February 21, 2009
21K Results

Winter Trail Run Series 21K  - February 21, 2009

Post race - the Final Story. 

Was it better than going to Disneyland, or what!  The nice cool dry weather brought out the best in everyone, a certain magic in the air you might say.  Funny how 126 runners started and we had 127 finishers… maybe someone from 2 weeks ago got back in the race! My new well- schooled finish line crew did magic, amazing what you can do with good people.  No news on my mates who had to return home after the race started, fingers crossed all is well with Bill.  Must thank our Forest Service mate, Tony, who drove them back to their car in SJC. 

(Baz's Sunday morning UPDATE on Bill Johnson: "My mate Bill is fine.  Did go to the hospital and get checked out... Heart was ok... All good.")

Yes, it was the final race in our 09 WTRS.  Many runners I know would like it to continue through the year, but many said it was just right.  Every race was a winner, although these winter conditions will have to improve before 2010.  The sunshine did screw up a couple of runners.  They went out too hard and the tough course repaid them in no uncertain terms… Hey that is all part of the learning curve.  Kevin Gillotti, his name sounds like a racing driver not a runner, but he came across that finish line looking pretty good.  I asked him if he was being pushed by anyone, he said a tall bloke gave him plenty going up to the first aid station, but from the bottom of Horse Thief he ran strong to the top and then ran on his own the rest of the way.  I am sure Horse Thief got to many of you… but everyone finished.  Dean Dobberteen followed Kevin by 3 minutes and was full of praise for the winner.  50 year-old Jeff Wong came in third overall and felt the whole series has helped with his race plans.  I predicted a woman would be top ten, but my money was not on Shannon Waegner.  She has so improved since I met her and missing the last race seemed to spur her on.  Being only 13 minutes behind the over all winner was something she didn’t expect, go Shannon!  Laura Knight was only a minute and 23 seconds behind to take second and 42 year-old Sharon L’Heureux ran great to take 3rd.  All the age group winners where happy receiving their medals and getting their photo taken with that cheap camera!  Must thank me ole mate Doug Malewicki. He posts all the info for this web site and feels he has finally finished all the Big BAZ race info.  He will be rewarded… in kind. 

I do really thank all the series runners over the last couple of months, without your input at the races I just wouldn’t be able to do my job.  What job you might ask, many of you get the impression I really enjoy being on stage for a couple of hours with a bunch of strange uncontrollable trail runners.  The home made bread and personalized cakes from a couple of lovely ladies makes me feel pretty lucky I can do this job.  Yes, please put the WTRS down on your racing calendar for 2010, but don’t forget my other races, SJT50K in three weeks, my Shadow of the Giants 50K May 30 up in Fish Camp, come up run with Rob McNair see him finish his 20th year at Shadow.  We are going to have a party, all night long!  Who sang that song?  Must mention Saddleback Trail Marathon November 7, I know you all will be ready for that.  Please don’t forget to get your race entries in early our magic sport is really growing and we only have 150 spots at Blue Jay Campground. I know you would hate to miss out. Please use my email address for any running questions, always happy to advise and help.


Whatever race you are doing, enjoy it, hug your fellow runner, not in the race of course! 

 Much Love from BIG BAZ the RD XXXX   bazhawley@sti.net

Results - 2009 WTRS  21K - February 21
Place Name m/f age time
1 KevinGillotto m 39 1:38:27
2 Dean Dobberteen m 33 1:41:17
3 Jeff Wong m 50 1:43:12
4 Armando Torres m 38 1:44:00
5 David Christof m 29 1:48:07
6 Rob McNair m 55 1:48:54
7 Scott Crellin m 33 1:49:16
8 Ben Hian m 39 1:50:59
9 Shannon Waegner f 30 1:51:06
10 Laura Knight f 39 1:52:29
11 Martin Brooks m 43 1:53:26
12 Sharon L'Heureux f 42 1:53:45
13 Brian McDermott m 25 1:53:55
14 Evodio Neri m 37 1:54:07
15 Tom Gey m 56 1:54:45
16 Scott McKenzie m 54 1:55:00
17 Barrie Williams m 53 1:55:48
18 Roger Relayo m 29 1:56:43
19 Lisa O'Leary f 44 1:56:57
20 Adam Van Bearklelaer m 31 1:57:36
21 Matt Ruiz m 28 1:57:34
22 Michelle Barton f 37 1:57:35
23 Alex Hamlow m 42 1:57:51
24 Judy Mcguire f 50 1:58:00
25 Tom Doyle m 44 2:00:00
26 Jeff Smith m 39 2:00:50
27 Jay Beale m 45 2:01:11
28 Mike Dimick m 28 2:01:40
29 Oliver Jarricot m 40 2:02:30
30 Lambert Timmermans m 42 2:02:34
31 Zack Johnton m 40 2:02:38
32 Gilbert Zaldivar m 48 2:03:58
33 Habib Torfi m 52 2:05:03
34 Ken Dempster m 38 2:05:55
35 Steve Merriles m 57 2:06:21
36 Leslie Buehler f 40 2:07:05
37 Trey Handley m 24 2:07:36
38 Reuben Gerber m 37 2:08:29
39 Phil Anthony m 38 2:09:11
40 Theresa Apodaca f   2:09:18
41 Jenny Fritzsche f 43 2:09:25
42 Gary Citron m 51 2:10:16
43 Ann Wilson f 31 2:11:14
44 Dave Bouiguignon m 34 2:11:25
45 Billy McDermott m 57 2:11:35
46 Jonathan Resnik m 48 2:12:55
47 Mikael Hooker m 40 2:14:24
48 Jerry Fetzer m 38 2:14:28
49 Jon Nicanor m 29 2:14:56
50 Michael Neal m 48 2:15:09
51 Michael Holloman m 28 2:15:39
52 Sachiko Pedder f 55 2:15:44
53 Eric Martin m 34 2:16:01
54 Stephanie Kinley f 38 2:16:55
55 Jimmy Warren m 56 2:17:27
56 Laura Ouiment f   2:17:44
57 Peter Penland m 52 2:18:23
58 Mark Eickoff m 47 2:19:12
59 Rick Spencer m 59 2:19:34
60 Debbie Fischer f 55 2:19:49
61 Steve Durand m 52 2:20:21
62 Brandy Bounds f 28 2:20:32
63 Chaz Nicholl m   2:20:33
64 Jennifer Fuller f 26 2:21:43
65 Josephine Dimick f 24 2:21:50
66 Erin Brown f 33 2:22:25
67 Leon Gray m 63 2:22:33
68 Frank Mignano m 30 2:23:24
69 Mike Antrim m 57 2:24:13
70 Molly Kassouf f 38 2:24:45
71 Jeff Harper m 40 2:24:57
72 Brett Abbot m 31 2:26:28
73 Evan Devane m 18 2:26:35
74 Linda Kessman f 49 2:27:17
75 Antonio Pierola m 54 2:27:23
76 Dan Dibb m 51 2:27:33
77 Robert Barkschat m 44 2:27:52
78 Dan Runhaar m 32 2:28:30
79 Kim McKay f 32 2:28:30
80 Dave Krimmel m 51 2:29:28
81 Megan Mohebbi f 55 2:29:34
82 Lori Szikra f 50 2:29:45
83 Kevin Kong m 46 2:30:23
84 Joy Blitz f 34 2:30:43
85 Dale Fietsam m 43 2:31:58
86 Sandy Pirtle m 54 2:32:41
87 Jennifer Janis f 43 2:33:47
88 Suzie Gutierrez f 33 2:34:08
89 Judy Gankel f 48 2:34:43
90 Chris Diaz m 49 2:34:55
91 Michele Mecham f 30 2:35:16
92 Rich Meritt m 47 2:38:07
93 Vince Balch m 53 2:38:45
94 John Leinbech m 53 2:38:45
95 John Kinley m 38 2:40:00
96 Andrew Collins m   2:40:21
97 Craig Rothenburger m 56 2:40:35
98 Neil Oleary m 52 2:41:00
99 Eric Lumba m 41 2:41:42
100 Kedric Francis m 48 2:42:39
101 Kristen Trujillo f 38 2:42:54
102 Doug Malewicki m 69 2:43:40
103 Colleen Hamman f 51 2:44:55
104 Mike Barber m 47 2:46:45
105 Carol Ruprecht f 49 2:48:58
106 Carol Stoyla f 52 2:51:38
107 Madonna Bentz f 54 2:51:38
108 Maurie Bousquet m 66 2:54:36
109 Melaine Weir f 44 2:55:53
110 Jody Van Zanten f 39 2:57:46
111 Mike McCoy m 50 2:58:51
112 Linsey Handley f 25 2:59:17
113 Paul Johnson m 55 3:00:12
114 Julia Holt f 42 3:03:33
115 Hans Duncan m 56 3:04:33
116 Ernie Myers m 60 3:07:07
117 Nicole Vollenweider f 25 3:07:54
118 Dianna Daly f 52 3:19:16
119 Richard Nowicki m 63 3:23:13
120 Mike Hoodman m 54 3:24:10
121 James Guam m 26 3:25:06
122 Stephanie Guam f 25 3:25:06
123 Matt Robinson m 30 3:25:07
124 Jean Ho f 41 3:26:31
125 Aneda Cassidy f 42 3:26:34
126 Jill Nelson f   3:26:35
127 Tracy Meinke m 46 3:35:22

 

We don't know all your names.  If you see yourself  in any photos below, please email: DMalewicki@cox.net
with proper spelling & which photo you are in as  identified  by section, row and column.  Thanks.
 

Your WTRS photo contributers!.  Big Baz says THANK YOU & XXXXX

David Krimmel

Michelle Barton

Lori Szikra

Jean Ho

Doug Malewicki
(who hates Jean Ho because he has had to sign a 9 letter last name his entire life.)
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!)
 

Volunteers Bill & Sandy Johnson.
(Baz is happy to report that all is FINE with Bill!)

Chris DiaZ and Big Baz. (How come Baz "Don't get no respect?")

IDad Doug wore his 1999 WTRS shirt.  (AND Bill McDermott was wearing his 1997 WTRS sweatshirt!)

Maurie Bosquet spent his pre race warm up time running all over after firewood odds and ends.

Top of Trabuco Aid Station volunteer (and the trail race ladies heart throb) Kirk Fortini with Baz and Chris
   

 

OUT ON THE 21K COURSE DURING THE RACE


3, 2 1, Start!

Keira 4 wheels it up to her aid station post!

Keira, Kirk and Jennifer Janis
 
Have a cookie mah dear..

Fabio who?

The creek crossing.

Volunteers Annie and Steve Harvey at the critical creek  junction make sure everyone turns off the Trabuco trail to head up Horse Thief trail - a 1,400 foot steep climb.

Rachell and Beiyi (The Costa Rica "Coastal Cuties") are the Aid station volunteers at the top of the Horse Thief trail.
       

 

2007 Garmin GPS data with Google Earth Views (2009 was 11.9 miles & 3,471' of climbs)


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.

 

POST RACE FUN


El Supremo pancake chef Jon Resnick has Doug Malewicki as another happy customer.

Kristen Trujillo enjoys the best kept secret at WTRS!

Geezer Doug, do you take this young vivacious woman to be your... "Sure, as long as I get more of Jon's pancakes!"
 
 
       
       

 

AWARDS & BIG BAZ'S MAGIC RAFFLE


  The 2009 WTRS is over.
So sad...
Baz has nothing left to live for.
"GOODBYE Cruel World..."


PLEASE give Big Baz a reason to live...
SJT 50K is March 14th

Shadow of the Giants is May 30th
Saddleback Trail Marathon is November 7th

(Yeah, this was just a shameless plug!)