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EMS Hilo sets record number of participants in 2012

Mosch wins EMS 5K, Jaclynn Joyce photo

A record number, 934 people, laced up their sneakers early Sunday morning to participate in one of several races sponsored by the Hawaii Island Emergency Medical Services.

“I can’t even believe this many people would come out to show their support for our Fire Fighters,” an elated Jesse Ebersole said of the turnout.

Ebersole, a firefighter himself who has been involved with directing the race for all 12 years, has seen the event grow by leaps and bounds.

“I couldn’t possible put this event together without the great support of our volunteers,” Ebersole said

For the serious at heart there was a 3.1 mile run while casual walkers got to do a fitness 2 mile walk.  Both events started and finished at Liliuokalani Gardens and traversed over the Suisan Bridge following the magnificent Hilo Bay coast line before heading back.

   Much of proceeds raised from this year’s race will go to benefit the Greg Cameron Scholarship Fund.

   “Greg was a Fire Medical Specialist who recently passed away after battling cancer,” Ebersole said.  “He was an inspiration to those who knew him and this scholarship will focus on creating professional development opportunities for Hawaii Fire Department personnel.

   According to Ebersole a portion of the money raised with also go to Hospice of Hawaii Island.

   “We have raised over $70,000 for various individuals and organizations since hosting the EMS races,” Ebersole said.

   Prior to the event the Fire Department showcased two of its Emergency helicopters as both landed in the center of Liliuokalani Gardens while several Fire Trucks lined the entrance to the Gardens to begin the race.

  During the race it was a familiar face jumping out to an early lead.  Two time defending Big Island Interscholastic Federation, high school cross country champion, Chris Mosch lead from start to finish.

Mosch won his BIIF titles in 2010 & 2011 while attending Honokaa and is now attending the University of Oregon where he runs for a Club Team.

“I grabbed an early lead in the first 100 yards and was pretty much running by myself after that,” he said. 

Finishing in a time of 17 minutes and 30 seconds the former Dragon was never seriously challenged.

“It was fun running in the lead as I received lots of cheering on the way back,” he said of the out and back 3.1 mile course.  “It was also great weather for running as there was a steady drizzle and it remained overcast throughout.”

Mosch was chased by Hiromasa Veno who placed second in 17:51.  Followed by Nick Muragin, 18:11; Lyman Perry, 18:18; and Hilo High star Stephen Hunter, 5th overall, in 18:30.

Molly Schmelzle was the first woman to cross the finish line in 19:42, good enough for 14th overall, but couldn’t be located after the race for this interview.

Second woman was another prep star from Hilo High School in Carmen Garson-Shumway who clocked 21:34 and finished 27 overall.  Viking teammate Mehana Sabado-Halpern followed as the third woman, 29th place overall.

A Special Public Service Division award to recognize the top male and top female in public community service has been a tradition at the EMS 5K runs and two very familiar people, both from the same department, was again in the winner’s circle.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources crowned the top male and female from the same office and has bragging rights to the fastest 5K runners.

Lisa Hadway has won the Public Safety Division six times and Lyman Perry won his fourth.

“This isn’t my fastest time, 22:25, but I am getting older,” Hadway said of recently turning 40.

“I’m staying in pretty steady shape and 40 has been good to me.”

Hadway’s husband, Matthias Kusch a firefighter, finished just behind his wife in 26:11.  Second overall in the Public Safety Division was another firefighter, Kainoa Willey in 22:14.

“This was a great turnout to honor our brother, Greg Cameron.” Ebersole said.  “He helped us through the process, staying strong and enjoying life.  He will surely be missed.”

Related Links: https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2012/07/30/complete-results-from-hilo-ems-5k-run-held-729-2012/            https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2012/07/29/random-photos-of-hilos-ems-runwalk/

https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/ems-2-mile-walk-division-359-finish-the-walk/

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August 1, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 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

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

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