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Ka’u Family Fun Fest complete race results

Ka’u Family Fun Fest – 6/10/2011 Naalehu, HI Results Event 1 Mixed 5000 Meter Run ===============================================================

 Name Age Finals ===================================================

 Finals 1 Perry, Lyman M44 19:28.26 2 Halford, Jackson M16 20:09.59 3 Beatty, Ben M14 23:49.72 4 Hycas, John M53 25:23.60 5 Beatty, Kiyena W11 26:33.18 6 Ibarra, Ray M56 26:48.72 7 Rowe, Julia W37 29:01.44 8 Donovan, Patrick M64 29:42.02 9 Gorges, Bryan M26 32:12.94 10 Garcia, Andrew M15 33:49.45 11 Ebert, Andrew M8 34:16.17 12 Yoder, Anna W33 34:55.75 13 Travis, Jaylynn W23 35:10.95 14 Teves, Kaikea M29 35:39.05 15 unk, unk W 35:40.39 16 Banana, Anna W53 35:52.04 17 Ebert, Alison W38 41:07.31 18 Moses, Makela M13 42:30.32 19 Darr, Terri W56 42:37.75 20 Darr, Kevin M61 42:39.70 21 Ross, Sarito W63 42:48.54 22 Ebert, Anna W11 43:45.07 23 Wong yuen, Haddon M46 44:41.35 24 Mueller, Christian M11 45:56.35 25 Mueller, Karl M42 46:01.90 26 Espejo, Noel M59 46:06.18 27 Jardine, Sandy W14 46:40.39 28 Rae, Del W37 47:53.18 29 Donaugh, Doede W40 47:54.05 30 Moses, Miki W17 49:07.73 31 McIntosh, Crystal W26 51:53.86 32 Woods, Christine W57 53:19.59 33 Abaya, Maija W47 54:01.78 34 Moses, Le’a W20 56:10.58 35 Beauchan, Sharon W42 57:16.81 36 Marino, Raenette W48 57:17.97 37 Belin, Buffy W40 57:21.59 38 Baji Sr, Wade M46 57:23.92 39 Baji, Cynthia W46 57:36.69 40 Kawaauhau, Stephanie W40 57:38.12 41 Natividad, Rebecca W43 57:48.44 42 Soriano, BJ W53 1:02:07.92 43 Correa, Adeline W56 1:02:08.38 44 Strauss, Keala W7 1:03:05.05 45 Strauss, Kade M11 1:03:57.18 46 Strauss, Paul M62 1:04:10.76 47 Strauss, Donna W62 1:04:11.25 48 Velez, Charnalisa W10 1:08:32.43 49 Barcena, Jolisa W27 1:08:46.08 50 unk2, unk2 W 1:22:54.21 51 Masters, Marcia W63 1:22:55.40 52 Alley, Mary W60 1:22:55.40 Event 2 Mixed 10000 Meter Run ==============================================================

 Name Age Finals ==============================================

1 Gusarchuk, Sasha W25 55:12.11 2 Johnson, Daniel M34 55:13.07 3 Ferreira, Jason M34 58:23.81 4 Russell, Faith W15 1:06:51.28 5 Natividad, Jeffrey M48 1:06:54.55 6 Anderson, Brittany W28 1:12:44.90 7 Anderson, Bodhi M35 1:12:45.43 8 Roddy, John M60 1:18:46.84 9 Aiona, Dawn W37 1:19:55.06 10 Aiona, William M41 1:19:55.91 11 Camba, Kelcie W23 1:22:09.87 12 Moses, Raylene W47 1:29:10.22 13 Moses, Glenn M49 1:30:20.18 14 Davis, Wendy W56 1:31:38.34 15 Roddy, Jaime W28 1:38:18.24 16 Roddy, Charleen W61 1:45:23.76 17 Kim, Dongshil W52 1:47:52.94 18 Kim, Sanghoon M51 1:47:53.91 Event 3 Mixed Half Marathon ==============================================================

 Name Age Finals =================================================

 1 Sullivan, Michael M30 1:32:03.29 2 Ebert, Ronald M36 1:35:23.89 3 Pavao, Steven M54 1:41:02.16 4 Babas, Ferdinand M39 1:43:05.64 5 Yates, Jarred M31 1:48:41.60 6 Hiraki, Steven M31 1:53:37.36 7 Tsukamoto, Deen M52 1:53:55.78 8 Ramrez, Raul M46 1:59:59.86 9 Bishop, Joyce W50 2:00:22.19 10 Hank, James M50 2:01:27.84 11 Rivera, Merceda W27 2:05:40.62 12 Sturm, Dene W47 2:09:24.79 13 Tollett, Billy M28 2:09:57.89 14 Quintero, Leah W38 2:10:35.28 15 Englunel, Lindsay W27 2:12:27.40 16 Mansfield, Alison W29 2:12:37.62 17 Langtry, Andrew M49 2:13:05.93 18 Arzaga, Rudy M34 2:17:42.59 19 Kunitake, Jon M68 2:21:03.66 20 Wong yuen, Donna W48 2:21:24.14 21 Murphy, Maggie W59 2:22:33.63 22 Rivera, Ruth W55 2:23:46.30 23 Rivera, Froilan M59 2:23:47.17 24 Fortuna, Stan M63 2:26:49.17 25 Nakasone, Harvey M51 2:27:18.28 26 Kimball, Sandra W45 2:27:55.56 27 Tsukamoto, Alicia W27 2:31:49.09 28 Kim, Jaehee W26 2:33:08.80 29 Sleightholm, Trudy W33 2:36:23.98 30 Mochida, Summer W33 2:36:24.50 31 Brauher, Lynne W47 2:39:21.60 32 Naboa, Eldridge M33 2:44:24.38 33 Pukahi, Leah W33 2:54:06.06


June 14, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Patrick Donovan staying in shape in Paradise

Pat Donovan & Family

Often times in life people will intermingle important dates with other memorable events which makes for a super special occasion.

Such was the case with Patrick Donovan and his wife, Fran, when they decided to celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary.

“I ran my first marathon in Dublin, Ireland in 1995,” Donovan said.  “I wanted to combine our anniversary with doing my first 26.2 mile run, but my wife always reminds me of which one is the more important.”

It takes a special spouse to be supportive of someone that is heavily involved in running and Donovan was quick to point out that his wife has always been there for him in their 30 years of marriage.

“She never complained when I’d head out at 8 p.m. on a winter night for a 6 mile run or when I’d go off on a 200 mile roundtrip drive to do a 5K race,” he said.

Donovan is a 64 year old, retired mail handler from Providence Rhode Island who moved to the Big Island last year to retire in paradise.

“I realized that as I was approaching 60 that I had never spent a winter in a warm place,” Donovan said.  “We visited Hilo in the late ’90 when I ran the Hilo Marathon and I knew that this was the place where we belonged.”

Donovan waited until his children were done with college before retiring and moving to East Hawai’i where they are currently building a home in Hawaiian Paradise Park.

Growing up on the East Coast, Donovan only dabbled in sports, playing Little League baseball and taking a swing for few years out on the golf course as a teenager.

It wasn’t until age 45 that Donovan laced up his shoes and began a regular running program.

“My only regret in life is that I didn’t start running when I was younger, as I think I would have been pretty good,” he said.

Donovan has tried to make up for lost time and has participated in races from the 5K to 15 and 20 milers, along with marathons and ultra marathons (distance usually ranging from 31 miles or more).

His longest continuous run was from the North-South Trail in Rhode Island to the Mass./R.I. state line and down to the ocean in Charlestown, a distance of 75 miles.

“I did that long distance run by myself and it was great,” Donovan said.

Donovan’s favorite race was when he ran in the 2000 Belfast Marathon with his older daughter.

“My fastest running time is 3 hours 28 minutes for a marathon and 8 hours 24 minutes for a 50 miler,” he said.

During his 50’s Donovan was able to clock a 40 minute 46 second 10K (6.2 miles) and 19:35 for a 5K (3.1 miles).

“I had about 5 years during my 50’s when I was running with times that I was really happy with,” he said.  “Now that I’m in my 60’s I’m just happy that I’m out there.”

Age has also taken a slight toll on Donovan’s ability to run those long distances as he has cut back on his weekly mileage.

“My mileage is no longer anything to speak of,” he said.  “I’m happy just finishing 5K’s and find that 10K’s are quite challenging to me now.”

Donovan continues to maintain a healthy diet, something that has stayed with him since age 20.

“In spite of having a sweet tooth, or maybe because of it, I’ve tried to eat the good things ever since learning about nutrition,” he said.

“These days it’s almost more about not succumbing to the barrage of junk food we’re subjected to than anything else.  If I had to recommend a diet to someone, it would begin with plain yogurt.”

Donovan believes in the value of ‘real’ yogurt and will eat the ‘real deal’ at least once a day, preferably with fruit.

“I believe that yogurt is the magical food substance and I will also eat lots of fresh fish and take a multivitamin,” Donovan said.  “Don’t smoke or drink and see a dentist on a regular bases.”

At least once per week you can find Donovan somewhere in Volcano or up at Saddle Road doing altitude runs.

“Recently I ran from the top of the Mauna Loa access road up to the 8000 foot marker and had a great time,” Donovan said.

And why does Pat Donovan continue to push himself in his mid 60’s?

“Exercise is important because the physical and the mental are intertwined,” he said.  “I love being outside and I get itchy and twitchy without exercise as I start feeling low and my outlook and attitude change if I don’t get to exercise.”

Donovan also closely watches his weight, weighing himself daily to insure he is not putting any extra pounds on.

“If I gain weight, even it’s only a pound or two, that’s a bummer, and I will do something immediately to get back to my normal weight.”

Donovan also has an interesting outlook on health and fitness as he ages gracefully.

“My mantra is that 90 percent of success is just showing up,” he said.  “I will keep up with the trail running as I believe it to be fun and will often tell people that I’m not just running, I’m exploring.”

The most interesting thing about regular physical exercise is that as we age we maintain a healthy, youthful vigor, especially from out counterparts who fail to exercise.

“It’s not that we look so young, it’s that everyone else our age looks so old,” Donovan said.  “Exercise helps keep us young.”

And someday should you happen to see a youthful senior doing a jog along the back roads of East Hawai’i remember to smile, say “woof” and never shy away from “Running with the Big Dog.”

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May 23, 2011 Posted by | Profiles | , , , , | Leave a comment