My name is Paul Doyle and i will be visiting Hawaii around the middle of March (visiting from Australia) and am hoping to find someone who would be able to run me around the HURT Track on either the 17th or 18th. I'm currently in training for the Mont Blanc Ultra Marathon, have done various other Marathons and running tours in various cities.
Am happy to pay for a guide, looking to start early in the morning before my wife wakes up.
This Saturday weʻre planning a special run to welcome HURT ohana Scott Gordon home for the weekend! Meet at the Kuliʻouʻou trailhead at 7:45am for a 8am start. This is a relatively short, intense run up to the summit with a gorgeous view of the windward side. Bring whatever water/snacks (if any) youʻll need for an 1.5-2hr run. Join us for breakfast somewhere nearby afterwards!
Parking: Street parking, at the end of Kalaau Pl, Honolulu, Hawaii 96821
Posting this a bit early since I'll be off the phone grid next week. Next week, join Augusto at Peacock for a 16 mile training run. Meet at long road at 6am - the route will head up long road, over cross over to 3 way, then back to the start at long road. Not sure where long road is? Check the directions here.
This Saturday, we are planning to do a reverse Trek loop (10 miles) starting at 0700 from the Nature Center. Meet at the picnic tables for a nice easy Valentines Day run. Don't forget to wear your red... if there is not enough red we might just take a trip up Concrete Road! Looking forward to seeing you all out there.
This Saturday, meet at 6:00am at Kailua Beach Park and park in the car park next to the boat sheds opposite Buzz’s. We will be running over sand, road and dry, rocky trails so please select appropriate foot wear. Estimated time on the move for the group will be between 2.5 - 3.5 hrs. Roughly 12.5 - 13 miles, with 1,500 ft climbing. We may be lucky enough to have some ‘pop-up’ aid-stations - but please carry enough water and nutrition as you personally require. This is a dry, exposed route.
Can you find this spot on the trail?? Photo by Augusto DeCastro
This weekend the lovely Wendi is going to be leading an easy exploration of the trails from Waimano to Kaahumanu. Geared toward beginners, plan to turn around about 1 1/2 hours in bringing the total to approximately 3 hours on the trail. Start time of 6:30 and remember this is for SUNDAY not Saturday.
Meet at the Waimano trail head, at the top of Waimano Home Road in Pearl City. No bathrooms exist the at trailhead. Park on Komo Mai Drive (fire station next to it) or Manana neighborhood park at Kuahaka and Leomele streets. The trails begin at the end of the chain link fence. Here's a map to help you out.
Congrats to all those who toed the line to run/volunteer/pace or help in any way at the H.U.R.T. 100 this year! This Saturday we'll be doing our annual recovery run/shuffle/walk aka whatever you decide to make it. Please come out and share your stories and enjoy some good times with friends.
Meet at the Ho'omaluhia Gardens in Kaneohe (map) outside the garden at the gate at 7:30 am. Please make sure to stay quiet as this is a residential area. Round trip will probably take an hour or so to do an out and back in the Garden (~5-miles). Those wanting a bit more can go to the Pali Lookout and back, around 9 miles.
The garden opens at 9:00 for cars and we typically potluck all the way in at the last parking/picnic area starting between 9:30 - 10.
H.U.R.T. will provide cups, plates, napkins, etc as well as a few drinks.
The awesome team at Oahu Mountain Bike Ohana, IMBA and the State of Hawaii have been working hard arranging a weekend full of classes to help us learn about and maintain our trails. Come learn about trail design, technique and about the invasive species and how to eradicate them when you see them on the trails. Skills apply to both runners and bikers alike and this course is open to anyone interested in attending.
Or for those of you that want to relax after running the 100 mile event this weekend, this is also the day we'll be having our annual Potluck & party at Ho'omaluhia gardens...but I'll post more on that next week ;)
Note you MUST attend the morning classroom session to participate in the field project. Wear pants, closed-toe shoes, a hat, gloves and bring water for the trail project.
See you all at Tantalus for 36 hours of fun this weekend!
Yey! Nature Center aid station now has parking Nazi's covered both days (Barbi and Rob Lahoe), as well as coffee gophers (Jessie Faige & Tara O'Neill) - Thank you!!!
This is one last plea for our aid station supplies (mostly aimed at HURT Trail series Race Directors - please everybody look in your storage areas - We are missing the shallow green bin with all of the kitchen utensils I've collected over the years, as well as some white Costco tables. The only table we have left over here is the folding one Julie donated a couple years ago. Please let me know if you have any of this stuff. I'll need to shop for replacements by Monday.
Barbie McAllaster was kind enough to volunteer for the parking nazi on Friday afternoon, for the Mandatory Runners' meeting.
So we still need a good soul to handle parking for an hour and a half Saturday morning, at the Nature Center, 4:15 am. That will give you enough time to run up and see the start. Also, for the sake of us spending a day and a half working the three aid stations, we will be desperate for coffee to help us stay awake.
Help! Can somebody take care of us, and pick up coffee at Manoa Starbucks, 7:30pm Saturday, and then 5am Sunday? Don't forget, volunteer work wins you kukui nuts for next year's race (oh no, not that!)
This Saturday, January 10, we will be working with Na Ala Hele (NAH) to perform various types of work on the Tantalus and Nu'uanu trails in preparation for the big event in two weeks. We will be meeting up at the Na Ala Hele offices/base yard at 7am (just up the driveway past the Nature Center) to sign waivers, get instruction, and pack equipment before heading up to the areas of work. Those wishing to partipate should be able to willing to do put in a good day's amount of manual labor as we will be hiking in from the trail heads (and back out) with tools as well as performing the necessary trail work (i.e., vegetation clearance, trail widening).
If you would like to volunteer in this effort, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the morning of Thursday, January 8, as we need to get a approximate number of people NAH. Volunteers shoud bring water and snacks/energy as well as wear appropriate clothing (i.e., old pants, shirts, hiking/trail shoes). We should be finished and back at the Nature Center by about 1:30/2pm.
For those running, pacing, and volunteering at the HURT 100 we are less than 2 weeks away!
This Saturday, as per tradition, we are planning to run a reverse Trek loop (~10 miles) at an easy pace this Saturday starting at 7:00 a.m. from the Nature Center. Meet at the picnic tables and invite your pacer's and let's get a bunch of people out there on the trails. In years past, we have even had some early arrivals from the mainland join us.
We are looking forward to seeing all our visiting friends and H.U.R.T. ohana!
Same as last weekend but starting from Manoa, this weekend Melanie will be out on course for another 20 mile HURT loop. This is mostly to give the pacers a chance to get out there and run the loop prior to race day. If you aren't sure of the course, we would highly advise that you bring a buddy who does know the way or a map to find your way around. The group will likely spread out during the course of the loop and be running at a good pace. If you'd rather not do the full 20, you can come out for part and turn back at any time, again just make sure you know the way.
For the run, the meeting spot will be along Manoa road (right before you turn to the left and the road narrows heading in to Manoa Falls trailhead). Meet near the bus stop at 6:30. You might need a light in the beginning so bring a handheld for safety. Please be self sufficient and bring everything you need for the full 20 miles. Expect between 6-8 hours for time on the trail depending on your speed.
As for the rest of you, if you're looking for something fun to do Saturday night you can still sign up for the New Years Resolution Run 12 hr aka the Cow run at Kualoa Ranch. Our ladies team H.U.R.L. will be there along with a bunch of HURT folks who love runnin' all night long.
Next week, we'll be doing the annual trek loop prior to the H.U.R.T. 100 for runners, pacers and out of towners alike. It always has a large turnout and we can't wait to see all the visiting runners in January!
Just passing along a Christmas message from Cheryl. I know I speak for everyone when I say how much we miss you and H.U.R.T. isn't the same without you around. Merry Christmas everyone I hope Santa was good to you all!
''Merry Christmas my Hurt Family. We miss you all so much. We are settled into our new home in Bend and just live it here. We have for snow for Christmas. Off to a movie with Mom and ski tomorrow. Bless you all and may you have Peace and Joy in the coming year.''
This weekend Melanie will be out on course for a full 20 mile HURT loop. This is mostly to give the pacers a chance to get out there and run the loop prior to race day.
If you aren't sure of the course, I would highly advise that you bring a buddy who does know the way or a map to find your way around. The group will likely spread out during the course of the loop and be running at a good pace. If you'd rather not do the full 20, you can come out for part and turn back at any time, again just make sure you know the way.
Meet at the Nature Center near the picnic tables at 6:30 am. You might need a light in the beginning so bring a handheld for safety.
The plan is to stash some water (and possibly snacks) at Nu'uanu but this is not an excuse to come ill prepared. Please be self sufficient and bring everything you need for the full 20 miles. Expect between 6-8 hours for time on the trail depending on your speed.
This Saturday, the lovely Jacki D. will be leading a group run up on the North shore at Peacock. On the agenda, 7-10 miles including a trip up Are's loop.
Meet at the Dillingham airfield at 6:30 am and don't forget your snacks and water. Lucky for us, it's winter time and getting chillier by the day.
Merry Christmas to all the H.U.R.T. runners I hope everyone is having a fantastic holiday season. Next week will be the final run for 2014, can you believe the year is over already? Where did the time go!?
First off, regarding my post last week, I wanted to give a sincere thank you to those who signed up to lead a Saturday run or two. It is very, very much appreciated!
This week, we're once again joining forces with the Soul Runner herself, Melanie. She'll be leading runners around Manoa for a distance of around 10 miles or so. Trails are sure to be extra wet and muddy, and sure to be full of other HURT runners training for the big race in January. For the run, the meeting spot will be along Manoa road (right before you turn to the left and the road narrows heading in to Manoa Falls trailhead). Meet near the bus stop at 6:30.
Good luck to all running the Honolulu marathon this weekend!
We're taking it up to the North Shore this Saturday! For a change in scenery we'll be running up on Pupukea. That's right, the awesome, used-to-be-secret trails of the Pupukea Paumalu Forrest Reserve, with some of the best views of the North Shore surf breaks you can imagine.
Meet at 8 AM at the Sunset Beach Elementary School parking lot. As many of us are planning to do Xterra on Sunday, we'll take it kinda easy. The plan is to do a "conversation pace" (that means not fast!) for about 90 minutes or so. Of course, you can stay up on the trails and run as far as you like afterwards.
Here's a map if you're not sure where to go: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sunset+Beach+Elementary+Schoolemail@example.com,-158.049497,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x7c0050a9169edcd5:0xe2e875b373dc2955
This is a call for volunteers to lead the H.U.R.T. Saturday runs. 'Tis the time of year when the trail series is over, folks are busy training for the HURT 100, and run leaders become harder and harder to find due to the hectiness of the holiday season. Many others are also simply enjoying a re-boot after a long year of racing (like me!)
This is your chance to be a lead and take the group to that trail you’ve always wanted to run (or hike). Any distance and any pace are absolutely fine. Event the start time can be up to you. Want to run on a Sunday instead of a Saturday...that's fine too! We typically see the largest turnout when we are branching out to other trails and many are itching to explore new terrain.
Choose your trail, any trail! Tired of Peacock and Tantalus? Let’s do something new! Once your route has been determined, it will be posted on the blog for you during the week prior to your Saturday.
Meet new people - we have amazing people that show up, from newbies to the grizzled vets, each and every week. Leading the run gives you a chance to connect and make loads of new friends.
Anyone can do it – whether it’s your first time running with H.U.R.T. or your 100th.
Do it your way – make it fun. Want to implement some ground rules? 10 pushups each mile? Last person down the mountain buys the first round of drinks? Everyone has to stop and do repeats up the steepest part of the course? Have fun with it and make up your own rules.
The mission…if you choose to accept it, means that if you sign up for a slot, it’s yours. Partner up with someone just in case. If not, you'll need to find your own replacement if you aren’t able to make it.
The goal is to get enough folks to sign up so that each leader is only responsible for one run every 2-3 months. Your participation will enable us to continue offering our weekly Saturday training runs.
Disclaimer: Without your help, weekly runs may not be continuing on a regular basis…so if you love them and want them to continue, please sign up for a slot or click the icon below (or just shoot me an email at: shortysgirl182 @ yahoo.com).