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Results from the Mana 10K road race

Former professional jockey, Jon Kunitake, finishes the 6.2-mile portion of the Mana race

1 Charlie Becerra 40-49     : 43 : 48
2 Art Morales 30-39     : 44 : 16
3 Melanie Aiona 30-39 1   : 45 : 00
4 Steve Hahn 30-39     : 45 : 54
5 Michael Hrynevych 40-49     : 47 : 42
6 Jim Gressard 40-49     : 47 : 51
7 Mark Noetzel 40-49     : 48 : 16
8 Jon Kunitake 60 & over     : 48 : 41
9 Dane Decker 60 & over     : 48 : 58
10 Patrick McLain 40-49     : 49 : 05
11 Andrea McTamaney 30-39 2   : 49 : 46
12 Jeff Richardson 40-49     : 49 : 54
13 Ellen Cordeiro 30-39 3   : 50 : 40
14 Tom Fratinardo 40-49     : 51 : 36
15 Renee Wilson 30-39 4   : 51 : 41
16 Jim Budde 60 & over     : 52 : 49
17 Shellie Note-Gressard 40-49 5   : 54 : 52
18 Bindi Wiernicki 30-39 6   : 55 : 17
19 Esra Lynch 40-49 7   : 55 : 20
20 Dawn Aiona 30-39 8   : 55 : 30
21 Riley Reardon 20-29 9   : 55 : 39
22 Sue Yeh 20-29 10   : 55 : 45
23 Nathan Cook 30-39     : 56 : 19
24 Lindsay Englund 20-29 11   : 56 : 42
25 Jennifer Richardson 30-39 12   : 56 : 46
26 Dawn Henry 40-49 13   : 58 : 10
27 Rob Van Geen 40-49     : 58 : 25
28 Jay Williams 50-59 14 1 : 00 : 23
29 Edgar Tuliao 40-49   1 : 01 : 58
30 Keola Wimbish 20-29   1 : 05 : 42
31 Laurie Ainslie 50-59 15 1 : 06 : 43
32 Lora Schlarb 40-49 16 1 : 06 : 58
33 Lori Delewski 40-49 17 1 : 06 : 59
34 Jan Hohenstein 50-59 18 1 : 07 : 18
35 Morgen Bahurinsky 60 & over 19 1 : 08 : 01
36 Vicky Akana 30-39 20 1 : 09 : 29
37 Anna Shigematsu 30-39 21 1 : 10 : 14
38 Lani Obina 50-59 22 1 : 11 : 20
39 Elsie Dela Cruz 40-49 23 1 : 13 : 12
40 Terrilyn Key 30-39 24 1 : 13 : 54
41 Caleb R Westfall 19 & under   1 : 18 : 52
42 Nancy Erger 50-59 25 1 : 18 : 53
43 Alice Humbert 50-59 26 1 : 19 : 02
44 Sean Akana 40-49   1 : 23 : 02
45 Lorenzo Guerpo 60 & over   1 : 25 : 05
46 Angela Thomas 50-59 27 1 : 44 : 17
47 Marcella McClelland 50-59 28 1 : 44 : 20
48 Curtis Haida 40-49   1 : 44 : 22

For the 10-mile results go to:  https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2010/08/11/volcanos-billy-barnett-wins-mana-10-miler/

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August 12, 2010 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Volcano’s Lyman Perry leads Big Islanders at Boston Marathon

Laupahoehoe's Alan Ryan at start of Boston Marathon

Lyman Perry

Seven Big Island residents traveled 5,000 miles to participate in the 114th running of the Boston Marathon, held on Monday.

   Volcano resident Lyman Perry turned in a stellar performance as the 43 year old clocked in at 2 hours 53 minutes and 42 seconds for 705th place out of more than 20,000 participants.

   “Not a bad day,” Perry said after the race.  “The weather was really good with a high overcast and the temperature reaching the mid 50’s.”

   This was Perry’s seventh appearance at Boston and he eclipsed his previous personal best Boston time of 2:54:01 set in 2006.

   Perry, who is originally from the New England area, had set his goals high in the months and weeks prior to the race as he had hoped to break the 2:50 barrier. 

   “I was training every morning in Volcano where the temperature was around 43 degrees and I was hoping that the weather here in Boston would be comparable,” he said.  “I was hoping to stay at a 6:30 per mile pace, but fell a little off and missed my goal.”

   Perry’s finished with a 6 minute 38 second per mile pace which was good enough for 66th place in his age division.

    “At my age running a marathon doesn’t get any easier,” Perry said.  “It was great being here and having my family see me run.”

    Laupahoehoe’s Alan Ryan had his own personal reason for making the pilgrimage to Boston.

   “I made the trip because the Boston Marathon is a very prestigious race,” Ryan said.  “Boston has a very long history and the fact that you have to qualify to run in it adds to its importance.”

   Ryan, along with Perry, Kamuela’s Michael Hrynevych, Keauhou’s Eric Neilsen, Kailua-Kona’s Kevin Murar and Gary Theriault with Hilo’s Barret Schlegelmilch were the seven finishers from the Big Island to have crossed the finish line of the 26.2-mile course.

   Schlegelmilch, a 2007 St. Joseph graduate, is the youngest of this year’s Big Island group and at age 20 has just completed his second Boston Marathon. Theriault, at age 55, was the Big Island’s oldest competitor to cross the finish line this year.

   “This was my third Boston,” Ryan said.  “Last year was my fastest, 2:51:41 and this year was  my slowest, 3:06:53.”

   Despite the slower time Ryan was still thrilled to be part of the oldest continuous marathon in the world.

   “The excitement of being in Boston before the marathon is unbelievable,” he said.  “I don’t think I’ll ever grow tired of that.  Then you add in the amenities that Hawaii runners have with the “Hawaii House” right at the starting line in Hopkinton.”

   Pete Thalmann and his family have been hosting Hawaii runners since 1996 and their house is within walking distance to the starting line.  The Thalmann family will host dozens of runners from the State of Hawaii each year which provides a relaxing setting prior to doing the race.

   “It’s a huge house that is warm and dry with many bathrooms and places to relax,” Ryan said.  “Then you walk out the front door and enter your starting corral minutes before the start.”

   One of Boston’s many alluring features is the crowd support and, according to Ryan, thousands of spectators line the entire 26.2 mile course.  In fact, Boston race officials estimate the crowd of spectators to exceed 1.5 million as they line every inch of the point to point course.

   “I was nursing a calf injury in the weeks prior to coming to Boston and I never really got in the necessary training miles to run a good race,” Ryan said.  “But a 3:06 is okay as it is another Boston qualifying time and it will allow me to come back next year to do it again.”

   Ryan’s next marathon will come in November when he returns to the East Coast to run in the New York City Marathon.

    Perry’s effort this year was the best among the six other Big Islanders running at 2:53:42, and was well ahead of Hrynevych’s 3:06:26 and Ryan’s 3:06:53.  Neilsen 3:15:19, Murar 3:16:06, Schlegelmilch 3:44:26, and Theriault 3:54:39 rounded out the Big Islands seven competitors listed on the Boston Marathon finisher’s web site.

   Kenya’s Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot won the race, setting a new Boston Marathon course record in the process, with his astonishing time of 2 hours 5 minutes and 52 seconds.

   Ethiopia’s Teyba Erkesso won the women’s division in 2:26:11.

   “Running in the Boston Marathon is a runners dream and I’ve been blessed to have done it seven times,” Perry said.

April 20, 2010 Posted by | Marathon Running | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wedemann’s Amazing Adventure

Fire Fighter, Joe Wedemann, goal setter and good friend

Fire Fighter, Joe Wedemann, goal setter and good friend

Dr. Joseph Murphy said, “Our subconscious mind can be compared to a garden – if we leave it unattended, the weeds will grow wild.”

    Setting goals in our everyday lives is a great destroyer of those “weeds” and helps us develop a healthy “garden.”

    Longtime friend and County of Hawaii Firefighter, Joe Wedemann, is a great example of a person that is constantly setting goals for himself and acting on them.

   I’ve known Wedemann from his humble days when he worked in the jewelry department at Liberty House that was once located in the Prince Kuhio Plaza.

   Wedemann set a goal then of making into the Fire Department and fulfilling a childhood dream.  This was no easy task for a man in his 30’s, at the time, but Wedemann persevered and overcame obstacles to make it.

   During his pre fire department days Wedemann recruited me to help him run his first marathon, a 26.2-mile effort, as we spent many weekends running from our homes in Paradise Park, out to the Mall, and back to HPP again.

   After achieving a series of successful marathons Wedemann set his sights on qualifying and then finishing, his first Ironman World Triathlon.  He has since completed three Ironman’s.

   So it was no surprise for me when I heard that this 40 something year old had decided to do a bike ride around the Big Island in a single day, a distance of 215 miles.

   Wedemann set his goal date for Father’s Day and had spent all his days off from the department to go on long rides in preparation for his adventure.

   Several of Wedemann’s friends volunteered to ride part of the way with him as they would provide support along the route.

   The group of five gathered at Hilo Bayfront on Father’s Day at 3 a.m. “We got rolling at 3:20 a.m. and started smelling the sweet smell of pancake syrup and bacon as we passed Ken’s Pancake House,” Wedemann said.

   “I was surprised to see so many cars in the parking lot of Ken’s.  The weather was nice all the way up to Glenwood where we were treated to some London style fog and a light drizzle as the sun attempted to break through.”

    Wedemann was joined initially by fellow riders Adam Busek, Jeremy Butts, Robert Van Geen and Michael Hrynevych.

    “We all stayed together to the 30 mile marker where we had a brief stop for water.  Jeremy (Butts) said aloha at that point as he planned on keeping us company to Volcano,” Wedemann said.

Working out on a stationary bike, Joe Wedemann is in picture perfect health
Working out on a stationary bike, Joe Wedemann is in picture perfect health

    Along the way Wedemann was joined by friend Mark Mangabin and Tanner Whitman who followed in a support vehicle as they supplied the water and nutrition for Wedemann and his friends.

    “Descending down from Pahala was pretty effortless until we reached Whittington Beach Park, just before Naalehu,” Wedemann said.

   Wedemann reached Naalehu around 7 a.m. and the decent from Volcano to Pahala would be the last real break of the day.

   “Once we got into Pahala it was getting pretty hot and the eventual steep hills began to separate the rest of the guys riding with me,” he said.

   At 125 miles Busek was the only rider left with Wedemann as the duo had ridden together up through Holualoa.  “Once we hit Palani Adam (Busek) left, as he was meeting his wife for lunch in Kailua.”

   Wedemann rode solo up to Waimea, all the while battling the high gust of winds most of the way uphill.

   “After a short bathroom break in Waimea, my friend, Alan Ryan joined me for the last 56 miles to Hilo.  At this point I was getting pretty tired.  Thank God the winds started to subside,” Wedemann said.

   Wedemann reached Hilo Bayfront at 6:30 p.m. just before the pouring rain.  “Thank God for giving me the strength, ability, motivation, and my wife (Veronica) who continues to surprise me with her loving support for me and my adventures,” Wedemann said after his amazing ride.

   I admire people with goals that keep raising the bar on themselves in an effort to enjoy life and to utilize their gifts to their fullest potential.

  “People with goals succeed because they know where they are going.  It’s as simple as that,” Earl Nightingale wrote.

  Joe Wedemann is just an average person with an amazing appetite to challenge himself far beyond what most of us would consider reasonable.

July 27, 2009 Posted by | Health and Fitness, Profiles | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

11 Big Islanders finish Boston Marathon

Hrynevych, Neilsen, Fuentes, Perry & Ryan were among 11 Big Island residents to run in the 113th Boston Marathon

Hrynevych, Neilsen, Fuentes, Perry & Ryan were among 11 Big Island residents to run in the 113th Boston Marathon

    Laupahoehoe’s Alan Ryan topped the list of eleven Big Island runners completing the Boston Marathon on Monday.

     Ryan, who had won the 2008 Kilauea Volcano Marathon, ran the Boston course in 2 hours 51 minutes and 41 seconds to finish in 552 overall out of 26,331 registered participants in the prestigious event.

    In December 2008 Ryan ran the Honolulu Marathon in 2:54:27 which qualified him to run in Boston.  This was only his second appearance in Bean Town where he ran in the 2007 race.

   Ryan’s trip was made possible through South Pacific Steel who sponsored the Laupahoehoe native’s appearance at Boston.

   “My sponsors have provided tremendous support in getting me to the races on my schedule.  The people at South Pacific Steel, Les, John and Nicole, have given me a golden opportunity to reach my full potential.  I would like to thank them and I feel that this avenue is a good way to do that,” Ryan said.

    Volcano’s Lyman Perry was second for Big Islanders clocking in at 2:50:01. “I had a really good day,” Perry said after the race.  “It was about 43 degrees at the start and it got windy as the day went on.  I thought it was a good day for running, although it was pretty cold.”

    Perry, who completed his sixth Boston Marathon, ran conservative during the first half of the race, clocking just under 1:30 at the mid-way point.  “I ran smart in the beginning and during the second half of the race was able to pass a lot of people,” he said.

    Originally from Boston, Perry was able to see his parents and sisters during the race, along with the more than 1.5 million spectators that lined the 26.2 mile course.

    “Running Boston is a wonderful experience that every runner should try at least once in their lifetime.  There is nothing like it as the crowds and the professional manner in which the race is organized is the best by far,” Perry said.

   The youngest Big Island finisher was Hilo’s Barret Schlegelmilch, age 19, who is a 2007 graduate of St. Joseph High School.

   Schlegelmilch, who attends UCLA, took the day off from school to run in Boston and he needed to fly out right after the race as not to miss classes on Tuesday.

   “I missed two lectures by being here today, but my professors were very supportive of my running Boston that they provided me with the notes from the classes I missed,” he said. 

   Schlegelmilch qualified to run Boston by doing the Seattle Marathon in November, finishing with a time of 3:10:52.  “I barely made the qualifying time by seven seconds,” he said.  “This was my eighth marathon and by far my favorite one.  The crowd was fantastic and running through Wellesley College was my favorite part.

   “I’d like to come back next year and every year thereafter as this as this is a fantastic event.  Next time I run Boston I’m going to stop and kiss one of the girls at Wellesley,” he said.

   Schlegelmilch did feel a little deceived by the Boston course map that was provided.  “I saw these little tiny bumps on the course map and they turned into huge hills,” he said.  “Next time I’ll know what to expect and I’m sure I’ll do better.”

    Hilo’s Cindy Fuke was impressed with running her first ever Boston and only her fifth total marathon.  “It was really nice doing this race.  The crowds were terrific and the city is absolutely beautiful,” she said.

   “I just wasn’t expecting it to be that cold and when we started running into the city there was a strong head wind.  It was a much tougher race than I thought it would be, but I think the cold and the wind had a lot to do with it being difficult,” Fuke said.

    Despite the wind and rain Fuke ran another Boston qualifying time by being under the required time for her gender and age of 3:50.

   “I don’t know if we’ll ever be able to come back as it is far from Hawaii and costly to travel, but we are certainly enjoying every bit of this trip,” Fuke said.

   Waimea’s Michael Hrynevych went into Boston with serious reservations about running the race as he had twisted his left knee in January which caused him to cut back on his training.

   “My expectation going into the race was not high as I had hoped to run under 3:30,” he said.  “During the race the knee didn’t hurt, but I still ran conservatively hitting the half-way point just under 1:32,” Hrynevych said.

   “I wasn’t as race prepared as I would have been and in some ways I feel I cheated on this marathon,” he said.  Despite his self-criticism Hrynevych was still able to finish in 3:13, just two minutes slower than his best time at Boston.

   “The knee is a little swollen right now,” and I’m taking some Ibuprofen for it, but all in all it’s been a good day with no blisters and no chaffing,” Hrynevych said.

    Hilo physicians Aaron Morita and Harvey Nakamura ran their first Boston Marathon using a Continuing Medical Education (CME) exemption to get into the race.

   “It was a great race with good community support and a tremendous way to see portions of Massachusetts,” Morita said.

   “I pushed myself too hard in the beginning and by the time I hit Heartbreak Hill, it lived up to its name,” he said.

    Morita wore a singlet over a long sleeve shirt during the race which had the word “HILO” on the back and he wrote “Aaron from Hawaii” on the front.  “Many people yelled my name and said aloha which was fun for me,” Morita said.

   “It was a great race and afterwards I got a finisher’s medal which made it even more special,” he said.  On Tuesday Morita flies out to Philadelphia where he will be taking another CME course on Wednesday before heading back to Hilo.

   The overall winners at Boston were Deriba Merga of Ethiopia for the men in 2:08:42 and Salina Kosgei of Kenya for the women in 2:32:16.  American Ryan Hall finished third overall in 2:09:40 while Kara Goucher of the US also claimed third for the women in 2:32:25.

Big Island Runners Completing the Boston Marathon

 

 

 

 

Broderick, Stacia

31

F

Kamuela    3:51:54

 

Fuentes, Carlos

55

M

Waikoloa   3:25:05

 

Fuke, Cindy

40

F

Hilo           3:48:37

 

Hrynevych, Michael

44

M

Kamuela    3:13:32

Morita, Aaron H.

54

M

Hilo      5:13:42

 

Nakamura, Harvey T.

60

M

Hilo      4:20:59

 

Neilsen, Eric

43

M

Kailua-Kona3:15:52

 

Pavao, Steven G.

 

52

M     Hilo 3:43:14

 

 

Perry, Lyman

42

M

Volcano 2:59:01

 

Ryan, Alan

38

M

Laupahoehoe

 

Schlegelmilch, Barret

19

M

Hilo 3:34:02

 

 

April 21, 2009 Posted by | Events, Health and Fitness, Marathon Running | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Big Islanders Running Boston Marathon

Volcano resident, Lyman Perry, at mile 20 of the Boston Marathon

Volcano resident, Lyman Perry, at mile 20 of the Boston Marathon

The following 12 Hawaii Island residents will be running in the 113th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 20.

15691

Broderick, Stacia

31

F

Kamuela

9341

Fuentes, Carlos

55

M

Waikoloa

18045

Fuke, Cindy

40

F

Hilo

3282

Hrynevych, Michael

44

M

Kamuela

23653

Morita, Aaron H.

54

M

Hilo

23654

Nakamura, Harvey T.

60

M

Hilo

1685

Neilsen, Eric

43

M

Kailua-Kona

6688

Pappas, Benjamin J.

38

M

Hakalau

12519

Pavao, Steven G.

52

M

Hilo

HI

2717

Perry, Lyman

42

M

Volcano

1936

Ryan, Alan

38

M

Laupahoehoe

5692

Schlegelmilch, Barret W.

19

M

Hilo

                       

 

April 17, 2009 Posted by | Health and Fitness, Marathon Running | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment