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Results from Veterans Day Run – top 75

Hunter  Stephen 17:33
Langtry Andrew 17:58
De Rego Gabriel 20:20
Sato Dyson 20:22
Grady Pam 20:38
Rosario Heather 21:28
Sakai  Dean 21:32
Ibarra Ray 21:38
Hylas John 21:47
Rosario Nathaniel 21:59
Phumage Victoria 22:00
Hose Uriah 22:02
Hunter  Lory 22:04
Okumura Kevin 23:11
LaBrie Colbie 23:26
Busek Adam 23:32
Yamada Roy  23:35
Freitas Kelly 23:37
Blinn DJ 24:07:00
Kanashiro Harris 24:43:00
Belcher Robert 24:45:00
Funai Kaitlyn 25:35:00
Bean Nina 25:35:00
Swanson Jesse 25:40:00
Truesdell Joel 25:55:00
Ayceo Ryan  26:23:00
Spina Catherine 26:24:00
Thero Firmin 26:36:00
Nagai Dennis 26:51:00
Wedemann Veroonica 27:05:00
Wedemann Joe 27:06:00
Nolta Anthony 27:16:00
O’Connell Tim 27:19:00
Nakamura Dana 27:32:00
Ayceo Raymond 27:49:00
Balderas Jennifer 29:08:00
Yamada Gerald 29:30.0
Sur Peter 29:31:00
Tamada Wendy 29:32:00
Vicente Adrel 29:33:00
Pavao Steve 29:34:00
Miamgtry Andrew 29:34:00
Decleene Therese 29:34:00
York Alvin 29:52:00
Jack Kaleo 30:25:00
Tagawa Lynn 30:31:00
Ahuna’Leong Muriel 30:51:00
England Stacy 31:32:00
Cabarloc Reyn 31:42:00
Adachi Dave 31:42:00
Kay’Wong Lucas 31:53:00
Kay’Wong Alex 31:54:00
Shigeoka Dennis 32:12:00
Morita -Zen Amanda 32:23:00
Morita  Aaron 32:29:00
Tagawa Miles 32:41:00
Swanson Suzanne 32:49:00
Rosario Josaih 32:49:00
Rosario Naomi 32:50:00
Faulknew Lisa 32:55:00
Quitoriano John 34:06:00
Ahu Kaala 34:24:00
Takei Lance 36:43:00
Wegner Herb 37:17:00
Arceo Ethan 37:19:00
Arceo Michelle 37:19:00
Rosario Missy 37:24:00
Wong-Yuen Chelsea 38:16:00
Ahu Wendy 39:38:00
Kuramoto Marie 39:42:00
Inouye Eric 39:42:00
Jose Tiana 40:33:00
Domingo Kalana 40:33:00
Hanson Paul 40:35:00
Makua  Malcom 41:04:00

November 13, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Malcolm Makua making great strides

Malcolm Makua is out running again

    It was great seeing Malcolm Makua running in the 3.1-mile fun/run hosted by the County’s EMS on Memorial Day.

    For a few months Makua was absent from the running scene as he had developed an unexpected medical problem that brought some uncertainty into his life.

   On December 29, while out on an 8.5 mile run Makua encountered a frightful experience.  “I had just passed 5-miles when I just couldn’t run anymore,” he said.  “My mind said to continue but my body refused to go any further.”

   Makua remembers feeling very sick as he walked the rest of the way home.  Once home a 911 call was made and he was on his way to the Hilo Medical Center.

  “They found my heart rate racing over 200 beats per minute,” Makua said.  “The medical staff made a decision to use medication to bring my heart rate back to normal and the next day I was transferred to Tripler Army Medical Center for further testing.”

   Once at Tripler a cardiologist performed a cardiac catheterization.  “The doctor told me the bad news was like an old house where the plumbing over time gets clogged,” Makua said.  “But the good news is that my years of running had made my arteries unusually larger than normal.”

   Makua was to be transferred again, this time to Straub Clinic and Hospital, where an Electro cardiologist performed a heart ablation to the ventricle.   

   Within two months Makua was walking regularly up to 3-miles a day.  “Then the unthinkable happened,” he said.  “I was sitting at home in front of the computer, checking my blood pressure with a home monitor, when it would not register.”

  A quick physical check found Makua’s heart rate elevated and in fibrillation, an immediate trip to Hilo Medical Center was scheduled.   A doctor at the hospital performed electro cardio version to bring the heart into rhythm which worked.

  Makua began working his way up to where he was before encountering his fibrillation problems.  “I had a lot of confidence that the medication that I received in Honolulu, backed up by a defibrillator, would allow me to live a normal life again,” Makua said.

  After a short rest Makua was back on the road walking 3-miles daily.  “I may not run the Big Island Marathon this year,” he thought to himself, “but I plan to recover from my medical condition and do the race one day in the future.”

   Makua knew that he needed to take his recovery slowly and to work his way up to where he would feel comfortable and confident about his situation.

   “I was having high hopes of a good recovery when my world began to crumble in March as I was having another relapse,” he said.

   Now in the hospital for a third time in three months Makua’s heart rate was brought into a normal rhythm through the use of medication.  Besides the usual medications for arrhythmia Makua is also required to take 81 mg. of aspirin daily.

   “Right now I’m fine with a heart rate where it should be and blood pressure like I’m a 20 year old,” Makua said.  “The side effect from the medications is that I get a slight dizziness whenever I stand.”

   Through it all Makua is grateful for one thing and that is that he stayed in shape and was healthy going into it all.

   “Throughout this entire trauma I heard the doctors and nurses say that if it had not been for my good health things could have been worse and recovery slower,” Makua said.

   “I believe in staying in good health and it requires us to do our part by being active in any form of exercise,” Makua said.  “I watched a Tai-Chi master being interviewed and at the end he was asked if he had anything personal to share with the television audience and he said ‘whether the correct form or incorrect form of tai-chi, most important is, do tai-chi.”

   The moral of what Makua is sharing with the Big Dog readers is that it isn’t important what physical exercises you do, what is important is to do something, everyday to improve your health.

   “We should all be doing aerobics, or surfing, or kayaking or walking to improve our health,” Makua said.

   Makua was born in Honolulu and grew up in Hilo, served in the U.S. Army and worked with the U.S. Postal Service before returning to Keaukaha in 1999.

   “I weighed about 200 pounds when we moved back to the Big Island and I began to make a serious effort to lose weight and improve my health,” he said.

   Running was part of Makua’s daily life style in the Army, but when he got out he did very little running or exercise until he looked at himself in the mirror and saw his health going downhill.

  Today Makua is walking 4.5 miles five days a week, running 5K (3.1-miles) once a week and he recently joined an aerobic class two days per week.

   “There is no doubt that staying in good physical health helped me during those 911 calls,” Makua said.  I did not have the severe trauma associated with heart fibrillation and my recovery was surprisingly quick.”

July 19, 2010 Posted by | Profiles | , , , , | 5 Comments

Army Birthday 5K run/walk results from Hilo event

Photo of Warrior 3-miler. Results posted is of Army Birthday 5K

AMARAL, DUSTIN 136 28.57.63
AMES, CANDACE 123 1.00.20.34 
ANDRADE-SPENCER, PATTI 119 1.02.55.97
ARMSTRONG, JAMES 10 43.05.98
AYSON, GINO 21 22.48.94 
BANKS, DONNA 120 1.02.55.02
BIELMANN, JESSE 19 21.17.23
BREAR, JOHN 23 22.40.41 
BROOKS, CHARLES 137 50.54.01
BROOMELL, GABRIEL 17 28.23.60
CHOCK-DAGUIO, KATELYNN 110 54.00.33
CLARIN, LIEZEL 117 58.04.33
CONARTON, CHE 113 58.02.88
CONNELLY, JOHN 140 1.02.34.35
COOKE, MILLIE 29 28.06.23
CUNNINGHAM, DARIA 106 33.51.85
DAVIS, JAZZIRAE 32 35.13.24
DESILVA, MABEL 121 59.06.90
DEVILLE, DARLA 111 52.44.36
ERICKSON, JOHN 15 28.27.03
FAPIANO, LUSIAROSE 116 1.00.07.86
FAPIANO-LORENZO, ANA-MALIA 115 1.00.06.99
FREITAS, KELLY 9 24.38.59
FUATA, BENEDICT 2 41.24.46
FUNAI, ERIC 128 45.03.78
FUNAI, JESSICA 101 50.46.09
GAMUROT-BROWN, ERBIN 53 23.41.83 
GRANT, KAWIKA 138 51.24.55
GUENTHOER, JAMES 126 27.56.17
HIRATA, ETHAN 25 49.05.07
HOLLEY, SIMON 141 55.29.45
HOLLEY, TERI 112 55.21.73
HUNTER, LORY 34 22.57.23
HUNTER, STEPHEN 51 24.10.15 
IMAI, JAMIE 135 1 07 14 11
IMAI, STACIE 108 1.07.15.78
KATO, EMMA 118 1.00.19.27
KELAU-SPEGAR, DONNA 26 52.21.67
KURAMOTO, MARIE 107 34.06.76
LOZANO, ZORBA 16 23.45.65
MAKUA, BETTY 109 41.39.33
MAKUA, MALCOLM 14 41.10.07
MARQUEZ, CHEVIS 129 50.33.02
MARQUEZ, KAYLEE 102 1.00.58.85
MIYASHIRO, STEWART 3 21.03.56
MIZUBA, RAY 130 1.00.31.15
MOORE, BILL 132 42.42.61
MYRIANTHIS, CAROL 114 57.46.18
NE, ALBERT 8 31.13.43
OKAMURA, KEVIN 11 24.42.44
OKUYAMA, JUSTIN 13 24.53.29
PALMERSTON, DAWN 35 33.29.09
PALMERSTON, MICHAEL JR 52 33.30.33
PALTIN, SAMUEL 134 57.47.24
PEDERSEN, MEHAN 105 1.01.07.86
PEDERSEN, TORREY 133 1.01.09.73
PIANO, MALIA 31 35.14.09
PUKAHI, LEAH 33 34.33.60
RAFFIPIY, DAYLEN 6 30.26.54
RAFFIPIY, KAAI 7 40.58.12
RAFFIPIY, MARCIE 103 26.19.17 
RAFFIPIY, RYANNE 27 1.00.43.84
RAFFIPIY, THOMAS 5 1.00.46.80
ROBERTS, MARCUS 24 49.04.05
RYAN, ALAN 22 19.39.14
SANTIAGO, GREG 131 46.39.97
SHIGEOKA, DENNIS 12 33.32.78
SOARES, NATHEL 20 26.50.07
TAM, KEAOPUA 28 34.28.28
TANIMOTO, VIOLET 30 57.48.54
TELLIO, JARED 139 54.01.83
TROUTMAN, MARY 122 59.04.69
YANO, ALLISON 4 41.17.63

June 12, 2010 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BIRR Post Thanksgiving run/walk Results

BIRR president, Greg Lum Ho, addresses a group of runners prior to start of a fun run/walk

A sparse group attended this mornings (Saturday’s) Big Island Road Runners 5K run/walk at Coconut Island.

According to club president, Greg Lum Ho, the low numbers may have been a result of miscommunication as the BIRR schedule had the event slated for tomorrow morning.

Lum Ho will return to the Coconut Island parking area on Sunday morning, “in case some people show up,” Lum Ho said.

Following is the list and times of the 18 people that crossed the finish line Saturday  that was provided by Lum Ho:

1 Justin Pang 19:08
2 James Yoshimoto 19:44
3 Steve Pavao 20:00
4 Stewart Miyashiro 20:11
5 Shalila de Bourmont 21:59
6 Justin Kunkle 22:03
7 Heidi Frei 23:20
8 Jim Tuscany 23:449 
9 Roy Yamaha 24:23
10 dean Alip 24:29
11 ester Kanehailua 25:57
12 BIG DOG 25:58
13 Dayson Alip 27:01
14 Kelly Freitas 27:11
15 Gilbert Bailado 30:48
16 matt Lum 32:37
17 Malcolm Makua 32:37
18 Susan O’Neill 1:03:29

For questions about upcoming BIRR events contact Lum Ho at: 987-5224 or kahakuokahale@msn.com

ON SUNDAY MORE RUNNERS SHOWED UP:  RESULTS LISTED BELOW:

1 choy bacor 20:24
2 john hylas 20:25
3 steve pavao 21:37
4 cody walker 22:03
5 saya baker 23:04
6 pete hill 23:24
7 arjun clarry 24:42
8 dj blinn 25:24
9 casey chai 25:41
10 daysan matsuda 25:43
11 mahina lui-kwan 26:05 (first female)
12 charles broswick 26:57
13 jacob elarco 27:03
14 ken yoshitomi 27:06
15 max shimamoto 27:08
16 david duvoisin 28:17
17 dylan loi 28:55
18 sheila cadaoas 29:03 (second female)
19 alexandria burman 29:31 (third female)
20 nancy hill 29:32
21 matthew coglan 30:50
22 elijah pung 30:50
23 nani lancaster 30:50
24 malcolm makua 31:13
25 josh hoomanawanui 31:29
26 zachary okumoto 36:49
27 steven robello 37:51
28 michelle macanas 39:35
29 cedrick robert 40:40
30 maicah keawe 40:41
31 kawika kekaualua 43:28
32 david robello 44:52
33 kawehi kanoho 45:02
34 leezah inamine 46:18
35 ashly deguzman-h 46:18
36 jessie mata 49:20
37 carle mata 49:20
38 kaimiloa yoshida 57:03
39 kalena zimmerman 57:03
40 dady dumaguin 57:03
41 dustin delima 57:03
42 micah ahar 57:03
43 iwalani koili 57:03
44 lauren siboryton 57:03
45 kuulei kramer 57:03
46 dalen nakooka 57:59
47 pii miller 58:03
48 carteon soung 58:04
49 kim palea 58:07
50 kenson wagner 1:02:02
51 christian saragosa 1:02:02
52 saesha bohol-perez 1:04:02
53 kawelina gomes 1:04:02
54 jennifer park 1:05:02
55 alana matsuoka 1:05:02

November 28, 2009 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments