Hindmarsh makes it four triathlons

Under a hot June sun, Dr. Tim Hindmarsh pushed himself to complete 10 sports activities on Saturday, June 28, in the fourth annual Act Alive Decathlon to celebrate his 44th birthday.

His real goal: to raise awareness of type 2 diabetes and its impact on east Linn County.

His efforts, along with participation from others, brought in more than $9,000 – a record for the decathlon. All proceeds went to the Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation, which offers scholarships to uninsured

patients for diabetes prevention and management classes at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital.

Hindmarsh said he was pleased with the results. “I hope it helps people who are falling through the cracks,” he said.

The events included skiing and snowboarding at Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood, waterskiing and wakeboarding, dirt-biking, a 14-mile bike ride from Sweet Home to Lebanon, a skydive onto a field near Pioneer School and a 5K run.

More than 100 people were on hand at the Act Alive Fun Fair to watch Hindmarsh, Randy McCoy, MD, and two of Hindmarsh’s friends ‘drop in’ on the festival from the sky. The 5K run afterward attracted nearly 30 runners, despite nearly 100-degree heat.

Nearly 20 people, several from the Santiam Spokes, joined Hindmarsh for the bike ride. And more than 30 people, including several from Build Lebanon Trails, participated in a 5K walk which was part of the Fun Fair.

Hindmarsh said afterward that he was exhausted at the end, mainly because of the ex treme heat. But he was proud that his wife, May Hindmarsh, MD, and friends Brian Kimball of Sweet Home, Mike Stradley

and Michael Lemming joined him for most of the events. He was also proud that his 8-year-old son, Jake, completed the 5K run and placed first in his age division. His 11-year-old daughter, Libby, walked the course as well.

Joe Rosa, a former Sweet Home wrestler who now lives in Lebanon, won the race in 22.54, with his brother Tomas, of Sweet Home, third in 23:08. The top woman was Audrey Watson of Corvallis, who ran the entire second half of the race in a tight pack with the Rosas to take second overall in 22:55.

May Hindmarsh said she felt great about completing most of the events with her husband, including the snow skiing and a “gymnastics tumble down the mountain. It was a 10 out of 10.” “I would definitely do it again next year,” she added. “I was really excited at the end to finish with the kids. That meant lot.”

The LCH Foundation continues to take donations for its diabetes education fund. For more information, call the foundation at 451-6303.

5K Race Results

Overall, all ages and genders: (1) Joseph Rosa, Lebanon, 22:54; (2) Audrey Watson, Corvallis, 22:55; (3) Tomas Rosa, Sweet Home, 23:08

Female overall: (1) Audrey Watson, Corvallis, 22:55; (2) Amy Torgerson, Lebanon, 26:59; (3) Laura Shrives, Creswell, 28:23.

Male overall: (1) Joseph Rosa, Lebanon, 22:54; (2) Tomas Rosa, Sweet Home, 23:08; (3) Scott Swanson, Sweet Home, 23:23.

Male, age 14 and under: (1) Jake Hindmarsh, 8, Sweet Home, 43:22.

Female, age 14 and under: (1) Bonnie Kenyon, 11, Lebanon, 37:20.

Male, age 20 to 29: (1) Joseph Rosa, 23, Lebanon, 22:54; (2) Tomas Rosa, 21, Sweet Home, 23:08; 3rd Nick Blake, 22, Sweet Home, 23:53.

Female, age 20 to 29: (1) Audrey Watson, Corvallis, 22:55; (2) Laura Shrives, 22, Creswell, 28:23; (3) Janine Bondesen, 24, Sweet Home, 30:52.

Male, age 30 to 39: (1) Michael Larsen, 30, Albany, 26:30; (2) Lance Large, 37, Lebanon, 27:35; (3) Bryan Kimball, 36, Sweet Home, 29:24.

Female, age 30 to 39: (1) Amy Torgerson, 34, Lebanon, 26:59; (2) Kendra Mhoon-Coatne, 30, Lebanon, 34:33, (3) Angie Frederic, 36, Lebanon, 34:46.

Male, age 40 to 49: (1) Scott Swanson, Sweet Home, 23:23; (2) Tim Poole, 46, Albany, 24:08; (3) Tim Hindmarsh, 44, Sweet Home, 29:15.

Female, age 40 to 49: (1) Rhonda Busek, 40, Sweet Home, 30:53; (2) May Hindmarsh, 41, Sweet Home, 43:27; (3) Sandi Washburn, 40, Albany, 46:47.

Female, age 50 to 59: (1) Kathy Hillary, 53, Lebanon, 36:02.