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Queen K triathlon club race results from 11.20.11

Queen Kaahumanu Triathlon Club Run

Held Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 in Kailua-Kona

10 kilometers      1. Graham Bartlett 39:24      2. Jessica Kirkwood 52:39

3. Tristam Graham 52:39      4. Kym Kiser 54:03

5. Mark Daniel 54:32             6. Keith Adkin 55:57

7. Kerrie Cuthbertson 58:13   8. Simone Maier 1:00:15

9. Kevin Prater 1:10:00      10. Caleb Westfall 1:23:43

20.5 kilometers                 1. Sal Salmi 1:20:09

2. Jason Braswell 1:24:38     3. Andy Cuthbertson 1:34:39

4. Kris Kiser 1:36:11          5. Suzy Degazon 1:45:45

6. Chris Prater 1:49:50        7. Ron Lake 1:50:21

8. Jennifer Nottage 1:51:28    9. Westfall Drywall 1:59:04

10. Alan Ryan 2:11:              11. Teddy Derego 2:12:48

12. Gerd Weber 2:25:54        13. Steve Burkey 2:35:13

14. Keanu Douglas 2:37:13    15. Leilyn Koev 2:37:41

31 kilometers            1. Lyman Perry 2:11:11

2. Daniel Hodel 2:19:36      3. Rani Tanimoto 2:22:05

4. Sam Brown 2:31:08         5. Jeremy Withrow 2:36:00

6. Matt Buongiorno 2:36     7. Warren Hollinger 2:40:52

8. Chris Smith 2:46:27        9. Chitwin Santun 2:58:15

10. Mark Curry 2:58:35      11. Anton Koev 3:04:44

12. Jolene Mears 3:28:50   13. Jessie Taylor 3:34:48

14. Lava People 3:40:46   15. Charlie Camacho 3:51:50

16. Adriane HK Fouts 3:54:57   17. Marcia Draeger 3:55:00

10.1 miles   1. John Johnson 1:56:56   2. Dorothy Johnson 2:19:08

November 22, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jessica Kirkwood living and playing well in Paradise

Jessica Kirkwood

 I wonder if James Michener realized what a profound impact his book “Hawaii” would have on people more than a half century later.

 For Jessica Kirkwood, her mother and grandmother the book would bring a life changing experience.

 “My grandmother was a world traveler and an avid reader and writer,” Kirkwood said.  “Her favorite book in the entire world was Michener’s Hawaii and it was her goal to visit here someday.”  

 Unfortunately for Kirkwood’s grandmother she was diagnosed with uterine cancer and passed away within one month of the diagnoses at the age of 72.

 When Kirkwood learned that her own mother was diagnosed for the third time with cancer she decided to raise money to help pay the cost of sending her to a healing retreat.  

 “My mum was first diagnosed with Hodgkin’s at age 20, and then cervical cancer in her thirties and this last one was stomach cancer at 50,” Kirkwood said.  “She developed into stage 4 stomach cancer and was undergoing six months of chemotherapy.”

 Kirkwood, a gifted triathlete was exposed to a variety of physical activities at an early age through her mother’s urging.

 “My mum put me in softball, swimming, dance and figure skating as a child and gave me a few years to choose which one I wanted to dedicate my time to,” she said. “Swimming was the one sport that stuck and my coaches were so much fun I began racing at age six.”

 Kirkwood went on to have a stellar youth swim performance from ages 6 to 18 that she even made the varsity swim team for Simon Fraser University in her home Province of British Columbia.

 “I was awarded the title of ‘All-American Swimmer’ and raced in the NAIA division in Backstroke,” Kirkwood said.

 It was through her athletic background that Kirkwood first visited the Big Island when she was invited to do a training camp with the Canadian National Triathlon Team in Kona.

“I had been so naïve and thought that this island went as far as Waimea and Captain Cook,” she said.  “But when I drove down the Hamakua Coast I felt something I had been needing to feel for a long time.”

Kirkwood claims that she became alive, awake and aware through visiting East Hawaii and wanted her mother to experience those same feelings.

“I had been raising money back in Victoria for my mum and the total amount raised was $3,500,” she said.

 While riding her bike in lower Puna, along Red Road, Kirkwood discovered a retreat called Kalani Honua and immediately called her mum.

 “I told her I had found a place on the Big Island and how breathtaking it was,” Kirkwood said.  “My mum was going through such a scary and exhausting time that I wanted her to feel the same things I was feeling.”

Kirkwood made a deal with her mother saying that if she would battle the cancer and won she would be bringing her to Hawaii to spend two weeks.

 “It became part of her motivation to make it through those months of chemo,” she said.

Not only did Kirkwood’s mother get to visit East Hawaii she also continues to return each year to spend time with her daughter that lives in Hawaiian Paradise Park.

 My mother is now in remission and doing quite well and I decided that this is where I want to live, go back to the University and explore,” Kirkwood said.

 Kirkwood has become well know in the running, biking and swimming scene as this 28 year old competes on a regular basis.

 On a whim Kirkwood decided to enter one of the most grueling road races on the island, known as the Hilo to Volcano Ultra Marathon.  The race is all uphill, starting at Coconut Island and ending at Cooper Center in Volcano Village.

 “I won the women’s division of the 31 mile race in 4 hours 36 minutes,” Kirkwood said. 

Kirkwood is also a regular participant of the Joe Wedeman Decimal Man triathlon that is held in HPP. 

 “We swim in Joe’s pool and will bike the perimeter of HPP, then run around the block,” Kirkwood said.

The young Canadian also dabbled in kids triathlon races in Ontario.

  Now she has honed her running and biking talents and is a serious competitor is all facets of triathlons and who at one point raced professionally, competing in 4 world championships.  

“I might do the Honu Triathlon next year,” she said.  “My goal is really just to do what feels right, to stay happy and healthy on a day to day basis and not to set too high of expectations on myself.  It’s more for my peace of mind now, to experience myself and this island, and to get my friends involved too.”

 And Kirkwood is quick to reflect on her grandmother not being able to experience Hawaii.

“My mum and I like to think that grand mum is enjoying the islands through us,” she said.

 With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month we should all help in the effort for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.

And someday should you happen to see a happily married retired teacher enjoying the many blessings of living in East Hawaii remember to smile, say “woof” and never shy away from “Running with the Big Dog.”

Happy Birthday to my darling wife, Randee!   You are my life, my wife :))) .  Love you,  Big Dog

Email the Big Dog at waiakeabigdog@aol.com.

October 24, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Mosch wins Volcano Rainforest 5.7 mile run

Chris Mosch

Former Honokaa running star and BIIF individual champion, Chris Mosch,

won the Volcano Rainforest 5.7 mile run.
There were a total of 15 runners that completed the improptu distance and Mosch beat out the field to win the Big Island event prior to leaving for college.

5.7 mile results

1 Christopher Mosch   15 - 19      Honoka'a, HI         :34:10  05:59
   2 Edward Ignacio      30 - 39      Hilo, HI             :36:27  06:23
   3 Andrew J Langtry    15 - 19      Hilo, HI             :37:50  06:38
   4 Stephen Hunter      15 - 19      Hilo, HI             :38:03  06:40
   5 Stewart Miyashiro   50 - 59      Volcano, HI          :40:01  07:01
   6 Alex Vu             20 - 29      Hilo, HI             :41:41  07:18
   7 Shalila De Bourmont 15 - 19    F Hilo, HI             :41:58  07:21
   8 Melissa Schad       30 - 39    F Papaaloa, HI         :42:19  07:25
   9 Jessica Kirkwood     20 - 29    F Keaau, HI            :42:30  07:27
  10 Ka'imikila Moraes    20 - 29      Volcano, HI          :42:41  07:29
  11 Denita Acker         30 - 39    F Washington, DC       :42:43  07:29
  12 Kerstin Busse        40 - 49    F Kailua Kona, HI      :43:09  07:34
  13 Joe Vittum           20 - 29      Kailua Kona, HI      :45:16  07:56
  14 Brent Olberding      30 - 39      Hilo, HI             :45:38  08:00

  15 Margie West          40 – 49    F Redding, CA          :58:32  10:16  (results by Jim Lovell)

August 20, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wedemann and Kirkwood shine in Decimal Man event

Finishers in the Aug 14 Decimal event

The Decimal Man distance is 1/10th that of Ironman World Championship. .24 mile swim11.2 mile bike2.62 mile run.

1st race
#1 Joe Wedemann (59:26)
#2 Jessica Kirkwood (59:45)
#3 John Ah Chong (1:13:47
#4 Eve Teeter (1:27:04)
2nd Race
#1 Joe Barcia ( new course record 58:06)
#2 Joe Wedemann (60:03)
#3 Jessica Kirkwood (60:45)
#4 Alex Vu (1:02:21)
#5 Adam Busek (1:09:31)
#6 Mike Wolf (1:24;56)
#7 Frank & Holly Hollins 1:25:31 (Team)
Bonnie Kim, Christina Dhillon, Shauna Tuohy 2:17:42

“Thanks everyone for coming out and making this a fun event and cograts to alll,” Joe Wedemann said.  “Thanks Jessica for pushing me and congrats to Joe Barcia for breaking my course record.”

August 17, 2011 Posted by | triathlon | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Richardson Roughwater Swim Results July 2011

25th Richardson   Roughwater Swim

Sunday, July 31, 2011   Richardson Ocean Park  Overall results

Name Fin Sex Age Age Group Time  

Azevedo, Lucas M 25 25-29 21.08   Villanova, Fernando M 25 25-29 21.11

Pereira, Leonardo M 26 25-29 21.19  Uekawa, Grant M 17 15-19 21.47   Vargas, Noe F 20 20-24 22.11

Burgess, Kylie F 15 15-19 22.13   Hauanio, Madison-Gail F 15 15-19 22.19   Kuwaye-Tamanaha, Ren F 15 15-19 22.27

Rivera, Nakana M 32 30-34 22.39   Cann, Kai’ea M 19 15-19 22.53   Maki, Jeff M 35 35-39 22.56

Noetzel, Mark M 48 45-49 23.07   Uekawa, Madisyn F 16 15-19 23.34   Rivera, Merceda F 27 25-29 23.39

McCleery, James M 65 65-69 23.43   Kirkwood, Jessica F 28 25-29 23.47   King, Akemi F 16 15-19 23.50

Gandall, Kinney M 18 15-19 23.58   Young, Bradley Keoki M 23 20-24 23.59   Mellon, Jim M 48 45-49 24.24

Uekawa, Teddy M 13 10-14 24.26   Weller, Kepa M 17 15-19 24.27   Zaborski, Brian M 23 20-24 24.36

Wyrick, Sarina F 14 10-14 24.41   Groff, Susan F 45 45-49 24.56   Williams, Jacob M 15 15-19 25.15

Weber, Akila M 18 15-19 26.10   Sawyer, Likeke FINS M 29 25-29 26.12  Budde, Jim M 66 65-69 26.14

Napeahi, Uluboy M 14 10-14 26.17   Kissinger, Phillip M 27 25-29 26.23   Van Geen, Rob FINS M 49 45-49 26.53

Young, Riley M 25 25-29 27.07   Hartong, Jessica F 27 25-29 27.19   Jack, Kaleo M 15 15-19 27.20

Whitmore, Bodhi FINS M 9 under 10 27.22   Whitmore, Ron FINS M 42 40-44 27.26   Kent, Alfred M 56 55-59 27.57

Belcher, Robert FINS M 56 55-59 28.15   Estabilio, Jermaine M 34 30-34 28.17   Hussey, Sara F 37 35-39 28.21

Grant, Mark M 26 25-29 28.23   Solodky, Lauren FINS F 28 25-29 28.31   Rivera, Aleja F 35 35-39 28.32

Rutkowski, Teagan F 13 10-14 28.34   Yamaki, Nolan M 34 30-34 28.36   Roach, Kaili F 24 20-24 28.41

Hayano, Yoko FINS F 47 45-49 28.44   Cordell, Susan F 49 45-49 28.52   Paulachak, Kara F 16 15-19 29.00

White, Kai FINS F 38 35-39 29.16   Cann, Stan FINS M 55 55-59 29.41   Bezona, Ricci M 49 45-49 29.43

Myers, Gary M 59 55-59 29.44   Dailey, Steve M 57 55-59 29.57   Gallagher, Erin FINS F 45 45-49 30.11

Martin-Ekings, Sam F 56 55-59 30.12  Castillo, Aaron Jr. M 33 30-34 30.13   Golden, Mark M 52 50-54 30.15

Smith, Xanthe F 47 45-49 30.16   Harmeling, Melissa F 33 30-34 30.20   Carpenter, Kailani FINS F 50 50-54 30.22

Mansfield, Rebecca F 31 30-34 30.28   Lee, Rob M 37 35-39 30.32   Mott, Peter FINS M 64 60-64 30.33

Yamaguchi, Griffith M 55 55-59 30.34   Sakovich, Bill M 69 65-69 30.36   Jack, Donald M 52 50-54 30.37

Haefner, Jim M 64 60-64 30.39   Kerr, Lauren M 18 15-19 30.43   Kumiji, Kelsey M 34 30-34 30.49

Hagg, Ron M 63 60-64 30.54   Randall, Jennifer F 42 40-44 31.00   Rock, G.A. FINS M 62 60-64 31.06

Rock, Helie FINS F 58 55-59 31.08  Callo, Gerard FINS M 49 45-49 31.09   Kraus, Jim M 63 60-64 31.23

Kerr, Richard M 16 15-19 31.25   Goltz, Tom M 66 65-69 31.29   Otani, Lee F 57 55-59 31.32

Gonzales, Israel M 40 40-44 31.34   Perea, Don M 44 40-44 31.35   Paulachak, Nicole F 18 15-19 31.37

Smith, Brian M 50 50-54 31.47   Waipa, Jarett FINS M 24 20-24 32.24   Uchida, Norman M 60 60-64 32.26

Hess, Andrea FINS F 44 40-44 32.28   Kekela, Paul M 27 25-29 32.31   Zoll, Syd FINS F 21 20-24 32.33

Donahoe, Mike FINS M 60 60-64 32.41   Schlegelmilch, Barret FINS M 21 20-24 33.08   Sakovich, Jean F 65 65-69 33.09

Sawyer, Kapua F 33 30-34 33.12   Ostertag, Rebecca FINS F 41 40-44 33.17   Marshall, Sarah FINS F 35 35-39 33.18

Machado, Diana F 43 40-44 33.19   Osier, Dennis M 72 70+ 33.20   Keane, Charles M 58 55-59 33.24

Elias, Tamar F 53 50-54 33.26   Berryman, Joanne FINS F 58 55-59 33.32   Berg, Daniel M 56 55-59 33.37

Hartong, Daniel FINS M 25 25-29 33.41   Oehlman, Richard FINS M 58 55-59 33.42   Schuffler, Sandy FINS F 55 55-59 33.44

Fairchild, Mike M 51 50-54 33.45   Marote, Chad M 50 50-54 33.49   Hanzawa, Trent M 26 25-29 33.51

Soares, Lisa F 49 45-49 33.53   Ross, Michelle F 45 45-49 33.55   Faridi, Fuzzy FINS M 52 50-54 33.58

Willard, Weston M 34 30-34 34.06  Laliberte, Emma FINS F 9 under 10 34.15  Akane, Lisa FINS F 56 55-59 34.16

Case, Jeffery M 53 50-54 34.17  Anthony-Case, Tia FINS F 27 25-29 34.19 Hangafarin, Kimia FINS F 19 15-19 34.20

Wilson, Jan F 59 55-59 34.30   Dhillon, Christina F 46 45-49 34.32   Duerksen, Jo FINS F 51 50-54 34.37

Wong Smith, Helen FINS F 52 50-54 34.47   Girdner, Jeff M 51 50-54 34.54   Fujitani, Keoni FINS M 55 55-59 35.03

Naniole, Eva F 56 55-59 35.16   Brandfors, Helena F 39 35-39 35.25   Hangafarin, Dariush FINS M 17 15-19 35.27

Bartolome, Gary FINS M 65 65-69 35.28   Castillo, Samson FINS M 26 25-29 35.33   Laliberte, Roland M 40 40-44 35.34

McMahan, Christine F 28 25-29 35.39   Barcia, Sage M 16 15-19 35.44   Serain, Calvin FINS M 37 35-39 35.53

Harmon, Kekoa M 34 30-34 35.56   Camblor, Adolf M 58 55-59 35.57   Hughes, Chloe FINS F 9 under 10 36.15

Hughes, Flint M 46 45-49 36.19   Gedayloo, Sheareen F 53 50-54 36.3   Cyran, Alexander M 54 50-54 36.32

Blankenbecler, Michael M 61 60-64 36.34   Bowman-DeMent, Mary FINS F 58 55-59 36.38   Weller, Naolionalani FINS F 21 20-24 36.48

Schuster, Laura FINS F 59 55-59 36.54   Oberhausen, Elizabeth F 25 25-29 36.56   McKeague, James M 60 60-64 37.01

Layus, Andrew FINS M 43 40-44 38.04   Lubbess, Kevin M 41 40-44 38.05   Kerr, Elise F 47 45-49 38.06

Fujii, Claudine FINS F 59 55-59 38.16   Faridi, Shadi FINS F 25 25-29 38.25   Weller, Heanu FINS F 55 55-59 38.53

Zoll, Steve M 57 55-59 38.59  Mathews, Mo M 84 70+ 39.01   Fourmy, Jesse M 39 35-39 39.36

Williamson, Kathy F 53 50-54 39.38   Schlegelmilch, Annette F 53 50-54 39.39   Orr, Jennifer F 34 30-34 39.45

Hsu, Chian FINS F 40 40-44 39.46   Bath Mariah F 50 50-54 39.48   Jimenez, Christine F 54 50-54 39.57

Veriato, Jessie F 55 55-59 39.58   Poai, Susan F 60 60-64 40.22   Yannutz, Brian M 23 20-24 40.33

Shrinski, Jolani F 56 55-59 40.42   Webster, Barry M 60 60-64 40.43  Balingit, Nick FINS M 73 70+ 40.45

Kyota, Pohaikealoha FINS F 26 25-29 41.53  Brinkman, Jamie F 46 45-49 42.02   Junge, Christian M 26 25-29 42.27

Serain, Margaret F 60 60-64 42.42   Ben, Mike M 62 60-64 42.45   Ogino-Williams, Cathy F 53 50-54 43.06

Teeter-Balin, Eve F 25 25-29 43.17 Anthony, Paula FINS F 60 60-64 43.25 Estabilio, Jaelyn FINS F 10 10-14 43.37

Estabilio, Kelaukila  FINS F 31 30-34 44.15Wela, Pomai M 55 55-59 44.17   Wela, Misae F 56 55-59 44.33

Patnode, Paul M 71 70+ 45.41   Tuohy, Shauna F 54 50-54 45.46   Williams, Bob FINS M 72 70+ 45.52

Sutton, Jeff FINS M 54 50-54 46.07   Gallagher, Renata F 49 45-49 46.42   Wilkins, Bob M 75 70+ 46.54

Roehrig, Stan M 72 70+ 48.06   Harmon, Pele F 32 30-34 48.18   Stein,Virginia F 56 55-59 50.4

Richardson, Patricia FINS F 71 70+ 51.3   Solla, Stephanie F 20 20-24 52.42   Hudak, Mary F 60 60-64 54.38

 

August 2, 2011 Posted by | Swimming in Hawaii | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment