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2013 ESCAPE -2- PU'UHONUA RESULTS

FRIDAY, MAY 3,2013 I WEST HAWAII TODAY
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Great day for an" Escape"
Team Mango Races hosted its first Escape -2- Pu'uhonua on Sunday, with the training
triathlon taking the place of the Captain Cook Challenge. Because of safety hazards, race
organizers could not use the Captain Cook Challenge race course. The course for
Escape -2- Pu'uhonua included a running start to the water for a, 1/3-mile swim in
Honaunau Bay, a two-mile run on the Alaloa Trail, a 21-mile bike ride (two laps, 2,000-foot
climb) up Napoopoo Road and a four-mile run on Old Government Road. The race started
and finished at Two-Step near the entrance to Honaunau Bay. The day was beautiful:
clear skies, glassy ocean in the bay and very little wind. As the morning went on, the heat
intensified and made it a good challenge for all the athletes. Jamie Van Dyke set tlie
mark for the 1/3-mile swim with a time of 14 minutes, 11seconds. Chris Prater had the
fastest split on the difficult two-mile trail run at 16:01, and Kym Kiser finished the hilly bike
course with a top time ofl:08:29. Nate Grocholski holds the four-mile run course record of
28:28. Overall, Sylvia Ravaglia waltzed her way into first place, completing the entire
course in 2:16:33. Grant Miller was close behind to claim second place with a total time of
2:17:07. Chris Prater rounded out the top three with a time of2:20:09. Kris Kiser (one lap
on the bike course) took third for the men at 2:22:22. Linda Hallinger finished second for
the women (2:53:48), and Kelly Hudik was third (2:55:03). The team of Robert Puaokalani,
Kym Kiser and Serena Chamberlain finished first for the relays. The three athletes worked
together to finish the course in 2:20:09. The team of Jamie Van Dyke, Shirley Van Dyke,
Ben Van Dyke and Danielle Daem earned took second (2:26:56) while Dave Pratt, Shirley
Pratt and Paola Soto (2:35:36) were third. Congratulations to all who competed in the
Escape -2- Puuhonua. Mahalo to all the volunteers who helped put this race on. We hope
to see you all next year racing again. On Saturday, the Cinco de Mayo Splash kicks off the
Big Island's triple crown of swimming (the Hapuna Roughwater Swim and the King's
Swim complete the series). The one-mile ocean swim will take place at 8 a.m. at
Anaehoomalu Bay. Race registration is now $25 for swimmers age 10 and up and $20 for
children age 9 and under. To register, drop off your application form and fee at Bike
Works Kona or Bike Works Beach & Sport in Waikoloa. Organizers will offer race day
registration near Anaehoomalu Bay. , On May 12, Frozen Pea . Productions will host its
Polar Bear's Pinto Bean and Pinata Biathlon training race at 8:03 a.m. Hawaiian Time near
Kailua Pier. The race will feature a 3/4-mile swim and a 3.1-mile run. A shorter course
includes a 200-yard swim and a one-mile run. Participants are encouraged to form relays.
As always, snorkels, fins, masks and jogging strollers are all welcome on the course.
Hope to see you all out there. Until next time, happy training.
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