DAVE PARSEL WINS 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY 5K IN 17:43

      Thirty-seven runners participated in the 30 year anniversary of the first lunch hour 5K on April 11, 2011 as Dave Parsel won his 119th race in a time of 17:43.  Rounding out the top five were Tim Hickok 2- 19:19, John Araujo 3- 19:31, Nam Ngo 4- 20:24 and Vinh Tran 5- 21.42.  

      Our first race was run on April 28, 1981 when 49 runners ran a 5K on a dirt track on the Seal Beach campus.  On April 27, 1981 the first Fitness Center at Seal Beach was dedicated and a mile race was held with 62 participants with the winner being the runner who predicted their time the closest.  Today our 30 year anniversary race was the 309th lunch hour 5K.

      Three runner’s established personal bests (PB) led by Rob Quiroz who lowered his PB by 49 seconds.  The other two runners establishing PB’s also set PB’s last month.   They were Barbara Boteler, who lowered her PB by 27 seconds and Dan Pettibone (11 seconds lower).  Congrats to all.

     The next 5K is scheduled for 11:50 AM Monday, May 9th at Gate 510 on the northwest corner of the Boeing Seal Beach Facility

           EMMETT RAHL BECOMES 17TH RUNNER TO RUN 100 RACES

       Today Emmett Rahl became the 17th runner to run 100 Boeing lunch hour 5K races.  Emmett is the youngest runner to run their 100th race at 40.  Edgar Roa was 2nd youngest to reach 100 races at 44. Peter Lew was 45 when he ran his 100th race. John Araujo was 46 on his 100th race.   Emmett also is only the 2nd runner that didn’t work at Boeing as an employee.  Ralph Wetterhahn is the other non Boeing employee that ran 100 races, but his sister Joan McIntyre retired from Boeing.  I believe all 15 Boeing runners to reach 100 races have now worked at Rockwell/Boeing for at least 15 years.

           ANNUAL BOEING HB FITNESS CENTER 5K ON MAY 11TH   

       The annual Boeing Huntington Beach Fitness Center 5K is scheduled for May 11, 2011 (two days after our monthly Seal Beach lunch hour 5K).  The Fitness Center is located on 14600 Bolsa Chica about two blocks north of Bolsa Ave in Seal Beach.    The cost is $10 but includes a T-shirt and practically a lunch buffet. 

      Register at the Fitness Center in Huntington Beach or call Ty Stern on 714-934-9593 to register.      

 

 RALPH ‘INDIANA JONES’ WETTERHAHN SPEAKING AT BALD EAGLES ON APRIL 30TH

  Below is an e-mail regarding the annual Bald Eagles Luncheon on Saturday, April 30, 2011.   The guest speaker, Ralph 'Indiana Jones' Wetterhahn, is one of our veteran runners of our monthly Seal Beach Lunch Hour 5K and one of the 22 members of our Seal Beach Runners Hall of Fame.  I am sure you will enjoy Ralph’s speech.

       I will be driving to the event.  I would be interested in car pooling if anyone wants to meet me close to Beach Blvd and the 405 freeway about 9:45 AM.
 


E-MAIL

 

         The 49th Annual Bald Eagles Reunion will be held---Saturday, April 30, 2011 at:  The Proud Bird Restaurant;  11022 Aviation Blvd.  (at 111th street);  Los Angeles, CA  90045.

The Honorary Speaker will be: Ralph Wetterhahn who is a real life Aviation Archaeologist “Indiana Jones” who has searched all over the World for aircraft wrecks of our nation’s armed forces and any associated missing in action.

     Doors open for Social at 10:00A.M.    Seating for Lunch at 12:00 Noon.   Attendance cost is $30.00 for advance reservations and $33.00 at the door.    

Make your reservations checks out to the Bald Eagles, Inc. and mail checks to:  Cathy Baker, Bald Eagles, Inc; 16372 Lakemont Lane; Huntington Beach, CA  92647-4037.  Her phone is: (714) 847-1678.

Please indicate your meal choice on the check; Prime Rib, Chicken or Vegetarian.  Also, please enclose a note advising what meals and how you want the names on the badges for all persons  covered by your check.    Those Bald Eagles who want to host a table for seating of their friends should include the names of all persons included in the reservation.  It is desired that reservations be made for a full table of approx. 8-10 persons.

No refunds will be made for Luncheon reservations received after Saturday, April 16, 2011

AGE GROUP PLACING   

    

AGE GROUP

PLACINGS

 

(BOEING RUNNERS ONLY)

 

 

 

MEN

 

 

AGE

                 FIRST

TIME

               SECOND

TIME

20-29

Vinh Tran

21:42

30-39

Ryan Baldasari

22:17

40-49

Emmett Rahl

22:39

Brian Bousman

22:42

50-59

Dave Parsel

17:43

John Araujo

19:31

60-69

Jim Heller

22.28

Yihfa Wang

22:36

70-79

Nelson Slagle

48.51

 

 

WOMEN

 

20-29

30-39

40-49

Michelle Chen

28.57

Lin Lynn

36.59

50-59

Barbara Boteler

46.40

Cindy Grant

48.23

60-69

Ann Tack

31.20

Linda Creason

40:30

Slag 4-14-2011