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Wedemann Hosting Decimal Man Triathlon on May 10 in HPP

 Welcome to the East Side Decimal Man Triathlon Races. Don’t miss out on this free mini-triathlon this coming Saturday March 10th in Paradise Park.

 

The fun kicks off at 9:30 am in Paradise Park at Joe Wedemann’s house.

 Need Directions?  Email Joe @ joeveronicawedemann@yahoo.com  .

 You can also check out Decimal Man on Facebook.

 This is a 1/10th Ironman distance, so it’s perfect for beginners who aren’t ready for the larger triathlons. It’s also a great tune up for season’s athletes that want to work on speed and their transitions. The 8 lap swim is in a 4 foot deep salt water half Olympic pool, so you know you can stand up if you’re not comfortable in the water. The 12 mile bike is one loop (mostly paved) around Paradise Park. The run is 2.5 miles around the block.

 Lunch   Since this is a “free” event, we always enjoy a variety of food from the pot-luck / BBQ lunch. We’ll have the grill going if you bring anything that need cooking. Gatorade and water will be supplied. There is also a shower and bathroom so you can get cleaned up.

 

 

 

March 7, 2012 Posted by | triathlon | , , | 1 Comment

Hilo to Volcano Ultramarathon Results, David Carlsson wins again!

Big Island Road Runners
Hilo to Volcano 50k Ultramarathon / Relay
January 21, 2012
Volcano, Hawaii
6:00 am

Individuals        

Pace

Plc

Name Division   City, State

Time

(min/mi)

1

David Carlsson <<Overall>>   Honolulu, HI

4:08:24

8:00

2

Pascal Spino <<Overall>>

 

Vancouver, BC

4:15:13

8:13

3

Doug Andrews <<Overall>>   Kailua-Kona, HI

4:53:13

8:28

4

Timm Vedder Open

 

Waipahu, HI

5:06:22

9:52

5

Joseph Wedemann ++Master++   Keaau, HI

5:12:52

10:04

6

Lisa Hadway <<Overall>>

F

Pepeekeo, HI

5:21:34

10:21

7

Victor Eisen ++Master++   Pahoa, HI

5:31:58

10:41

8

Sylvia Ravaglia <<Overall>>

F

Kamuela, HI

5:35:33

10:48

9

Susan Cordell <<Overall>>

F

Hilo, HI

5:40:37

10:58

10

Donald Andon Open

 

Hilo, HI

5:41:26

10:59

11

Erol Ackdoe ++Master++   Paia, HI

5:42:13

11:01

12

Ferdinand Babas Open

 

Hilo, HI

5:43:08

11:02

13

Amy Ray Open

F

Hilo, HI

5:44:03

11:04

14

Sally Marrack ++Master++

F

Hilo, HI

5:49:48

11:16

15

Lyle Balingit Open   Pepeekeo, HI

5:54:07

11:24

16

Bram Denhaan Master

 

Haiku, HI

6:06:51

11:49

17

Cassidy Landes Open

F

Kailua-Kona, HI

6:09:01

11:53

18

Dane Griffith Open

 

Kailua-Kona, HI

6:27:41

12:29

19

Jolene Mears Open

F

Kailua-Kona, HI

6:37:14

12:47

20

Rick Otani Master

 

Hilo, HI

6:37:40

12:48

21

Gary Theriault Master   Kailua-Kona, HI

6:38:04

12:49

22

David Hammes Master

 

Hilo, HI

6:46:42

13:05

23

Victor Trevino Open   Honolulu, HI

6:59:50

13:31

24

Anaid Azotla Open

F

Honolulu, HI

6:59:51

13:31

25

Stan Fortuna, Jr Master   Hilo, HI

7:08:25

13:47

26

Alison Mansfield Open

F

Papaikou, HI

7:17:54

14:05

27

Harvey Nakasone Master   Hilo, HI

7:17:54

14:05

28

Mark Lewis Open

 

Hilo, HI

7:23:54

14:17

29

Marie Kuramoto ++Master++

F

Hilo, HI

7:32:52

14:35

30

Don Mitchell Master

 

Hilo, HI

7:33:16

14:35

31

Les Martisko Master   Pepeekeo, HI

7:46:13

15:01

32

Laurence Macon Master

 

San Antonio, TX

7:47:52

15:04

33

Jeff Vieyra Master   Lafayette, CA

7:47:52

15:04

34

Jim Simpson Master

 

Huntington Beach, CA

7:47:52

15:04

35

Alfred Kohli Master   Lomira, WI

8:04:34

15:36

36

Henry Rueden Master

 

De Pere, WI

8:04:34

15:36

37

Peter Johnson Open   Troy, MI

8:05:35

15:38

38

Lava People Master

 

Kailua-Kona, HI

8:07:39

15:42

39

Frank Bartocci Master   Rochester, MN

8:14:47

15:56

40

Eugene Bruckert Master

 

Arlington Heights, IL

10:37:56

20:32

41

Michael Hasselbring Master   Hawi, HI

DNF

 

42

Charlene Gaurano Open

F

Waianae, HI

DNS

 

Relay results:  https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2012/01/22/hilo-to-volcano-relay-team-results/

January 22, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Results from Wedemann’s Decimal Man 2012 Event – Gregory sets course record

Results Decmal Man 2012

Mens    Chris Gregory took top honors with a new course record of 55:47

Joe Wedemann chased down Rob Patey in the last 10th mile on the cinder for second with a time of 58:15.

Rob Patey took 3rd with a time of 58:58

Joe Barcia 4th, 1:00:42

Michael Dishman 5th, 1:01:28

Victor (Danny) Trevino 1:19:40

 

Womens    First female went to Daria Crutchfild at 1:22:15    Eve Teeter took 2nd at 1:26:18

Kate Epponger 3rd at 1:28;11 (even though she missed the turn on the bike and went 2 miles off course)

 Other finishers were    Jon “Da Jet” Boteilho 1:24:37

Nohi Boteilho 1:26:18             Mark Mangibin  ??     Bree ??

 

January 8, 2012 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Decimal Man Triathlon on January 7 with a touch of Fear Factor!

Joe Wedemann the architect of the Decimal Man triathlon is hosting another fun event at his home in Paradise Park (26th Street between Kaloli and Paradise_ on Saturday, Jan 7, starting at 9:30 am.

Due to time constraints with Wedemann’s Fire Department job, he was not able to have the race every year on his birthday, so he had to move the dates around as needed.

“Recently, I have been putting the race on about once every 2 months with the big she-bang in January to kick off my birthday and the start of the New Year,” Wedemann said.

      To make the race “do-able” for beginners, the distance is 1/10th that of Ironman World Championship. .24 mile swim – 11.2 mile bike – 2.62 mile run, since you just have to move the decimal over, according to Wedemann.

At “The Decimal Man.”  Wedemann doesn’t charge anything for the race but will accept 1 gallon of Clorox bleach as a donation to treat his 25 meter pool where the swim takes place.

The 11.2 bike course is a Tour de Paradise Park as it circles the park from 26th to Beach Rd, Kaloli to Makuu. The 1/10th Marathon run is a one loop run from 26th to 27th between Paradise and Kaloli finishing with a victory lap around a 1/7th mile cinder track bordering my property.

Transitions are included, so there is a short run from the swim to the bike.

This is a great distance for beginners to get a taste of the “Real Deal” (Ironman), according to Wedemann.

“Anyone is welcome. I’ve never met a tri athlete that I didn’t like. Potluck BBQ lunch follows the race so if anyone wants to bring a dish and stick around, they are welcome. Many friends bring their families and make a day of it after the race,” Wedemann said.

Sign in time for this race will be 9 am and the swim begins at 9:30.

The race is usually over in less than 1 1/2 hours for beginners to just under an hour for the winning times, according to Wedemann.

Wedemann ask that participants use Helmets on the bike and practice safe bicycle riding and courtesy, as the roads are open to the public.

Interested parties may contact Wedemann by email  joeveronicawedemann@yahoo.com

After the Triathalon, Potluck lunch to follow.

 Afer lunch, there will be games for everyone.

 A new twist according to Wedemann he will be putting on his own version of “Fear Factor” at his house as part of the games.

January 4, 2012 Posted by | triathlon | , , | 1 Comment

Big Islanders Gearing Up for the Honolulu Marathon on Sunday

Davin Padilla

On Sunday morning than 200 Big Island residents will be getting up before the crack of dawn to run the Honolulu Marathon, many of them for the very first time.

The Honolulu Marathon has become the launching ground for many first time marathoners. More than 40 percent of the more than 22,000 people toeing the starting line will be doing their maiden 26.2 mile run, walk, jog or crawl in the pre dawn hours.

“My expectations for this first marathon is to essentially do my personal best, to perform as well as, if not better than on practice runs,” Hilo’s Davin Padilla.

Padilla is a math teacher at Hilo Intermediate School where he teaches 8th grade pre-algebra.

“I was inspired by my principal, Esther Kanehailua, whose first marathon was in Honolulu a couple of years ago,” Padilla said.

Since July 2010 Padilla has logged a total of 804 miles over 129 activities.

“Of those 804 miles, 401 miles were done over 44 activities from my 33rd birthday in June of this year till now leading up to Honolulu,” Padilla said.

Sleightholm

Padilla’s friend and training partner, Trudy Sleightholm, will be joining him in the race, but Sleightholm will be doing her second consecutive Honolulu.

“When I did the race last year I didn’t know what to expect, but now I’ll be better prepared,” she said.  “I really just love the time outside running, taking in all the awesome scenery and enjoying time with friends who share the same passion as I do.”

Sleightholm is anxious about doing her second marathon in Honolulu as she will be joined by numerous friends.

“I am so excited to run this year’s race, more friends are doing it and taking a liking to the runners high,” she said with a grin.

This year, with a little more experience under her belt, Sleightholm decided to train harder for the marathon challenge.

“I’ve been running six times a week and I did longer runs,” she said.  “I ran three 19 milers and I did a 20 miler and two 21 milers.  I kept my mileage higher to stay stronger.”

Padilla made his marathon announcement on Facebook for all of his friends to see.

“I’m not trying to boast,” he said.  “The announcement was a way to keep myself accountable.  I know I have the heart and drive to do it.”

Cheryl Kiefer
Dove George

Cheryl Kiefer of Keaau will also be trying a marathon for the first time.

“I’m doing the Honolulu Marathon because it’s been a goal of mine to do a marathon before I turn 60,” Kiefer said.  “I’ll be 60 the day after Christmas, so this is the year to fulfill my dream and my goal.”

Kiefer will be joined at the race by her daughter, Dove George.

“Dove and I plan to do the race together, as she is doing it for my birthday,” Kiefer said. “We are planning on just walking as neither of us has ever done a marathon.”

“I’m doing it because it is my mom’s birthday and it is hard to say NO to my mom,” George said.  “I am not excited about doing 26.2 miles, as I’m dreading it actually.  I’ll try to stay with her for as long as I can as this is the only reason for me to it.”

As for a goal George is just hoping to finish the race with no after effects.

“I’m just hoping that I won’t be super sore the next week,” George said.  “I’ll try to run part of it just to get it over with faster, but will stay with my mom no matter what.”

Joe & Veronica Wedemann

The marathon usually drains all the energy out of a runner by mile 22 and for those that didn’t properly train there will be a slow walk up Diamond Head on their way to the finish line at Kapiolani Park, according to Hawaiian Paradise Park Firefighter, Joe Wedemann.

Wedemann should know as he has finished 11 marathons with a personal best time of 3 hours and 24 minutes.

“To avoid hitting the wall runners would have needed to prepare properly by running a 20 or 22 miler four to five weeks prior to race day,” Wedemann said.

Wedemann will be joined by his wife Veronica who will be doing her fourth marathon with a personal best time of 4:10.

“I enjoy doing this race, primarily because my wife is in it,” Wedemann said.  “We did some long training runs together and we enjoy the time we spend running as quality time.”

Wedemann advises first time marathoners to relax during the opening miles of the race.

“Probably the most important advice to a first time marathoner is for them not to go out too fast in the first 6 miles, so that they can have some gas in the tank for the last 6 miles,” he said.

Veronica Wedemann prepared throughout the year to run the marathon.  She built up her mileage during the past six months to avoid the misery which is accompanied by hitting that invisible wall.

“My training throughout the year was 5 to 10 miles per week and I built up to 45 miles per week in the six months prior to race day,” she said.

“I like the Honolulu Marathon because with so many people doing it I can get distracted and forget how much pain I am in,” she said.  “This year I am hoping to finish around 4 hours 30 minutes.”

The race has generated more than $100 million in economic impact for Hawaii each of the last six years and is totally self-supporting, receiving no subsidy from the Hawaii Tourism Authority according to marathon media consultant Pat Bigold.

“We are the 10th largest marathon in the world and last year we had 20,168 finishers,” Bigold said. 

This year’s race is expected to exceed 24,000 in registration and of that number 8,879 will be first time marathoners with nearly 6,000 of those coming from Japan, according to Bigold.

The Honolulu Marathon will provide a complete list of Honolulu Marathon finishers to the Tribune which will be published in a timely manner.

December 10, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment