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Jingle All The Way 5K Results

Jingle 5K

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Place Name City Bib Age Age Group Place Age Group Timeback Guntime Chiptime Pace
1 Matt Bogdanowicz Livermore 14 44 1 M40-49 18:17 18:15 5:54
2 Wayne Staats Livermore 178 30 1 M30-39 0:33 18:50 18:48 6:04
3 Tristan Ambriz Mountain House 4 13 1 M11-15 2:32 20:48 20:47 6:42
4 Jason Ngai Mountain House 128 37 2 M30-39 2:35 20:52 20:50 6:44
5 J.R. Mintz Hercules 122 47 2 M40-49 2:42 21:00 20:57 6:46
6 Greg Holtz Mountain House 77 34 3 M30-39 3:08 21:27 21:23 6:54
7 Shiho Mimaya Mountain House 121 41 1 F40-49 22:34 22:31 7:16
8 Emmalouise Brown Mountain House 17 31 1 F30-39 0:09 22:43 22:40 7:19
9 Lisa Brown Mountain House 18 40 2 F40-49 0:19 22:52 22:50 7:22
10 Jessica Kwan Mtn House 99 15 1 F11-15 1:06 23:39 23:37 7:37
11 Walter Wickboldt San Ramon 216 55 1 M50-99 5:31 23:48 23:46 7:40
12 Melissa McCullough Tracy 208 31 2 F30-39 1:20 23:55 23:51 7:42
13 Wayne Miller 214 33 4 M30-39 5:41 23:58 23:56 7:44
14 Jill Toepfer Tracy 190 46 3 F40-49 1:26 24:00 23:57 7:44
15 Aakagh Arumugam 228 7 1 M01-10 6:18 24:37 24:33 7:56
16 Pravin Balasubramania 231 40 3 M40-49 6:30 24:49 24:45 7:59
17 Jason Andreoli Tracy 7 43 4 M40-49 6:48 25:05 25:03 8:05
18 Beth Elliott Mountain House 51 36 3 F30-39 2:38 25:12 25:09 8:07
19 Steven Carlson Livermore 21 59 2 M50-99 7:02 25:21 25:17 8:10
20 John Weir 223 43 5 M40-49 7:14 25:31 25:29 8:14
21 Brett Burleson Mountain House 20 33 5 M30-39 7:24 25:43 25:39 8:17
22 Andrew Ambrz Mountain House 5 10 2 M01-10 7:28 25:53 25:43 8:18
23 Romanic Martinez Mountain House 207 31 6 M30-39 7:29 25:55 25:44 8:18
24 Yuji Buczynski Mountain House 19 8 3 M01-10 7:34 25:54 25:49 8:20
25 Bobby Anchanattu Mountain House 6 45 6 M40-49 7:48 26:29 26:03 8:24
26 Cara Hallam Tracy 67 24 1 F20-29 3:33 26:10 26:04 8:25
27 John Monis Mountain House 124 43 7 M40-49 7:59 26:20 26:14 8:28
28 Amanda Leal 232 14 2 F11-15 3:56 26:37 26:27 8:32
29 Ligaya Perez Mtn House 146 38 4 F30-39 4:14 26:50 26:45 8:38
30 Aeri Schwartz Oakland 171 23 2 F20-29 4:25 27:00 26:56 8:42
31 Megan Ashabranner Mountain House 11 10 1 F01-10 4:37 27:13 27:08 8:46
32 Leslie Pombo Tracy 220 60 1 F50-99 4:37 27:14 27:08 8:46
33 Winnie Cheng Mountain House 27 39 5 F30-39 5:02 27:45 27:33 8:54
34 Phil Worley Mountain House 199 54 3 M50-99 9:37 27:57 27:52 9:00
35 Aaron Salazar Mountain House 168 11 2 M11-15 9:57 28:15 28:12 9:06
36 Marissa Mertes Mountain House 119 46 4 F40-49 5:43 28:19 28:14 9:07
37 Tom Corliss Tracy 39 52 4 M50-99 10:12 28:40 28:27 9:11
38 Taylor Venzor Mountain House 194 13 3 F11-15 6:20 29:02 28:51 9:19
39 Lori Francis Mountain House 55 42 5 F40-49 6:26 29:09 28:57 9:21
40 Rachel Chew Mountain House 28 46 6 F40-49 6:31 29:13 29:02 9:22
41 Katie Jaurique Tracy 84 42 7 F40-49 6:31 29:13 29:02 9:22
42 Anthony Lugo Mountain House 110 47 8 M40-49 10:54 29:22 29:09 9:24
43 Tarryn Schoonraad Mountain House 170 29 3 F20-29 6:44 29:21 29:15 9:26
44 Yumi Konishi Livermore 98 54 2 F50-99 6:50 29:27 29:21 9:28
45 Michael Aivaliotis Mountain House 2 45 9 M40-49 11:41 30:06 29:56 9:40
46 Adriano Sun Mountain House 187 32 7 M30-39 11:46 30:08 30:01 9:41
47 Nambi Srinivasan Mountain House 177 55 5 M50-99 11:55 30:13 30:10 9:44
48 Alvin Perez Mtn House 143 41 10 M40-49 11:55 30:15 30:10 9:44
49 Amy Noble 233 43 8 F40-49 7:43 30:26 30:14 9:46
50 Sophia Kwok Mountain House 100 8 2 F01-10 7:46 30:26 30:17 9:46
Place Name City Bib Age Age Group Place Age Group Timeback Guntime Chiptime Pace
51 Mary Hadden Mountain House 65 37 6 F30-39 8:00 30:38 30:31 9:51
52 Patricia Gordon Tracy 62 37 7 F30-39 8:04 30:42 30:35 9:52
53 Kimberly Aguilar Mountain House 1 29 4 F20-29 8:13 30:50 30:44 9:55
54 Siu Yin Man Mountain House 115 40 9 F40-49 8:18 30:59 30:49 9:57
55 Linh Ky Mountain House 102 39 8 F30-39 8:19 30:59 30:50 9:57
56 Eddie Geh Tracy 60 47 11 M40-49 12:40 30:58 30:55 9:59
57 Nap Oliva Mountain House 139 37 8 M30-39 12:40 31:04 30:55 9:59
58 Rachael Holguin Livermore 75 34 9 F30-39 8:25 31:03 30:56 9:59
59 Kathie Schwartz Copperopolis 172 63 3 F50-99 8:25 31:07 30:56 9:59
60 Joseph Dostie Ceres 50 51 6 M50-99 12:44 31:07 30:59 10:00
61 Heather Smiddy Tracy 175 39 10 F30-39 8:35 31:26 31:06 10:02
62 Alexis Baker Lodi 13 13 4 F11-15 8:38 31:36 31:09 10:03
63 Brenden Ruzbarsky Pleasanton 165 10 4 M01-10 12:55 31:28 31:10 10:04
64 K Proven San Jose 151 40 10 F40-49 8:43 31:23 31:14 10:05
65 Bernadette Weir Mountain House 197 48 11 F40-49 8:44 31:28 31:15 10:05
66 Rebecca Kerns Mountain House 92 37 11 F30-39 8:49 31:30 31:20 10:07
67 Wing Yu Kwok Mountain House 101 40 12 M40-49 13:10 31:34 31:25 10:08
68 Lacy Asami 212 34 12 F30-39 9:07 31:48 31:38 10:13
69 Megan De Ga Tracy 44 28 5 F20-29 9:09 32:09 31:40 10:13
70 Kieran Asami 211 7 5 M01-10 13:25 31:50 31:40 10:13
71 Alex Punsalan San Ramon 218 43 13 M40-49 13:27 31:56 31:42 10:14
72 Sirasubraman Arumugam 227 37 13 F30-39 9:32 32:07 32:03 10:21
73 Wendy Martinez Mountain House 116 32 14 F30-39 9:34 32:17 32:05 10:21
74 Cerena Sweetland-Gil Mountain House 189 47 12 F40-49 9:40 32:23 32:11 10:23
75 Christina Michael San Francisco 120 37 15 F30-39 9:45 32:35 32:16 10:25
76 Shuang Pui Mountain House 152 31 16 F30-39 9:59 32:38 32:30 10:29
77 Nacera Gorman Mountain House 63 44 13 F40-49 10:00 32:40 32:31 10:30
78 Kristina Kleven Castro Valley 96 33 17 F30-39 10:06 32:42 32:37 10:32
79 Darren Hill Mountain House 72 12 3 M11-15 14:23 33:07 32:38 10:32
80 Jaicob Isip Tracy 80 8 6 M01-10 14:31 32:50 32:46 10:35
81 Rowena Isip Tracy 82 37 18 F30-39 10:18 32:49 32:49 10:36
82 Jacqueline Arrizano Mountain House 9 41 14 F40-49 10:22 33:10 32:53 10:37
83 Kenneth Andersen Tracy 203 12 4 M11-15 14:43 33:25 32:58 10:39
84 Dawn Evangelista Mountain House 53 34 19 F30-39 10:33 33:10 33:04 10:40
85 Ruth Hanan 237 12 5 F11-15 10:37 33:12 33:08 10:42
86 Bixia Ji Mountain House 85 38 20 F30-39 10:39 33:18 33:10 10:42
87 Lawrence Colon Mountain House 33 37 9 M30-39 15:09 33:32 33:24 10:47
88 Teresa Von Emster Mountain House 195 36 21 F30-39 10:53 33:32 33:24 10:47
89 Eric Hill Mountain House 74 37 10 M30-39 15:11 33:55 33:26 10:48
90 James Patteson Mountain House 141 13 5 M11-15 15:19 33:36 33:34 10:50
91 Bobby Delgado Mountain House 46 30 11 M30-39 15:41 34:13 33:56 10:57
92 Alex Odom Brentwood 131 8 7 M01-10 15:58 34:27 34:13 11:03
93 Thomas Odom Brentwood 134 45 14 M40-49 15:59 34:27 34:14 11:03
94 Amy Odom Brentwood 132 43 15 F40-49 11:43 34:27 34:14 11:03
95 Mira Odom Brentwood 133 10 3 F01-10 11:43 34:27 34:14 11:03
96 Robert Worthen Mountain House 234 55 7 M50-99 16:00 34:41 34:15 11:03
97 Lindsey Zotti Dublin 201 28 6 F20-29 11:51 34:31 34:22 11:06
98 Kathy Keller Livermore 91 54 4 F50-99 11:54 34:43 34:25 11:06
99 Jayme Robertson Discovery Bay 161 28 7 F20-29 11:54 34:43 34:25 11:06
100 Ryan Cullimore Mountain House 40 31 12 M30-39 16:27 35:04 34:42 11:12
Place Name City Bib Age Age Group Place Age Group Timeback Guntime Chiptime Pace
101 Josh Andrews Riverbank 8 32 13 M30-39 16:28 35:05 34:43 11:12
102 Denise Loftus Bronx 109 41 16 F40-49 12:14 34:54 34:45 11:13
103 Vincent Rafferty Mountain House 154 35 14 M30-39 16:37 35:03 34:52 11:15
104 Jayden Lancer Mountain House 104 10 8 M01-10 16:37 35:03 34:52 11:15
105 Heather Venzor Mountain House 193 37 22 F30-39 12:27 35:08 34:58 11:17
106 Jennifer Gaudreau Tracy 59 41 17 F40-49 12:37 35:22 35:08 11:20
107 Marlene Kinser Stockton 94 78 5 F50-99 12:56 35:42 35:27 11:26
108 Dominique Kaho’onei Mtn House 89 15 6 F11-15 12:56 35:43 35:27 11:27
109 Han Le Mtn House 105 36 23 F30-39 13:13 35:57 35:44 11:32
110 Alexia Kaho’onei 224 13 7 F11-15 13:13 36:00 35:44 11:32
111 Erica Casillas Hayward 24 34 24 F30-39 13:35 36:19 36:06 11:39
112 Ravikiran Kethidi Mountain House 93 41 15 M40-49 17:58 36:16 36:13 11:41
113 Ryan Pinaula Mountain House 149 37 15 M30-39 18:19 36:51 36:34 11:48
114 Himoko Sadiki 236 39 16 M30-39 18:20 36:49 36:35 11:48
115 Aimee Pinaula Mountain House 148 33 25 F30-39 14:04 36:49 36:35 11:48
116 Jennifer Rowell Tracy 163 37 26 F30-39 14:07 37:03 36:38 11:49
117 Tom Rowell Tracy 164 36 17 M30-39 18:23 37:04 36:38 11:49
118 Peter Genio Mountain House 61 47 16 M40-49 18:29 36:56 36:44 11:51
119 Benjamin Moreno Mountain House 126 31 18 M30-39 18:35 36:57 36:50 11:53
120 Kristina Fuller Mountain House 57 33 27 F30-39 14:34 37:14 37:05 11:58
121 Jennie Weizenegger Mountain House 198 40 18 F40-49 14:35 37:14 37:06 11:58
122 Allison Corliss Tracy 37 16 1 F16-19 14:51 37:36 37:22 12:04
123 Kyle Corliss Tracy 38 14 6 M11-15 19:08 37:36 37:23 12:04
124 Cheryl Collins Tracy 32 50 6 F50-99 15:22 38:09 37:53 12:14
125 Tamara Eubanks 219 50 7 F50-99 15:22 38:09 37:53 12:14
126 Amy Richardson Lodi 160 32 28 F30-39 15:38 38:36 38:09 12:19
127 Breanna MacOn Mountain House 111 16 2 F16-19 16:01 38:46 38:32 12:26
128 Noemi Do Mountain House 49 40 19 F40-49 16:11 39:02 38:42 12:29
129 Cha Thao 230 28 1 M20-29 20:27 39:02 38:42 12:29
130 Samantha Torres Mtn House 191 39 29 F30-39 16:20 38:55 38:51 12:32
131 Jessica Fumagalli Mountain House 58 33 30 F30-39 16:20 38:56 38:51 12:32
132 Corey Ashabranner Mountain House 10 9 9 M01-10 20:41 39:01 38:56 12:34
133 Rick Ashabranner Mountain House 12 44 17 M40-49 20:41 39:01 38:56 12:34
134 Brianna Bo 226 11 8 F11-15 16:44 39:34 39:15 12:40
135 Justin Mallory Lathrop 114 33 19 M30-39 21:19 40:09 39:34 12:46
136 Yaching Chih Mountain House 29 39 31 F30-39 17:08 39:49 39:39 12:48
137 Erika Mallory Lathrop 113 33 32 F30-39 17:09 40:13 39:40 12:48
138 Nikki Lacey Dublin 103 33 33 F30-39 17:27 40:03 39:58 12:54
139 Kirsten Lee Livermore 106 40 20 F40-49 17:28 40:05 39:59 12:54
140 Ryan Hicks Mountain House 70 36 20 M30-39 22:21 40:49 40:36 13:06
141 Sarah Noble 235 9 4 F01-10 18:31 41:12 41:02 13:14
142 Alfonso Migu Perez Mtn House 142 11 7 M11-15 22:53 41:12 41:08 13:16
143 Johnnetta MacOn Mountain House 112 46 21 F40-49 19:11 41:56 41:42 13:27
144 Melissa Montoya Mountain House 125 44 22 F40-49 19:17 42:06 41:48 13:29
145 Stephanie Stacey Mountain House 179 43 23 F40-49 19:20 42:09 41:51 13:30
146 Avasubramam Arumugam 229 67 8 F50-99 19:21 42:01 41:52 13:31
147 Caterina Grandy Mountain House 64 37 34 F30-39 19:27 42:13 41:58 13:33
148 Lynn Juarez Mt. House 88 52 9 F50-99 19:27 42:14 41:58 13:33
149 Austin Allen Brentwood 3 24 2 M20-29 23:45 42:16 42:00 13:33
150 Karla Phillips Mountain House 147 43 24 F40-49 19:39 42:39 42:10 13:37
Place Name City Bib Age Age Group Place Age Group Timeback Guntime Chiptime Pace
151 Jacqueline Hairston Tracy 66 28 8 F20-29 20:02 42:47 42:33 13:44
152 Aidan Stenner Mountain House 180 10 10 M01-10 25:03 43:29 43:18 13:58
153 Joshua Flanagan Mountain House 54 10 11 M01-10 25:22 43:43 43:37 14:05
154 Erin Su Mountain House 185 10 5 F01-10 21:15 43:51 43:46 14:07
155 Jennifer Casey Mountain House 23 38 35 F30-39 21:33 44:11 44:04 14:13
156 Nitesh Murugesh Mountain House 127 31 21 M30-39 25:55 44:16 44:10 14:15
157 Tirzah Stenner Mountain House 181 41 25 F40-49 22:09 44:51 44:40 14:25
158 Michele Jones Manteca 86 46 26 F40-49 22:35 45:20 45:06 14:33
159 Keith Reventlow Tracy 159 49 18 M40-49 26:55 45:19 45:10 14:35
160 Andra Reventlow Tracy 158 44 27 F40-49 22:39 45:19 45:10 14:35
161 Sara Rose Mountain House 162 36 36 F30-39 22:48 45:29 45:19 14:37
162 Samantha Ruzbarsky Pleasanton 166 43 28 F40-49 23:02 45:51 45:33 14:42
163 Jennifer Denison Mountain House 47 33 37 F30-39 23:42 46:23 46:13 14:55
164 Kristin Discala Livermore 48 31 38 F30-39 23:43 46:23 46:14 14:55
165 Mauricio Ramos Mountain House 157 41 19 M40-49 28:29 47:01 46:44 15:05
166 Brianna Ramos Mountain House 155 10 6 F01-10 24:14 47:01 46:45 15:05
167 Elea Ramos Mountain House 156 7 7 F01-10 24:14 47:02 46:45 15:05
168 Elizabeth Su Mountain House 184 8 8 F01-10 24:32 47:26 47:03 15:11
169 Allison Oh Mountain House 135 9 9 F01-10 24:33 47:27 47:04 15:11
170 Walker Patteson Mountain House 215 12 8 M11-15 29:46 48:01 48:01 15:30
171 Julie Herr Turlock 69 51 10 F50-99 26:00 48:46 48:31 15:39
172 Katy Chan Mountain House 26 38 39 F30-39 26:00 48:49 48:31 15:39
173 Linda Ente Stockton 52 53 11 F50-99 26:02 48:48 48:33 15:40
174 Grace Skelley Tracy 174 30 40 F30-39 26:06 48:51 48:37 15:41
175 Maureen Davis Mountain House 42 40 29 F40-49 27:58 50:51 50:29 16:17
176 Ron Davis Mountain House 43 41 20 M40-49 32:14 50:51 50:29 16:17
177 Jeannie Mogannam Mountain House 123 45 30 F40-49 28:28 51:19 50:59 16:27
178 Georgina Salameh Mountain House 167 35 41 F30-39 28:31 51:18 51:02 16:28
179 Lisa Northum Mountain House 129 34 42 F30-39 28:33 51:34 51:04 16:29
180 Dominic Hill Mountain House 73 4 12 M01-10 33:01 51:33 51:16 16:33
181 Sarah Northum Lathrop 130 35 43 F30-39 28:45 51:34 51:16 16:33
182 Stephanie Beasly Mountain House 205 31 44 F30-39 29:17 52:18 51:48 16:43
183 Damien Hill Mountain House 71 6 13 M01-10 33:47 52:31 52:02 16:47
184 Victoria Kamerzell 221 32 45 F30-39 29:31 52:32 52:02 16:47
185 Sarah Cullimore Mountain House 41 30 46 F30-39 30:19 53:20 52:50 17:03
186 Monika Wagelaar Mountain House 196 52 12 F50-99 32:04 54:46 54:35 17:37
187 Lisa Boulais Mountain House 15 49 31 F40-49 33:28 56:11 55:59 18:04
188 Darla Swanson Mountain House 188 49 32 F40-49 34:05 56:58 56:36 18:16
189 Joey Corden Mountain House 36 15 9 M11-15 38:23 57:07 56:38 18:17
190 Dianna Corden Mountain House 35 44 33 F40-49 34:08 57:07 56:39 18:17
191 Christina Corden Mountain House 34 16 3 F16-19 34:09 57:07 56:40 18:17
192 Christina Oh Mountain House 136 43 34 F40-49 34:10 57:05 56:41 18:17
193 Zoey Ramsey 225 6 10 F01-10 36:42 59:39 59:13 19:07
194 Jasmine Colbert-Moore Mtn House 30 33 47 F30-39 40:50 1:03:42 1:03:21 20:27
195 Charis Jones-Allen Mountain House 87 41 35 F40-49 40:50 1:03:41 1:03:21 20:27
196 Elsa Isip Tracy 79 73 13 F50-99 43:50 1:06:47 1:06:21 21:24
197 Marvin Isip Tracy 81 37 22 M30-39 48:09 1:06:50 1:06:24 21:25
198 Laura Strickland 238 36 48 F30-39 52:52 1:15:24 1:15:23 24:19
199 David Oh Mountain House 137 45 21 M40-49 56:02
200 Andy Su, Jr Mountain House 186 6 14 M01-10 56:07

Age Group Results

Female 1 – 10

Place Name City Bib Age Guntime Chiptime Pace
1 Megan Ashabranner Mountain House 11 10 27:13 27:08 8:46
2 Sophia Kwok Mountain House 100 8 30:26 30:17 9:46
3 Mira Odom Brentwood 133 10 34:27 34:14 11:03
4 Sarah Noble 235 9 41:12 41:02 13:14
5 Erin Su Mountain House 185 10 43:51 43:46 14:07
6 Brianna Ramos Mountain House 155 10 47:01 46:45 15:05
7 Elea Ramos Mountain House 156 7 47:02 46:45 15:05
8 Elizabeth Su Mountain House 184 8 47:26 47:03 15:11
9 Allison Oh Mountain House 135 9 47:27 47:04 15:11
10 Zoey Ramsey 225 6 59:39 59:13 19:07
 

Male 1 – 10

Place Name City Bib Age Guntime Chiptime Pace
1 Aakagh Arumugam 228 7 24:37 24:33 7:56
2 Andrew Ambrz Mountain House 5 10 25:53 25:43 8:18
3 Yuji Buczynski Mountain House 19 8 25:54 25:49 8:20
4 Brenden Ruzbarsky Pleasanton 165 10 31:28 31:10 10:04
5 Kieran Asami 211 7 31:50 31:40 10:13
6 Jaicob Isip Tracy 80 8 32:50 32:46 10:35
7 Alex Odom Brentwood 131 8 34:27 34:13 11:03
8 Jayden Lancer Mountain House 104 10 35:03 34:52 11:15
9 Corey Ashabranner Mountain House 10 9 39:01 38:56 12:34
10 Aidan Stenner Mountain House 180 10 43:29 43:18 13:58
11 Joshua Flanagan Mountain House 54 10 43:43 43:37 14:05
12 Dominic Hill Mountain House 73 4 51:33 51:16 16:33
13 Damien Hill Mountain House 71 6 52:31 52:02 16:47
14 Andy Su, Jr Mountain House 186 6 56:07
 

Female 11 – 15

Place Name City Bib Age Guntime Chiptime Pace
1 Jessica Kwan Mtn House 99 15 23:39 23:37 7:37
2 Amanda Leal 232 14 26:37 26:27 8:32
3 Taylor Venzor Mountain House 194 13 29:02 28:51 9:19
4 Alexis Baker Lodi 13 13 31:36 31:09 10:03
5 Ruth Hanan 237 12 33:12 33:08 10:42
6 Dominique Kaho’onei Mtn House 89 15 35:43 35:27 11:27
7 Alexia Kaho’onei 224 13 36:00 35:44 11:32
8 Brianna Bo 226 11 39:34 39:15 12:40
 

Male 11 – 15

Place Name City Bib Age Guntime Chiptime Pace
1 Tristan Ambriz Mountain House 4 13 20:48 20:47 6:42
2 Aaron Salazar Mountain House 168 11 28:15 28:12 9:06
3 Darren Hill Mountain House 72 12 33:07 32:38 10:32
4 Kenneth Andersen Tracy 203 12 33:25 32:58 10:39
5 James Patteson Mountain House 141 13 33:36 33:34 10:50
6 Kyle Corliss Tracy 38 14 37:36 37:23 12:04
7 Alfonso Migu Perez Mtn House 142 11 41:12 41:08 13:16
8 Walker Patteson Mountain House 215 12 48:01 48:01 15:30
9 Joey Corden Mountain House 36 15 57:07 56:38 18:17
 

Female 16 – 19

Place Name City Bib Age Guntime Chiptime Pace
1 Allison Corliss Tracy 37 16 37:36 37:22 12:04
2 Breanna MacOn Mountain House 111 16 38:46 38:32 12:26
3 Christina Corden Mountain House 34 16 57:07 56:40 18:17
 

Female 20 – 29

Place Name City Bib Age Guntime Chiptime Pace
1 Cara Hallam Tracy 67 24 26:10 26:04 8:25
2 Aeri Schwartz Oakland 171 23 27:00 26:56 8:42
3 Tarryn Schoonraad Mountain House 170 29 29:21 29:15 9:26
4 Kimberly Aguilar Mountain House 1 29 30:50 30:44 9:55
5 Megan De Ga Tracy 44 28 32:09 31:40 10:13
6 Lindsey Zotti Dublin 201 28 34:31 34:22 11:06
7 Jayme Robertson Discovery Bay 161 28 34:43 34:25 11:06
8 Jacqueline Hairston Tracy 66 28 42:47 42:33 13:44
 

Male 20 – 29

Place Name City Bib Age Guntime Chiptime Pace
1 Cha Thao 230 28 39:02 38:42 12:29
2 Austin Allen Brentwood 3 24 42:16 42:00 13:33
 

Female 30 – 39

Place Name City Bib Age Guntime Chiptime Pace
1 Emmalouise Brown Mountain House 17 31 22:43 22:40 7:19
2 Melissa McCullough Tracy 208 31 23:55 23:51 7:42
3 Beth Elliott Mountain House 51 36 25:12 25:09 8:07
4 Ligaya Perez Mtn House 146 38 26:50 26:45 8:38
5 Winnie Cheng Mountain House 27 39 27:45 27:33 8:54
6 Mary Hadden Mountain House 65 37 30:38 30:31 9:51
7 Patricia Gordon Tracy 62 37 30:42 30:35 9:52
8 Linh Ky Mountain House 102 39 30:59 30:50 9:57
9 Rachael Holguin Livermore 75 34 31:03 30:56 9:59
10 Heather Smiddy Tracy 175 39 31:26 31:06 10:02
11 Rebecca Kerns Mountain House 92 37 31:30 31:20 10:07
12 Lacy Asami 212 34 31:48 31:38 10:13
13 Sirasubraman Arumugam 227 37 32:07 32:03 10:21
14 Wendy Martinez Mountain House 116 32 32:17 32:05 10:21
15 Christina Michael San Francisco 120 37 32:35 32:16 10:25
16 Shuang Pui Mountain House 152 31 32:38 32:30 10:29
17 Kristina Kleven Castro Valley 96 33 32:42 32:37 10:32
18 Rowena Isip Tracy 82 37 32:49 32:49 10:36
19 Dawn Evangelista Mountain House 53 34 33:10 33:04 10:40
20 Bixia Ji Mountain House 85 38 33:18 33:10 10:42
21 Teresa Von Emster Mountain House 195 36 33:32 33:24 10:47
22 Heather Venzor Mountain House 193 37 35:08 34:58 11:17
23 Han Le Mtn House 105 36 35:57 35:44 11:32
24 Erica Casillas Hayward 24 34 36:19 36:06 11:39
25 Aimee Pinaula Mountain House 148 33 36:49 36:35 11:48
26 Jennifer Rowell Tracy 163 37 37:03 36:38 11:49
27 Kristina Fuller Mountain House 57 33 37:14 37:05 11:58
28 Amy Richardson Lodi 160 32 38:36 38:09 12:19
29 Samantha Torres Mtn House 191 39 38:55 38:51 12:32
30 Jessica Fumagalli Mountain House 58 33 38:56 38:51 12:32
31 Yaching Chih Mountain House 29 39 39:49 39:39 12:48
32 Erika Mallory Lathrop 113 33 40:13 39:40 12:48
33 Nikki Lacey Dublin 103 33 40:03 39:58 12:54
34 Caterina Grandy Mountain House 64 37 42:13 41:58 13:33
35 Jennifer Casey Mountain House 23 38 44:11 44:04 14:13
36 Sara Rose Mountain House 162 36 45:29 45:19 14:37
37 Jennifer Denison Mountain House 47 33 46:23 46:13 14:55
38 Kristin Discala Livermore 48 31 46:23 46:14 14:55
39 Katy Chan Mountain House 26 38 48:49 48:31 15:39
40 Grace Skelley Tracy 174 30 48:51 48:37 15:41
41 Georgina Salameh Mountain House 167 35 51:18 51:02 16:28
42 Lisa Northum Mountain House 129 34 51:34 51:04 16:29
43 Sarah Northum Lathrop 130 35 51:34 51:16 16:33
44 Stephanie Beasly Mountain House 205 31 52:18 51:48 16:43
45 Victoria Kamerzell 221 32 52:32 52:02 16:47
46 Sarah Cullimore Mountain House 41 30 53:20 52:50 17:03
47 Jasmine Colbert-Moore Mtn House 30 33 1:03:42 1:03:21 20:27
48 Laura Strickland 238 36 1:15:24 1:15:23 24:19
 

Male 30 – 39

Place Name City Bib Age Guntime Chiptime Pace
1 Wayne Staats Livermore 178 30 18:50 18:48 6:04
2 Jason Ngai Mountain House 128 37 20:52 20:50 6:44
3 Greg Holtz Mountain House 77 34 21:27 21:23 6:54
4 Wayne Miller 214 33 23:58 23:56 7:44
5 Brett Burleson Mountain House 20 33 25:43 25:39 8:17
6 Romanic Martinez Mountain House 207 31 25:55 25:44 8:18
7 Adriano Sun Mountain House 187 32 30:08 30:01 9:41
8 Nap Oliva Mountain House 139 37 31:04 30:55 9:59
9 Lawrence Colon Mountain House 33 37 33:32 33:24 10:47
10 Eric Hill Mountain House 74 37 33:55 33:26 10:48
11 Bobby Delgado Mountain House 46 30 34:13 33:56 10:57
12 Ryan Cullimore Mountain House 40 31 35:04 34:42 11:12
13 Josh Andrews Riverbank 8 32 35:05 34:43 11:12
14 Vincent Rafferty Mountain House 154 35 35:03 34:52 11:15
15 Ryan Pinaula Mountain House 149 37 36:51 36:34 11:48
16 Himoko Sadiki 236 39 36:49 36:35 11:48
17 Tom Rowell Tracy 164 36 37:04 36:38 11:49
18 Benjamin Moreno Mountain House 126 31 36:57 36:50 11:53
19 Justin Mallory Lathrop 114 33 40:09 39:34 12:46
20 Ryan Hicks Mountain House 70 36 40:49 40:36 13:06
21 Nitesh Murugesh Mountain House 127 31 44:16 44:10 14:15
22 Marvin Isip Tracy 81 37 1:06:50 1:06:24 21:25
 

Female 40 – 49

Place Name City Bib Age Guntime Chiptime Pace
1 Shiho Mimaya Mountain House 121 41 22:34 22:31 7:16
2 Lisa Brown Mountain House 18 40 22:52 22:50 7:22
3 Jill Toepfer Tracy 190 46 24:00 23:57 7:44
4 Marissa Mertes Mountain House 119 46 28:19 28:14 9:07
5 Lori Francis Mountain House 55 42 29:09 28:57 9:21
6 Rachel Chew Mountain House 28 46 29:13 29:02 9:22
7 Katie Jaurique Tracy 84 42 29:13 29:02 9:22
8 Amy Noble 233 43 30:26 30:14 9:46
9 Siu Yin Man Mountain House 115 40 30:59 30:49 9:57
10 K Proven San Jose 151 40 31:23 31:14 10:05
11 Bernadette Weir Mountain House 197 48 31:28 31:15 10:05
12 Cerena Sweetland-Gil Mountain House 189 47 32:23 32:11 10:23
13 Nacera Gorman Mountain House 63 44 32:40 32:31 10:30
14 Jacqueline Arrizano Mountain House 9 41 33:10 32:53 10:37
15 Amy Odom Brentwood 132 43 34:27 34:14 11:03
16 Denise Loftus Bronx 109 41 34:54 34:45 11:13
17 Jennifer Gaudreau Tracy 59 41 35:22 35:08 11:20
18 Jennie Weizenegger Mountain House 198 40 37:14 37:06 11:58
19 Noemi Do Mountain House 49 40 39:02 38:42 12:29
20 Kirsten Lee Livermore 106 40 40:05 39:59 12:54
21 Johnnetta MacOn Mountain House 112 46 41:56 41:42 13:27
22 Melissa Montoya Mountain House 125 44 42:06 41:48 13:29
23 Stephanie Stacey Mountain House 179 43 42:09 41:51 13:30
24 Karla Phillips Mountain House 147 43 42:39 42:10 13:37
25 Tirzah Stenner Mountain House 181 41 44:51 44:40 14:25
26 Michele Jones Manteca 86 46 45:20 45:06 14:33
27 Andra Reventlow Tracy 158 44 45:19 45:10 14:35
28 Samantha Ruzbarsky Pleasanton 166 43 45:51 45:33 14:42
29 Maureen Davis Mountain House 42 40 50:51 50:29 16:17
30 Jeannie Mogannam Mountain House 123 45 51:19 50:59 16:27
31 Lisa Boulais Mountain House 15 49 56:11 55:59 18:04
32 Darla Swanson Mountain House 188 49 56:58 56:36 18:16
33 Dianna Corden Mountain House 35 44 57:07 56:39 18:17
34 Christina Oh Mountain House 136 43 57:05 56:41 18:17
35 Charis Jones-Allen Mountain House 87 41 1:03:41 1:03:21 20:27
 

Male 40 – 49

Place Name City Bib Age Guntime Chiptime Pace
1 Matt Bogdanowicz Livermore 14 44 18:17 18:15 5:54
2 J.R. Mintz Hercules 122 47 21:00 20:57 6:46
3 Pravin Balasubramania 231 40 24:49 24:45 7:59
4 Jason Andreoli Tracy 7 43 25:05 25:03 8:05
5 John Weir 223 43 25:31 25:29 8:14
6 Bobby Anchanattu Mountain House 6 45 26:29 26:03 8:24
7 John Monis Mountain House 124 43 26:20 26:14 8:28
8 Anthony Lugo Mountain House 110 47 29:22 29:09 9:24
9 Michael Aivaliotis Mountain House 2 45 30:06 29:56 9:40
10 Alvin Perez Mtn House 143 41 30:15 30:10 9:44
11 Eddie Geh Tracy 60 47 30:58 30:55 9:59
12 Wing Yu Kwok Mountain House 101 40 31:34 31:25 10:08
13 Alex Punsalan San Ramon 218 43 31:56 31:42 10:14
14 Thomas Odom Brentwood 134 45 34:27 34:14 11:03
15 Ravikiran Kethidi Mountain House 93 41 36:16 36:13 11:41
16 Peter Genio Mountain House 61 47 36:56 36:44 11:51
17 Rick Ashabranner Mountain House 12 44 39:01 38:56 12:34
18 Keith Reventlow Tracy 159 49 45:19 45:10 14:35
19 Mauricio Ramos Mountain House 157 41 47:01 46:44 15:05
20 Ron Davis Mountain House 43 41 50:51 50:29 16:17
21 David Oh Mountain House 137 45 56:02
 

Female 50 – 99

Place Name City Bib Age Guntime Chiptime Pace
1 Leslie Pombo Tracy 220 60 27:14 27:08 8:46
2 Yumi Konishi Livermore 98 54 29:27 29:21 9:28
3 Kathie Schwartz Copperopolis 172 63 31:07 30:56 9:59
4 Kathy Keller Livermore 91 54 34:43 34:25 11:06
5 Marlene Kinser Stockton 94 78 35:42 35:27 11:26
6 Cheryl Collins Tracy 32 50 38:09 37:53 12:14
7 Tamara Eubanks 219 50 38:09 37:53 12:14
8 Avasubramam Arumugam 229 67 42:01 41:52 13:31
9 Lynn Juarez Mt. House 88 52 42:14 41:58 13:33
10 Julie Herr Turlock 69 51 48:46 48:31 15:39
11 Linda Ente Stockton 52 53 48:48 48:33 15:40
12 Monika Wagelaar Mountain House 196 52 54:46 54:35 17:37
13 Elsa Isip Tracy 79 73 1:06:47 1:06:21 21:24
 

Male 50 – 99

Place Name City Bib Age Guntime Chiptime Pace
1 Walter Wickboldt San Ramon 216 55 23:48 23:46 7:40
2 Steven Carlson Livermore 21 59 25:21 25:17 8:10
3 Phil Worley Mountain House 199 54 27:57 27:52 9:00
4 Tom Corliss Tracy 39 52 28:40 28:27 9:11
5 Nambi Srinivasan Mountain House 177 55 30:13 30:10 9:44
6 Joseph Dostie Ceres 50 51 31:07 30:59 10:00
7 Robert Worthen Mountain House 234 55 34:41 34:15 11:03
 

Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon 2013

Contributed by Samantha Torres

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At the end of last year, I had to take time off from running for a few months.

I really like the Rock ‘n Roll races and especially their heavy medal program. So I decided to be proactive and sign up for Competitor’s  2013 Tour Pass, knowing that if I paid in advance I would definitely do it. I signed up for six races; but was disappointed I missed the first year one offered this year in San Francisco because I was on a beach in Puerto Vallarta — so wasn’t too sad.

I’ve never actually run a half marathon that Tara hasn’t been at. This was going to be my first. I booked my airfare, my hotel, was really excited to run my first out-of-state race. Luckily though, Tara decided to come with and we did our first out-of-state race together. Things like that provide cool memories for the future.

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Our adventure started out with me getting up at a ridiculous time to get Tara and head out for the airport. To fly to Portland, we had to fly on a smaller plane. It was weird. It was the first time I actually saw wheels go into a plane I was on. Also smaller planes fly closer to the ground, who knew?

We started the morning flight with complimentary drinks. I had pyramid beer as a toast to Tara’s hubby who is usually our planner/driver for races, but wasn’t going with us.

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When we landed – my ears would not pop I could not hear. it was the most annoying this ever, it was like being under water.

We exited the airport and decided to take a cab to the expo. Wasn’t the best idea, it cost $40. I think the cabbie took us the super long route cause it was supposed to be only eight miles away. Then we arrived at the expo center.

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The expo center has multiple halls and we went up to the first one to figure out where to go. It was a gun and knife show, the look on my face was priceless. I was so excited until I realized if I bought anything I couldn’t take it home. I have wanted to go to one foreverrrrrr, but I always seem to miss them. The very nice security guard pointed out where we were really supposed to be and off we went.

As soon as we walked through the door we got handed a raffle ticket for their door prizes. After a second we realized, you didn’t have to carry the ticket all day. Just had to enter your ticket number and personal info into a iPad. Neither of us got the call that we won anything. But it was cool, no of the other ones had this. They all have music going the whole time.

After that, was the normal get your bib, get your bag, get your shirt. Then nothing was the same. We walked around the corner and there was a ticket booths, where you filled out info and took to a prize booth, where everybody won a prize. I won a T-shirt.

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We had entered the Brooks Run Happy Cavalcade of Curiosities. I can not believe they don’t bring it to California or to Vegas. They have the Human Jesus Lizard …. yes, I said the Human Jesus Lizard. He’s awesome. He runs on DNA (per Tara: cornstarch, water and food coloring ). Better yet was the kid that volunteered to run on it. The smile and the way his face lit up was pure joy. The only better than seeing a kid light up like that, is seeing your kid light up like that. I got my fortune told by a runners’ fortune telling machine. They even had skeeball. I got my gait analyzed. We spent more time in the brooks area at this expo, than we have at any other expo ever. I had so much fun I almost bought Brooks shoes, only reason I didn’t is that I just got mine last month. I did buy one of their race tanks though.

After that we went to the regular area. Which had a fair amount of good booths. I bought my water bottle belt at the last race. I got a belt for my phone this race and a foot pod for my Garmin. They didn’t give you a wrist band for beer which surprised me. Tara even got a photo with and autograph from Kara Goucher, the fastest woman’s half-marathoner in the US.

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Then we were done. Our bags were heavy, time to go check-in at the hotel.

Took the MTA and found out the street Couch is pronounced “kooch.” We had great fun with that. Got checked in by a rude front desk clerk.

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What’s strange is that almost everyone is Oregon seems to be nice. Which made him stand out as an ass. Then we went hunting for VooDoo doughnuts. Our timing was bad, it started to rain and the line is apparently always an hour long. After 20 minutes, and with hunger taking over we gave up and went got dinner. After dinner, we stopped at a cupcake shop (Tara’s vice) and got helped by strange Emo folk. They all looked alike, we passed by every time we went anywhere, I kept looking …. different people same look, usually you have variety.

I had taken allergy medicine to try and help my ears so we crashed out early.

Woke the next morning for race day. It was nice we were close we didn’t even leave until it was close to start time.

We stopped by a liquor store and I bought water. We didn’t realize until later I accidentally got us sparkling water — will not do that again.

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And then we lined up and were off.

It was a nice course good people.

From Tara: The first part of the course took us through downtown. Then after crossing the first bridge, we went into an industrial, not-too-scenic area. There were neighborhoods during miles 8-11, big houses, before going back across the Willamette River and into the downtown waterfront finish area.

I just concentrated on keeping moving. It was a fairly good urban course until mile seven.

Mile seven is straight uphill, for what seems like forever. The rest of the hills not as bad. They put carpet on the bridge to cover the grates. It was a weird feeling and I saw someone trip where the carpet got bunched.

My goal for this race was under three hours. I had thought my last race was a horrid 3:30. But Tara checked later and it 3:13. My best was 2:32. This race was 2:52. That’s only twenty away from my best and 21 less than the one three months ago. I have another in two weeks I’m hoping I won’t be too sore.

At mile seven, I had the best race moment I ever had.

While I was walking someone came from behind me and said “you’re doing great I’ve been trying to keep up with you” I knew exactly what she meant. I’m not sure if fast people do this. I know my friend Jennie picks people to pass. I’m slow and I get tired. I always pick someone about the same speed in front of me and tell myself, I’m going to keep up with them. To me being that person for someone else was absolutely amazing.

At mile eight, for some reason I realized I’m a runner.

I don’t think I’ve ever truly believed that. I’m hella slow, I’m not where I was last year, but I had the dedication and the determination to fly out of state to go to a race.

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I was going to do it all by myself (glad Tara decide to go, made it more fun ) The fact that it is hard for me, tells me how dedicated to it I really am. Its not about being the fastest or the best, its about challenging myself and knowing no matter what I can do it.

After the race we got cleaned up, checked out and went to VooDoo Doughnuts. Where I got a bunch Voodoo Dolls. They didn’t travel as well as I would’ve liked, but it’s the thought that counts.

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Note: Tara also swears she saw a naked chick carrying doughnuts in the back part of the store.

It was amazing, it was a great experience and hopefully this will be another of our annual races. Pasadena is our first one. We were there for the inaugural, the second run and hope to be at all the ones to come.

Also excited that my sister and I will be doing our first race together in San Diego. I’m so proud of her.

Welcome to the new mhrunners.com!

Welcome to the new Mountain House Running Club website.

Whether you’re new here, or you’ve been a member of the club since the beginning, this is the place to find out about club happenings, record personal records, find race reviews and stay informed.

The site is still very much in development, so watch us grow and continue to come back for updates!

San Jose Giant Race 2012

Contributed by Randy Cheng

Well, other than Matt and Drew, we (Greg, Tyler, and me) decided late in the game to run this 5k race. This was an inaugural race and because of that, a nice tech shirt and finisher’s medal were being bandied about to entice us. Also, some ugly orange and black socks were used as a special incentive for completing this race and the SF Giants race in the fall.

Thanks to Drew for driving all of us! The day-of-race check-in was pretty seamless as bib numbers and tags were assigned to you as you checked in (vs. being preassigned). The 5k course was to be mainly along San Jose streets with a short part through a park and finishing somewhere on the the San Jose Giants’ baseball field. While we were waiting around, we were trying to figure out our goals for the race. PRs of under 20-23 min were being thrown around by Greg, Drew, and me, while Matt revised his goal of a sub-35 min goal to a sub-25 min goal. BTW- We all planned to do a pre-race warmup jog, but nature called and someone had to use the potty… twice! 🙂
We all gathered as close to the start line as possible to test out a theory Matt had that we’d all run faster with everyone chasing us. At the start, it felt like we all sprinted out of the gate. After about 1/3 of a mile, I looked at my watch and saw we were all running a 5:30/mile pace! Whoa… that wasn’t going to continue for long… or would it? The crowd thinned and pretty soon I saw Greg separate himself from the rest of us. From that point on, I just remember seeing Greg’s green shirt fading ahead of me, while Drew and I were neck and neck, and Matt just behind us. Part of the course took us through a zoo parking lot and then through a park area with some hills. At that point, I passed Drew and headed for the last mile or so of this race. As I neared the baseball stadium, you could hear the PA announcer start to list off the leaders. Low and behold, Greg’s name was read off as one of the first finishers! Matt later said he let out a yell when he heard Greg’s name. As I neared the end, it was hard to gauge how far the finish line actually was because you couldn’t see it from the street. You had to run down the street next to the stadium and then you had to make a left turn into the stadium and finish somewhere on the field. In the last 100 yds or so, Drew made his move and zipped right past me and into the middle of the baseball diamond to the finish line! Darn you Drew! Matt wasn’t too far behind and had a strong finish. Unfortunately, he almost had his foot ripped off when an overzealous volunteer demanded that he return his timing tag. Tyler had a very respectable time as well. Additionally, this was her first race she actually volunteered to run!
All in all, this was a great race for the MH Runners Club as Greg, Drew, and I PR’d and Matt beat his goal!
Greg’s time was 19:53 and he finished 11th overall and 3rd in his age group
Drew’s time was 20:52 and finished 19th overall and 4th in his age group
My time was 20:53 and I finished 20th overall and 2nd in my age group
Matt’s time was 22:51 and he finished 31st overall and 7th in his age group
Tyler’s time was 40:22 and she finished 567 overall and 17th in her age group
Here are the official results: http://raceresults.eternaltiming.com/index.cfm/20120616_Giant_Race_San_Jose.htm?Fuseaction=Results&Class=Run+5km+Individual~All
If we counted the MH adults only, MH Runners finished in the Top 31 out of 938 runners! Not too shabby if I do say so myself!
Was it worth a 2-hr round trip commute to run this race? Absolutely!!

Wounded Warrior 5K 2012

Contributed by Matt Mullen

When trolling www.active.com for a race to run this weekend, I found the Manteca Wounded Warrior 5k was serving free post-race omeletes.  Sold!

The memorial day theme was strong from the start – flags everywhere, uniformed vets, a blue single-prop plane was making low-flying

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smoke trails over the start line, and someone decided to yarn-bomb a bike rack in truly patriotic fashion.

I walked the site a bit and found a lot of post-race festivities.  The right of the finish line held a classic car show, and the left an impressive display of  crucifixes.

They were putting up a pretty big kid’s zone, too, full of inflatable jumpy houses. I wish I’d brought my kids along, they’d have been pretty wow’d by the site:

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I warmed up until 8:00 (gun time!) came, and then was pretty confused: The race didn’t start.

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In fact, I couldn’t find a start line.

There were mobs of confused runners all around, not sure where to go and asking around for the race director  The volunteers I talked to had no ideas, and the only people with a clear purpose was the U-JAMS dance crew, who led bored runners in sort of live DDR contest.  Looked fun, but where is the race?!

The race director eventually showed, explained we were starting from a spot with two tiny flags in the ground, and then the longest pre-race ceremony I’ve ever seen began.  Veterans were introduced, tears were shed, orders shouted, rifles fired, flags were flown at full, then half-mast, and a young woman belted out a national anthem.

Finally someone said “let’s run”, reminding me I was actually there for a race, and then we started.

I was getting a lot a attention from runners – I kept hearing “You’re running in flip-flops?!”.  Not exactly.  I’d been told that the course wasn’t barefoot-friendly, so I wore my Vibram Luna Sandals to weather the rough terrain I’d been warned about.  Then I saw the course.  It was the opposite – smooth paved streets with little debris.  Too bad.

I focused on cadence during the run – I’ve read that keeping good cadence is important, and I ran mile 1 in 7:50.  I realized that’d put my final time over 24 minutes, which seemed too slow to me, so I asserted that I’d speed up.  Well, my mind decided to, but my body didn’t comply – I finished mile 2 in 7:48 – not much more speed.

Passing a runner in mile 3 felt good, though, so I kept working until I’d passed 5 more.  The last group of 3 I passed was just then I’d noted from my runkeeper data that I was right on pace for 24:00, so I hollered “on pace for 24 guys!” on the way.  Moments later, the youngest in the group was sprinting by me.  I applauded him, but wondered if it was early – we had ~ 200 yards left.  Then I could see the finish line so went to full sprint – about 5 minutes/mile, re-passed the teen and finished the race, kneeling and dry-heaving.

My 23:55 finish made me the 5th place male age 30-35 finisher, and 36th of 219 total runners.  [ results ]

Free omelet time!  I found the kitchen where a dozen volunteers managed twice as many griddles.  Filled a cup with my favorite sides, and a volunteer fried it up.  win

Western Pacific Marathon 2012

Contributed by Greg Holtz

Drew and I were consistently running Brazen half marathons and having a good time with it. One afternoon Corey emails us a link to the Western Pacific Marathon. A Brazen marathon? Sign me up!

We had approximately 10 weeks to train, which was doable since I was already in half marathon shape. I knew it was going to be tough to properly fit the training in, but I figured this was my best shot at doing a marathon. Training went well for the most part. We incorporated a lot of bike riding into the training which I think helped a lot. We peaked at an 18 mile run at an 8:55 pace. I tried to do a 20 miler the next weekend but felt my knees hurting so I stopped at 12. I had to play it safe.

Drew and I carbed up the evening before the race at Mongolian BBQ. I took my time and I ate 3 bowls of noodles and veggies.

Race day

Race started at 7:30am. We arrived ready to go. For the most part, the first 10 miles were uneventful. We walked at every aid station, kept hydrated and maintained about an 8:40 pace.

At mile 1, there was a bathroom break. Corey and Matt were manning the aid station and cheered us on.

At mile 6 there was a wall of people running with the 3:55 pace runner. I noticed everyone was too scared to pass him up. So we passed him up and laughed about it (he would later have the last laugh). There was this older fellow with a camelback who was run/walking and staying behind us the whole time.

Drew noted how quickly the mile markers were coming. It was weird. We would pass a mile marker, have what was seemingly a short conversation and then the next mile marker would come up.

We took an extended aid station break at mile 13. They had cold watermelon, oranges and GU, quite refreshing. I felt great, we maintained about an 8:40 pace even with the walks and the breaks.

About mile 15, the older run/walker passed us up and we never saw him again until the race was over. (Drew talked to him after the race and he was doing a Jeff Galloway program, smart guy).

Mile 16.5 – Drew and I parted ways. It was at this point I could start to feel my legs hurting. They mainly hurt when I walked. As I was running, there was very little pain. I kept on running.

Mile 17, 18, 19 and 20 felt great. I was weaving through the half marathon walkers at this point. I could hear people cheering me on. My legs started getting a bit heavy but it really wasn’t that bad. I had only a 10k left! I had expected to hit “the wall” at mile 20 but I was still going strong. I was in a good place mentally.

Mile 22 – PAIN. That’s the only way I can describe it. It was overwhelming. Every part of my lower body hurt. I had to stop running. My body was rejecting the run. Mile markers couldn’t come soon enough.

Mile 23 – aid station. The main thing I remember about this aid station was a small hill I had to run up in order to get to it. I literally threw my hands up in the air I was so pissed about this. The camera guy caught my frustration. I didn’t care.

Mile 23.5 – the 3:55 pace runner passed me up. He was running alone. He offered some words of encouragement but I couldn’t hear him through the pain.
Mile 24 – Drew and I crossed paths. He was heading towards the mile 23 aid station and cheered me on but I don’t remember what he said. He later told me I looked like a zombie. I don’t remember if I was running or walking at this point.
Mile 24.5 – I passed a fellow laying on the ground. He was on his back with his hands on his face. He had a marathon bib on so I asked him if he was ok. He said “yea”. In hindsight, if he had said “no” I couldn’t have helped him anyway. It sounds messed up, but that actually perked me up a bit. At least I wasn’t that guy.
Mile 25 – the last aid station. Matt and Corey were cheering me on and telling me I was on pace for a sub 4 hour marathon. At this point, I didn’t care what my time was. I just wanted it to be over. There was a hill right after the aid station. I walked the whole thing.
When I hit mile 26, I knew I had made it. But the last .2 miles were uphill. I gave it everything I had and finished strong. Finish time was 4:01:36.
I won’t go too much into detail about how I almost cried from the pain afterwards or how much pain I’m in today (2 days later). I can safely say this was by far the hardest thing I have ever done physically. It had been a goal of mine since I was 12. I couldn’t have done it without my friends (MHRC) and family supporting me. Thanks guys!

Diva Half Marathon 2012

Contributed by Janice Hom

Women’s Diva’s 1/2 Marathon in Burlingame~ May 6th 2012

I started running last year around this time. I never enjoyed running, instead I just did it for weight loss, until I ran my first race…MH Run with the Kites 10K. After that I was hooked but not necessarily on running but on the feeling of being a part of a race! The people, the excitement, the challenge, the cheers from the crowd and the reward at the end of pure achievement!! So I signed up for a Trail run a few months later and decided I was going to sign up for a half next. Then one night after running 6 miles around the neighborhood, I felt pain in my hip flexor and that was it…  I was out of commission! But it was fall and with a cold winter around the corner, I decided to hang up my running shoes and put on some cycling shoes instead which would later become my newest addiction (along with a new way to lose weight!) That kept me busy till spring of this year came around and a friend asked me to do the Brazen Badger Cove 5K. I thought why not! I ended up placing 3rd in my age group and didn’t even know till I read the results online. Placing and giving me a second medal on its way, gave me the push and reminder of why I liked doing races! So I thought to myself ok now it’s time to do that half marathon. After looking at the medal I would be receiving it was a no brainer to make the Diva’s 1/2 my choice!Â

Training
I normally only run about 3 miles once or twice a week. Sometimes I’ll do 5 or 6 instead. Nothing big. About 2 months prior to my half I ran 10 and felt good. That was my longest run till the race day. I had recently bought a road bike so I spent a lot of time and miles on that which I’m sure helped but running is much harder! I ran 8 miles a few weeks prior to the race and 5 and 6 the week of. I didn’t follow anything special, I only gave myself one day rest but I did eat carbs the night before 🙂 I signed up for this race solo and I was ok with that. On one hand, I didn’t have anyone to push me but on the other hand I didn’t have anyone to slow me down either. My plan was to walk 1/2 mile after every 3. I really didn’t want to incorporate walking but I didn’t think I could go 13 straight with such little training.Â

On your mark…get set…GO!!!

It took a few minutes to reach the start line with more than 5000 participants. It was fun to see everyone’s different outfits and so much pink! A lot of moms and daughters, sisters and friends. It was powerful to see that many women about to accomplish a huge goal. Everyone was really friendly and even sparking up conversations in the bathroom line. I made sure to go right before the sound of the gun so I thought I’d be good. Unfortunately the large coffee and 16 oz. water made me have to go again at only 2 miles in! I can’t believe this!! There was a line at least 8 deep and only 3 potties. Waiting was frustrating but luckily it was my only stop. I had to make up time, so I put it in high gear and looked for the girls in the bright tutus that were in front of me prior to my stop. I found them! Yay, I’m back in business. I didn’t carry water. I contemplated it but didn’t want to be weighed down. It was a hot day with very little wind but with so many water stations, I was fine with the exception of one that ran out of water.

Half way thru it started to get harder but bearable. So many people around me were walking and it looked tempting. I wanted to stop and join them but I said to myself “NO! Keep going” so that I did.
Along the different markers you would see girls taking pictures with the sign. It made me smile, knowing that was an accomplishment for them to get that far. Around mile 9 I noticed this one lady running by herself and keeping the same exact pace as me. She wasn’t wearing headphones so I started talking to her and it ended up being her first half too. I cheered her on and let her know I was using her as my pacer! When we got to the mile 10 marker people started clapping and again I smiled and the pain went away for a split second. My legs were tired and actually my butt muscles were hurting most. But I didn’t want to stop now; I have just over 3 miles to go. Mile 11 came and again the sounds of clapping to show our achievement. I really liked this and looked forward to doing it again at the next marker. I was out of water and started thinking maybe I should’ve worn my water belt? Mile 12. Ok only one more to go! This was the longest and hardest mile. I wanted to push and sprint to the finish but my body wouldn’t let me. I even fell back a few seconds, losing my pacer. I kept looking for the big, noticeable finish line but it was nowhere in sight. It had to be coming up; I should be able to see it by now…but nothing. I thought this is crazy, where is that damn finish line? This last mile didn’t want to end. Instead of feeling joy, I was hurting and really wanted it to be over. Then finally I heard the crowds of people cheering everyone on! “You did it, your almost there, way to go!” A big smile came on my face. I felt so special to have strangers encouraging and congratulating me along the last 200 feet. They were handing pink boas and tiaras to wear, making you look like a real diva. Finally I threw my hands up and crossed the finish line!! YES!!! I did it. I was so happy that I ran the whole 13.1 miles without stopping. Waiting for me was a topless firefighter who handed me my medal, a rose and a flute of champagne! Not too bad.Â

Finally, I thought to myself. That was hard but surely not impossible. I could do it again but 26, now that seems (almost) impossible! It was such a great feeling of success and I don’t think that special feeling could ever get old. I finished in 2:34 at 11:45 per mile.

Hope to see you all at the MH Run with the Kites!