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Colbert Autumn Clasic

Mhockersmith@lightening-isp.com


Mhockersmith@lightening-isp.com

Colbert Autumn Classic Half Marathon

Can't A Guy Get A Drink!

The fall races are at a time when the weather has usually cooled a bit and are low key. You don't have to worry about things that you would in big races like if you have properly tied your shoe strings. Well, this year has been a little different with hot dry weather that still has not stopped and I set in motion a string of events that could have been life threatening.

It started the day before the half marathon when I went up on our hill with a friend to get fire wood. As I said, the weather has been hot and dry. Friday was no acception with the temp. near 95 degrees. I had two small bottles of water and we couldn't even move out there without breaking into a sweat. I gave one bottle to my friend (Asa) and I drank the other.

Now you need to remember that I am running a half marathon the next day! I hadn't forgot but I am a Team Messiah member. What I mean by that is the fact that we have been known to do some rather crazy stunts the day before a race. Well, the next morning I hop out of bed and get dressed. My wife and daughter are going with me and also a friend of the family (Rachel Goodell). I did drink a cup of coffee in the morning but that is not the ideal fluid to hydrate yourself with. At the race, I was in a hurry to check in and get ready to run. I don't think I even got a drink.

I think you are begining to get the picture. The start of the race was fine. Still cool and early in the morning but things were begining to heat up. Four miles in and still no water stop? I think someone messed up. Finally at 6 miles I grab a cup of water but this is a race and I barely get two swallows. The coarse is hilly and the sun is now beating down. At about 8 miles we start up a long hill and it is the undoing of a lot of the runners around me. Even I am walking on the steep parts. I wanted to really push the last 5k of the race but my muscles are trying to cramp. This should have been another warning sign to me but I press on to the finish and look for the water. Once again the small glasses and it is not long before they run out of water completly.

My wife shows up and I grab a diet pop as we head out. I didn't feel too hot but we go to look at running shoes so I am soon distracted by the deals we can make on these shoes! I pick up a pare of track shoes for only five dollars! As we leave the store once again I feel very sick and want to go any where to get a drink of water. By now it is to late. I pass out in the car and brake out in a cold sweat. My wife sees what is happening and turns off at a near by hospital. I come back around and once again beg for a glass of water. I got my drink alright, but not the way I wanted it.

Five leters of interveinious fluid later I am starting to look more like my old self but I still didn't get that drink. I did drink about half a small pop and they let me go.

As I look back on this, I can see all my mistakes. I am glad that my wife was with me and that she was driving. It could have been much more disasterous of a day if I had colapsed any where else. Praise the lord for watching over me even when I am doing something rather stupid, like not drinking at a big race!



Race Results
Colbert Autumn Classic Half Marathon
October 4, 2003
Spokane, WA
Half Marathon






                             AGE-GROUP RESULTS
                          COLBERT AUTUMN CLASSIC -  HALF MARATHON
                        Spokane, WA October 4 2003
Overall Male: Chris Stelzer   1:14:50
Overall Female: Gayle Jacklin 1:25:38

                          Male Age Group:  1 - 19
    1 Steve Vandenburg    1:23:10 
    2 Eric Mendoza        1:34:05 
                         Female Age Group:  1 - 19
    1 Alix Herr           1:47:41 
    2 Courtney Hughes     2:05:43 
                         Male Age Group:  20 - 29
    1 Dave Feinberg       1:28:14 
    2 Michael Lee         1:28:55 
    3 Zach Hill           1:32:21 
    4 Lyle Martin         1:53:25 
    5 Ben Vangerpen       1:53:50 
    6 Mark Kriz           1:55:15 
    7 Switzer Rogers      1:55:33 
    8 Tony Destefano      2:02:25 
                        Female Age Group:  20 - 29
    1 Holly Weiler        1:34:12 
    2 Karie Cardon        1:37:08 
    3 Jaqui Cullen        1:44:27 
    4 Melinda Clerget     1:50:09 
    5 Laura Morin         1:53:37 
    6 Amy Hill            1:55:29 
    7 Heidi Kriz          1:59:50 
    8 Hannah Dura         2:21:00 
    9 Kristin Haeger      2:23:47 
                         Male Age Group:  30 - 39
    1 Michael Bergquist   1:18:40 
    2 Matt Nelson         1:23:15 
    3 Mark Becker         1:27:42 
    4 Paul Nelson         1:33:33 
    5 Paul Gilchrist      1:35:53 
    6 Fred Holmes         1:36:47 
    7 Steven Tabacek      1:37:10 
    8 David Takeshita     1:38:00 
    9 Richard Schade      1:41:24 
   10 Daryl Reames        1:43:37 
   11 Jeff Bierman        1:43:41 
   12 Patrick Ehrbar      1:45:22 
   13 David Lund          1:45:33 
   14 Kurt Olsen          1:47:09 
   15 Burke Mclean        1:51:58 
   16 Steve Fontaine      2:01:23 
   17 Erik Heilman        2:21:02 
                        Female Age Group:  30 - 39
    1 Christine Ohlsen    1:35:18 
    2 Shannon Overbay     1:44:23 
    3 Melinda Hoekema     1:47:28 
    4 Paula Korus         1:49:25 
    5 Jess Soco           1:49:47 
    6 Amy Massie          1:54:15 
    7 Lauriea Blume       1:54:55 
    8 Teri Venera         1:57:58 
    9 Jean Hunt           1:58:37 
   10 Shelley Crump       1:59:12 
   11 Terri Kennedy       1:59:46 
   12 Leslie Malloy       2:01:11 
   13 Laura Adams         2:02:17 
   14 Cherie Harrington   2:03:24 
   15 Traci Fontaine      2:07:42 
   16 Kathy Watts         2:11:14 
   17 Rita Dinaro         2:18:42 
   18 Paige Farby         2:30:50 
   19 Lynn Farias         2:34:51 
                         Male Age Group:  40 - 49
    1 Jeffrey Rahn        1:19:00 
    2 Bryan Schultz       1:24:08 
    3 Steve Waco          1:24:19 
    4 Rod Steadman        1:24:52 
    5 Andrew Kolman       1:27:26 
    6 Daniel Petek        1:28:27 
    7 Walter Mueller      1:29:31 
    8 Matt Holbert        1:30:26 
    9 Bill Funk           1:30:45 
   10 Larry Vandenburg    1:34:50 
   11 Craig Mccarthy      1:36:51 
   12 Steve Finley        1:38:02 
   13 David Hellenthal    1:38:30 
   14 Dennis Bunkers      1:38:36 
   15 Ron Haeger          1:43:54 
   16 Dan Swain           1:44:05 
   17 Patrick Warner      1:47:29 
   18 Randy Sather        1:47:42 
   19 Doug Kelley         1:50:05 
   20 Mike Hockersmith    1:52:48 
   21 Jerry Stevenson     1:53:26 
   22 George Engel        1:56:23 
   23 Lloyd Halpern       1:56:59 
   24 Louis Chavez        1:57:43 
   25 Mike Stegmann       2:00:14 
   26 Harold Mcnally      2:04:36 
   27 Bob Ness            2:05:53 
   28 Blake Nielsen       2:10:43 
   29 Kenneth Staudinger  2:19:16 
   30 Robert Wallis       2:26:46 
   31 Kenneth Williams    2:30:06 
                        Female Age Group:  40 - 49
    1 Annette Rahn        1:32:38 
    2 Robin Deruwe        1:34:41 
    3 Leann Dunning       1:42:28 
    4 Diana Thew          1:44:38 
    5 Diane Davis         1:50:27 
    6 Kathy Olsufka       1:50:35 
    7 Laurie Morley       1:53:43 
    8 Darcy Staudinger    1:54:29 
    9 Amy Johnson         1:54:39 
   10 Colleen Warner      1:56:18 
   11 Cheryl Gamache      1:56:21 
   12 Jacqueline Peluso   1:58:17 
   13 Pam Waco            2:00:20 
   14 Claudia Cook        2:00:45 
   15 Debbie Panther      2:05:41 
   16 Rhena Cooper        2:11:54 
   17 Kathy Kestell       2:13:12 
   18 Rose Priest         2:13:21 
   19 Lydia Munson        2:13:23 
   20 Becky Myers         2:20:03 
   21 Cathy Wallis        2:26:45 
                         Male Age Group:  50 - 59
    1 Steven Dean         1:21:13 
    2  Easy               1:31:36 
    3 Kenneth Dibble      1:36:32 
    4 Steven Jones        1:37:04 
    5 Steve Jacobs        1:41:50 
    6 Neil Felgenhauer    1:42:19 
    7 John Pierce         1:42:55 
    8 Jim Hoppe           1:43:02 
    9 Will Webb           1:53:54 
   10 Ed Lyons            1:55:06 
   11 John Hutchins       1:55:08 
   12 Will Aslin          1:55:20 
   13 Terry Schinzel      1:55:53 
   14 Gary Stanton        1:56:13 
   15 Jim Mcguffin        1:56:16 
   16 Al Olsen            1:56:47 
   17 Howard Sterner      1:57:26 
   18 Kim Warner          1:57:37 
   19 Robert Luhn         1:57:42 
   20 Ronald Friedly      1:59:56 
   21 Gary Miller         1:59:58 
   22 Dennis Doyle        2:04:19 
   23 Jim Destefano       2:05:19 
   24 David Irish         2:07:55 
                        Female Age Group:  50 - 59
    1 Stefanie Wilcox     1:46:30 
    2 Molly Ertel         1:50:20 
    3 Jane Davey          1:51:37 
    4 Terry Watanabe      1:59:39 
    5 Marti Thompsen      2:05:48 
    6 Marji Bobiak        2:31:02 
                         Male Age Group:  60 - 99
    1 Mark Olson          1:44:21 
    2 Robert Massie       1:51:51 
    3 Patrick Quinn       1:52:16 
    4 Bob Woods           2:07:30 
    5 Ralph Riddicck      2:07:45 
    6 Terry Thach         2:12:04 
    7 Henderson Cleaves   2:22:04 
    8 Dale Preedy         2:25:09 
                        Female Age Group:  60 - 99
    1 June Machala        1:54:10 
    2 Sharon Carroll      1:59:31 
    3 Sharlene Lundal     2:12:12 







                          COLBERT AUTUMN CLASSIC -  HALF MARATHON
                        Spokane, WA October 4 2003
 
Place Name                Age Se Time    
===== =================== === == ======= 
    1 Chris Stelzer        30 M  1:14:50 
    2 Michael Bergquist    30 M  1:18:40 
    3 Jeffrey Rahn         44 M  1:19:00 
    4 Steven Dean          53 M  1:21:13 
    5 Steve Vandenburg     17 M  1:23:10 
    6 Matt Nelson          33 M  1:23:15 
    7 Bryan Schultz        42 M  1:24:08 
    8 Steve Waco           44 M  1:24:19 
    9 Rod Steadman         42 M  1:24:52 
   10 Gayle Jacklin        39 F  1:25:38 
   11 Andrew Kolman        40 M  1:27:26 
   12 Mark Becker          36 M  1:27:42 
   13 Dave Feinberg        28 M  1:28:14 
   14 Daniel Petek         48 M  1:28:27 
   15 Michael Lee          27 M  1:28:55 
   16 Walter Mueller       43 M  1:29:31 
   17 Matt Holbert         44 M  1:30:26 
   18 Bill Funk            49 M  1:30:45 
   19  Easy                54 M  1:31:36 
   20 Zach Hill            26 M  1:32:21 
   21 Annette Rahn         42 F  1:32:38 
   22 Paul Nelson          39 M  1:33:33 
   23 Eric Mendoza         19 M  1:34:05 
   24 Holly Weiler         25 F  1:34:12 
   25 Robin Deruwe         40 F  1:34:41 
   26 Larry Vandenburg     49 M  1:34:50 
   27 Christine Ohlsen     38 F  1:35:18 
   28 Paul Gilchrist       30 M  1:35:53 
   29 Kenneth Dibble       51 M  1:36:32 
   30 Fred Holmes          33 M  1:36:47 
   31 Craig MCarthy       43 M  1:36:51 
   32 Steven Jones         55 M  1:37:04 
   33 Karie Cardon         27 F  1:37:08 
   34 Steven Tabacek       39 M  1:37:10 
   35 David Takeshita      33 M  1:38:00 
   36 Steve Finley         41 M  1:38:02 
   37 David Hellenthal     42 M  1:38:30 
   38 Dennis Bunkers       48 M  1:38:36 
   39 Richard Schade       37 M  1:41:24 
   40 Steve Jacobs         51 M  1:41:50 
   41 Neil Felgenhauer     57 M  1:42:19 
   42 Leann Dunning        42 F  1:42:28 
   43 John Pierce          55 M  1:42:55 
   44 Jim Hoppe            56 M  1:43:02 
   45 Daryl Reames         34 M  1:43:37 
   46 Jeff Bierman         35 M  1:43:41 
   47 Ron Haeger           49 M  1:43:54 
   48 Dan Swain            41 M  1:44:05 
   49 Mark Olson           60 M  1:44:21 
   50 Shannon Overbay      33 F  1:44:23                                                                    
   51 Jaqui Cullen         26 F  1:44:27 
   52 Diana Thew           42 F  1:44:38 
   53 Patrick Ehrbar       30 M  1:45:22 
   54 David Lund           31 M  1:45:33 
   55 Stefanie Wilcox      51 F  1:46:30 
   56 Kurt Olsen           35 M  1:47:09 
   57 Melinda Hoekema      39 F  1:47:28 
   58 Patrick Warner       47 M  1:47:29 
   59 Alix Herr            19 F  1:47:41 
   60 Randy Sather         46 M  1:47:42 
   61 Paula Korus          39 F  1:49:25 
   62 Jess Soco            37 F  1:49:47 
   63 Doug Kelley          49 M  1:50:05 
   64 Melinda Clerget      27 F  1:50:09 
   65 Molly Ertel          51 F  1:50:20 
   66 Diane Davis          43 F  1:50:27 
   67 Kathy Olsufka        45 F  1:50:35 
   68 Jane Davey           56 F  1:51:37 
   69 Robert Massie        65 M  1:51:51 
   70 Burke Mclean         39 M  1:51:58 
   71 Patrick Quinn        70 M  1:52:16 
   72 Mike Hockersmith     49 M  1:52:48 
   73 Lyle Martin          29 M  1:53:25 
   74 Jerry Stevenson      44 M  1:53:26 
   75 Laura Morin          20 F  1:53:37 
   76 Laurie Morley        41 F  1:53:43 
   77 Ben Vangerpen        27 M  1:53:50 
   78 Will Webb            57 M  1:53:54 
   79 June Machala         72 F  1:54:10 
   80 Amy Massie           31 F  1:54:15 
   81 Darcy Staudinger     42 F  1:54:29 
   82 Amy Johnson          46 F  1:54:39 
   83 Lauriea Blume        37 F  1:54:55 
   84 Ed Lyons             50 M  1:55:06 
   85 John Hutchins        56 M  1:55:08 
   86 Mark Kriz            27 M  1:55:15 
   87 Will Aslin           56 M  1:55:20 
   88 Amy Hill             29 F  1:55:29 
   89 Switzer Rogers       26 M  1:55:33 
   90 Terry Schinzel       50 M  1:55:53 
   91 Gary Stanton         51 M  1:56:13 
   92 Jim Mcguffin         55 M  1:56:16 
   93 Colleen Warner       49 F  1:56:18 
   94 Cheryl Gamache       45 F  1:56:21 
   95 George Engel         43 M  1:56:23 
   96 Al Olsen             53 M  1:56:47 
   97 Lloyd Halpern        44 M  1:56:59 
   98 Howard Sterner       56 M  1:57:26 
   99 Kim Warner           50 M  1:57:37 
  100 Robert Luhn          54 M  1:57:42 
  101 Louis Chavez         43 M  1:57:43 
  102 Teri Venera          33 F  1:57:58 
  103 Jacqueline Peluso    40 F  1:58:17 
  104 Jean Hunt            38 F  1:58:37 
  105 Shelley Crump        38 F  1:59:12 
  106 Sharon Carroll       60 F  1:59:31 
  107 Terry Watanabe       51 F  1:59:39 
  108 Terri Kennedy        38 F  1:59:46 
  109 Heidi Kriz           25 F  1:59:50 
  110 Ronald Friedly       53 M  1:59:56 
  111 Gary Miller          58 M  1:59:58 
  112 Mike Stegmann        43 M  2:00:14 
  113 Pam Waco             44 F  2:00:20 
  114 Claudia Cook         40 F  2:00:45 
  115 Leslie Malloy        39 F  2:01:11 
  116 Steve Fontaine       37 M  2:01:23 
  117 Laura Adams          31 F  2:02:17 
  118 Tony Destefano       26 M  2:02:25 
  119 Cherie Harrington    32 F  2:03:24 
  120 Dennis Doyle         56 M  2:04:19 
  121 Harold Mcnally       43 M  2:04:36 
  122 Jim Destefano        54 M  2:05:19 
  123 Debbie Panther       41 F  2:05:41 
  124 Courtney Hughes      17 F  2:05:43 
  125 Marti Thompsen       52 F  2:05:48 
  126 Bob Ness             40 M  2:05:53 
  127 Bob Woods            61 M  2:07:30 
  128 Traci Fontaine       35 F  2:07:42 
  129 Ralph Riddicck       71 M  2:07:45 
  130 David Irish          59 M  2:07:55 
  131 Blake Nielsen        49 M  2:10:43 
  132 Kathy Watts          36 F  2:11:14 
  133 Rhena Cooper         47 F  2:11:54 
  134 Terry Thach          62 M  2:12:04 
  135 Sharlene Lundal      62 F  2:12:12 
  136 Kathy Kestell        47 F  2:13:12 
  137 Rose Priest          49 F  2:13:21 
  138 Lydia Munson         41 F  2:13:23 
  139 Rita Dinaro          30 F  2:18:42 
  140 Kenneth Staudinger   42 M  2:19:16 
  141 Becky Myers          45 F  2:20:03 
  142 Hannah Dura          27 F  2:21:00 
  143 Erik Heilman         34 M  2:21:02 
  144 Henderson Cleaves    72 M  2:22:04 
  145 Kristin Haeger       23 F  2:23:47 
  146 Dale Preedy          67 M  2:25:09 
  147 Cathy Wallis         46 F  2:26:45 
  148 Robert Wallis        47 M  2:26:46 
  149 Kenneth Williams     42 M  2:30:06 
  150 Paige Farby          38 F  2:30:50 
  151 Marji Bobiak         55 F  2:31:02 
  152 Lynn Farias          37 F  2:34:51