Wow, it is February already (almost as I type this) and 1/12 of 2013 is gone.
Cheryl says back to Peacock for this weekend and why sleep-in?
6:00 a.m. Start from the parking area behind the Control Tower at Dillingham Airfield. Hopefully the gate will be open that early. Probably a Gordon's Loop. If you have never ran up at Peacock, this is a great way to start to familiarize yourself with the trails and roads up there.
This Saturday a little post HURT100 recovery run/shuffle is planned. Meet outside the Garden at 7:00 a.m. Remember to keep quiet as we are parking in a neighborhood.
Round trip will probably take an hour or so to do an out and back in the Garden. It is just 5-miles. Those wanting a bit more can go to the Pali Lookout and back. I think round trip, that is 9 miles.
The garden opens at 9:00 for cars and we typically potluck all the way in at the last parking/picnic area. Once we are done with breakfast, John and PJ need some help with cooler/gear clean-up and we can head over there to give them a hand.
Be sure to check the HURT 100 site for links to photos and other info from this past weekend's race.
In case you have been off line, in a cave, or under the weather, this weekend is the HURT 100. Many of you are either running the race, volunteering at the race, pacing a runner, or in some way helping out. If you are not, come on out and help cheer on the runners, lend a hand and see what you are missing. More info is on the HURT 100 Trail Race site.
For those who can't get out to the race, live updates will be posted here from UltraLive.Net.
You can also find updates on Twitter with the hashtag: #HURT100 via @HURTHawaii
I am sure people will be posting to Facebook as well.
Best of luck to all the runners. See you out there!
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these photos if you are running in the HUR100. I'm looking for feedback to help
select the backdrops (shooting positions) for the HURT100 next weekend. I can't
make any guarantees that I'll make it to any particular location but I will do
my best to make it to one or more of the more popular (most "Liked")
locations. So, please look through them all and only "like" your
favorites so it makes it easier to determine which are the overall favorites.
Mahalo for your help.
Some of the preview images look like duplicates
but if you look at the full photos you'll see that one is landscape and the
other portrait. Some locations I might have time to capture both but some
locations I won't so I posted both.
Please keep in mind these
are taken in the direction you will be running toward me so you won’t see these
views, aside from in photos, unless you stop and turn around while you are on
This Saturday we will run a 10-mile reverse Trek loop. This is the traditional week before the HURT100 run. We plan to start at 7:00 a.m. from the Nature Center. Please be on time if you are planning to join in.
Yes, it is true, the 2013 HURT 100 is just days away. Are we going to have a wet, dry or somewhere in between course this year? What is your prediction? The last several years have seen relatively dry race conditions.
This week I saw that the Soul Runners group is meeting at 7:00 a.m. to run a HURT Loop starting from the Nature Center. This seems like a good option for those of you wanting more HURT loop time.
Looking for something different?
Holiday Trail Series #3
We are ready for the final race in the series. This Saturday, January 5, 7:30 A.M. at the top of Pupukea Road.
This is, as far as we know, the first time that we will have a race on this loop. The Pupukea Loop is about 6 miles, and will be on a great trail. There will be a section on asphalt towards the end.
As usual, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. We will begin at 7:30AM. There will be refreshments after the race. Donation of $10 recommended.
Directions: Drive to Sharks Cove, and turn up on Pupukea Road (by Foodland), drive all the way to the top and we will be starting on the other side of the gate at the top.
Visiting HURT runners are starting to arrive. Show them some Aloha if you see any of them out on the trails. On January 12, we will be running our traditional pre-HURT reverse trek loop starting at 7:00 a.m. from the Nature Center.
I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas with family and friends. If you are looking for a way to burn off a few extra calories, head to the 2nd Holiday Run, the new informal trail runs.
Aiea Loop Trail, 4.4 miles.
We will be starting at 7:30AM for an informal timed run on this great loop.
Expect the trail to be a little bit muddy in sections, and for years there has been a few trees across the trail, and you can either get over, or go under, there are cut-outs to place your feet = this means you can't just race full speed through it.
We will be going clockwise - so the first part will have some roots, while the last 300m. will be the asphalt road back up to the starting point (a nice steep hill).
We will have refreshments, and would like to get an estimate of how many will be running, so sign up at:
This will also ease the sign-up procedure, as you will just have to sign-in. Suggested donation is $10.
Come out on the trail and burn some of the Holiday food off while having fun!
Directions to the park:
Follow H-1 to Moanalua Highway (Route 78). Take the ‘Aiea cutoff to the third traffic light, make a right turn at ‘Aiea Heights Drive and follow it about 3 miles up to the end of the road. Continue on the on-way park road to the trailhead.
If you have other training plans and would like some company, feel free to post in the Comments below.
I am interested in pacing for someone at/after 6pm on Saturday night. I've completed a 100 mile ultra, DNF'd 2 at 90 and 50 miles and have more 50 milers done than I can count. Experienced night runner. Good sense of humor and flexible in pace. Best suited to someone looking at 26-28 hour finish, but will take anyone that pace or slower.
I will be on Oahu for week, arriving at noon the Saturday of the race. Thought it would be a great chance to get in a long night run for me and help someone else out. I'm not above hanging out at the aid station to try to pick up a runner, but thought there might be somebody looking already.