Run the Rock

Derek Clarkston/Kodiak Daily Mirror

Tim Brown competes in the 5-kilometer race at the 2016 KMXT Run the Rock, Saturday at Bear Valley Golf Course.  

Spending months at sea has not hampered Doug Jannusch’s running career.

The captain of the Coast Guard cutter Spar breezed to the men’s marathon title at Saturday’s KMXT Run the Rock in a brisk 3 hours, 23 minutes, 43 seconds, a mark good enough that qualified the 47-year-old for the prestigious Boston Marathon. 

Jannusch most likely will not run in Boston, but it proved that the former NCAA Division I runner still has it. 

“I didn’t think I was in this good of shape,” said Jannusch, the captain of the Spar since June 2014.  

Jannusch didn’t have a lot of opportunity to train for the 26.2-mile race because he returned from a 42-day patrol of the Arctic region and Bering Sea on Sept. 25 — 12 days before the race.

While on the water, Jannusch wore out the ship’s lone treadmill.

“I hated it,” he said. “The ship is rolling back and forth and you go really fast and then really slow.” 

It wasn’t all treadmill training on a rocky ship. The Spar made port calls in Nome, St. Paul Island, Dutch Harbor and Adak and the captain made good use of land time by adding mileage at each location. He logged 17 miles on St. Paul Island and 20 in Adak. 

Running in far-off Alaska locations has its benefits, like cruising through abandoned World War buildings on Adak and having an entire island to yourself. 

“I didn’t see a single soul, not even a car (on St. Paul),” Jannusch said. “You definitely see things that you don’t see anywhere else.”    

Jannusch, a cross country and track runner at University of California Irvine and a former all-Marine team member, found himself out in front of Saturday’s marathon when two-time defending champion Anthony Saucier dropped out because of cramps. 

In 2014, Jannusch finished second to Saucier with a time of 3:21:24. His time on Saturday was the fourth fastest recorded on the course, which starts on Near Island, goes to the end of Anton Larsen Road and finishes at the Bear Valley Golf Course.

“I saw Anthony come back in a car and I was surprised by that. He obviously is in great shape, but it happens — marathons are pretty tough.”

While this was Jannausch’s 17th marathon, it was women’s winner Laura Mullican’s first. 

The 2002 Kodiak High School graduate conquered the punishing race in 4:36:35. She said she decided to do the marathon a few days before the event. 

“It was a spontaneous decision,” she said. 

Mullican, who did the half-marathon last year, was still ready for the race. She logged long training runs, which she punctuated with kettle bell workouts.

Still, the hills fatigued her legs. 

“After Mile 15, I was like, ‘Oh, God,’” she said.   

Michael Bach and Chloe Ivanoff grabbed the 10-kilometer titles. 

Bach won the men’s race in 1:36:43, nearly seven minutes ahead of runner-up Chris Widi, while Ivanoff took the women’s crown in 1:40:19, four minutes in front of second-place Jennifer Widi. 

“Chloe was pushing me the whole way. She is in animal and really fast,” said Bach, who has competed in several 50-mile races with his wife.   

KHS students dominated the other four races. 

Anthony Maghupoy took the men’s 10-kilometer in 41:04, with Arielle Himelbloom winning the women’s race in 46:28. 

Keith Osowski won the men’s 5K race in 17:10, while Honey Rose Macatuno took the women’s race in 21:19. 

A total of 156 runners participated in the KMXT fundraiser.   

 

Derek Clarkston is a staff writer at the Kodiak Daily Mirror. Contact him at (907) 486-3227, ext. 625.

 

Results

Marathon

Men: 1. Doug Jannusch, 3 hours, 23 minutes, 43 seconds; 2. Jerred Williams, 4:01:39; 3. Russel Grimes, 4:47:17; 4. Nicolas Henninger, 6:43:12. 

Women: 1. Laura Mullican, 4:36:35; 2. Olive Henninger, 6:43:12. 

 

Half-marathon

Men: 1. Michael Bach, 1:36:43; 2. Chris Widi, 1:43:26; 3. Tyler Smith-Reynolds, 1:52:57; 4. Howard Valley, 1:54:17; 5. Mario Alvarez, 1:55:00; 6. Todd Burton, 1:55:10; 7. Matt Gandel, 2:02:53; 8. Dave Ostlund, 2:05:55; 9. William Dube, 2:06:09; 10. Matt Garcia, 2:43:19; 11. Seth Halbert, 2:44:13.  

Women: 1. Chloe Ivanoff, 1:40:19; 2. Jennifer Widi, 1:44:25; 3. Shelley Deveraux, 1:46:57; 4. Susan Zimmerman, 1:56:35; 5. Kathryn Symmes, 2:00:23; 6. Ragan Percherke, 2:03:45; 7. Stephanie Grimes, 2:05:10; 8. Lindsey Glenn, 2:05:11; 9. Abbie Calhoun, 2:10:07; 10. Nicole Moss, 2:22:27; 11. Natura Richardson, 2:30:35; 12. Mary Ann Ioewen, 2:30:35; 13. Crystal Burnside, 2:32:53; 14. Heather Burke, 2:35:37; 15. Ambee Hill, 2:49:41; 16. Annette Ecret, 2:53:40; 17. Rachel Glade, 3:03:08. 

 

10-kilometer

Men: 1. Anthony Maghupoy, 41:04; 2. Charles Truncale, 42:10; 3. Keith Bruce, 43:26; 4. Cory Thompson, 44:27; 5. Colt Hubert, 47:23; 6. Nicholas Choate, 54:06; 7. Gerald Pherson, 59:38; 8. Angus Bruce, 1:05:12; 9. Solomon Himelbloom, 1:12:42; 10. Brian Himelbloom, 1:14:49. 

Women: 1. Arielle Himelbloom, 46:28; 2. Alyssa Hopkins, 51:47; 3. Brenda Flood, 53:37; 4. Anna Arnold, 55:57; 5. Karly Gundersen, 55:58; 6. Alanna Denton, 59:17; 7. Rebecca Rebar, 1:00:05; 8. Jennifer Pedersen, 1:01:27; 9. Sara Bruce, 1:05:00; 10. Sherry Anderson, 1:08:10; 11. Amber Blackmon, 1:10:15; 12. Gloria Roe, 2:05:23; 13. Michelle Weekly, 2:05:27; 14. Christy Lyle, 2:05:27. 

 

5-kilometer

Men: 1. Keith Osowski, 17:10; 2. Jack Hannah, 17:20; 3. Tim Brown, 18:15; 4. Brendon Thompson, 18:25; 5. Michael Bersin, 18:38; 6. Tommy Dahill, 18:40; 7. Youji Seto, 20:34; 8. Eli Griffin, 21:21; 9. Michael Levine, 23:42; 10. Todd Anderson, 24:04; 11. Gabriel Nelson, 25:34; 12. Todd Anderson, 24:04; 13. Gabriel Nelson, 25:34; 14. Chris Dameron, 26:19; 15. Kaleb Callahan, 26:20; 16. Joe Macinko, 27:28; 17. Max Robinson, 27:31; 18. Benjamin Kaiser, 27:35; 19. Marc Mens, 28:11; 20. Micah Gentile, 28:19; 21. Caleb Griffin, 28:38; 22. Miles Grimes, 29:09; 23. Thomas Davis, 30:03; 24. Nick Pletnikoff, 30:03; 25. Mike Juell, 31:01; 26. Jeff Westling, 32:06; 27. Aaron Griffin, 36:13; 28. Matt Bieber, 36:40; 29. Christopher Burke, 37:55; 30. Pete Hannah, 38:20; 31. Henry Pysher, 44:32; 32. Chad Pysher, 44:32; 33. Jarryn Choate, 46:19; 34. Daniel Choate, 46:20; 35. Jackson Brundage, 48:30; 36. Bill St. Clair, 49:12; 37. Arlo Pysher, 50:06; 38. Les Lloyd, 50:07; 39. Landen Choate, 56:00; 40. Finn Byrom, 1:00:24; 41. Ivis Byrom, 1:00:33; 42. David Anderson, 1:00:38. 

Women: 1. Honey Rose Macatuno, 21:19; 2. Olivia Pfeifer, 23:07; 3. Chloe Nelson, 23:23; 4. Chandra Christiansen, 23:27; 5. Katie Parnell, 24:12; 6. Emily Blackmon, 25:57; 7. Natalie Horn, 27:00; 8. Megan Smith, 27:50; 9. Jennifer Kraus, 28:09; 10. Caroline Wilkinson, 28:25; 11. Kierra Christiansen, 28:34; 12. Elizabeth Bendix Harper, 28:38; 13. Charlette Burke, 29:09; 14. Jennifer Webster, 29:23; 15. Amy Nelson, 30:14; 16. Naomi Griffin, 30:17; 17. Kinsey Allen, 30:18; 18. Kristine King, 30:52; 19. Kelsey Eggert, 31:23; 20. Abby Janz, 31:25; 21. Elizabeth Parnell, 31:32; 22. Mackenzie Burke, 31:33; 23. Hallingstad Keely, 31:41; 24. Nicolette Zalenski, 32:15; 25. Tasha Gentile, 32:20; 26. Genevieve Rich, 33:28; 27. Melissa Griffin, 34:02; 28. Jennifer Parnell, 35:00; 29. Amber Chastine, 35:39; 30. Lauren Hosier, 35:57; 31. Kalynn Irwin, 35:58; 32. Cristina Bieber, 36:40; 33. Linda Himelbloom, 37:04; 34. Beth Carlos, 38:48; 35. Tammy Spence, 38:51; 36. Lindsey Howell, 41:08; 37. Pat Branson, 47:05; 38. Liza Brundage, 48:32; 39. Natalia Schneider, 48:46; 40. Wetherleigh Griffin, 48:46; 41. Jessica Bersin, 48:58; 42. Michelle St. Clair, 49:12; 43. Perssein Sara, 49:52; 44. Holly Hunter, 50:06; 45. RM Long, 52:58; 46. Amanda Harber, 52:58; 47. Choate Addisyn, 56:00; 48. Choate Grace, 56:42; 49. Peggy Rauwolf, 56:50; 50. Marylynne McFarland, 56:50; 51. MaryAne Kondro, 56:50; 52. Ruth Need, 59:43; 53. Teri Schneider, 59:54; 54. Michelle Leisure, 59:54; 55. Alys Byrom, 1:00:24; 56. Katrina Byrom, 1:00:24. 

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