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2008 Run to the Sun is Full!!

Race Director John has informed me that applications to the 2008 Run to the Sun race are closed. A record number of individual and teams have entered this year's race so other than those applications still in the mail, he has asked that we pull the application from this site.

The Proof is in the Picture (s)!!!

Don commented he was confused about the results of the Swamp Romp. I heard it direct from the source, the race director. Our boys got "chicked!"

From what I heard it was a tougher course this year.

Click here to see the pictures. Sorry guys, I couldn't get my usual photos this year. Thanks to Lisa D. for these! Click the photos to see them larger.

Saturday Training 3-1-08

Aloha Athletes !

Holy Cow Batman ! From this Saturday it's only 2 weeks until Run to the Sun !

There will be 2 training options for you this Saturday:  First, we will have our standard R2S training option starting at 6:00 am at the corner of Makiki St. and Makiki Heights Drive. As usual, it will start with a 10 mile Manoa loop and we'll finish it off with a couple of Tantalus Rd./Concrete Hills. The other option is very good R2S training and is something we will be doing on a semi-regular basis to help Marian Yasuda and Ernest Tay prepare for their Western States 100 mile run in late June.  This training option will start at 6:30 am at Dillingham airfield (at the parking lot behind the control tower). Depending on the route, you can expect around 25 miles of very good hill training. Unfortunately, I will miss the next 2 Saturdays, as I will be on the mainland, so if you have questions on either option, please contact Cheryl at 277-4960.  I'll miss you guys !  See ya soon.  Don

Swamp Romp results confuse me???

Aloha Guys and Gals. !

Maybe I was misinformed, but I was told by a very reliable source that at Swamp Romp last Saturday, the HURT women's team beat the HURT men's team. If that wasn't bad enough, the HURT women's team had 2 masters team members (60 and over). Please tell me this isn't so.  Don

Ben Cavazos--Army Male Athlete of the Year!!

Jay Edwards sent this as a comment and I wanted to make sure everyone sees it.

Congratulations Ben!!!

I wanted to send a note to the HURT Community that SGM Ben Cavazos was selected as the Army Male Athlete of the Year for 2007. Once the board heard about the HURT 100 and the Wounded Warrior Project this must have really made an impact. This is a huge honor for Ben and was due in large part to the HURT Ohana.

Saturday Training 2-23-08

Aloha Athletes !

We're back to semi-normal schedule this week, with only the Swamp Romp and the Pose Running class vying for our regulars. With Saturday being only 4 weeks from Run to the Sun, if you haven't done so already, I'd suggest making sure you have arranged the following: race application;airfare;hotel;transportation

This Saturday we will return to our normal venue. (see below)

Meeting time: 5:50 am

Meeting place: The corner of Makiki St. and Makiki Heights Rd.

Starting time: 6:00 am

Training: One (1) 10 mile Manoa loop followed by three (3) Tantalus Rd. (up only*) to top of Concrete Hill repeats.*We still need volunteers who have pickup trucks or other vehicles for shuttling runners down. Otherwise we will need to run down too. If you have such a vehicle available, please let me know at [email protected]  Don

Saturday Training 2-16-08 Haleakala Training #3

Aloha Athletes !

With most of our "regulars" doing a Friday night run, our remaining tiny group will do something different this Saturday. Let's meet at the entrance to Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden, in Kaneohe, at 6:30 am (no typo...that is 6:30 am). We will do the fun route which takes us thru the Garden, out on the road and then up Old Pali Road, under Pali Highway and up to Pali Lookout. Let's plan on doing two of these (each round trip is 9.6 miles), unless your training has you ready for three.

If you need directions or info, or have questions, please contact me at [email protected] or 247-4144  Don

For H.U.R.T. Runners Interested in Improving Their Running

Ed Bugarin sent this to me and I thought some of you might be interested in knowing about this.


For those interested in improving their running skills here is some info on Dr. Romanov and the Pose Method of Running.  Please pass on this info.

Wednesday, February 13, "Aloha and Open Talk with Dr. Nicholas Romanov."  Location: Runner's HI (E-mail: Ray Woo)
Map link to Runners HI: Click here

Friday, Feb 15: 6:30-7:30pm = Injury Free Running with Dr. Romanov at the Great Aloha Expo, Neal Blaisdell Center.

Saturday, Feb 16: 1:00-2:00pm = Injury Free Running with Dr. Romanov at the Great Aloha Expo, Neal Blaisdell Center.

Sunday, Feb 17: Noon-1:00pm = Running for the Competitive Runner with Dr. Romanov at the Great Aloha Expo, Neal Blaisdell Center.

There will be a  Great Aloha Run insert and will be published in the February 14 edition of the Honolulu Advertiser with info on Dr. Romanov and other events during the GAR Expo.

Tuesday, Feb 19: 7:00 = Open Talk with Dr. Nicholas Romanov:  This one will be in Town.  More info to follow.

Sat-Sun, Feb 23-24 = Pose Method of Running Clinic. UPDATED WITH RUNNING CLINIC AGENDA
If you are interested in obtaining a Level 1 Pose Running Coach certification, contact me ASAP.


Edward Bugarin
Pose Level 2 Certified Running Coach
cell: (808) 779-8613

Saturday Training 2-9-08 "Haleakala Training 2"

Aloha Athletes !

If the turnout for last Saturday's training run was any indication, there's going to be a lot of people doing this years Run to the Sun. There were 20 excited runners ! This Saturday (2-9-08) we will be doing the same 10 mile Manoa loop, followed by two (2) Tantalus Rd./Concrete Hill "ups" (we will use a couple of pick-up trucks to shuttle us down Tantalus Rd.) and we will finish off with a 3rd. Concrete Hill before returning to the cars. The "up" portion of each Tantalus Rd./Concrete Hill section is approx. 5 miles.

As last week, we will meet and start down by the pumping station at the corner of Makiki St. and Makiki Heights Rd. at 6:00 am. Be there ! As someone wisely said: "Winners train...losers complain".  Questions? Contact Don at [email protected] or 247-4144.