Aloha HURT friends and other friends, (From Matt Stevens)
I'm writing to briefly detail my recent meanderings on Maui and officially post a challenge to any HURT person out there interested in a steak dinner. Here is a link to some photo's, click here.
This past week, I went to Maui with my bicycle with a simple plan: ride up Haleakala, strap my road bike on my back, hike through the crater and down Kaupo Gap, and then ride back to the airport via Hana. I did not succeed for a variety of factors, but I feel that I have scouted the challenge sufficiently for a successful bid the next time I'm over. Till then, I got a steak dinner for anyone who can make it.
Thanks to Mike Garcia for last Saturday's excursion to the area around Peacock Flats, complete with peacock sightings. We plan to return to this area soon !
Saturday Training 5-28-05 "Maunawili"
Start your Memorial Day weekend off with a bang by joining us early on Saturday morning at Pali Lookout. Do all, or any part of this workout.
Meeting time: 5:50 am
Starting time: 6:00 am (sharp)
Meeting place: Pali Lookout
Training: Pali Lookout down to Maunawili Trail and then over to the end of the trail at Waimanalo. Return. All or any part.
Distance: 22 miles round trip
Duration: 5 1/2 to 6 hours (ave.)
Bring: Water and sports drink (for the duration), sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, trail food, etc. *NOTE: call or e-mail Don (247-4144 email@example.com) if you plan to come so he can stash water and sports drink for you on the Waimanalo side.
For those that don't know "Marathon John", he is a great friend to HURT.
Before he left Hawaii 4-5 years ago, he did an enormous amount of work for our races, and contributed equipment that we still use in our races today.
For instance, one year at the Schofeild 50 Miler, he brought a bunch of his soldiers with him, and they put up a big tent for us to use during the race. Not only that, but they brought tables and chairs for us, coolers, etc. After the race, they took it all down and hauled it away! I remember he did the same thing for Triple Trek one year. He could never do enough for us.
We've been keeping in touch, hoping he and his family would get back here. Some day that will happen. Here is a recent note from him.
Some of us H.U.R.T. participants lament the fact that the race is run during one of the darkest months in Hawaii--January. This means for most participants, almost 12 hours of darkness navigating through the jungles, using the brightest lighting system we can find.
Well, I've come up with the perfect race for those who hate darkness. It is a 100K race and participants will have all the sunshine or light they need to complete it.
What is it?
The Antarctic Ice 100K. There is even a marathon for those who want a little less distance. With an entry fee of 14k, how can you go wrong?
Go here for more info and all the details. It will be an adventure.
According to the runners, last Saturday's "Run With a View" HURT Trail Series race was everything from "a really fun race" to "the most fun race that I've ever been in !" Thanks to all the hard working volunteers for the fine job ! The next race in the 2005 HURT Trail Series will be on June 4, and will start at the triangle park, at the corner of Makiki St. and Makiki Heights Rd. For details, go to: www.hurthawaii.blogs.com
Saturday Training 5-21-05 "Peacock Flats"
Mike Garcia will be leading us on a full day of the beautiful area around Peacock Flats. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to visit an area that we don't run/hike often enough. It will be a fun day !
Meeting time: 5:50 am
Starting time: 6:00 am
Meeting place: Dillingham Airfield (drive to the far end of Dillingham Airfield and turn left into the last gate...circle around back and park in the parking lot).
Training: Various trails, jeep roads and roads in the area. Maps and instructions will be provided so you can do as much (or as little) as you like. The hardy ones will most-likely be out for around 10 hours.
IMPORTANT !! Plan ahead and bring all the water/sports drink/food that you will need to survive, as there will only be one water re-fill area. This can be a very dry, hot area and you will most-likely consume more fluids than normal. A hat and sunscreen are a must !