Mahalo and Happy Holidays!

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Photo by: Steph Kuwaye

Mahalo to all the awesome volunteers and Oahu Na Ala Hele for coming out this past weekend to work on the trails! Great results for all the efforts put in! Improvements along Kalawahine & Manoa Cliff trails make them almost highways! Was great having old & new friends working together! Hoping to setup another trail maintenance day soon. Happy holidays everyone!

Jeff F.

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Photo by Melanie Decker Koehl
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Photo by Steph Kuwaye

Trail Maintenance

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Photo by Oahu Na Ala Hele

With the high amount of wet & windy weather we've been having, the trails have become both overgrown & blocked by debris. Please lend your kokua as we join up with Oahu Na Ala Hele to help make much needed repairs to the Tantalus trail systems.

We will be meeting at the Na Ala Hele base yard (top of the HNC driveway) to gather equipment then traveling out to areas needing work. Please wear clothes that won't restrict movement yet provide you with adequate protection from any debris. Wear good covered shoes, such as those for trail running or hiking. Na Ala Hele will provide the majority of the tools; however if you have any non-powered tools you wish to bring, please do so. But please be aware that you will be responsible for whatever you bring. Also bring adequate water for at least 5-hrs of work as well as snacks.

Date: December 19, 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 7:30AM
Address:
Na Ala Hele
2135 Makiki Heights Drive
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

Mahalo

Jeff F.


Honolulu Marathon & Miwok 100k Selectees

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Photo by Arvel Shults

Good luck to everyone running the 43rd Honolulu Marathon tomorrow (December 13, 2015). Whether you are doing it to accomplish a personal goal, to support a friend, or to dedicate your journey to your loved ones, the HURT Ohana is with you all the way.

Also, a few HURT peeps received their Christmas wish early as they were selected to run the Miwok 100k on May 7, 2016. Congratulations Jacki Doppelmayer, Rod Huddleston, and Scott Kuwaye!


More Changes - New Email Provider

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In an effort to further improve HURT Hawaii's website, we are moving the subscribers email provider from Feedblitz to MailChimp. If you are a subscriber, you should receive two copies of this notice, one from Feedblitz and one from MailChimp. If you do not see a copy from MailChimp in your inbox, please check your spam/junk folder and update your email settings accordingly.

This is the last email you will receive from us via Feedblitz. Future email updates from HURT Hawaii will be delivered by MailChimp. Please let us know what you think of this change by leaving a comment below. And if you have any questions, contact us.

Mahalo,
Augusto


The HURT Hawaii Site: 10+ Years

Aloha Athletes,

As you have probably noticed, the HURT Hawaii site has a new look. This site was created a little over 10 years ago when blogging was still pretty new. Before this site, Don Fallis, Cheryl Loomis, as well as John and PJ Salmonson would organize weekly training runs and we would all find out about them either over the phone or via e-mail through a Yahoo group. We were a much smaller group back then and this was way before Facebook and other social media. 

Other runners at that time included Neal and Marian Yasuda, Rex Vlcek and Bob Murphy. Vernon Char was a regular on Friday evening night runs as well. There were many others. Arvel and Benita Shults started joining in as did Paul Sibley. Kat Tagaca also ran many of the runs. Mike Muench joined in at some point as well. Steve Dewald and Jim Masterson were part of the early groups too. I know there were many others and many before this as well. Pete Martinez was also very much involved. Brian Wilson ran a lot with us back then too. Ed Bugarin and Ben Cavazos were doing some crazy night runs. I know I am probably forgetting people and I apologize for that. Others runners included Jeff Huff, Nick Kaiser…the list goes on and on. 

Here is Don's introduction to the blog:

February 08, 2005

- See more at: http://www.hurthawaii.com/2005/02/page/2/#sthash.JpeQQyPG.dpuf

 This photo album shows many of the runners from back in that time period: http://hurthawaii.blogs.com/photos/2005_maunawili_out_back/index.html

So…with fond aloha and so many great memories, it is time for a new adventure. Barbi and I are flying out this week to our new home in Boise, ID. We are excited and looking forward to new trails, playing in the snow and being able to take road trips!

A big thank you to John and PJ for all they have done related to HURT and making this a great space for all of us to play.

I am also excited to see what evolves with HURT Hawaii. Augusto is taking over this site and the new look is just the start. 

Until we meet again!

Aloha, Bob & Barbi

 

 


WS100 Hawaii Entrants

Now that HURT100 is a Western States 100 qualifier, we've got a lot more entrants from Hawaii to the 2016 WS100! Check them out:

Alex Garcia
Michael Garrison
Rod Huddleston
Timothy Kimbrough
Scot Kuwaye
Jason Lester
Connie Lutkevich
Alex Nunn
Glen Oshiro
Joseph Pope
Sylvia Ravaglia
Sam Reed
Jeff Snyder
Kelly Sutcliffe
Cassie Turner

The 2016 WS100 Lottery will be held December 5, 2015, 6:30 am HST, so mark your calendars to send your favorite runners some good juju(s).

Happy Thanksgiving!

-Augusto


CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS - H.U.R.T. 100

Aloha friends, family, and all-around wonderful supporters:

Three aid stations that support runners of the H.U.R.T. 100 Trail Run are in need of volunteers for race that is taking place on Saturday, January 16 to Sunday, January 17.  The aid stations are located at the Makiki Nature Center, Vol4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nuuanu Jackass Ginger trailhead, Vol2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and at Manoa's Paradise Park. Vol3  Volunteer times and duties vary at each aid station.  Please know that your help is not only greatly appreciated by the coordinators of each aid station, but more importantly by the 125 runners that are trying to complete one of the world's most difficult 100-mile races. The HURT 100 could not happen without voluminous volunteer support. 

Contact information is as follows:

Nature Center - PJ Salmonson

Nuuanu - Jeff Fong

Paradise Park - Marian Yasuda

Thank you so much for being so generous!  Aloha!

PoP


Aloha Runners,

know that many of you enjoy mountain biking too. Just wanted to pass this information along. Especially all of you who have kids!

Join the Oahu Mountain Bike Ohana for Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day on Sunday, November 8th! We’ll be meeting at the Aloha Council BSA Camp Pupukea and riding down into the Pupukea-Paumalu State Forest Reserve. We welcome boys & girls, ages 11 and above (younger with parental supervision) with any skills level. We’ll have different length rides for beginner, intermediate, and more advanced riders. No mountain bike skills needed, but proficiency riding a bicycle is highly suggested. Parents are also welcomed and encouraged to join us! Don’t have a bike?! We’re doing our best to have plenty of bikes available to borrow. But if you do have a bike, please bring it! We’ll have a mechanic on site to make any simple adjustments. Also helmets are required. Please bring one if you have one. We’ll have some extras available as well. Please bring shoes, water, and sunscreen.

We will be meeting at 8:45am on Sunday, November 8th at the parking lot of the Boy Scout’s Camp Pupukea. We will provide refreshments and small goodie bags.

Plus fun prizes!

Sign up here: http://goo.gl/forms/uquPU7SDHA

Hope to see you guys there!

Aloha, Steve V.

TKMBD


I would like to extend an invitation to all the HURT members to attend my book launch on 24October 2015, from 6-9pm at the Honolulu Club on Ward Ave. My book is entitled "Dream it. See it. Be it. ~ Discovering your potential at the end of your comfort zone.", it is a motivational book encouraging the reader to believe in themselves, go for their dreams and do whatever it takes. Many of the stories include my running adventures with HURT and how these experiences influenced my life forever. Part 2 of the book documents my solo journey along the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada last year. I'll be giving a slideshow, speech, tango demo, interview and doing a book signing. Books will be available for sale at $25 per copy and a bar and Pupu menu will be available. Please join me for a fun filled evening. Aloha Heather "Two Feathers". Other references: www.heatherhowells.com


The HURT 100 is now a Western States Qualifier!!!

Aloha Athletes,

We received this exciting news! I bet this makes some of you train a bit harder for January!  2017 WS100 qualifying race resized

"aloha John & PJ -

I’m writing to let you know that we have selected the 2016 HURT 100 as a qualifying race for the 2017 Western States 100. Any runner who completes the race within 36 hours will be qualified to apply for the lottery, which will be held in December 2016.

As race organizer, you don’t need to do anything other than make sure that race results are posted on your website. We’ll take it from there.

I have attached a pdf and jpg of a visual notice that you can post on your website. 

Congratulations on your qualifying status and, from the Western States family, sincere thanks for all the great work you do in organizing the race.

A hui kaua,

John Medinger

for the Western States 100 Board of Trustees"

Aloha, John & PJ