On Sunday morning, the second half of the MS Ride concluded, we had Peaman's Pedal til ya Puke, Run til ya Ralph event in Kona and Big Island Road Runners hosted the Mana 10s in Waimea. We stuck around town for the Peaman event, but heard great reviews from the runners at the Mana 10k and 10-miler. That race is run on Mana Road, with a large portion unpaved. The course challenges you with some rolling hills and an incline on the way out and then mainly downhill on the way back. The weather is also usually a little different from our typical sunny skies and 80 degrees. Waimea is known for being cool and rainy - perfect running weather. Results from that event are below:
Meanwhile, runners and cyclists were making their way from the bottom of Kaloko Drive all the way to the top - 6.5 miles straight up - for Peaman's Pedal Til Ya Puke, Run Til Ya Ralph. Full results from the race are available here. Unfortunately, I missed getting a time for one biker, which knocked the results off by one person. I think we got it corrected, but let us know if you think your time was different.
Leading the way for the cyclists was Penn Henderson, as usual, with a time of 38:18. Robert Patey of Hilo was second in 43:47 and Sean Maynard was third in 45:19. The first "runner" to the top was Dene Sturm's dog Bailey in a time of 51:15. Chris Gregory was first for runner with two legs in a time of 53:33. Jason was next in 58:44.
|Bailey after her run up Kaloko|
|Rani and Floyd climbing the hill, Peaman and Doug starting the 1-mile run.|
|Amanda Schiff and her dog|
|Jason, Jon Kunitake and Aaron Andrade|
|Rob Van Geen with Wendy Minor and Doug Henbest|
Up this weekend is the UH-Hilo Vulcan XC 5k on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. at Naniloa Volcanoes Resort Golf Course. Then on Sunday is the Alii Challenge, a 6-mile swim from Keauhou Bay to Kailua Pier. Jason and I plan to do a relay for this one for the first time - should be interesting!