January 5, 2013
12K Results
HAPPY 21st Anniversary to the WTRS & Big Baz, RD
(Baz promises that the RESULTS are coming Monday)

Winter Trail Run Series WTRS 12K Story - January 5, 2013

G'day ladies and gentlemen.

I woke this morning early to start my busy day and heard the rain… shit I said to myself, did we get lucky yesterday up at Blue Jay.  Oh yes, it was Magic to say the least, who cares what is happening elsewhere in the world.  Of course, little do you know the race nearly never happened, I screwed up with some paperwork and it was only through my partnership with the Forest Service and the USATF we were able to pull it off.  Just can’t imagine being at the campground gate turning away 150 people!  My balls would be hung up in one of the Oak trees, not a pretty site.

 At 5:30 AM I picked up Sands at Hwy 5 and Ortega, she hates the drive up!  Before we started marking arrows on the road my good mates Julia, Rick, Matt and Scott appeared…. what would I do without them!  We managed to set up shop in Lower Blue Jay before the first eager runner turned up.  It was cold, but no complains - we knew we were in for a Magic day.

Me mate Steve had marked the course the day before, didn’t remove any of the rocks I asked him to, shame!  Just to see all the smiling faces as they checked-in always makes my day, the hugs,etc., etc. mean a lot to this lonely old man!  When I think of pulling the plug on being an RD, because of age or whatever, I always say what 71 year old bloke has more fun 12 times a year as I do and think about that one!  We are lucky to have A Snails Pace running store supporting the event including lovely Monica from New Balance showing off her wares!  All the behind the scenes people who help Big BAZ on race day need to be thanked.  Actually, I have so many personal stories from runners on race day, far too many to repeat of course. But I assure you I remember the juicy ones.

Oh yes, there was a race… looking over the entries I was expecting a tough race up front.  My regulars came out to challenge each other, both sexes of course.  My brief prerace lecture is always a struggle, especially when the 20 or so dickheads keep talking.  You know who you are!  Love the show of hands for the first timers, we like to keep our numbers growing.  But as you know, if you read my race info we are restricted to 150 runners.  This should tell the intelligent ones out there to enter early, race day entries could become a thing of the past.  Many of the trail races these days are filling up just hours after being posted.  Knowing runners wanting to run all the race series is important to me because I need to pre-purchase the series sweat shirts. I know most of you understand, but remember I told you!

Back to the race.  As you know I follow the last runner and redirect the course at a major turn.  I was surprised to see Monica limping back… fell over into the bushes, some lame excuse!  Lovely Julia and Scott started early to check out the course markings and then help at the finish line… all magic. I am returning with about a mile to go when I heard heavy breathing… could have been me of course!  I stepped aside to let my 23 year-old mate Jace Hinsley run by… closely followed by Big Jon Clark.  I then took a shorter way back and still missed the first 5 or 6 finishers. The food feast had been laid out, beer and soft drinks on ice and my angel Sandie had recruited an old bloke and sweetheart Annie to help identify race numbers as they crossed the imaginary line…bloody cheap race!  The next hour was non-stop hugging sweaty bodies, having 50 women finishing made my day!  It is easy to praise the winners, but for those taking over 2 hours to run 12K one should acknowledge their feat. Especially my new friend in arms, as you might say, lovely first timer, 51 year old Angela Turner.  Being out on the trail for over 3 hours is a test for anyone, her hubby was very proud of her, so are we. There was no surprise for the women’s winner and placing 21st overall speedy Lisa Oleary, but Stephanie Smith was only seconds back in second place. Actually, I made a boo boo announcing the 3 place overall, it should be Annie Siernia… but no damage done.  A Snails Pace employee, Jace Hinsley, did finish first overall and was real happy to beat Mr. Clark who was only 78 seconds behind. Liam Clemons, another speedster came in 3rd overall.  Next they will be wanting prize money!!!! Joking.  All the age group winners enjoyed winning their medals, non more than 11 year old Aurora Santillan, what a little smasher.  That’s an English term.  The oldest winner was again the old fart Doug Malewicki, the super star of Irvine.  He is the one to be blamed for my web page, he does enjoy receiving any race day photos to be added to the site.

As usual, all good times must come to an end, but all is not lost for those lucky ones who enter early for the 15K on the 19th.  With luck I can conjure up some more magic weather, silly stories, maybe more quiz questions for the smart who want to win a nice prezie.  Must again thank all my support, the checks are in the mail!  Those wanting to send in little stories of their trail experiences, don’t.  Enjoy your runs where ever they take you and keep smiling, cos it costs nothing, but can mean millions to others. 

Much Love Big BAZ XXXX

 

Results - 2013 WTRS 12K - January 5
Place Name m/f Age Time   Place Name m/f Age Time
1 Jace Hinsley m 23 0:56:14   76 Jacquie  Sisemore f 37 1:34:30
2 Jon  Clark m 38 0:57:32   77 Christy  Bartlett f 39 1:34:46
3 Liam  Clemons m 32 0:58:56   78 Brandy  Bounds f 31 1:34:47
4 Christian  Haymes m 38 1:01:04   79 Joshua  Lavers m 36 1:35:06
5 Dean  Dobberteen m 37 1:01:17   80 Ingrid  Pederson f 33 1:35:28
6 Trevor  Cox m 33 1:01:38   81 Paul  Powell m 35 1:37:28
7 Darren  Cox m 42 1:02:22   82 Kurt  Erlandson m 58 1:37:30
8 Mark  Donaldson m 49 1:03:02   83 Debbie  Penko f 35 1:37:39
9 Rick  Herr m 43 1:03:04   84 Linda  Kessman f 52 1:37:53
10 Jason  Baldwin m 37 1:04:32   85 Michela  Hendricks 37 1:38:09
11 Kevin  Gillotti m 42 1:04:38   86 Gary  Gospar m 60 1:39:02
12 Casey  Van Maanan m 39 1:05:45   87 Jim  Stephens m 59 1:39:10
13 Matt  Ruiz m 32 1:06:48   88 Chris  Spensley m 47 1:39:32
14 Graham  Lambert m 45 1:06:56   89 Leslie  Wilson f 52 1:39:40
15 Tim  Vidmar m 27 1:07:10   90 Dave  Kiff m 48 1:40:09
16 Kurt  Whittington m 35 1:07:18   91 Carol  Ruprecht f 53 1:40:15
17 Evodio  Neri m 41 1:09:20   92 Chris  Rodarte m 56 1:40:27
18 Sam  Bosworth m 35 1:10:07   93 Sharon  Rodarte f 48 1:40:30
19 Lambert  Timmermans m 46 1:13:37   94 Rich Merritt m ? 1:40:32
20 Peter  Vidmar m 51 1:13:50   95 Andew  Bison m 57 1:40:50
21 Lisa  Oleary f 48 1:13:57   96 John  Nowak m 49 1:42:41
22 Stephanie  Smith f 25 1:14:51   97 Jenn  Pruitt f 35 1:43:10
23 David  Stefanides m 46 1:14:57   98 Louise  Thornber f 44 1:43:11
24 Paul  Huffman m 54 1:15:05   99 Art  Acebedo m 46 1:43:19
25 Tony  Petros m 52 1:15:51   100 Steve  Harvey m 67 1:43:40
26 Stuart  Glick m 54 1:16:00   101 Randall  Tolosa m 26 1:46:02
27 Kyle  Fulmer m 31 1:16:29   102 Ron  Keith m 53 1:46:09
28 Annie Cierna m 26 1:16:54   103 Joyce  McIntosh f 44 1:46:32
29 Skyler  Wallace m 31 1:17:37   104 Tracy  Cole f 34 1:47:17
30 Tom  Gey m 60 1:18:13   105 Joanne  Jenkins f 33 1:47:17
31 Gezza  Fetzer m 42 1:18:41   106 Raymond  Rojas m 42 1:47:29
32 Jeff  Carter m 50 1:18:51   107 Kerry  Deputy f 51 1:48:03
33 Martin  Wildergoose m 59 1:19:10   108 Cindy  Chong f 47 1:49:31
34 Eric  Hutchenson m 43 1:19:18   109 Tracy  Bengelsdorf f 46 1:49:44
35 Polly  Crawford f 42 1:20:10   110 Doug  Malewicki m 73 1:49:44
36 Matt Simanski m 43 1:20:19   111 Joanne  Kurtzer f 43 1:49:44
37 Geoff  Smith m 37 1:20:47   112 Danielle  Lampert f 36 1:51:59
38 Mari  Russell f 48 1:21:04   113 Tom  Goodbrand m 44 1:51:59
39 David  Anderson m 50 1:21:10   114 Brittany  Hyland f 30 1:52:39
40 Matt  Lawton m 38 1:21:14   115 Holly  Palmer f 28 1:53:50
41 Jim  Laurent m 48 1:21:18   116 Kyle  Duggan m 29 1:53:55
42 Gerald  Yahr m 52 1:22:07   117 Rhodri  Lumba m 41 1:55:11
43 Tiffany  Forster f 27 1:22:50   118 Karen  Lumba f 38 1:55:11
44 Mazi  Markel m 31 1:23:24   119 Elizabeth  Bachmann f 50 1:57:20
45 Geoff  Smith m 37 1:24:09   120 Hans  Duncan m 60 1:58:14
46 Jerremiah  O'Keefe m 37 1:24:11   121 Laura  Urish f 54 1:58:16
47 Scott  White m 48 1:24:31   122 Jane  McGath f 62 1:58:27
48 Jay  Hughes m 50 1:24:33   123 Brian  Pruit m 43 1:58:55
49 Carlos  Santillan m 32 1:25:10   124 Heidi  Vancampen f 26 1:59:10
50 Kristian  Thorkelson f 41 1:25:46   125 John  Arnold m 52 1:59:10
51 Stephen  Del La Cruz m 39 1:25:48   126 Joanne  Kurtzer f 43 2:02:24
52 Sam Sunshine m 48 1:25:02   127 Brad McGee m 52 2:02:30
53 Mark  Turner m 49 1:26:12   128 Aurora  Santillan f 11 2:02:57
54 Amy  Hacker f 42 1:26:43   129 Kathline  Duncan f 53 2:03:09
55 Brett  Fulmer m 27 1:27:15   130 Robin  Caplin f 28 2:03:36
56 Chris  Moon m 52 1:27:15   131 Scarlett  Ng f 28 2:03:36
57 Dave  Bourguignon m 40 1:28:00   132 Edward  Chin m 60 2:04:10
58 Sharron  Dressel f 45 1:28:19   133 Chris  Diaz m 53 2:04:11
59 Nate  Lampert m 36 1:28:25   134 Jeff  Hinrichs m 57 2:04:17
60 Joel  Niblett m 43 1:30:22   135 Kim  Rahlfs f 56 2:06:58
61 Grant  Arnold m 22 1:30:28   136 Tracy  White f 48 2:07:18
62 Jay  Olsen m 59 1:30:30   137 Tara  Kimmins f 39 2:07:36
63 Brian  Turner m 54 1:30:35   138 David  Friedly m 65 2:07:37
64 Art  Stone m 58 1:30:37   139 Frank  Wilson m 67 2:08:12
65 Bruce  Urgunhart m 57 1:30:47   140 Brook  Morgan f 36 2:10:50
66 John  Bagge m 30 1:30:48   141 Nina  Riha f 45 2:10:50
67 Mark  Eickoff m 51 1:31:10   142 Deanne  Dunagan f 50 2:19:42
68 Tom  Wallin m 42 1:31:11   143 Vivian  Jui f 52 2:39:46
69 Charlie  Bachmann m 59 1:31:32   144 David  Molinaro m 50 2:39:46
70 Doug  Scrock m 56 1:32:18   145 Karen  Haycraft f 69 2:53:24
71 Pedro  Alaniz m 23 1:32:39   146 Patty  McGlassen f 56 2:53:24
72 David  Wilson m 51 1:32:48   147 Louise  Yeilding f 62 2:53:24
73 Steve  Black m 38 1:32:52   148 Becky  Walla f 62 2:53:24
74 Mike  Pelligra m 51 1:33:01   149 Angela  Turner f 51 3:08:28
75 Kathleen  Goudy f 31 1:33:11            

(Baz tried, but if you are missing, your name is misspellt or you see sum udder errirs,
please email corrections to DMalewicki@cox.net.  Thanks.

12K Photos by... Leon Gray, Hans Duncan, Vanessa Runs & Doug Malewicki

(Click on 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!)


 

A large turnout of runners for Big Baz's 2013 WTRS 12K!

PRE-RACE

Big Baz giving final race instructions

Baz introduces WTRS regular, Leon Gray, who spent 2 months in a coma & is slowly recovering after getting run over while cycling.

AND off they go!

 

OUT ON THE 12K COURSE DURING THE RACE

Jon Clark tearing up the trail!

23 year-old Jace Hinsley close on Jon's heels.

Trevor Cox

Evadio Neri
 
 

Here comes 11 year old Aurora
Santillan - already in her 2nd year of WTRS racing!

Kathleen Goudy

A wave from Linda Kessman.

Tracy Bengelsdorf

Birthday BOY Hans Duncan.

Here comes
23 year-old Jace Hinsley in the lead!

 FIRST PLACE OVERALL!
Jace just yards from the finish line.

Jon Clark is flying

Jon Clark came in SECOND OVERALL.

Dean Dobberteen coming down the final hill. 

Dean approaches the finish line.

Casey Van Maanan

Sam Bosworth

Gotta check those results!

Annie Harvey spots husband Steve coming up the final short hill

Here comes 11 year old Aurora!

Blasting to to the finish

Geezer Doug (73) with his new trail running buddies Tracy Bengelsdorf & Joanne Kurtzer.

An arm in arm 3 way tie!

Geezer Doug has been doing WTRS since 1998 - 15 years of fun & health!

Mari Russell looks fresh as a daisy!

Oh Oh - Graham Lambert earned a
pretty good trail OWIE!

Steve Harvey relaxes with a cool one.

Doug & Robert Shackleford talk over the race.
 

AWARDS

Fancy engraved plaques for the top 3 men and top 3 women. 

Glorious medals for the age winners!

But FIRST - We all sang Happy 60th Birthday to Hans Duncan, a long time WTRS runner.  

And, of course, a giant birthday hug from Hans' wife, who also ran the WTRS 12K.

Time for AWARDS everybody!

A 1st place in the under 19 age group for the cutest runner at the 12K - Aurora
Santillan

Baz whispered to Aurora "I hope you work as hard in school as you do on my trails".

 

Darren Cox, 42 came in 1st in the 40 - 49 age group with a time of 1:02:22

1984 Olympian Gold Medalist, Peter Vidmar is checking if Baz's 12K medals are gold too. 1st in 50-59 in 1:13:50.

Doug Malewicki 1st (& only) in 70+

 

Mari Russell , 1st in women 40-49 was voted best warmup pants!

Linda Kessman 1st in women 50-59 with a time of 1:37:53

2nd woman overall - Stephanie Smith came in at 1:14:51

First woman - Lisa Oleary in a time of 1:13:47

3rd OVERALL  Liam Clemons finished in 58:56

2nd OVERALL Jon Clark came in at 57:32

Jace Hinsley OVERALL WINNER in 56:14

 


How often can you get your picture with a GOLD MEDAL Olympian winner?Doug with Peter Vidmar
(Gymnastics 1984)
Check out: www.petervidmar.com


Where did Baz go?

Aurora & proud dad.

Post race fun and  WTRS RAFFLE GOODIES!

Lots of cold refreshments

Hey blokes - it freebie magic raffle goodies time!

Tracy Bengelsdorf

Scott White won a cool hat in Big Baz's magic raffle.

What does <=> mean for runners?

Holly Palmer won a ecnalaB weN scarf!

Kurt Erlandson

Tracy White

 
 
Jim Stephens won a raffle goodie.  Jay Olsen is hoping he wins something too.
 
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