This Saturday will offically kick-off HURT 100 training so plan to be at the mauka end of Manoa Rd. (just before it narrows) a few minutes before 6:00 am and join the group for Paradise to Jackass repeats. Get used to this one, as we will be doing it a lot ! Since there will be no stash at Jackass, please bring plenty of water, etc. See you there. Don
Saturday was the 2nd Annual Peacock 54 mile HURT Trail Series Race and what a race it was ! Hopefully the results will be posted soon. As I'm rushing to get ready for a flight to the mainland in a few hours, I MUST thank the many people that worked so very hard to make this demanding 18 hour race a huge success. Where to start? But first, since I know there will be someone, or two, that I will forget to mention, I sincerely apologize. That being said, I'll start by thanking Rob Lahoe, who did an unbelievable job with the remote "intersection" aid station. Friends, he worked his okole off, and even took photos in his spare time. Yikes ! I'd better hurry ! Okay, mahalo to Leon, Pete. Ray Woo, David Carlsson, Leslie Klukas, Tom and Wah for their hard work at the aid stations, and to Fishman and Ernest for trail marking (and Fish's help everywhere on race day). I certainly had better not forget Larry's work getting our permit...yeah Larry.
Now it comes to Cheryl, Marian and Kat who not only bought the groceries, cooked all kinds of fantastic dishes, brought them out and then worked hours and hours helping the runners through trying times during the day and night. They were unbelievable ! Thank you so much girls. No HURT race would be complete without our HURT gurus John & PJ Salmonson, and of course, as always, they we right there with their sleeves rolled-up, right in the thick of things. Unless I forgot someone, we're down to my buddy Gordon Lau, who is Mr. Peacock 54 ! Without Gordon, there wouldn't be a Peacock 54 race, and it's due to his hard work that this race is the successful race it is. Thank you so much Gordon...and thanks to all of you who made this race such a fun event. Congratulations to all the runners. See you next year. Don
Monday 6:00 PM start. Top of Manoa Road start. Approx sub- 7 hour pace. No stash. Carry yer stuff. Push through Jack-ass, Water at Nature Center, Back to car by 1:00AM or so. Email me with intent, otherwise I'll keep my own schedule. Aloha, mmuenchzerooneatgmaildotcom
I've posted the photos I took at Peacock yesterday (all 328 of them). I'm a true amateur, so I apologize for the blurriness and bad photos. If you see one that you'd like, just take down the number(s) and e-mail them to me @ firstname.lastname@example.org . I'll e-mail you the full resolution photos. Here's the link. Good job to everyone who ran yesterday! -Rob
My favorite quote is "You know any sport has gone off the rails when you have to remove body parts to do it,” said Christopher McDougall, the author of a recent book about ultrarunning called “Born to Run.”
The Peacock 54 is certainly not the only endurance event being held in Hawaii this weekend, as Xterra is also this weekend. Our HURT family will be well represented at Xterra, as Bob & Barbi McAllaster, Nick Kaiser, Steve Dewald and Amy Bennet Eck will be doing Xterra. Nick and Amy will be doing the "double", as they just finished the Kona Ironman two weeks ago, a rare feat.
It's FINALLY here ! The race of the year ! 54 tough miles over an 18 hour time period for a measly 10 bucks ! Not only that...you get aid stations with water and sports drink AND Kat's yummy moche and Cheryl's famous pasta salad !! Also, don't forget that you can pick-up some cool Christmas gifts early, as we have a recent shipment of very nice Patagonia short-sleeve shirts for $20, unless you'd rather wait and pay $35 in the stores. Don't forget, you have the opportunity, this year, to run the Peacock 54 as a two-person relay for $10 each...still a bargain !
Just be out at the Dillingham Airfield Control Tower parking lot at around 5:30 am, this Saturday, and we'll get you signed-up for the very tough Peacock 54 ultramarathon. We plan to start the race promptly at 6:00am.
You say "what about drop bags?" Many of the veterans plan to bring a drop bag with their special goodies, which we will take to the bottom of Long Road for them to use there. Most plan to use their vehicle, which will be parked at the start/finish for another drop bag. Which reminds me... Be sure and have proper vehicle documentation...insurance card, registration, etc. in your vehicle, and park in designated parking stalls.