January 10, 2009
12K Results

Winter Trail Run Series 12K Results - January 10, 2009 (or was that 12.999+K?)

G’Day, 

Did Blue Jay Rock or what!  It is tough when everything seems to go wrong when you are organizing something like a running race in the woods.  Having been at this profession for 25 years I have never had a race be cancelled and then at the 11th hour be turned back on. 

Firstly, we thank me mates at the Forest Service, especially Virgil who got a team of local Fire Fighter Hot Shots to clear much of Blue Jay and the damaged trail, so we can have some magic.  Space was limited as you found, but with some patience and good organization we conformed to the rules.  Just two vehicles caused the FS to question my power; they drove and parked passed the barrier I had located on the black top where we started the race.  Don’t worry, I know who you are!!!!  Besides that, the FS were happy to show off the Cleveland National Forest. If you paid for a pass with entry and got a ticket, let me know.

The wind was a concern the day before when I had to spend 3 hours marking the 11k… and my luxury motor home did notice the 5:30am morning drive up Ortega Hwy.  Didn’t seem to bother anyone who waited in line for bib numbers; hey everyone came prepared.  The warming sun helped for the trail briefing, plus all the hugs I got from lots of new and old, some really old mates.  We nearly reached our quota for the race, I don’t think I could have turned anyone away anyway… not if I wanted to live.  Which brings me to the rest of the races… all runners who have entered are fine, those that missed the 12k, but entered the remaining races are still in the series.  Those who wish to bribe me in the form of American money can do so on a secured line I have.  We have over 50 runners already entering all 4 races; obviously looking forward to a very nice series sweat-shirt in March… the 08 ones were very visible on Saturday, nice one.  As for staging the race, we will have to wait, probably in the same location, but definitely in Blue Jay area. 

Sorry about the awards not being available, things will be back on track on the 24th, at least the overall winners got some acclaim.  The official race T- shirt will be on hand for those running 2 races of the series.  Those wanting to buy one it will cost you 10 bucks, if we have your size, let me know ASAP, my printers start back up next week.  It looked like the raffle and throw-always kept people happy, nice to get something at a race, my mates at Fleet Feet Laguna Niguel always give me stuff… so go buy something there.  Ask for lovely Michelle, one of my concubines!

As for the race, besides getting things underway, I was flat out all morning preparing the delicious delights on the tables, not much was left, hope you enjoyed.  Most runners agreed the trail was fine, my mates Steve and Annie did leave early to check on my trail marking; all was OK. For those who had noticeable injuries at the finish line; hey shit happens.  Thanks for being good about your blood loss and not suing me!  I think the new runners to our woods enjoyed their experience, the old ones just keep enjoying the magic. The men’s and women’s top three overall winners ran fantastic times on the tough 14.8K course.  Sharron Waegner took third and was one of the wounded.  She followed Amy LaRue, a 14 year old starlet in the making and the winner - Yorba Linda's Lisa "Flash" O’Leary… it’s a fine name darling... by only 42 seconds.  Jonas Hansen, who loved his run and near bad landing, took 3rd overall men, in 1:10:10.  My old mate Big Ben Hian is definitely coming back strong after a long layoff from the trails.  His 1:08:21 was just 29 seconds behind our overall winner and a new mate who shaves his legs, Big Jon Clark.  Of course, congrat's to all the winners and finishers.

Again I want to thank all who helped on the day and specially two mates who I didn’t thank personally at the race, my long time friends, Bill and Sandy Johnson, who support me a whole lot.  They turn up early to register all the runners and were still putting numbers together when most people have long gone.

We will be at Blue Jay to rock some more on the 24th.  All we need is Rod Stewart and we'd have everything to rock the night away!  Keep sharing those kisses and hugs, in a world that seems to be suffering, a few hours of magic on a Saturday morning in the woods is A-OK with me.  

Love, BAZ

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Results - 2009 WTRS 12K - January 10
Place Name m/f Age Time
1 Jon Clark m 34 1:07:52
2 Ben Hian m 39 1:08:21
3 Jonas Hansen m 32 1:10:10
4 Todd Horton m 39 1:10:58
5 Rick Herr m 42 1:13:42
6 Hutch Vivian m 16 1:14:04
7 Rob McNair m 55 1:17:01
8 Adam Van Bercklelaer m 31 1:17:46
9 Brooks Bolsinger m 15 1:19:30
10 Evodio Neri m 37 1:20:24
11 Brian McDermott m 25 1:21:03
12 Scott McKenzie m 54 1:21:12
13 Lisa O'Leary f 44 1:22:05
14 Amy LaRue f 14 1:22:47
15 Shannon Waegner f 30 1:23:18
16 Sharon Dressel f 41 1:23:50
17 Barrie Williams m 53 1:23:56
18 Joe Crouch m 33 1:24:27
19 Judy MacGuire f 50 1:26:05
20 Tim Downing m 42 1:26:07
21 Wayne Khoe m 35 1:27:17
22 Kurt Wittington m 31 1:27:18
23 Michelle Barton f 36 1:27:20
24 Sam Bosworth m 31 1:27:28
25 Alison Horton f 37 1:28:00
26 Jim Sime m 47 1:28:33
27 Mike Antrim m 54 1:29:22
28 Sommer Van Bercklelaer f   1:30:10
29 Amy Hacker f 38 1:30:28
30 Rebecca Parsons f   1:30:26
31 Gilbert Zaldivar m 48 1:30:28
32 Mike Marguio m 47 1:30:35
33 Jonathan Resnick m 48 1:32:25
34 Jajme Timberlake f 29 1:32:48
35 Matt Moldovan m 25 1:32:48
36 Steve Durant m 52 1:34:13
37 Richard LaRue m 46 1:34:50
38 Kirk Fortini m 38 1:34:51
39 Pattie Fasola f   1:34:58
40 Stephanie Kinley f 38 1:35:14
41 Don LeRoy m 59 1:35:15
42 Ken Dempster m 38 1:35:25
43 Matt Ruis m 28 1:35:58
44 Jeff Harper m 40 1:36:00
45 Cameron Fasola m 16 1:36:21
46 Mark Dressel m 43 1:36:51
47 Linda Kessman f 49 1:36:57
48 Laura Quiment f   1:36:59
49 Nate Lampert m 32 1:37:41
50 Jerry Fetzer m 38 1:38:50
51 Mike Hein m 44 1:39:30
52 Ann Willson f 31 1:40:24
53 Peter Rowat m 67 1:40:25
54 Dan Johnson m 36 1:40:26
55 Antonio Pierola m 54 1:42:11
56 Leon Gray m 63 1:42:38
57 Peter Penland m 52 1:43:00
58 Ginger Ronan f 44 1:43:42
59 Juliette Smhidt f 39 1:44:04
60 Tod Bolsinger m 44 1:44:04
61 Gabriella Gilles f 39 1:44:17
62 Paula Paul f 44 1:44:40
63 Debbie Fisher f 55 1:44:58
64 Jim Stephens m 55 1:45:40
65 Brett Abbot m 31 1:45:55
66 Phil Anthony m 38 1:45:58
67 Kellie Rolph f 46 1:46:30
68 Lisa Kuecker f 42 1:46:42
69 Lori McNaught f 42 1:46:44
70 Rebecca Randle f 48 1:46:58
71 Rick Noer m   1:47:21
72 Joy Blitz f 34 1:47:31
73 Jon Kinley m   1:47:32
74 David Kennedy m 42 1:48:00
75 Amanda Rossi f 30 1:48:06
76 Sachiko Pedder f 55 1:48:07
77 Molly Kassouf f 38 1:48:21
78 Todd Windisch m 44 1:48:28
79 Melissa Mathes f 37 1:48:47
80 Richard Kenworthy m 61 1:48:57
81 Kathryn White f 35 1:50:08
82 James White m 34 1:50:08
83 Andrew Bison m 53 1:50:24
84 Jennifer Janis f 43 1:50:48
85 Alexis Mowat f 37 1:50:50
86 Dale Fietsam m 43 1:51:22
87 Stan Reese m 69 1:51:59
88 James George m 54 1:52:15
89 Dave Krimmel m 51 1:52:19
90 Rick Robertson m 58 1:52:30
91 Rich Merritt m 47 1:52:38
92 Doug Malewicki m 69 1:52:38
93 Neal O'Leary m 52 1:53:25
94 Mark Eickhoff m 47 1:54:00
95 Jere Mayer f 56 1:54:58
96 Danielle Lampert f 32 1:55:00
97 Roy Fussell m 64 1:55:00
98 Frank Mignano m 30 1:55:22
99 Lori McNaught f 42 1:55:36
100 Tricia Brown f 46 1:55:55
101 Marcus Hill m   1:56:26
102 Melanie Weir f   1:57:54
103 Calab Zeid m 20 1:57:55
104 Madonna Bentz f 54 1:58:55
105 Sandy Partle f   1:59:09
106 Judy Gankel f 48 1:59:36
107 Lori Szikra f 50 1:59:49
108 Lare Wardrop m 43 2:00:54
109 Dave Ondas m 36 2:00:55
110 Jerry Russell m 53 2:01:34
111 Colleen Hamman f 51 2:03:13
112 Lindsay Handley f 25 2:03:22
113 Carol Szikra f 50 2:04:30
114 Connie Jaffe f 53 2:04:32
115 Jody Van Zanten f 39 2:06:44
116 Liegh Corbin f 47 2:08:12
117 Eric Lumba m   2:09:51
118 Sandra Larsen f 52 2:09:55
119 Dan Dibbs m 51 2:09:56
120 Ernie Meyers m 60 2:10:07
121 Susan Buckler f 50 2:10:07
122 Pam Burns f 47 2:11:22
123 Mike Barber m 47 2:11:22
124 Jeane Sesky f   2:13:45
125 Julia Holt f 42 2:14:04
126 Scott Jaggers m 28 2:14:05
127 Maurie Bousquet m 66 2:18:50
128 Luis Illanes m 53 2:18:50
129 Franklin Johnson m   2:19:19
130 Phil Anthony m 38 2:19:20
131 Mike Hoodman m 54 2:21:29
132 Brian Harris m 34 2:21:30
133 Rick Paul m   2:28:36
134 Susie Downing f 51 2:34:57
135 Norm McKinley m 71 2:35:30
136 Becky Walla f 58 2:43:48
137 Patti McGlasson f 52 2:43:50
138 George Velasco m 55 2:44:23
139 Jean Ho f 41 2:53:53
140 Greg Fricke m 39 2:53:59
141 Sandi Diaz f 48 3:06:05
142 Chris Diaz m 48 3:06:06
143 Ashlynn Forman f 7 3:20:43
144 Jennifer Forman f 36 3:20:43

The age range was 7 to 71!  Awesome...

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PRE-RACE
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12K Photos by Doug Malewicki, David Krimmel & Michelle Barton. 
Please send us your 12K race day photos for use on Big Baz's website.


SoCal Trail Headz runners Mike Barber, Jon Resnick & Eric Lumba

Doug Malewicki with Jon & Eric

A couple of days before the race, giant trees blocking the roads were sawed apart and dragged off to the side.

Kirk Fortini, who just had his 38th Birthday 2 days earlier gets a greeting from Race Director Big Baz.

Jon Resnik, Michelle Barton & Leon Gray.

Michelle & birthday boy Kirk.

Baz gets serious during the pre-race briefing. (Baz serious? Never!)

Capacity turnout for the 12K!  Sign up early to avoid dissapointment.
       

 

OUT ON THE 12K COURSE DURING THE RACE

View to the ocean.

Snow on the mountains!

Alexis Mowat of the  San Diego Group

Approaching the Sugarloaf turn around.
 
The injured hand team!
   

 
     
 

 

POST RACE FUN


Gina Natera, Leigh "Turbo" Corbin, Michelle Barton & Shannon Waegner

A friendly kiss of admiration for Turbo for finishing the 150 mile, 7 day race across the Sahara Desert w/team mate George Velasco.

Kirk, Leigh, Michelle & famous Old Goat, Steve Harvey.

Doug Malewicki with the gang.

Doug enjoying Baz's "healthy" post race  munchies.

Speedster Leon Gray fell just a 1/4 mile from the finish!

As you can see - Leon (63) 1:42:38 got a bit messed up.

Doug Malewicki (69) ran most of the race with young Rich Merritt (47) who came all the way up from San Diego for his first ever trail race. 1:52:38

David Krimmel, Alexis, Cousin Carol, Madonna, Judy, Connie & Wayne

The San Diego ladies - Connie, Judy, Cousin Carol & Madonna
   


AWARDS

3rd female overall - Shannon
Waegener (30) in a time of 1:23:18

2nd female overall Amy LaRue, age 14, in a time of 1:22:27!!
How did this youngster do that??

1st female
overall Lisa "Flash" O’Leary (44) in a time of 1:22:05.
 
 
1st place overall  Jon Clark (34) in a time of 1:07:52.  That is a 7:23 per minute pace folks!!
   
       

Some of the WTRS RAFFLE GOODIES!
 
Volunteer Steve Harvey won a jug of Gatorade Endurance in the raffle.
   
       


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