January 7, 2012
12K Results

Winter Trail Run Series WTRS 12K Story - January 7, 2012

G’Day… to one and all.

My need to do a good job is made easy with a good support team and do I have a good one.  Of course the magic weather did help, we are so bloody lucky!  We scored another winner in Blue Jay for the first of the 2012 WTRS, how much better could it get?  One hopes the newbies are entertained with the show, I do really enjoy myself up there and our counter actions make it easy for me.  Maybe there is life after a half marathon or a 10K on roads in Irvine!!

The nice work Bill and Sandy do plus my 4 beasties from the other side of the mountains.  Must mention our girl Lauren, she worked hard all day….she is a little beauty.  Seems our little trail races attract some of the top runners around judging by the finish times. Running 7.9 miles of rocky terrain under an hour seems unbelievable (me mate Doug corrected my 12K distance!!! )  The 148 finishers was the second highest turn-out for our series that started 20 years ago. The Forest Service will be happy with the number being under our limit of 150 runners per race.  Which tells me at sometime I may have to ask all entrants to enter even earlier… would hate to turn anyone away!

As a few of you noticed I had a fall before the race… my football (soccer) mate questioned me about my home team of Coventry, England….. Coventry City are bottom of the Championship League table.  Must have affected me in a strange way and down I went… cuts/blood and all, reminded me of my boxing ring days in OZ.  So don’t tell me about your falls on the trail, one fall is too many of course, just hoping those who did see stars can mend before January 21.  Those dam rocks, you know I am working on it!

The race itself was won by one tough runner; Jon Clark found it hard going before his mate Kevin Gillotti backed off.  New-comer Liam Clemens was just over a minute back and local boy Christian Haymes took third overall and only 30 seconds behind Liam.  The women have a new champ to follow… 19 year-old Sara Howard came in 11th overall and is following in her famous father’s footsteps in off-road running. Hope she comes back with her dad Jim one day. Second place was local runner Annie Cernia 8 minutes behind Sara.  Stephanie Smith was full of smiles crossing the finish line in third… could it have been my open arms!!! The awards went well with only minor abuse and I hope everyone enjoys are little raffle. Thanks to New Balance and my mate Bob at “A Snail Pace” for the nice shirts etc.  They are a good team and we appreciate their support.

Anyway this is me opening a bottle of red after a long day at my Blue Jay office.  I am hoping to see most of you again soon.  I am still amazed how many old mates are turning up out of the blue… runners I haven’t seen since I wore a bib number!  As you may have notice the series expanded by one event… that will test those who challenge the mountain trails around Blue Jay.  If you have any photos you think would be nice to show on my site, please send to Doug.  Again thanks for coming, must mention the 7 Diaz family members…. they sure can talk; I do like to think it is one big family we have. Enter early don’t forget, now is a good time!

Much Love Big BAZ XXXX
 

Results - 2012 WTRS 12K - January 7
Place Name m/f Age Time   Place Name m/f Age Time
1 Jon Clark m 36 0:59:12   73 Mike Antrim m 60 1:35:44
2 Liam Clemens m 33 1:00:37   74 Mindy Kelley f 44 1:35:54
3 Christian Haymes m 37 1:01:07   75 Rich Merritt m 50 1:36:47
4 Mark Donaldson m 48 1:02:00   76 Andy Bison m 56 1:37:17
5 Kevin Gillotti m 41 1:02:33   77 John Arnold m 51 1:38:24
6 Rick Herr m ? 1:02:45   78 Morris Sammons m 60 1:38:30
7 Kurt Whittington m 34 1:05:16   79 Carmen Medrano f 42 1:38:36
8 Jason Baldwin m 36 1:07:03   80 Kristen Thorkelson f 40 1:39:38
9 Kale Stubbe m 29 1:07:38   81 John Nowak m 48 1:39:40
10 Evadio Neri m 40 1:08:00   82 Charlie Bachmann m 58 1:39:42
11 Sara Howard f 19 1:09:37   83 Debie Brisbin f 34 1:40:11
12 Matt Ruis m 31 1:09:38   84 Dorene Nathan f 38 1:40:37
13 Steve White m 47 1:11:47   85 Christine Arbiso f 43 1:40:37
14 Casey Finfrock m 27 1:12:55   86 Ken Miller m 45 1:41:46
15 Tom Gey m 59 1:15:34   87 Tracy Cole f 33 1:42:30
16 Gil Zaldirar m 52 1:16:00   88 Leslie Wilson f 50 1:42:32
17 Eric Drummond m 53 1:16:06   89 Jim Fricks m 58 1:42:35
18 Philip Anthony m 41 1:16:29   90 Chris Rodarte m 55 1:43:47
19 Eric Wellmeyer m 37 1:16:36   91 Sheri Rodarte f 47 1:43:47
20 Jezza Fetzer m 41 1:17:05   92 Andy Sarjeant m 47 1:43:45
21 Tony Petros m 51 1:17:14   93 Sharon Boles f 44 1:44:08
22 Eric Martin m 37 1:17:23   94 Keith Ambrose m 46 1:45:50
23 Greg Bowerman m 55 1:17:30   95 Tom Wallin m 41 1:45:50
24 Paul Huffman m 53 1:17:34   96 Ron Keith m 53 1:45:50
25 Annie Ciernia f 25 1:17:40   97 Craig Reece m 46 1:45:50
26 Randy Pulpas m 48 1:18:18   98 Brian Turner m 53 1:47:06
27 Tom Delner m 47 1:18:33   99 Robert Hass m 54 1:47:10
28 Stephanie Smith f 24 1:18:39   100 Kathlene Gouldy f 30 1:47:10
29 Chip Buteria m 53 1:19:18   101 Karen Stein-Cueva f 47 1:48:02
30 David Anderson m 49 1:19:41   102 Mary Lou Johnson f 37 1:48:50
31 Bill McDermott m 60 1:19:47   103 Kristen Trujillo f 41 1:48:57
32 Robert Harris m 52 1:19:57   104 Steve Harvey m 67 1:49:15
33 Skyler Wallace m 30 1:20:22   105 Julia Holt f 45 1:49:22
34 Steve Blasig m 48 1:20:30   106 Fransisco Avalos m 48 1:50:20
35 Bob Konklin m 56 1:20:40   107 Randall Tollosa m 25 1:50:20
36 Steve De La Cruz m 37 1:20:40   108 Jean Warren f 42 1:50:21
37 Tom Fedoruk m 38 1:21:41   109 Lynn Couillard f 41 1:51:15
38 Greg Hammond m 33 1:22:44   110 Cathy Matzek f 48 1:52:08
39 Michele Barton f 40 1:22:54   111 Scott Jagger m 31 1:52:13
40 Mari Russell f 47 1:23:09   112 Joann Kang Sumeo f 43 1:52:17
41 Brian Werner m 47 1:23:10   113 Hans Duncan m 59 1:52:40
42 Tom De Nault m 47 1:23:30   114 Teri Fricks f 58 1:52:46
43 Dave Bourguigon m 39 1:24:59   115 Ikuka Cianci f 54 1:53:10
44 Geoff Smith m 36 1:25:25   116 Jane McGrath f 61 1:55:07
45 Ryan Privratsky m 44 1:26:00   117 Elisabeth Bachman f 49 1:56:07
46 Andy Routh m 28 1:26:10   118 Mark Land m 46 1:57:17
47 Kyle Duggan m 28 1:26:34   119 Paul Johnson m 58 1:57:25
48 Josh Bedard m 20 1:27:22   120 Jody Van Zanten f 42 1:57:45
49 Greg Tice m 55 1:27:28   121 Sierra Barton f 11 1:58:18
50 Todd Johnson m 29 1:27:45   122 Shana Postel f 40 1:58:18
51 Chris Quenneville m 52 1:27:53   123 Doug Malewicki m 72 1:58:18
52 Jason Norhtcott m 31 1:28:16   124 Chad Amick m 29 1:58:30
53 Scott White m 47 1:28:36   125 Nina Riha f 44 1:58:32
54 Crystal Gillotti f 31 1:28:49   126 Shannon Hockett f 44 1:58:48
55 David Lee m 41 1:29:19   127 Bill McGovern m 47 2:00:01
56 Chris Conkin m 52 1:29:32   128 Janet Senger f 41 2:03:11
57 Kelley Hundley f 38 1:30:02   129 Kristen Oviedo f 36 2:03:11
58 Mark Turner m 48 1:30:15   130 Gina Ray f 44 2:03:11
59 Eric Edson m 45 1:30:20   131 Kristina Korpash f 42 2:04:45
60 Gerald Yahr m 51 1:30:20   132 Kim Blake f 45 2:04:45
61 Elaine Gronberg f 48 1:30:50   133 Tracy White f 47 2:05:18
62 Brian Kelly m 11 1:30:00   134 Anthony Alvarado m 28 2:07:38
63 Michael Kelly m 52 1:31:10   135 Jean Ho f 44 2:07:45
64 Pam Harnich f 48 1:31:34   136 Birgit Burgess f 52 2:09:05
65 Rene Rodarte m 56 1:31:40   137 Sep Sarshar m 44 2:30:00
66 Mark Eichoff m 50 1:31:52   138 Richard Nowicki m 66 2:39:00
67 Brian Stowe m 50 1:32:04   139 Christine Diaz f 17 2:48:17
68 Jim Vogl m 42 1:32:44   140 Austin Shives m 16 2:48:17
69 Julie Canales f 41 1:34:00   141 George Velasco m 58 2:48:43
70 Kurt Erlandon m 57 1:34:30   142 Brittany Diaz f 22 3:01:15
71 Linda Kessman f 51 1:35:14   143 Brian Diaz m 26 3:01:24
72 David Wilson m 50 1:35:22   144 Chris Diaz Pops m 52 3:07:32
            145 Sandra Diaz f 51 3:07:32
            146 Valerie Pereira f 49 3:07:32

(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.

Big Baz needs PHOTOS from the 12K...

Please send any good photos you took at the WTRS 12K to DMalewicki@cox.net.  Thanks.
12K Photos by... Mari, Russell, Lauren  Miertschin, Hans Duncan, Sierra Barton & Doug Malewicki

(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!)

Even Big Baz didn't realize this was the 20th Anniversary since he directed his first Winter Trail Run Series.  The shirt to the right is the proof...

1999 was his 7th annual WTRS. Means his year #1 was 1993.

HAPPY 20 TO BIG BAZ! 


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A large turnout of runners for Big Baz's 2012 WTRS 12K!

PRE-RACE

Ryan Privratsky having pre-race fun! He finished in 1:26:00

Michelle Barton & her Dad Doug Malewicki

Lining up on a cold morning for check-in and bibs.  (Those full body wraps look nice and warm.  Great idea!)

As usual Big Baz loves to greet all the ladies.  He got lots of hugs in today.

Baz entertaining Dave Anderson & Eric Edson.

Mary Lou Johnson at the registration table getting help from Bill & Sandi.

Chris Diaz brought out 7 family members.  5 ran and 5 finished.
Go Diaz clan!

Big Baz giving final pre-race instructions

Another Big Baz wry joke gets everyone laughing.

RD entertainer of the decade - Big Baz.

John Clark, Kevin Gillotti & Michelle Barton

Dave Bourguigon running for Breast Cancer

Kurt Erlandon (What NO BOOTS, just Utes?)

Michelle Barton gives daughter Sierra a last minute pre-race hug.

3 - 2 - 1  GO! 
Off they go!

OUT ON THE 12K COURSE DURING THE RACE

Sheri and Chris Rodarte early in the race. 
They  finished together in  1:43:47

Sierra Barton, age 11

Richard Nowicki, 66 on the trail (Rich finished in 2:39:00)

Geezer Doug, age 72
 
Just past the Sugarloaf turn around.  Only 3.5 miles to go - but lots of climbing remains.

Careful on the downhill!

Coming down the sandstone.

Down the tricky, steep, rocky section.

Jon Clark blasts to a FANTASTIC 1st place under 1 hour finish (59:12 = 7.5 minutes per mile average!!)

The top 6 finishers gather around to tell stories.

"Old Goat" Steve Harvey almost at the finish line (1:49:15 - pretty good for a 67 year old!)

Sierra flying.

Sierra is done.  Her 1st WTRS 12K.

Once again Sandi & Bill Johnson faithfully handled the all importnat registration & finisher standings for Big Baz.

Lauren  Miertschin with Rich Merritt

Her WTRS 12K blog is at:
http://laurenontherun.blogspot.com
 

 

OFFICIAL WTRS 12K "TRAIL OWIES" AWARDS


Karen Stein-Cueva
(1:48:02 came in 101st overall)

Karen's nasty trail owie!

Mari Russell (1:23:09 -5th woman overall), Birgit Burgess (2:09:05), Doug Malewicki & Karen Stein-Cueva

Birgit is the first actual face plant, webmaster Doug has ever seen in 14 years of WTRS.  Forehead, nose, upper lip and chin owies!

RD Big Baz showed his compassion by falling too.  Check out his bloody scrapes.

11 year old Sierra Barton had a fall in the rocky section before we even hit mile 1 on the course.  Didn't take her but 10 seconds to decide to keep going and finish the other 7 miles of the race..

Young Sierra's trail owie.  She also scraped her other knee and banged up her right elbow and right hip.  Guess that qualifies her as a "genuine" trail runner now?

Sierra got all cleaned up & bandaged in time to receive her 1st woman in the age 1-19 age group. (1:58:18 & 121st overall).


AWARDS

First Baz thanks Monica Morant, New Balance rep for bringing all their new trail running product goodies.

Then Baz introduced US Forest Ranger ? who is taking over for Virgil (who retired last year)

OC Register's Sportsman of the Year - Doug Malewicki gets a special  award from Big Baz.  
www.ocregister.com/articles/
malewicki-333709-running-race.html

 Baz gave 72 year old Doug an awesome Special Recognition award!

(a package of bite sized cupcakes!  Probably only 3 months old too?)

11 year old Brian Kelly is first in age 1-19 male in 1:30:00 and 62nd overall!  Awesome!

Kale Stubby 29, 1st 20-29 in in 1:07:38 & 9th overall

Kurt Whittington 34, 1st in 30-39 in 1:05:16 & 7th overall.

Mark Donaldson 48, 1st in 40-49 in 1:02:00 & 4th overall.

Bill Mc Dermott60, 1st in 60-69 in 1:19:18 - 31st overall.

Doug Malewicki 1st in 70+ in 1:58::18 - 123rd overall

SPEEDSTER Women next! 
1st in age 1-19 Sierra Barton 11, in 1:58:18 - 121st overall)

Crystal Gillotti gets a Big BAZ big hug..

Crystal Gillotti 31, 1st in 30 - 39 in 1:28:49 - 54th overall.

Michelle Barton 40, 1st in 40-49 in 1:22:54 - 39th overall (a metatarsal injury had her walking half the course)

The 3 generations with their medals.

Leslie Wilson 50, 1st in 50-59 in 1:42:32 -88th overall

3rd OVERALL WOMAN Stephanie Smith 24, in 1:18:39 - 28th overall.

2nd OVERALL WOMAN Annie Ciernia 25, in 1:17:40 - 25th overall.

Christian Haymes 3rd OVERALL MALE in 1:01:07

FIRST OVERALL MALE Jon Clark 36, in  59:12

Kevin
Gillotti & John Clark

Kevin Gillotti, Michelle Barton & John Clark

Kevin & Crystal
Gillotti
 

Post race fun and  WTRS RAFFLE GOODIES!

Jean Warren (1:50:21), Karen Stein (1:48:02), Elaine Gronberg (1:30:50) Birgit Burgess (2:09:05), Mari Russell (1:23:09), Ikuko Cianci (1:53:10).

Dave Anderson, Sierra Barton & Eric Edson (OC TRI club)

Michelle,
Ryan Privratsky, Dad Doug & ?

Linda Kessman got a cool cap in Big Baz's magic raffle.

Geezer Doug and SoCal Trail Headz buddy Jean Ho

Evadio Neri 40, came in 10th overall in 1:08:00
   


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