Archives for the month of: November, 2012

Capitola’s Shaun Burrell and the UC San Diego surf team won the National Scholastic Surfing Association’s Southwest College event No. 2 the weekend of Nov. 17-18 for what was the team’s first victory in six years, according to the NSSA Facebook page.

UCSD scored 129 points to San Diego State’s 127 points, and UCSD’s Mikey Ciaramella won all of his heats, taking the men’s division win, according to the NSSA Facebook page.

Full results have not yet been released.

Santa Cruz High’s Willie Eagleton won the pro-am division of the Volcom Youth Against the Establishment’s Totally Crustaceous Surf Tour stop at the Hook in Capitola on Nov. 25.

Eagleton got a cool $1,000 for his win in the Greatwhite event. JD Lewis took second in the same division, and Noah Wegrich took third.

In other divisions, Brogie Panesi won the juniors, Sam Coffey won the groms, Carley Wilson won the girls and Burkley Eggers won the squids. The killer move award called the Electric Volt Thrower [$100] went to Ryder Borton.

Results included in this report are from the Volcom YAE Totally Crustaceous Tour webpage. The next California event for the tour is scheduled for Seaslug, El Puerto, in Las Angeles. It will return to the Santa Cruz, at Steamer Lane, on Feb. 2, 2013.

For some photos of the event, check out this Santa Cruz Waves gallery.

Santa Cruz Sentinel:

Though Santa Cruz County won’t be in the lineup, Amgen Tour of California 2013 will be a great race!

Originally posted on Bicycle Santa Cruz:

For the First Time Ever, Race will Travel from South to North, Starting in Escondido

Here’s the press release — Karen Kefauver

 LOS ANGELES (November 27, 2012) – Twelve cities have been named official Host City partners for the 2013 Amgen Tour of California by AEG, presenter of the race, helping to make up the route which will take riders on a South to North course for the first time in the eight-year race history. Considered America’s largest and most prestigious professional road cycling stage race, the eighth consecutive edition of the Amgen Tour of California will travel approximately 750 miles from May 12-19, 2013.

 

“Taking the Amgen Tour of California from South to North is something we always knew we wanted to do, and we are thrilled with the way things have come together for 2013,” said Kristin Bachochin, executive director of the Amgen Tour of…

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Live Oak resident and semi-pro surfer Robert “Wingnut” Weaver scored a wild card alternate position in the World Longboard Championships, also known as the ShenZhou Peninsula Pro, on 2- to 3-foot waves on Hainan Island, China, earlier today.

Weaver earned seven points to finish third behind Brazil’s Rodrigo Sphaier [14:35] and fellow American Mike Stidham [8.50] in the first round. Then, in the second round, Weaver [6.90] was eliminated by Australia’s Harley Ingleby [13.75] in their two-man heat.

Information in this report is from the ASP website.

For more event information, please visit www.china.prosurfinglive.com.

Drew Perkins with the City of Santa Cruz reports that the next Pogonip workday will be Sunday, December 2nd. You don’t have to have experience. Just know how to shovel dirt, rake leaves and follow directions. That’s what I did and you can read about it here when I made my debut at trail work recently. Here’s the story from my monthly Spin City cycling column.  Keep reading for details on the next trail work day on Sunday, December 2. To make a donation to the trail, click here: https://www.wepay.com/donations/147116

— Karen Kefauver

“This trail will connect U-Con to Golf Club Drive and is designed to be a sustainable, beginner friendly, and fun way to get from downtown Santa Cruz to Henry Cowell, the upper UCSC Campus, and Wilder Ranch State Park. We had a great workday last Saturday with almost 30 volunteers and we have now logged over 2,000 volunteer hours for this project, awesome!” said Drew Perkins, the trail work organizer.

Meet at the bottom of the U-Con singletrack at 9 a.m. and working three to four hours. We will work rain or shine, but high winds may cancel due to safety concerns.

We will have a pizza lunch afterwards sponsored by Caletti Cycles. We will have very tasty coffee to get us started provided by Verve Coffee Roasters.

Please bring sturdy shoes, long pants, gloves, and water. Tools will be provided.

To make sure there are enough tools and pizza, sign up in advance at www.trailworkers.com.

 

Trips for Santa Cruz, www.tripsforkidssantacruz.org,  is looking forward to 2013. To grow the Trips for Kids Santa Cruz program, the goal is taking more kids out biking on a monthly basis and creating a community of young people who will continue to ride bikes on their own. The Martinelli trailer space in Watsonville has worked out well and Trips for Kids Santa Cruz has a fleet of about 30 bikes.                 — By Karen Kefauver

One goal for next year is to get volunteers more involved. Trips for Kids Santa Cruz is under the Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz umbrella.

Outlined below are specific areas where help is needed. Feel free to contact names of coordinators listed below.

The next ride is December 1, 2102 at 10 a.m. See what Trips for Kids Santa Cruz is all about.

Contact Roxanne Harrison for more info to register for the Dec. 1 ride or to volunteer: bikesantacruzca@gmail

Volunteers needed:

Kid Coordinator: Kymberly Lacrosse  (3 people needed)  klacrosse@unitedwaysc.org

·      Research youth organizations for possible participation in T4KSC

·      Contact and set up presentations with potential local youth organizations

·      Make presentations to potential groups as needed

·      Assist with information packet preparation and distribution

·      Attend local community events/fairs to promote T4KSC

·      Follow-up on potential participant organizations

·      Participate in T4KSC rides to get an understanding of what we are doing

Website/Database: Gene Knipe  (2-3 people needed) egenesk@mac.com

·      Help maintain and continue to develop T4KSC website.  Keep pictures and posts up to date.

·      Help in development of T4KSC database so we can better track our participants and volunteers.  Filemaker experience helpful.

·      Interested in Facebook?  Help optimize our FB page.

Facilities/Bike Maintenance: John Fuchs (4 people needed) john@johnfuchs.com

  •  Bike Mechanic-2 people needed and repair approximately 30 mountain bikes at our facility and tools.
  •       Administration: Maintain electronic and paper files related to rides and riders
  •    Facility Maintenance- Maintain and repair facility interior and exterior.

Fundraising/Grant Writing: Roxanne Harrison (2 people needed) bikesantacruzca@gmail.com

  •        Apply for local fundraising opportunities with restaurants and grocery stores
  •        Grant writing experience and able to write one or two grants per year.
  •        Help with fundraising events as they are developed,

Santa Cruz resident Stefano Profumo and Aptos resident Olivia Berhan won the men’s and women’s divisions of the Santa Cruz Turkey Trot 10-kilometer race at West Cliff Drive on Saturday.

Profumo, 34, crossed the finish line in 35:40 with a 5:45 per-mile pace. Santa Cruz’s Julian Sunn, 27, followed just 10 seconds later to take second, and Christopher Ratliff, 42, rounded out the top three in 35:57.

Berhan, 12, was the top female finisher, completing the race in 45:30 for the win and 31st place overall. Aptos’ Polly Feyereisn, 34, took second [46:20], and Woodside’s Erika Kikuchi, 34, placed third [47:10].

Fifteen-year-old Javier Azona of Hollister won the 5k, which was run in conjunction with the 10k, in 17:44, and Soquel’s Michelle Kern was the women’s winner in 19:25. Kern, 48, was ninth overall.

The race is an annual event hosted by the Santa Cruz Track Club. Results are from the Santa Cruz Track Club website.

Runners flood a bridge in Istanbul, Turkey, on Nov. 11, 2012, during the 34h Eurasia Marathon. (Antoinette Casselberry/Contributed)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As Antoinette Casselberry approached the end of her most recent marathon, organizers had already started to pack up and runners crossing the finish line were being given a paper that said ” no finish.”

“I thought there was going to be a battle with bloodshed,” Casselberry wrote in an email following the race, which was in Istanbul, Turkey, on Nov. 11. “People from all over the world finished after the road shut-down time looking for the medals and paper. The race promoters refused to be understanding and cooperative.”

Casselberry waited more than an hour — no food, water, or support services available — with some of the other runners until, finally, the longtime Bonny Doon resident got what she wanted: Proof.

A promoter returned with shirts and medals, and wrote down the remaining runners’ times by hand.

Mission accomplished.

Casselberry, who has been dedicated to the goal of running a marathon on every continent for years, could mark Asia off her list after having also finished 26.2-mile races in the United States [North America], Ireland [Europe], Australia, Antarctica and Madagascar [Africa] and Easter Island [South America] — sometimes going to creative lengths in order to create a marathon where there wasn’t one.

Although the 34th Eurasia Marathon website still shows a “DNF” after her name, Casselberry said she finished in about 5 hours, 50 minutes. And while the race was a tough one — few bathroom facilities were provided, and course workers only had water, sugar cubes, and apples on hand — she said she thoroughly enjoyed her trip to Turkey.

So what’s next? Casselberry, a Santa Cruz Track Club member, has already set a new goal of running a marathon in every state. She estimates she is 35-40 percent of attaining it after having completed The X-Country Marathon in the Everglades in Florida last weekend, where she finished in 6:58:45 for 22nd among women.

Three Questions with Antoinette Casselberry

Q: What was the best experience you had in fulfilling this goal?

A: My best experience with this goal is that I have met incredible people along the way and we have become life-long friends. One cannot help but learn incredible amounts about other people, places and ways of life.

Q: Which was your favorite marathon?

A: All of my marathons abroad were quite memorable. Antarctica was the most beautiful and the most difficult. I made really good friends on Easter Island. Istanbul touched my heart, tantalized my taste buds, and was a soulful experience.

Q: What kind of support have you had from family and friends?

A: If it was not for the support of family, friends, and my doctors at Santa Cruz Dental Group, none of this would have been possible. My bosses have been very patient and understanding of my goals.

Ben Bruce, 30, of Flagstaff, Ariz., crosses the finish line to win the Big Sur Half Marathon in Monterey, Calif., on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. (David Royal/Monterey County Herald)

Watsonville resident Jose Antonio Barba and Santa Cruz resident Julia Blanton each placed in the top 50 of the men’s and women’s divisions, respectively, of the Big Sur Half Marathon last weekend.

Barba crossed the finish line of the 13.1-mile race in 1 hour, 25 minutes, 40.7 seconds to finish 36th among men and 63rd overall.

Blanton crossed the finish line in 1:36:09.659 for 31st among women and 223rd overall.

The newlywed couple of Stephanie Rothstein-Bruce [1:12:18.975] and Benjamin Bruce [1:04:45.630] of Flagstaff, Ariz., won the race.

Results included in this report are from the Big Sur Half Marathon website.

Santa Cruz’s Tobin Ortenblad eked out a win over the Jacques-Maynes brothers, Andy and Ben, in the Surf City Cyclocross elite men’s A single-speed race at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville on Sunday.

Ortenblad finished 10 laps in 59 minutes, 58 seconds for the win. He was the only rider in the field to break and hour.

Andy Jacques-Maynes finished runner-up in 1:00:26.1 and Ben Jacques-Maynes rounded out the top three [1:00:56]. The Jacques-Maynes are pro cyclists from the Watsonville area.

The event was the third in the Surf City Cyclo-X Series. The final event is scheduled for Dec. 16.

For full results, visit the Surf City Cyclo-X website.



			
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