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December 11, Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles. Cold at about 38 degrees but calm so decent conditions. Times in ballpark from last month for everyone so good showing for year end.

Bob Novak, 62, 26:45
Ann Tuberg, 51, 26:579
Michelle Cunningham, 50, 27:14
Stan Chraminski, 64, 27:48
Rebecca Kettwig, 40, 29:02
Brian Peterman, 61, 31:09

November 12, Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles. Nice weather but rain and snow predicted for the afternoon so we lucked out. About 40 degrees but calm so a bonus day. Times were slower but that's mainly the late season and colder day. Ann and Michelle had a nice battle for the first half of the race until Ann pulled away to win.

Ann Tuberg, 51, 26:39
Bob Novak, 62, 27:16
Michelle Cunningham, 50, 27:33
Stan Chraminski, 64, 27:40
Brian Peterman, 61, 30:53
Stephanie Delaney, 45, 41:55 (New walker in first race so a PR)

October 8, Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles. Beautiful bonus day with some sun and no wind. Fastest times of the year for Bob, Ann, and Michelle. Brian still coming back from illness and I had a head cold so only held the watch.

Bob Novak, 62, 26:02
Ann Tuberg, 51, 26:04
Michelle Cunningham, 50, 26:52
Brian Peterman, 61, 31:33

September 18, Long Beach, CA, Sri Chinmoy track meet 5K racewalk.
Warm day by 9:45 am start. Field of 11 and I finished first in 29:57. This was the morning after attending a wedding in LA so only hoped to break 30 once felt how warm it was and barely made it. Winning the race was an unexpected bonus.

September 10, Second Saturday Racewalk, Unjudged. Hottest weekend of the year as summer finally arrived. About 70 and humid for our race so felt warm as we're not used to heat this year. Small turnout with travel and injuries. Michelle recovered well from broken toe and went out fast but we both slowed in the heat.

Stan Chraminski, 63, 26:41
Michelle Cunningham, 50, 28:00

August 13 , Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles. Nice calm day at just over 60 and sunny, again. Unusual day as several health issues among our walking group. Bob had a sore knee, Michelle was recovering from a broken toe so wore a boot on one foot, and Brian had some health problems recently so was just barely back to walking. Ann was the sharpest as she's been walking under 8:40 1 milers consistently at the Wednesday All-comers track meet put on by Club Northwest. Her speed let her pull away the final 100 meters for the win. Hope next month everyone is healthy again.

Ann Tuberg, 51, 26:09
Stan Chraminski, 63, 26:15
Bob Novak, 62, 28:07
Rebecca Kettwig, 40, 28:14
Brian Peterman, 61, 32:03
Michelle Cunningham, 50, 32:59

July 23, Puget Sound Senior Games, Tumwater, WA, A nice warm and clear day. Thanks to Lawrie Robertson, Julie Sullivan, and Jan Kavadas for coming down and judging.

Men's 5 K Racewalk by Age Group
55-59
1 Rob Frank, 26:55.8, Banks OR
60-64
1 Bob Novak, 28:37.6, Bainbridge Island WA
2 Stan Chraminski, 28:58.1, Seattle WA
3 Terry M. Buchanan, 33:04.9, Sequim WA
65-69
1 William E. Bruner , 34:40.2, Olympia WA
70-74
1 George I. Opsahl, 31:18.3, Lake Oswego OR
75-79
1 Ron C. MacPike, 35:35.8, Milwaukie OR

1500 Meter Racewalk by Age Group
Women - 50-54
Carolyn Y. Fort, 12:53.30, Southworth WA

Men's 1500 m
55-59
1 Rob Frank, 7:45.03, Banks OR
2 James M. Nelson 12:57.09, Roy WA
65-69
1 William E. Bruner, 10:14.42 Olympia WA
70-74
1 George I. Opsahl, 8:48.69, Lake Oswego OR
75-79
1 Ron C. MacPike,10:29.46,Milwaukie OR

July 16, Parks and Recreation Seattle Masters Classic, 5K RW, Judged. A rainy day but only misting during race, 58 degrees. Small field due to injuries, illness, and vacations out of town.

Bob Novak, 62, 29:13
Stan Chraminski, 63, 29:13
Bart Kale, 55, 32:45
Diana Thurman, 63, 34:29

July 9, Second Saturday Racewalk, unjudged. 2.8 miles. Nice calm day at just over 60 and sunny. Small turnout due to vacations and Michelle breaking a toe. Only the men's 60 age group represented.

Bob Novak, 62, 26:10
Stan Chraminski, 63, 26:10
Brian Peterman, 61, 30:03

Racing roundup. AnnTuberg has reeled off a couple of 1 milers in mid 8:30's and Brian Peterman has been low 10 minute pace at Club Northwest All-Comers meets on Wednesday nights, at 7 pm. Bob Novak and I walked the Run with Pride 10K on June 19th for a workout in 61:30 range. There is a big hill in the middle that is really tough but same course last year and we were over a minute slower. Can't be we're getting older can it?

June 25, Portland Masters Classic, 5K racewalk Nice weather as 10AM start kept it cool. Mile racewalk was next day on June 26th.

5000m Racewalk 
W45 Grimes, Kathryn  27:10.9
W50 Bellerud, Nana  32:30.6
Bolm, Jill  35:01.4
Sullivan, Linda  36:24.8
W60 Robeson, Maureen  34:45.0
M55 Frank, Rob  27:13.1
M60 Novak, Bob  28:55.4
Robeson, Dennis  29:47.5
Chraminski, Stan   34:18.1
M75 MacPike, Ron  35:54.0
 I Mile Race Walk 
W50 Bellerud, Nana  09:10.1
W55 August, Bertie  10:26.4
W60 Robeson, Maureen   10:23.1
M55 Frank, Rob  08:14.0
M60 Robeson, Dennis  08:46.8
M65 Durrell, Michael  12:12.1
M80 Vaughn, Dick  12:20.6

June 11, Second Saturday racewalk. 2.8 miles, unjudged. Perfect conditions - cloudy, calm, and about 60 degrees. Everyone was pretty fast today.

Stan Chraminski, 63, 25:56
Ann Tuberg, 51, 26:30
Rebecca Kettwig, 40, 27:54
Michelle Cunningham, 50, 27:54
Brian Peterman, 61, 29:46
Julia Sterman, 25, 29:52

June 4 Seattle Parks Masters Meet, West Seattle. A warmish morning with 11 AM start. Smaller field than last year. My Maui heat training paid off with my best race in over a year. Bob and Ann took an early lead but the heat slowed them a little at the end. Both races were run together. Bob Bowman, Lawrie Robertson, and Jan Kavadas judged.

3K Racewalk
Stan Chraminski, 63, 17:02.2
Bob Novak, 61,17:08.08
Ann Tuberg, 51, 17:17.2
Bart Kale, 55, 18:53.9

1500 Meter Racewalk
Ron Snipe, 67, 13:25
Warren Wilson, 78?, 13:48.2


May 22, 5K, Unjudged. Maui, Hawaii. Hot and windy but great anyway.
Weight Watchers Walk It Challenge walk/race. There were two runners ahead of me but I was the first walker.
Stan Chraminski, 63, 30:17

May 14, Hayward Track Meet, Eugene, Oregon

Divisions and Club affiliations, 5K Racewalk

W45
1 Grimes, Katie W47 Racewalkers NW 26:39.06
2 Jackinsky, Carmen W47 Racewalkers NW 28:12.16
W50
1 Bellerud, Nana W51 Racewalkers NW 31:22.07
2 *Cunningham, Michelle W50 Pacific Pacers 31:23.75
3 *Bolm, Jill W53 Racewalkers NW 35:09.93
4 McGuiness, Margaret W54 Wonders of Walking 36:02.17
5 *Sullivan, Linda W51 Unattached 36:53.93
M55
1 Frank, Rob M58 Racewalkers NW 27:28.33
W55
1 August, Bertie W57 Racewalkers NW 35:04.22
M60
1 Robeson, Dennis M64 Racewalkers NW 28:38.02
2 *Novak, Bob M61 Pacific Pacers 28:41.54
W60
1 Robeson, Maureen W61 Racewalkers NW 34:13.31
2 Coila, Sandy W60 Wonders of Walking 37:15.67
W65
1 Heller, Judy W65 Wonders of Walking 32:10.06
W70
1 *Sinkovec, Rita W71 High Altitude RW 34:22.36
M75
1 MacPike, Ron M78 Racewalkers NW 36:01.70
M80
1 Vaughn, Dick M80 Racewalkers NW 39:04.11


May 7, Second Saturday Racewalk, Unjudged. Still cool in low 50's with a good breeze so we decided on a moderate the effort mainly. Bob is competing in Eugene next weekend. A welcome new addition to Seattle racewalking was Julia Sterman, a younger walker who moved here from NY where she was part of the High School walking program they have there. Julia is just starting back into walking and with nice technique she should progress quickly. Now if the weather would just cooperate and warm up a little.

Bob Novak, 61, 27:30
Stan Chraminski, 63, 27:31
Rebecca Kettwig, 40, 28:30
Brian Peterman, 61, 29:34 (PR, after a break with a sore hamstring)
Julia Sterman, 25, 32:26

April 9, Second Saturday Racewalk, Unjudged. Nice calm day in high 40's. One of the few dry days this week.

Bob Novak, 61, 26:18
Ann Tuberg, 51, 26:52
Michelle Cunningham, 50, 27:49
Stan Chraminski, 63, 27:54
Rebecca Kettwig, 40, 28:28

March 26, Spring Break Track meet sponsored by Club Northewest. 3K racewalk Judged.
Lucked out as rain held off and conditions were nice at race time in Husky Stadium. About 50 degrees, overcast but calm.

Bob Novak, 61, 17:02.52
Ann Tuberg, 51, 17:16.02
Michelle Cunningham, 50, 18:25.60
Bart Kale, 54, 18:40.60
Rebecca Kettwig, 40, 18:44.23

Judges: Jan Kavadas, Carole Langenbach, Stan Chraminski

March 12, Second Saturday Racewalk, Unjudged. Very wet and cool. Wettest day we have had in years. Brian pulled up at 1/2 mile as his hamstring tightened up. Ann had her shoelace loosen and had to stop to tie it. I had a bad case of Seattle crud (cold virus) and just timed the race and then did a clinic with three brave participants in the rain.

Bob Novak, 61, 27:06
Ann Tuberg, 50, 28:18
Rebecca Kettwig, 40, 29:05

February 4, Second Saturday Racewalk, Unjudged. Nice calm but damp day at about 50 degrees. Had a new walker, Bill, a friend of Martin Rudow, and Brian phoned in his result from Thursday as had a conflict. Note to Brian, you are now #4 of our age 60 team. More incentive. Bob N. was elsewhere too so we didn't have to push as hard.

Stan Chraminski, 63, 27:38
Rebecca Kettwig, 40, 28:37
Michelle Cunningham, 49, 28:38
Bill Block, 61, 29:36 (New walker PR)
Brian Peterman, 61,
30:48

January 8, Second Saturday Racewalk, Unjudged. Cold at 38 degrees but otherwise nice for January. Hard to get moving in the cold so everyone a little slow. I came down with a full blown head cold by Sunday so had a reason for my bonking this one.

Bob Novak, 61, 26:55
Ann Tuberg, 51, 27:29
Michelle Cunningham, 49, 28:20
Stan Chraminski, 63, 30:15
Brian Peterman, 61,
30:21

2010

December 11, Second Saturday Racewalk, Unjudged. Another decent day at 45 degrees and calm. Lucked out as Pinapple Express rain started as we were finishing out warmdown lap. Bob, Ann, and MIchelle very speedy again but rest of us took our holiday break, especially me as I was the slowest from last month.

Bob Novak, 61, 26:16
Ann Tuberg, 51, 26:48
Stan Chraminski, 63, 26:52
Michelle Cunningham, 48, 27:20 (PR again)
Rebecca Kettwig, 39, 27:58
Brian Peterman, 61
. 30:03 (Brian's birthday today too)

November 13, Second Saturday Racewalk, Unjudged. Nice day for mid-November, 48 degrees and calm so times a little faster than last month. Whole Saturday group broke 10 minute miles, a first.

Bob Novak, 61, 26:05
Stan Chraminski, 63, 26:12
Ann Tuberg, 50, 26:58
Michelle Cunningham, 48, 27:26 (PR) (Just did Portland Marathon in 5:03 so strength showed)
Rebecca Kettwig, 39, 27:55
Brian Peterman, 60, 29:55 (Walked Thursday in rain and wind and still did a PR)

Oct. 17th Hour RW in Banks, OR. 
Report from Bev: Good weather.  Preceded by a 30 min. walk with lots of participants.  Accompanied by a RW clinic and judging clinic.  Good news for me at least was surpassing the very soft old W70 record by 1000 meters.  The bad news is that Louise Walters (who’s walking just wonderfully)  surpassed it by much more!  We’ll have to wait for the end-of-year postal results to see how the team of Chraminski, Peterman and Novak did in the M60-64 competition.  Dora, always gracious, brought a bouquet of red roses to Marie Vermeer for the registration table.  Judges:  Ann Gerhardt, Fred Seewerker, Doug Vermeer, and Margaret Seewerker and Anne Whitaker who both walked the earlier 30 min. event.  Erin Gray is Coach Bob Gray’s daughter, and looked REALLY good.  Bob has been asking for an indoor event up here early in 2011.

Erin Gray   OR   20-25   11917
Rob Frank   OR   50-54   10602
Dennis Robeson   OR   60-64   10276
Bob Novak   WA    60-64   10254|
Stan Chraminski   WA   60-64   10076 
Nana Bellerud   OR   50-54   9610 
Bob Grable   OR   60-64   9417 
Rebecca Stevens   WA   45-49   9471
Brenda Naish   WA   45-49   9471 
Louise Walters   CA   70-74   9323 
Ron Walters   CA   70-74   8827 
Dora Choi   WA   40-44   8795
Darlene Backlund   OR   65-69   8622
Bev McCall   WA   70-74   8583
Brian Peterman   WA   60-64   8439
Ron MacPike   OR   75-79   8356

October 9, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. Rain held off and it was 60 and humid but calm. Everyone a little slower than last month as the season winds down.

Bob Novak, 61, 26:10
Stan Chraminski, 62, 26:23
Ann Tuberg, 50, 27:05
Rebecca Kettwig, 39, 30:33 (Tapering for marathon next weekend in Cal.)

Sept. 11, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles.Good weather in 50's and calm. Lake not too crowded. Small turnout due to relays earlier in month. Ann's masters team was first in their division, 3rd overall.

Bob Novak, 60, 25:52
Stan Chraminski, 62, 26:03
Rebecca Kettwig, 39, 27:23
Michelle Cunningham, 48, 28:25
Brian Peterman, 60, 30:32 (Brian walked with me Thursday as he had a track meet Saturday. He reached his goal of breaking 11 minutes per mile.)

August 14, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle
, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles.Warmest race of the year. Most of us were out fast but faded a little. Only 70's but bright sun plus lake pretty crowded due to nice weather. Supposed to be 90 this afternoon.

Stan Chraminski, 62, 25:45
Ann Tuberg, 50, 26:56
Rebecca Kettwig, 39, 28:22
Michelle Cunningham, 48, 28:28
Diana Thurman, 63, 31:49
Brian Peterman, 60, 31:01 (PR)

July 22-25 USATF Masters Championships, Sacramento, CA

(Local finishers and places. (Full Meet results)

5K (Medalists highlighted)
W 60 Backlund, Darlene        W64 So Cal Track Club     34:13.40 6th
M 50 Aunan, Tommy             M51 High Altitud          28:11.18 4th
M 50 Kale, Barton             M54 Unattached            32:54.70 6th
M 70 Backlund, John           M70 So Cal Track Club     32:51.89  2nd
W 45 Grimes, Kathryn (Oregon) W46 Racewalkers           27:11.25  1st

W 45 Karavanic, Karen(Oregon) W47 Racewalkers           33:56.45  5th
10K
M 50 Aunan, Tommy             M51 High Altitud          55:48.22 3rd
W 45 Grimes, Kathryn (Oregon) W46 Racewalkers           58:11.87 1st
M 70 Backlund, John           M70 So Cal Track Club   1:07:51.29  1st

W 45 Karavanic, Karen(Oregon) W47 Racewalkers         1:09:44.93  5th
W 60 Backlund, Darlene        W64 So Cal Track Club   1:11:06.91  6th

July 24, Puget Sound Senior Games, Tumwater, WA

The 5000 meter racewalk finishers, ages, home towns, and times are:

Men 5000 meter Racewalk
1) Bob Novak, 61, Bainbridge Island Washington, 28:30.6
2) George Opsahl, 68, Lake Oswego Oregon, 30:47.2
3) Terry Buchanan, 62, Sequim Washington, 32:47.2
4) William Bruner, 65, Olympia Washington, 35:14.6
5) Ron MacPike, 77, Milwaukie Oregon, 35:25.1
DQ 1

Women 5000 meter Racewalk
1) Pauline Geraci, 51, Montesano Washington, 34:19.6
2) Diane Johnson, 67, Lacey Washington, 34:35.1

Judges:
Stan Chraminski, Chief
Jan Kavadas
Ron Lynch

The 1500 meter racewalk finishers, ages, home towns, and times are:

Men 1500 meter Racewalk
1) George Opsahl, 68, Lake Oswego Oregon, 8:37.70
2) William Bruner, 65, Olympia Washington, 10:10.89
3) Ron Pike, 77, Milwaukie Oregon, 10:11.86
4) Carroll Morly, 75, Ames Iowa, 11:28.46
5) James Nelson, 55, Roy Washington, 11:29.32
6) Christopher Penoyer, 58, 11:31.88
7) Phil Hodges, 59, Lynnwood Washington, 12:17.03
8) David Naber, 80, Lacey WA, 14:19.27
9) Ken Stewart, 70, Batavia Ohio, 14:36.41

Women 1500 meter Racewalk
1) Karen Munro, 67, Olympia Washington, 11:28.45

July 17, Seattle Masters Classic, West Seattle Stadium. 5K
Cool morning, high 50's with a breeze down straightaway. Sun staying away until the afternoons lately.

Bob Novak, M61, 28:24:58
Ann Tuberg, F50, 29:14.74
Michelle Cunningham, F49, 31:50.28
Bart Kale, M54, 32:06.4
Stan Chraminski, M62, 32:38.38
Dora Choi, F44, 33:29.34 (PR)
Bev McCall, F74, 34:38.68
Ron McPike, M77, 34:54.54
Selwyn Singh, M31, 35:54.28

Judges, Jan Kavadas, Lawrie and Gwen Robertson.

July 10, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles.
Nice warm morning, mid-60's but felt warmer in sun. Pretty crowded at the lake as had the milk carton derby going on. We were all a little slow again.

Bob Novak, 61, 26:07
Stan Chraminski, 62, 26:23
Rebecca Kettwig, 39, 28:36
Brian Peterman, 60, 32:00 (An old running buddy of mine who has taken up racewalking and looks to have nice potential. This was his first ever race as a walker. We're hoping he'll round out our 60+ team for the hour walk in October.)

June 26, Hayward Masters Meet, Eugene, OR.

The 5000 meter racewalk finishers, ages, home towns, and times are:

Men 5000 meter Racewalk
1) Rob Frank, 57, Banks OR, 26:59.01
2) Bob Novak, 61, Seattle WA, 28:25.58
3) Dennis Robeson, 63, Eugene OR, 29:26.39
4) George Opsahl, 68, Lake Oswego OR, 30:16.54
5) Ron MacPike, 77, Milwaukie OR, 35:25.80
6) Dick Vaughn, 79, Portland OR, 38:05.49

Women 5000 meter Racewalk
1) Kathyrn Grimes, 46, Sherwood OR, 27:18.93
2) Ann Tuberg, 50, Lake Forest Park WA, 29:35.47
3) Carmen Jackinsky, 47, Aloha OR, 29:39.94
4) *Sherry Watts, 57, London Ontario Canada, 29:42.91
5) Nana Bellerud, 50, Gresham OR, 30:37.16
6) Michelle Cunningham, 49, Sammamish WA, 31:54.44
7) Judy Heller, 64, Portland OR, 33:15.81
8) Bertie August, 56, Portland OR, 34:17.33
9) Natalie Osburn, 45, Portland OR, 36:06.24
10) *Rita Sinkovec, 70, Evergreen CO, 34:32.99
11) Carole Homer, 69, Laramie WY, 41:23.49

Judges:
Marie VerMeer, Chief
Sue Laks, Assistant Chief
Ron Lynch
Karen Karavanic
Doug VerMeer
Anne Whitaker

The one mile racewalk finishers, ages, home towns, and times are:

Men one mile Racewalk
1) Rob Frank, 57, Banks OR, 8:07.18
2) Dennis Robeson, 63, Eugene OR, 8:48.42
3) George Opsahl, 68, Lake Oswego OR, 9:12.64
4) Ron MacPike, 77, Milwaukie OR, 11:04.46
5) Dick Vaughn, 79, Portland OR, 11:59.86

Women one mile Racewalk
1) Kathyrn Grimes, 46, Sherwood OR, 8:26.65
2) Carmen Jackinsky, 47, Aloha OR, 8:45.15
3) Nana Bellerud, 50, Gresham OR, 8:54.19
4) *Sherry Watts, 57, London Ontario Canada, 8:56.06
5) Annmarie Bruning, 45, Portland OR, 9:31.20
6) Karen Karavanic, 47, Portland OR, 10:05.78
7) Bertie August, 56, Portland OR, 10:34.64
8) Maureen Robeson, 61, Eugene OR, 10:38.14
9) *Rita Sinkovec, 70, Evergreen CO, 10:41.75
10) Carole Homer, 69, Laramie WY, 12:54.19

Saturday June 19, 2010 USATF Oregon Association Championships were held in Gresham Oregon at Mount Hood Community College. The event included a 5000 meter judged racewalk a

Men 5000 meter Racewalk
1) Rob Frank, 57, Banks OR, 27:20.51
2) Bob Novak, 61, Seattle WA, 28:37.14
3) Stan Chraminski, 62, Seattle WA, 29:16.18
4) Dennis Robeson, 63, Eugene OR, 29:53.83
5) George Opsahl, 68, Lake Oswego OR, 30:12.43
6) Bart Kale, 54, Silverdale WA, 32:41.15
7) Ron MacPike, 77, Milwaukie OR, 36:02.51
8) Dick Vaughn, 79, Portland OR, 37:59.03

Women 5000 meter Racewalk
1) Katie Grimes, 46, Sherwood OR, 28:06.16
2) Nana Bellerud, 50, Gresham OR, 30:13.50
3) Bertie August, 56, Portland OR, 34:18.29

June 12, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles.
Nice morning, mid-50's but felt warmer in the finally sunny day. For some reason most were slower than desired. Part was the crowds at the lake as the good weather brought out the crowds of dog walkers, coffee sippers, runners, and baby strollers. Everyone was a little slower than last month. Bob turned 61 this past week. Could it be we are all a month older?

Bob Novak, 61, 25:47
Stan Chraminski, 62, 25:49
Ann Tuberg, 50, 26:41
Michelle Cunningham, 48, 28:43
Diana Thurman, 63, 31.39

Seattle Parks & Recreation Dept. Track meet, June 5, 2010
1500 meter Racewalk

Ann Tuberg, F, 50, 8:11.7
Pradeep Chand, M, 37, 8:15.4 (a visitor from California and Fiji)
George Opsahl, M 68, 8:41.9
Scott Breidenbach, M, 48, 9:14.8 (New walker in first judged race)
Dora Choi, F 44, 9:41.8
Diane Johnson, F 67, 9:53.9
Lee Harris, M 48, 10:05.1 (another new walker in first judged race)
Selwyn Singh, M 31, 10:18.1 (a face we haven't seen in a few years)
Paul Kaald, M 77, 11:31.6
Don Shepherdson, M 73, 13:14.2.

3K Racewalk

Bob Novak, M 60, 16:50.5
Stan Chraminski, M 62, 17:05.5
Ann Tuberg, F, 50, 17:47.4
George Opsahl, M 68, 18:10.4
Michelle Cunningham, F 49, 18:41.4
Bart Kale, M 54, 19:15.7
Scott Breidenbach, M, 48, 20;02
Diana Thurman, F 63, 20:31.9
Diane Johnson, F 67, 20:47
Paul Kaald, M 77, 23:38.2

Thanks to Judges: Bob Bowman, Lawrie and Gwen Robertson, and Jan Kavadas.

May 2, 2010 - Results2010 USATF Oregon Association Racewalk Championship RWNW Month of May 5K 10K
5K
36:45.48, MacPike, Ron Milwaukie OR M70-79
37:34.17, Vaughn, Dick Portland OR M70-79

10K
56:53.31, Frank, Rob Banks OR M50-59
58:27.45, Novak, Bob Seattle WA M60-69
1:00:11, Chraminski, Stan Seattle WA M60-69
1:01:30, Jackinsky, Carmen Aloha OR F40-49
1:01:32, Bellerud, Nana Gresham OR F50-59

Judges:

Doug VerMeer, Chief Judge (National)
Anne Whitaker (National)
Margaret Seewerker (Association)
Ron Lynch (Association)

May 8, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. Nice morning, high 40's with light breeze but sunny so good racing conditions. Seasonal bests for most today.

Bob Novak, 60, 25:40
Stan Chraminski, 62, 25:47
Ann Tuberg, 50, 26:36
Rebecca Kettwig, 39, 27:47
Michelle Cunningham, 48, 28:03
Diana Thurman, 63, 30:55

April 25, Fitness for Vitality 10K, Myrtle Edwards Park, Seattle, unjudged.
A beautiful morning at high 40's temperature and calm along Seattle's waterfront park. Most of the course was on the slightly rolling path where the old Sri Chinmoy races were held although those were a 1 mile loop and here there was an out and back 5K course which the 10K racers did twice. Bob set a good pace and I followed as we did our fastest 10K's in several years, a good omen for the rest of the season, we hope.

Bob Novak, 60, 57:52
Stan Chraminski, 62, 57:57

2010 USATF Oregon Association 10K Racewalk Championship - April 18, 2010
Results

5K
25:08.9 Gray, Erin F 22
25:52.5 Clark, Kelly F 21

10K
52:37.7 Roberts, Nathaniel M 14
57:08.55 Franks, Rob M 57
1:00:13 Robeson, Dennis M 62
1:01:42 Bellerud, Nana F50
1:03:43.68 Jackinsky, Carmen F46

Judges:
Marie VerMeer, Chief Judge (Master)
Jim Bean (Master)
Doug VerMeer (National)
Fred Seewerker (Association)
Margaret Seewerker (Association)
Recorder: Pat Swehosky
Timer: Dan Swehosky

April 11, Pacific Pacers Racewalk, West Seattle Track, 5K. A beautiful day at high-40's and fairly calm. Small field and no 3K signups so only had the 5K. Evan and Gerry from Canada led the way.

Evan Dunfee, 20, 19:55.6
Gerry Dragomir, 58, 26:04:04
Bob Novak, 60, 28:28.3
Stan Chraminski, 62, 29:19.1
Ann Tuberg, 50, 29:27:8
Bart Kale, 53, 32:40.1

Thanks to all the judges and officials who make these events possible.

April 3, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles.
Coldest and windiest day of the season - still only 37 degrees at 10:30 am - with strong gusts causing white caps on Green Lake. Looks like mild winter is turning into a cold spring. Bob and I were hoping to be near 26 flat but no way on a day like today.

Bob Novak, 60, 26:45
Stan Chraminski, 62, 26:47
Michelle Cunningham, 49, 29:32
Diana Thurman, 62, 31:47

March 1-6, Kamloops, Canada, World Indoor Masters Championships.
Bev McCall took first in the10K and 3K racewalks in the 70-74 division in very close races, won by seconds over the 2nd and 3rd competitors who were both right on her heels. Good job Bev.
10K - 1:09:22.5:
3K - 20:03

March 28, 15K in Blaine, WA Report from Bob Novak.
The weather for the 15K was almost ideal, temp. in the 50s and very little wind. I did 1:32:07 and felt pretty good until the last 2 or 3 kilometers. The course was along the bay and flat until about the 7K mark and then went inland and up a hill, luckily not as steep as the one at Magnuson Park. We were up on a plateau for a bit, turned around just before 10K and then came back down. (The 30K people kept going past the turnaround. I have no idea where they ended up!) There was one more short, steep hill just before the finish but overall it was a pretty good course. Lots of aid stations, very little traffic and a nifty long-sleeve shirt made out of some very high-tech material.

March 27, Spring Break Track meet by Club Northwest. 3K racewalk.
Nice day and calm. Had two high school girls doing first racewalk and not quite legal but decent form for rookies. Lightly judged race so finishing was OK.

Stan Chraminski, 63, 17:04
Michelle Cunningham, 48, 19:10

March 21, Magnuson Park Club Northwest Series
Nice day on first day of spring but the course was 50% gravel including a decent stepped hill you do twice on the 2.5K course. Not a bad running course but not very suitable for racewalking. Good workout is the best you can say about it.

Bob Novak, 60, 29:29
Stan Chraminski, 62, 29:31

March 13, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles.
Cool breeze after a stormy night, about 40 degrees at race time. Nutrition note: I stopped using sports drinks this year (all seem to have citric acid) before races due to some reflux issues, now mainly cured, and for 3 straight races had blood sugar issues where "bonked," last time the worst in Oregon last week where never recovered during the race. Had 20 ounces of gatorade before today's event and was fine. Shows how easily you can make mistakes that cost you on race day. What's the lesson? Find what works for you and stick with it

Bob Novak, 60, 26:31
Stan Chraminski, 62, 26:32
Ann Tuberg, 50, 27:12
Rebecca Kettwig, 39, 30:58
Michelle Cunningham, 48, 28:44
Diana Thurman, 62, 30:58

March 7, 2010 The 2010 USATF Oregon Association 5000 meter Racewalk Championship was held in Banks Oregon on Sunday March 7, 2010. Banks Oregon is located 20 miles west of Portland Oregon and in the foothills on the Willamette Valley side of the Coastal Mountains.

The event was held on the excellent 400 meter track at Banks High School.
After the race, the competitors and race volunteers enjoyed a great
breakfast at Banks High School in support of the community wide fund raising
by and for the Banks Oregon Fire Department.

The race started at 10:00 AM with a mostly sunny sky, a temperature of 45 F
(7C), and no wind. Everyone agreed that it was perfect weather for a race.
Nathaniel Roberts, a 14 year old racewalker from Salem Oregon led the field
from the start to the finish with a time of 26:12.5. Also, Kelly Clark, a 21
year old junior at Southern Oregon University in Ashland Oregon, had an
excellent time of 28:49.9.

The finishers, ages, home towns, and times are:

Men 5000 meter racewalk
1) Nathaniel Roberts, 14, Salem OR, 26:12.5
2) Rob Frank, 57, Banks OR, 27:59.2
3) Dennis Robeson, 62, Eugene OR, 28:29.5
4) Bob Novak, 60, Seattle WA, 28:40.1
5) George Opsahl, 68, Lake Oswego OR, 29:46.1
6) Bart Kale, 53, Des Moines WA, 32:37.0
7) Stan Chraminski, 62, Seattle WA, 34:39.2
8) Ron MacPike, 77, Milwaukie OR, 36:19.9
9) Dick Vaughn, 79, Portland OR, 37:06.8

Women 5000 meter racewalk
1) Kathryn Grimes, 46, Sherwood OR, 28:06.6
2) Kelly Clark, 21, Ashland OR, 28:49.9
3) Nana Bellerud, 50, Gresham OR, 29:48.8
4) Bertie August, 56, Portland OR, 34:05.2

Judges:
Marie VerMeer, Chief Judge (Master)
Doug VerMeer (National)
Anne Whitaker (National)
Margaret Seewerker (Association)

February 14th, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles.
Valentine's Day morning was nice to us as was 53 degrees and calm and not crowded at the lake. Rained all night and then again Sunday afternoon so we caught the good weather window. Even had three ladies show up at the clinic afterward to learn to racewalk. The day before they had a huge Valentine's Day 5K at the lake so parking and racing was not possible. We even had an eagle perched in a treetop to watch us race today. Of course, with the holiday a smaller turnout. We were all in holiday mode I guess as all were a little slower than last month.

Bob Novak, 60, 26:53
Stan Chraminski, 62, 27:02
Rebecca Kettwig, 39, 29:09

January 9, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles.
Nicer day with 44 degrees at race time and sunny for warm down. Bob did his fastest January time in several years. Several fast times except Ann who did her first race at new age group. We're encouraging her to go to Sacramento for Nationals this year as she is at the bottom end of the age group.

Bob Novak, 60, 26:28
Stan Chraminski, 62, 26:55
Ann Tuberg, 50, 27:45
Rebecca Kettwig, 39, 28:34
Michelle Cunningham, 48, 28:56

 

2009 Results

December 12 , Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles.
One of our coldest mornings ever at 24 degrees and 2/3's of Green Lake was frozen over. Calm however and by 11 was 30 degrees and sunny.
Bob graciously allowed for my recent recovery from the sprained ankle and walked with me. Rebecca was right behind us.

Bob Novak, 60, 28:49
Stan Chraminski, 62, 28:49
Rebecca Kettwig, 38, 29:00
Diana Thurman, 62, 31:59

November 14 , Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles.
A cold day at about 35 degrees but calm. Usual suspects walked but I was only holding the timer as sprained my ankle two weeks ago in a "movie accident". Leg fell asleep from sitting too long and when I got up couldn't put weight on it and rolled the ankle. Luckily I can put weight on it and it's only walking that hurts so have been doing the elliptical machine while I ice it and it heals. Should be back to slow walking in a another week or so. Good thing it was this time of year when doesn't matter and indoor option is better than the rain outside. Would have been my first race at age 62. Ann arrived late so timed herself and nipped Bob on time as he was just shooting for 27 minute range out by himself. We're pretty informal here as you can see. It's the honor system.

Ann Tuberg, 49, 27:05
Bob Novak, 60, 27:11
Rebecca Kettwig, 38, 29:01
Michelle Cunningham, 48, 29:29
Dora Choi, 42, 30:17

October 18, 2009, Hour Walk, Pasadena, CA. A beautiful morning for the 7:00 am race at Cal Tech track. About 20 participants. Videotaping and viewing party afterwards - with food. A super event, the first of a series of three hour walks this winter. I was third overall and 2nd in the age group and happy to be over 10K again.

Stan Chraminski, 61, 10,158 meters.

October 10, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. A beautiful although cool morning. Calm so good racing conditions. Bob is in Oregon doing the Astoria Columbia Crossing race this weekend. I was the only guy. Men, where are you? After the race, several of us road a 6 person Dutch bike. It's a circle where the peddlers sit facing hte middle and one person steers and has the brakes. Pretty fast but a little wide for the Green Lake path. Really pulls some G's when it corners so feels like a carnival ride. Maybe we could use one to carry several judges along a racewalk road course? No, don't want to give them any ideas.

Stan Chraminski, 61, 25:47 (Back in training for an Hour walk in Pasadena, CA next weekend.)
Ann Tuberg, 49, 26:41
Rebecca Kettwig, 38, 29:01
Diana Thurman, 62, 31:08
Michelle Cunningham, 48, 33:25 (Slower because just did Portland Marathon weekend before in 5:26 - good job.)

September 19 , Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. A cooler day again at 57 degrees with rain before and after our race. Mental energy sapped by hard rain at 8 AM as we wondered if it was worth going out.Then we overdressed and felt too hot during the race. I had hand surgery, 25 stitches, Tuesday, so was happy to just be out there. Bob and I paced Ann and then she used her milers speed to pull away at the end.

Ann Tuberg, 49, 26:10
Bob Novak, 60, 26:12
Stan Chraminski, 61, 26:28
Rebecca Kettwig, 38, 28:52
Michelle Cunningham, 48, 29:43
Diana Thurman, 62, 31:51 (New to our races and nice racewalk technique)

August 8 , Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. A cooler day at about 60 with some wind. Seems we are past our peaks for the year as times have slowed down.

Bob Novak, 60, 25:38
Stan Chraminski, 61, 25:38
Ann Tuberg, 49, 26:23
Rebecca Kettwig, 38, 28:55
Michelle Cunningham, 48, 30:16
Dora Choi, 42, 30:38
Janice Cullen, 50, 33:26 (New walker and first time racer)

7/25 Washington State Senior Games, Tumwater H.S. The track and field events included the 5000 meter and 1500 meter racewalks. The racewalks were given the same level of recognition as the remaining track and field events and the other events such as swimming.

The weather on Saturday July 25 at the 8:45 AM start for the 5000 meter racewalk was a partly cloudy sky, a light breeze on the back straight away, humid, and a temperature of 70 F (21C). But by 11:30 it was 88F for the 1500 RW.

Men 5000 1) Bob Novak, 60, Seattle Washington, 28:15.8 (tie)
2) Stan Chraminski, 61, Seattle Washington, 28:15.8 (tie)
3) George Opsahl, 67, Lake Oswego Oregon, 29:31.2
4) Terry Buchnan, 61, Sequim Washington, 31:59.5
5) Ron MacPike, 76, Milwaukie Oregon, 34:48.1
6) George Weirich, 77, Tumwater Washington, 37:26.9

Judges: Lawrie Robertson, chief judge, Gwen Robertson, Jan Kavadas

Men 1500
1) George Opsahl, 67, Lake Oswego Oregon, 8:35.30
2) Ron MacPike, 76, Milwaukie Oregon, 10:06.86
3) Don Shepherdson, 72, Seattle Washington, 12:36.60
4) James Nelson, 54, Roy Washington, 14:04.32

Women 1500
1) Diane Johnson, 66, Lacey 9:52.36
2) Karen Munro, 66, Olympia Washington, 10:50.83
3) Carolyn Fort, 50, Southworth Washington, 13:47.35
Judges: Robertson, Robertson, Jan Kavadas, Stan Chraminski

Seattle Classic Track and Field Meet was held on Saturday July 18.
The meet included the 5000 meter racewalk.
The meet was held in West Seattle Washington and was hosted by the Frontrunners Track Club, Seattle Masters Athletics Club, and the USATF Pacific Northwest Masters. The 5000 meter racewalk was held at the West
Seattle Stadium on the excellent 400 meter rimmed track.

The weather on Saturday July 18 at the 9:30 AM start for the 5000 meter
racewalk was a clear sky, a light breeze on the home straight away, and a
temperature of 65F (18C).

The participants, age, home town, and times are:

Men 5000 Meter Racewalk
1) Bob Novak, 60, Seattle Washington, 28:04.85
2) Stan Chraminski, 61, Seattle Washington, 28:14.30
3) George Opsahl, 67, Lake Oswego Oregon, 29:28.38
4) Patrick Hart, 69, West Richland Washington, 36:12.43
5) John King, 72, Seattle Washington, 44:31.15

Women 5000 Meter Racewalk
1) Dora Choi, 43, Seattle Washington, 34:27.48
2) Michelle Cunningham, 48, Seattle Washington, 34:55.87

Judges: Jan Kavadas, chief judge Bev McCall Gwen Robertson Lawrie Robertson

7/11-12 State Games of Oregon, Mt. Hood C.C. During Saturday night, there was rain with the rain stopping about 1 hour before the racewalk on Sunday morning. Competitors, judges, and other volunteers used squeegees to remove most of moisture from the track surface.


Men 3000 Meter Racewalk
1) Dennis Robeson, 62, Eugene Oregon, 16:42.99
2) Rob Frank, 56, Banks Oregon, 16:52.90
3) George Opsahl, 67, Lake Oswego Oregon, 17:20.56
4) Ron MacPike, 76, Milwaukie Oregon, 20:42.71
5) Dick Vaughn, 78, Portland Oregon, 22:36.83

Women 3000 Meter Racewalk, Saturday July 11, 2009
1) Katie Grimes, 45, Sherwood Oregon, 16:19.40
2) Nana Bellerud, 50, Gresham Oregon, 18:18.97
3) Maureen Robeson, 60, Eugene Oregon, 20:34.12
4) Bertie August, 56, Portland Oregon, 21:35.50
5) Catherine Huhn, 47, Salem Oregon, 23:26.91
6) Margarita Beard, 47, Battle Ground Washington, 24:43.76

Judges: Margaret Seewerker, chief judge, Susane Bristow, Ron Lynch, Fred Seewerker

Men 5000 meter Racewalk, July 12, 2009
1) Dennis Robeson, 62, Eugene Oregon, 28:20.62
2) Rob Frank, 56, Banks Oregon, 28:58.57
3) George Opsahl, 67, Lake Oswego OR, 29:30.51
4) Ron MacPike, 76, Milwaukie Oregon, 34:46.01
5) Dick Vaughn, 78, Portland Oregon, 38:32.50

Women 5000 meter Racewalk, July 12, 2009
1) Erin Taylor, 31, Bergenfield New Jersey, 26:25.75
2) Katie Grimes, 45, Sherwood Oregon, 28:18.33
3) Nana Bellerud, 50, Gresham Oregon, 31:54.62
4) Donna Lafayette, 66, Portland Oregon, 33:19.57
5) Bertie August, 55, Portland Oregon, 35:27.86
6) Margarita Beard, 47, Battle Ground Washington, 45:25.28

A nice homecoming for Erin, whom some of us remember as a kid.
Judges: Marie VerMeer, chief judge, Anne Whitaker, Fred Seewerker, Doug VerMeer

July 9-12, USA Masters National Championships, Oshkosh, WI. Full results below with highlighted local connected folks. Time zone and heat were factors for us Westerners and performances not quite what we wanted. Tommy Aunan was the local star with a first in 10K and a very very close 2nd in 5K.

W35 5000 Meter Race Walk
1 Nesbit, Janelle W37 unattached 47:13.20

W40 5000 Meter Race Walk
1 Benjamin, Becky W43 Pegasus A.C. 30:29.75
2 Garson, Rebecca W44 World Class 31:12.35

W45 5000 Meter Race Walk
1 Fassett, Susan W46 Pegasus A.C. 31:24.57

W50 5000 Meter Race Walk
1 Pritchard, Vicki W50 unattached 30:16.47
2 Finch, Kathleen W54 Florida Athl 37:19.40

W55 5000 Meter Race Walk
1 Topham, Debbie W56 Pegasus A.C. 29:22.84
2 Green, Donna W56 Chicago Walk 31:59.73
3 Mayfield, Cathy W57 unattached 33:42.60

W60 5000 Meter Race Walk
1 McGuire, Doris W60 Chicago Walk 33:46.79
2 Backlund, Darlene W63 Racewalkers 34:18.88
3 Frable, Kathleen W63 Racewalkers 34:26.46
4 Spannaus, Barbara W61 unattached 38:03.39

W65 5000 Meter Race Walk
1 Steigerwalt, Jolene W65 So Cal Track 33:58.06
2 Cassels, Doris W69 Marin Race W 34:31.52
3 Gilman, Rebecca W68 Chicago Walk 34:54.21
-- Balser, Kathleen W66 unattached DQ
-- Garnero, Marjorie W68 Monterey Pen DQ

W75 5000 Meter Race Walk
1 Dockstader, Shirley W76 Marin Race W 34:34.60

M45 5000 Meter Race Walk
1 Medina, Alberto M48 unattached 27:13.24

M50 5000 Meter Race Walk
1 Thiedmann, Klaus M54 Chicago Walk 27:13.60
2 Aunan, Tommy M50 High Altitud 27:13.64
3 Clements, Damon M52 unattached 27:42.27
4 McClung, Jeffrey M53 unattached 31:11.10
5 Smith, Don M52 unattached 31:23.79
6 Kale, Barton M53 unattached 32:49.62

M55 5000 Meter Race Walk
1 Smith, Andrew M59 Pegasus A.C. 27:35.40
2 De Witt, Mike M58 Parkside Ath 28:35.70
3 Phillips, Lynn M59 unattached 32:17.75

M60 5000 Meter Race Walk
1 Schmid, Christoph M62 World Class 27:40.98
2 Walker, Max M62 unattached 28:06.26
3 Frable, Norman M63 Pegasus A.C. 28:25.66
4 Novak, Robert M60 Pacific Pace 28:35.30
5 Chraminski, Stanley M61 Pacific Pace 28:43.54
6 McGuire, Richard M61 Chicago Walk 29:52.09
7 Armstrong, Peter M64 unattached 31:39.13
8 Knight, Don M63 Pegasus A.C. 32:16.75
9 Belford, Tom M60 unattached 32:25.95
-- Rogosheske, Philip M64 Twin Cities DQ

M65 5000 Meter Race Walk
1 Sorrenti, Edoardo M66 World Class 32:29.70
2 O'Daniels, Gary M66 unattached 32:34.18
3 Backlund, John M69 Racewalkers 33:25.83
4 Sanders, Marshall M68 Pegasus A.C. 33:30.24
5 Finch, Bernie M69 Florida Athl 37:40.73

M70 5000 Meter Race Walk
1 Johnson, Paul M71 Florida Athl 29:31.20
2 Bayer, Peter M70 Florida Athl 33:57.46
3 Lane, Ed M73 Marin Race W 35:06.42
-- Everson, Ray M74 unattached DQ

M75 5000 Meter Race Walk
1 Bray, Jack M76 unattached 31:46.35
2 Dubois, Alfred M77 Florida Athl 33:02.83
3 Acosta, Carlos M75 So Cal Track 33:43.11

M80 5000 Meter Race Walk
1 Starr, John M80 Florida Athl 33:57.72
-- Donley, Dick M82 Tulsa Runnin DQ

W40 10000 Meter Race Walk
1 Benjamin, Becky W43 Pegasus A.C. 1:01:06.15
2 Garson, Rebecca W44 World Class 1:03:13.78

W45 10000 Meter Race Walk
1 Fassett, Susan W46 Pegasus A.C. 1:03:38.75

W50 10000 Meter Race Walk
1 Pritchard, Vicki W50 unattached 1:03:58.95
2 Finch, Kathleen W54 Florida Athl 1:16:19.67

W55 10000 Meter Race Walk
1 Topham, Debbie W56 Pegasus A.C. 1:00:10.13
2 Green, Donna W56 Chicago Walk 1:04:35.68

W60 10000 Meter Race Walk
1 Frable, Kathleen W63 Racewalkers 1:06:44.93
2 McGuire, Doris W60 Chicago Walk 1:08:39.78
3 Backlund, Darlene W63 Racewalkers 1:08:47.25

W65 10000 Meter Race Walk
1 Steigerwalt, Jolene W65 So Cal Track 1:06:30.55
2 Balser, Kathleen W66 unattached 1:06:57.65
3 Cassels, Doris W69 Marin Race W 1:10:18.68
4 Gilman, Rebecca W68 Chicago Walk 1:10:22.37
5 Garnero, Marjorie W68 Monterey Pen 1:12:21.59

W75 10000 Meter Race Walk
1 Dockstader, Shirley W76 Marin Race W 1:11:29.58

M45 10000 Meter Race Walk
1 Medina, Alberto M48 unattached 55:17.46

M50 10000 Meter Race Walk
1 Aunan, Tommy M50 High Altitud 55:37.37
2 Clements, Damon M52 unattached 56:06.04
-- Smith, Don M52 unattached DQ
-- O'Brien, Lawrence M54 unattached DQ

M55 10000 Meter Race Walk
1 Smith, Andrew M59 Pegasus A.C. 55:48.65
2 De Witt, Mike M58 Parkside Ath 57:52.18
-- Phillips, Lynn M59 unattached DQ

M60 10000 Meter Race Walk
1 Schmid, Christoph M62 World Class 55:30.91
2 Walker, Max M62 unattached 55:41.40
3 Frable, Norman M63 Pegasus A.C. 57:36.91
4 Chraminski, Stanley M61 Pacific Pace 58:24.49
5 Novak, Robert M60 Pacific Pace 58:36.21
6 McGuire, Richard M61 Chicago Walk 1:00:05.96
7 Armstrong, Peter M64 unattached 1:03:54.24
8 Rogosheske, Philip M64 Twin Cities 1:03:56.87
9 Knight, Don M63 Pegasus A.C. 1:06:02.05

M65 10000 Meter Race Walk
1 Sorrenti, Edoardo M66 World Class 1:06:16.42
2 Sanders, Marshall M68 Pegasus A.C. 1:06:37.85
3 Backlund, John M69 Racewalkers 1:06:41.54
4 O'Daniels, Gary M66 unattached 1:06:50.13
5 Finch, Bernie M69 Florida Athl 1:18:54.53

M70 10000 Meter Race Walk
1 Johnson, Paul M71 Florida Athl 1:02:21.74
2 Bayer, Peter M70 Florida Athl 1:09:40.58
-- Lane, Ed M73 Marin Race W DQ
-- Everson, Ray M74 unattached DQ

M75 10000 Meter Race Walk
1 Bray, Jack M76 unattached 1:04:33.49
2 Acosta, Carlos M75 So Cal Track 1:05:59.34
3 Dubois, Alfred M77 Florida Athl 1:07:51.00

M80 10000 Meter Race Walk
1 Starr, John M80 Florida Athl 1:08:47.23

July 4 , Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. A nice warm day at about 70 with humidity but no wind so good training for Wisconsin next week. I've been training in hot and humid NC past week visiting family and doing 1/2 mile repeats at about 4:20 so told Bob I was ready for crazy today and it worked. Hit first mile at 8:35 and did my fastest time since 2004 (8:51 pace) and pulled Bob to under 9 minute pace too. We're as peaked for nationals next week as possible and will see what happens.

Stan Chraminski, 61, 24:46
Bob Novak, 60, 25:04
Rebecca Kettwig, 38, 29:37 (1st short race after a marathon last month)
Michelle Cunningham, 48, 32:39

June 27, 2009, Portland Masters Classic 5000 meter racewalk
was held respectively on Saturday June 27. The races were sanctioned by the USATF and sponsored by Portland Masters Track Club. The track and field events including the racewalks combined the 2009 USATF Northwest Region Championships, Oregon Association Masters
Championships, and the Portland Masters champions.

The events were held in Gresham Oregon at Mt. Hood Community College.

The weather on Saturday June 27 at the 10:00 AM start for the 5000 meter
racewalk was a clear sky with a swirling breeze, humid, and a temperature of
70F (21C).
The participants, their age, home town, and their times are:

Men 5000 Meter Racewalk
1) Bob Novak, 60, Seattle Washington, 28:06.50
2) Dennis Robeson, 62, Eugene Oregon, 28:33.88
3) George Opsahl, 67, Lake Oswego Oregon, 30:14.16
4) Peter Stole, 34, Portland Oregon, 34:31.47
5) Ron MacPike, 76, Milwaukie Oregon, 35:23.66
6) Dick Vaughn, 78, Portland Oregon, 38:22.34

Women 5000 Meter Racewalk
1) Katie Grimes, 45, Sherwood Oregon, 28:37.94
2) Nana Bellerud, 49, Gresham Oregon, 31:47.47
3) Donna Lafayette, 66, Portland Oregon, 34:31.03
4) Bertie August, 55, Portland Oregon, 35:11.00
5) Catherine Huhn, 47, Salem Oregon, 40:39.47

June 13, Emerald City Open, 3K racewalk. A nice warm day, 71 degrees, but a good race at a brand new meet. (No one raced our Second Saturday today). Thanks to Bill Roe for including a racewalk. Bill wants to remind our folks of his all-comers meets on Wednesdays during the summer at 7 pm. See Club Northwest Website for details.

Bob Novak, 60, 16:40.4
Stan Chraminski, 16:42.1
Ann Tuberg, 49, 17:13.3
Dora Choi, 43, 20:34.3

June 6, 2009 he 1500 meter and 3000 meter racewalks were held on Saturday June 6, 2009. The races were sanctioned by the USATF and sponsored by Frank Cammarano and his staff at the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department as part of the annual masters track and field meet.

The event was held in West Seattle Washington at the West Seattle stadium which provides vistas of center city Seattle Washington across the Puget Sound. The racewalks were held on the excellent 400 meter rimmed track. The rain stopped about 30 minutes before the 11:00 AM start of the 1500 meter racewalk. The weather at the start of the 1500 meter racewalk was humid with a cloudy sky, a slight breeze, and a temperature of 59 F (14C). The 3000 meter racewalk started immediately after the completion of the 1500 meter racewalk.

Men 1500 Meter Racewalk
1) George Opsahl, 67, Lake Oswego OR, 8:40.6
2) Don Shepherdson, 72, Seattle WA, 12:25.2

Women 1500 Meter Racewalk
1) Dora Choi, 43, Seattle WA, 9:42.8

Men 3000 Meter Racewalk
1) Bob Novak, 59, Seattle WA, 16:37.5
2) Stan Chraminski, 61, Seattle WA, 16:39.8
3) George Opsahl, 67, Lake Oswego OR, 18:11.8
4) Bart Kale, 53, Silverdale WA, 18:54.4

Women 3000 Meter Racewalk
1) Bev LaVeck McCall, 73, Mazama WA, 20:05.2

May 31. The race was held on the excellent 400 meter track at Banks High School, Oregon. The weather at the 10:00 AM start of the race was a clear azure blue sky with a hot sun shining on participants, no wind, and a temperature of 76 F (24 C) with some humidity.

Men 5000 Meter Racewalk

1) Bob Novak, 59, Seattle WA, 28:31
2) Stan Chraminski, 61, Seattle WA, 28:36
3) Dennis Robeson, 62, Eugene OR, 29:38
4) George Opsahl, 67, Lake Oswego OR, 29:56
5) Bob Grable, 61, Tualatin OR, 31:50
6) Brent Marsten, 59, Vancouver WA, 32:07
7) Ron MacPike, 76, Milwakie OR, 35:44
8) Dick Vaughn, 78, Gresham OR, 37:49

Women 5000 Meter Racewalk

1) Carmen Jackinsky, 45, Aloha OR, 31:50
2) Nana Bellerud, 49, Gresham OR, 33:01
3) Bertie August, 55, Portland OR, 36:23
4) Pat Swehosky, 54, Stayton OR, 40:27

Judges: Doug VerMeer, chief, Fred Seewerker, Rob Frank

May 9 , Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. A nice day with a little cool breeze. Finally some faster times, a minute better than last month for some.

Bob Novak, 59, 25:27
Stan Chraminski, 61, 25:33
Rebecca Kettwig, 38, 28:32
Dora Choi,42 , 30:57
Bev McCall, 73, 31:47
Michelle Cunningham, 48, 31:48
Joan O'Connor, 54, 34:28 (Another new walker at first race. Nice pace)

2009 Western Regional, Pacific Northwest Masters, and Pacific Northwest Association Open 10K Championship Race Walk, West Seattle Stadium, 4/25/09

10K Judges: Bob Bowman, Lawrie Robertson, Char Engelhardt, Jan Kavadas, Bev McCall

Gerry Dragomir M57 Vancouver, BC 55:09.2
Nicola Evangelista F20 Vancouver, BC 57:59.6
Stan Chraminski M61 Seattle, WA 59:24.2
Bob Novak M59 Seattle, WA 59:37.4
Ann Tuberg F49 Lk. Forest Pk, WA 61:31.4
George Opsahl M67 Lk. Oswego, OR 62:37.4
John Backlund M69 Redmond, OR 68:21.7
Nana Bellerud F49 Gresham, OR 68:56.0
Darlene Backlund F63 Redmond, OR 69:22.0
Ron MacPike M76 Milwaukie, OR 1:12:19.6
Dick Vaughn M79 Portland, OR 1:17:42.4


3K/5K Judges: Bob Bowman, Lawrie Robertson, Char Engelhardt, Stan Chraminski, Bev McCall
5K

Evan Dunfee M19 Vancouver, BC 20:48.6
Creighton Connolly M20 Vancouver, BC 22:26.6
Bart Kale M52 DesMoines, WA 32:14.2
Bill Bruner M64 Olympia, WA 34:34.7

3K
Megan Huzzey F18 Vancouver, BC 13:48.8
Julie Harris F19 Vancouver, BC 17:05.6
Heather Warwick F19 Vancouver, BC 17:06.5
Bev Larssen F20 Vancouver, BC 18:04.6

April 11, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. A little better conditions than last month as was 42 degrees and rain held off but was pretty windy. Normal April Seattle day....

Bob Novak, 59, 26:36
Stan Chraminski, 61, 26:44
Bart Kale, 52, 28:13
Rebecca Kettwig, 38, 28:58
Dora Choi,42 , 33:02
Michelle Cunningham, 48, 33:02 (New walker, self-taught, first race - nice going)

March 14, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. The weather finally didn't cooperate as we had a cold, rainy, and windy day. I used to have a 2 of 3 rule and now in my older age more like the one of three rule. If it's cold, or windy, or rainy, I stay indoors. Used to take two to keep me inside.

Should have taken my own advice as I was in bed half of Friday with a head cold and as soon as I tried to go fast in those conditions, I hit the wall and just strolled it in. We had a clinic afterwards with three hardy souls. I went home to bed for a few hours afterwards. Bob did well as he likes cold weather but wind kept him a minute slow. Ann also did well. Rebecca was just going for half-marathon pace as she plans on doing Mercer Island race next weekend. Miriam is a returning walker just starting to train again.

Bob Novak, 59, 26:54
Ann Tuberg, 49, 27:29
Stan Chraminski, 61, 30:13
Rebecca Kettwig, 38, 31:43
Miriam Ravitz, 53, 42:43

February 14, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. Temperature at 37 but calm so not bad. Bob likes the cold so took off and pulled the rest of us along. He was over a minute faster than last month. Colin is visiting from Hawaii so I figured out the temperature was 45% of what he was used to back home. He was injured most of last year and is feeling better and making a comeback for 2009. Hoping to see him in Wisconsin this summer. No ladies raced today. Saving themselves on Valentine's Day?

Bob Novak, 59, 25:35
Colin Peters, 47, 25:40
Stan Chraminski, 61, 26:06
Richard Zerbe, 70, 30:43
Mike Sinnett, 60, 31:17, nice improvement over last month.
Diane Britzius, 61, 37:17, mainly a runner but has a sore hamstring that is OK walking.

Richard Zerbe has taken a break from racewalking and been mainly running this winter and has had good success. Here is a note from him. "I have won all three of the Winter Grand Prix races in my age group and each time has been an improvement.The events have all been either 3000 meters or 2 miles. The 3000 meters have had hills. My time for the last race 3000 meters was 16.11"

January 10 , Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. Temperature at 40 and calm so we again lucked out after snow and rain past few weeks. Decent times for first race of the year.

Bob Novak, 59, 26:48
Stan Chraminski, 61, 26:54
Ann Tuberg, 49, 28:58 * a late start due to parking being crowded
Rebecca Kettwig, 37,29:42
Mike Sinnett, 60, 33:37 New walker from last month's clinic who lives in Kingston


2008 Results

December 13 , Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. Cool morning at 36 degrees but sun came out for an hour and it was calm so a decent day. Day before was cold and rainy and next day snow predicted with high of 28 so we lucked out. Bob and I both had colds so he stayed home but I hung around and did a clinic for two brave souls. Ann and I walked together and chatted so more of a social walk versus a race. It was her 49th birthday so didn't want to tire her out..... Richard Zerbe is mainly running now so came out and ran a good part of the course. He just turned 70 so wants a running comeback.

Ann Tuberg, 49, 29:00
Stan Chraminski, 61, 29:00
Rebecca Kettwig, 38,30:11

November 1 , Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. Temperature in 50's and calm so a decent day for November. Same folks raced as month before. I was at two and a half weeks after my arthroscopic knee surgery but did OK and only a little out of shape from less training versus any effect from the surgery. That arthroscopic is minimally invasive and heals quickly. Bob was content to pace me and Rebecca followed. My last race at age 60 as turned 61 on the 3rd of November.

Bob Novak, 59, 27:27
Stan Chraminski, 60, 27:27
Rebecca Kettwig, 37,30:07

Oct 19, Hour Walk, Banks Orego. Nice calm cool morning.

Men - Open
Shawn Magee, M21 (Concordia University) - 10,438m (1)
Men - 50-59
Rob Frank, M56 (Racewalkers Northwest) - 10,721.27 (1)
Bob Novak, M59 (Racewalkers Northwest) - 10,318.11 (2)
Men - 60-69
Norman Frable, M63 (Pegasus) - 10,213.27 (1)
Dennis Robeson, M61 (Racewalkers Northwest) - 9,799.90 (2)
1 DQ
Men - 70-79
Dick Vaughn, M77 (Racewalkers Northwest) - 7, 882.73 (1)
Women - 40-49
Nana Bellerud, W49 (Western Women Go the Distance) - 9,084.24 (1)
Dora Choi, W42 (Western Women Go the Distance) - 8,634.95 (2)
Kimmy Simon, W42 (Unattached) - 7,548.70 (3)
Women - 50-59
Bertie August, W55 (Racewalkers Northwest) - 8,148. 60 (1)
Women - 60-69
Kathy Frable, W63 (Racewalkers Northwest) - 8,880.00 (1)
Darlene Backlund, W63 (Racewalkers Northwest) - 8,821.04 (2)

Judges: Doug VerMeer, Chief
John Backlund
Jim Bean
Fred Seewerker
Margaret Seewerker

October 11 , Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. Sunny after a foggy start and was 37 degrees before the fog started burning away. I never warm up right on cold days so had a bad start but Bob graciously hung around and we finished a little better. Ann got stuck behind an accident on I-5 so missed the start but came around clockwise to cheer us on and walk in with Rebecca.

Bob Novak, 59, 27:01
Stan Chraminski, 60, 27:12
Rebecca Kettwig, 37, 29:24

September 13 , Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. Sunny and nice. Bob tweaked his knee and I'm in shutdown mode as will have arthroscopic surgery on knee Oct. 15th so mentally my season is over. That's our excuse for slow times. Ann and Rebecca, however, were fast. Ann was back from the Oregon Portland to Coast team and Rebecca did a marathon this summer and then took time off to help her mother move to Virginia. She drove cross country three times!

Bob Novak, 59, 26:07
Stan Chraminski, 60, 26:08
Ann Tuberg, 48, 26:13
Rebecca Kettwig, 37, 29:43

USATF National Masters Championship, Spokane, WA, August 7-10

W35 5000 Meter Race Walk
================================================================

1 Tamara Stevenson W38 Salt Lake City, UT 28:36.23
2 Janelle Nesbit W36 Dupont, WA 58:03.76

W40 5000 Meter Race Walk
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1 Kathryn Grimes W44 Sherwood, OR 28:35.69
2 Darla Graff W40 Denver, CO 28:59.37
3 Stephanie Matthews W44 Helena, MT 29:06.30

W45 5000 Meter Race Walk
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1 Ginger Armstrong W45 Canterbury, CT 32:09.25
2 Christine Long W49 Tustin, CA 43:23.41

W50 5000 Meter Race Walk
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-- Denise Janneck W54 Rancho Santa Margar DQ

W55 5000 Meter Race Walk
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1 Lynn Tracy W56 Racine, WI 28:31.78
2 Marianne Martino W58 Littleton, CO 29:21.15
3 Mary Snyder W57 Boise, ID 29:41.14
4 Cathy Mayfield W57 Indianapolis, IN 30:42.03
-- Carol Wilkinson W58 Kennewick, WA DQ

W60 5000 Meter Race Walk
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1 Panseluta Geer W61 Hazlet, NJ 30:17.63
2 Yoko Eichel W61 Woodland Hills, CA 30:35.77
3 Jolene Steigerwalt W64 San Diego, CA 32:33.87
4 Kathleen Frable W63 Ivins, UT 33:14.00
5 Darlene Backlund W62 Redmond, OR 33:21.18
6 Diane Brandt W61 Surprise, AZ 34:14.94
-- Pat Walker W61 Greenwood, IN DQ

W65 5000 Meter Race Walk
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1 Louise Walters W68 Nipomo, CA 31:14.45
2 Kathleen Balser W65 Phoenix, AZ 31:51.68
3 Rita Sinkovec W68 Evergreen, CO 33:46.46
4 Doris Cassels W69 San Rafael, CA 34:15.20
5 Sandra Hults W66 Leesburg, FL 35:51.96
6 Yvette Lavigne W68 Los Angeles, CA 37:36.49
-- Kay Cella W68 Houston, TX DQ

W70 5000 Meter Race Walk
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1 Bev McCall W72 Mazama, WA 33:41.15
2 Essie Faria W73 N. Miami, FL 37:13.89

W75 5000 Meter Race Walk
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1 Shirley Dockstader W75 Mill Valley, CA 34:48.41
2 Marcia Shafmaster W77 Hallendale, FL 42:32.42
3 Grace Moremen W77 Claremont, CA 43:07.25

W80 5000 Meter Race Walk
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1 Miriam Gordon W83 Hollywood, FL 42:43.96

M40 5000 Meter Race Walk
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1 Art Morrow M44 Palm Desert, CA 33:23.15
2 Don Young M44 Port Townsend, WA 36:22.49

M45 5000 Meter Race Walk
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1 Donald Lawrence M48 Albany, NY 24:24.34
2 James Kurtzman M46 Coto de Caza, CA 24:27.85
3 Tommy Aunan M49 Bellevue, WA 26:20.56
4 Michael Blanchard M47 Castle Rock, CO 27:22.98
5 Alberto Medina M48 Cedar Creek, TX 27:23.13

M50 5000 Meter Race Walk
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1 Jonathan Matthews M52 Helena, MT 23:32.55
2 Barton Kale M52 Des Moines, WA 32:59.91
3 Lynn Walker M51 Scotts Valley, CA 34:07.35
-- Len Broberg M52 Missoula, MT DQ

M55 5000 Meter Race Walk
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1 Michael Wiggins M59 Hawarden, IA 25:33.36
2 Andrew Smith M58 Whittier, NC 27:54.73
3 Mike De Witt M57 Kenosha, WI 28:05.55
4 Steve Harper M57 Helena, MT 28:15.38
5 Robert Novak M59 Seattle, WA 28:30.06
6 Michael Marshall M57 Murrayville, IL 33:25.45

M60 5000 Meter Race Walk
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1 Max Walker M61 Greenwood, IN 27:47.78
2 Christoph Schmid M61 Wooster, OH 28:02.33
3 Stanley Chraminski M60 Seattle, WA 28:19.64
4 Richard Campbell M62 Orange, CA 29:38.99

M65 5000 Meter Race Walk
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1 Ted Moore M69 Reno, NV 29:55.61
2 James Beckett M69 Vacaville, CA 29:58.31
3 Edoardo Sorrenti M65 Greenwood Lake, NY 30:57.19
4 Truvor Bodnar M65 Spokane, WA 33:25.06

M70 5000 Meter Race Walk
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1 Paul Johnson M70 Fort Smith, AR 29:52.56
2 Robert Cella M71 Houston, TX 32:01.48
3 William Hosken M71 Zion, IL 32:21.46
4 L Calvin Brown M71 Spokane, WA 32:52.64
5 Ronald Walters M70 Nipoma, CA 33:14.45
6 Peter Bayer M70 Jupiter, FL 34:44.90
-- Carlos Acosta M74 North Hollywood, CA DNF

M75 5000 Meter Race Walk
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1 Jack Bray M75 Greenbrae, CA 30:29.17
2 Alfred Dubois M76 West Allis, WI 34:06.57
3 Robert Fine M77 Delray Beach, FL 36:03.38
-- George Solis M76 Los Angeles, CA DNF
-- Dick Vaughn M77 Portland, OR DQ
-- Charles Williams M76 Atlanta, GA DQ

M80 5000 Meter Race Walk
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1 John Starr M80 Newark, DE 34:08.44
2 William Moremen M80 Claremont, CA 34:24.05

W35 10000 Meter Race Walk
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Finals
1 Tamara Stevenson W38 Salt Lake City, UT 58:43.00

W40 10000 Meter Race Walk
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1 Kathryn Grimes W44 Sherwood, OR 58:37.00
2 Darla Graff W40 Denver, CO 59:15.00
3 Stephanie Matthews W44 Helena, MT 59:44.00

W45 10000 Meter Race Walk
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1 Ginger Armstrong W45 Canterbury, CT 1:06:32.00
2 Christine Long W49 Tustin, CA 1:27:45.00

W50 10000 Meter Race Walk
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1 Denise Janneck W54 Rancho Santa Margar 1:28:13.00

W55 10000 Meter Race Walk
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1 Lynn Tracy W56 Racine, WI 58:52.00
2 Marianne Martino W58 Littleton, CO 59:09.00
3 Mary Snyder W57 Boise, ID 1:00:54.00
4 Cathy Mayfield W57 Indianapolis, IN 1:02:50.00
5 Carol Wilkinson W58 Kennewick, WA 1:08:39.00

W60 10000 Meter Race Walk
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1 Yoko Eichel W61 Woodland Hills, CA 1:02:40.00
2 Panseluta Geer W61 Hazlet, NJ 1:02:44.00
3 Mary Baglin W61 Reno, NV 1:04:20.00
4 Jolene Steigerwalt W64 San Diego, CA 1:04:56.00
5 Kathleen Frable W63 Ivins, UT 1:07:22.00
6 Darlene Backlund W62 Redmond, OR 1:08:04.00
7 Diane Brandt W61 Surprise, AZ 1:09:10.00
8 Pat Walker W61 Greenwood, IN 1:20:08.00

W65 10000 Meter Race Walk
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1 Louise Walters W68 Nipomo, CA 1:03:40.00
2 Kathleen Balser W65 Phoenix, AZ 1:04:20.00
3 Doris Cassels W69 San Rafael, CA 1:09:36.00
4 Sandra Hults W66 Leesburg, FL 1:13:51.00
-- Rita Sinkovec W68 Evergreen, CO DQ

W70 10000 Meter Race Walk
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1 Bev McCall W72 Mazama, WA 1:09:06.00
2 Essie Faria W73 N. Miami, FL 1:18:33.00
3 Julie Johnson W74 Medford, OR 1:21:00.00

W75 10000 Meter Race Walk
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1 Shirley Dockstader W75 Mill Valley, CA 1:11:17.00
2 Rita Hildreth W76 Medford, OR 1:21:11.00
3 Marcia Shafmaster W77 Hallendale, FL 1:25:41.00
4 Grace Moremen W77 Claremont, CA 1:28:29.00

W80 10000 Meter Race Walk
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1 Miriam Gordon W83 Hollywood, FL 1:27:48.00

M40 10000 Meter Race Walk
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1 Art Morrow M44 Palm Desert, CA 1:09:51.00
2 Don Young M44 Port Townsend, WA 1:15:06.00

M45 10000 Meter Race Walk
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1 Donald Lawrence M48 Albany, NY 51:58.00
2 James Kurtzman M46 Coto de Caza, CA 53:35.00
3 Michael Blanchard M47 Castle Rock, CO 55:08.00
4 Tommy Aunan M49 Bellevue, WA 55:33.00
5 Alberto Medina M48 Cedar Creek, TX 56:02.00

M50 10000 Meter Race Walk
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1 Jonathan Matthews M52 Helena, MT 48:29.00
2 Lynn Walker M51 Scotts Valley, CA 1:17:28.00

M55 10000 Meter Race Walk
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1 Michael Wiggins M59 Hawarden, IA 52:22.00
2 Andrew Smith M58 Whittier, NC 56:09.00
3 Mike De Witt M57 Kenosha, WI 57:10.00
4 Steve Harper M57 Helena, MT 57:51.00
5 Robert Novak M59 Seattle, WA 58:03.00
6 Brian Savilonis M58 Princeton, MA 1:07:44.00

M60 10000 Meter Race Walk
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1 Max Walker M61 Greenwood, IN 56:04.00
2 Stanley Chraminski M60 Seattle, WA 58:03.00
3 Christoph Schmid M61 Wooster, OH 58:53.00
4 Peter Armstrong M63 Albuquerque, NM 1:02:45.00

M65 10000 Meter Race Walk
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1 James Beckett M69 Vacaville, CA 1:01:06.00
2 Ted Moore M69 Reno, NV 1:02:26.00
3 Edoardo Sorrenti M65 Greenwood Lake, NY 1:03:15.00

M70 10000 Meter Race Walk
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1 Paul Johnson M70 Fort Smith, AR 58:16.00
2 Robert Cella M71 Houston, TX 1:04:46.00
3 William Hosken M71 Zion, IL 1:05:05.00
4 Ronald Walters M70 Nipoma, CA 1:06:34.00
5 L Calvin Brown M71 Spokane, WA 1:07:54.00
6 Carlos Acosta M74 North Hollywood, CA 1:07:56.00
7 Peter Bayer M70 Jupiter, FL 1:09:28.00
8 Ed Lane M72 Mill Valley, CA 1:10:37.00

M75 10000 Meter Race Walk
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1 Jack Bray M75 Greenbrae, CA 1:02:51.00
2 Alfred Dubois M76 West Allis, WI 1:08:50.00
3 Charles Williams M76 Atlanta, GA 1:12:53.00
4 Robert Fine M77 Delray Beach, FL 1:14:27.00
-- Dick Vaughn M77 Portland, OR DQ

M80 10000 Meter Race Walk
================================================================

1 John Starr M80 Newark, DE 1:09:02.00
2 William Moremen M80 Claremont, CA 1:10:26.00

August 2nd, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. Small turnout with other races and upcoming Nationals in Spokane.

Bob Novak, 59, 26:03
Gordon Hartwig, 64, 30:36

August 2, 2008, the 2008 Hayward Classic 5000
meter racewalk was held at the University of Oregon on Hayward Field
in Eugene Oregon.
The weather at the 10:15 AM start of the 5000 meter racewalk was mostly cloudy, temperature of 65 F (18C), and an unusually strong 10 mile per hour wind coming at the competitors on the back straight away.

Men 5000 meter racewalk

1) Rob Frank, 55, Banks Oregon, 27:10.63
2) Stan Chraminski, 60, Seattle Washington, 28:04.79
3) Paul Johnson, 70, Fort Smith Arkansas, 28:16.82
4) George Opsahl, 66, Lake Oswego Oregon, 29:02.00
5) Denny Robeson, 61, Eugene Oregon, 29:39.82
6) Doug VerMeer, 54, Portland Oregon, 30:28.33
7) Richard Hansen, 82, Oakland California, 41:49.81

Women 5000 meter racewalk

1) Kathryn Grimes, 44, Sherwood Oregon, 27:39.50
2) Kathy Frable, 62, Ivins Utah, 32:35.34
3) Nana Bellerud, 49, Gresham Oregon, 32:44.87
4) Rita Sinkovec, 68, Evergreen Colorado, 33:03.34
5) Darlene Backlund, 62, Redmond Oregon, 33:04.69
6) Donna Lafayette, 65, Portland Oregon, 33:26.99
7) Judy Heller, 62, Portland Oregon, 35:14.49
8) Bertie August, 55, Portland Oregon, 36:20.12
9) Sandy Coila, 57, Portland Oregon, 36:45.19
10) Catherine Huhn, 46, Salem Oregon, 43:58.25

August 3rd, 2008

Men 1 mile racewalk

1) Rob Frank, 55, Banks Oregon, 8:04.84
2) George Opsahl, 66, Lake Oswego Oregon, 8:44.17
3) Denny Robeson, 61, Eugene Oregon, 9:06.69
4) Keith McConnell, 64, Eugene Oregon, 9:56.58
5) Conrad Williamson, 53, Portland Oregon, 10:34.16
6) Richard Hansen, 82, Oakland California, 12:28.55

Women 1 mile racewalk

1) Kathryn Grimes, 44, Sherwood Oregon, 8:35.71
2) Annmarie Bruning, 43, Portland Oregon, 9:12.75
3) Rita Sinkovec, 68, Evergreen Colorado, 10:21.68
4) Donna Lafayette, 65, Portland Oregon, 10:43.41
5) Catherine Huhn, 46, Salem Oregon, 13:11.59
6) Janelle Nesbit, 36, Dupont Washington, 15:50.82

Washington State Senior Games, July 26th.

1500 meters women
55-59
1 Catherine H. Bishop 11:33.01 Versailles KY
65-69
1 Diane L. Johnson 9:56.32 Lacey WA
2 Karen H. Munro 10:29.58 Olympia WA
3 Sandy Frederick 11:32.33 WA

Women's 5 K

65-69
1 Karen H. Munro 37:44 Olympia WA

Men's 1500 meters
50-54
1 James M Nelson 12:55.22 Roy WA
55-59
1 Robert J McKenzie Sullivan 10:48.09 Tenino WA
60-64
1 William E. Bruner 9:44.04 Olympia WA
2 Jerry L. Ford 11:18.83 Gresham OR
65-69
1 Gordon E. Hartwig 9:57.21 Bothell WA
2 Allen Johnson 10:40.91 Olympia WA
75-79
1 David G. Naber 13:14.46 Lacey WA

Men's 5 K
50-54
1 Barton Kale 32:43 Des Moines WA
55-59
1 Bob Novak 28:05 Seattle WA
60-64
1 Stan Chraminski 29:03 Seattle WA
2 Terry M. Buchanan 32:07 Sequim WA
3 William E. Bruner 34:06 Olympia WA
65-69
1 Gordon E. Hartwig 34:49 Bothell WA
2 Allen Johnson 35:50 Olympia WA
3 Steven D. Popell 36:27 Los Altos Hills WA
70-74
1 Richard Q. Zerbe 36:55 Seattle WA

July 19-20, Pacific Northwest Regional Track and Field Meet. West Seattle Stadium. 5K on Saturday and a nice cool morning with high quality judging. Thanks to all the officials.

Tommy Aunan, 49, 26:03.65
Bob Novak, 59, 28:11.06
Stan Chraminski, 60, 28:16:26
Bill Bruner,63, 34:06.57
Bev McCall, 72, 34:07.38
Dora Choi, 42, 35;01.26
DQ. Richard Zerbe

1 Mile Racewalk (Sunday mid-morning on a sunny and warm day)

McCall, Bev W72 10:31.36
Choi, Dora W42 10:34.08
Singh, Selwyn M30 12:37.87
Nesbit, Janelle W36 17:51.05

July 12, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. Nice day at 65 degrees with light breeze.All had fastest time of year in tuning up for Nationals next month in Spokane. Jim Fields judged the start and finish and served as official timer. Thanks Jim.

Bob Novak, 59, 25:15
Stan Chraminski, 60, 25:30
Darlene Backlund,62, 30:38
Gordon Hartwig, 64, 30:42
Oscar Werner, 76, 44:19 (Raced early as thought we started at 8:30 so went off on his own.)

July 4, Yankee Doodle Dash, Everett. 60's and cloudy so not bad conditions. As usual the splits were all screwed up as had between 8:15 and 10:15 for some of the mile marks but overall 10K seemed fairly accurate. 5K has been been notoriously long course. Richard and I both finished 2nd in our age groups despite competing against runners. Pays to be old...(Two weeks ago I was only person over 60 in Run with Pride 10K at Seward Park. Did 59:42. Shows demographics of gay community. Not many over 60 left alive it looks like, sadly, or at least not competing. I was one of few "straights" participating.)

Bob Novak, 59, 57:52
Stan Chraminski, 60, 59:02
Richard Zerbe, 69, 36 plus in 5K.

On Friday evening June 27, 2008, the 2008 USATF Portland Masters
Classic 5000 meters racewalk was held in Gresham Oregon. Gresham is
located about 100 miles (160 KM) north of the USA Track and Field
Olympic Trials that are being held in Eugene Oregon from June 27 to
July 6, 2008 with the 20 KM USA Olympic Trials held in Eugene on
July 5 and July 6. (Compliments of George Opshal)

The 5000 racewalk in the Portland Masters Classic was held on the
excellent 400 meter rimmed track at Mt. Hood Community College. The
weather at the 5:30 PM (that is correct time of 5:30 in the
afternoon) start time was a temperature of 96 F (36C) and a very
blue hot sunny sky with moderate of 50% humidity. The participants,
age, home towns, and their times are:

Men 5000 meter racewalk

1) Dave McGovern, 43, Locust Valley NY, 25:01.19
2) Rob Frank, 55, Banks OR, 28:24.01
3) George Opsahl, 66, Lake Oswego OR, 29:53.06
4) Les Shields, 56, Portland OR, 34:44.58
5) Conrad Williamson, 52, Portland OR, 34:45.73
6) Ron MacPike, 75, Milwaukie OR, 35:40.84

Women 5000 meter racewalk

1) Kathryn Grimes, 44, Sherwood OR, 29:01.12
2) Mary Snyder, 57, Boise ID, 29:44.76
3) Dee Mardian, 46, Boise ID, 29:52.19
4) Carmen Jackinsky, 45, Aloha OR, 31:58.03
5) Nana Ballerud, 48, Gresham OR, 34:11.28
6) Dora Choi, 42, Seattle WA, 35:31.29

June 14 , Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. Cool day, 52 degrees, but calm and cloudy so decent although nowhere near a real summer day. Another small turnout although times much better than last month when was colder and breezy.

Bob Novak, 58, 25:37
Stan Chraminski, 60, 25:41
Ann Tuberg, 48, 26:30

June 7, Master Track and Field Meet sponsored by Seattle Parks and Recreation dept. Cool and cloudy but at least no wind. Several folks did the 1500 meters right before the 3K.

3K
Tommy Aunan, 49, 15:45.6
Bob Novak, 58, 16:34.8
Stan Chraminski, 60, 17:01.9
Ann Tuberg, 48, 17:13.9
Bev McCall, 72, 19:38.7 (Just missed her age group record by 10 seconds)
Bill Bruner, 63, 19:52.1
Dora Choi, 41, 20:01.8
Paul Kaald, 75, 21:59.1

1500 Meters
Tommy Aunun, 49, 7:33.5
Ann Tuberg. 48, 8:04
Paul Kaald, 75, 11:02.0

Next three were developmentally judged as new walkers.
Don Shepherdson, 13:29, Ruggles Larsen, 13:29, Bruce Schmid, 15:24.

Report from Gordon Hartwig. I was in Indianapolis for continuing education and race walked the 2008 OneAmerica 500 Festival MiniMarathon on May 3. There were 35,000 registrants...the largest half marathon in the US. A very flat course that takes a lap at the Brick Yard. I felt like one of the Indy cars on the track. I met a few other race walkers along the way. Indianapolis actually has a bigger group than we have in Seattle. My time was 2:27:55, about 2 minutes faster than my Mercer Island Half.

May 10, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. Cool day, 48 degrees with breeze and threat of rain. Small turnout and slow times. We decided it was more mental than physical after the nice warm day we had last month. Back in pants and jackets so discouraging. Backlund's visiting from Oregon to fill in our field as locals didn't make it.

Bob Novak, 58, 26:23
Stan Chraminski, 60, 26:24
John Backlund, 68, 28:18
Darlene Backlund,62, 31:12

April 26, 2008, racewalkers gathered for the 2008 USA
Track and Field Regional Masters Championship and Pacific Northwest
Track and Field Association Championship. The 10000 meter racewalk
drew competitors from Salem Oregon to Vancouver BC Canada. In
addition to the 10000 meter masters racewalk, there were held a
10000 meter open, 5000 meter and 3000 meter racewalks.

As usual, all the racewalkers, spectators, judges, and volunteers
celebrated the birthday of Bev LaVeck McCall who is the race
director as well as one of the 10000 meter racewalk competitors.
Bev is a great race director as well as a great competitor and what
makes Bev a very special person is that Bev brings the food and cake
for everyone to share at the event.

The sky was absolutely clear blue without a cloud to be seen. The
temperature on the track at the 10:00 AM start time for the 10000
meter racewalk was 64 F (18C) with a very light swirling breeze.

The judges for all the racewalks were:

Darlene Hickman, Chief
William Hickman
Jim Bean
Jan Kavadas
Char Engelhardt

The timer was Carole Langenbach.

Men USATF NW Regional 10000 Masters Championship

1) Tommy Aunum, 49, Bellevue WA, 54:21.8
2) Jerry Dragomir, 56, Vancouver BC Canada, 54:42.8
3) Bob Novak, 58, Seattle WA, 58:40.9
4) Stan Chraminski, 60, Seattle WA, 58:41.1
5) George Opsahl, 66, Lake Oswego OR, 60:20.1
6) Les Shields, 54, Portland OR, 71:34.4

DNS 2
DQ 1

Women USATF NW Regional 10000 Masters Championship

1) Katherine Grimes, 44, Sherwood OR, 59:04.6
2) Carmen Jackinsky, 44, Aloha OR, 59:26.4
3) Ann Tuberg, 48, Forest Park WA, 61:25.7
4) Donna Lafayette, 65, Portland OR, 68:35.9
5) Karen Karavanic, 45, Portland OR, 69:54.8
6) Judy Heller, 62, Portland OR, 70:20.1
7) Bev McCall, 72, Mazama WA, 70:31.5
8) Natalie Osburn, 43, Portland OR, 70:42.9
9) Rebecca Kettwig, 37, Seattle WA, 71:47.0

DNS 2
DNF 1

Men 10000 Open Racewalk

1) Inaki Gomez, 20, Vancouver BC Canada, UBC, 45:54.8
2) Creighton Connelly, 19, Vancouver BC Canada, UBC, 49:09.0

DQ 1

Women 10000 Open Racewalk

1) Stephanie Casey, 24, Salem OR, 51:00.7
2) Heather Warwick, 17, Richmond BC Canada, 58:54.7

DQ 1

Men 5000 Open Racewalk

1) Jeremy Bahr-Worley, 19, Concordia University Portland, 26:24.6
2) Shawn Magee, 21, Concordia University Portland, 27:06.3
3) Creighton Connelly, 19, University of BC, 27:11.0
4) Richard Zerbe, 69, Seattle WA, 34:05.5

Women 3000 Open Racewalk

1) Nicola Evangelista, 19, University of BC, 14:48.1
2) Megan Huzzey, 22, University of BC, 14:49.4
3) Amanda Davis, 20, Concordia University Portland, 17:42.0
4) Kristen Hamman, 18, Concordia University Portland, 22:15.3

George Opsahl
provided the results.

April 20, Mercer Island Half Marathon.

Rebecca Kettwig, 37, 2:29:26.0
Gordon Hartwig, 64, 2:29:26.3
Dora Choi, 42, 2:38:10.6

April 19, Cottonwood, Arizona 10K. (A running road race with a hilly course with mile 4 almost all uphill and couldn't make it up on the downhill.)

Stan Chraminski, 60, 1:00:43

April 12, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. Nicest Seattle day of the year as reached 70's in the afternoon and about 60 for our race with a slight breeze. Of course, rest of the week afterwards back to 50's and wet. Most everyone was faster than last month. Snowbird Oscar is back in town although hasn't been walking much but still participated.

Bob Novak, 58, 25:33
Stan Chraminski, 60, 25:49
Anne Tuberg, 48 26:19
Gordon Hartwig, 64, 29:20
Richard Zerbe, 69,30:24.
Dora Choi, 42. 30:26
Oscar Werner, 76, 41:13


March 8,
Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. A little warmer than last two months at 46 degrees and very light breeze with slight sprinkle of rain so best conditons so far although a small turnout. Most did decently faster that last month. Dora took some videos and didn't race as she was tapering for the Mercer Island half-marathon the next day.

Bob Novak, 58, 25:42
Stan Chraminski, 60, 26:04
Anne Tuberg, 48 27:06
Richard Zerbe, 69, 28:04 ** Admitted he didn't keep form all the way as was training for skiiing versus walking lately.
Joslyn Slaughter, 49, 30:54

February 9, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. This sounds familiar. Same 41 degrees and slight drizzle at the start as last month but a pretty stiff breeze blowing from the south so we were happy to get close to times of last month. Several folks did somewhat faster so I suspect they have been actually training. Exact same people as last month participated and finished in same order so don't know what that means. Consistency I guess.

Bob Novak, 58, 26:53
Stan Chraminski, 60, 26:53
Anne Tuberg, 48 27:47
Rebecca Kettwig, 37, 29:37
Gordon Hartwig, 64, 29:48
Joslyn Slaughter, 49, 30:18
Dora Choi, 42. 31:34

January 12, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. 41 degrees and slight drizzle at the start but calm and not a bad day for this time of year.

Bob Novak, 58, 26:49
Stan Chraminski, 60, 26:52
Anne Tuberg, 48 27:13
Rebecca Kettwig, 37, 30:14
Gordon Hartwig, 64, 30:32
Joslyn Slaughter, 49, 31:13
Dora Choi, 42. 31:14


2007 Results

December 8 and 15, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. A few missed the news that we slipped the second Saturday race to third due my 25th anniversary trip to Mexico so we had a split race. The earlier weekend had the better weather as 15th it was cold and windy with intermittent rain but luckily the rain held off during the race. 15th racers deferred to the weather and just did a social workout as Bob was a few minutes slower than prior month and kept me company.

Anne Tuberg, 47, 26 plus something as reported by Richard Z.- raced on the 8th.
Bob Novak, 58, 27:53 (15th)
Stan Chraminski, 60, 27:54 (15th)
Gordon Hartwig, 64, 30:11 (15th)
Richard Zerbe, 69, 30:49 (8th)
Joslyn Slaughter, 48, 30:49 (8th)

November 10, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. Surprisingly nice day for November with cool calm conditions. Dan Pierce was visiting from Colorado for the weekend. I was out with sore knee from running - so much for my new 60 age group running comeback!

Dan Pierce, 51, 25:11
Bob Novak, 58, 25:35
Anne Tuberg, 47, 26:33
Richard Zerbe, 69, 29:45
Bob Jeffers-Schroder, 70, 30:00
Rebecca Kettwig, 36, 30:27
Joslyn Slaughter, 48, 30:57

October 13, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. Very foggy, damp and cool, mid 40's temperature. Fog started burning off as we finished and became a beautiful 60's day. Had 3 very enthusiastic ladies for the clinic after the race. Times are a little slow as Bob and I started chatting after a first decent mile so just a good tempo walk versus a race.

Bob Novak, 58, 27:15
Stan Chraminski, 59.9 (3 weeks from turning 60), 27:15
Gordon Hartwig,63, 29:42
Rebecca Kettwig, 36, 30:20
Joslyn Slaughter, 48, 30:44
Dora Choi, 40, 31:20

World Masters Games from Tommy Aunun

World Masters went very well. I walked my fastest times since my
comeback into RW in 2000 both in 10K and 20K. I improved from my fastest
time of 26:40 in the 5K this year by 43 seconds to 25:57.
5K I got 8th place....25:57
10K I got 14th place...53:48
20K I got 9th place...1:50:40

September 8, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. Nice warm morning a light breeze. A small turnout with travel and injuries.

Ann Tuberg, 47, 26:05
Rebecca Kettwig, 36, 30:21
Dora Choi, 41, 30:42
Bob Jeffers-Schroder, 70, 30:43 (New walker)
Oscar Werner, 76, 39:22 (Our snowbird from Arizona here for the summer)

August 11, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. Nice warm morning again with minimal breeze. PS. I'm not in the results as tweaked a hamstring on Tuesday and the leg wrap only held off the pain for about 2 miles so I dnf'd at 2.5. Back to the ice packs for a few days. That's the problem with training. If you do it you risk injury, if you don't, you're slow. Finding the in-between is the art to the science.

Bob Novak, 58, 25:19
Bart Kale, 50, 25:41
Ann Tuberg, 47, 25:57
Richard Zerbe, 69, 29:29
AiliDee Karosich, 32, 29:36
Gordon Hartwig,63, 29:47
Rebecca Kettwig, 36, 29:49
Dora Choi, 40, 30:26

National Masters Championships, Orono, Maine, August 2-5.

Tommy Aunan was the top local finisher with a First Place in the 10K racewalk age 45-49 dividions in 53:55 and a Second Place in the 5K in 26:53. Bart Kale finished Third in the 5K at 31:21 in the 50-54 division. Congratulations.

July 21st, Seattle Masters Classic Meet, 5 K racewalk. West Seattle Track. Cloudy but very humid.
Tommy Aunan, 48, 26:40
Bob Novak, 58, 28:02
Steve DiBernardo, 54, 28:26
Stan Chraminski, 59, 28:46
George Opsahl, 65, 29:04
Bart Kale, 51, 30:59
AiliDee Karosich, 33, 33:23
Bev McCall, 70, 33:58

Washington State Senior Games Race Walk events, held on July 28, 2007. Judged by Stan Chramanski and Julie Sullivan.

Womens' 1500: 60 - 64: 1- Diane L. Johnson, Lacey, 9:38.81
65 - 69: 1 - Miriam K. Jackobs, Mason, 10.46.28

Womens' 5K: 60 - 64: 1- Diane L. Johnson, Lacey, 33:40.6; 65 - 69: 1 - Miriam K. Jackobs, Mason, 36:38.9

Mens' 1500: 50 - 54: 1 - James M. Mason, Roy, 11:48.37; 55 - 59: 1 - Robert J. McKenzie Sullivan, Tenino: 10:39.98; 60 - 64: 1 - William E. Bruner, Olympia, 9:46.36; 70 - 74: 1 - Gordon C. Gilfilian, Vancouver, 11:22.32; 75 - 79: 1 - David G. Naber, Lacey, 12:12.75

Mens' 5K: 60 - 64: 1 - William E. Bruner, Olympia, 33:41.8; 65 - 69: 1 - Richard Q. Zerbe, Seattle, 33:30.9; 70 - 74: 1 - Gordon C. Gilfilian, Vancouver, 39.11.1; 2 - Curtis D. Smith, Mukilteo, 45:55.0; 75 - 79 - David G. Naber, Lacey, 41.43.2

July 14th, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. Nice warm morning with minimal breeze. Times were fastest of year for most and a good tuneup for next week's 5K. Gregg had minor knee surgery last week but paced us on his bike for a while. Above is a photo from June race, an idyllic scene at the lake. Gregg on his bike leads Steve, Stan, and Ann.

Bob Novak, 58, 25:37
Stan Chraminski, 59, 25:44
Bart Kale, 50, 25:50
Ann Tuberg, 47, 25:56
AiliDee, Karosich, 32, 29:37 (walker who moved here from San Diego)
Dora Choi, 40, 29:43
Richard Zerbe, 69, 30:45 (has been injured and first race for a while)
Brett Downey, 55, 35:22

June 10, Oregon Association championship 10K/20K.

10K
Julie Lucas, F28, 57:13
Carmen Jackinsky, F43, 58:07
Dora Choi, 41, 1:10:27

20K
Stephanie Casey, F23, 1:47:27
John Backlund, M67, 2:10:23
Corinne Beuchet, F59, 2:25:43
Darlene Backlund, F61, 2:25:57

June 9th, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. About 55 degrees and light rain with heavier rain later. Small turnout due to Oregon races the next day.

Steve DiBernardo, 54, 24:48
Stan Chraminski, 59, 26:16
Ann Tuberg, 47, 26:43
Brett Downey, 55, 35:38 (New walker recruited by Steve)

Saturday June 2, Seattle Parks and Recreation Meet. Warm day and an 11 am race.

1500m Race Walk
W65 Sandy Fredrick 11:39.0
Vivian Lee 12:41.2
M45 Tommy Aunan 7:50.2
M60 Karl Johansen 8:01.6
William Bruner 9:48.7
M65 George Opsahl 8:16.0
Richard Zerbe 9:13.5
M75 Oscar Werner 12:16.0

3000m Race Walk
W40 Dora Choi 20:37.2
W45 Ann Tuberg 17:10.8
W70 Bev McCall 19:51.2
M45 Tommy Aunan 16:26.4
M50 Steven DiBernardo 16:48.6
Bart Kale 17:35.2
M55 Bob Novak 16:37.9
M60 Karl Johansen 16:35.5
William Bruner 20:34.6
M65 George Opsahl 17:22.4

Saturday May 12, 2007,Hayward Classic 5000 meter racewalk
was held as one of the last events before the Hayward track and
field are remodeled in preparation for the track and field USA 2008
Olympic trials.

The racewalk was held on the excellent track surface of the 400
meter rimmed track. The weather at the 9:00 AM start time for the
men's 5000 meter racewalk was a cloudy sky, temperature at 46 F
(8C), and wind coming toward the competitors on the finishing
straight away. (Results compliments of George Opsahl)

Men 5000 meter racewalk:

1) Tommy Aunan, 48, Bellevue WA, 26:50.35
2) Norman Frable, 61, Ivins UT, 26:59.10
3) Rob Frank, 54, Banks OR, 27:16.11
4) Bob Novak, 57, Seattle WA, 27:37.39
5) George Opsahl, 65, Lake Oswego OR, 28:57.98
6) Stan Chraminski, 59, Seattle WA, 29:16.95
7) Bart Kale, 50, Des Moines WA, 30:26.43
8) Dennis Robeson, 60, Eugene OR, 31:05.04
9) John Backlund, 67, Redmond OR, 31:05.06
10) Leslie Shields, 53, Portland OR, 33:41.23
11) Ron MacPike, 74, Milwaukie OR, 33:57.30
12) Dick Vaughn, 76, Portland OR, 35:50.74

Women 5000 meter racewalk:

1) Mary Snyder, 56, Boise ID, 28:53.40
2) Yoko Eichel, 60, Woodland CA, 29:23.45
3) Kathryn Grimes, 43, Sherwood OR, 29:46.00
5) Kathy Frable, 61, Ivins UT, 30:40.20
6) Judy Heller, 61, Portland OR, 32:55.47
7) AnnMarie Bruning, 42, Portland OR, 33:30.86
8) Darlene Backlund, 61, Redmond OR, 33:41.58
9) Julie Johnson, 73, Medford OR, 39:53.98

DQ 1
Judges:
Marie VerMeer, chief
Doug VerMeer
Sue Laks
Rose Schlewitz
Jim Schlewitz

May 5th, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. A decent day again at about 50 degrees with a little cool breeze..

Steve DiBernardo, 54, 25:15
Bob Novak, 57, 25:20
Bart Kale, 50, 25:49
Stan Chraminski, 59, 26:06
Ann Tuberg, 47, 26:54
Rebecca Kettwig, 36, 27:08 PB
Bill Bruner, 62, 31:00
Dora Choi, 40, 31:53 PB
Gregg Whitcomb, 59, 36:14 (Gregg walked early and "phoned in" his time, again.

2007 USATF Masters Regional 10,000 meter Race Walk Championship,
Pacific Northwest Association Open 10,000 meter Race Walk Championship
Optional NAIA Qualifying 5000 meter Race Walk Championship
Saturday 4/14/07, West Seattle Stadium

10,000 meters
Inaki Gomez M19 Vancouver, B.C. 46:00.9 UBC
Evan Dunfee M16 Richmond, B.C. 47:18.2
Stephanie Casey F23 Corvallis, OR 52:34.6
Gerry Dragomir M55 Vancouver, B.C. 52:56.2
Tommy Aunum M48 Bellevue 56:40.4
Karl Johansen M60 Bainbridge, Island 57:38.5
Bob Novak M55 Seattle 57:43.9
George Opsahl M65 Lk. Oswego, OR 59:59.1
Mary Snyder F56 Boise, ID 60:25.3
Ann Tuberg F47 Lk. Forest Park 60:46.1
Louis Landre M47 Hillsboro, OR 63:24.6
John Backlund M67 Redmond, OR 63:51.0
Richard Zerbe M68 Seattle 68:08.1
Bart Kale M50 Des Moines 69:01.2
Corinne Beauchet F59 Edmonds 69:02.4
Dora Choi F41 Seattle 69:59.0
Ron MacPike M74 Milwaukie, OR 70:15.6
Darlene Backlund F61 Redmond, OR 70:27.6
William Bruner M62 Olympia 70:46.6
Dick Vaughn M76 Portland, OR 72:32.7
Susan Bristow F60 Vancouver, WA 75:36.7
Bertie August F53 Portland, OR 80:04.7

5000 meters
Heather Warwick F16 Richmond, B.C. 25:14.0
Amanda Schneider F17 Vancouver, B.C. 30:09.0
Nicola Evangelista F18 Vancouver, B.C. 31:51.0 UBC

Shawn Magee M20 Portland, OR 25:15.0 Concordia
Creighton Connolly M18 Vancouver, B.C. 25:37.0 UBC
Jeremy Bahr-Worley M18 Portland, OR 26:14.0 Concordia

Judges: Lawrie Robertson (Head), Gwen Robertson, Char Engelhardt, Jan
Kavadas, Stan Chraminski
Recorder: Bob Wilson

Head Finish Line and Timer: Carole Langenbach

April 7th, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. A decent day at about 53 degrees and calm. Bob and Karl did 2 laps to tune up for the 10K next week. Bart and Dibo both had to stop to tie their shoes. Nice turnout.

Bob Novak, 57, 51:55 (5.6 miles)
Karl Johansen, 60, 51:56, (5.6 miles)
Bart Kale, 50, 26:22
Stan Chraminski, 59, 26:32
Steve DiBernardo, 54, 26:38
Ann Tuberg, 47, 26:50
Shawn Murphy, 40, 28:17 PB
Rebecca Kettwig, 36, 28:17 PB
Richard Zerbe, 69, 28:27
Gordon Hartwig, 63, 28:34
Corinne Beuchet, 58, 30:27
Dora Choi, 40, 30:36 PB
Gregg Whitcomb, 59, 36:24 (Gregg walked early and "phoned in" his time.

March 31. Spring Break Track Meet, Edmonds-Woodway HS Track.

Men's 3000-meter Race Walk: 1. Tommy Aunan (un) 15:30.5h; 2. Bob
Novak (PP) 16:43.6h; 3. Steve DiBernardo (CNW) 17:17.7h; 4. Richard
Zerbe (un) 19:17.0h; 5. Bill Bruner (un) 19:57.1h.

Women's 3000-meter Race Walk: 1. Corinne Beuchet (un) 19:50.4h; 2.
Dori Choi (un) 20:52.4h.

March 10, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. Another nice day at about 48 degrees and calm. Started to rain about an hour later.

Karl Johansen, 60, 25:25,
Bob Novak, 57, 26:01
Stan Chraminski, 59, 26:30
Bart Kale, 50, 26:31
Ann Tuberg, 47, 27:20
Richard Zerbe, 69, 29:18
Joslyn Slaughter,48, 30:16
Dora Choi, 40, 30:29 PB

February 11, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. Nice day at about 50 degrees and calm. Good turnout.

Bob Novak, 58, 25:52
Karl Johansen, 60, 26:14,
Stan Chraminski, 59, 27:02
Ann Tuberg, 47, 27;07
Joslyn Slaughter,48, 29:47
Rebecca Kettwig, 36, 30:01 PB
Gordon Hartwig, 63, 30:06
Bev McCall, 70, 30:24
Dora Choi, 40, 30:55 PB
Gregg Whitcomb, 59, 36:28,

January 28, 2007. National 50 K championships, Chula Vista, CA
Dora Choi from Seattle finished 3rd among the women with a time of 6:33:57, a little faster than her goal time. Way to go Dora. Two of her fellow racewalkers from Portland area also finished for a total of 4 women completing the event.

MALE TOP FINISHERS
Place Name Age Gender City St Country Time
ERIK TYSSE 26 M NORWAY 3:57:35
JAVIER MORENO 27 M ECUADOR 3:57:53
1 KEVIN EASTLER 29 M AURORA CO USA 4:05:44
MECIAS ZAPATA 26 M ECUADOR 4:06:19
2 PHILIP DUNN 35 M SAN DIEGO CA USA 4:09:54
3 JOHN NUNN 28 M CHULA VISTA CA USA 4:14:16
4 RAYMOND SHARP 47 M ATLANTIC MINE MI 4:26:07
5 CURT CLAUSEN 39 M DURHAM NC USA 4:27:41
6 MARK GREEN 51 M RENO NV USA 4:37:28 NEW AMERICAN 50-54 RECORD
7 MARCO EVONIUK 48 M SAN FRANCISCO CA USA 4:39:07
8 JOHN SOUCHECK 41 M LITTLE SILVER NJ USA 4:49:49
CARLOS ROMERO 35 M CHILE 5:15:05
9 DANIEL COUPAL 41 M SANTA CLARA CA USA 5:43:29

FEMALE TOP FINISHERS
Place Name Age Gender City St Country Time
1 HEIDI HAUCH 47 F FOUNTAIN HILLS AZ USA 5:42:55
2 KAREN KARAVANIC 56 F PORTLAND OR USA W 6:21:01
3 DORA CHOI 41 F SEATTLE WA USA 6:33:57
4 ANNMARIE BRUNING 42 F PORTLAND OR USA 6:43:25

January 13, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. Cold at 26 degrees and some icy patches on path. Had to watch the footing.

Bob Novak, 58, 27:11
Stan Chraminski, 59, 27:35 (had to stop to tie my shoe, guess need to triple know them)
Richard Zerbe, 68, 30:07
Rebecca Kettwig, 36, 30:14 PB
Joslyn Slaughter, 48, 30:33
Bev McCall, 70, 30:46
Dora Choi, 41, 32:25


2006 Results

Seattle Marathon, Nov. 26, Cold and wet. Good job just to finish. Congratulations.

Steve Dibernardo, 54, 4:54:55
Shawn Murphy, 40, 5:05:16
Dora Choi, 40, 5:32:34
Simon Locke, 47, 2:45, half-marathon (Simon enters under an assumed name so hard to find in the results! He heads for Hong Kong before the end of the year.)

Dora also finished 4th in the 40 age group at a 20K in FLorida on Nov. 11th, in 2:25:06.

December 2, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. Cool at about 30 at the start. Sun was out and calm so a decent day except for a few slippery patches. Most a little slower than last month.

Steve DiBernardo,54, 25:31
Bob Novak, 57, 26:47
Stan Chraminski, 59, 26:47
Bart Kale, 50, 26:47
Ann Tuberg, 47, 27:56
Richard Zerbe, 67, 29:23
Gordon Hartwig, 63, 29:31

Richard Zerbe, 67, 29:11
Rebecca Kettwig, 35, 30:38 PB
Bill Bruner, 62, 32:47
Ron Lynch, 61, 34:25
Michael Bumgarner, 22, 37:45, another new recruit of Dibo's.

November 11, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. Cool and a little windy but no rain. Steve is getting ready to walk Seattle Marathon. Rest of us just wanted to finish 2.8.

Steve DiBernardo,54, 24:39
Bob Novak, 57, 26:24
Stan Chraminski, 59, 26:24
Bart Kale, 50, 26:57
Ann Tuberg, 46, 27:40
Richard Zerbe, 67, 29:17
Gordon Hartwig, 62, 29:22
Richard Zerbe, 67, 29:11
Joslyn Slaughter,47, 30:
31
Jim Everett, 57, 31:51
Rebecca Kettwig, 35, 31:51 (A new walker who attended the clinic after the race)

The 2006 Racewalkers Northwest One Hour Postal was held on Sunday
October 15, 2006. The race was held the 400 meter track at Banks
High School in Banks Oregon. Banks Oregon is located nestled next
to the coastal mountains and 30 miles (48KM) west of Portland
Oregon. The One Hour Postal was the last of 8 races in the 2006
Racewalkers Northwest Grand Prix series. The weather at the 10:00
AM start time of the race was a light rain, 48 F (9C) temperature,
and a light breeze coming toward the participants on the finishing
straight away. During the 1 hour race, the light rain gradually
increased to a steady rain fall. The participants and their results
were:

Men:
1) Rob Frank, 54, Banks OR, 10620.45 meters
2) Bob Novak, 57, Seattle WA, 10452.05 meters
3) Stan Chraminski, 58, Seattle WA, 58 10085.08 meters
4) Dennis Robeson, 59, Eugene OR, 9564.05 meters
6) Doug VerMeer, 52, Portland OR, 9103.50 meters
7) Les Shields, 53, Portland OR, 8616.00 meters
8) Ron MacPike, 74, Milwaukie OR, 8593.40 meters
9) Dick Vaughn, 75, Portland OR, 8361.06 meters

Women:
1) Dora Choi, 40, Seattle WA, 8728.20 meters
2) Bertie August, 53, Portland OR, 7658.14 meters

DQ 2b

Judges:
Anne Whitaker
Margaret Seewerker
Fred Seewerker
Marie VerMeer
George Opsahl

Thank you to the judges and the 15 volunteers that served as lap
counters, timer, starter and performed other tasks. After the race,
everyone enjoyed the hot coffee, fresh fruit, bagels and rolls.

October 14, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. Cool and calm so a good racing day. A little crowded at lake with good weather. Steve D. did the fastest time by anyone at the lake this year. Several others didn't race due to participating in the Banks, OR, hour walk the next day.

Steve DiBernardo,54, 24:22
Ann Tuberg, 46, 27:00
Gordon Hartwig, 62, 28:51
Richard Zerbe, 67, 29:11
Shawn Murphy, 40, 31:20 (A new walker that Steve recruited and trained.)
Bill Bruner, 62, 32:05 ( A visitor from Olympia)
Jim Everett, 57, 32:07(Back in town after a summer away)
Greg Whitcomb, 58 34:47
Alex Russell-Ross, ?, 35:08 (A young lady who did her first race. Another of  Steve's recruits.)

September 16, Fairhaven Runners 15K race, Bellingham, WA. Advertised as a flat fast course. Wondered where that came from as we lined up at the start and looked up at the two block hill we were ready to start up. Hit the crest and then rolling road for next two miles. Then went downhill to flatter land but had numerous twists and turns and changes of surface, from concrete, to wooden slats, to gravel. At 7 miles Bob and I were still on pace to break 1.5 hours. Then we went uphill to halfway up the crest and ran into 2 miles of gravel road. I was feeling pretty good and tried to chase Bob down but could only do 10 flat miles. Wow. Disappointing for the effort. Then at mile 9 marker we had a 100 yard steep bridge up from the waterfront again and finished on the gravel. I don't think this would be a fast running course and for racewalking it was terrible. It's going on my list of never do again race courses.
Bob Novak, 57, 1:30:53
Stan Chraminski, 58, 1:31:38

September 9, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. Rain stopped at the race start. Light turnout again.

Steve DiBernardo (53) and Bob Novak(57) -- 26:08
Ann Tuberg (46)-- 27:19
Dora Choi (40)-- 31:05
Ron Lynch (61)-- 32:49
Greg Whitcomb (58)-- 34:42

August 12, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. A nice 60 degree morning but a little crowded at the lake so a lot of dodging and weaving.

Bob Novak, 57, 24:57
Stan Chraminski, 58, 24:57 (Charlotte races led to my fastest time this year.)
Gordon Hartwig, 62, 28:35
Dora Choi, 40, 31:10 PR
Allison Barnes, 41, 37:08

USATF National Masters T&F Meet, Charlotte,NC, August 3-7. I've included all the results from their site and highlighted those with NW connections. Friday's 5K took place on a record setting heat day where it reached 98 and muggy. Someone said temp was 92 and radiant heat on track at Men's 30-59 race at 9:10 am was 119. Enough said.

Sunday's 10K was on a hilly course although temperature was only 76 or so. My body clock at 7 am was still on 4 am Seattle time but I had a good race effortwise. Tommy Aunan takes the prize for coming closest to his Seattle times in those conditions. He medalled as well as Bart Kale.

W35 10000 Meter Race Walk (Road)
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Name Age Team Finals Points
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1 958 Plemmons, Carmen W39 Columbia, SC 1:17:09.00

W40 10000 Meter Race Walk (Road)
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Name Age Team Finals Points
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1 1140 Slentz, Dorothy W43 Durham, NC 1:01:55.00
2 32 Armstrong, Ginger W43 Canterbury, CT 1:06:21.00
3 421 Garson, Rebecca W42 Afton, VA 1:09:25.00

W45 10000 Meter Race Walk (Road)
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Name Age Team Finals Points
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1 532 Heinlein, Lynette W49 Vassar, MI 1:03:55.00
2 256 Cope, Donna W49 Canton, NC 1:11:34.00

W50 10000 Meter Race Walk (Road)
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Name Age Team Finals Points
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1 1211 *Sweazey, Nanci W51 Unattached 1:00:03.00
2 1236 Topham, Debbie W53 Mayville, MI 1:02:56.00
3 1241 Tracy, Lynn W54 Racine, WI 1:03:50.00
4 874 Myers, Judy W50 Sussex, WI 1:05:13.00

W55 10000 Meter Race Walk (Road)
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Name Age Team Finals Points
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1 425 Geer, Panseluta W59 Hazlet, NJ 1:05:31.00
2 772 Mayfield, Cathy W55 Indianapolis, IN 1:06:39.00
3 46 Baglin, Mary W59 Reno, NV 1:07:33.00
4 456 Graham, Donna W56 Lowell, OH 1:07:58.00
5 799 McGuire, Doris W57 LaGrange Park, IL 1:11:03.00

W60 10000 Meter Race Walk (Road)
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Name Age Team Finals Points
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1 1177 Steigerwalt, Jolen W62 San Diego, CA 1:04:09.00
1 699 Lawrence, Diane W64 Greenville, SC 1:13:50.00
2 52 Balser, Kathleen W63 Phoenix, AZ 1:05:22.00
3 42 Backlund, Darlene W60 Redmond, OR 1:11:04.00
4 399 Frable, Kathleen W60 Irving, TX 1:12:12.00
5 568 Hults, Sandra W64 Leesburg, FL 1:14:44.00
6 541 Higbie, Janet W64 Indianapolis, IN 1:14:47.00
-- 1263 Van Brocklin, Cath W60 Gaithersburg, MD DQ

W65 10000 Meter Race Walk (Road)
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Name Age Team Finals Points
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1 219 *Christensen, Joan W66 Toronto, ON 1:10:30.00
2 197 Cassels, Doris W66 San Rafael, CA 1:11:09.00
3 315 Dicker, Lois W66 Silver Spring, MD 1:11:36.00
4 434 Gilman, Rebecca W65 Chicago, IL 1:13:54.00

W70 10000 Meter Race Walk (Road)
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Name Age Team Finals Points
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1 325 Dockstader, Shirle W73 Mill Valley, CA 1:11:25.00

W75 10000 Meter Race Walk (Road)
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Name Age Team Finals Points
=======================================================================
1 754 Marrs, Katherine W77 Milwaukee, WI 1:17:33.00

W80 10000 Meter Race Walk (Road)
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Name Age Team Finals Points
=======================================================================
1 449 Gordon, Miriam W81 Hollywood, FL 1:23:39.00

M40 10000 Meter Race Walk (Road)
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Name Age Team Finals Points
=======================================================================
1 1161 Soucheck, John M40 Little Silver, NJ 51:42.00

M45 10000 Meter Race Walk (Road)
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Name Age Team Finals Points
=======================================================================
1 1312 Whatley, Ian M47 Greer, SC 51:30.00
2 819 Medina, Alberto M46 Cedar Creek, TX 57:17.00
3 36 Aunan, Tommy M47 Bellevue, WA 57:18.00

M50 10000 Meter Race Walk (Road)
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Name Age Team Finals Points
=======================================================================
1 996 Reed, Bill M53 Scotts, MI 1:01:00.00
2 477 Hackney, Tony M50 Hillsborough, NC 1:02:11.00

M55 10000 Meter Race Walk (Road)
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Name Age Team Finals Points
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1 1321 Wiggins, Michael M57 Hawarden, IA 54:55.00
2 1277 Walker, Max M59 Greenwood, IN 58:12.00
3 800 Mcguire, Richard M58 La Grange Park, IL 59:22.00
4 299 De Witt, Mike M55 Kenosha, WI 1:00:19.00
5 218 Chraminski, Stanley M58 Seattle, WA 1:00:48.00

M60 10000 Meter Race Walk (Road)
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Name Age Team Finals Points
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1 400 Frable, Norman M60 Irving, TX 1:00:36.00
2 181 Carmines, James M63 Etters, PA 1:03:16.00
3 661 Knight, Don M60 Flint, MI 1:04:32.00

M65 10000 Meter Race Walk (Road)
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Name Age Team Finals Points
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1 610 Johnson, Paul M68 Fort Smith, AR 1:02:28.00
2 43 Backlund, John M66 Redmond, OR 1:06:08.00
3 1065 Sanders, Marshall M65 Flushing, MI 1:07:48.00
4 385 Finch, Bernie M66 Red Wing, MN 1:16:19.00
-- 727 Looser, Heinrich M67 Greenville, SC DQ

M70 10000 Meter Race Walk (Road)
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Name Age Team Finals Points
=======================================================================
1 131 Bray, Jack M73 Greenbrae, CA 1:04:22.00
2 338 Dubois, Alfred M74 West Allis, WI 1:09:23.00
3 687 Lane, Ed M70 Mill Valley, CA 1:11:05.00
4 1328 Williams, Charles M74 Atlanta, GA 1:13:54.00

M75 10000 Meter Race Walk (Road)
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Name Age Team Finals Points
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1 1174 Starr, John M78 Newark, DE 1:09:44.00
2 387 Fine, Robert M75 Delray Beach, FL 1:17:03.00
3 506 Hargis, Jerard M77 Spearfish, SD 1:20:16.00
4 1127 Shuter, Jack M76 Worthington, OH 1:23:06.00

M85 10000 Meter Race Walk (Road)
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Name Age Team Finals Points
=======================================================================
-- 713 Levinsohn, John M85 Greenbrae, CA DQ

W35 5000 Meter Race Walk
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Name Age Team Finals Points
=======================================================================
1 958 Plemmons, Carmen W39 Columbia, SC 41:46.21

W40 5000 Meter Race Walk
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Name Age Team Finals Points
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1 1140 Slentz, Dorothy W43 Durham, NC 30:49.19
2 32 Armstrong, Ginger W43 Canterbury, CT 32:17.43
3 421 Garson, Rebecca W42 Afton, VA 33:00.87

W45 5000 Meter Race Walk
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Name Age Team Finals Points
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1 532 Heinlein, Lynette W49 Vassar, MI 30:58.93
2 873 Mutz, Grace W46 Cary, NC 31:11.28
3 256 Cope, Donna W49 Canton, NC 33:00.15
4 386 Fincher, Katherine W47 Asheville, NC 36:18.82

W50 5000 Meter Race Walk
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Name Age Team Finals Points
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1 1236 Topham, Debbie W53 Mayville, MI 30:06.00
2 1241 Tracy, Lynn W54 Racine, WI 30:08.05
3 874 Myers, Judy W50 Sussex, WI 31:15.05

W55 5000 Meter Race Walk
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Name Age Team Finals Points
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1 772 Mayfield, Cathy W55 Indianapolis, IN 31:51.72
2 46 Baglin, Mary W59 Reno, NV 32:42.96
3 456 Graham, Donna W56 Lowell, OH 32:47.29
4 799 McGuire, Doris W57 LaGrange Park, IL 34:34.09
5 777 McCann, Margaret W57 Chapel Hill, NC 40:26.90
-- 425 Geer, Panseluta W59 Hazlet, NJ DQ
-- 1225 Thomas, Gwendolyn W58 Sardinia, OH DQ

W60 5000 Meter Race Walk
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Name Age Team Finals Points
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1 52 Balser, Kathleen W63 Phoenix, AZ 31:42.28
2 1177 Steigerwalt, Jolen W62 San Diego, CA 32:10.30
3 399 Frable, Kathleen W60 Irving, TX 32:46.84
4 42 Backlund, Darlene W60 Redmond, OR 34:15.05
5 568 Hults, Sandra W64 Leesburg, FL 34:56.67
-- 1263 Van Brocklin, Cath W60 Gaithersburg, MD DQ
-- 541 Higbie, Janet W64 Indianapolis, IN DQ

W65 5000 Meter Race Walk
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Name Age Team Finals Points
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1 219 *Christensen, Joan W66 Toronto, ON 32:51.47
2 315 Dicker, Lois W66 Silver Spring, MD 33:42.27
3 197 Cassels, Doris W66 San Rafael, CA 33:45.68
4 434 Gilman, Rebecca W65 Chicago, IL 35:38.95

W70 5000 Meter Race Walk
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Name Age Team Finals Points
=======================================================================
1 325 Dockstader, Shirle W73 Mill Valley, CA 34:06.18

W75 5000 Meter Race Walk
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Name Age Team Finals Points
=======================================================================
1 754 Marrs, Katherine W77 Milwaukee, WI 36:31.71

W80 5000 Meter Race Walk
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Name Age Team Finals Points
=======================================================================
1 449 Gordon, Miriam W81 Hollywood, FL 39:19.91

M40 5000 Meter Race Walk
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Name Age Team Finals Points
=======================================================================
1 1161 Soucheck, John M40 Little Silver, NJ 25:49.83

M45 5000 Meter Race Walk
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Name Age Team Finals Points
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1 1312 Whatley, Ian M47 Greer, SC 25:24.13
2 819 Medina, Alberto M46 Cedar Creek, TX 26:54.04
3 36 Aunan, Tommy M47 Bellevue, WA 27:01.97

M50 5000 Meter Race Walk
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Name Age Team Finals Points
=======================================================================
1 996 Reed, Bill M53 Scotts, MI 28:27.75
2 477 Hackney, Tony M50 Hillsborough, NC 29:57.58
3 627 Kale, Barton M50 Des Moines, WA 33:03.89

M55 5000 Meter Race Walk
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Name Age Team Finals Points
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1 1321 Wiggins, Michael M57 Hawarden, IA 26:41.38
2 1277 Walker, Max M59 Greenwood, IN 27:54.41
3 800 Mcguire, Richard M58 La Grange Park, IL 28:36.21
4 299 De Witt, Mike M55 Kenosha, WI 29:13.73
5 218 Chraminski, Stanley M58 Seattle, WA 29:43.26
-- 402 Freas, Craig M58 Moravian Falls, NC DNF

M60 5000 Meter Race Walk
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Name Age Team Finals Points
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1 400 Frable, Norman M60 Irving, TX 29:09.97
2 181 Carmines, James M63 Etters, PA 29:52.57
3 661 Knight, Don M60 Flint, MI 30:11.30
4 1107 Seymour, Larry M64 Brevard, NC 33:08.29
5 339 Dubow, Joel M63 Andalusia, PA 33:52.42
6 514 Hartman, Thomas M63 Cranford, NJ 35:56.00

M65 5000 Meter Race Walk
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Name Age Team Finals Points
=======================================================================
1 610 Johnson, Paul M68 Fort Smith, AR 29:39.22
2 43 Backlund, John M66 Redmond, OR 31:33.18
3 1065 Sanders, Marshall M65 Flushing, MI 32:36.80
4 385 Finch, Bernie M66 Red Wing, MN 36:26.09

M70 5000 Meter Race Walk
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Name Age Team Finals Points
=======================================================================
1 131 Bray, Jack M73 Greenbrae, CA 29:58.15
2 338 Dubois, Alfred M74 West Allis, WI 33:09.49
3 687 Lane, Ed M70 Mill Valley, CA 34:15.62
4 1328 Williams, Charles M74 Atlanta, GA 34:34.91

M75 5000 Meter Race Walk
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Name Age Team Finals Points
=======================================================================
1 1174 Starr, John M78 Newark, DE 33:35.38
2 387 Fine, Robert M75 Delray Beach, FL 34:10.29
3 506 Hargis, Jerard M77 Spearfish, SD 37:54.42
-- 1127 Shuter, Jack M76 Worthington, OH DQ

M85 5000 Meter Race Walk
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Name Age Team Finals Points
=======================================================================
-- 713 Levinsohn, John M85 Greenbrae, CA DQ

July 29, Washington State Senior Games, Tumwater, WA. Bev and I gave a clinic before the morning 5K. Judging was developmental for those not planning on qualifying for the next level races.

Men's 5 K
55-59
1 Bob Novak 27:35.69 Seattle WA
2 Brent Marsden 31:24.75 Yacolt WA
3 Terry M. Buchanan 31:58.50 Anacortes WA
60-64
1 Ron L. Lynch 37:30.04 Olympia WA
1 William E. Bruner 37:30.04 Olympia WA
65-69
1 George F Weirich 38:38.47 Tumwater WA
75-79
1 David G. Naber 41:15.36 Lacey WA

Women's 5K
50-54
1 Joanne Schmitz 36:34.75 Walla Walla WA
60-64
1 Barbara E Daniel 40:27.53 Walla Walla WA

Men's 1500 Meters
50-54
1 James M Nelson 10:40.23 Roy WA
55-59
1 Brent Marsden 9:00.12 Yacolt WA
2 Robert J McKenzieSullivan 10:47.64 Tenino WA
60-64
1 William E. Bruner 10:49.95 Olympia WA
2 Ron L. Lynch 10:59.41 Olympia WA
65-69
1 Allen Johnson 10:10.27 Olympia WA
75-79
1 David G. Naber 12:16.8 Lacey WA
2 Armand Osterberg 12:33.9 Olympia WA

Women's 1500 Meters
50-54
1 Joanne Schmitz 9:58.98 Walla Walla WA
2 Eileen Mckenzie Sullivan 14:01.0 Tenino WA
55-59
1 Anne M Hoffman 14:00.7 Tumwater WA
60-64
1 Diane Johnson 9:49.68 Tumwater WA
2 Shirley M Fricke 12:44.3 Olympia WA
75-79
1 Lisbeth Naber 16:06.8 Lacey WA

July 15 , Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. Good weather, not too hot nor too cool. Light breeze. Jim Fields stopped by to judge the start and finish.

Bob Novak, 57, 24:52
Steve Dibernardo, 53, 24:58
Stan Chraminski, 58, 25:26
Bart Kale, 50, 25:33
Ann Tuberg, 46, 26:57
Coco Beauchet, 57, 28:02
Richard Zerbe, 67, Approx. 29:30 (arrived late so started after the others with 31:04 overall clock time)
Ron Lynch, 61, 34:42
Allison Barnes, 41, 35:48

July 8, 2006, Seattle Masters Classic 5K racewalk. Warm morning with a slight breeze on the homestretch.

1. Tommy Aunan, 46, 26:52.19
2. Bob Novak, 57, 27:35.94
3. Steve DiBernardo, 53, 28:25.20
4. Stan Chraminski, 58, 28:33.26
5. Bart Kale, 50, 30:37.70
6. Ann Tuberg, 46, 30:47.74 (only woman in race)
7. Richard Newman, 53, 31:30.18
8. Paul Kaald, 73, 35:02.56
9. Stebbins Rohrback, 71, 35:02.43
10. John King, 66, 37:06.52
11. Ron Lynch, 61, 38:32.00

The 2006 Hayward Classic and USATF Northwest Regional Championships for the 5000 meter racewalk were held on Saturday June 24, 2006. This was the 25th anniversary for the Hayward Class with special 25th anniversary medals. The weather at the 10:45 AM start time for the 5000 meter racewalk was a light wind going against the participants on the back straight away, a beautiful sunny blue clear sky, low humidity, and a temperature of 82 F (28 C). The participants were:

USATF Northwest Regional Championship 5000 meter racewalk June 24, 2006
Men

1) Michael Blanchard, 45, Castle Rock CO, 25:21.81, 79.25%
2) Steve Renard, 45, Orlando FL, 26:53.01, 74.77%
3) Tommy Aunan, 47, Bellevue WA, 27:05.33, 75.37%
4) Rob Frank, 53, Banks OR, 27:10.65, 78.80%
5) Bob Novak, 57, Seattle WA, 27:23.56, 80.92%
6) George Opsahl, 64, Lake Oswego OR, 28:44.09, 82.48
7) Charles Robeson, 59, Eugene OR, 32:10.27, 70.20%
8) Ron MacPike, 73, Milwaukie OR, 34:21.79, 76.10%
9) Dick Vaughn, 75, Portland OR, 34:57.86, 76.60%

Women

1) Kelly Murphey-Glenn, 45, Kuna ID, 28:34.49, 78.62%
2) Carmen Jackinsky, 43, Aloha OR, 29:20.94, 75.41%
3) Marianne Martino, 55, Littleton CO, 29:52.01, 82.09%
4) Mary (MJ) Baglin, 59, Reno NV, 32:10.03, 79.22%
5) Bev McCall (LaVeck), 70, Mazama WA, 32:45.06, 87.89%
6) Maureen Robeson, 57, Eugene OR, 33:15.90, 75.10%
7) Karen Karavanic, 43, Portland OR, 34:21.85, 64.41%
8) Susan Bristow, 59, Vancouver WA, 36:44.19, 69.37%
9) Rita Hildreth, 74, Reno NV, 43:33.11, 69.57%

DNS 1
DQ 2

Judges: Marie VerMeer, Chief Judge, Sue Laks, Anne Whitaker, Doug VerMeer

June 17 , Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. A cool morning  with almost no breeze so fast times again. Richard Zerbe is nursing a sore achilles so his form was off although he did a fast time and was just ahead of Ann. Debo was in the lead when he had stomach issues so Bob passed him with a half mle to go.

Bob Novak, 57, 24:51
Steve Dibernardo, 53, 25:00
Stan Chraminski, 58, 25:13
Ann Tuberg, 46, 26:41
Dora Choi, 40, 32:31
Gregg Whitcomb, 58, 33:26
Oscar Werner, 74, 38:15 (Our snowbird in Seattle again for the summer.)

June 14, 2006. Club Northwest All-comers meet, 1 mile racewalk. Unjudged. Cool but windy.

Steve DiBernardo, 53, 8:29
Bob Novak, 57, 8:37
Stan Chraminski, 58, 8:49
Ann Tuberg, 46, 8:51

Sunday June 11, 2006. The USATF Oregon Championships 1 mile racewalk was held on The race was held on the excellent 400 meter rimmed track at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham Oregon. The weather at the 1:00 PM start time was a light wind going against the participants on the back straight away, sunny sky, humid, and a temperature of 83 F (28 C). The finishers and their performances are:

Men

1)Tommy Aunan, 47, Bellevue WA, 8:04.35
2) Rob Frank, 53, Banks OR, 8:12.42
3) George Opsahl, 64, Lake Oswego OR, 8:47.46
4) Doug VerMeer, 52, Portland OR, 8:57.14
5) Ron MacPike, 73, Milwaukie OR, 10:35.73
6) Dick Vaughn, 75, Portland OR, 10:48.45


Women

1) Carmen Jackinsky, 42, Aloha OR, 8:45.29
2) Cyndy Goodman, 56, Gresham OR, 13:03.05

Judges:
Margaret Seewerker, Chief Judge
Marie VerMeer
Fred Seewerker

June 10, 2006 USATF Oregon Championship 5000 meter racewalk, Gresham, Oregon

Men
1) Tommy Aunan, 47, Bellevue WA, 26:47.01
2) Rob Frank, 53, Banks OR, 27:22.75
3) Bob Novak, 57, Seattle WA, 27:39.52
4) Steven DiBernardo, 53, Seattle WA, 28:20.74
5) Stan Chraminski, 58, Seattle WA, 28:35.49
6) George Opsahl, 64, Lake Oswego OR, 29:03.91
7) Bart Kale, 50, Des Moines WA, 30:51.15
8) Ron MacPike, 73, Milwaukie OR, 34:42.29

Women
1) Carmen Jackinsky, 42, Aloha OR, 29:33.08
2) Karen Karavanic, 43, Portland OR, 34:54.53
3) Susan Bristow, 59, Vancouver WA, 35:16.89

Judges: Marie VerMeer, Chief Judge, Margaret Seewerker, Anne Whitaker, Fred Seewerker

June 3, Seattle Parks Meet, West Seattle, a little warm and humid. Bev set an age group national record I'm told, maybe world record. Will wait on confirmation.

1500 meters
M45 Tommy Aunan 7:37.9
M50 Richard Newman 8:01.0
M65 Richard Zerbe 9:41.1
W50 Sally McMillan 10:36.3

3000 meters
M45 Tommy Aunum 16:04.5
M50 Steve Dibernardo 16:45.5
Bart Kale 17:35.6
Richard Newman 18:59.7
M55 Bob Novak 16:20.7
M70 Paul Kaald 20:38.5
Steb Rohrbach 20:44.9
M80 Chuck King DNF
W45 Ann Tuberg 17:39.7
W70 Bev McCall 19:27.8

June 3rd and May 28, walked a 10 K in a running road race in Los Angeles, very hot, and a day after ran in pants and jacket and gloves in Seattle. Was high 70's but felt like 100. 60:54 (Personal worst 10K) although did match my race number, 154, for one hour, 54 seconds. Next, June 3rd did the California State Senior Games 5K racewalk at Cal Tech in Pasadena. Was 81 degrees as pulled into the parking lot at 8:15 am. Was 91 as left at 10 am so race temp at 9 was about 85 and track was way hotter. Finished 2nd to Larry Walker in 28:54. Was happy to finish only 26 seconds slower than last month in cool Oregon. Now I have a feel for what Charlotte will be like in August only with humidity, or like my mom says, humility. Yes, it will probably bring some of that too.

May 13, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. A warm morning  with a little breeze. Fast times for most.

Bob Novak, 56, 25:32
Stan Chraminski, 58, 25:32
Steve Dibernardo, 53, 26:10 (a return to racing after a several year layoff)
Ann Tuberg, 46, 26:54
Coco Beuchet, 57, 27:17
Gordon Hartwig, 62, 28:41
Gregg Whitcomb, 58, 33:40

May 7, 2006.
The Month of May 5K Racewalk was held on Sunday morning May 7, 2006. The event was held at Banks Oregon which is nestled next to the eastern foot hills of the Coastal Mountains that protect the valley from Pacific Ocean winter storms. The 5000 meter racewalk was held on the Banks High School 400 meter track. The well constructed asphalt track seems to never have puddles or standing water when it is raining.

The weather at the 10:00 AM start time for the race was 45 F (7 C) under a cloudy sky with clouds just covering the tops of the Coastal Mountains and with a very strong wind coming toward the participants on the finishing straight away.

The finishers and their times were:

Men 5000 Meter Racewalk:
1) Bob Novak, 56, Seattle WA, 27:43
2) Stan Chraminski, 58, Seattle WA, 28:26
3) George Opsahl, 64, Lake Oswego OR, 28:57
4) Ron MacPike, 73, Milwaukie OR, 35:02
5) Dick Vaughn, 75, Gresham OR, 35:39

Women 5000 Meter Racewalk
1) Carmen Jackinsky, 42, Aloha OR, 28:51
2) Karen Karavanic, 43, Portland OR, 35:23
3) Liz White, 42, Vernonia OR, 36:32
4) Susan Bristow, 59, Vancouver WA, 36:34
5) Sidni Hopkins, 40, Vernonia OR, 39:19

DQ 1
Judges: Margaret Seewerker, Chief Judge, Rob Frank, Fred Seewerker

April 22, 10K Pacific Northwest Regional Championship. West Seattle Track. (results compliments of George Opsahl)

In the race, Bev LaVeck celebrated her birthday with a great finishing time performance and by setting a new American record on an outdoor track for women 70 to 74 of age with a time of 1 hour, 7 minutes, and 39.9 seconds. In addition, to the USATF 10KM Racewalk Pacific Northwest Regional Championship, there were 3KM and 5KM non-championship racewalks. The finishers and their times were:

Men 10000 Meter Racewalk:
1) Gerry Dragomir, 54, Vancouver BC Canada, 54:45.2
2) Tommy Aunan, 47, Bellevue WA, 55:45.6
3) Rob Frank, 53, Banks OR, 56:44.6
4) Bob Novak, 56, Seattle WA, 57:34.3
5) Stan Chraminski, 58, Seattle WA, 59:12.8
6) George Opsahl, 64, Lake Oswego OR, 1:00:30.6
7) John Backlund, 66, Redmond OR, 1:00:51.2
8) Karl Johansen, 59, Bainbridge Island WA, 1:02:13.7
9) Richard Zerbe, 67, Seattle WA, 1:09:18.9
10) Ron MacPike, 73, Milwaukie OR, 1:11:49.8
11) Dick Vaughn, 75, Gresham OR, 1:13:57.8

Women 10000 Meter Racewalk
1) Carmen Jackinsky, 42, Aloha OR, 1:01:20.0
2) Bev LaVeck, 70, Mazama WA, 1:07:39.9
3) Darlene Backlund, 60, Redmond OR, 1:09:21.9
4) Karen Karavanic, 43, Portland OR, 1:13:44.2
5) Susan Bristow, 59, Vancouver WA, 1:17:23.5
6) Bertie August, 52, Portland OR, 1:24:54.6

Men 5000 Meter Racewalk
1) Evan Dunfee, 15, Vancouver BC Canada, 25:54.13
2) Matt Harriman, 23, Vancouver BC Canada, 28:44.43
3) Bart Kale, 49, Des Moines WA, 30:36.10

Women 5000 Meter Racewalk
1) Heather Warwick, 15, Vancouver BC Canada, 28:58.21

Women 3000 Meter Racewalk
1) Meagan Huzzey, 20, Vancouver BC Canada, 14:50.88
2) Erika Brown, 22, Vancouver BC Canada, 16:37.82

Judges:
Darlene Hickman, Chief Judge
Char Englehardt
Jan Kovatis
W. R. Hickman
Bob Wilson

Thank you to the 5 judges and the 15 volunteers that made this a very smoothly run event and an enjoyable time for the competitors. Also, thank you to Bev LaVeck for providing lunch and a wonderful cake for everyone after the race.

April 8, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. A good turnout on a reasonable day. A little cool but not bad considering it rained all weekend on and off. Bob and a returning walker, Karl Johansen, did the double loop in nice times. I started out planning on both but was dehydrated and at 1/2 mile had to stop as got lightheaded. Strolled to the mile mark and then recovered and finished at good pace but skipped the second lap. Accidentally had real coffee on Thursday night so had only 5 hours sleep and kept urinating all night and didn't make up for the water loss on Friday. Shows how finely tuned the body is. Or is it old age?

5.6 miles
Bob Novak, 56, 52:29
Karl Johansen, 59, 54:01 (Karl first walked in 1962 in the days of Rudow and Glander and is making a comeback.)

2.8 Miles
Stan Chraminski, 58, 27:20
Ann Tuberg, 46, 27:27
Gordon Hartwig, 62, 28:06 PR
Richard Zerbe,67, 29:38
Joslyn Slaughter, 47, 29:43
Dora Choi, 40, 32:59
Gregg Whitcomb, 56, 34:20

Mercer Island Half Marathon, March 26

Gordon Hartwig, 62, 2:25:09
Dora Choi, 40, 2:48:20

March 11, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. A cold morning as the sun disappeared right at the start and came out again as we finished. Only Bart was faster than last month. Past month's weather was not conducive to much training.

Bob Novak, 56, 26:21
Stan Chraminski, 58, 26:22
Bart Kale, 49, 27:00
Ann Tuberg, 46, 28:29
Joslyn Slaughter, 47, 30:20
Gregg Whitcomb, 56, 35:52

February 11, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. A nice dry and cool morning wiht a crowd at Green Lake so a lot of "dodgin n' weavin."

Bob Novak, 56, 25:56
Stan Chraminski, 58, 25:56
Ann Tuberg, 46, 27:14
Coco Beuchet, 57, 27:14
Bart Kale, 49, 27:15
Gordon Hartwig, 62, 29:07
Joslyn Slaughter, 47, 30:09
Jim Everett, 57, 30:16 PR
Gregg Whitcomb, 56, 35:26

January 14, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. 2.8 Miles. Surprisingly a dry morning in the midst of 27 straight days of some rain.

Bob Novak, 56, 25:53
Stan Chraminski, 58, 25:54
Ann Tuberg, 46, 27:55
Simon Locke, 46, 29:31
Bev LaVeck, 69, 30:36
Jim Everett, 57, 31:20 PR
Dora Choi, 39, 33:22
Joslyn Slaughter, 47, 33:42

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2005 Results

December 10th, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. Cold, in the low 30's, but calm and sunny. Only Gordon did a superior time to celebrate his 62nd birthday with a PR. Most walked in groups and chatted a little. Simon (2:31) and Dora did the Seattle Half-Marathon the prior Sunday so walked slower here than their usual.

Bob Novak, 56, 27:03
Stan Chraminski, 58, 27:036
Gordon Hartwig, 62, 28:28 PR
Coco Beuchet, 57, 29:33
Jim Everett, 57, 30:06 PR
Richard Zerbe, 67, 30:34
Simon Locke, 46, 33:`6
Ann Tuberg, 45, 33:16
Dora Choi, 39, 33:16
Gregg Whitcomb, 56, 33:24
Melanie Mulligan, 38, 33:30 1st time racer who did a nice race with good form.
Allison Varnes, 40, 37:30 Another first timer welcomed to the group.

November 12th, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. Cool and breezy and we had to dodge the crew teams at the south end but at least it didn't rain. Most times reflected the slower conditions.

Bob Novak, 56, 25:59
Stan Chraminski, 58, 26:06
Bart Kale, 49, 26:06
Simon Locke, 46, 27:23
Coco Beuchet, 57, 27:25
Ann Tuberg, 45, 27:27
Richard Zerbe, 67, 28:14
Mitchy Young, 42, 28:26
Gordon Hartwig, 61, 28:38
Jim Everett, 57, 30:23
Dora Choi, 39, 33:24 PR
Gregg Whitcomb, 56, 33:24
Donna Ferguson, 60+, 35:48 (New to the area from New Mexico)

Del Tingwall and Bob Heidenreich finished the Portland Marathon on Oct. 9th in 5:57 and 6:17. Way to go.

 

Oct. 8th, National Road 5K, Tennessee, Bart Kale, 5th, 45-49, 29:49. Bart travels to this race every year and this year was the oldest in the age group so is looking forward to next year when he will be the youngest of the 50 plus group.

October 8th , Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. Decent weather for October.  Several fast times.

Bob Novak, 56, 25:30
Stan Chraminski, 57, 25:45
Coco Beuchet, 57, 27:04
Mitchy Young, 42, 29:12
Joslyn Slaughter, 45, 29:47
Bev LaVeck, 69, 29:54
Jim Everett, 57, 30:36
Dora Choi, 39, 34:42 PR

Oct. 2, National Postal 1 Hour Racewalk. Banks, Oregon.

Only 2 local racewalkers participated but Bob Novak, 56, was the first overall finisher, walking 10,608 meters. Doug Ermini, 48, from Bellingham, did 10,456 meters. to finish first in his age group. There were a dozen finishers overall, 4 women, and 8 men. Congratulations to Bob and Doug. This is a national event where times are compiled from around the country and full results will be out in 2006.

September 10th , Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. Cooler with the rain just holding off until the race was over, then we had a cloudburst so did the clinic under a tree.

Bob Novak, 56, 26:18
Stan Chraminski, 57, 26:18
Simon Locke, 46, 27:15
Ann Tuberg, 45, 27:40
Gordon Hartwig, 61, 28:48
Joslyn Slaughter, 45, 30:34
Gregg Whitcomb, 56, 33:14
Dora Choi, 39, 35:34

August 13th , Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. Warm morning. Small turnout, we hope because of good attendance at the Dave McGovern clinic. First three walked together with a fine time for Coco.

Bob Novak, 56, 26:24
Coco Beuchet, 56, 26:24
Stan Chraminski, 57, 26:24
Gregg Whitcomb, 56, 34:18

National Masters Championships, Honolulu, Hawaii, August 6-9

Bob Novak, 56, 28:23 5K, 4th Place & 58:36 10K, 4th Place
Tommy Aunan, 46, 5K, 26:51, 1st Place & 10K, 55:29, 1st Place

The Seattle Masters Classic 5000 meter racewalk was held on Saturday
July 16, 2005. The racewalk was held on the West Seattle Stadium 400
meter track in West Seattle WA. This race saw the return from injuries
to competitive racing for three Seattle area racewalkers. Stan
Chraminski returned after 10 months and Dick Zerbe after 4 months. Ann
Tuberg returned with the best story describing the removal 4 months ago
of a metal screw from the small toe on her right foot with a hex wrench
and all the sounds that occurred while the metal screw was being
removed.

The weather conditions at the 9:30 AM start were overcast, humid,
temperature of 68F (20C), and a wind coming toward the participants on
the finishing straight away. At the start Ann Tuberg led competitors
for the initial lap with a very fast time. During the second lap,
Tommy Aunan moved into the lead and maintained the lead for the
remainder of the race. Bev LaVeck won the age graded performance. The
finishers, their official times, and age graded performances are: (write-up compliments of George Opsahl.)

Women:
1) Ann Tuberg, 45, Seattle WA, 29:52.26, 75.21%
2) Bev LaVeck, 69, Mazama WA, 32:34.09, 87.36%

Men
1) Tommy Aunan, 46, Bellevue WA, 26:57.11, 75.13%
2) Bob Novak, 56, Seattle WA, 27:20.95, 80.32%
3) Doug Ermini, 47, Bellingham WA, 28:26.54, 71.78%
4) George Opsahl, 63, Lake Oswego OR, 28:33.76, 82.16%
5) Stan Chraminski, 57, Seattle WA, 29:16.77, 75.71%
6) Richard Zerbe, 66, Seattle WA, 32:32.92, 74.30%
7) Paul Kaald, 72, Issaquah WA, 36:03.14, 71.65%

Lawrie Robertson, chief
Jim Fields
Gwen Robertson

July 9th, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. Nice cooler morning.

Bob Novak, 46, 25:00
Bart Kale, 48, 26:01
Alex Price, (young man doing an internship in Seattle) 26:53
AnnTuberg, 45, 27:00
Richard Zerbe, 67, 30:04
Sally McMillan 40+, 31:12
Del Tingwell, 71, 31:14
Mitchy Young, 42, 33:42 (pinched neck acted up during race)
Bob Heidenreich, 69, 35:08

The USATF Northwest Regional Championship 5000 meter racewalk was held on Saturday June 25, 2005 at Mt. Hood Community College located in Gresham Oregon. Although there was a mist in the air before the race, the mist stopped before the race and the surface of the track was dry. The conditions at the 10:00 AM start time were humid, over cast sky, a temperature of 68F (20C), and no wind. The finishers and their times were:

Women:
1) Darlene Backlund, 59, Redmond OR, 32:02.95

Men:
1) Tommy Aunan, 46, Bellevue WA, 26:21.97
2) Pat Detloff, 53, Oregon City OR, 26:30.28
3) Bob Novak, 56, Seattle WA, 27:11.99
4) Rob Frank, 52, Banks OR, 27:56.94
5) George Opsahl, 63, Lake Oswego OR, 28:27.23
6) John Backlund, 65, Redmond OR, 29:36.87
7) Bart Kale, 49, Des Moines WA, 29:40.37

Hayward Classic, Eugene Oregon, June 18,

Women 5000 Meter Racewalk
1) Kelly Murphey Glenn, 44, 27:41.54
2) Mary Snyder, 54, 28:51.20
3) Donna Lafayette, 62, 33:20.06
4) Bev LaVeck, 69, 32:33.39
5) Judy Heller, 59, 32:50.32
6) Darlene Backlund, 59, 34:32.00
7) Julie Johnson, 71, 38:16.38
8) Sara Lee Warberg, 71, 38:29.48
9) Rita Hildreth, 73, 41:10.46

Men 5000 Meter Racewalk
1) Tommy Aunan, 46, 26:15.34
2) Pat Detloff, 53, 27:17.38
3) Bob Novak, 56, 27:31.34
4) Paul Johnson, 67, 27:47.54
5) Doug Vermeer, 51, 29:17.32
6) Barton Kale, 49, 30:11.90
7) Dick Vaughn, 74, 34:43.42

Women 1 mile Racewalk
1) Darlene Backlund, 59, 10:34.12
2) Marie Vermeer, 44, 11:18.71
3) Sara Lee Warberg, 71, 12:16.23

Men 1 mile Racewalk
1) Tommy Aunan, 46, 7:59.70
2) Pat Detloff, 53, 8:04.39
3) Keith McConnell, 61, 9:36.93
4) Dick Vaughn, 74, 11:06.9
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June 11th, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged.

Doug Ermini and Bob Novak -- 25:15
Coco Beuchet -- 26:50
Ann Tuberg -- 27:36
Bart Kale and Mitchy Young -- 28:20
Gordon Hartwig -- 28:48
Sally McMillan -- 31:32
(wife of Jim Fields, who judged the start and finish)
cloudy, cool, a few sprinkles along the way

June 4th, Seattle Park Dept. Senior Meet
Overcast, cool. We were lucky.

3000 meter RW
Judges: Jan Kavadas (head), Jim Fields, Carole Langenbach

Tommy Aunum M45+ 16:09.9
Bob Novak M55+ 16:15.8
Doug Ermini M45+ 17:08.1
Stan Chraminski M55+ 17:19.4
Bart Kale M45+ 17:37.6
Bev LaVeck F65+ 18:42.1
Mitchy Young M40+ 19:51.6
Paul Kaald M70+ 21:13.6

1500 meters (some generous judging)
Tommy Aunum M45+ 7:45.0
Doug Ermini M45+ 7:51.0
Ann Tuberg W45+ 8:19.8
Mitchy Young M40+ 8:53.3
Sally McMillan W40+ 10:08.0
Paul Kaald M70+ 10:44.2
James Fricke M60+ 11:04.8
Shirley Fricke W60+ 12:35.5
Chuck King M80+ 14:55.0

May 14th, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. A nice morning with some wind but good conditions and even a bit warm when the sun came out. Bob Novak was under the weather so skipped this and his projected race in Riverside, Cal. We had a good turnout as several walkers from last month's clinic did their first racewalk race. Congratulations Del, Bob, and Kelly. Also joining us was Gordon who has been walking for a while but just decided to hook up with our group. My sore foot is responding to new orthotics so I'm hoping to train pain free soon. Today's race was faster than I expected and it's amazing what happens when you can focus on walking versus pain... Ann also had a cold today and Joslyn suffered from lack of training syndrome.

Stan Chraminski, 57, 25:42
Coco Beuchet, 56, 28:44

Ann Tuberg, 45, 29:33
Gordon Hartwig, 61, 29:51
Joslyn Slaughter, 45, 31:29
Gregg Whitcomb, 56, 33:35
Del Tingwall, 71, 34:33
Bob Heidenrich, 69, 36:24
Kelly  Bono, 45, 39:28

From: George Opsahl - Results: USATF Northwest Masters Regional & Pacific NW Open10K
Racewalk, April 16, 2005

The USATF Northwest Masters Regional and Pacific NW Association Open
10KM Racewalk was held on April 16, 2005. The racewalk was held at
West Seattle WA. The race is held a few days before or a few days
after Bev LaVeck's birthday. This year the race was held a few days
before Bev's birthday. This racewalk is also known as the Bev LaVeck
Birthday Party 10KM Racewalk. After the race, Bev also provides
lunch and cake for judges, volunteers, participants, spectators and
everyone else.

The race was held at the West Seattle Stadium on an excellent 400
meter track. This year was the first time in many years that there
was rain during the race. The weather at the 10:00 AM start time was
very cloudy, raining, windy and cold. The temperature at the start
time was 43 F (6 C). Although the competitors wore only shorts and a
shirt, the competitors quickly warmed up. However, the judges,
volunteers and spectators were the people that really suffered during
the race.

Jarad Swehosky led from the start to finish while Bob Novak and Tommy
Aunan had a great race for second. The finishers and their times are:

Women:
1) Bev LaVeck, 68, Mazama WA, 1:06:36.90
2) Carol Wilkinson, 55, Kenniwick WA, 1:08:14.40
3) Darlene Backlund, 59, Redmond OR, 1:10:28.07

Men:
1) Jarad Swehosky, 17, Stayton OR, 0:49:32.30
2) Tommy Aunan, 46, Bellevue WA, 0:56:48.40
3) Bob Novak, 55, Seattle WA, 0:57:00.90
4) George Opsahl, 63, Lake Oswego OR, 1:00:00.40
5) John Backlund, 65, Redmond OR, 1:02:42.40
6) Doug Ermini, 47, Bellingham WA, 1:03:42.50
7) Mitchell Young, 41, Carnation WA, 1:07:50.30
8) Dick Vaughn, 76, Gresham OR, 1:11:27.10

Judges:
Lawrie Robertson, chief
Jan Kavadas
Gwen Robertson
Bill Hickman

April 9th, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. A nice morning with good conditions. Bob graciously walked with me for the company.

Bob Novak, 56, 26:47
Stan Chraminski, 57, 26:47
Ann Tuberg, 45, 28:22
Mitchy Young, 41, 29:30 (PR)
Joslyn Slaughter, 45, 30:04
Gregg Whitcomb, 56, 34:00

March 13, National Indoor Championships 3K, Nampa, Idaho (Local finishers)

Bart Kale, 17:56, 3rd, 45-49 age group
Cathy Henley, 16:52, 1st, 45-49 age group
Bev LaVeck, 19:15, 1st, 65-69 age group

March 12, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. Cool and windy with a low turnout due to the meet in Boise.

Stan Chraminski, 57, 26:48
Mitchy Young, 41, 30:41
Gregg Whitcomb, 55, 33:10

February 12, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. Cool with some rain before and after our race.

Bob Novak, 55, 25:30
Stan Chraminski, 57, 25:42
Ann Tuberg, 44, 27:42
Coco Beuchet, 56, 28:2
Richard Zerbe, 66, 29:35
Gregg Whitcomb, 55, 34:10

Bart went past Bob and me about mile 2 but his form was ragged as he emphasized speed over form to get some work in before the Indoors in Idaho. He graciously declined to take the victory after I unofficially dq'd him and was glad to know what to work on before he gets into judged races. Had four ladies attend the clinic, several of them tri-athletes looking for an alternative to running.

January 8, Second Saturday Racewalk, Green Lake, Seattle, Unjudged. We missed the predicted snow but it was mid-thirty degrees with a few sprinkles so most used it for a good tempo workout after a hard race in December in good conditions.

Bob Novak, 55, 26:49
Stan Chraminski, 57, 26:49
Bart Kale, 48, 28:29 (Getting ready to head to Arizona the next day for Mariner's Baseball Fantasy camp where he'll play ball for a week and not pull too many muscles)
Joslyn Slaughter, 45, 30:02
Mitchy Young, 41, 31:18, first race with us so a PR although he has walked a marathon.
Bonnie, 40's, 34:13, another new walker who recently completed the Seattle Marathon walking.

What's with all the new walkers doing marathons and us old hands having trouble gearing up for even a half? What do they know we don't or vice versa? Probably makes a difference if we consider it a race at all out speed versus finishing and actually enjoying the experience. I know I've had a sore foot for the past year limiting my mileage somewhat but it's more laziness and lack of desire than other drawbacks. Ah, nice to have youth (it's all relative in our mainly masters sport) and enthusiasm. Maybe the enthusiasm is a good goal for the New Year.

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2004 Results

December 11, 2004 Second Saturday Race, 2.8 Miles, Unjudged. Great conditions -- sunny and mild.

Bob Novak 24:45 (pushed by Kathy all the way)
Kathy Henley 25:00 (a PR, I presume)
Coco Beuchet 26:35
Ann Tuberg 27:37
Richard Zerbe 29:10
Joslyn Slaughter 29:18
Susan Hesselgrave 33:18

November 14, 2004 Second Saturday Race, 2.8 Miles, Unjudged. A cool and but calm morning. Our NY visitor, Shawn Frederick, set the pace to some fast times.

Shawn Frederick, 51, 24:16
Bob Novak, 55, 24:37
Stan Chraminski, 57, 25:06
Bart Kale, 48, 25:18
Coco Beuchet, 55, 27:06
Richard Zerbe, 65, 27:47
Ann Tuberg, 44, 27:54
Gregg Whitcomb, 55, 32:35
Joslyn Slaughter, 45, 33:01 (sick with a cold)

October 9, 2004. National 5K Road Championship, Kingsport , TN.
Bart Kale finished 4th in his age group with his second fastest judged 5K in 29:21.

October 9, 2004 Second Saturday Race, 2.8 Miles, Unjudged. A cool and windy morning. Coco was the star of the day with a Personal Best under those conditions. Stephanie did her first race with nice form. Bob and I shielded her from the wind we figure – see, drafting does work in racewalking. Stephanie did her first race with nice form.

Bob Novak, 55, 25:58
Stan Chraminski, 56, 25:58
Coco Beuchet, 55, 26:04
Ann Tuberg, 44, 28:04
Joslyn Slaughter, 45, 28:05
Gregg Whitcomb, 55, 32:05 9 (Coming back after his knee surgery)
Stephanie Tatem-Murphy, 36, 36:06 (First race)
Rahn Lieberman, 35, 36:37

The One Hour Postal Racewalk was held in Portland Oregon on Sunday September 12, 2004. The one hour
racewalk was held on the 400 meter track at Jefferson High School in Portland. A portion of the entry fee
was a fund-raiser for youth racewalking in the Portland area. Two youth clubs that participated in
the event - the Inner City Steppers and the River City Track Club - will divide the proceeds raised.

The weather at the 9:30 AM start time was partly cloudy sky, a light swirling breeze, moderate
humidity, and a temperature of 68 F (20 C). Twenty minutes into the race, the sky cleared. Please note
that there was no snow this year. The finishers and their distances were:

Men

1) Pat Detloff, 52, Oregon City OR, 10,984.40 meters
2) Stan Chraminski, 56, Seattle WA, 10,614 meters
3) Bob Novak, 55, Seattle WA, 10,454 meters
4) Rob Frank, 52, Banks OR, 10,400 meters
5) Doug Ermini, 47, Bellingham WA, 10,234.60 meters
6) George Opsahl, 62, Lake Oswego OR, 10,129.96 meters
7) John Backlund, 64, Terrebonne OR, 9.925 meters
8) Ron MacPike, 72, Milwaukie OR, 8,863 meters
9) Gary Firestone, 52, Portland OR, 8513.55 meters
10) Dick Vaughn, 73, Portland OR, 8,492 meters
11) Joe Mallon, 83, Portland OR, 4,975 meters

Women

1) Coco Beuchet, 56, Edmonds WA, 9,065.60 meters
2) Bev LaVeck, 68, Mazama WA, 9,033.50 meters
3) Donna Lafayette, 62, Portland OR, 8,967 meters
4) Darlene Backlund, 59, Terrebonne OR, 8,412.5 meters

Judges:
Anne Whitaker (Chief)
Fred Seewerker
Margaret Seewerker
Doug VerMeer.

Sept. 11th, 2004, Second Saturday Race (SSR), 2.8 miles unjudged. A cool and windy morning with a decent turnout.

Corina Beuchet, 56, 27:25 (Tuning up for the hour walk the next day!)
Joslyn Slaughter, 45, 27:45
Richard Zerbe, 65, 28:19
Gregg Whitcomb, 55, 33:00 (Coming back from his knee surgery)
Rahn Lieberman, 35, 40:11

August 14th, 2004, Second Saturday Race (SSR), 2.8 miles unjudged. A warm morning with some clouds. Several fast times.

Stan Chraminski. , 56, 24:51
Doug Ermini, 47, 25:30 A nice walk for Doug who will be tough once he gets really back into shape.
Kathy Henley, 44, 25:36
Corina Beuchet, 56, 26:41 Another PR for Coco.
Joslyn Slaughter, 45, 27:21
Richard Zerbe, 65, 28:07
Ann Tuberg, 44, 28:20
Susan Hesselgrave, 46, 32:48 PR
Rahn Lieberman, 35, 39:11, a newer walket.
Joyce Landrum, 57, 44:36, Another new walker in her first event.

August 6th, 2004. U.S. Masters National Track and Field Championships, Decatur, Ill.
We only had  few NW representatives at the Nationals. Dick Zerbe led the group with a 3rd at the 5K with 30:02 in the 65-69 age group. He said he might had moved up a notch but lost track of his laps. Tommy Aunan, from Bellevue, who only seems to do out of town races, was 4th in 45-49 with 27:06. Bart Kale was 6th in the 45-49 with a time of 29:54.

July 23, Seattle Masters Classic, West Seattle Track.  A very warm morning of Seattle's hottest day of the year. Bob and I decided to finish together but missed by .04 seconds.

Bob Novak, 55, 27:41.63 Now has the age group record for this meet.
Stan Chraminski, 56, 27:41.67
George Opsahl, 62, 29:03:78
Cathy Henley, 44, 29:29.41
Doug Ermini, 47, 29:55.65
Ann Tuberg, 44, 30:45.48
Bart Kale, 48, 30:56.11
Joslyn Slaughter, 45, 31:57.52
Bev LaVeck, 68, 32:23.44
Coco Beuchet, 56, 33:07.62
Ron MacPike, 71, 33:54.35
Susan Hesselgrave, 46, 38:24.86
Dean Ingram, 65, 42:46.65.

July 10, 2004, Second Saturday Race (SSR), 2.8 miles unjudged. A nice cool day for July, 60 degrees, with only a slight breeze. We did have to contend with the milk carton derby at the south end of the lake and it cost us a few seconds of dodging and weaving. I started off too fast but then the rest chased me and got fast times. Guess we need to hire a rabbit.Bob and I are about right on pace for 27 flat 5K so hope we can break that at the 5K on the track in two weeks. I'm healthy to run again so will try and do the 5K run after the racewalk there. Hope they have two divisions so I have the break in between, not like last time where there was only 10 minutes to recover.

Stan Chraminski, 56, 24:25
Bob Novak, 55, 24:27
Bart Kale, 48, 25:00 (Bart mentioned I kept him the same age on the results for the past two years. Isn't racewalking wonderful. You never age.)
Kathy Henley, 44, 25:31 PR
John Backlund, 64, 26;34 ( Oregon)
Ann Tuberg, 44, 26:50
Corina Beuchet, 56, 26:53
Darlene Backlund, 58, 31:35
Susan Hesselgrave, 46, 33:37 (Kathy's sister, a new walker did a nice race.)

The USATF Hayward Classic 5KM racewalk was held on Saturday, June 26, 2004. The race was held on the excellent 400 meter track at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field. The weather at the 10:15 AM start time was sunny, relatively low humidity and a warm 76 F. The participants in the race were:

Women
1) Kelly Murphey-Glenn, 43, 27:53.27
2) Carmen Jackinsky, 41, 28:54.88
3) Donna Lafayette, 61, 32:57.73
4) Sally Warberg, 70, 39:32.12

Men
1) Pat Detloff, 52, 25:44.51
2) Tommy Aunan, 45, 26:48.91
3) Bob Novak, 55, 27:22.04
4) George Opsahl, 62, 28:23.33
5) Bart Kale, 48, 29:41.66
6) Doug VerMeer, 50, 29:47.25
7) Ron MacPike, 71, 32:59.75
8) Dick Vaughn, 73, 34:38.31

Judges:
Marie VerMeer, chief
Sue Laxs
Geoff Glenn

The USATF Portland Masters Classic 5000 meter racewalk was held on Saturday June 19, 2004. The site of the race was the excellent 400 meter track at Mt. Hood Community College which is located on the far east
side of the Portland Oregon area and close to the 11,230 foot Mt. Hood. The weather at the 11:15 AM
start time of race was a clear sky, no wind and a temperature of 78 F (26 C). The competitors were:

Women
1) Coco Beuchet, 56, Edmonds WA, 33:46.44
2) Darlene Backlund, 58, Torrebonne OR, 34:50.50
1 DQ

Men
1) Pat Detloff, 52, Oregon City OR, 26:15.89
2) Stan Chraminski, 56, Seattle WA, 27:21.58
3) Bob Novak, 55, Seattle WA, 27:31.37
4) George Opsahl, 62, Lake Oswego OR, 28:42.80
5) Rob Frank, 51, Banks OR, 29:10.26
6) John Backlund, 64, Terrebonne OR, 29:36.02
7) Bart Kale, 48, Des Moines WA, 30:08.46
8) Richard Zerbe, 65, Seattle WA, 33:17.28
9) Ron MacPike, 71, Milwaukie OR, 33:21.58
10) Dick Vaughn, 73, Portland OR, 34:58.68
Judges:
Doug VerMeer, Chief
Margaret Seewerker
Marie VerMeer

June 16, All-Comers Meet, Edmonds, WA. 1 Mile racewalk. A nice calm evening walk with weather just warm enough to stay loose and not overheat in a short race. Anne is a regular at these races but Bob and I did our first in years.

Stan Chraminski, 56, 8:19
Bob Novak, 55, 8:27
Ann Tuberg, 44, 8:52

June12, 2004, Second Saturday Race (SSR), 2.8 miles unjudged. A nice day with a little breeze and cooler temperatures.

Bob Novak, 55 and Stan Chraminski, 56, 24:59. Bob entered the same age group this week so we walked together again. Seems we save the competition for the official track races.
Bart Kale, 47, 25:03. Gained on the leaders with a strong finish.
Josyln Slaughter, 45, 27:59.
Emily Sinclair, 15, 32:36, a nice PR for our young walker.
Ron, 42:47 a new walker just getting started who finished his first race.
Phoebe Sinclair, 10, 11:44 for 1.05 miles.

June 5, 2004, West Seattle Masters Meet, 3K and 1500 meters. A little breezy but otherwise a nice morning. Most had a good race with Bart getting a PR. Kathy's husband took some nice race pictures. Click here. Race Photos.

Stan Chraminski, 55-59, 16:06
Bob Novak, 50-54, 16:15 Bob enters a new age group on June 9th. Happy Birthday.
Bart Kale, 45-49, 17:04, PR
Kathy Henley, 40-44, 17:13, PR a nice race for this new racewalker from Bellingham
Ann Tuberg, 40-44, 17:36, coming back well from foot surgery.
Josyln Slaughter, 45-49, 18:17
Bev LaVeck, 65-69, 19:20
Gilbert Craig, 65-69, 25:18

1500 Meters
Richard Zerbe, 65-69, 9:15, Richard warmed down by winning the men's 60 plus 100 meter dash.

May 8, 2004, Second Saturday Race (SSR), 2.8 miles unjudged. A nice day at the lake with a perfect temperature - cool but warm enough to stay loose. Most walked their PR for the year. The good competition helped too as Bob and I pushed each other well to a tie and there were several other close finishes. We had two Bellingham rw's attend as Doug Ermini and Kathy Henley attended their first SSR. Also, Phoebe, Emily's 10 year old sister, did part of the course to prep for a later 1500 meter race.

Bob Novak, 55 and Stan Chraminski, 56, 24:39, (8:48 pace)
Bart Kale, 47, 26:10, (9:20 pace)
Doug Ermini, 46, 26:20, (9:25 pace)
Kathy Henley, 44, 27:02, (9:40 pace)
Joslyn Slaughter, 45, 27:10, (9:42 pace)
Corina Beuchet, 56, 27:24, (9:47 pace)
Ann Tuberg, 44, 27:36, (9:51 pace) Recovering well from her toe surgery.
Richard Zerbe, 65, 28:21, (10:07 pace)
Jesse Roper, 32, 31:48, (11:21 pace) A nice improvement in her second race.

Saturday April 24, 2004, USATF Pacific Northwest 10 KM Racewalk Championship.
(Compliments of George Opsahl) Since each year, Bev LaVeck is the race
director and she has her birthday close to the race day, this event
is fondly referred to as the Bev LaVeck Birthday 10 KM Racewalk
Championship.

The race was held in West Seattle WA on the 400 meter West Seattle
Stadium track. The weather at the 10:00 AM start time was 50 F (10
C), mostly sunny with a light breeze coming toward the participants
on the back side of the track. Half way through the race, the sky
became a sunny azure blue cloudless sky. There were very close races
between Doug Ermini and John Backlund as well as Dick Zerbe and Ron
MacPike. The 10KM finishers and their times were:

Women:
1) Joslyn Slaughter, 45, Seattle WA, Pacific Pacers, 1:03:57.7
2) Bev LaVeck, 68, Mazama WA, Pacific Pacers, 1:06:43.2
3) Carol Wilkinson, 54, Kennewick WA, Inland RW, 1:07:15.7
4) Coco Beuchet, 56, Edmunds WA, Pacific Pacers, 1:08:01.0

Men:
1) Bob Novak, 54, Seattle WA, Pacific Pacers, 57:36.4
2) George Opsahl, 62, Lake Oswego OR, Racewalkers NW, 59:24.4
3) Doug Ermini, 46, Bellingham WA, Pacific Pacers, 1:00:25.3
4) John Backlund, 64, Terreborne OR, Racewalkers NW, 1:00:26.8
5) Dick Zerbe, 65, Seattle WA, Pacific Pacers, 1:07:46.7
6) Ron MacPike, 71, Milwaukie OR, Racewalkers NW, 1:07:47.5
7) Bart Kale, 47, Des Moines WA, Pacific Pacers, 1:10:04.4
8) Dick Vaughn, 73, Gresham OR, Racewalkers NW, 1:13:11.5

In addition to the 10KM participants, Ann Tuberg, 44, (from Lake
Forest Park WA with Pacific Pacers) who is recovering from toe
surgery participated in the race for a distance of 5KM. Her time was
32:12.4

Judges:
Darlene Hickman, Chief Judge
William Hickman
Kari Miles
Bob Wilson

After the race, Bev LaVeck continued her birthday celebration which
was two days earlier by providing food and cake for the participants
and volunteers.

Richard Zerbe
took a trip to Arizona in February and shares these results. I did a 1 minute 46 second racewalk quarter in AZ and was told it was a record though I don't know exactly what kind. I won my age group and was second by only 3/10's of a second to a 53 year old. The conditions were very bad, raining, cold (45 degrees) and windy. I went all out in the 400 so had little left for the 1500 racewalk - as you know endurance is not my strong point. I did about 9 min and 30 seconds which was also good enough for a win. The timers didn't work and the judging was loose so I can't say if I was completely legal or not. (Wow, that's a fast 1/4).

April 10th, 2004, Second Saturday Race (SSR), 2.8 miles unjudged. Nice day but almost a little too warm. No one seemed to do a fast time. Had several newcomers. Welcome to Emily and Jesse on their first SSR race. Bob was under the weather so with no one to push me, I was slower then last month, not a good trend. Maybe it was the 6:31 pace I ran around the lake course on Tuesday? Does it take more than 3 days to recover? Darn this old age is getting to be hell. Gregg had his knee injured when a skier ran into him on the slopes and had surgery so it will be the summer until we see him out again. Get well quick Gregg.

Stan Chraminski, 56, 25:07, (8:59 pace)
Bart Kale, 47, 26:29, (9:28 pace) Lots of racing so took it easy.
Bob Novak, 54, 17:04, (9:40 pace). Suffering from a cold so took it easy.
Joslyn Slaughter, 45, 27:38, (9:52 pace)
Richard Zerbe, 65, 29:10, (10:25 pace)
Ann Tuberg, 44, 29:19, (10:28 pace) Recovering well from foot surgery but still some pain.
Emily Sinclair, 15, 34:40, (12:23 pace) Starting to train for Junior competition. Nice smooth form. Great to have a young walker in the group.
Jesse Roper, 32, 34:40, (12:23 pace) Just learned to racewalk the month before through our clinic and looking good already.

March 13, 2004, Idaho Indoor Masters Meet, Nampa, Idaho, 3 K, Judged

Bob Novak, 16:20, (8:51 pace) First overall of 4 person field.
Bart Kale, 18:29, (9:49 pace)
Bev Laveck, 19:23, (10:21 pace)

March 13, 2004, Second Saturday Race (SSR), 2.8 miles unjudged.

Cool but nice. Rachel's last race but we welcomed Coco Beuchet who just moved here from San Francisco. Bart and Bob were away racing indoors in Nampa, Idaho.

Stan Chraminski, (56), 24:58 (8:55 pace)
Joslyn Slaughter, (45), 27:58, (9:59 pace) She has the just under 10 pace down pat.
Coco Beucher, (55), 29:52, (10:40 pace)
Rachel Zajano, (30), 31:57, (11:25 pace)
Ann Tuborg, (44), 32:38, (11:38 pace) Just getting back from toe surgery that should let her walk pain free soon.

February 14th, 2004, Second Saturday Race (SSR), 2.8 miles unjudged.

Another nice day for racing. Main news is that this was Rachel's next to last race as she is moving to Wales, UK, across the water in a few weeks. They racewalk there don't they?

Bob Novak, (54), 24:54 (8:53 pace)
Stan Chraminski, (56), 25:08, (8:59 pace)
Bart Kale, (47), 26:48, (9:30 pace) Had to stop and tie his shoe.
Joslyn Slaughter, (45), 27:56, (9:59 pace)
Rachel Zajano, (30), 31:21 (11:13 pace)
Gregg Whitcomb, (55), 32:18 (11:32 pace)

January 10, 2004 Second Saturday Race (SSR), 2.8 miles unjudged.

A nice warmer morning after the cold and snow of the past week. With the poor weather recently no one was really race fit except Bart who has been doing running races. Most took it as a good workout. Ann is having toe surgery in two weeks to remove some bone spurs. We hope to see her back about when the weather improves. Rachel was under the weather today but hung in there well.

Bart Kale, (47), 25:45 (9:12 pace)
Bob Novak, (54) 25:46 (same)
Stan Chraminski, (56) 25:46 (same)
Ann Tuberg, (44) 28:28 (10:10)
Joslyn Slaughter, (45) 28:47 (10:17)
Dick Zerbe, (65) 28:28 (10:20)
Rachel Zajano, (30) 31:12 (11:09)

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2003 Results

December 13 - SSR at Green Lake, Unjudged. 2.8 miles. Cold and breezy although the rain held off after an early morning soaking. Mainly a good tempo walk for those who made it.

Bob Novak, 54, 26:38 (9:28 pace)
Stan Chraminski, 56, 26:28
Ann Tuberg, 43, 28:39 (9:14 pace)
Richard Zerbe, 65, 30:30, (10:53 pace)
Gregg Whitcomb, 55 , 32:12, (11:30 pace)

November 8th, SSR at Green Lake. Unjudged. 2.8 miles. Nice cool calm day, a bonus day for November. Ann did a fast pace as she and Tammy had a good battle. Joslyn had her fastest time of the year. Dave, a new walker but a top local runner, did his first SSR at a fast 10:30 pace.

Bob Novak, 54, 25:00 (8:56 pace)
Stan Chraminski, 56, 25:09 (8:59 pace)
Bart Kale, 47, 25:28 (9:06 pace)
Tammy Corley, 39, 27:08 (9:41 pace)
Ann Tuberg, 43, 27:08 (9:41 pace)
Joslyn Slaughter, 29:08 (10:25 pace)
Dave Pitkethly, 67, 29:26 (10:31 pace)

Rachel Z. walked a nine minute improvement from last year at the 5 Mile racewalk held in conjunction with the Portland Marathon on Oct. 5th. Her time was a speedy 54:24, 10:52 pace, a nice entry into the 30 age group.

October 4th, SSR at Green Lake. Unjudged. 2.8 miles. Nice cool calm day. Bob and I did a nice tempo walk at hour pace and Bart wanted to get the mileage in.

Bob Novak, 54, 25:04, (8:57 pace)
Stan Chraminski, 55, 25:04, (8:57 pace)
Bart Kale, 47, 29:05, (10:23 pace)

Bart K. went to Tennessee and walked the National road 5K championship in 30:24. He was disappointed in his time but the race was well run as usual.

September 13, SSR at Green Lake. Unjudged. 2.8 miles. Nice day, in the 60's with little wind. Several seasonal bests today. We welcomed Tammie Corley, a former Washington resident who lived in Florida for 17 years and is now back home. She looks like a fast new addition to our walking group.

Stan Chraminski, 55, 24:25 (8:43 pace), 2003 PR
Bob Novak, 54, 24:39, (8:47 pace)
Tammie Corley, 39, 28:01 (10:00 pace), 1st race here.
Ann Tuberg, 43, 28:11, (10:04 pace)
Rachel Zajano, 30, 30:49 (11:00 pace) (Celebrated turning 30 with a nice P.R.)

I (Stan C.) racewalked the Super Jock n' Jill half-marathon Sept. 1st in 2:04:45 (9:31 pace). It was a fair course on a warm morning although the middle section went up and down several times through the UW Bothell campus. The last 3 miles were flat along the river trail as were the first 5-6 miles. They also have a 4 mile race. There used to be a racewalk division in this race however our numbers have dwindled and I was the only racewalker in the run although Simon walked the race in the walk division. Unofficial reports have Steve Frederickson passing him at about 11 miles. Steve went on to finish in 2:14 so Simon was probably in the 2:15 range.

National Masters Track and Field Championships, Eugene, Oregon, August 7-10.

The weather in Eugene was cooler than expected, making for some good racing. The 5Ks were held on the Hayward Field track on Friday morning with 6 separate races by age groups. Bev was first out of the blocks at 8 am and smoked the field in the women's 65-89 race. She took the lead and gradually pulled away for the win, setting an age 67 record in te process.

Bob Novak and I were in the 10:15 race, men's 50-59. One side of the track was still in the shade so conditions were good. We walked our best 5Ks of the year which held up for 4th place for both of us in our age groups.

Bart Kale raced last at 11:40 am in the men's 30-49 group. He held on for 5th in a very competitive race but gained some notoriety when he stubbed his toe and took a header about 10 feet short of the finish line. He got up and did the last few steps to finish to the crowd's applause and his own embarassment.

In the 10K on the road on Sunday, only Bob and I from the Pacers competed. The women's race was at 8 am and the men's at 10:30. The course was a 1K loop back and forth in front of Hayward field. There was a fast start but Bob and I paced it well and passed quite a few walkers as I finished 4th (again) and Bob was 5th this time.

5K, August 8th
Stan Chraminski, 26:49 (8:38 pace), 4th, 55-59
Bob Novak, 26:58 (8:42 pace), 4th, 50-54
Bart Kale, 30:36, (9:53 pace), 5th, 45-49
Bev LaVeck, 30:48 (9:56 pace), 1st, 65-69
Dick Zerbe, 32:37 (10:30 pace), 5th, 60-64 (4th U.S.)

10K, August 10th
Stan, 55:48 (9:00 pace), 4th, 55-59
Bob, 56:28 (9:06 pace), 5th, 50-54

West Seattle Race, July 26th. A reasonably cool morning considering the hot recent weather.

1) Bob Novak, M54, Seattle WA, Pacific Pacers, 27:08.10
2) George Opsahl, M61, Lake Oswego OR, Racewalkers NW, 28:19.39
3) Bart Kale, M47, Des Moines WA, Pacific Pacers, 31:02.08
4) Bev LaVeck, W67, Mazama WA, Pacific Pacers, 31:40.66
5) Dick Zerbe, M64, Seattle WA, Pacific Pacers, 33:31.10
6) Paul Kaald, M70, Issaquah WA, Pacific Pacers, 34:03.56
7) Selwyn Singh, M25, Mountlake Terrace WA, Pacific Pacers, 35:24.75

July 12. SSR at Green Lake. Unjudged. 2.8 miles. A decent day at the lake with some clouds and 60's temperature.

Bob Novak, 54, 24:38 (8:47 pace)
Stan Chraminski, 55, 24:43 (8:49 pace)
Bart Kale, 46, 26:23 (9:45 pace)
Ann Tuberg, 43, 27:18 (9:56 pace)
Richard Zerbe, 64, 30:18 (10:49 pace)
Times verify that Everett race had something unusual going on as Bob and I were 10 seconds a mile faster today.

Everett Yankee Doodle Dash, July 4, 5K, Unjudged

Bob Novak, 27:39 (8:55 pace)
Stan Chraminski, 27:54 (9:00)
Times are slow for some unaccountable reason. Course was rolling but seemed fair, yet we walked slower than the 1st 5K of our last 10K.

June 15. SSR at Green Lake. Unjudged. 2.8 miles. Nice warm day.

Stan Chraminski, 55, 25:45
Bart Kale, 47, 26:05
Dick Zerbe, 64, 30:04
Gregg Whitcomb, 55, 30:27
Rachel Zajano, 29, 31:41 (P.R.)

June 7, West Seattle Parks Meet. Very hot on the track, in 90's.

1500 Meters racewalk (.932 Miles)
Selwyn Singh, M25, 9:41.1
Gilbert Craig, M60, 12:55.1

3000 Meter racewalk (1.86 Miles)
Stan Chraminski, M55, 16:13.3
Bob Novak, M50, 16:20.4
Ann Tuberg, W40, 17:36.7
Bart Kale, M45, 18:13.2
Bev LaVeck, W65, 18:19.6
Penny Vale, W35, 19:01.4
Paul Kaald, M70, 20:30.7

May 10. SSR at Green Lake. 2.8 Miles. Unjudged. Cool and calm.

Stan Chraminski, M55, 24:28
Bob Novak, M53, 24:30
Ann Tuberg, F43, 28:39
Gregg Whitcomb, M55, 30:43

USATF 10K Racewalk NW Regional Championships, April 19, 2003.
Seattle,Washington

Karen Foan, F23, 48:41.8
Eric Smith, M20, 52:07.2
Gerry Dragomir, M51, 52:07.3
Stan Chraminski, M55, 55:47.7
Kelly Murphy-Glenn, F42, 56:14.8
Bob Novak, M53, 56:34.5
Mary Snyder, F51, 58:48.9
Ann Gerhardt, F51, 59:22.8
Ann Tuberg, F43, 59:25.3
Doug VerMeer, M49, 1:00:03.9
George Upsahl, M61, 1:00:58.4
Ron MacPike, M70, 1:08:50.4
Faune Johnson, F54, 1:11:09.5
Richard Zerbe, M64, 1:11:35.1

Feb. 8, SSR at Green Lake. 2.8 Miles. Cold but calm day.

Stan Chraminski 24:57
Bob Novak 24:59
AnnTuberg 27:48
Bart Kale 30:15
Joslyn Slaughter 30:36
Rachel Zajano 32:00 (PR)

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