January 4, 2014
12K Results
HAPPY 22nd Anniversary to the WTRS & Big Baz, RD

Winter Trail Run Series WTRS 12K Story - January 4, 2014

The Magic is still there!  2014 WTRS 12K 

Hey, we did it again.  If you didnít have a magic day it was your own fault, even me mate Sam with his loss of blood after a heavy fall said it was another race to remember.  As you all know or most of you heard, I may pull the plug after this year and be put out to pasture up in Oakhurst.  After the magic words and the fun I had, how can I quit a good thing?  Of course, I will make the decision later - hopefully I have plenty of time - I am a lucky bloke.  My new mate, Mr. Lindemann, a first timer to down town Blue Jay made the morning real special with his donation of a nice bottle of my favorite Ozzie nectar, plus a case of expensive grog.  I shared the beer, but will open the wine later when I get me Barbie going, lucky boy I know.

Nice to catch up with some old wankers from years past, of course, many had seen my OC Register Magazine article, which I might add was very well done.  Amazing what a real photographer can do for an old athlete.  I do know the editor Kedric Francis, he ran.   The newbies seemed to enjoy the new experience of trail running, or walking which a few decided to doÖ they were very late getting back to their cars.  I do allow walkers starting early, but when my crew has to hang around well after mid-day, it doesnít seem fair. I know most of you understand.  The support I get from my kids, Julia, Rick, Matt and Scott is tip topÖ gives me time to get my hugs in when runners arrive.  Canít say too much cos Julia will be after a raise in pay!

As for the 147 starters that set off from Blue Jay in brilliant sunshine, it was obvious it was going to be special for all.  The new folks who arrived late, sorry but we start on time!!!! I did my usual job of going out on the trail to redirect an intersection with more arrows.  I had made it back just in time to see my hero Jon Clark scream up the last hill to the finish line.  Oh to be 39 again, but he was only home a short time before another newbie to my races crossed the finish line, big Mark Pokora.  Third overall was regular top five finisher Liam Clemons, just missed out on breaking the hour.  Good mate Rick and Matt took 4th and 5th place overall. Only one major crash on the testy/technical trail was a surprise.

In the womenís race, lovely Polly Crawford raced across the line in 18th position, followed closely by 15 years her junior UCI champ from last year, Annie Ciernia.  In third place was a very happy Laura Morris. 51 magic huggable women finished.

The magic weather, food sauce and bar, kept a lot of runners around in Blue Jay for the exciting awards presentation and the popular quiz questions. Bob Morris from ďA Snailís PaceĒ our local running store was happy giving out a couple of gift certificates and goodies. All in all it was a shame we had to stop the party, but the 15K is coming up on the 18th.  Had one problem with a runnerís car being left after we had cleaned up and ready to lock the gate.  The sign at the Iron Gate told you the gate would be closed, hey my good Forest Service mate, Jeff, took control to allow us to leave the property.  Maybe those knowing it is going to be a walk over tough terrain may consider an early start.  I really do want everyone that enters the race to finish, but I donít want to make a cut-off time. DM and LG started early and both did well. Of course, old Doug won the 70-plus division; my hero Leon "I really was hit by a bus! What's your excuse?" Grey was not last. Eleven year old Gavin Cowdrey beat his older pop.

Must congratulate Philip Anthony for his WS100 finish last year, after a long absence Champ John Loeschhorn, a long time elite runner in OC, returned to the trails.  The camaraderie we share at the WTRS is very special to me; I really donít think it would be the same with 500 runners.  Donít worry, I am aware of my silliness and what I get away with. I assure you it is all meant to entertain, it does seem to work, right?  So, for those that can make more of the series races, magic!   The series T-shirts will be available and maybe you'll get lucky and get a hug and be able to answer the quiz questions. Please, please enter early as the 150 Forest Service limit must not be broken. Just keep smiling, it is amazing what can happen. 

Much Love Big BAZ XX          

P.S.  Must thank my new young kids (Polly Crawfordís daughters) at the finish line for their help.


2014 WTRS 12K GPS Summary
(a true 12K is 7.45 miles.  Website shows Elevation GAINS as 2,604 feet.)
Name Garmin Forerunner Model Distance (miles) Elevation GAINS (feet)
Arnold Gaunt 910XT, 3.0.0.0 8.35 1,355
Terri Fricks 910XT 8.17 1,368
Jason Penkethman 310XT 8.34 1,301
Chris Moon 310XT 8.40 1,280
Jim Vogl 405CX, 2.40.0.0 8.15 1,231
Doug Malewicki 610, 2.40.0.0 8.28 1,323
  Average: 8.28 1,310
       
Max error on high side = 0.12 58
% error from the average = 1.4% 4.5%
Max error on low side = -0.13 -79
% error from the average = -1.6% -6.0%
       
Actual kilometers =  13.33K  
(Baz does NOT want to call it  the WTRS 13.33K race)
NOTE from "engineer" Doug - -  The old posted Baz WTRS GPS elevation GAINS number of 2,604 feet came from my now ancient Garmin Forerunner 105 model prior to 2007. The table to the left is a compilation of contributions from runners who ran this WTRS 12K with their latest GPS devices.

Now corrected on the HOME PAGE.

Let's do this for the 15K, 18K and 21K too.  Thanks again, DMalewicki@cox.net

 

Results - 2014 WTRS 12K - January 4
PLACE NAME m/f AGE  TIME   PLACE NAME m/f AGE  TIME
1 Jon Clark m 39 0:58:09   75 Karyn Greene f 52 1:32:42
2 Mark Pokora m 27 0:59:09   76 Joanne Kurtzer f 44 1:32:44
3 Liam Clemons m 35 1:00:27   77 Crystal Gillotti f 33 1:33:01
4 Rick Herr m 47 1:00:40   78 Joel Niblett m 44 1:33:09
5 Matt Ruiz m 33 1:01:51   79 Kurt Erlandson m 59 1:33:13
6 Daniel Sweet m 34 1:03:38   80 Mark Lindemann m 56 1:33:19
7 Mark Donaldson m 50 1:04:06   81 Clay Halvorsen m 54 1:33:20
8 Sam Bosworth m 36 1:04:55   82 Bruce Urquhart m 58 1:33:55
9 Rodney Lobato m 47 1:05:54   83 Ian Goquingco m 28 1:34:03
10 Kurt Whittington m 36 1:08:15   84 Lacie Skutvik f 25 1:34:04
11 Jason Baldwin m 38 1:08:27   85 Christine Clinkinbeard f 19 1:34:08
12 Adam Van Berckelaer m 36 1:08:37   86 Debbie Penko f 36 1:34:18
13 Cristian Raicea m 32 1:12:16   87 Kimberly Parris f 50 1:34:38
14 Skyler Wallace m 32 1:13:26   88 Charlie Bachmann m 60 1:35:05
15 Brian Milius m 41 1:13:56   89 Matthew Boone m 32 1:36:52
16 Jason Penkethman m 44 1:14:17   90 John Loeschhorn m 69 1:37:05
17 Paul Huffman m 55 1:14:19   91 James Field m 44 1:37:54
18 Polly Crawford f 42 1:14:40   92 Brooke Morgan f 37 1:38:15
19 Annie Ciernia f 27 1:15:28   93 Aurora Santillian f 12 1:38:49
20 Stuart Glick m 55 1:15:42   94 Julia Santillian f 41 1:39:19
21 Darren Gill m 45 1:15:45   95 Tracy Cole f 35 1:39:45
22 Joshua Waldman m 37 1:15:59   96 Steve Harvey m 69 1:40:53
23 Jacobus Vanrensburg m 41 1:16:03   97 Sonya Clinkinbeard f 16 1:41:04
24 Tony Tubbs m 48 1:16:13   98 John Clinkinbeard m 49 1:41:06
25 Chris Moon m 53 1:16:47   99 Tom Rossi m 37 1:41:12
26 Jezza Fetzer m 43 1:16:49   100 Louise Thornber f 45 1:41:12
27 Philip Anthony m 43 1:16:49   101 Jim Fricks m 61 1:42:40
28 Laura Morris f 44 1:17:28   102 Patrick Cuevas m 38 1:44:17
29 Christy Baker f 42 1:18:26   103 Lauren Heim f 29 1:47:12
30 Jim Laurent m 49 1:19:13   104 Eric Hundley m 42 1:47:12
31 Ardy Azadgan m 31 1:19:43   105 Kevin Gillotti m 43 1:47:40
32 Molly Kassouf f 43 1:19:59   106 Lauren Kemp f 50 1:47:50
33 Patrick Quealy m 37 1:20:18   107 Toni Hynes f 39 1:48:17
34 Clint McCall m 48 1:20:30   108 Hans Duncan m 61 1:48:27
35 Ryan Privatski m 46 1:20:37   109 Beth Grivett f 46 1:48:34
36 Michael Hynes m 38 1:20:48   110 Ron Keith m 55 1:49:01
37 Michelle Barton f 43 1:21:18   111 Morris Sammons m 62 1:49:01
38 Matt Lawton m 39 1:21:18   112 Craig Reese m 48 1:50:07
39 Randy Mulpas m 50 1:22:08   113 Jeanene Warren f 44 1:50:11
40 Matt Simanski m 44 1:23:09   114 Nina Riha f 46 1:50:14
41 Kelley Hundley f 40 1:23:20   115 Susie Wallace f 50 1:50:37
42 Tommy Romero m 49 1:23:27   116 Hermann Castille m 64 1:51:15
43 Kevin Brown m 38 1:24:04   117 Elizabeth La Bau m 33 1:52:42
44 David Wilson m 52 1:24:18   118 Scott Jaggers m 33 1:52:43
45 Geoff Smith m 38 1:24:24   119 Kedrik Francis m 53 1:53:18
46 Chip Butera m 55 1:24:52   120 Joyce McIntosh f 45 1:54:07
47 Jim Vogl m 44 1:25:00   121 Alan Bonnemaison m 48 1:55:11
48 Myra Bregman f 48 1:25:08   122 Matt Riha m 52 1:56:33
49 John Thrane m 55 1:25:15   123 Kristine Gillis f 38 1:56:46
50 Amy Hacker f 43 1:25:35   124 Elizabeth Bachmann f 51 1:57:57
51 Aleksandra Korfanty f 34 1:26:13   125 Brad McGee m 53 2:00:12
52 Steve Morris m 45 1:26:16   126 Erica Clarkson f 40 2:04:43
53 Jason Hill m 34 1:26:21   127 William Clarkson m 43 2:04:43
54 Mark Turner m 50 1:26:28   128 Robert Ingertson m 69 2:06:24
55 Arnold Gaunt m 52 1:26:29   129 Thea Gavin f 54 2:06:30
56 Justin Neville m 41 1:26:31   130 Steve De La Cruz m 39 2:07:37
57 Ignacio Jimenez m 33 1:26:34   131 Maggie Cohn f 30 2:07:37
58 Tom DeNault m 49 1:26:38   132 Julie Cohn f 58 2:07:38
59 Jonathan Thuma m 43 1:26:55   133 Erin Fry f 58 2:10:42
60 Jackie Dineen f 47 1:27:07   134 Sandy Waite f 54 2:10:42
61 Gerald Yahr m 53 1:27:12   135 Doug Malewicki m 74 2:11:15
62 Nancy Eiring f 40 1:27:16   136 Denise Bardsley f 57 2:15:49
63 Kristen Thorkelson f 42 1:27:23   137 Terry Fricks f 59 2:15:49
64 Duane Darling m 60 1:27:56   138 Frank Wilson m 68 2:15:55
65 Tim Clark m 47 1:28:40   139 Danielle White f 38 2:18:02
66 Dave Bourguignon m 41 1:29:15   140 Cory White m 35 2:18:02
67 Frankie Antinini m 51 1:29:18   141 Lauren Miertschin f 48 2:21:59
68 Jeff Lewis m 37 1:29:34   142 Kate Eshenko f 35 2:27:07
69 Vicki Reale f 40 1:31:17   143 Leon Grey m 68 2:28:18
70 Gavin Cowdrey m 11 1:31:37   144 Gina Martin f 48 3:48:18
71 Michael Cowdrey m 43 1:31:37   145 Lynn Lowe f 55 3:57:58
72 Ryan Skutvik m 32 1:31:48   146 Samantha Gambles f 39 3:57:58
73 Sharon Dressel f 46 1:32:33   147 Afshin Farr m 61 3:57:58
74 Linda Kessman f 53 1:32:38            

PHOTOS WILL BE POSTED BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON, with contributions from others added over the next few days.
12K Photos by... Michele Barton & Doug Malewicki
please email corrections to DMalewicki@cox.net.  Thanks.

(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!)

147 RUNNERS TURNED OUT FOR  BIG BAZ'S 2014 WTRS 12K!


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