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In Any Clime and Place

Smith holds Annual 5K Grueler

By Lance Cpl. Ronald W. Stauffer | | September 17, 2008

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Runners turn the last bend of Bordelon Field before reaching the first hill of the course during the 12th Annual 5K Grueler Sept. 17.

Runners turn the last bend of Bordelon Field before reaching the first hill of the course during the 12th Annual 5K Grueler Sept. 17. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Ronald W. Stauffer)


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Daly Lynne squeezes her way through the traffic of runners during the 12th Annual 5K Grueler Sept. 17.

Daly Lynne squeezes her way through the traffic of runners during the 12th Annual 5K Grueler Sept. 17. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Ronald W. Stauffer)


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Cadets from the Kalaheo High School Navy junior reserve officer training  corps run in formation during the 12th Annual 5K Grueler Sept. 17.

Cadets from the Kalaheo High School Navy junior reserve officer training corps run in formation during the 12th Annual 5K Grueler Sept. 17. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Ronald W. Stauffer)


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Cadets from Kalaheo High School Navy junior reserve officer training corps quench their thirst in a formation run as they reach the halfway mark during the 12th Annual 5K Grueler Sept. 17.

Cadets from Kalaheo High School Navy junior reserve officer training corps quench their thirst in a formation run as they reach the halfway mark during the 12th Annual 5K Grueler Sept. 17. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Cristina Noelia Gil)


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Sonia Burdet keeps her pace as she  reachs the halfway point during the 12th Annual 5K Grueler Sept. 17.

Sonia Burdet keeps her pace as she reachs the halfway point during the 12th Annual 5K Grueler Sept. 17. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Cristina Noelia Gil)


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Cadets from Kalaheo High School Navy junior reserve officer training corps push their limits in a formation run as they reach the halfway marker during the 12th Annual 5K Grueler Sept. 17.

Cadets from Kalaheo High School Navy junior reserve officer training corps push their limits in a formation run as they reach the halfway marker during the 12th Annual 5K Grueler Sept. 17. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Cristina Noelia Gil)


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Brian Harrington charges over the finish line finishing the race first with a time of 20:16, during the 12th annuel 5K Grueler Sept. 17.

Brian Harrington charges over the finish line finishing the race first with a time of 20:16, during the 12th annuel 5K Grueler Sept. 17. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Ronald W. Stauffer)


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Anthony Langford strides to the finish line during the 12th Annual 5K Grueler Sept. 17.

Anthony Langford strides to the finish line during the 12th Annual 5K Grueler Sept. 17. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Ronald W. Stauffer)


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Overall top three runners in the male and female category take their place in the winners circle during the 12th Annual 5K Grueler Sept. 17.  (From left to right and bronze to gold) Liz Ford, Lori Marney Kathryn Huinker, Ronald Shriver, Bruce Jenkins, Brian Harrington.

Overall top three runners in the male and female category take their place in the winners circle during the 12th Annual 5K Grueler Sept. 17. (From left to right and bronze to gold) Liz Ford, Lori Marney Kathryn Huinker, Ronald Shriver, Bruce Jenkins, Brian Harrington. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Ronald W. Stauffer)


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CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii -- Service members and community members joined strides during the 12th Annual 5K Grueler Sept. 17 here.

Supporting Headquarters and Service Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, cadets from the Kalaheo High School, junior reserve officer training corps and running enthusiasts took to the road for a short, but inspiring run through the twists, turns and grueling hills of the base.

Starting at Sunset Lanai, participants faced 3.11 miles of uphill terrain to the helicopter pad and downhill comfort, returning to the track at Bordelon Field as viewers cheered at the finish line.

“It was a good run and a good way to build relations with the community,” said Cpl. Wesley Cary, training clerk with Headquarters and Service Battalion, and first time participant. “It was very intense, but well paced and enduring.”

Once the final participant crosses the line the times were counted and the runners were given a chance to cool down.

Participants were awarded in nine categories based on age and gender as well as the top three overall finishers for males and females.

Results:

Top three males overall-

First place with a 20:16 run time, Brian Harrington.

Second place with a 20:42 run time, Bruce Jenkins.

Third place with a 21:40 run time, Ronald Shiver.

Top three females overall-

First place with a 25:28 run time, Kathryn Huinker.

Second place with a 25:55 run time, Lori Matney.

Third place with a 26:16 run time, Liz Ford.