When every inch counts


Frozen Pea Productions held its Terrific Turtle Trudge, Dragon Dash and Golden Fox 1-Mile Gallop Sunday in Kailua-Kona.

This run-only event included distances of 332,640 inches (5.25 miles), 126,720 inches (two miles), and 63,360 inches (one mile). The runs started next to Kailua Pier, with participants heading along Alii Drive to the designated turnarounds before finishing back at the start line. More than 145 people competed in this pea-tabulous event.

In the Golden Fox 1-Mile Gallop, the turnaround was located just past Bubba Gump’s Shrimp Co. Jack Lacey raced into first place, finishing the mile in a speedy 7 minutes, 29 seconds. Max Musacchia placed second with a time of 8:20 while Michael T. DeCarli and Joby Mangca tied for third at 8:26.

In the Dragon Dash, runners took Alii Drive to the Kona Reef Resort before returning to the start line. Carl Millen finished first, crossing the finish line at 12:41. Ruben “Shark Bait” Ruiz claimed second place with a time of 13:49, and Mike Masuda took third (14:12).

For the women, Sarah Millen finished first (sixth overall) with a time of 14:58. Allyson Prater and Vyas Hale tied for second at 17:06, and Jackie Payne claimed third for the women at 17:10.

The Terrific Turtle Trudge pea-ticipants ran to Living Stones Church before sprinting to the finish. Allen Wagner finished in an outstanding time of 28:25. The Konawaena graduate holds many running records, and he placed 36th in the men’s marathon at the 2012 U.S. Olympic trials.

Tailiko Scarbrough placed second in the 332,640-inch race at 31:50. Bree Wee was third overall and first for the women at 33:00. Jon Jokiel finished finished fourth overall and third for the men at 33:30.

Brooke Myers took second for the women with a time of 35:33, and Melissa Braswell was third (37:28).

Congratulations to all who took part in the Golden Fox 1-Mile Gallop, Dragon Dash and Terrific Turtle Trudge. You all had pea-tastic performances.

On March 3, Frozen Pea Productions will host its Zoomin’ Zak Plunge and Plod Biathlon at 8 a.m. Hawaiian time next to Kailua Pier. This race includes a half-mile swim in Kailua Bay and a 3.9-mile run along Alii Drive. The event also has a short course that features a 200-yard swim and a one-mile run. As always, snorkels, masks, fins and swim rings are all allowed on the swim course; strollers and joggers are all welcome. This is a free community event and open to all.

Hope to see you all out there. Until next time, happy training.