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Results 2015 through 2012 (Results 2003-11 click here)

(Photo) The June 2007 racewalk on an idyllic Green Lake day. That's Gregg on his bike,Steve, Stan and Ann following.


February 7, Second Saturday Racewalk, Finally caught some of the Seattle rain during most of the race but did stop afterwards. Several of us did a social walk while other raced reasonably. To each his own.

Steve DiBernardo, 62, 25:47
Mike Rehnder, 55, 28:35
Rebecca Kettwig, 44, 29:53
Glen Moore, 65, 31:13
Bob Novak, 65, 31:19
Stan Chraminski, 67, 31:19
Diana Thurman, 67, 31:50

January 10, Second Saturday Racewalk, Same calm and cool weather for the third month in a row, so most felt perky and got back into racing mode. Rain held off until about 11 AM so we had another good day.

Steve DiBernardo, 62, 25:34
Bob Novak, 65, 27:50
Ann Tuberg, 55, 27:55
Mike Rehnder, 55, 28:31
Stan Chraminski, 67, 28:35
Rebecca Kettwig, 44, 29:43
Diana Thurman, 67, 31:41
Glen Moore, 65, 32:54


December 13, Second Saturday Racewalk, Calm and cool again at 48 degrees as we had another bonus day after a week of wind and rain. Steve felt perky so took off while Bob and I decided to back off yet again. Such is old age.Todd learned to racewalk about 20 years ago and is now making a comeback. Once he's fully healthy he will be faster.

Steve DiBernardo, 62, 2412
Rebecca Kettwig, 43, 29:27
Stan Chraminski, 67, 29:56
Bob Novak, 65, 29:56
Todd Wagner, 63, 38:28 (first race of the year)

November 8, Second Saturday Racewalk, Calm and cool at 45 degrees but some sun so nice conditions. Steve, Bob and I decided since we hadn't done much speed training since the hour race, that a nice social walk was called for. Others also varied their effort as the season is winding down.

Steve DiBernardo, 62, 27:06
Ann Tuberg, 54, 27:06
Rebecca Kettwig, 43, 29:13
Stan Chraminski, 67, 30:32
Bob Novak, 65, 30:32
Diana Thurman, 67, 31:21
Glen Moore, 65, 33:30
Nancy Patrick, 57, 34:00 (Season Best)

October 19, Hour Racewalk, Banks, Oregon. Foggy with high humidity but calm and 60 so decent conditions. Will post full results later but here are the local results in meters walked in 1 hour. The Club Northwest men's 60 team below did 30,456 meters so averaged over 10K each due to Steve's almost 7 miles. Bob and I just nipped over 6 miles each. Diana raced too but unfortunately had a leg injury that led to her being disqualified. There were 2 DQ's in the 13 person field with Steve the overall winner.

Steve DiBernardo, 6:132, 11,042.5
Stan Chraminski, 66, 9737.7
Bob Novak, 65, 9676.4

October 11 Second Saturday Racewalk, Cloudy with threat of rain but it held off until the afternoon. About 60 and very humid.

Steve DiBernardo, 61, 23:48
Ann Tuberg, 54, 26:44 (season PR)
Stan Chraminski, 66, 27:31
Bob Novak, 65, 27:35
Michelle Cunningham, 53, 30:35
Diana Thurman, 67, 30:38 (PR)
Glen Moore, 65, 31:45

Oct. 5, Portland Marathon. Here's a report from Mariano Lazano\

A quick update. Just came back from Portland Marathon. It wasn´t too bad although I have all myself sore. It was a great race: wonderful weather (a little hot for my late standards), excellent organization, many volunteers and people supporting runners. There were both Nordic walkers and racewalkers. In the results I can see only 19 racewalkers although it seemed to me that I saw many more racewalkers with their identificative bands in their BIBs. As I´m getting older I have more competition ha! The 32 y.o. guy that finished last got a prize in his category haha. There was also a 82 y.o. man that actually did a great job finishing with a very good time for his age.

I did 2:26, a PR and the first Washingtonian in the list J but I paid a high cost for that; I really suffered because at mile 2.5 the road was a little rough and I hit something (a root, a junction, I don´t know) and I had pain for a few miles. Then, the course wasn´t so beautiful as expected (5-7 miles go and back through an industrial area, no nice at all). Anyway I had a lot of fun and I´m getting more convinced that I fit in the long races better than in the shorter ones.

September 20, Association 5K racewalk championship, Magnuson Park, Seattle. A little breezy and cool but decent conditions for our first official road course event in a few years. Thanks to Char, Jan, and Dora for helping me judge, and to John and Jim for running the DQ board process. Also thanks to Tahoma and Bill for their work in adding us to the Magnuson Park series races. (PS. - after judging I did the Mag. Park series 10K and had my best in a while with 61:11 and a 29:55 first 5K.)

Dmitry Babenko, 41, 22:48.1 (from BC area in Canada, this is his Masters PR)
Steve DiBernardo, 61, 26:25.13 (Steve's fastest of the year)
Ann Tuberg, 54, 30:03.37
Bob Novak, 65, 30:39.37
Rebecca Kettwig, 43, 34:18.71
Bart Kale, 58, 34:39.20
Diana Thurman, 67, 34:52.56

September 13 Second Saturday Racewalk, Another sunny day in Seattle at about 60 degrees during the race. Cooler now as several wore long sleeves and a few brought gloves, just in case. Glen is back walking after a biking accident, and Mike is back after knee surgery.

Steve DiBernardo, 61, 23:09 (recent PR)
Stan Chraminski, 66, 27:04
Rebecca Kettwig, 43, 27:06 (PR)
Bob Novak, 65, 27:22
Mike Rehnder, 55, 28:37
Glen Moore, 65, 36:14

August 30, Marymoor Park Half Marathon, Unjudged. Humid morning anda bout 68 degrees with a flat course and accurate mile markers. Steve met his goal pace of 9 flat while I was pretty far off my goal and ended up almost 4 minutes slower than last year. Figured out I didn't defer to my age enough by doing a long hard tempo walk 10 days before and then the 5K a week before. Legs were dead by 5 miles and rest was a grind. There is such a thing as over-training, LOL.

Steve DiBernardo, 61, 1:57:58
Stan Chraminski, 66, 2:20:54

August 24, Alki Beach 5K Unjudged. Nice morning with a flat course and accurate mile markers. That doesn't seem to happen too often on a road race course. Last tuneup for the half marathon as need to get a little speed back. Really happy with the result as did a 4 lake (11.2 miles) tempo walk on Thursday before.

Stan Chraminski, 66, 29:51

August 16, Snoqualmie Days 5K & 10K runs, Unjudged. Cloudy, and warm and humid but the 5K and 10K courses are almost flat so good workout courses for racewalking. Steve and I are preparing for the Aug. 31st Half Marathon and Steve for an Oct. 40k so a good training workout without tapering.

10K Steve DiBernardo, 61, 53:19
5K Stan Chraminski, 66, 30:14

August 9, Second Saturday Racewalk, Unjudged. A nice day at about 65 degrees during the race. It's been a hot summer and we avoided tomorrow's predicted 90 degree day. Had 5 new walkers at the clinic so almost matched our field size.

Steve DiBernardo, 61, 24:12
Ann Tuberg, 54, 26:53
Stan Chraminski, 66, 26:55
Rebecca Kettwig, 43, 27:41
Bob Novak, 65, 27:43
Jessa Podel, 13, 33:47 (paced her triathlete dad)

July 26, Washington Senior Games, Tumwater, WA. 5K Racewalk, Judges, Jan, Steve, Dora. Sunny day on the track but not bad conditions at 8:45 in the morning. Everyone was faster than last week. There were some lap mixups as the ladies were asked to do an extra lap but the finish times reflect the correct distance.

5K Racewalk

Stan Chraminski, 66, 29:46.86
Bob Novak, 65, 30:34.41
William Bruner, 70, 36:44
Michelle Cunningham, 53, 38:13.26
Diana Thurman, 67, 38:13.68
Lori Graham, 56, 44:01.52

Women's 1500 M.(place and age group shown)
1 50-54 Michelle K. Cunningham 9:43.39 Sammamish, WA
1 55-59 Lori C. Graham 12:18.09 Port Moody, BC
2 Linda L. Eddy 14:54.48 Ridgefield, WA
1 60-64 Cathy Unis 10:05.05 Portland,OR
1 70-74 Diane L. Johnson 10:50.14 Lacey, WA
2 Karen H. Ellick 12:26.08 Bainbridge Island, WA
1 80-84 Marlene A. Knechtel 13:23.16 Portland,OR

Men's 1500 M.
1 William E. Bruner 10:22.87 Olympia, WA
1 Richard O. Zerbe 11:01.85 Seattle, WA

July 19, Seattle Masters and Open Meet, 5K Racewalk, Judges, Jan, Gwen, and Michelle. Cloudy and humid day at about 70 degrees with a breeze on the homestretch so times not as fast as expected. Had a new walker from BC come down with some other BC competitiors in other events. Racewalking in BC has been lower key lately as few participants have been here for races, although their Olympic program has been going well. Border is slow crossing during the summer so that doesn't help either.

Steve DiBernardo, 61, 27:11.58
Stan Chraminski, 66, 29:59.67 (talk about cutting it close on my goal of breaking 30!)
Bob Novak, 65, 31:27.02 (coming off an injury that limited training)
Bart Kale, 58, 33:45.21
Rebecca Kettwig, 43, 34:37.71
Lori Graham, 56, 44:21.33 (BC walker)

July 12, National Club Championships, Mt. Tahoma HS, Tacoma Washington 5K racewalk.. Very hot day and race was at 12:15 so about 90 degrees on the track. Steve and Ann helped Club Northwest to a second place finish overall and for men's and women's teams at this national level event. Judges, Stan, Lawrie, Bill, Darlene, and Carole.

Men 5000 Meter Race Walk (Name, club, time)
1 DiBernardo, Steven - Club Northwest, 26:53.18
2 Harper, Steve - World Class club, 29:03.22
3 Jordan, Jeramey - Kansas City, 30:35.49
4 Ogelsby, Walter - Raleigh Walk, 36:28.50

Women 5000 Meter Race Walk
1 Tuberg, Ann - Club Northwest 30:51.57

July 5, Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles. Nice but humid day as warm weather is starting. Bob has a bruised knee so not at 100%. Steve is fast getting ready for club championiships next week.

Steve DiBernardo, 61, 23:53
Stan Chraminski, 66, 26:53
Ann Tuberg, 54, 27:01
Bob Novak, 65, 28:54
Rebecca Kettwig, 43, 28:54
Diana Thurman, 67, 31:15
Nancy Patrick, 57, 34:14
Richard Zerbe, 75, 35:14 (coming off an illness break)

June 29, Hayward Masters Meet, 3K racwalk, Eugene Oregon

1 Mile Race Walk (place shown by age group)
1 Grimes, Katie W50 Racewalkers NW 8:41.41
2 Karavanic, Karen W51 Racewalkers NW 11:09.60
1 Williamson, Conrad M59 Racewalkers NW 11:07.17
1 Frank, Rob M61 Racewalkers NW 9:07.42
2 Estrin, Joel M63 Unattached 10:01.94
1 Robeson, Maureen W65 Racewalkers NW 10:22.79
1 Robeson, Dennis M67 Racewalkers NW 8:39.62
2 MacPike, Ron M81 Racewalkers NW 11:39.97
3 Vaughn, Dick M83 Racewalkers NW 13:18.57

3000 Meter Race Walk
1 Grimes, Katie W50 Racewalkers NW 16:31.92
M55 3000 Meter Race Walk
1 Kale, Barton M58 Unattached 19:20.29
M60 3000 Meter Race Walk
1 Frank, Rob M61 Racewalkers NW 17:01.37
2 Estrin, Joel M63 Unattached 19:15.24
W65 3000 Meter Race Walk
1 Robeson, Maureen W65 Racewalkers NW 19:25.86
M65 3000 Meter Race Walk
1 Robeson, Dennis M67 Racewalkers NW 17:09.59
2 Chraminski, Stan M66 Club Northwest 17:53.28
M80 3000 Meter Race Walk
1 MacPike, Ron M81 Racewalkers NW 22:14.73
2 Vaughn, Dick M83 Racewalkers NW 24:06.75

June 21, Junior Olympics Association Meet, Renton, WA, Judges Stan, Michelle, Dora, Steve, Char, Darlene.

Junior Olympics Association Meet 3000 Meter Race Walk 17-18 Div Women
1 1206 Smitha, Monica 97 Kitsap Flier 22:13.22 3000 Meter Race Walk 13-14 Div Girls
1 1257 Podell, Jessa 00 Rain City Fl 22:33.05
2 1248 Dillard, Trinity 01 Rain City Fl 25:01.42 3000 Meter Race Walk 15-16 Div Girls
1 1204 Nogoy, Isabelle 99 Kitsap Flier 22:33.05

June 21, 2014 Portland Mt. Hood Masters T&F meet, 5K racewalk

W50 Grimes, Katie 28:22.97
Bellerud, Nana 32:32.42
W60 August, Bertie 36:31.35
W65 Robeson, Maureen 33:04.31
M60 Frank, Rob 28:49.52
Estrin, Joel 32:49.66
M65 Robeson, Dennis 29:40.37
Novak, Bob 30:03.72
M80 MacPike, Ron 37:22.99

June 14, 2014 Northwest Regional Open Track & Field Championships, 5K racewalk on a cool morning at West Seattle Stadium. Only Steve and Ann entered as they wanted current qualifying times for the Club Championships in July and both did well under the required times. Judges were Stan, Jan, and Carole.

Steve DiBernardo, 61, 27:24.7
Ann Tuberg, 54, 30:07,55

June 7, Seattle Parks Meet, West Seattle Track, 3K racewalk with 1500 M accompanying as Richard was the only entrant. Judges Stan, Jan, and Carole. Decent day with nice conditions as didn't warm up until later in the day.

Steve DiBernardo, 61, 16:.21.3
Bob Novak, 64 ,17:41.9
Ann Tuberg, 54, 17:50
Bart Kale, 58, 19:06.5
Diana Thurman, 67, 20:15.2
Richard Zerbe, 75, 11:25

May 10, Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles. Nice but cool day again. Largest field in a while, with Mike R. dropping out due to a sore foot, or we'd have had one more racer for a dozen.

Steve DiBernardo, 61, 25:00
Bob Novak, 64, 27:01
Ann Tuberg, 54, 27:23
Stan Chraminski, 66, 28:11
Rebecca Kettwig, 43, 28:44
Glen Moore, 65, 30:06 (PR)
Diana Thurman, 67, 30:59
Dora Choi, 48, 33:19
Nancy Patrick, 57, 33:52, 1st time racer here
Dave Pithkethly, 78, 34:36
Richard Zerbe, 75, 33:45

May 4, Banks, Oregon. Here is the report from Bob N.
The turnout was very small for the race over the weekend.
I had a pretty good 5K and might have been able to nip under 30
minutes if it hadn’t been quite so windy. Rob planned to do 20
but wasn’t feeling well and had to drop out after 10. That was
Ashley’s first 20 and she looked very smooth the whole way.

Oregon Association 20k and Non-Championship 10k/5k Results

Banks High School, Sunday, May 4th. It was a wet race. Here are the results:
20k - 1. Katie Grimes (2:04:39.63) 2. Ashley Hartmeier-Prigg (2:08:23.81) Rob Frank (DNF)
5k - 1. Bob Novak (30:06:16) 2. Ron MacPike (37:44:00)
Since everyone was in separate age divisions, it was gold medals all around.

April 19, 3K at Magnuson Park, unjudged. Calm and cool morning where we lucked out with an early start at 8:30 because near 10 it started to pour all over Seattle. Half marathoners at the Magnuson Park series race that started at 10 were probably soaked, plus it. Our new 750 meter (1500 per loop) course worked well and the endpoint turnarounds didn't seem to bother the racers too much. The 750 meter straight shot on a flat road seems to make up for the cone turns as the times were fast. I lightly judged the race and everyone except our newbie at this first race, Mike F., looked great..

Steve DiBernardo, 61, 16:27
Bob Novak, 64, 17:34
Mike Rehnder, 55, 18:37
Bart Kale, 58, 19:49
Richard Zerbe, 75, 23:38
Mike Fitzjohn, 64, 25:01

April 12, Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles. Nice but cool day with the sun not coming out until afternoon.. A nice turnout with the lake a little crowded as it was a dry day.

Steve DiBernardo, 61, 25:05
Bob Novak, 64, 27:28
Ann Tuberg, 54, 27:40
Rebecca Kettwig, 43, 28:55
Stan Chraminski, 66, 29:09
Glen Moore, 65, 30:38 (PR)
Michelle Cunningham, 52, 31:10
Diana Thurman, 66, 31:11

March 29, Spring Break Track Meet, Bev LaVeck memorial 3K racewalk. We lucked out and the rains held off for an hour while we raced although it was cool and breezy. A great turnout and some fast early season times. Judges were Stan Chraminski, Darlene Hickman, and Jan Kavadas

- Men 3000 Meter Race Walk
Plc Name Year Finals
1 DiBernardo, Steve, 61, 16:40.66
2 Novak, Bob, 64 18:03.37
3 Rehder, Mike, 55, 18:18.03
4 Byram, Lloyd, 20, 19:25.19
5 Kale, Bart, 58, 19:26.68
6 Pitkethly, David, 78, 23:55.35

- Women 3000 Meter Race Walk
Plc Name Year Finals
1 Tuberg, Ann, 54, 18:36.56
2 Thurman, Diane, 66, 20:21.57

March 8, Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles. Again the rains held off until afternoon although we had a slight sprinkle on the racers. About 45 degrees with a little breeze. and pretty calm. Steve is pushing hard still as he hopes for a Club Nationals qualifier time this spring. Bob and I improved as did others. Maybe next month will bring better training weather.

Steve DiBernardo, 61, 25:43
Bob Novak, 64, 28:21
Stan Chraminski, 66, 28:30
Mike Rehnder, 55, 28:40
Rebecca Kettwig, 43, 29:25
Diana Thurman, 66,31:34
Dave Pitkethly, 78, 34:07
Nancy Patrick, 57, 35:21 (came to last month's clinic and improving rapidly.)
Linda Mattoon, 53, 40:10 (did a pre-clinic walk and then attended the clinic.)

February 1, Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles. Nice morning for this time of year, about 40 degrees and pretty calm. Steve raced hard while Bob and I were under the weather so had a social tempo walk. Rest of the crew did well for an early in the year race.

Steve DiBernardo, 61, 25:39
Mike Rehnder, 55, 29:13
Michelle Cunningham, 52, 30:04
Bob Novak, 64, 31:00
Rebecca Kettwig, 43, 30:04
Stan Chraminski, 66, 31:00
Diana Thurman, 66, 31:18

January 11, Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles. Very windy on Seahawks playoff game monsoon day but we lucked out and it didn't rain much on us during the race nor warmdown lap. No one was in a mood to race though so we did mainly a social walk in groups.

Steve DiBernardo, 61, 29:12
Ann Tuberg, 54, 29:12
Bob Novak, 64, 29:53
Rebecca Kettwig, 43, 30:30 (Back after several years of injuries)
Stan Chraminski, 66, 32:11
Glen Moore, 65, 32:11 (PR)


2013 Results

December 14, Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles. CA decent morning at 45 degrees and calm after a cold and wet week before. Steve stripped down to shorts and T-shirt and raced while Bob and I did more of a social walk. Mike had his arthroscopic knee surgery this week and we hope to see him out next month fully healthy.

Steve DiBernardo, 61, 25:34
Bob Novak, 64, 29:50
Stan Chraminski, 66, 29:52
Diana Thurman, 66, 31:52
Glen Moore, 65, 34:54 (PR)

November 9, Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles. Cool morning but sun came out and was calm so we are getting more bonus racing days despite the season.

Steve DiBernardo, 61, 25:57
Stan Chraminski, 66, 27:07
Bob Novak, 64, 27:37
Mike Rehnder, 55, 29:22 (Having minor knee surgery next month. All hoping it goes great.)
Mariano Lazano, 47, 29:51
Rebecca Kettwig, 41, 31:34 (Coming back after an injury layoff.)
Diana Thurman, 66, 31:34

Other recent results:

Katie Burnett won the National 30K championship on Sept. 14 in New York with a 2:37 time. Nice going.

Mariano Lazano walked 2 longer races recently: Sept. 29, Bellingham half-marathon, 2:32:38 and Oct 27,Snohomish River half-marathon, 2:29:54. Mariano's times keep getting faster. Way to go.

Hour Walk, Banks, Oregon. Oct. 27. Cool and rainy. Times equal meters walked in one hour.


(1) Erin Gray – Lebanon, OR: 12,828.1
(2) Ashley Hartmeier-Prigg - Aloha, OR - 9815.8
(1) Catalina Tamez - Beaverton, OR: 8025.7
(1) Katie Grimes - Sherwood, OR: 10,289.8
(1) Carmen Jackinsky - Aloha, OR: 9669.9
(2) Nana Bellerud, Gresham, OR: 9267.4
(1) Maureen Robeson – Eugene, OR: 8885.7
(2) Diana Thurman – Ollala, WA: 8437.5
(3) Bertie August – Portland, OR: 8159.4

(1) Dennis Robeston - Eugene, OR: 9866.7
--Rob Frank - Banks, OR: DNF
(1) Ron MacPike - Milwaukie, OR: 7966.9
(2) Dick Vaughn - Portland, OR: 7297.6

Bob Novak did the Astoria Bridge 10K Oct. 12th in 64:30 and reports a pretty good hill up and down mid-way, plus a slow section in last mile. Glen Moore did the Victoria Half-Marathon Oct. 13th in 2:43, a 3 minute PR so is on a nice improvement track on his plan to do a full marathon in the future.

October 12, Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles. Cool morning but calm as rain just stopped a little before we gathered. Small turnout for the race but the Seattle Times Pacific magazine fitness article about racewalking drew in 15 people for our clinic, the larget group in quite a while. Race times a little slow as a couple of us not into that hard an effort today.

Steve DiBernardo, 60, 27:14
Stan Chraminski, 65, 27:41
Mike Rehnder, 55, 28:24
Dave Pitkethly, 77, 33:43

September 14, Katie Burnett won the National 30K title in New York with a time of 2:37:38.

September 14, Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles. Cool morning again with humidity. We are cooler now after a record setting 93 on Wednesday. Best year of heat training in Seattle ever. Off this heat training I did a 62:35 10K in Maui's heat plus a hill at the end of the course.

Steve DiBernardo, 60, 26:52 (helped pace me after not walking all month)
Stan Chraminski, 65, 26:53
Bob Novak, 64, 27:27
Mike Rehnder, 55, 28:15
Ann Tuberg, 53, 28:46
Diana Thurman, 66, 32:32

Marymoor Park 1/2 Marathon. Sept, 2. Pretty warm and sunny morning but the course was mainly flat and good aid stations, and pre and post race amenities. Nice black long sleeve shirt although printing on front is huge. My first half in over 10 years so challenging once past my normal 10K racing distance. Learned I can't go out at 10K pace and not run into trouble later on. Glen also raced the Skagit Flats half-marathon the weekend after this one, a little slower he said. Way to go Glen.

Stan Chraminski, 65, 2:17:28 (Turned out to be 2nd in the age group of runners! Getting old is good.)
Glen Moore, 65, 2:46

August road races etc. Catching on some results from our road racers. Mariano Lazano has been busy this year. Here are his results. His times are coming down well

3/3/2013 Green Lake March Forth Fun Run 10k 1:12:17
3/16/2013 Kirkland Shamrock 2013 5K 0:36:54
4/6/2013 Hell to Cancer 5K Redmond 0:35:55
4/27/2013 Can Do Bothell, 5K 2013 0:31:14
5/5/2013 BMO Half Marathon Vancouver Run 21.09K 2:39:45
6/15/2013 White River 5K, Buckley WA 0:34:13
6/22/2013 Seattle Rock-n Roll Half Marathon 21.09K 2:35:56
8/5/2013 Spirit of Bellevue 12K, 1:26:05
8/18/2013 Lake Union 10K, 1:08:16

Mike Rehnder and I did the 10K August 24 that started at Gasworks Park and was part of the Seattle Marathon events.

Stan Chraminski, 65, 1:01:46
Mikw Rehnder, 55,1:03:30

August 10, Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles. Cool morning with a strong breeze slowed us down from last month. Had a Seattle Times photorgapher at the clinic afterwords and we should see an article in the Times fitness section sometime next month.

Steve DiBernardo, 60, 25:18
Stan Chraminski, 65, 26:40
Bob Novak, 64, 27:19
Mike Rehnder, 55, 27:42
Michelle Cunningham, 52, 29:58
Mariano Lazano, 47, 30:08
Ann Tuberg, 53, 33:00 (easing back to be ready for relay in Portland)
Dave Pitkethly, 77, 34:16

Here's a report from Diana Thurman on the National Senior Games, held in Cleveland, Ohio, where she won two silver medals. Way to go..
You guys have to go. They treated you like celebrities.
1500 meter..10:02.51 A Silver medal. (12 women in my age group, two were DQ'D) The venue was at Wallace-Baldrin woven track.
5000 meter..36:39.70 A Silver medal. ( 7 women in my age group, no DQ's) The venue was downtown Cleveland, on the street. Five times around 1k course with an uneven road and  two tight coned loops. Holy moly. The only thing that was tired was my brain. I've never ever concentrated so hard in my life. Judges were at the cones. Everyone said don't worry about your time, just don't bend your knee. WHEW!!!

Puget Sound Senior Games Racewalks, July 27. Cloudy and cool but humid weather. Tumwater, WA A good turnout despite the Nationals conflicting with the date. Again times seemed a little slow, even from last week's repeaters. Judges: Lawrie and Gwen Robertson, Jan Kavadas, Jim Fields (5K) and Stan Chraminski (1500). Age groups spread out so many first place finishers.

Race Walk - 5 K
F 50-54
1 Michelle K. Cunningham 34:07.5
F 60-64
1 Iris Feinberg, 39:19
F 65-69
1 Diana M. Thurman 35:25.5
M 60-64
1 Bob Novak 30:04.5
M 65-69
1 Stan Chraminski 29:54.2
2 Terry Buchanan, 34:19.2
3 Bill E. Bruner 35:33
M 80-84
Ron McPike, 37:18.5

Race Walk - 1500 m
F 50-54
1 Michelle K. Cunningham 9:28:.4
F 70-74
1 Karen H. Munro 12:20.7
1 Barbara Ryan, 19:50.1
M 55-59
1 James M. Nelson 12:19.57
M 60-64
1 Christopher Penoyer, 12:14.15
M 75-79
1 Richard Zerbe, 11:04.0
M 81-84
1 Ron McPike, 10:55.38

July 20, Seattle Classic T&F Meet, W. Seattle Stadium, 5K racewalk. Great cool and cloudy weather in the morning despite the recent hot afternoons. Judges, Stan Chraminski, Lawrie Robertson, Jan Kavadas. 1 DQ.

Steve DiBernardo, 60, 27:38.26
Bob Novak, 64, 30:03.58
MichelleCunningham, 52, 33:36.72
Dora Choi, 47, 34:31.26
Diana Thurman, 66, 35:01.77
John King,76, 49:20.53

July 13, Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles. Biggest turnout of the year. Several new walkers as well as an appearance by former National Team Walker Phillip Dunn who was visiting in Seattle. Also, Erin from Portland area was doing a workout at the lake so jumped in with Phillip and Steve and helped pace them. Glen and Jerry did their first racewalk races, as did Mariano who did a fantastic first race as well as had nice smooth form as a self-taught walker. He says it's the Spanish heritage and dancing. Nice 65 degree day although we had to dodge the milk-carton derby at the south end of the lake. Fastest time of the season for most of us.

Phillip Dunn, 42, 24:27
Steve DiBernardo, 60, 24:49
Stan Chraminski, 65, 26:23
Bob Novak, 64, 26:53
Mike Rehnder, 55, 27:42 (PR)
Dora Choi, 47, 30:21
Mariano Lazano, 47, 30:41
Diana Thurman, 66, 31:21
Dave Pitkethly, 77, 32:18
Glen Moore, 65, 35:39
Jerry Reitman, 65, 39:28

June 29, Hayward Classic Masters Meet, Eugene, Oregon. Warm morning but calm with good times for most.

Overall place, name, age, location, time

W45 3000 Meter Race Walk
1 Grimes, Katie W49 Sherwood, OR 16:00.09
3 Bridges, Deb W47 Portland, OR 19:04.36
W50 3000 Meter Race Walk
2 Jackinsky, Carmen W50 Beaverton, OR 17:23.46
W55 3000 Meter Race Walk
5 August, Bertie W59 Portland, OR 21:36.65
W60 3000 Meter Race Walk
4 Robeson, Maureen W64 Eugene, OR 20:00.56
M60 3000 Meter Race Walk
1 Frank, Rob M60 Banks, OR 16:27.22
2 Novak, Bob M64 Bainbridge Island, 18:04.77
M65 3000 Meter Racewalk
1 Robeson, Dennis M66 Eugene, OR 17:12.85
2 Chraminski, Stan M65 Seattle, WA 17:38.36
M80 3000 Meter Race Walk
1 MacPike, Ron M80 Milwaukie, OR 22:16.08

June 8, Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles. Smaller turnout on a cooL morning at about 60 degrees. Saw a couple in bathing suits go into Green Lake before the race. Yikes. Bob was under the weather, and I suffered from too much yard work. Steve, Dora and Diana were faster than last time.

Steve DiBernardo, 60, 25:02
Stan Chraminski, 65, 27:29
Michelle Cunningham, 52, 30:26
Bob Novak, 63, 30:55
Dora Choi, 47, 30:59
Diana Thurman, 66, 31:26

June 1, Seattle Parks and Recreation Dept. Track and Field Meet. Lightly judged as only 2 judges available.

7 competitors in the 3K, 3 in the 1500M. Warm morning with the sun coming in and out of the clouds.

3000 Meters

Steve DiBernardo, 60, 16:38
Ann Tuberg, 53, 17:34,6
Bob Novak, 63, 17:55
Michelle Cunningham, 52, 19:05.6
Bart Kale, 57, 19:21
Diana Thurman, 66, 20:34
Dora Choi, 47, 20:43

1500 Meters

Richard Zerbe, 74, 11:14
Larson Ruggles, 78, 15:37
Ron Snipe, 68, 15:38
Latter two not really racewalking and would have been disqualified in a fully judged race.

Race roundups of other local competitors.

Katie Burnett was 3rd overall in the USATF National 10K at Farmingville, NY, May 5, in 48:39.92. Katie was also 3rd overall at the Penn Relays 5K in Philadelphia in 23:50 on April 27th.

Tommy Aunan, 54, was second in his age group a the USATF National 15K at Riverside California, May 19th, in 1:30:07

May 11, Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles. Good turnout with 9 competitors. Dave is a local runner converting to racewalk competition - welcome. Richard Zerbe back after some injuries and a layoff for a while. I'm finally healthy after a spring long bout with allergies, now need to get faster.

Steve DiBernardo, 60, 25:55
Bob Novak, 63, 27:06
Stan Chraminski, 65, 27:19
Ann Tuberg, 53, 27:42
Mike Rehder, 55, 28:10
Dora Choi, 47, 31:35
Diana Thurman, 65, 31:53
Dave Pitkethly, 77, 33:53
Richard Zerbe, 74, 36:19

Sunday, May 5, 2013 - Banks, Oregon, High School Track 5K. Hot for early season, plus windy so times not up to par this day.

1. Rob Frank, Banks, OR - 29:02.8 (M60-69)
2. Carmen Jackinsky, Aloha, OR - 30:05.3 (F40-49)
3. Bob Novak, Seattle, WA - 30:46.6 (M60-69)
4. Nana Bellerud, Gresham, OR - 33:48.3 (F50-59)
5. Megan Holley, Beaverton, OR - 34:46.8 (FOpen)
-- Michelle Holley, Hillsboro, OR - DNF
Judges: Marie VerMeer, Chief Judy Heller George Opsahl Margaret Seewerker

April 13, Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles. Still cold weather with 41 and breezy at the start. No one felt like racing too hard so times a little slow, plus a few minor injuries prevailed. Bad news in that Brian Peterman has a hip problem that is aggravated by racewalking so may have to "retire" from the sport. We will miss you Brian. Everyone is looking forward to nicer weather and training for the June and July races.

Bob Novak, 63, 27:48
Mike Rehder, 55, 28:24
Ann Tuberg, 52, 30:33
Stan Chraminski, 65, 30:33
Diana Thurman, 65, 31:56
Dora Choi, 47, 33:34

March 30, Spring Break Track meet, Bev McCall memorial 3K racewalk. Nice sunny day in Seattle on the West Seattle Stadium track and about 55 degrees for the race at 10:30 am start. Steve qualified as a National Masters All-American with his time. Judges: Stan, Char, and Carole. Melissa from Oregon by herself lowered our average age of the competitors by a few years.

Steve DiBernardo, 60,16:15.79
Ann Tuberg, 52, 17:25.43
Melissa Bosserman, 29, 17:28:83
Michelle Cunningham, 52, 19:26.69
Bart Kale, 57, 19:53:18
Diana Thurman, 65, 20:31.3
Dora Choi, 47, 21:12.62

March 17, Pan Am Cup Trials, Huntington Beach, California.

There was a good contingent of Oregon walkers from RW Northwest group there and Katie Burnett of our Club Northwest finished 3rd among the women to claim a spot on the Pan Am Cup racewalk team in May. Here are the top results with local finishers: 1. Maria Michta, 1;35.38, 2. Miranda Melville, 1:37:58, 3. Katie Burnett, Club Nothwest,1:39:32, 9. Katie Grimes, RW Northwest, 2:01.02, 11. Carmen Jacinsky, RW Northwest, 2:09.10.

On the men's side, Rob Frank from RW Northwest was 16th in 1:58, a good time for a newly turned 60 year old.

March 9, Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles.
Same as last month, about 38 and foggy but calm. Sun came out during the warm down lap again. Maybe we need to hold these at 10 am, but then on a nice day the lake path is too crowded. Several folks had minor injuries so times not as fast as expected and became a social effort for some. Looking at results I realize we are all within 13 years in age. We need to recruit a few younger walkers for sure, even if they beat us all. Had two prospects at the clinic this morning but only one would help too much with the age issue.

Steve DiBernardo, 60, 27:10
Bob Novak, 63, 27:10
Ann Tuberg, 52, 27:50
Mike Rehder, 55, 28:20
Michelle Cunningham, 52, 29:46
Diana Thurman, 65, 31:24
Stan Chraminski, 65, 32:40
Brian Peterman, 63, 32:40

USA National Indoor 3,000 championships, March 3, 2013

We now have a new national and international class young racewalker, Katie Burnett, who just moved back to Bellevue, Washington, to follow. Here are her results at the Indoor Nationals and her ranking at the 3K for the past season. Nice job Katie.

Maria Michta, 13:07.07
Erin Gray, 13:17.90
Miranda Melville, 13:24.96
Katie Burnett, 14:07.36
Susan Randall, 14:30.93

Women's 3,000 list. as of Feb, 2013

13:19.69 Erin Gray
13:48.08 Erin Taylor-Talcott
13:50.53 Katie Burnett
13:52.01 Katie Burnett

13:53.38 Teresa Vaill
13:53.60 Erin Taylor-Talcott
13:59.00 Jill Cobb
14:02.36 Susan Randall
14:09.50 Susan Randall
14:15.93 Mereth Zalba
14:16.74 Erin Taylor-Talcott

February 10, Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles. Not as cold as last month but was 38 and foggy but calm. Sun came out during the warm down lap. Steve pulled away and was lost in the fog early on as we all beat last month's cold times.

Steve DiBernardo, 60, 24:04
Bob Novak, 63, 27:22
Stan Chraminski, 65, 27:24
Michelle Cunningham, 50, 29:03
Diana Thurman, 65, 31:24

January 12, Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles. One of our coldest SSR's ever at about 29 degrees. Luckily is was calm and sunny otherwise so when we hit the sunny patches, it wasn't too bad. Steve likes cold weather and smoked the course in his best time in a while, wearing shorts! I was wearing everything and happy to break 10 minute miles. Four hardy folks raced (Mike came by later) and three future racewalkers attended the clinic afterwards. Brian and Michelle were faster than last month's windy day.

Steve DiBernardo, 60, 24:22
Stan Chraminski, 65, 27:36
Michelle Cunningham, 50, 29:37
Brian Peterman, 63, 32:28


2012 Results

December 1, Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles. Nasty rainy weekend but we got a short break at race time so was only a little windy and in 40''s so better than expected.

Stan Chraminski, 65, 27:34
Mike Rehder, 55, 27:48
Bob Novak, 63, 27:50
Michelle Cunningham, 50, 30:20 (Back after an injury layoff)
Diana Thurman, 65, 32:12:38
Brian Peterman, 62, 32:38

November 10, Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles. Cold at 32 degrees but sunny and calm. End of season downtime and cold temps kept everyone at a moderate pace versus last month. Small field due to injuries and other events.

Ann Tuberg, 52, 27:39
Mike Rehder, 55, 27:42
Stan Chraminski, 65, 28:05
Brian Peterman, 62, 31:51

October 21, Western Regional Hour Walk, Banks, Oregon. Cool at 45 degrees but luckily dry and only a slight breeze. Nice turnout with 18 walkers.

(1) Erin Gray – Lebanon, OR: 12,554.0
(2) Melissa Bosserman – Happy Valley, OR: 9,685.10
(3) Megan Holley – Beaverton, OR: 8221.60
(1) Bianca Bartel – Portland, OR: 8340.40
(1) Rebecca Stevens – Vancouver, WA: 10,117.60
(2) Debra Bridges – Portland, OR: 9252.80
(1) Nana Bellerud – Gresham, OR: 9235.20
(2) Bertie August – Portland, OR: 8180.20
60-69 – Women
(1) Maureen Robeson – Eugene, OR: 8924.30
(2) Diana Thurman – Ollala, WA: 8331.10
(3) Catherine Sills – Portland, OR: 6481.90
60-69 – Men
(1) Rob Frank – Banks, OR: 10,546.10
(2) Steve DiBernardo – Shoreline, WA: 10,347.40
(3) Dennis Robeson – Eugene, OR: 10,151.00
(4) Bob Novak – Bainbridge Island, WA: 9863.20
(5) Stan Chraminski – Seattle, WA: 8508.60 (Had a lightheaded incident early so strolled it in, unfortunately.)
(1) Dick Vaughn – Portland, OR: 7478.20

October 13, Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles. Warm but wet and windy as Seattle drought finally ended. We lucked out and rain stopped during the race. Steve entered the age 60 group with the exact time from a month ago, rest took it easier for the weather. I had a cold so just held the watch. Steve, Bob, Diana and I are going down to the Banks Oregon hour walk the 21st. That will be my last race in the 60-64 age group as by next SSR in November I'll be 65.

Steve DiBernardo, 60, 25:31
Bob Novak, 63, 26:72
Mike Rehder, 55, 27:42
Diana Thurman, 65, 31:45

September 8, Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles. Sunny and warm again. Steve "Dibo" led the way today as his training is going well. He wore me out at the track Wednesday and then clobbered me at the race today. Must be the 5 year age difference. LOL. Another PB for Mike. Also a promising new walker in Holly who did 32 in her first race ever. A tight group today with places 2-5 within a half minute of each other.

Steve DiBernardo, 59, 25:31
Stan Chraminski, 64, 26:26
Bob Novak, 63, 26:36
Ann Tuberg, 52, 26:45
Mike Rehder, 55, 26:55 (PB)
Holly Chaffin, 56, 32:32

August 11, Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles. Sunny and warm with a little breeze. Steve "Dibo" is back to racewalking and turns 60 soon so we hope to field a strong men's 60 team for the hour walk in October. Goal is 30,000 meters for the three of us, me, Bob, and Steve,) Heat today slowed the field but I'd just returned from NC the night before so was heat trained but jet lagged and managed to nip under 26 for the first time this year.

Stan Chraminski, 64, 25:58
Ann Tuberg, 52, 26:51
Bob Novak, 63, 27:07
Steve DiBernardo, 59, 27:54
Mike Rehder, 55, 28:16 (Did race earlier in the week and sent in results. See how easy we are.)
Brian Peterman, 62, 31:48

Senior Games Racewalks, July 28. Warm and humid weather. Tumwater, WA Age in these races counts at what you will be by the end of the year so this was my first race at age 65 group and Rob's from Oregon first at 60 group. Everyone was a little slower than expected, we think due to the humidity that morning.

Race Walk - 1500 m
F 50-54
1 Michelle K. Cunningham 9:14.23 Sammamish
F 65-69
1 Diane L. Johnson 11:01.48 Lacey
2 Karen H. Munro 13:16.58 Olympia
M 55-59
1 James M. Nelson 13:41.39 Roy
M 60-64
1 Rob Frank 7:53.28 Banks OR
M 65-69
1 Bill E. Bruner 10:00.20 Olympia

Race Walk - 5 K
F 50-54
1 Michelle K. Cunningham 33:17.3 Sammamish
F 65-69
1 Diane L. Johnson 35:22.2 Lacey
2 Diana M. Thurman 35:32.8 Olalla
M 60-64
1 Rob Frank 27:54.9 Banks OR
2 Bob Novak 29:44.2 Bainbridge Island
3 Christopher W. Penoyar 43:41.0 Shelton
M 65-69
1 Stan Chraminski 29:13.3 Seattle
2 Bill E. Bruner 34:52.8 Olympia

July 21, Seattle Masters Classic, 5K racewalk, W. Seattle track. Nice conditions but short on competitors. Bob had car issues, Ann was out of town. Had a women's only race. Jan, Bill H. and I judged. I helped out as hammer throw retriever afterwards and jogging on the grass for a couple of hours showed me I'll never be able to resume running so thankful can racewalk where the knees are treated better.

Michelle Cunningham, 51, 32:09.64
Diana Thurman, 65, 36:18.18

July 11&12th, Hayward Masters Classic, Eugene, OR.

3000 M Race Walk Masters
Name                     Age Team               Time  
Frank, Rob                59 Racewalkers NW  15:53.75     
Chraminski, Stan       64 Club Northwest     17:08.70    
Novak, Bob               63 Club Northwest      17:15.39    
Robeson, Denny       65 Racewalkers NW    17:22.52
Dees, Ian                 37 Unattached            19:08.73         
Amoroso, Christian   78 Unattached            20:48.75    
MacPike, Ron          79 Racewalkers NW    21:54.86    
Vaughn, Dick           81 Racewalkers NW    23:22.63      

Grimes, Katie             48 Racewalkers NW   15:56.31  
Ballerud, Nana            53 Racewalkers NW   18:29.20    
Robeson, Maureen      63 Racewalkers NW    19:17.98    
Lafayette, Donna         69 Unattached            19:54.13   

 1500 Meters RW  Name   Age Team      Time             
Grimes, Katie             48 Racewalkers NW   7:36.65
Ballerud, Nana            53 Racewalkers NW  8:54.51 
Robeson, Maureen      63 Racewalkers NW  9:17.02             
Frank, Rob                59 Racewalkers NW   7:31.53
Robeson, Denny        65 Racewalkers NW   8:15.04
McConnell, Keith       68 Oregon Track Club  9:36.07
Amoroso, Christian    78 Unattached            9:56.27
MacPike, Ron           79 Racewalkers NW    10:36.20    
Vaughn, Dick             81 Racewalkers NW   11:26.03   

July 7, Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles. Sunny so nice conditions at about 65 degrees and only a gentle breeze. Unusual for Seattle. Fast times for most with first three their fastest this year. Warm weather really helps you smooth out the form in racewalking as the muscles get looser than in cold weather. Does that mean in the hot midwest folks get so smooth they melt?

Stan Chraminski, 64, 26:02
Ann Tuberg, 52, 26:22
Bob Novak, 63, 26:28
Mike Rehder, 55, 27:36
Rebecca Kettwig, 41, 28:26
MIchelle Cunningham,50, 32:02 (Had a cold so just strolled it in.)

June 23, Mt. Hood Portland Masters meet, 5K racewalk. Rain during the race and puddles to walk through on the track.

W45   Katie Grimes   27:44.14
Carmen Jackinsky   28:21.76
W50   Nana Bellerud   32:09.69
M55   Rob Frank   28:01.34
M60   Bob Novak   29:46.81
M65   Dennis Robeson   29:55.72
M70   George Opsahl   31:13.13
 Joseph Anderson   35:27.44
M80   Dick Vaughn   39:23.29
M75   Ron MacPike   (DNF)

June 13, CNW All-Comers meet, 1 mile racewalk:

Ann Tuberg, 52, 8:49      
Bob  Novak, 63, 9:02      
Brian Peterman, 62, 10:36

June 9, Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles. Another typical June day with about 50 degrees and cloudy wind. Maybe next month? Cool conditions made for fastest times of the year for most of today's racers so that must be good.

Bob Novak, 63, 26:40 (A win on his birthday)
Stan Chraminski, 64, 26:42
Mike Rehder, 55, 27:28 (PB every month continues as he moves into a new age group.)
MIchelle Cunningham, 51, 28:19
Rebecca Kettwig, 41, 28:28
Brian Peterman, 62, 31:22
Stephanie Delaney, 45, 40:03

June 2nd, Seattle Parks Masters Meet. 1500 M and 3K racewalks. Cool day like we tend to get in June so decent racing conditions. A little breeze and sun on and off.

3K Results

Stan Chraminski, 64, 17:16.5
Bob Novak, 62, 17:29.2

Michelle Cunningham, 51, 19:08
Diane Campbell, 65, 20:42.8
Donna Lafayette, 70, 21:19.6 (Oregon walker)

1500 Meter Results

Ann Tuberg, 52, 8:12.4
Michelle Cunningham, 51, 8:44.9
Donna Lafayette, 70, 9:48.9

Greg Joannides, 64, 10:54.3
Don Sheperdson, 74, 12:49.2
Ron Snipe, 68, 12:31.3

Thanks to our judging and officiating crews. HIckmans, Robertsons, Char, and Jan.

May 12, Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles. Again nice and sunny so nice conditions although a little crowded at the lake. Welcome to new walker Chris in her first race.

Bob Novak, 62, 26:42
Stan Chraminski, 64, 26:48
Mike Rehder, 54, 27:55 (PB every month now.)
MIchelle Cunningham,50, 28:04
Rebecca Kettwig, 41, 29:48 (Attended Phil Dunn's Portland clinic so was working on her form by slowing down a little.)
Brian Peterman, 62, 31:24 (Phoned it in from earlier in week as couldn't make Saturday.)
Chris Garratt, 59, 35:55 (First time racer who took clinic earlier. Good start to racing career.)

May 6, Banks, Oregon 20K racewalk

Oregon Association 20k  Championships - held Sunday, May 6th, at the Banks High School 
Track in Banks, Oregon. The winner, from Greer, South Carolina, is...

1) Ian Whatley M50-59 - Greer, SC - 1:37:48.7
2) Rob Frank M50-59 - Banks, OR - 1:58:33.5
3) Katie Grimes W40-49 - Sherwood, OR - 2:01:15.4

April 14,Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles. Calm and sunny day so nice conditions. Now we need to get in shape for June and July races. Nice turnout at clinic with one repeater and four new walkers.

Bob Novak, 62, 26:56
Mike Rehder, 54, 28:04, Nice improvement track lately
Rebecca Kettwig, 40, 28:07
MIchelle Cunningham,50, 28:08
Stan Chraminski, 64, 31:17 (Bonked at first mile and strolled it in.)

March 24, Club Northwest Spring Break Track and Field Meet, W. Seattle Stadium, 3K Racewalk. Cool day at 43 with a breeze for our first official race of the year. Good local turnout with eight walkers. Decent times considering the March training weather we've had.

Ann Tuberg, 52, 17:18.1
Bob Novak, 62, 17:30.1
Stan Chraminski, 64, 17:36.8
MIchelle Cunningham, 51, 18:05.5
Mike Rehder, 54, 18:52.2 (First official race)
Brian Peterman, 62, 20:15.2
Bart Kale, 55, 19:29.9
Richard Zerbe, 73, 22:20.1 (First race in a few years)

March 10, Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles. Cool day at 45 with a breeze but at least the rain falling all night held off for the morning. We had a pretty tight pack, maybe to keep warm with only some separation last mile. Six racers but only two age groups represented. Women ruled today in honor of International Women's Day on Thursday I guess. Ann and Michelle in same age group so must have been that battle that made for their fast times.

Ann Tuberg, 52, 27:03
MIchelle Cunningham, 51, 27:08
Bob Novak, 62, 27:18
Stan Chraminski, 64, 27:33
Bob Huppe, 62, 28:27 (Nice improvement from last month)
Brian Peterman, 61, 30:28 (Post illness PB)

February 12, Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles. Sunday this year to avoid the large Valentine's race at Green Lake on Saturday. Nice conditions with just over 50 degrees and pretty calm. An eagle watched us race from the tree tops. Brian "phoned in" his time from Thursday as was busy Sunday. Steve DiBernardo raced again for the first time in a while.

Stan Chraminski, 64, 26:45
Bob Novak, 62, 27:14 (Recovering from an knee injury that limited his training.)
Ann Tuberg, 52, 27:22
MIchelle Cunningham,50, 27:33
Steve DiBernardo, 59, 28:28
Mike Rehder, 54, 29:44 (PB)
Brian Peterman, 61, 31:08

January 14, Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles. Very cold day at 38 or so degrees with strong south wind so wind chill low, plus the force of the wind was bad when in our faces. Luckily the hour of snow we had didn't hit until about 11 am, once race was over. Conditions made us declare a "social walk" day versus a race for those who wanted. Also had several other racing issues so slow days were had by most.

Stan Chraminski, 64, 28:14
Bob Huppe, 62, 30:26 (Returning walker after a break from walking)
Mike Rehder, 54, 30:26 (New walker in first race)
Brian Peterman, 61, 31:10
Bob Novak, 62, 33:21 (Injured knee so took it easy)
Stephanie Delaney, 45, 43:00 (Recovering from a cold)

January 7, Gulf Association, USA Track & Field 50K Championship plus other distance, Houston, Texas
50 KM. A handful of Oregon walkers plus Michelle from our group competed well. Backlunds used to live in Washington too but now list Cal. as their residence.

1.  Omar Nash, OH                              M38               5:13:14  M35-39 National Champion
2.  Tammy Stevenson, UT                     W41             5:16:20  W 40-44 National Champion
3.  Katie Grimes, OR                            W48             5:19:52  W 45-49 National Champion
4.  Bruce Logan, NY                            M47               6:07:05  M45-49 National Champion
5.  Sherry Watts, CAN                         W58               6:44:05   
6.  Darlene Backlund, CA                     W66              6:45:09  W 65-69 National Champion  
1. Stevie Berry, TX                              M12               34:47
2.  Karen Karavanic, OR                     W48               35:03
3.  Dillon Berry, TX                              M14               35:44
1.  MJ Baglin, NV                                W65        2:14:26
2.  Michelle Cunningham, WA              W50        2:25:54
3.  John Backlund, CA                         M71         2:29:14
4.  Bill Kilgore, TX                               M51          2:30:08
5.  Jorge Herrera Roman, MEX            M70        2:40:28