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Hello! To help keep you abreast of research related to ultramarathon running, I call your attention to some recent publications from our group which I’ve listed below. Links to the abstracts (when available) are provided, or can be found at the research page of the Western States Endurance Run (www.wser.org/research) where the entire list of WSER-related scientific publications can also be found.
We are most appreciative of the many of you who have participated in these various studies!
If you would like to receive the full paper for any of these publications, please let me know and I will be happy to send to you.
And….if you have not already enrolled in the ULTRA Study, please consider doing so. A summary of the study can be found at: http://www.run100s.com/ULTRAstudy.htm
The initial survey is at: http://bit.ly/ULTRAStudy
Many thanks to the over 1300 ultramarathon runners who have enrolled!
Health and Happiness!
Martin D. Hoffman, MD, FACSM, FAWM
Chief of PM&R, VA Northern California Health Care System
Professor of PM&R, University of California Davis
Director of Research, Western States Endurance Run
It is back to Peacock Flats this Saturday. There are two start times and locations; 4:00 am at the bottom of long road and 6:00 am at the Dillingham Airfield. Distance and time out on the trail can be whatever you would like. Routes can be customized to meet your needs. Be sure to bring sufficient fluids and snacks. Based on my experience last weekend, a jacket might be helpful :-/
Reminder: The deadline to register for Vi's Top of Tantalus here is Wednesday, April 3 at 11:59 pm.
From very small and humble beginnings, our Trail Series has grown up. With unbelievable Race Directors and very supportive runners, we’ve found that we’re fast approaching some self-imposed limits that we want to set so that the races can continue.
We have all had conversations the last year or so on the growing number of runners at the trail series. Registering, timing and impact on the trail system are all concerns. We want to keep having the ability to use the trails and we want this to be easy for all involved, including runners.
So starting with Vi's Top of Tantalus run on April 6th, registration will take place at ultrasignup.com and the race fee will be $15. Registration will close on 4/4/13 or two days before the race. For other Trail Series races, registration will close a week before the race.
You can register for all of the HURT Trail Series races starting now at ultrasignup.com. If you are new to this site, you will find an incredible listing of other races around the country and we use Ultra Signup for the HURT 100 race registration.
It will still be a fun and “family” experience and yes, we will still write your number on your leg.
Please go to ultrasignup.com to sign-up for any and all trail series runs effective immediately.
Feel free to call me personally with any concerns. (eight oh eight two 3 five zero 5 sevin 7).
We appreciate your understanding.
The second race in the Trail Series, Top of Tantalus, is right around the corner. If you would like to preview the course, then this weekend's training is for you.
Meet this Saturday at the parking lot of Pu'u 'Ualaka'a Park, off of Round Top Drive (map) at 6:45 a.m. The course is 7 miles long. Plan for a couple of hours or longer if you want to do it twice!
For anyone unable to join the beautiful trail run at Peacocks. We will be doing a Triple Trek loop this Sat for anybody who wants to join. This is a good newbie session, especially for those who want to get accustomed to Tantalus. 8AM at the Makiki Nature Center. 10mi
Aloha Athletes! Saturday training will once again be at Peacock Flats. There will be two options for start time and place: 4 a.m. at the bottom of long road, or 6 a.m. at the Dillingham airfield parking lot. There are many possible variations for run length and duration possible. The weather is looking promising for the morning - cooler temps and northerly winds. As always, bring plenty of fluids, snacks and sunscreen.
Dear HURT community,
I just wanted to share the news, and a few details with you of an ultra foot race happening this October in Arizona.
The event will take place on October 12th, 2013, and will be the first official ultra run to be held in the spectacular Canyon de Chelly, on the Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona.
The 55k ultra running race will be held within the beautiful expansive canyon, which is home to the Navajo people, and sits within the tribe's reservation land.
The event has been planned and organized by Shaun Martin, a Northern Arizona University Alumni, teacher & coach, and ultra athlete as featured in Outside Magazine here, http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/running/Running-Down-A-Dream.html and the documentary film Racing the Rez.
The event's website is up at: http://canyondechellyultra.com/
Signup is now open via Ultrasignup: http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=19813
Spaces available have been limited to 100, which is why I wanted to share a brief intro to the event with you all.
I do realize it is the week before the Peacock 50k/100k and so might not be an ideal race for many people, but if you feel like a trip to the breath taking, wild and open spaces of Northern Arizona maybe it could be a new race to add to your diary. And Hawaiian fly directly from Honolulu to either Phoenix or Las Vegas!
Personally, I can't wait to run again in Northern Arizona. I met Shaun at NAU, where we were team mates for two years, and it was Shaun who introduced me to the Navajo tradition of running towards the rising sun at dawn, to greet the new day.
The course will wind through the trails that traverse the canyon, and apparently the Bat Canyon Trail is pretty 'rough', along with the elevation, but the beauty of the landscape and the ultra running community outweigh any lung busting issues. It all sounds like good HURT 100 training to me!
For a full course description see the website: http://canyondechellyultra.com/?page_id=46
If anyone has any questions please feel free to drop me a line, long run yoga at g mail dot com
This Saturday we will be hiking the Manana Trail (Na Ala Hele) out to the summit and back.
Trail Length: 6 mi.
Terrain: Open ridgeline
Elevation: 1700 ft
The hike will begin at the end of Komo Mai Drive at 6:45 a.m. Park in the neighborhood, but please be respectful and quiet. Bring fluids, snacks, and sun protection.
An alternative group will be headed out to Peacock Flats again. Some will start at 4:00 am at the bottom of long road and others will start at 6:00 am at the airfield. Do as much or as little as you like. Bring fluids, snacks, and sun protection.
Go Trail Magazine just did a great article on the Kilimanjaro Stage Run that I participated in back in October.
Follow the link and then click on the photo and that will take you to the Go Trail Magazine article. There's also a trailer for a film of the run that will be out soon. I'm hoping that we can put together a group of HURT runners to do the Kili Stage Run in 2014,