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Heather

Sometimes saying thank you just never seems enough and I am not sure I can add much to what has already been said but I will chip in my tuppence worth anyhow. You guys are the best. I love the running part but it is the people involved that make it special. Thanks to everyone at the aid stations for keeping us safe, to Rob for great pictures and of course to the race organizers for another fun running adventure.

Harald

By now it's been said 10 times over but that won't keep me from saying it again: spectacular organization and support! Thanks to everybody who helped, in particular those who were aching to go out themselves but sacrificed their race to support ours! Mahalo nui!

Steve Villiger

Thanks to all of you who put this race together, and all of the volunteers! This year, was again, a memorable event.

Jake H

I don't know that I can add much more to the stream, but Mahalo Nui to all the support crews, the HURT Ohana, and Gordon for his crafty course designs.

I do want to acknowledge Freddy's great turnaround...after flying by me down hill on Long road (second trip) I found him nearly out of it in a chair at the aid station....only to have him catch me on the long crossover and then drop me "like a bad habit" after the intersection on his way to Kealia and the finish....AWESOME RECOVERY BROTHER! That's the kind of heart that makes ultra-running the greatest of sports!

Andy

You're all not kidding when you say what a value! I have never experienced a better support team with better equipped aid stations in all my years of running, biking and triathlons, and at a fraction of the cost! I am not only grateful to all the volunteers, but to all of the other runners who all kept giving each other encouragement throughout the day, and during all the long training miles. This summer series was a great way to get to know the HURT ohana, and although I won't be running the 100, I'll try my best to return the aloha I've received throughout the series!

Mikem

Thanks Gordon, Don, John and PJ, and most of all, all the people at the aid stations who were so helpful every time a runner came in. This race has got to qualify as one of the hardest sub 100K races in the country. I was in awe seeing the leaders go streaking by me on their returns, and impressed with everyone who made those turns and pushed back up Kealia and Long Road. This is one race where the second time is often a bit less than a 'charm'. Just ask Rex, who sacraficed a part of himself to Ku of the Long Road, and then administered his own coup-de-ta on the Kealia; and Ryan....to see Ryan rise up from the depths of exhaustion and do that second turn was incredible. That took great courage, or just sheer delusional stubborness, or perhaps both! I can think of no more daunting task than facing the Kealia and Long Road ups after that king of zombie bonks! Well Done everyone!

Rob

I'm not going to say where I heard this from, but here's another quote to go along with those Jan wrote below:

"after yesterdays race and seeing the fast times and ONLY a 50% drop rate I came up with a ... course that even I would think twice about entering :-) More hills and more trails and hopefully less finishers"

Who knows, maybe in the years to come people will say "remember the first couple of Peacock races and how easy they were?"

God, I love this sport.

jan

and just for a few laughs:

Below is a collection of my favorite remarks made so far about running Peacock:

"you're a HURT runner,,,you are looney."

"I went into it with one goal...finish and not be hurt. I did that."

"It really helped a lot that we ran together. Thanks so much for keeping me moving!"

"and how are the feet??"

"I told just about everyone I saw during the day that you gave me the two best tips ever: keep hydrating, and just keep your butt moving. It worked."

"I have blisters on every single toe! Plus a few more other places on my feet. But those ThorLo socks are so much better than my other socks."

"... the large amount of Mountain Dew I consumed may have played a small part in it...I may have developed an addiction. Of the 6 cans I have consumed in my life, 5 of them were during this race."

"I just want to give my feet and blisters and legs and everything else a rest. Whew."

"Great job last night!!! Or was it last morning? Or, wait ... I mean to say, great job yesterday morning, day, AND night!!!! We did it."

"What was the name of that stuff you can get at Long's for blisters...starts with a "B"... I can't remember the name of it for the life of me (understandable considering it was Saturday night...)"

" and said it was your first ultra, I thought you did Triple Trek, wasn't that an ultra...wait a second, was it?? Or maybe that was just the warm up, oh I get it now!!"

"Everybody that survived it did a great job out there.... We can all be proud."

jan

Yes, couldn't agree more, talk about value for money...! And thanks again to Don, always great to run into your smiling face out there.

Larry

I couldn't agree more with Don. As usual, the HURT family came out in force and made this a very special,well run event. I don't know where else you can get so much fun for $10. And, Don, you are too modest. Thank you too, for making this one great.

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