March 8, 2008
21K Results

Winter Trail Run Series 21K  - March 8, 2008

G’Day to one and all.  

How time flies when you’re having fun, especially our little crowd of trail runners that have gathered at Blue Jay Campground over the last couple of months.  We had the biggest turn out of the 4 races, more new trails runners turned up, I feel a little sorry for the ones who decided to miss a magic day.  The weather again proved to be cooperating, that is done by magic for sure.  I’ve never hugged so many sweaty bodies at the finish line, most of them smiling of course.  I said it was tough and for the ones who had never been on Horse Thief I know my name had turned to something else…. I will not mention those names.  The aid station run by Kirk and Son worked out fine, just a gallon of agua came back.  They did get help from a runner who had a leg problem, but offered to help out on the day. We have some good people at our events.

I am a little sorry for those runners who didn’t run all 4 races, but paid and were expecting a sweat-shirt.  The rules were made by committee a long time ago and I must abide by them to please the runners who did turn up to run all the WTRS.  The hooded sweats turned out to be popular bonus along with our race-shirts.

I must thank all the volunteers that helped out over the series, it just wouldn’t happen without their support.  Lucky for us we are in a sport that wants to support their fellow runners.  Our forest service friends were happy to host the events, but we will loose Virgil in May, retiring to become a golfer!  Lets hope the new guy can play along with us.  Must thank Fleet Feet and E-Gel for there giveaways for the raffles, I think everyone got something.  My new mate Kevin did wonders by supplying our morning Starbucks Coffee and the prizes, he enjoyed picking up his sweat shirt.  I think the little food tray worked out and the drinks of course, wasn’t much beer left for me to take home, that will change!

As for the Race. yes everyone enjoyed the course although the fallen tree at the end caused problems for a few, especially after running the tough 13 miles. Hey I will get it removed before 09. Christan Haymes didn’t have a problem after he had taken the lead, although there was some stiff competition in the lead pack.  His finish time proves he probably ran all of Horse Thief Trail, some feet!  Newbie, Antonio Devalos was second, two and a half minutes back with local boy Steve Lind just four seconds behind to take overall third. The top ten all beat two hours including the first women.  Smiling Lisa O’Leary was more than happy to win and place tenth overall, the 43 year old was not worried about the younger guys, just maybe Michelle Barton, who came in twelfth overall and four and a half minutes behind Lisa, she loves the down hills.  Sue Zihlmann at 44 can still run the trails hard, coming in just seconds behind lovely Miss M.  All the award winners deserve their awards.  Jim Heller loves his age group wins, as does Jeff Wong and Steve Merrilees and young Greg Sweet, they’re all tough guys.  Shannon, Keira, Judy and Julie will be back next year hopefully.  Of course not everyone wins but from all the nice comments from runners we seem to all enjoy the magic trails and the fun.  It may show, I have a good time too; it’s a bit of a let down waking up on Sunday morning to find I have to make my own coffee! 

This years WTRS was the best, we doubled our numbers from 07.  We’re reaching our limit with entrants, so next year please send in your entries early, but I do understand those first timers turning up on race day.  We hope to attract more. I will get times and dates out later this year for 09, those on the current list will be notified my email.  If you wish to offer ideas for other trail events in the area please contact me.  Don’t forget the Old Goats 50 miler & 50K coming up on April 12th.  I do need volunteers to help at aid stations if you’re available, or maybe you’re ready to try an ultra!

Again thanks for your support and with luck we can do it all again next year, same time same place.  I will try to get some execution lessons, you are a tough crowd to control, but I still love ye.  Stay in touch and keep smiling.  

Love, Big BAZ the RD


                               Entry forms for the OLD GOATS 50K & 50 miler are available.... bazhawley@sti.net

WTRS 21K 2008 Results
Place Time Name m/f Age
1 1:41:20 Christian Haymes m 34
2 1:43:56 Antonio Davalos m 38
3 1:44:00 Steve Lind m 47
4 1:44:05 Armando Torres m 37
5 1:44:43 Dean Dobberteen m 32
6 1:45:31 Jeff Wong m 49
7 1:46:20 Darren Cox m 37
8 1:52:56 Brad Alexander m 41
9 1:53:45 Rick Herr m 41
10 1:54:35 Lisa O’Leary 43
11 1:55:02 Ruben Fernandez 39
12 1:58:00 Michelle Barton 36
13 1:58:15 Sue Zihlmann f 44
14 1:59:15 Richard Morrison m 38
15 1:59:43 Sturt Glick m 49
16 2:01:58 Adam Van Berckelaer m 30
17 2:05:09 Keira Henninger f 31
18 2:05:15 Steve Mirrilees m 52
19 2:05:32 Ken Dempster m 32
20 2:06:41 Judy Maguire f 49
21 2:06:50 Barrie Williams m 52
22 2:07:05 Gregg Sweet m 20
23 2:07:40 Joey Bryan m 38
24 2:11:05 Rudy Carrion m 37
25 2:11:15 Habib Torfi m 51
26 2:11:25 Sommer VanBerkelaer f 31
27 2:11:29 Ron Williams m 53
28 2:11:31 Jim Warren m 55
29 2:11:35 Joe Schupp m 42
30 2:11:40 Shannon Waegner f   29
31 2:14:06 Jay Olsen m 54
32 2:16:53 John Kenner m 41
33 2:17:26 Michael Hooker m 39
34 2:17:44 Teek Meltzler 39
35 2:17:45 Kurt Whittington m 30
36 2:18:50 Mark Greenberg m 47
37 2:18:58 Ryan Baker-Branstetter m 25
38 2:19:33 Big Kev Pretrisko m 38
39 2:19:58 Dave Bouguignon m 35
40 2:20:27 Stephanie Kinley f 37
41 2:20:30 Chaz Nickell m 45
42 2:20:44 Roberta Neumann f 39
43 2:22:25 Mark Gerrie m 52
44 2:23:15 Michael Lasko m 35
45 2:23:15 Richard Skinner m 36
46 2:23:42 Vickie Adams f 47
47 2:23:45 Julie Mullican f 50
48 2:24:26 Jim Heller m 60
49 2:24:34 Laura Ouimet f 38
50 2:24:36 Bryan Stoddart m 31
51 2:25:27 Olivier Jarrott m 39
52 2:25:37 Gabriella Jiles f 37
53 2:25:38 Kevin Schuler m  
54 2:26:09 Arnie Gunnarsson m 65
55 2:26:37 Tim Kliegl m 52
56 2:27:19 Sachiko Pedder 55
57 2:27:27 Ann Willson f 30
58 2:27:33 Richard Robertson m 30
59 2:27:46 Big G Hernandez m 51
60 2:27:59 Elizabeth Epstein f  
61 2:30:03 Pete Anson m  
62 2:30:16 Melissa Mathis f 36
63 2:30:35 Christelle Gigant f 31
64 2:31:33 Antonio Pierola m 53
65 2:31:40 Don Adams m 59
66 2:32:29 nameless    
67 2:32:50 Leon Gray m 62
68 2:33:18 Sherri Curl f 56
69 2:33:36 Jonathon Pauley m 45
70 2:33:46 Lare Wardrop m 42
71 2:34:17 Brian McDermott m 24
72 2:34:40 Mark Eickhoff m 46
73 2:36:12 Dan Dibb m 50
74 2:36:16 Peter Kalet m 26
75 2:37:11 Kedric Francis m 47
76 2:37:16 Robert Marino m 40
77 2:38:10 Kristen Tryillo f 37
78 2:38:55 Rachel Kadell 42
79 2:39:16 Steven Quinn m 34
80 2:40:39 Gerry Lebowitz m 58
81 2:40:42 Maria Hernandez f 34
82 2:43:21 Kevin Kong m 45
83 2:44:02 Mary Ann Gehring f 44
84 2:44:06 Theresa Backus 46
85 2:44:21 Tim Downing m 41
86 2:44:22 Christian Mather f 23
87 2:44:38 Annie Reese f 49
88 2:44:38 Mike Reese m 54
89 2:44:57 Fred Lara m 45
90 2:45:05 Youlin Kingery f 52
91 2:45:46 Darrell James m 46
92 2:45:59 Steve Johnson m 50
93 2:46:08 Francisco Almaguer m  
94 2:49:11 Stan Reese m 67
95 2:49:21 Colleen Hamman f 50
96 2:53:06 nameless    
97 2:53:34 Jonathan Resnick m 47
98 2:53:45 Jannay Morrison f 41
99 2:54:18 Maurie Bousquet m 65
100 2:54:18 Eric Lumba m 41
101 2:54:18 Corrine Wallace f 39
102 2:54:40 John Murdzek m 48
103 2:57:34 Hans Duncan m 55
104 2:57:36 Doug Malewicki m 68
105 2:58:26 Marc Albright m 52
106 3:04:02 Andrew Collins m 58
107 3:05:03 Paul Johnson m 54
108 3:07:18 Ernie Myers m 59
109 3:10:43 Carolyn Terashi f 41
110 3:12:18 Karen Girard f 41
111 3:12:18 Jessica Deline f 30
112 3:13:10 John Slouka m 45
113 3:14:19 Chuck Simpson m 49
114 3:15:25 Bigus Dickus m 60
115 3:17:41 Marc Overton m 27
116 3:18:42 Keith Ambrose   m 42
117 3:18:33 Skip Molina m 59
118 3:18:43 Jennifer Arge f 34
119 3:20:00 Jerry Wildermutt m 61
120 3:20:00 Bill McDermott m 56
121 3:20:25 Thomas Wilden m 43
122 3:20:43 Kerry Collins f 59
123 3:20:54 Julia Holt f 41
124 3:20:54 Lorene Kong f 49
125 3:27:15 Richard Nowicki m 62
126 3:38:15 Mike Dawson m 56
127 3:53:14 Zheng Beiyi f 44
128 3:53:40 Leigh Corbin f 46
129 3:53:40 George Velasco m 54
130 4:02:08 Deven Hollrigel f 37
131 4:02:08 Leigh Madsen f 38
132 4:06:20 Natalia Norman f 32
133 4:17:10 Janet Waugh f 46
134 4:17:10 Jean Monahan 40
135 4:40:00 Jeanne Pontac f 62
136  4:56:36 Tom Pontac m 71

Link to Jessica Deline's 21K recap.      Link to Charlie Nickelle's Race recap website

PRE-RACE
(click on this or any any picture to see a larger detailed version)
(If you want an original full size of any of these photos to print out, EMail: DMalewicki@cox.net
Identify it by section, row and column.  Free of course.  Baz will buy me a Starbucks next month!)
 

Chaz Nickell & iMichelle Barton

Michelle & ?

George Velasco

Michelle & her Dad Doug Malewicki

George and Leigh Turbo Corbin  with Keira Henninger.  They are going to Morroco shortly to run the Marathon de Sables, a 150 mile team race through the Sahara desert!

OCTR founder Jessica Deline & iMichelle

Olivier Jarrott & Chaz
 

Keira & iMichelle

Baz Hawley RD

Handsome Baz RD

Charming Baz RD

His royal highness
SIR Baz RD

Last minute pre-race  instructions

Deen Doberteen, Jessica & iMichelle

Park Ranger ? ?

OCTR treasurer Skip Molina

 

OUT ON THE 21K COURSE DURING THE RACE


Jessica Deline a mile into the race turns around to smile for the camera.  Her
21K race recap

Maurie Bousquet

The long line of runner ahead of us climbing the North Main Divide gravel road

Plodding up the steep trail.

Maurie & Andrew Collins

Jessica and Kerry

Kerry Collins

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The biggest "obstacle" of the day appears in the last half mile along Falcon Trail

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Charlie Nickell finished 41st overall in 2:20:30

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48th overall Jim Heller - 1st over 60 winner in 2:24:26

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Arne Gunnerson - 2nd over 60 in 2:26:09 (54th overall)

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97th Jon Resnick 2:53:34 & 98th Jannay Morrison 2:53:45

101st Corrine Wallace 2:54:18 & 100th Eric Lumba 2:54:18

104th Hans Duncan 2:57:34 & 105th Doug Malewicki 2:57:36

Soon to be 69 year old Doug "blasts away" from young speedsters, Keira & iMichelle (a VERY faked picture!)

Finishing the 21K with daughter Michelle and Keira in hand

 

Garmin GPS data with Google Earth Views


Aerial View of the 21K Course

Google Earth 3D view of the 21K terrain

GPS record of the elevation changes.  The Garmin sums all those ups and downs.  Tells us we climbed a TOTAL of over 1/2 of a mile (3,470 feet)!  The Garmin measured a distance of 12.68 miles, whereas 21 kilometers = 13.05 miles mathematically.  Almost exactly a half marathon distance.

21K Race Google Earth Flyby Tour
Double click on this link and wait for Google Earth to zoom in from orbit to the view that shows the red outline of the entire 21K course.  Once it stabilizes, click on PLAY TOUR button or select PLAY TOUR from the drop down TOOLS menu.   That starts the animated flyover of the entire course.  Awesome!

The fabulous Google earth views and flyby comes from uploading the Garmin GPS data to www.MotionBased.com This site does a separate analysis of the elevation changes and came up with 4,214 feet of climbs!  80% of a mile.

 

AWARDS

Keira Henninger gets her 1st palce 30-39 age group award

Michelle Barton 2nd female overall in 1:58:00

Michelle gets a hug & a kiss from RD Baz

YES - I love this job!!

Lisa O’Leary 1st place female in 1:54:35
 

Top Females
2nd Michelle Barton, 1st Lisa O’Leary, 3rd Sue Zihlmann

Steve Lind 3rd place overall in 1:44:00

Antonio Davalos 2nd place overall in1:43:56

Christian Haymes 1st overall in 1:41:20

It's Baz's MAGIC RAFFLE time!

RD Baz gave Doug a special award for hosting Baz's trail race website for 2007 and 2008 and beyond

Turbo & iMichelle