February 5, 2011
18K Results

Winter Trail Run Series 18K  - February 5, 2011

Morning each… Oh what a magic day in Blue Jay… our race series seems to be going just great, don’t forget only one more race in the series to go… be ready.

My good luck is holding with the magic weather, the same time last year we ran in rain 3 of the 4 races.  Hey the race goes on.  Some nice surprises yesterday… never happened before at any race I know of, a photo tells the story really.  I didn’t know what was going to go down when I got approached before the start of the race.  Good luck to them I say and she really didn’t know what he had decided to do.  One for the series hey!

First ever MARRAIGE PROPOSAL at a Big Baz trail race!

Just before the start of the 18K Matt interrupted Big Baz's pre-race trail briefing to ask if he could make an announcement. 
Matt then got on bended knee and proposed to his running partner Brittany in front of all the runners!

Brittany accepted and the crowd went nuts cheering!  The race started just a minute later with Brittany still crying.  They finished together in 2:07:17 (61st & 62nd place) and then opened & shared a bottle of Champagne with all to celebrate.

The growing family of runners we have at Blue Jay for the series is still growing.  Having Paula Newby-Frazer come by to show her talents on the trails was unexpected… along with her talented two mates from San Diego area.  Paula did sustain a beating on her knees after a dive on the trail, she was not alone, of course… and me mate who hit is noggin (head)…  All my mates who come early to help unload my Lambo and stay around to help the old feller clean up…. Thanks.  Bill and Sandy had everything under control all day, true mates.  For those who prepaid for a pass and got a ticket… send it to me.  I must find another course to by the passes, other than my mates at the FS (Forest Service).  

Me mate, Jace, returned to show his talents after winning the 12K… He made his move early and worked hard to win by a minute, a good time on that course… wasn’t easy he said.  Jason Baldwin raced across the finish to take second and Mark Donaldson was just a couple of minutes behind Jason to take third overall.  My mate Kurt Wittington continues to impress me and was real happy to beat our local girl Michelle Barton, she was happy, as always to win and chasing down the blokes is always on her mind on the trail.  Her mate Holly Anderton was only two runners back to take second and still in the top ten.  My old Champ mate Paula looked like she had been in the Gulf War when crossing the finish line, coming in third overall in the women’s division.  But like the tough lady she is, some cold water to clean the nasty damage and she was ready to rock.  All the award winners did good, me mate Doug won his division, again… and lovely Jane McGrath was all smiles to get her well earned over 60 award.  For those who stuck around to win a “raffle/please let me win something” hope you enjoy the fun.  When you are a lonely man living in a gated community where the average age is 75, I look forward to all my Saturday morning hugs.  Shame we can’t bottle the experience, we could make a fortune.  I do hope our mate Leon Grey gets through his serious cycling accident, I know we all wish him well.  It was good to see my handsome FS mate Anthony out and about at Blue Jay, his neatly pressed uniform is always a welcome sight.  I saw him looking at all the young girls, swine!

So there we have it, I hope you can all return in a couple of weeks for final race of our series.  Maybe we have more of a party, bring wine!  A King and Queen of the WTRS will be announced, the WTRS sweat shirts will be available for those who have run all the races….I think everyone gave me your sizes.  Yes, I still have the series T-shirts available … you can buy one for 10 bucks, I think I made too many.  Also if anyone is interested in buying my popular “TRAIL Rock” T-shirts I will bring some, only 15 bucks.

Don’t forget,  “What happens in Blue Jay, stays in Blue Jay”.  Keep rockin'.  Love Big BAZ XXX

       Love and Happy Valentines to all me ladies!  BIG BAZ XXX        
bazhawley@sti.net

Results - 2011 WTRS 15K - January 22nd

Place Name m/f Age Time   Place Name m/f Age Time
1 Jace  Hensley m 21 1:23:29   59 Frank  Bignano m 32 2:06:04
2 Jason  Baldwin m 35 1:24:21   60 Melanie  Weir f 46 2:06:56
3 Mark   Donaldson m 47 1:26:45   61 Matt  Bradeck m 35 2:07:17
4 Kurt  Whittington m 33 1:29:35   62 Brittany  Brickweg f 27 2:07:17
5 Michelle  Barton f 40 1:29:40   63 Linda  Kessman f 51 2:09:45
6 Guston  Fieldhouse m 44 1:33:11   64 Hugh  Marley m 48 2:09:54
7 Holly  Anderton f 40 1:33:26   65 Mike  Antrim m 59 2:09:59
8 John  Desrosiers m 28 1:34:07   66 Andrea  Sanford f 29 2:10:59
9 Matt  Ruiz m 30 1:34:20   67 Julie  Canales f 41 2:10:59
10 Mark  Kelly m 47 1:34:27   68 Dan  Shulstad m 52 2:11:54
11 Sam  Bosworth m 33 1:34:58   69 Kliegl  Timinator m 60 2:11:58
12 Briam  Millius m 38 1:35:17   70 Art  Accedo m 44 2:12:30
13 Paula Newby Frazer f 48 1:36:28   71 John  Nowak m 47 2:12:59
14 Andrew  Routh m 27 1:38:38   72 Sharon  Boles f 43 2:14:04
15 John  Hanson m 36 1:39:22   73 Andy  Bisom m 55 2:15:40
16 Morgan  Goff m 48 1:41:48   74 Ellie  Adamson f 53 2:17:19
17 Jayme  Baldwin f 30 1:42:45   75 Sean  Calahan m 40 2:18:22
18 Joe  Schupp m 45 1:42:45   76 Tracy  Cole f 32 2:18:29
19 Jackilyn  Lowry f 23 1:43:26   77 Kelly  Mok f 43 2:18:41
20 Mork  Heon m 40 1:43:26   78 Marcus  Arias m 34 2:18:56
21 Colin  Calahan m 19 1:45:28   79 Chris  Phelps m 36 2:19:17
22 Rufus  Schneider f 50 1:45:32   80 Heather  Phelps f 34 2:19:17
23 Gina  Natere f 36 1:45:49   81 Brittany  Highland f 28 2:20:48
24 Peter  Rindelaub m 35 1:46:32   82 Jim  George m 56 2:21:38
25 Cole  Ladwig m 24 1:46:48   83 Bill  Hegardt m 52 2:21:56
26 Steven  De La Cruz m 37 1:47:12   84 Julia  Holt f 44 2:23:15
27 Phillip  Anthony m 46 1:48:23   85 Steve Hale m 47 2:24:05
28 Justine  Neville m 38 1:48:35   86 Mary  Phan f 34 2:24:34
29 Gavin  Goff m 15 1:48:38   87 Dorene  Nathan f 37 2:24:56
30 Tom Gey m 58 1:48:40   88 Mary  Ann  Gehring f 47 2:24:56
31 Jenny  Fritzche f 45 1:49:51   89 Karla  Miller f 40 2:27:25
32 Eric  Hutchinson m 41 1:50:00   90 Steve  Seapker m 40 2:27:25
33 Annie  Cierna f 24 1:50:13   91 Chad  Amick m 28 2:27:40
34 Hannah  Lettau f 22 1:51:04   92 Pat  Moore f 49 2:30:16
35 Jezza  Fetzer m 40 1:51:04   93 Liz  Bachman f 48 2:31:17
36 Steve  Blake m 36 1:52:33   94 Jill  Childers f 46 2:32:10
37 Billy  McDermott m 59 1:53:52   95 Theresa  Apodaca f 48 2:32:38
38 Katrina  Medici f 18 1:54:55   96 Chuck  Wright m 62 2:34:10
39 Dave  Stefani m 43 1:55:02   97 Hans  Duncan m 58 2:36:40
40 Dave  Bourguignon m 38 1:56:35   98 Doug  Malewicki m 71 2:37:25
41 Tom  DeNault m 46 1:57:10   99 Janet  Wendle f 48 2:38:56
42 Alan  Brown m 43 1:57:53   100 Jill  Davis f 30 2:38:56
43 Michael  Kelly m 51 1:57:53   101 Sue  Wright f 52 2:41:25
44 Scott  White m 46 1:58:32   102 Kristen  Trujillo f 40 2:42:20
45 Ken  Dempster m 46 2:00:22   103 Jim Dixon m 55 2:42:25
46 Michelle  Litzinger f 28 2:00:26   104 Lauren  Miertschin f 45 2:42:32
47 Ingrid  Pederson f 31 2:01:50   105 Rick  Strobaugh m 59 2:42:58
48 John  Arnold m 50 2:02:04   106 Sheila  Arias f 39 2:43:02
49 Mark  Eickoff m 49 2:02:53   107 Madona  Bentz f 56 2:43:02
50 Jeanie  Sesky f 45 2:03:00   108 Jane  McGrath f 61 2:45:23
51 Kurt  Erlandson m 56 2:03:53   109 Melissa  Shepard f 41 2:50:36
52 Charlie  Bachman m 57 2:04:04   110 Kathrine  Duncan f 51 2:50:36
53 Tyler  Forbes m 46 2:05:01   111 TJ Ryan m 32 2:56:12
54 Dale  Giernet m 47 2:05:16   112 Patti  Bosworth f 58 2:56:13
55 Sean  Fenner m 59 2:05:30   113 Cindy  Shulstad f 49 2:57:29
56 Brian  Turner m 52 2:05:30   114 Frank  Willson m 65 3:12:40
57 Jason  McKelrey m 29 2:05:30   115 Geof  Willson m 23 3:12:40
58 Mindy  Kelly f 43 2:05:32            

 


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!)

18K race photos contributed by Hans Duncan, Michelle Barton & Doug Malewicki.


Holly Anderton, WTRS Video artists Natalie Johnson & Sierra with Mom Michelle Barton

Scott White & Hans Duncan

?, Bill Hegardt & Steve Harvey

Mark Kelly is determined not to get CHICK'D by Michelle Barton.

Steve with a poster promoting his favorite race of all time:
The Transrockies
6 day, 125 mile rolling trail running party!

Sam Bosworth & ? showing off their Vibram 5 finger shoes!

Kurt Erlandson, Ingrid Pederson, Sam, Baz & ?

Kurt, Sam, Doug Malewicki & ?

What the?  That 71 year creepy old geezer was kicking higher than the young studs?

Sandy & Bill Johnson
(Registration & Finish Timing)

?, ?, & Linda Kessman

Baz in his glory with 4 lovely ladies: ?, Anna Cierna, ?, Baz & ?

We're gonna make sure you don't beat us this time!  Katherine Duncan, Melissa Shepard & Hans Duncan attack

 Hugh Marley, of course, beat them all with a time of 2:09:54

? & Theresa Apodaco

 

OUT ON THE 18K COURSE DURING THE RACE
Click HERE
to see a 5:46 video taken along the course by Lauren Miertschin.
(Visual proof that Big Baz DID NOT remove all the rocks on our WTRS course.  He lied!)


Following in line along
the single track...

Jim George 56, finished in 2:21:38

Liz Bachman 48, finished in 2:37:17

Madonna Bentz 56, finished in 2:43:02

Doug Malewicki 71, finished in 2:37:25 - 1st in age

Sue Wright 52, finished 2:41:25

Hans Duncan enjoying the day!

Janet Wendle 48 finished in 2:38:56?

Jane McGrath 61 finished in 2:45:23 - 1st in age
     
 A 47 second WTRS music video by Sierra Barton & Natalie Johnson
(Big Baz loves this MAGIC!)


POST RACE FUN


It was a tough race!
 

Ingrid, you want to do what....?
Make sure you bring your Bud!

Baz, Baz...    I'm here too.


AWARDS & THE FAMOUS BIG BAZ MAGIC RAFFLE


Mark Donaldson 47,
3rd overall 1:26:45

Jason Baldwin 35,
2nd overall in 1:24:21

Jace Hensley 21,
1st overall in 1:23:29

Paula Newby Fraser 48,
3rd overall woman in 1:36:28

Holly Anderton 40,

2nd overall woman in 1:33:26

Holly and Big Baz

Michelle Barton 40,
1st overall woman in 1:29:40 (with her daughter Speedy Sierra)

Holly, ? & Michelle

Dad & daughter with Mark Kelly

A special cap for Billy Mc Dermott - Baz's long time running friend.

Baz's MAGIC raffle started with a diamond encrusted tote bag from Australia

Ellie Adamson won the Aussie Tote bag.

Mark Kelly, PhD also won a fancy souvenir from Big Baz's recent trip to OZ.

Mark & Michelle

? won a $50 shoe certificate from Snails Pace

How come I never win anything in Baz's so called Magic Raffle?  It must be rigged for those humans.  I bark the correct answers and that old human with the white beard never picks me.

? won a $50 Snails Pace certificate

Jill Childers and  Madonna Bentz each won a Saddleback Trail marathon T-Shirt

Steve Hale won a fancy tech T-shirt & a big hug from Big Baz

Steve Harvey, s
tudly US Forest Service Captain
Anthony Beigel & Michelle Barton
 
See you all at the 21K!
Feb 19th - 8:30 AM start.


Thanks again to:

 



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