February 20, 2010
21K Results

Winter Trail Run Series 21K  - February 20, 2010
 

WTRS  21K  Report

Well there you have it, another Winter Trail Run Series in the bag as they say.  To me personally it was the best year we have had and we do go back a long time.  The race distances seem to suit the ultra guys as well as those running a trail race for the first time.  It sure starts the year off on the right foot, as you might say. The magic starts with seeing runners turn up at Blue Jay with smiles and a hug for the old RD, whatever the weather conditions.  We sure did get the extremes this year, but today was perfect for running the challenging 13 plus miles. I know the out-of-state runners enjoyed their day in California.

My lead up to the race is usually checking on all the entrants, names I know etc, and then the final thing is the latest weather report.  I always watch channel 4 weekday news in the morning.  For the most part they are pretty good… giving us perfect weather on the last race was important, brought out some last minute first timers and hopefully recruits for other trail races.  Have to mention the magic support I have had, from my regulars Bill and Sandy at the early morning registration and finish line.  Also the good mates who turn up and lend a helping hand.  My long time mate, Steve Harvey, helped me with course markings and removal for every race.  Steve is also the RD for ultras in our local Cleveland National Forest, which I might add are doing very well.  See: www.OldGoatRunners.com.  All in all we don’t have a bad team, along with the support of all my Forest Service mates it wouldn’t go on and I know you support me in thanking them.  Must give a plug to my really old mate Doug for promptly adding my story and results to my web site, which most seem to read and enjoy. 

As for Saturday’s 21K race, the outcome was inevitable given the talent on the front line as we waited for Virgil to give the order to run.  At mile one I was able to see the racers go by and out front was a very serious bunch… and that was at mile one.  There is always much to do while waiting for the early finishers like remarking the course through Falcon Trail, preparing the supply of food and drink.  Must mention a few did go astray after coming down the Main Divide Road, but all were accounted for at the finish line. 

Rain was always in the air and the temperature did drop at times while we waited, but our regular winner turned up right on time.  Big Jon Clarke is amazing, by turning up and winning the last 3 of the 4 series races gave him hero status in my book.  And being the guy he is, he always mentioned his competitors with respect with comments like… “I never saw them after I charged up Horse Thief Tail”  That’s nice I thought!  The camaraderie shown with all the top runners is magic including my girls, and Saturday’s winner Carey Edge with the Irish/Portsmouth accent was no exception.  Shame she had to leave early for her school-coaching job. 

Second and third overall have been battling it out every race, with 40 year-old Kevin finishing nearly two and a half minutes in front of big Dean.  The last runner in the top ten was my mate Brian McDermott, only 16 minutes separated that elite group of front runners.  Lovely Carey was 11th overall by the way, Sharon Dressel and the ever improving Stephie Grant taking second and third respectively. Over 50 charming ladies were in the race and that is all good for the sport, right guys! 

All the award winners deserve their medals.  Must thank all the good people who stayed around for the Award/Raffle, hopefully most of you won something nice.  Again thanks to A Snail Pace and my mate Bob for supporting the races, they are the best running store in the country… Bob told me!  Must thank my mate Mike at E-Gel, he is all over my on-line entries. 

My mate Chaz from INKnBURN is supplying some nice personalized T-shirts for the overall 1, 2, 3 men and women Winter Trail Run Series winners.   The men were our winners on Saturday and the women were, 1st Stephanie Grant, 2nd Sharon Dressel  and 3rd Stephney Kinley .  My mate Chaz will be contacting you for sizes, etc. and he will ship the special boxed tech shirts…. Can’t be bad hey! 

Hope you liked this year’s series T-shirt and the very special sweatshirt for runners finishing all 4 series races.  Show them off with pride, it could help spread the word about our special sport.  But I must mention for next year, please enter early, whether for just one of the races or all 4, we are stuck with that limit of 150 runners.  Of course, most would agree it would not be as personal if we had 5,000 runners! I agree with that and there would definitely be some dick-head talking when I am, hate that!  Please be good to yourselves over the racing season, running more is not always the best, quality is most important.  Don’t forget I will post my Sierra Summer Trail Race Series near Yosemite starting July 17.  Hey you might be vacationing up there and the new races will, of course, include nice abuse from an old bloke.  My email address bazhawley@sti.net will get me anywhere if you want to give me a heads up. 

Hug ye kids for me and keep smiling.   Much Love and Thanks from Big BAZ XX

Results - 2010 WTRS  21K - February 20
Place Name m/f age Time
1 Jon Clarke m 35 1:39:42
2 Kevin Gillotti m 40 1:43:35
3 Dean Dobberteen m 34 1:46:11
4 John Lewis m 42 1:50:30
5 Sam Bosworth m 32 1:50:41
6 Dan Arsenault m 47 1:52:10
7 Jeff Wong m 51 1:52:35
8 Dan Lehnberg m 49 1:52:59
9 Evodio Neri m 39 1:54:30
10 Brian McDermott m 26 1:55:00
11 Carey Edge f 50 1:55:26
12 Wade Blomgren m 48 1:58:49
13 Adam VanBerckelaer m 32 2:01:13
14 Robbert Harris m 50 2:01:54
15 Wayne Cottrel m 47 2:02:10
16 Robert Drewell m 36 2:02:21
17 Phillip Anthony m 39 2:02:32
18 Justin Neville m 37 2:02:42
19 Sharon Dressel f 42 2:03:06
20 Joe Distel m 45 2:04:12
21 Tom Gey m 57 2:04:38
22 Michael Hooker m 41 2:05:27
23 Stephanie Grant f 30 2:05:41
24 Rufus Schneider f 49 2:08:30
25 Tom Doyle m 45 2:08:43
26 Pete Kirkham m 53 2:08:43
27 Jayme Baldwin f 29 2:09:00
28 Nhut Tran m 28 2:10:26
29 Jerry Fetzer m 39 2:11:10
30 Keira Henninger f 33 2:11:12
31 Ryan Blazejewski m 33 2:11:13
32 Michael Gucwa m 26 2:11:13
33 Matt Ruiz m 29 2:12:14
34 Tom Mountain m 51 2:12:28
35 Michael Kelly m 50 2:12:48
36 Trevor Cox m 30 2:13:18
37 Jeremy Cokes m 31 2:14:22
38 John Hanson m 36 2:14:45
39 Bob Morris m 57 2:15:12
40 Eric Martin m 35 2:15:25
41 Stephney Kinley f 39 2:17:15
42 Patric McDonald m 22 2:14:45
43 Zack Johnson m 41 2:17:53
44 Bill McDermott m 58 2:18:48
45 Michael Neal m 49 2:19:23
46 David Bourguignon m 37 2:19:56
47 Molly Kassouf f 39 2:20:13
48 Kent Dempster m 39 2:21:22
49 Annette McCall f 35 2:22:35
50 Theresa Apodaca f 47 2;22:47
51 Karol Bagby f   2:23:35
52 Kirby Keith m 45 2:23:39
53 Ben Hian m 40 2:23:42
54 Jill Bricker f 34 2:23:46
55 Michelle Barton f 38 2:24:22
56 Gary Citron m 53 2:24:40
57 Karen Zwicker f 30 2:24:50
58 Ingrid Pederson f 30 2:24:58
59 Rick Spencer m 60 2:25:19
60 John Ganahl m 65 2:25:22
61 Edward Carmichael m 51 2:26:09
62 Jason McKelvey m 28 2:26:16
63 John Lembeck m 54 2:26:26
64 Bill Trap m 62 2:26:32
65 Jeff Harper m 41 2:26:42
66 Karla Miller f 39 2:26:58
67 Jenna Andresen f 23 2:27:18
68 Ashley Boyer f 23 2:27:18
69 Leon Gray m 64 2:27:27
70 Mindi Kelly f 42 2:27:31
71 Mike Antrim m 58 2:29:00
72 David Cassidy m 52 2:29:40
73 Malissa Sheppard f 39 2:29:50
74 Hugh Marley m 47 2:29:50
75 Alan Distel m 45 2:30:36
76 Tara Jordan f 39 2:32:35
77 Steve Duran m 53 2:33:17
78 John Vermente m 52 2:33:33
79 Brett Abbott m 32 2:34:28
80 Jesse Espinoza m 39 2:34:31
81 Grant Bullis m 44 2:34:54
 
Place Name m/f age Time
82 Tania Talgi f 38 2:35:00
83 Laura Ouiment f 38 2:35:21
84 Melinda Weir f 45 2:35:44
85 Mark Eickhoff m 48 2:36:41
86 Dan Shulstad m 51 2:36:49
87 Dee Peytton f 47 2:36:50
88 Rick Smith m 51 2:37:10
89 Jean Sorenson f 47 2:37:11
90 Jonathan Jordan m 55 2:37:12
91 Sandy Allen f 55 2:27:53
92 George James m 55 2:39:44
93 Ervin Edwards f 40 2:40:06
94 Maria Rodriquez f 27 2:40:10
95 Dan Choi m 21 2:40:10
96 Timinater Kliegl m 59 2:40:11
97 Bill Hegard m 51 2:40:15
98 Susan Kha f 22 2:40:22
99 Dale Fietsam m 44 2:40:30
100 John Slouka m 46 2:40:35
101 James Schoelles m 43 2:40:40
102 Tanmmi Washburn f 39 2:40:51
103 Andrew Bison m 54 2:41:19
104 Shana Siren f 35 2:41:57
105 Vinnie Balch m 54 2:42:15
106 Robert Barkschat m 45 2:42:56
107 Carol Ruprecht f 50 2:42:56
108 Ellie Adamson f 51 2:43:02
109 Kurt Erlandson m 55 2:43:43
110 Brittany Hyland f 27 2:44:19
111 Lori Szikra f 52 2:45:24
112 Trevor Keetch m 30 2:46:01
113 Johnathan Resnick m 49 2:46:12
114 Lisa Roehn-Gensel f 42 2:47:34
115 Andy Collins m 60 2:48:27
116 Michael Hooker m 41 2:48:27
117 Jim Dixon m   2:48:34
118 Neal Marshal m 31 2:48:38
119 Madonna Bentz f 55 2:48:40
120 Doug Montana m 49 2:48:52
121 Steve Seapter m 39 2:49:37
122 Kathryn Roberts f 49 2:50:28
123 Sue Wright f 51 2:52:19
124 Frank Mignano m 31 2:52:38
125 Jon Nicanor m 30 2:52:38
126 Julie Holt f 43 2:53:06
127 Stu Drake m 55 2:54:10
128 Jane McGrath f 60 2:54:32
129 Kate Arnold f 46 2:56:17
130 Jim Lewis m 46 2:56:32
131 Jolynn Perez m 39 2:57:02
132 Cindy Minich f 51 2:57:22
133 Scott Jaggers m 29 2:58:19
134 Robin Schubaner f 38 2:59:47
135 Chuck Wright m 61 3:03:27
136 Chris Diaz m 41 3:05:31
137 Richard Skinner m 38 3:05:46
138 Sharon Skinner f 31 3:05:46
139 Doug Malewicki m 70 3:09:19
140 Jeffrey Webster m 53 3:06:21
141 Peter Rowat m 68 3:09:20
142 Cindy Shulstad f 43 3:09:43
143 John Kuntz m 55 3:10:23
144 Shannon Morris f 30 3:10:23
145 Hans Duncan m 57 3:11:02
146 Kerry Collins f 61 3:13:36
147 Sharon Wentworth f 67 3:13:38
148 Caroline Rainand f 42 3:15:10
149 Patti Bosworth f 57 3:15:40
150 Shelby Clatterbuck f 37 3:15:54
151 Trisha Speaker f 35 3:19:54
152 Jeanne Sesky f 44 3:20:16
153 Glen Jones m 53 3:21:44
154 Cynthia Shirah f 42 3:24:25
155 Cathleen Larson f 39 3:24:27
156 Paul Johnson m 56 3:24:45
157 Richard Nowicki m 64 3:43:49
158 Tracy Meinke m 47 3:45:59
159 Kara De Mille f 23 3:46:03
160 Chris Koval m 40 3:54:40
161 Ken Wagner m 32 4:17:01
162 Tara Wagner f 26 4:17:01



We don't know all your names.  If you see yourself  in any photos below
& would like to be properly identified,
please email: DMalewicki@cox.net with proper spelling & which photo you are in as  identified  by section, row and column.  Thanks.
21K photos provided by Michelle Barton, Alan Distel, Rick Spencer & Doug Malewicki
 

PRE-RACE
(click on this or any any picture to see a larger detailed version)
(If you want the original 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!)
 

Ryan Blazejewski came all the way from Rhode Island to run Big Baz's trail race.  Here with Michelle Barton.

Leonard & Jody Van Zanten manned the SoCal Trail Headz booth.  They provided yogurt cups with fruit & granola along with hot Cappuccino!!  YUM!

Rob Harris ready for another fun day on the trails.

Michelle with
Fireman Captain Anthony Beigel

Virgil Mink with ? & ?

Molly Kassouf

Laura Ouiment

?, Keith Swiatkowski & ?

Doug & daughter Michelle

?

Ryan Blazejewski by the colorful INKnBURN van

?

Leon Gray & ?

Andrew Bison is a proud "Run or Die" fan

Ken Dempster

?

Time for Baz's pre-race briefing!

Quite the crowd today!

162 finished today's 21K!

 

OUT ON THE 21K COURSE DURING THE RACE


Dean Dobberteen

Ryan
Blazejewski

Dan Arsenault

Sam Bosworth

What a grand day!

Up and up we go.

Today's super weather made up for the 18K "mud & river" run

Watch that Leon!

Rob H
arris

Michael Hooker

Starting up the Horsetheif trail.

Keira Henninger
(RD for the Leona Divide 50 mile ultra  www.leonadivide.com April 17th)  

AND just after crossing the creek is the evil, long climb up Horsetheif

Nhut Tran leads John Lembeck through the creek
 
Jamie Baldwin and the other runners crossing the creek are still smiling!

Karla Miller part way up Horsethief as the fog builds.

Michelle Barton approaching the top of Horsethief.

Michelle is happy that horsethief is over!

Tania
Talgi is cruisin'

 A bit past the final aid station.  ? & Maria Rodriguez 2:40:10 enjoying the 3 mile downhill to the finish.

 

Dale Feitsam enjoys the fantastic view of Lake Elsinore far below (be sure to click on this one to see large!).
 

 

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)! 

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 Google earth views and flyby comes from uploading the Garmin GPS data to http://connect.garmin.com/. 

 

POST RACE FUN


Wade Blomgren with Michelle Barton

Keith Swiatkowski with Michelle

Once again Sandi & Bill faithfully handled registration & results for Baz

Forest preserve officials ? & ? with
Fireman Captain Anthony Beigel (right).
Jody & Leonard Van Zanten in the SoCal Trail Headz booth Rob Harris gets a cappuccino from the SoCal Trail Headz booth Doug Malewicki enjoying a hot cappuccino AND a cold beer The relaxed finishers

 

AWARDS & BIG BAZ'S MAGIC RAFFLE

A prize and hug from Big Baz

Gathering for the Awards presentations

A prize and hug from Big Baz

Doug Malewicki, 70, got 1st in age

Chris Diaz

Chaz Nickell

Ingrid Pederson & Sam Bosworth who was 5th overall in 1:50:41

Rick Spencer, 60, with his 1st in age medal - finished in 2:25:19

Stephanie Grant won 3rd place female in 2:05:41

Jane McGrath, 60, 1st in age in 2:54:32

Sharon Dressel, 42, 2nd overall female in 2:03:06

Rick Spencer and Lori Szrika who finished in 2:45:24

Dean Dobberteen - 3rd place overall in 1:46:11

Kevin Gillotti 2nd place overall in 1:43:35

Jon Clarke won 1st in the 21K in a time of 1:39:42

Jon Clarke with his FIRST PLACE  INKnBURN WTRS shirt.  Jon won 3 of the 4 WTRS events outright!

Baz does not give away center stage easily!

The TOP THREE overall winners for the entire WTRS series: Jon Clarke (1), Dean Dobberteen (3) and Kevin Gillotti (2).

Chaz Nickell, Michelle Barton and Dad Doug Malewicki

Three runners all the way from North OHIO with Baz!  (L-R) Ed Carmichael, Alan Distel & Joe Distel.
 
Next it is time for Big Baz's MAGIC Raffle

? & Michelle Barton won "midget" shirts in the raffle.  Michelle's is going to 10 year old daughter Sierra who ran the WTRS 15K.

Hans Duncan won some socks! 

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Shelby Clatterbuck won a $50 Snails Pace running shop gift certificate

Hey puny humans, watch out, I am entered in the 2011 WTRS!  Arf!

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  The 2010
Winter Trail Run Series is over.
Next up is the San Juan Trail 50K Ultra on March 6th.