Looking for a pacer for HURT 100. Hoping to find someone to run 1-2 loops with me starting at 5pm running through the night. Julie
Gordon has a few items from the race.
(Wily Woo Photo)
RD Gordon kicked off the 2010 Peacock 54 with the announcement that it was the last and final Peacock 54. At first there were some stunned (maybe even disappointed) looks on people's faces. Gordon quickly changed all of that by continuing with the announcement that going forward, the Peacock would be lengthened to full 100k distance. Wow, and that is how the day started. It only got better from there.
With a full moon setting over the ocean, runners were off at 6:00 a.m. up Kealia trail. The morning was actually cool in the pre-dawn hours but that quickly changed as runners headed up the hill.
There can be many things said about the Peacock 54 but easy isn't one of them. This race keeps up the HURT tradition of tough races.
Fifty-one runners started the race, however far fewer finished the full 54 miles.
Some notes from John Salmonson:
- About a 50% finishing rate, but about 90% among the women.
- Scott chased Hannah and Julie all day and finally passed Hannah with a couple of miles to go.
- Don’t remember ever having two women in the top three and so close to winning!
- Many thanks to Gordon and all the volunteers, this race is hard on everyone!
Mahalo to Don and Gordon as Race Directors. Special thanks to Rob Lahoe for the up top aid station. Also thanks to Ernest, Fish, Cheryl, Kat, Freddie, Vernon, Doug and all the other volunteers.
There are a lot of stories that will be told about this race and hopefully a lot of lessons learned. Hannah Roberts and Julie Doheney were racing and leading for much of the day. Apparently it wasn't until the last few miles that Scott was able to take the lead into the finish.
For those racers entered into the 2011 HURT 100, lick your wounds, rest your legs, take the lessons from this race and apply that to your training as you prepare for the HURT 100.
Get out there and run!
Click here to see some photos from the finish that Doug Baker took. Thanks Doug!
Congratulations to all the finishers. Here are the results.
Mahalo to Ernest and Fish for putting on a great race. They did an excellent job of getting the course nice, wet and muddy for all the runners. They had some fun prizes and TTT visors as well plus great snacks. Thanks to everyone else who made the race a success. Cheryl and Katrina up at the road crossing. John and PJ for making this all possible. Marian for dropping off some goodies and everyone else who contributed. There were some amazing performances and stories out there.
The results can be seen here.
The next race is the Peacock 54. More info will be coming up soon. Time to step up the mileage!
Ruby sent me a link to these photos. Click here to view.
TANTALUS TRIPLE TREK (TTT)
TANTALUS TRIPLE TREK (TTT)
IMPORTANT PRE-RACE INSTRUCTIONS
R RACE DAY: (SATURDAY) SEPTEMBER 4, 2010 DISTANCE: 30 Miles (3 Trek 10 Mile Loops) VENUE: HAWAII NATURE CENTER RACE ENTRY FEE: $10.00 Please park below the entrance to the Hawaii Nature Center, as parking is extremely limited. When you walk up to the start early in the morning, please observe the “QUIET ZONE” along the Nature Center driveway. We want to be considerate to the residents along the drive.
R RACE DAY: (SATURDAY) SEPTEMBER 4, 2010
DISTANCE: 30 Miles (3 Trek 10 Mile Loops)
VENUE: HAWAII NATURE CENTER
RACE ENTRY FEE: $10.00
Please park below the entrance to the Hawaii Nature Center, as parking is extremely limited.
When you walk up to the start early in the morning, please observe the “QUIET ZONE” along the Nature Center driveway. We want to be considerate to the residents along the drive.
The deadline for leaving the Start-Finish line on the 3rd loop is 11:30 AM.
The upper aid station will close at 1:30 PM.
Aloha! Welcome to our 19th Annual TTT.
Wow!! How time flies, especially when you are enjoying yourselves in our HURT Trail Series. OK, here’s where we get a little serious on the mileage (50km or 30 miles), after all, this race marks the official beginning of H.U.R.T. training. As usual, there is no pre-registration, so just come early on race day, bring your $10 and sign-in.
Each runner will complete three of the Trek 10 mile loops, coming back to the Nature Center aid station each loop. For those of you not familiar with the race course, we suggest you study the attached map, (perhaps you may want to print this out & carry a copy ). There will probably be a couple of training runs prior to race day, so please look out for these on the HURT blog.
We will have the usual race munchies which will cater to most palates with iced water & gatorate at both aid stations. Usually everyone bring their own concoctions/special needs for the race & you are highly encouraged to do so. Please also feel free to bring a potluck to share, but it is not required.
We will be there to open the main gate at 4:30am, so we can set-up by the bathrooms & take care of race registration. There is no parking above the second gate, so please park on Makiki Heights Road below the Nature Center entrance. We would appreciate if we didn’t fill-up the lower parking lot, so you can park out on the road or even down the water tank and walk up. Only race officials and volunteers can park up at the top. Please arrive early enough to park & bring your stuff up to the start & sign-in.
It will be dark on the trail for the first hour or so – strongly suggest you bring a small flashlight.
Aid stations will be at the Start & at the 7 mile Tantalus Road crossing. The Tantalus aid station will stay open until 1:30 pm, so plan accordingly. “Please take enough fluids with you especially during the later part of the afternoon”. (Most runners bring their own electrolytes)
Cutoff is 11:30, to leave the Start-Finish station for the third loop. Dropouts need to inform either race directors (Fish/Ernest), so we won’t be looking for you in the woods after the race.
The course will be marked with Orange ribbons, for the uphill section to the top of Tantalus and Green ribbons to bring you back down to the Nature Center. This is a figure eight course, so orange & green ribbons will overlap in some areas of the course. As always, BLUE is BAD! So do not go that direction. Bad section & hazards will be clearly marked with Blue ribbons.
We promise this to be another exciting race & look forward to seeing you all soon!
Click here to see them. The photos are all there even though it might look like three are missing. Click on the first one to enlarge it and click through all of them.
First a huge Mahalo to Marian and Neal for putting on an awesome race today. Neal's aid station had nice cold water and lots of support. It was fun to hear the cheers running into the aid station and the people there helping were awesome in getting us back out on the trail quickly.
Marian just puts out an incredible spread of food and we even had a few tourists asking if they could buy food. Clearly this post-race banquet is the best!
A special thanks to Harald for being the water savior for many runners out on the trail. He was a complete surprise and welcome relief to many on the return leg.
The results speak for themselves. Matt S. set another record time but since we don't record times for this race, you'll have to ask him just what his time was. Let's just say it was under 3 hours.
Click here to see the results. I am sure there will be more photos available later.
Maunawili Out & Back
Aka - Run With the Pigs
Parking at the start/finish is monitored by parking attendants. A Hawaii I.D. is required to waive the $3 parking fee. All runners should park below the marked stalls area, lining the roadway leading up to the parking lot. Carpooling is highly encouraged.
Put your running shoes on, grab your $10 and your water bottle, and get to the Pali lookout by 6:30 a.m. Be ready to have some fun!
In my absence, email Bob McAllaster with any questions. If you are looking for a relay partner, post a comment to the blog.
Marian is planning on starting at the base of long road at 4:30 a.m. and the rest of the group is meeting at the parking lot behind the control tower for a 7:00 a.m start. If you are planning on joining in, remember lots of fluids for hydration, electrolytes and fantastic views. You can always contact Cheryl or Marian for more info.
Get out there and run somewhere.
AKA - Run With the Pigs
The sixth event of the 2010 H.U.R.T. Trail Series is scheduled for Saturday, August 14 at 7:00 a.m. In keeping with the H.U.R.T. spirit, this run is all about enjoying the trail and the camaraderie of your fellow runners.
Requirements for entering this event are:
- Be ready and willing to have fun,
- Show up at the start no later than 6:30 a.m. with $10 in hand,
- Carry a minimum of 40 ounces of fluid with you,
- Stay after you finish and enjoy good food and friends, and
- Be ready and willing to have fun.
Parking at the start/finish (Nuuanu/Pali lookout) is now monitored by parking attendants. Hawaii I.D. (i.e. - driver's license) is required to waive the $3 parking fee. All runners will need to park below the marked stalls, lining the roadway leading up to the parking lot. When you finish running, be prepared to show your proof of residency (driver's license). Carpooling is highly encouraged. We do not want to wear out our welcome with the State park system!
The start of the run is staggered, based on age(s) and gender(s), to "handicap" younger and faster runners. This allows for a closer, condensed finish and gives any runner or team the opportunity to win or place in the run. There are two intersections on the trail, one at each end, that will be marked with pink-colored ribbons. As always, in H.U.R.T. events, BLUE is BAD.
The hand-off point for relay teams is at the trailhead in Waimanalo. Ideally, as the "lead-off" runner starts at the lookout, the "anchor" runner will drive to the trailhead in Waimanalo. At the Waimanalo trailhead, the runners will exchange car keys as the hand-off.
Don't get left "behind" - add this event to your calendar! Call or email Marian with any questions - 221-5171 or [email protected]