January 24, 2009
15K Results

Winter Trail Run Series 15K Results - January 24, 2009

Morning Mates 

The story of the day must be the rain and why 120 runners wanted to meet in rain, run in rain and those who stood around for the brief awards and raffle thing were getting colder in rain.  The hero of the day in some peoples eyes was me new mate big Sam Bosworth, the bare chested runner, he is swimming to Catalina today! 

My day started around 5 AM in Laguna Woods where the rain was really heavy, picked up the ice and drove the old motor home South to meet my girl Sandy in SJC.  She doesn’t like the drive up the new Ortega Hwy and hubby Bill has been sick the last week.  Opened up Blue Jay, and me mate Virgil arrived in his FS work vehicle and asked if I thought runners would turn up. Oh ye, I said, only fires keep them away.  My mate Bob drove up from his home in Fallbrook to help out, in his half open Jeep of course… he had to leave caus his back seat was collecting water.  What a good mate! 

Must admit a few pre-entered runners failed to attend, but the same day entrants made up the numbers and some more old faces graced us with their presence.  We are lucky.  It was magic, no one complained we were running the same course as the 12k and my drinker mate was the winner of the most improved… by 30 plus minutes no less.  I think most bettered their times in conditions that were questionable to say the less. 

Dean Dobberteen, my good mate wasted no time in taking the lead and felt good all the way to the finish line.  Unfortunately he didn’t break Jon Clarks time, but was real close.  My animal keeper friend, Ben Hian, pointed out Dean didn’t beat his time either… bit of rivalry I see!! Mike Sellers enjoyed his day in the rain to come second and Dave Brobeck was all smiles finishing third overall.  Must mention 45 year-old Fred Cowles still has his speed that used to win him races in years past, hope he comes back. Adam Van Bercklelaer bettered his time by 4 minutes and jumped 2 places overall, his dad would be proud.  You will notice some ages were missing in the results… please help me fill them in caus it held back my age group awards, both races now. These will be dished out next time if that is OK. 25 year-old Brian McDermott got his age group award and beat his Pop at the same time.  Thanks Bill. 

As for our lovely lady winners, even with the rain and the mud they all looked magic to me.  44 year-old Lisa O’Leary returned and repeated her first place finish and bettered her time by a few seconds.  Local mum Shannon Waegner improved her position by one to come in second and my sweetheart Michelle Barton took third female.  She placed first female and third overall one week earlier, but that was at the Avalon 50 mile trail race on Catalina Island!  Must mention Judy Maguire - she was close to her younger runner ladies.   

All in all you did good and the end result was we had another magic day in Blue Jay.  Virgil and his mates really helped me in time of need with directing traffic, etc. We will not know if the rest of the campground will be clear for the 18k, but be assured I will let you know.  Want to thank the many who help out, I gave lots of food and drink away to my old neighbors in LWs… they hope it rains on Feb 7.  I am sure whatever the conditions, we will share another magic experience, even if runners do talk when I am trying my best to get out of the rain.  Those nice people who disobey the dog rule, please leave your mutts at home and then for sure there are no accidents. Oh yes we have had them.  As for the one kid who asked me for a light for his cigarette, my kind words to him got through… that was a first! Don’t forget those running 2 races do get a lovely WTRS shirt and for those finishing all four of the series… you will like! 

TTFN for now, be good to each other.  Love Big BAZ

Results - 2009 WTRS 15K - January 24
Place Name m/f Age Time
1 Dean Dobberteen m 33 1:08:47
2 Mike Sellers m 29 1:09:40
3 Dave Brobeck m 36 1:11:52
4 Fred Cowles m 45 1:12:35
5 Rick Herr m 42 1:12:48
6 Adam Van Bearcklelaer m 31 1:13:42
7 Jeff Wong m 50 1:13:57
8 Brad Alexander m 42 1:16:32
9 Brooks Bolsinger m 15 1:18:18
10 Dave Stefani m 39 1:18:49
11 Scott Crellin m 33 1:19:15
12 Brian McDermott m 25 1:19:55
13 Barrie Williams m 53 1:20:05
14 Sam Bosworth m 31 1:20:45
15 John Heisner m 43 1:20:52
16 Lisa O'Leary f 44 1:21:07
17 Tom Gey m 56 1:22:00
18 Tim Downing m 42 1:22:06
19 Kurt Wittington m 31 1:22:45
20 Shannon Waegner f 30 1:22:47
21 Robert Harris m 49 1:23:22
22 Ben Hian m 39 1:24:00
23 Michelle Barton f 37 1:24:09
24 Gilbert Zaldivar m 48 1:24:57
25 Judy Maguire f 50 1:26:26
26 Sommer Van Bercklelaer f 32 1:27:21
27 David Bourguignon m 36 1:28:05
28 Matt Lawton m 34 1:28:07
29 Bob O'Toole m 45 1:29:15
30 Matt Ruis m 28 1:29:31
31 Steve Durand m 52 1:30:00
32 Jeff Harper m 40 1:30:16
33 Jerry Fetzer m 38 1:30:38
34 Matt Lampert m 28 1:30:46
35 Michael Hooker m 40 1:30:56
36 Chris Balck m 37 1:31:24
37 Nate Lampert m 32 1:31:30
38 Phil Anthony m 38 1:32:58
39 Ken Dempster m 38 1:33:26
40 Mike Hein m 44 1:35:23
41 Billy McDermott m 55 1:35:30
42 Kyle Smuckle m 23 1:35:41
43 Ann Willson f 31 1:35:48
44 Brett Abbot m 31 1:36:03
45 Peter Rowat m 67 1:36:13
46 Gary Citron m 51 1:36:15
47 Antonio Pierola m 54 1:37:16
48 Todd Bolsinger m 44 1:37:50
49 Stephanie Kinley f 38 1:38:03
50 Leigh Schumacher f 45 1:38:10
51 Jimmy Warren m 56 1:38:12
52 Alan Bursey m 43 1:38:15
53 James George m 54 1:38:16
54 Robert Fillacchione m 43 1:39:20
55 Todd Windisch m 44 1:39:43
56 Mike Antrim m 57 1:39:50
57 Orlina Schaver f 23 1:39:57
58 Jenny Fritzsche f 43 1:41:20
59 Eric Martin m 34 1:41:30
60 Brad Metzger m 32 1:41:32
61 Sherrl Ellerby f 44 1:41:33
62 Dan Dibbs m 51 1:42:05
63 Laura Ouiment f   1:42:24
64 Sachiko Pedder f 55 1:43:25
65 Mark Eickhoff m 47 1:44:04
66 Linda Kessman f 49 1:44:20
67 Dale Fietsam m 43 1:44:22
68 Debbie Fiischer f 55 1:44:25
69 Andrew Bison m 53 1:44:30
70 Kellie Rolph f 47 1:44:38
71 Rich Merritt m 47 1:44:40
72 Leon Grey m 63 1:44:51
73 Michael Neal m 48 1:45:02
74 Brian Perez m 35 1:45:34
75 Molly Kassouf f 38 1:45:38
76 Dave Krimmel m 51 1:45:40
77 Eric Lumba m   1:45:49
78 Jon Kinley m   1:46:20
79 Joy Blitz f 34 1:46:30
80 Frank Johnson m 26 1:47:17
81 Shawna Zorka f 24 1:47:31
82 Frank Mignano m 30 1:48:55
83 Neal O'Leary m 52 1:52:12
84 Doug Malewicki m 69 1:54:03
85 Jennifer Janis f 43 1:54:03
86 Jere Mayer f 56 1:55:00
87 Mike Barber m 47 1:55:33
88 Paul Johnson m 55 1:56:40
89 Melanie Weir f 44 1:57:16
90 Judy Gankel f 48 1:57:30
91 Madonna Bentz f 54 1:57
92 Colleen Hamman f 51 1:59:59
93 Andrew Collins m 59 2:00:03
94 Maria Clark f 44 2:00:05
95 Michelle Winsor m 50 2:02:06
96 Jon Nicanor m 29 2:02:28
97 Julia Holt f 42 2:02:58
98 Lisa Kealy f 46 2:31:30
99 Carol Ruprecht f 49 2:03:40
100 Ernie Myers m 60 2:04:35
101 Jody Van Zanten f 39 2:06:55
102 Patti Bosworth f 56 2:08:40
103 Hans Duncan m 56 2:10:50
104 Mary Fan f 32 2:10:53
105 Jane McGrath f 59 2:13:08
106 Scott Hartwick m 23 2:13:44
107 Maurie Bousquet m 66 2:19:27
108 Richard Nowicki m 63 2:31:13
109 Tracy Meinke f 46 2:32:11
110 Kerry Collins f 60 2:33:40
111 Gena Zanone f 53 2:36:00
112 Carol Stoyla f 52 2:36:13
113 Sandy Pirtle m   2:42:48
114 Leigh Corbin f 47 2:51:58
115 George Velasco m 55 2:51:59
116 Sandy Diaz f 48 2:55:43
117 Cris Diaz m 49 2:55:44


Lots of missing age data?  Also If you are not properly identified in the results or in a photo below let us know.
EMail the missing info & corrections to: DMalewicki@cox.net


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!)

15K race photos contributed by Michelle Barton, Jean Ho, Ted Hanik, David Krimmel & Doug Malewicki.


Big Baz the RD is finally apprehended after years of outwitting the FBI, the CIA, James Bond and the Cleveland National Forest Rangers.
(His long list of heinous crimes had nothing to do with his causing today's 15K downpours!) 
 

Why are all you wankers yelling "Kick out the chair, Kick out the chair?"

Enough of this clowning around!  I am the only one here allowed to do that!

It is cold and wet. 

See if you can find Sam Bosworth.  Is he from Minnesota?  You know - one of those people who is still doing outdoor BBQ cooking in shorts and a short sleeve shirt when it is 20 degrees below zero! 
Hint - read Baz's story above.

Some of the assembled crowd of runners.

Shannon Waegner & Michelle Barton

Maury Bosquet & RD Baz

iDad Doug Malewicki & iMichelle

Baz with ? family

Alan Bursey & Michelle

Baz & Doug
Michelle & Baz

?, Fred Cowles, Danny 139 &
204

? &
143

Michelle & Shannon
 

 

OUT ON THE 15K COURSE DURING THE RACE

Shannon Waegner - 2nd female in 1:22:47

Ken Dempster

Shannon

191

Alan Bursey

133

127

116

Leon Grey

#165 Michael Neal

214

154 & David Krimmel

147

Ted Hanik & Jon Resnick

Jennifer Janis & Doug sprinting & laughing to the finish!

Forest rangers Virgil, ? & ?


POST RACE FUN


Cold & drenched, but happy with mah beer!

From Jean Ho.  THE picture of the day that tells it ALL!!

(Whose legs are those?)


All soaked and having fun - Jennifer Janis, iDad Doug, Madonna Bentz & Judy Gaukel


 Would Smokey the bear (or Baz) approve?

Soaked Doug & Daughter Michelle

Shannon & Leon

Ye olde Goat - Steve Harvey in his new clean shaven disguise...

Michelle & Alan

Jon Resnick - our hero - who brought his stove and pancake batter to the WTRS 15K

Best kept secret at WTRS!

Ultra YUM!
(Don't get to excited - Jon will not be at the 18K, but will be out to run the 21K.)


Mike Barber protects the pancake batter from rainfall contamination for chef Jon, while ? , Leon Grey and Ted Hanik anxiously, though  patiently, await their turn.

Wild pancakenivorous animals, Dave Brobeck & Leon Grey, devour Jon's yummy ultra pancakes!

 

AWARDS

Time for the awards mateys!

And whoosh - another  downpour.  Big Baz unselfishly protected  all the results data by staying safely inside the RV.  What a guy!

Time to pull out the umbrellas!

? & Doug try to stay dry during the awards.  Quite a few runners had the forethought to bring umbrellas.

Dave Brobeck - Wet?  Cold?  Not m'm'mmee...
3rd overall in 1:11:52

1st place female was Lisa O'Leary in a time of
1:21:07

Dean Dobberteen was 1st place overall in a time of
1:08:47
 

And on the trip home...

ZZZZZZ...  Running plus making pancakes for all your new best friends will do this to you.

Jon was caught nodding off again by Ted's iPhone. These photos were instantly emailed to Doug for the website.

Eric Lumba and Doug Malewicki nodded off too.
 


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