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Jason Braswell leads list of Big Islanders finishing the Honolulu Marathon 2011 – full results

PLACE FNAME LNAME AGE SEX CITY ST RTIME
1 Jason Braswell 33 M Kailua-Kona HI 02:53:27
2 SAL SALMI 57 M KAILUA-KONA HI 02:54:37
3 Lyman Perry 44 M Volcano HI 03:02:09
4 Michael Sullivan 31 M Papaikou HI 03:06:00
5 Herman Rafol 50 M Kailua Kona HI 03:07:43
6 Alan Ryan 41 M Laupahoehoe HI 03:10:27
7 Rani Tanimoto 36 F Kailua Kona HI 03:13:56
8 Jon Jokiel 46 M Kailua-Kona HI 03:19:11
9 Thomas Wipp 46 M Waikoloa HI 03:23:20
10 Tobias Olney 43 M Kailua kona HI 03:25:25
11 Joe Barcia 41 M Keaau HI 03:26:41
12 Matt Buongiorno 24 M Kailua Kona HI 03:28:44
13 Mark Ravaglia 40 M Kamulea HI 03:36:35
14 Ellis Andrews 67 M Kailua/Kona HI 03:36:45
15 Sylvia Ravaglia 34 F Kamuela HI 03:43:43
16 Sam Wilburn 39 M Honokaa HI 03:45:06
17 Ferdinand Babas 39 M Hilo HI 03:45:15
18 Joseph Wedemann 46 M Keaau HI 03:45:29
19 Doug Andrews 38 M Kailua Kona HI 03:47:18
20 Sally Marrack 41 F Hilo HI 03:47:20
21 Hazel Brackett 31 F Kailua Kona HI 03:47:24
22 John Furumo 26 M Hilo HI 03:47:28
23 Lisa Hadway 40 F Pepeekeo HI 03:47:46
24 Kinero Tan 25 M Kamuela HI 03:48:56
25 Susan Cordell 49 F Keaau HI 03:49:37
26 Christopher Choy 26 M Kailua Kona HI 03:49:59
27 Sam Brown 39 M Kailua kona HI 03:50:09
28 Travis Lund 43 M Hilo HI 03:50:13
29 CHANTAL LI 38 F PAIA HI 03:51:22
30 Mark Mahaney 51 M Kamuela HI 03:51:45
31 Christopher Smith 49 M Holualoa HI 03:53:00
32 Melody Nietfeld 55 F Kapaau HI 03:56:11
33 Lyle Balingit 39 M Pepeekeo HI 03:57:56
34 Melissa Braswell 33 F Kailua-Kona HI 03:58:19
35 Troy Sakihara 29 M Hilo HI 03:59:08
36 Victor Eisen 48 M Pahoa HI 04:01:23
37 Angie Miyashiro 58 F Volcano HI 04:01:36
38 J Ashford 55 M Waikoloa HI 04:02:44
39 Chitwin San Tun 43 M Kailua Kona HI 04:04:25
40 Steven Pavao 54 M Hilo HI 04:05:04
41 Dane Decker 65 M Kailua Kona HI 04:06:01
42 Mark Curry 47 M Kailua Kona HI 04:07:47
43 Wally Kojima 51 M Kamuela HI 04:11:46
44 Nicholas Ah Yo 39 M Pepeekeo HI 04:11:50
45 VERONICA WEDEMANN 36 F KEAAU HI 04:13:43
46 Elliott Parsons 33 M Kailua Kona HI 04:14:16
47 Tina Flower 39 F Kailua Kona HI 04:14:17
48 Miya Shibano 70 M Hilo HI 04:15:28
49 Monica Price 39 F Kailua Kona HI 04:16:43
50 Bill Davis 41 M Kamuela HI 04:17:19
51 Pepper Pothier 31 F Waikoloa HI 04:17:29
52 Eddie Herd 50 M Kailua Kona HI 04:17:42
53 Tomas Krasuski 48 M Kamuela HI 04:18:24
54 Jimmy Park 58 M Hilo HI 04:20:25
55 Steven Hiraki 31 M Hilo HI 04:21:02
56 Deen Tsukamoto 53 M Naalehu HI 04:21:03
57 Rachael Eichelberger-Iga 32 F Hilo HI 04:23:28
58 Sandi Rosario 43 F Papaikou HI 04:24:36
59 Belinda Herd 50 F Kailua Kona HI 04:24:57
60 Laura Ebesugawa 52 F HIlo HI 04:28:19
61 Rob Van Geen 50 M Waikoloa HI 04:29:34
62 Jordan Day 28 M Hilo HI 04:29:41
63 Megan Livingston 24 F Captain Cook HI 04:30:13
64 Joel Nelson 30 M Hilo HI 04:30:24
65 William Harlan 48 M Kailua-Kona HI 04:30:33
66 Tomio Kurakami 43 M Hilo HI 04:34:32
67 Arsenio Casil 31 M Pepeekeo HI 04:35:34
68 Craig Capomaggi 26 M Naalehu HI 04:35:43
69 Janette du Monceaux 51 F Kailua-Kona HI 04:35:48
70 Lani Metcalf 34 F Kailua kona HI 04:37:38
71 Joel Tessier 30 M Hilo HI 04:37:39
72 Patrick Leatherman 27 M Kealakekua HI 04:39:21
73 Brian Yannutz 23 M Hilo HI 04:40:01
74 Robyn Scarth 33 F Kamuela HI 04:42:11
75 Matthew Mather 41 M Kailua kona HI 04:42:47
76 Milton Crutchfield 46 M Hilo HI 04:42:57
77 DARIA CRUTCHFIELD 49 F HILO HI 04:42:57
78 Emily Taaroa 28 F Keaau HI 04:42:59
79 Esther Kanehailua 43 F Hilo HI 04:44:12
80 Davin Padilla 33 M Hilo HI 04:44:12
81 Arvin Munoz 39 M Pahoa HI 04:45:40
82 Kai Lenner 56 M Captain Cook HI 04:46:29
83 Hugh Kobayashi 57 M Hilo HI 04:46:36
84 Harvey Nakasone 52 M Hilo HI 04:46:37
85 Kate Eppinger 28 F Hilo HI 04:46:44
86 Heidi Schmidgall 26 F Captain Cook HI 04:46:44
87 Joseph Bean 66 M Kailua Kona HI 04:46:58
88 Rudy Arzaga 36 M Hilo HI 04:47:28
89 Trudy Sleightholm 33 F Hilo HI 04:47:42
90 Charles Sakoda 61 M Hilo HI 04:47:57
91 Kensho Hirai 20 M Kamuela HI 04:48:13
92 Heather Shorey 31 F Kailua Kona HI 04:48:15
93 Dennis Blinn 63 M Hilo HI 04:48:20
94 Melanie Keolanui 32 F Hilo HI 04:48:24
95 Alison Mansfield 29 F Pahoa HI 04:48:45
96 John Seastrom 60 M Keaau HI 04:50:00
97 Alan Takane 54 M Hilo HI 04:50:14
98 Dawna Takane 50 F Hilo HI 04:50:14
99 Christina Liang 38 F Hilo HI 04:50:48
100 Imelda Tamayo 34 F Hilo HI 04:50:54
101 Takuya Sakoda 21 M Hilo HI 04:51:49
102 Desiree Robinson 24 F Kailua Kona HI 04:51:51
103 Sage Barcia 17 M Keaau HI 04:52:06
104 Preston Sato 28 M Hilo HI 04:52:35
105 AARON MORITA 56 M HILO HI 04:54:49
106 Una Burns 47 F Ocean View HI 04:55:51
107 Jolene Hughes 49 F Keaau HI 04:56:01
108 Melanie Arakaki 40 F Hilo HI 04:56:02
109 Melissa Schad 35 F Papa’aloa HI 04:57:32
110 Charles Bostwick 55 M Mountain View HI 04:58:21
111 Gerd Weber 62 M Kailua-Kona HI 04:58:23
112 Darren Rosario 44 M Papaikou HI 04:59:58
113 Emma Gardner 26 F Kailua-Kona HI 05:01:56
114 Kimberly Furumo 53 F Hilo HI 05:03:07
115 Guy Toyama 41 M Kailua Kona HI 05:04:11
116 Alfred Doran 50 M Kailua Kona HI 05:04:16
117 Charlie Camacho 50 M Kailua kona HI 05:05:47
118 James Tuscany 58 M Hilo HI 05:06:08
119 Michael Karson 43 M Pahoa HI 05:06:41
120 Brent Meyer 43 M Hilo HI 05:06:52
121 Robert Taira 57 M Hilo HI 05:12:13
122 Kristina Sawaya 35 F Kailua-Kona HI 05:12:27
123 Diana Payne 50 F Captain Cook HI 05:13:29
124 EVA NANIOLE 56 F HILO HI 05:13:50
125 Les Martisko 67 M Pepeekeo HI 05:15:13
126 DAVID ESTESS 64 M KAILUA-KONA HI 05:15:24
127 Julia Crawford 53 F Kailua-Kona HI 05:15:27
128 Allison Sakoda 23 F Hilo HI 05:16:53
129 Kentaro Aoki 43 M Hilo HI 05:17:36
130 Tricia Wong 34 F Hilo HI 05:18:23
131 Anthony Nolta 59 M Hilo HI 05:21:01
132 Analani Kippen 49 F Kailua-Kona HI 05:21:26
133 Don Perea 45 M Hilo HI 05:23:49
134 Brian Collins 38 M Captain Cook HI 05:25:33
135 Mark Abril 58 M Hilo HI 05:25:55
136 Lani Manaytay 41 F Keaau HI 05:26:43
137 Dave Adachi 50 M Hilo HI 05:27:08
138 Kristin Delgado 27 F Kamuela HI 05:27:27
139 Shige Shibuya 43 M Kailua-Kona HI 05:27:28
140 Kevin Okumura 28 M Hilo HI 05:27:57
141 Sandra Shepherd 55 F Kailua Kona HI 05:31:17
142 Yoshiaki Makiura 40 M Kailua Kona HI 05:31:57
143 Janet Luh 60 F Keaau HI 05:32:18
144 Christian Hirayama 67 M Hilo HI 05:33:47
145 Kohei Yamazaki 31 M Hilo HI 05:34:08
146 Lynne Brauher 48 F Keaau HI 05:34:34
147 Misty Pacheco 32 F Hilo HI 05:35:55
148 Terry Kobayashi 58 M Hilo HI 05:35:59
149 Richard Meldrum 24 M Kealakekua HI 05:36:26
150 Allyson Schuckert 37 F Kamuela HI 05:36:34
151 James Gannon 64 M Holualoa HI 05:39:28
152 Herman Ishibashi 48 M Kailua  Kona HI 05:41:45
153 Eric Kuwana 37 M Hilo HI 05:43:49
154 Ellen Carvalho 53 F Waikoloa HI 05:45:35
155 Marcia Draeger 39 F Kailua kona HI 05:46:59
156 Heather Keamo 33 F Hilo HI 05:47:30
157 Julaine Keamo 37 F Hilo HI 05:47:31
158 Elaine Estess 55 F Kailua-Kona HI 05:47:34
159 DR. STAN FORTUNA JR. 64 M HILO HI 05:47:34
160 Rhonda Minardi 46 F Kona HI 05:49:24
161 Karen Marengi 55 F Kailua-kona HI 05:49:24
162 Jules Coenen 47 F Kailua-Kona HI 05:49:24
163 Megan C 25 F Captain Cook HI 05:50:53
164 David Spaulding 58 M Honaunau HI 05:51:16
165 Kyle Minemoto 22 M Hilo HI 05:51:23
166 Jono Perea 59 M Kailua kona HI 05:52:19
167 Monina Esguerra 43 F Kamuela HI 05:56:32
168 Stacey Dorn 48 F Kailua Kona HI 05:56:33
169 Calvin Dorn 56 M Kailua Kona HI 05:56:45
170 Matteo Belli 41 M Pahoa HI 05:56:58
171 Peter Cahill 54 M Honaunau HI 05:57:32
172 Isaac Akashi 62 M Keaau HI 06:00:26
173 Shunsuke Ouchi 30 M Kamuela HI 06:01:11
174 Elysia Yamamoto 30 F Kapaau HI 06:03:52
175 Zeny Eakins 38 F Hilo HI 06:04:04
176 Adriana Kruger Fouts 39 F Kailua-kona HI 06:07:51
177 Justina Wood 21 F Paauilo HI 06:09:20
178 Lisa Wood 51 F Paauilo HI 06:09:20
179 Joe Loschiavo 64 M Kamuela HI 06:11:22
180 Lionel Meyer 64 M Hilo HI 06:11:56
181 Lee Otani 57 F Hilo HI 06:12:55
182 Richard Otani 52 M Hilo HI 06:12:55
183 Lana Terwilliger 15 F Kailua Kona HI 06:18:28
184 Mayu Hido 20 F Hilo HI 06:18:38
185 LAURA BOLLMAN 61 F KAILUA KONA HI 06:20:08
186 Angela Gannon 61 F Holualoa HI 06:20:21
187 Dora Ramirez 52 F Kailua kona HI 06:20:29
188 Rosemary Taylor 59 F Kailua kona HI 06:20:45
189 Nicholas Tanaka 26 M Honolulu HI 06:26:34
190 Jennifer Gonzales 39 F Waikoloa HI 06:26:35
191 Dayna Middlesworth 35 F Hilo HI 06:27:22
192 Mai Shirahata 33 F Hilo HI 06:29:21
193 Jason Hamada 29 M Kailua Kona HI 06:35:27
194 Donald Taylor 65 M Captain cook HI 06:35:45
195 Hiroko Oyamada 28 F Hlo HI 06:36:43
196 Gary Capri 61 M Kailua Kona HI 06:37:41
197 Nancye Capri 56 F Kailua Kona HI 06:37:41
198 Elsie Dela Cruz 48 F Kapaau HI 06:45:01
199 Jadelyn Hoopai 46 F Kamuela HI 06:45:01
200 Donna Paulachak 49 F Hilo HI 06:45:27
201 Autumn Kippen 30 F Hilo HI 06:46:37
202 Asako Hatai 34 F Wainaku-Hilo HI 06:59:51
203 Naoyuki Kondo 18 M Hilo HI 07:03:58
204 Justin Musselman 39 M Hilo HI 07:09:38
205 Casandra Seid 32 F Waikoloa HI 07:13:28
206 Cindy Kuwana 35 F Hilo HI 07:15:40
207 Cheryl Kiefer 59 F Keaau HI 07:16:41
208 Liana Honda 52 F Paauilo HI 07:24:48
209 Lovi Acob 45 F Hilo HI 07:25:05
210 PATRICIA M DOYLE 50 F KAILUA KONA HI 07:37:20
211 SHELLY L JOHNSON 52 F KAILUA KONA HI 07:38:32
212 Jolee Reiswig 58 F Kailua Kona HI 07:38:56
213 Kim Schiff 53 F Kailua Kona HI 07:58:14
214 Arati Clarry 32 F Kamuela HI 08:01:24
215 Christopher Sohriakoff 35 M Kamuela HI 08:01:25
216 Janet Garcia 54 F Kailua Kona HI 08:04:42
217 Susan Yugawa 57 F Hilo HI 08:05:07
218 Linda Koreyasu 59 F Hilo HI 08:05:07
219 Cathi Yamanaka 61 F Hilo HI 08:05:55
220 Barbara Smith 22 F Hilo HI 08:05:55
221 Warren Matsuda 68 M Hilo HI 08:07:01
222 Bill Aquino 64 M Kailua-Kona HI 08:11:53
223 Mark Mangibin 39 M Hilo HI 08:20:53
224 Keiko Koki 40 F Hilo HI 08:33:01
225 Alaia Leighland 59 F Kailua Kona HI 08:44:06
226 Melvin Arai 63 M Hilo HI 09:09:34
227 Josh Choi 23 M Kailua kona HI 09:11:24
228 Tyler Plasman 18 M Kailua Kona HI 09:11:49
229 Jay Plasman 43 M Kailua Kona HI 09:11:49
230 Joe Belisario 50 M Kailua Kona HI 09:41:16

December 11, 2011 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Furumo Family Running Honolulu Marathon on Sunday

The Furumo Family, L to R, John, Paul, Norbert and Kim in the center

One of the biggest moments in my running life was when I decided to train for and run my first marathon, 26.2-miles, in Honolulu.

In the weeks leading up to the race I began having feelings of self-doubt as I questioned my training and ability to be able to go the entire twenty-six miles.

 The biggest moment came with the exhilaration at the finish line, with tears streaming down my face, as I conquered the marathon distance for the very first time.

Running my first marathon is something that I will always cherish and for Hilo’s Kim Furumo running her first Honolulu Marathon on December 13 will become even more memorable.

Furumo first began running after she had her first son in 1985.  “I only ran about 2 or 3 miles at a time and I was inconsistent about going out on a regular basis,” she said. “I would go months without running and then go back to it for a while, but eventually taper off again.”

Furumo, who is an assistant professor in the College of Business at the University of Hawaii at Hilo had a colleague (David Hammes) suggest that she should give running another try.

In October 2008 Furumo began running with a Sunday group and found herself coming back each week.  “The people in the group were so friendly and supportive that I kept coming back for Sunday runs,” she said.  “I probably would not have stuck with it if it had not been for Marie Kuramoto.  She has been a wonderful mentor and helped prepare me for my first half-marathon that I ran in Hilo this past March.”

Furumo’s success in finishing her half-marathon (13.1-miles) gave her the necessary confidence to set her sights higher, on wanting to complete a full marathon.

“When I first started out with this group I never thought I would run the marathon,” Furumo said.  “But each week as we went to coffee after running, I learned more and more about the process.  Marie (Kuramoto) kept telling me to drink more water.  Others told me to slow down and pace myself.  I started getting stronger and stronger and realized that maybe I could do it.”

Furumo’s confidence and excitement over running her first marathon spread to her family and soon her husband, Norbert, and two older sons, Paul and John, committed to joining her as all four will make their Honolulu Marathon debut this coming Sunday.

Furumo’s eldest son, John, 24, had thought about running a marathon in the past but didn’t seriously consider it until his mother got into running.  “Mom said she wanted to run the Honolulu Marathon in December and she asked if I wanted to give it a shot,” he said.  “I didn’t want to be outdone by my mom so I said I would.”

To prepare, John a student at UH Manoa, runs between 8 to 9 miles on most days and has logged a 14-miler as a long run.  “Since this is the first time for all of us to try a marathon I think it’s good that we are doing it as a family,” he said. 

“When I first started training I didn’t think I could even finish the race,” John Furumo said.  “My main goal was just to be able to run the whole thing without stopping.  Now that I’ve gotten in better shape I would like to be able to maintain a 10 minute per mile pace which amounts to 4 hours and 22 minutes race finish time.”

Paul Furumo is also studying at UH Manoa and the 22 year old has done a 20 miler as his long run.  “My brother and I live together so we kind of help each other stay motivated,” he said.  “We don’t really run together though because we are at different paces.  I also text my mom when I do long runs too and she tells me about some of her long runs.”

Paul has set four goals for his upcoming marathon, “I would like to get under 4 hours, even if its 3 hours 59 minutes,” he said.  “I’d also like to be able to run the whole race without stopping.  I want to sprint across the finish line and I want to beat my friend’s time.  He ran the Chicago Marathon in 4:21 and I told him about my first three goals and then said I was adding one more, beating him.”

“My husband Norbert cross trains and is a paddler with Keaukaha and plays in several basketball leagues,” Kim Furumo said.

“The four of us plan to start together but then we will split up as time goes on.  Whoever finishes first will be waiting at the finish line for the others.  That will give me incentive to finish as fast as I can,” she said.

Kim Furumo has prepared well for her first marathon as she has done a 20-miler on Sunday and on Tuesday and Thursdays she runs 10-miles.  Added to those three days is an occasional 3 miles worth of speed work on Wednesday or Friday.

“I would love to finish the race in 5 hours, but I’ve been told to not get my hopes up because anything can happen on race day – cramps, nausea, etc.,” she said.  “So I’m hoping the longest would be 5.5 hours.”

As with most sports running is primarily a mental game and a marathon can take its toll on those that aren’t prepared.  “Physically most people can do more than they ever expected if they start out slow and train consistently,” Kim Furumo said.  “But it gets hard to train when life gets crazy or when the rains come or when you get injured.  That’s when you really discover what you’re made of.  Running teaches you to persist in your goals.”

Perhaps the most memorable part of this experience for the Furumo family will come at the finish line.  “My husband and I are trying to set a good example of a healthy lifestyle for our children,” Kim Furumo said.

December 7, 2009 Posted by | Marathon Running, Profiles, Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , | 3 Comments