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 (email@example.com) 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!