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Billy “The Ghost” Barnett wins Waikaumalo 7 mile challenge

 Big Island Road Runners
Waikaumalo 7 Mile Challenge
February 27, 2011 @ 7:30 am
Waikaumalo Park, Ninole, Hawaii

Billy “The Ghost” Barnett prepares for start of 7-mile challenge

Pictured on far right wearing red shorts, Barnett is undefeated in 2011 races

7 Mile Run       Pace
Plc Name Division   Time (min/mi)
1 Billy Barnett <<< Overall >>>   40:39 5:48
2 Keoni Ucker Open   43:01 6:09
3 Chris Mosch Open   44:03 6:18
4 Justin Pang Open   45:08 6:27
5 Isaiah Sato Open   45:54 6:33
6 Paul Mauser Open   46:33 6:39
7 Nick Hagemann Open   47:11 6:44
8 Nick Muragin ++ Master ++   47:38 6:48
9 Lyman Perry Master   48:12 6:53
10 Keith Marrack Master   49:24 7:03
11 Steve Pavao Master   52:46 7:32
12 Robyn DeBenedet <<< Overall >>> F 52:56 7:34
13 James Imai Open   53:08 7:35
14 Derek Dominguez Open   53:10 7:36
15 Kirsta Andrew Open F 53:35 7:39
16 DJ Blinn Master   54:56 7:51
17 Lory Hunter ++ Master ++ F 55:56 7:59
18 Rob Van Geen Master   57:21 8:12
19 Ray Ibarra Master   57:26 8:12
20 Maka’ala Cruz Open   58:21 8:20
21 Melissa Braswell Open F 59:14 8:28
22 Nina Hagemann Open F 1:00:18 8:37
23 Barbie Nakamura Master F 1:01:24 8:46
24 Emily Kingery Open F 1:02:16 8:54
25 Harris Kaneshiro Master   1:02:30 8:56
26 Donna Wong-Yuen Master F 1:04:00 9:09
27 Charlie Bostwick Master   1:06:24 9:29
28 Andrea Hess Master F 1:07:15 9:36
29 Marti Banks Master F 1:07:38 9:40
30 David Hammes Master   1:07:41 9:40
31 Kim Furumo Master F 1:08:48 9:50
32 Lindsay Englund Open F 1:09:02 9:52
33 Tiffany Lindsey Open F 1:09:24 9:55
34 Richard Grothmann Master   1:09:48 9:58
35 Daria Cunningham Master F 1:11:15 10:11
36 Morgen Bahurinsky Master F 1:14:51 10:42
37 Betty Ben Master F 1:15:46 10:49
38 Kimi Jackson Master F 1:15:47 10:50
39 Lee Collins Master F 1:19:56 11:25
40 Bob Scales Open   1:21:15 11:36
41 Rick Otani Master   1:26:03 12:18
42 Claire Shigeoka Master F 1:34:06 13:27
43 Marie Kuramoto Master F 1:34:06 13:27
           
4 Mile Run       Pace
Plc Name Division   Time (min/mi)
1 Stephen Hunter Open   28:30 7:07
2 Carmen Garson-Shumway Open F 30:27 7:37
3 Timon Skinner Open   34:00 8:30
4 Aleksandra Beloborodova Open F 37:08 9:17
5 Dawn Patterson Open F 37:28 9:22
6 Leslie Terada Open   38:03 9:31
7 Bobby Nakamura Master   40:00 10:00
8 Keleala DeCosta Open F 40:51 10:13
9 Cherie Berg Open F 41:09 10:17
10 Norman Skinner Master   44:30 11:07
11 Dixie Newman Open F 48:48 12:12
12 Richard Alderson Master   49:24 12:21
13 Rihei Grothmann Open   52:43 13:11
14 Jordan Hirae Open   52:43 13:11
15 Sharon Ibarra Master F 1:01:15 15:19

February 27, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Laupahoehoe’s Alan Ryan leads Big Islanders at Great Aloha Run – Results

Great Aloha Run held Feb 21, 2011

BIG ISLANDERS FINISH GREAT ALOHA RUN

Overall Place     FIRST NAME       LAST NAME        CITY       STATE    Finish Time

22 ALAN RYAN   LAUPAHOEHOE :48:03    144        TROY     SAKIHARA           HILO      HI :55:53

177 ROBYN DEBENEDET HILO :56:56    255              MATT BUONGIORNO     KAILUA-KONA   HI :58:48

261         KAVAR  ATOAS HONAUNAU      0:58:57 395          DANNY GUERPO KAMUELA         1:01:16

555         EDDIE    HERD     KAILUA KONA   1:03:27 595          JUSTIN  OKUYAMA          HILO      1:03:49 879          CHAD    DUNHOUR                KAMUELA           1:06:30 964          AINOA  NANIOLE HILO   1:07:21

981         BELINDA HERD  KAILUA KONA   1:07:30 1022       ERIN      KOJIMA KAILUA-KONA 1:07:55

1280       DAYSON ALIP     KAMUELA 1:09:53  1337 DEAN    ALIP       KAMUELA  1:10:23

1499       DYLAN  ALIP       KAMUELA 1:11:30 1514  DIANE NICOLE   LEWIS    AIEA      1:11:34

1601       CHRISTOPHE      CLERGEON          HILO      1:12:11 1636       DESIREE CARLOS KAILUA KONA 1:12:25

1670       KEVIN   OKUMURA         HILO      1:12:35 1778       ROY        YAMADA HILO   1:13:12

1928       ARSENIO              CASIL     PEPEEKEO           1:14:10 2039       JUSTIN  DORSER HILO     1:14:44

2086       STASON BARIDO KAILUA-KONA                1:15:00 2109       CHRISSY               CAPATI PAPAIKO             1:15:09

2110       NAIOMI               EVANS  HILO      1:15:10 2117       SAMUEL               CARLOS                KAILUA KONA   1:15:12

2302       CHRISTOPH         EIBL        HILO      1:16:08 2409       BIC         AKI         HILO      1:16:37

2456       MATTHEW          MATHER KAILUA KONA 1:16:502477        DONNA                WONG YUEN     HILO      1:16:59

2611       BRANDEN            PASCUAL HILO  1:17:39 2809       TANYA  ANDRADE            HILO      1:18:35

2873       GILBERT GUTIERREZ PAPAAL 1:18:56  3074            SANDRA               CONNICK             KEAAU  1:19:52

3193       KRISTIN                CHIBOUCAS        HILO      1:20:27 3227       KEVIN   KUET     NAALEHU            1:20:35

3895       SHAWN                ANDRADA           KEAAU  1:23:34 4175 AARON       MORITA HILO    1:24:56

4594       LISA       VOS       KAILUA KONA   1:26:59 4611       JUSTIN  KAWAMURA      KAILUA KONA   1:27:04

4918       BRENT   MEYER  HILO      1:28:22 4974       JOHNNELLE         CHUN    KAMUELA 1:28:34

5009       LOGAN SAUER  KAILUA KONA   1:28:45 5355       RACHEL                MASON HILO     1:30:11

5474       ROBIN   BAUMAN            KEAAU  1:30:39 5478       LAURIE KANETA               HILO      HI            1:30:40

5881       MARC   MALONEY           KAMUELA 1:32:37 5987  DONALD              LEOPOLDO JR     HILO      1:33:06

6231       CASSANDRA       VIGIL     KAILUA-KONA   1:34:24 6233 CRYSTAL MATHER KAILUA KONA     1:34:24

6357       RYAN     CHUN    KAMUELA 1:35:04 6417  WAIOLU PETERSON HILO 1:35:19

6532       PELEHONUAMEA HARMAN         KEAAU  1:35:51   6845     JOANN AURELLO HILO   1:37:27

7132       MAVERICK KAWAMOTO KAILUA-KONA                1:38:50  7254      DENNIS                IDA        HILO 1:39:28

7331       FRANK  RAMIL   HAWI    1:39:53   7377     DIANE   SULLIVAN-ISHIKI WAIKOLOA 1:40:09

7428       KIERSTEN             AKAHOSHI          HILO 1:40:20 7491 NICOLA CHING KAILUA KONA 1:40:45

7492       WILLIAM HARLAN KAILUA-KONA1:40:46 7890     KRISTI   CONNICK KAILUA KONA 1:42:54

7908       DUSTIN                AMARAL HILO   1:43:01   7991     RIINA ROACH     KAILAU KONA 1:43:22

8040       KAUILA WONG YUEN     HILO 1:43:41   8584           COWMAN A-MOO-HA KAILUA-KONA    1:46:50

8740       LIONEL  MEYER  HILO 1:47:46     8832         AMBER THOMPSON       KEALAKEKUA 1:48:18

8882       EARL      NAKASHIMA      HILO 1:48:36   9196           JEFFREY                LOO       HILO 1:50:18

9199       JEFF       LOO       HILO      1:50:19   9326     SAU-YIN YEUNG               HILO      1:51:12

9350       BRANDON SOONG WAIKOLOA 1:51:21  9445 JEANNETTE PARK   KAILUA-KONA   HI 1:52:00

9647       M C KEALOHA    CURNAN- MEDINA          KAILUA-KONA   HI            1:53:12

9817       LINDA   NAKO    HILO 1:54:11   9819           BARBARA SMITH HILO  1:54:12

9902       CHERYL KEAMO                HILO      1:54:41   9904     JULAINE H           KEAMO                HILO      1:54:42

9905       HEATHER K          KEAMO                HILO      1:54:42   10031   DEVAN PIIANAIA             HILO      1:55:27

10032    AUDREY TAKAMINE HILO 1:55:28  10385 JONATHAN        KUTSUNAI          KAILUA KONA   1:57:40

10851    JEANNIE KUTSUNAI KAILUA KONA          2:00:52  10882    CAROL  MEYER  HILO      2:01:08

10895    RICHARD              TSUNODA           HILO 2:01:11   10998        HEDWIG WARRINGTON                HILO      2:02:00

11093    IOKEPA MAHOE KAILUA KONA  2:02:45 11269     CLAUDIA WILCOX-BOUCHER       HILO 2:03:51

11298    KAM      LAM       HILO      2:04:05  11351    RODNEY               AURELLO             HILO      2:04:31

11487    ELISABETH           LANE     HILO      2:05:32  11540    LEO        CORTEZ                KEALEKEKUA      2:05:56

11810    LESLIE    HAYES-CULLINS                HAWI    2:07:36  11888    CHLOE   KUBO    MT VIEW 2:08:06

11896    DONNA                DODD    KEAAU  2:08:09  12070    ISAAC    KIPI        KAILUA-KONA   2:09:10

12075    EUNICE KAWAMOTO      KAILUA-KONA   2:09:11  12409    KAIPO   HONDA                PAAUILO  2:11:35

12415    LIANA   HONDA                PAAUILO 2:11:37  12720                DALE      SALES    PAHALA 2:13:48

12779    JUDY      FUJIMORI            HILO      2:14:15  12882    AVELINA              CABEL   HONOKAA          2:14:59

12907    LEAH      DUYAO KEAAU  2:15:06  13366    GEORGE               OKADA MT VIEW 2:18:07

13421    LINDA   MENDE HILO      2:18:31  13653    CIARA   LINDSEY               KAMUELA           2:20:00

13708    RENEE   ISHISAKA HILO  2:20:20 13769     MYRAJEAN         SUMIDA PAHALA 2:20:45

14179    EILA       ALGOOD              KAPAAU 2:23:36 14424  WILLIAM F JONES            KAILUA KONA   2:25:16

14586    CAROL  KANESHIGE        HILO      2:26:17 14847     JESSICA                TABILE  KEAAU  2:28:04

14942    HOLLY   ALGOOD KAPAAU 2:28:38  15119 PETER B SPARKS HONOKAA      2:29:40

15291    KAUIKEOLANI    NANIOLE HILO   2:31:05  15302    JAMES  NANIOLE             HILO      2:31:06

15669    LINDA   TSUNODA           HILO      2:33:37  16262    PUA       KAAIHUE             HILO      2:37:50

16946    ELAINE  HONMA               KAMUELA 2:43:13   17654             ISAAC    SOLOMON          HILO      2:51:05

17658    AUTUMN            KIPPEN HILO      2:51:09  18742    CAROL  NAKASHIMA      HILO      3:14:34

18751    VANCES CRUZ   MT VIEW 3:14:53   18857 PATRICIA KAOPUIKI      KAILUA-KONA   3:20:58

18858    STEPHANIE         KAOPUIKI KAILUA-KONA 3:21:00

February 21, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Veteran’s Day Extra Special to Big Dog

Veteran's on hand for the Vet Day 5K run/walk in Hilo

Last year my wife, Randee, asked me how I wanted to spend my birthday.  “Should we take a trip, spend an evening at a five star hotel or go on a cruise?” she asked.

After thinking long and hard about what really makes me happy and a birthday occasion special, I replied, I’d like to put on a Veteran’s Day run/walk and have all the participants bring something for the Hawaii Food Basket.

Veteran’s Day is a special day to me not only because I’m a Vietnam Vet, but because Nov. 11 happens to fall on my birthday.

Last year more than 100 people showed up to pay tribute to the men and women who have made sacrifices to keep this country free. This year nearly 200 people participated in the run/walk and another 25 plus people came out to volunteer.

“This is a great event,” State House Representative, Jerry Chang said.  “We are here to honor those that served our country and to contribute to our Hawaii Island Food Basket.”

Dr. Joseph D’Angelo

Chang, a veteran himself, gave the opening remarks prior to the start of the race and was followed by Dr. Joseph D’Angelo, who returned last year from a tour of duty in the Middle East.

“Last year I spoke of running in an environment of freedom and not from mortar fire,” D’Angelo said.  “This year I speak about gratitude and the importance of continued family support.”

D’Angelo pointed out the appreciation the troops have of receiving care packages from home. He also spoke of the love for the soldiers when they are gone and upon their return.

“I extend my gratitude to all who support our men and women in uniform as well as supporting the families who remain back home.”

At the start of the 5K run a pair of University of Hawaii at Hilo cross country runners, Zach Johnson and Keoni Ucker, zoomed into the lead followed by Jason Braswell of the Big Island Running Company in Kona.

“I went out fast and tried to keep up with Zach (Johnson) during the first mile,” Ucker said.  “Once I took the lead I separated myself from everyone else as I pushed hard and was never seriously challenged.”

Ucker won in a time of 16 minutes 6 seconds, with Braswell trying to play catch up.

“My Dad is a vet and I wanted to honor him by being here today,” Ucker said.  “In fact both my parents came out to watch me run and this was a way to say thank you to my Dad.”

For Kona’s Jason Braswell and wife Melissa running the race was a good opportunity to be with likeminded people who share a common interest.

“We wanted to be part of this great event and show our support for our Veteran’s,” Braswell said.

Braswell was in the pack with Ucker and Johnson during the first mile and tried to catch Ucker once he separated.

“I was trying to stay with him (Ucker) but wasn’t making much headway,” he said.

Braswell also enjoyed the Hilo weather saying that it was a lot easier to run.

“The weather conditions here were perfect, with no wind, which made for great racing conditions,” Braswell said of his second place finish in 16:36.

Johnson hung onto third, 16:56; and was followed by Justin Pang, 17:20; and Chris Evans, 17:28.

For the women it was another pair of UHH harriers that pulled away from the rest of the ladies field.  Vulcan Kaylene Peric, 19:35; beat out teammate Krista Andrew, 20:01; and was followed by Robyn DeBenedet, 20:07; Melissa Braswell, 21:25; and Lory Hunter, 21:38.

“I wanted to see how well I could do today and to compare today’s time with my time when I last ran this course in August,” Peric said.

Peric finished almost a full minute ahead of her previous time and was pleased with her efforts.

“I’m especially pleased to be a part of this race that honored our Vets and to be able to donate something to the food drive,” she said.

Nine members of the Coast Guard Kiska

Nine members of the Coast Guard Cutter, Kiska, anchored in Hilo were on hand to run the 3.1 mile course.

“We are active duty service members and we have just returned from one year in Iraqi waters,” Lt. Commanding Officer Craig Dente said.  “We wanted to be part of this event that recognizes our military veterans.”

Following the run/walk participants were treated to a bananas, papayas and cookies supplied by Jerry Chang and his group of volunteers.

Hunter Bishop

Hunter Bishop from Mayor Billy Kenoi’s office read a message from the mayor which spoke of our observation of Veterans Day to honor the unselfish dedication of those who have honorably served the cause of freedom in our nation’s armed forces.

“Your ability to compete in this wonderful event is made possible by the sacrifices of those countless veterans whom we honor,” the mayor wrote.  “We recognize and salute the veterans among you, as we also honor our brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, and mothers and fathers, who continue to serve and protect our nation throughout the world today.”

Members representing a variety of labor unions were also on hand and included representatives from HGEA, UPW, ILWU, SHOPO, HSTA, the Carpenters Union and others in support of our Veterans.

The Hawaii State Teachers Association, headed by Rae Yamanaka, had the largest member group participating and won a special Big Dog award.

The event raised a total of 356 pounds of food and $293 in cash and checks for the Hawaii Island Food Basket.

Mahalo Hilo for your continued support of our troops.

And someday should you happen to see a proud vet come jogging around the Eastside of Hawaii Island remember to smile, say “woof” and never shy away from “Running with the Big Dog.”

Email the Big Dog at waiakeabigdog@aol.com.

Related Links:  https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2010/11/13/vet-day-5k-reaps-benefit-for-the-hawaii-island-food-basket/

http://www.hawaii247.com/2010/11/11/big-dog-5k-race-honors-veterans-and-helps-the-hungry/

https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2010/11/12/more-photos-from-big-dogs-veterans-day-5k/

https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2010/11/11/group-photos-from-big-dogs-veterans-day-5k/

November 15, 2010 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments