|CLUB APPRECIATION AWARD — GODFATHER’S PIZZA
This award goes to Godfather’s pizza at Peterkort, a company who has gone out of its way to help ORRC. Once a month our Tuesday night group invades their establishment, and they not only provide us with great pizza at a great price, but they have always been generously accommodating to our requests and space requirements.
|JOURNALISM AWARD – JAY GOLDSTEIN
This award goes to someone who helps keep our ODR magazine one of the best running/walking club magazines in the US. Jay has been providing the Oregon Distance Runner Magazine with informational articles for a number of years. He has been a member of ORRC since 1989 and participates in several events each year.
|KATHY WEIDKAMP VOLUNTEER AWARD – MATT PERKINS
This award is named after a family-oriented volunteer who passed away several years ago. She was a huge supporter of ORRC, not necessarily as a member, but as a supporter of her family. This year the award goes to Matt Perkins. You will constantly see Matt at the expos and ORRC store helping his mother, Celia. I personally have never heard him complain about the long hours or having to get up early to help.
|VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD – DEBBIE, JASMINE, ASHLEY AND TOREN ANDERSON
This award goes to a person or, in this case, a group of people who are always willing to help at races.
|AL NAKATA AWARD – DAVE HARRISON
This is the 2nd year for this award. Al Nakata was a long time member of ORRC who continued to run races into his 80’s. He exemplified the ultimate way to live — active, never complaining, always smiling. This award goes to someone who exemplifies the same traits as Al. Dave is a long time ORRC runner who not only runs often and runs well, but at 75 years young, has participated in 54 events in 2004. Al would be proud!
|MOST INSPIRATIONAL RUNNER AWARD- CHUCK COATS
This award goes to a member who inspires others by making the most of what life has to offer. Chuck was a very good high school and college runner. But, like many people, he suffered through some untimely and very tough life experiences. And after a 20-year layoff from running, he has come back with “flying” (we mean literally) “flying”, colors. His feet never seem to be on the ground. Hopefully you read about him in the November/December ODR issue.
Runners/Walkers of the Year
|Male Runner of the Year – Chuck Coats
1st at Y2K4, Hagg Lake, Up the Lazy River, Best Dam Run, Blue Lake, Autumn Leaves.
2nd at CCC. 3rd at Summer Solstice, Wildwood.
12th in National Cross Country Championship Masters Race
|Male Master Runner of the Year – Bob Stiner
3rd at Hagg Lake. 4th at Champoeg, Blue Lake, Y2K4.
5th at Summer Solstice, Up the Lazy River 5th, Autumn Leaves.
6th at Best Dam Run. 7th at CCC. 9th at Wildwood.
|Female Runner of the Year – Julia Reisinger
1st at Champoeg, Hagg Lake.
3rd at Summer Solstice, 14th at Y2K4, 32nd at Blue Lake.
|Female Master Runner of the Year- Jayne Lancaster
2nd at Y2K4.
3rd at Best dam Run, 5th at Up the Lazy River, Summer Solstice. 7th at Wildwood Trail Trial.
|Walker of the Year – George Opsahl
George is not just a walker, but also someone who is dedicated to the art of race walking. He participates in numerous races throughout the US, and is a judge for racing events. Many runners who have been passed by George in a race feel a bit down afterwards. but it is a compliment to George’s ability, not a put-down. They should feel good about it instead.
|Age Group Awards|
|Female 25-29||1st-Alanna Woods|
|Female 35-39||1st-Tracy Reisinger
|Female 40-44||1st-Mary Smiley
|Female 55-59||1st-Nancy Oswald
3rd- Mariane Brightbill
|Female 60-64||1st-Kathy Gardiner|
|Male 15-19||1st-Adam Blackburn|
|Male 20-24||1st-Jason Saviage|
|Male 25-29||1st-Brendan Banovic|
|Male 30-34||1st-Raille Wilson|
|Male 35-39||1st-Tim Becken
|Male 40-44||1st-Jim Wiechmann
|Male 45-49||1st-Clayton Bastian
|Male 50-54||1st-Marc Frommer
|Male 55-59||1st-Bernie Blazek
|Male 60-64||1st-Dick Bemrose
|Male 65-69||1st-Robert Lynes|
|Male 70-74||1st-Dave Harrison