:50:00   Aya shehata walker
Tarina Owens 34:59:00   Noor shehata walker
Fariola Ridgway 35:17:00   Zachary Montizor walker
Alex Perez 35:18:00   Lorilyn Montizor walker
Herb Wagner 35:29:00   Tonie Kaui walker
Kazumi Dollwet 36:04:00   Malie Johnston walker
Wainani Ballard 36:05:00   Shane Johnston walker
Taylor Nelson 36:24:00   Noah Johnston walker
Cooper Nelson 36:27:00   Paula Palma walker
Cindy Nelson 36:35:00   angie Palma walker
Jimmy Nelson 36:35:00   Zodie Shove walker
Jill Osborne 36:53:00   Warren Mauro walker
Hannah Osborne 36:58:00   Jasmine mauro walker
Rodney Aurello 36:58:00   Pauline Morante walker
Gilbert Williams 37:19:00   Clayman Morante walker
Alicia Loh 37:26:00   Clayson Morante walker
Lisa Soares 37:46:00   Davis Abraham walker
        Stacey Kapeliela walker
        Steve Sparks walker
        Andrea Sparks walker

February 6, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Wedemann’s Amazing Adventure

Fire Fighter, Joe Wedemann, goal setter and good friend

Fire Fighter, Joe Wedemann, goal setter and good friend

Dr. Joseph Murphy said, “Our subconscious mind can be compared to a garden – if we leave it unattended, the weeds will grow wild.”

    Setting goals in our everyday lives is a great destroyer of those “weeds” and helps us develop a healthy “garden.”

    Longtime friend and County of Hawaii Firefighter, Joe Wedemann, is a great example of a person that is constantly setting goals for himself and acting on them.

   I’ve known Wedemann from his humble days when he worked in the jewelry department at Liberty House that was once located in the Prince Kuhio Plaza.

   Wedemann set a goal then of making into the Fire Department and fulfilling a childhood dream.  This was no easy task for a man in his 30’s, at the time, but Wedemann persevered and overcame obstacles to make it.

   During his pre fire department days Wedemann recruited me to help him run his first marathon, a 26.2-mile effort, as we spent many weekends running from our homes in Paradise Park, out to the Mall, and back to HPP again.

   After achieving a series of successful marathons Wedemann set his sights on qualifying and then finishing, his first Ironman World Triathlon.  He has since completed three Ironman’s.

   So it was no surprise for me when I heard that this 40 something year old had decided to do a bike ride around the Big Island in a single day, a distance of 215 miles.

   Wedemann set his goal date for Father’s Day and had spent all his days off from the department to go on long rides in preparation for his adventure.

   Several of Wedemann’s friends volunteered to ride part of the way with him as they would provide support along the route.

   The group of five gathered at Hilo Bayfront on Father’s Day at 3 a.m. “We got rolling at 3:20 a.m. and started smelling the sweet smell of pancake syrup and bacon as we passed Ken’s Pancake House,” Wedemann said.

   “I was surprised to see so many cars in the parking lot of Ken’s.  The weather was nice all the way up to Glenwood where we were treated to some London style fog and a light drizzle as the sun attempted to break through.”

    Wedemann was joined initially by fellow riders Adam Busek, Jeremy Butts, Robert Van Geen and Michael Hrynevych.

    “We all stayed together to the 30 mile marker where we had a brief stop for water.  Jeremy (Butts) said aloha at that point as he planned on keeping us company to Volcano,” Wedemann said.

Working out on a stationary bike, Joe Wedemann is in picture perfect health
Working out on a stationary bike, Joe Wedemann is in picture perfect health

    Along the way Wedemann was joined by friend Mark Mangabin and Tanner Whitman who followed in a support vehicle as they supplied the water and nutrition for Wedemann and his friends.

    “Descending down from Pahala was pretty effortless until we reached Whittington Beach Park, just before Naalehu,” Wedemann said.

   Wedemann reached Naalehu around 7 a.m. and the decent from Volcano to Pahala would be the last real break of the day.

   “Once we got into Pahala it was getting pretty hot and the eventual steep hills began to separate the rest of the guys riding with me,” he said.

   At 125 miles Busek was the only rider left with Wedemann as the duo had ridden together up through Holualoa.  “Once we hit Palani Adam (Busek) left, as he was meeting his wife for lunch in Kailua.”

   Wedemann rode solo up to Waimea, all the while battling the high gust of winds most of the way uphill.

   “After a short bathroom break in Waimea, my friend, Alan Ryan joined me for the last 56 miles to Hilo.  At this point I was getting pretty tired.  Thank God the winds started to subside,” Wedemann said.

   Wedemann reached Hilo Bayfront at 6:30 p.m. just before the pouring rain.  “Thank God for giving me the strength, ability, motivation, and my wife (Veronica) who continues to surprise me with her loving support for me and my adventures,” Wedemann said after his amazing ride.

   I admire people with goals that keep raising the bar on themselves in an effort to enjoy life and to utilize their gifts to their fullest potential.

  “People with goals succeed because they know where they are going.  It’s as simple as that,” Earl Nightingale wrote.

  Joe Wedemann is just an average person with an amazing appetite to challenge himself far beyond what most of us would consider reasonable.

July 27, 2009 Posted by | Health and Fitness, Profiles | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments