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Wedeman Memorial 5-mile results and photos

BIRR hosted 5-mile event in honor of Emily Wedeman

 Big Island Road Runners            Emily Wedemann Memorial 5-Miler              April 10, 2010          Coconut Island, 8am

Place Name Division Female Time
1 Lyman Perry 40-49     : 29 : 37
2 Steve Pavao 50-59     : 34 : 02
3 Sally Marrack 30-39 1   : 35 : 44
4 Tchad-Tu Henderson 30-39     : 36 : 07
5 D.J. Blinn 60 & over     : 37 : 12
6 Paul Booth 40-49     : 37 : 13
7 Jim Tuscany 50-59     : 39 : 53
8 Joe Wedemann 40-49     : 40 : 35
9 Bill Hubbard 50-59     : 40 : 52
10 Tom Fratinardo 40-49     : 41 : 15
11 Big Dog 60 & over     : 41 : 29
12 Kelly Freitas 50-59     : 41 : 32
13 Disqualified       :   :  
14 Kim Rojo 30-39 2   : 42 : 35
15 Mason Waugh 1-19     : 42 : 35
16 Robert Belcher 50-59     : 42 : 41
17 Charlie Bostwick 50-59     : 44 : 43
18 Kaopua Sutton 1-19 3   : 47 : 55
19 Sydney Brady 1-19 4   : 51 : 59
20 Cheryl Ben-Brady 50-59 5   : 51 : 59
21 Betty Ben 60 & over 6   : 52 : 38
22 Chance Batacan 1-19     : 53 : 46
23 Tehani Sewell 1-19 7   : 54   18
24 Dylan Loo 1-19   1 : 04 : 38
25 Sara Kim 1-19 8 1 : 06 : 13
26 La’i Matsuyama 1-19   1 : 06 : 57
27 Ikaika Vivas 1-19   1 : 11 : 31
28 Keli’i Ioane 1-19   1 : 15 : 54
29 Max Shimamoto 1-19   1 : 15 : 55
30 Chloe Kaeo 1-19 9 1 : 19 : 59
31 Thomas Kackley 1-19   1 : 19 : 59
32 Makia Laeha 1-19   1 : 20 : 01

 

Winners Sally Marrick and Lyman Perry with host Joe Wedemann in center

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April 16, 2010 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Perry, Marrick win Wedeman Memorial 5-miler

Sally Marrick and Lyman Perry clown around with host Joe Wedemann following 5-mile event

    “What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal,” Albert Pike wrote.

   Pike’s words captured the essence of what volunteers give to their community.  Each year thousands of Big Island residents give of their time, in a variety of ways, to help others.

   Numerous organizations exist simply to lend a helping hand to our community and to those who are less fortunate.

   This past Saturday the Big Island Road Runners held their fourth annual Emily Wedeman Memorial 5-mile run to honor a woman that gave unselfishly to the running community.

   “One of her biggest passions in Hawaii was volunteering at the fun runs and cheering everyone on,” son Joseph Wedemann said.  “She helped out with T-shirts at the Big Island Marathon and everything from registration to bringing baked goods for the fun runs.  I think it made her feel important and needed.”

  Wedemann was on hand Saturday morning and said a few words of appreciation to the BIRR members and participants prior to the race.

  At the 8 am start it was Volcano’s Lyman Perry jumping out to the early lead as he increased the margin with every mile.

   Perry, who is preparing to run in the prestigious Boston Marathon on April 19, was out to keep a sub 6-minute per mile pace with no one around to keep up with him.

   “I was just trying to get in a good workout,” Perry said after the race.  “I wanted to get in a fast series of sub 6-minute miles prior to leaving for Boston on Wednesday.

   Perry accomplished his mission and clocked in with a winning 5-mile time of 29 minutes and 37 seconds.

    “This will be my seventh Boston Marathon and it is a home coming of sorts for me as my family lives in the Boston area,” he said.  “Today I felt good and strong, but it was difficult running alone.”

   Trailing Perry, and in second place, was BIRR club official Steve Pavao who finished in a time of 34:02.  In third was former Waiakea High cross-country star Tchad-Tu Henderson who clocked in at 36:02.

Henderson

“I wanted to come out and do a race so that I can stay in shape,” Henderson said.  “I like doing a variety of fitness activities and running in races is a good way for me to stay motivated and have fun at the same time.”

   The battle for fourth was between 61-year old D.J. Blinn and estate attorney Paul Booth.  Blinn’s lean at the finish gave him the edge as the senior citizen clocked 37:12 with Booth one second behind.

   For the ladies it was Sally Marrack running with the men and finishing third overall in a fantastic time of 35:44.  Like Perry, Marrick found herself in a league of her own as the well known distance runner finished nearly seven minutes ahead of the women’s runner up.

  Kim Rojo took second for the ladies in 42:35 with Kamehameha wrestling and track & field champion Kaopua Sutton taking third at 47:55.

   Sutton later participated in a high school track meet at Kamehameha where she is one of the state leaders in the discus throw.

   “This is my senior year at Kamehameha and I needed to get in a community run as part of the requirement for graduation,” Sutton said.  “Now I need to get to school for the start of today’s track meet.”

   Marrick, who has finished in the top 10 of women’s competition for the Big Island Marathon for the past two years, enjoyed the chance to come out and run in the Wedeman 5-miler.

   “I ran this race last year and had a good time,” women’s winner Sally Marrick said after the race.  “It’s a nice chance for me to run with a few friends and socialize.”

   “This wasn’t my fastest race as I have been busy with work, so I haven’t trained as hard as I could,” Marrick said.  “But we do what we can at certain times of the year.”

  At the post race ceremonies the Wedemann family provided an assortment of refreshments to all the participants and volunteers.

   “I’m very appreciative to the Big Island Road Runners for keeping this race going in honor of my mother,” Wedemann said.  “I like that it’s a 5-mile run, rather than the traditional 5K (3.1-miles) as this is more challenging and something different.”

   Wedemann made it to the starting line of Saturday’s event after finishing his shift as a Hawaii County Firefighter and ran in the race, finishing in 8th place overall.

   “My running hasn’t been that good as of late as I’ve been nursing a pulled hamstring,” he said.

“But I had a great time coming out this morning as everything turned out perfectly.”

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

Big Dog’s Valentine’s Day run/walk results

115 runners and walkers took part in the Big Dog's Valentine's Day event

pre race instuctions

BIG DOG’s Valentine’s Day 3.2-mile run/walk results

  1. Billy Barnett         17:33
  2. Chris Mosch         17:53
  3.  Jason Braswell    18:02
  4. Johan Dana          18:48
  5. Justin Pang          18:52
  6. Louie Perry          18:57
  7. Mike Daly             19:15
  8. Jomar Matias       19:45
  9. Bryce Harada        20:03
  10. Roycen Deymer   20:16    
  11. David Santiago     22:53
  12. Josh Stallsmith     23:01
  13. KC Stallsmith        23:02
  14. Melissa Braswell  23:17
  15. Dawn Velasquez 23:20
  16. Jarred Yates          23:36
  17. Arjun Clarry          23:43
  18. Isabel Camp         23:51
  19. Rick Camp            23:51
  20. Nick Mildon         24:02
  21. Katie Mennenga 24:02
  22. Eric Helmes          24:15
  23. Cameron Anderson 24:20
  24. Bill Hubbard        24:25
  25. Nina Caiserman   24:32
  26. Paul Booth           25:10
  27. Dena Rae              25:45
  28. Glen Ishii              25:53
  29. Esther Kanehailua 26:05
  30. Shea Pitoy             26:10
  31. Kelly Freitas        26:10
  32. Lisa Bryant         26:14
  33. Carla Marzi        26:38
  34. James Hank        26:45
  35. Big Dog               26:47
  36. Melissa Schad    26:54
  37. Joanne Pocsidio  27:12
  38. Lauren Pacheco   27:20
  39. Micah Kanehailua 27:31
  40. Missing                   27:32
  41. Toru Ikeda               27:45

  1. Andrew Misitano   27:55
  2. Gina McGuire          28:03
  3. Joel Trusdell            28:13
  4. Kiko Camp               28:14
  5. DJ Sekiya                  28:18
  6. Asia Addlesberger  28:33

Imelda Tamayo   28:36, Dawn Patterson       28:50,    Richard Kerr             29:51,    Pomai Evans-Baustista 29:56

Rachel Addlesberger  29:58,  Brie Corpuz                  30:09    Magnus Namohala-Roloos 30:40

Shawna Hank          31:16,   Rae Mori                  31:27,   Dave Adachi            31:32        Rudy Arzaga            31:33

Lynne Kiranka-Pitoy 31:45    Dale Sekiya         31:48     Gerard Callo       33:00      Marla Hank         33:17

Matt Lum             33:54     Richard Alderson 33:57    Brandon Morita   34:13     Mike Gleason      34:16

Joann Aurello      34:24   Aaron Morita      34:28     Amanda Zen       34:30      Marissa Salazar  34:58

Gina Durante      34:59    Joel Nathansen   35:55    Noemi Arzaga     35:55    Marissa Bryant-Manago 35:57

Jennifer Maninga  36:26   Claire Shigeoka     36:27     Calvin Pitoy           36:36      Misty Inouye         36:38

Scott Inouye          37:05     Joy Pollard           37:11     Micah Namohala   37:58       Florencio Guerpo    38:22

Kamalanai Kekuawa  38:38    Halia Evans-Bautsita  38:53     Noa Caiserman          38:54    Lorraine Hubbard     39:12

Loke Bautista             40:31    Kalei Namohala         40:37     John McGuire            40:37     Lois McGuire             40:38

Marie Kurimoto        40:39     Russell Hayashi          41:02    Mykelah Ojano-Daly 41:04    Rodney Aurello          41:11

Bryson Pavao            41:25     Virginia Alderson      41:31       Ashley Midel            42:22     Makamae Bautista   43:36

Cheryl Ostrowski  43:36     Jack Roney 43:53      Sharon Sekiya 46:02      Su Lambert 47:13

Debbie Namohala 48:43     Malcolm Maku Roloos 50:18     Betty Maku 50:25      Ariana Nussbaum 50:25

Randi Saplan 55:29      Kyle Saplan 56:17     Cindy Saplan 56:17    Eldon Lindsey 1:03:54

Mell nakao 1:03:54    Joy Nakao 1:05:15    Lorretta Nussbaul 1:05:59

February 14, 2010 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments