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BIRR Inaugural Thanksgiving Day Big Dog walk/run planned

BIRR plans annual Big Dog walk/run

Inaugural event will be Thanksgiving Day in Hilo

Big Island Road Runners the local affiliate of Road Runner Clubs of America announces if First Annual Wayne “Big Dog” Joseph Thanksgiving Day 5K Walk/Run.   The Walk/Run will be held on Thanksgiving Day, November 22 starting at 7:30 am. 

The start and finish will be at the parking area of Moku Ola or Coconut Island off of Banyan Drive in Hilo.  The event is free and registration will be at the event just prior to the start.  There is no cost for the event, however participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item or a monetary donation for the Salvation Army to help needy families during the upcoming holiday season. 

On a day set aside to give thanks, the Big Island Road Runners want to bring the community out for  a healthy way to start the day while acknowledging the tremendous amount of extremely important service Wayne Joseph has given to the Big Island Community.  As a former Army soldier and a Vietnam Veteran, a long time teacher, cross country coach, executive director of the Big Island International Marathon, former Race Director of the Volcano Marathon, former president of the Big Island Road Runners, a leader in the HSTA retirees organization, former member of the County of Hawaii’s Ethics Commission, a long time sports writer and columnist for the Hawaii Tribune Herald.

Related Link:  https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2012/10/26/veterans-day-5k-and-big-dogs-65th-birthday/

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November 4, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , | 1 Comment

Complete Results from the Vulcan 5K

University of Hawaii at Hilo
Vulcan XC 5k Run
August 11, 2012
Naniloa Volcanoes Golf Course, Hilo, 8:00am

     

 

 

Pace

Plc

Name

Div

 

Time

(min/mi)

1

Billy Barnett

20-29

 

17:07

5:31

2

Chris Mosch

15-19

 

17:12

5:32

3

Chris Gregory

20-29

 

17:12

5:32

4

Ian McQuate

15-19

 

18:25

5:56

5

Ziggy Bartholomy

≤14

 

18:25

5:56

6

Andrew Langtry

15-19

 

18:29

5:57

7

Israel Sims

15-19

 

18:30

5:57

8

Stephen Hunter

15-19

 

18:56

6:05

9

Joe Barcia

40-49

 

18:59

6:07

10

Lyman Perry

40-49

 

19:03

6:08

11

Stefano Barbis

20-29

 

19:41

6:20

12

Maka’ala Cruz

15-19

 

20:13

6:31

13

Bill McMahon

50-59

 

20:20

6:32

14

Timon Skinner

15-19

 

20:35

6:37

15

Frank Grotenhuis

50-59

 

21:41

6:59

16

Maximillian Panoff

15-19

 

21:43

6:59

17

Tyler Honda

15-19

 

21:44

6:59

18

Carmen Garson-Shumway

15-19

F

21:47

7:01

19

Richard Kerr

15-19

 

21:47

7:01

20

Hyrum Kim

15-19

 

21:48

7:01

21

JinHarbour

15-19

 

21:48

7:01

22

Mehana Sabado-Halpern

15-19

F

21:52

7:02

23

Grant Kunihiro

15-19

 

22:15

7:10

24

Shaun Parker

≤14

 

22:28

7:14

25

Shalila De Bourmont

15-19

F

22:37

7:17

26

Donovan Macanas

15-19

 

22:53

7:22

27

Kai Garson-Shumway

≤14

 

22:54

7:22

28

Josh Breitbarth

≤14

 

23:08

7:27

29

Makena Wagner

≤14

F

23:10

7:28

30

Todd Shumway

40-49

 

23:11

7:28

31

Ryan Whitthens

≤14

 

23:23

7:32

32

Mikela Cabel

15-19

F

23:24

7:32

33

TeHani Jones

15-19

F

23:28

7:33

34

Nina Bean

15-19

F

23:36

7:36

35

Lory Hunter

40-49

F

23:48

7:40

36

Kahala Huddleston

≤14

F

23:51

7:41

37

Andrew M. Langtry

50-59

 

23:53

7:41

38

Tiana Iwata

15-19

F

23:54

7:41

39

Kaylee Rapoza

15-19

F

23:54

7:41

40

Stanley Costales

50-59

 

24:38

7:56

41

Crystal-Lynn Baysa

15-19

F

24:51

8:00

42

Layn Glenn

≤14

F

24:52

8:00

43

Zech DeCleene

15-19

 

24:55

8:01

44

Vandey Okinaka

15-19

F

25:13

8:07

45

Maria Fratinardo

≤14

F

25:30

8:13

46

Keian Kanetani

≤14

 

25:38

8:15

47

Victoria Plumage

20-29

F

25:39

8:16

48

Kekai Wong Yuen

≤14

F

25:42

8:16

49

Sara Kim

15-19

F

25:43

8:17

50

Satya Ray

15-19

F

25:45

8:17

51

Bailey Honda

15-19

F

25:45

8:17

52

Vanessa Ignacio

15-19

F

26:04

8:23

53

Jordyn Breitbarth

15-19

F

26:16

8:27

54

Linus Tavares

50-59

 

26:16

8:27

55

Orion Schlegelmilch

15-19

 

26:21

8:29

56

Taylor Matas

15-19

F

26:33

8:33

57

Kananiohea Maka’imoku

30-39

F

26:59

8:41

58

Rick Otani

50-59

 

27:39

8:54

59

Wendy Yamada

40-49

F

27:41

8:55

60

Jordan Melchor

≤14

F

27:43

8:55

61

Donna Wong Yuen

40-49

F

28:09

9:04

62

Hua Uehara

≤14

 

28:12

9:05

63

Kiana Rae Baruela

≤14

F

28:32

9:11

64

Claymat Kawai’ae’a

50-59

 

28:44

9:15

65

Kaley Bannister

15-19

F

29:01

9:20

66

Amanda DeRego

≤14

F

29:01

9:20

67

Benjamin Lugviel

20-29

 

29:16

9:25

68

Savannah Toussaint-Adviento

15-19

F

29:21

9:27

69

Deylan Okinaka

≤14

 

29:26

9:28

70

Sage Barcia

15-19

 

29:37

9:32

71

Kaitlyn Funai

15-19

F

30:05

9:41

72

Michelle Fratinardo

15-19

F

30:10

9:43

73

Joey Estrella

60-69

 

30:32

9:50

74

Sarah Barry

15-19

F

30:54

9:57

75

Will Seitz

30-39

 

31:01

9:59

76

Michelle Martinez

15-19

F

31:40

10:11

77

Andrew Kerr

≤14

 

32:13

10:22

78

Irene Gebin

30-39

F

32:42

10:31

79

HarukoHarbour

≤14

F

32:51

10:34

80

Hayley Barcia

15-19

F

33:21

10:44

81

Angela Ames

15-19

F

33:40

10:50

82

Allison Yano

40-49

 

33:43

10:51

83

Taylor Ignacio

15-19

F

33:44

10:52

84

Lee Otani

50-59

F

34:30

11:06

85

Kaisley-Alana Cadebona-Rios

15-19

F

34:36

11:08

86

Jaysha Alonzo-Estrada

15-19

F

35:26

11:24

87

Kaitlyn Yamada

≤14

F

35:26

11:24

88

Jayden Gebin

≤14

 

37:13

11:59

89

Nyadean Campbell

≤14

F

38:13

12:18

90

Julie Bledsoe

50-59

F

39:03

12:34

91

MeKella Lawrence

15-19

F

39:36

12:45

92

Sydney Barcia

15-19

F

39:44

12:47

93

Barbara Rodas

30-39

F

40:07

12:55

94

Ivana Yoon

≤14

F

41:35

13:23

95

Jayla Alonzo-Estrada

≤14

F

42:29

13:40

96

Wayne Joseph

60-69

 

47:58

15:26

August 12, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Big Island Marathon Makes New York News

  The Star Gazette Newspaper, from Elmira, New York, published the following story in their sports page on July 28, 2010 which highlights the Wineglass Marathon and the relationship formed with our very own Big Island International Marathon.  The story was written by Teresa Haight.

Elmira, New York

 Haight column: Wineglass Marathon drawing a lot of interest

The 29th Wineglass Marathon and Merrill Lynch Team Relay will be held Oct. 3, beginning in Bath and finishing in Corning.

Registration is quickly filling up for this annual event, with more than 1,100 individual marathoners currently registered. The cutoff for the individual registrations has been increased to 1,550.

Relay team registrations are currently at 50, with a cutoff at 150 in order to accommodate the increase in individual registrations.

There has been a huge increase in interest in the Wineglass Marathon from across the country for this year’s event. The event has a history of never closing before the day of the event, but don’t wait until the last minute to register because late entries may not be accepted.

One of the limiting factors may become the ability of the local area to house all the out-of-town runners at area hotels.

Landin & Big Dog exchange marathon shirts

                                Wineglass Marathon race director Mark Landin met with Big Island International Marathon race director Wayne Joseph in downtown Market Street in Corning in June. Joseph was on a 5,000-mile promotional tour of the Hilo, Hawaii, race in an effort to attract more participants from New York state.

The Hilo Marathon takes place in March through bamboo rainforest and over wooden bridges and is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful marathons in the world.

According to John Elliot of marathonguide.com, there are 800 marathons in the world this year, with half of them in the United States.

Joseph heard about the Wineglass Marathon and decided to contact Landin in hopes of promoting the Wineglass Marathon in Hawaii, and the Hilo event in New York.

Landin is an avid runner and has spent years on the road either running in races or hosting them.

When Joseph met Landin, he was just recovering from putting together a first-time race for the city of Corning, an 8K (just short of five miles) that coincided with the first Glass Festival.

“First-time events are always difficult to coordinate,” Landin said. “The city wanted to find something to replace the LPGA (Corning Classic), which had their final event last year due to financial reasons. That’s why they came up with the idea to host a Glass Festival and have a road race to go along with it.”

Landin, like most race organizers around the country, is relied upon by the community to use his knowledge and expertise to put on events that attract outside residents and promote tourism.

The Wineglass Marathon has attracted close to 800 marathoners each year. Recently voters in a Runner’s World survey selected the Wineglass as the “speediest” 26.2-mile race in the nation.

“Our cool fall temperatures, and relatively flat course, make for fast times by most people,” Landin said.

The event is always held the first weekend in October and is considered one of the most spectacular marathons, with the tree leaves turning colors.

Landin was the director of the Wineglass Marathon from 1993 to 1997 before moving to Asia as part of his job with Corning Inc.

Once Landin returned from Asia he was quickly recruited back to organizing the Wineglass event. It was Landin who redesigned the course to its “speediest” status.

“We had previously had a course that started at the bottom of a long hill, about four miles from where we start today,” he said.

By changing the course Landin was able to get the finish line moved to downtown Corning, which made it relatively flat with a slight downhill net elevation drop. That made for a super-fast qualifying course for those interested in trying to make the Boston Marathon.

“I expect that with the positive articles from Runner’s World over the past few years we will continue to grow as we are considered by many to be a ‘best kept secret’ in terms of a race in this part of the country,” Landin said.

Hilo’s own David Hammes, a professor of economics at the University of Hawaii-Hilo was in Corning last October and had rave reviews for the fast course and the many amenities that went with finishing the race. He said he would definitely do this race a second time if he’s ever in the area again.

“We usually get one or two marathoners from Hawaii each year,” Landin said. “Most of our runners come from states where the driving time to Corning is five hours or less.”

Additional information on the Wineglass Marathon can be found at www.wineglassmarathon.com.

And if you ever thought about traveling to Hilo, Hawaii, in March, then you might run in one of the most beautiful marathons in the Pacific. There is also a half-marathon and 5K.

Big Flats resident Jake Arkin is the designer for the Hilo Marathon website: www.hilomarathon.org.

Anyone who plans to travel to Hawaii to participate in his Hilo race can contact Joseph at waiakeabigdog@aol.com.

August 1, 2010 Posted by | Marathon Running | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Waiakea Athletic Awards Presented for 2009-2010

Waiakea's Kamie Imai is named female athlete of the year

* Boys air riflery: Aaron Sewake             * Girls air riflery: Carissa Pajo.

* Girls volleyball: Chelsey Buyuan.             * Boys volleyball: Clayton Morante, Jr.

* Boys bowling: Dean Hosaka, Kelson Kaua.  * Girls bowling: Christinay Watkins, Kaleen Yoneda

* Boys cross country: Kaimi Scott.   * Girls cross country: Kelsie Kobayashi.

* Cheerleading: Cheyla Kaeo.

* Football: Kristoffer Daquep (defense); Dyan Bolos (offense).

* Boy soccer: Kalan Murata.    * Girls soccer: Christa Lum.

* Boys canoe paddling: Aaron Pakani.  * Girls canoe paddling: Brandi Winchester.

* Boys swimming: Frank Chi.   * Girls swimming: Rachel Shimizu.

* Boys wrestling: Tyler Yonemori.  * Girls wrestling: Tracy Poch.

* Boys basketball: Matthew Libao.  * Girls basketball: Kamie Imai.

* Boys golf: Dalen Yamauchi.   * Girls golf: Nani Yanagi.

* Boys tennis: Kallen Mizuguchi, Kaito Mizutani.   * Girls tennis: Ceara Sumida.

* Water polo: Nicole Paulachak.    * Judo: Tyler Yonemori.

* Baseball: Matthew Loeffler.   * Softball: Sloane Thomas/Tiffany Anzai.

* Boys track and field: Kaimi Scott.   * Girls track and field: Teisha Nacis.

* Carling Nabarro Service Award: Dr. Peter Matsuura.

* Coach of the Year: Lodi Switzer, Wayne Joseph, Ecko Osorio.

* Most Inspirational: Cheyla Kaeo (female), Clayton Morante (Male).

* Female Athlete of the Year: Kamie Imai.  * Male Athlete of the Year: Tyler Yonemori.

* Francis Yap Award: Chelsey Buyuan (female), Aaron Sewake (male).

BIIF titles

During the 2009-10 school year, the Warriors claimed championships in the following sports: Boys and girls air riflery, girls volleyball, cheerleading, boys swimming, boys and girls golf, softball and girls tennis.

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