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Saturday Training: June 1, 2013 Mango Madness Training

Aloha Athletes:

Saturday training will be the final preview run for Mango Madness.  Meet at 6:15 for a 6:30 a.m. start at the Makiki pumping station (triangle park at the intersection of Makiki Street and Round Top Drive). Jacque and Mike will be leading the group through the ~10-mile course on Tantalus trails.

As of this posting, there are 42 slots left open for the Mango Madness run.  You do not want to miss out on the crazy fun!  Go to ultrasignup today to register!  Registration closes Wed, Jun 5 @ 11:59 PM!

Happy running!


Saturday Training: May 25, 2013 Mango Madness Training

Aloha Athletes:

If you are lucky enough to have a three-day weekend coming up, get outside and make the most of it!

Saturday training will be another preview of Mango Madness.  Meet at 6:30 a.m. at the Makiki pumping station (triangle park at the intersection of Makiki Street and Round Top Drive). Jacque will be leading the group through the ~10-mile course through the Tantalus trails.

Remember: Today is the deadline to order the awesome technical shirt by emailing Melanie with your shirt size and email address.

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If you still have some fight in your legs after the Saturday training, the Hibiscus Half Marathon is on Sunday at 5:30 at Kapiolani Park.

Happy Running and enjoy Memorial Day!


Mango Madness, June 8! Sign-Up Now

MANGOlogoMango Madness is the next race in the 2013 HURT Trail Run series. It is 10+ miles and travels through the mountains of the Tantalus trail system. The "plus" usually means there's a bit of 'madness' thrown in...a detour, a potato sack race... Be ready for anything. The trail is quite technical with many rocks, roots and muddy sections. $15 gets you a great course, great food and a guaranteed great time. Meet at the triangle park, or pumping station, at the corner of Makiki Street and Makiki Heights Drive for a 7am start time. If you have not yet registered, go to Ultrasignup before midnight on Wednesday, June 5!

Custom designed technical dri-fit tees are an additional $15 and can be preordered by May 22. Simply send an email to Melanie with your shirt size and email address.  You will receive a paypal invoice through which your purchase will be processed.


See you there! Melanie


Mango Madness Training Run: Saturday 5/18, 7:00AM, Water Tank Park

I'm back, and I'm bad,  or maybe ripe...well,  pickling ready at least.....and rolling hot for sure!

Mango marv

Marv here.   Cheryl has asked me to come out and lead the Saturday training run along the 'Official' Mango Madness Trail. (Just like old times....)  It's part of the Hurt Trails, and we start from the Pumping Station at the bottom of Makiki Heights Drive.  

We will start at a reasonable hour, 7:00 AM, as I can not fall off the tree until the sun is up and warming.  It's a 10 miler or so.  After we finish runners can do another round of the Mango loop, or a reverse trek which is a bit of a variation.

These are the REAL trails. You can train where you like, but when push comes to shove, or trip more likely.  The Triple Treck and the 100 are here.  Come on out and start to get your lines down.  The trails are a bit different given the weather and there is no time like now to reawaken the thrill and anticipation of long hard hours of rolling hot along these magnificent trails.   

Aloha,   Marv.

 

 


2013 Run with a View Results (UPDATED with Photo Link)

Aloha Athletes,

Just a quick post to get the results up from this morning's Run with a View. Not sure the rain dancing worked as it looks like some fast times. Fun to see Mr. Jakob Dewald working his way up, taking 3rd overall today. Now it won't be long before he wins one of these runs!

2013 Run with a View Results

Photos by Augusto Decastro Photography Awesome Race photos. Check them out. Thanks Augusto!

(There is another photo link in the comments)

I look forward to hearing more about it and hopefully seeing some photos. The only photo I have seen so far is of the carrots given as a prize. I am sure the RD's, Cheryl and Rosie put out quite the spread post race. Now back to my proposals and other fun work! Sorry to have missed it.

Aloha,

Bob


Saturday Training: May 4, 2013 Run With a View Training

Aloha Athletes:

This Saturday is the final opportunity to do the Run With a View course with some great trail companions.

Meet at the park at the top of Ka'ahele Drive by 6:45AM.   Please be quiet as we are in a residental neighborhood until we hit the trail.

Run with a View is the next of the HURT Trail Runs. It is held at Ka'ahele which is at the top of the New Town section. It is truly a run with a view, and offers some of the best views of Pearl Harbor around. If you have not yet registered, go to Ultrasignup before midnight on Wednesday, May 8!

Some folks will be trimming the overgrowth on Saturday. Hoping that they won't trim it all.....we wouldn't want it to be easy!

Heads-up: The next event in the Trail Series will be the magnificent Mango Madness run. Custom designed technical dri-fit tees by Melanie Decker Koehl will be available by pre-order only. If you would like to get one of these fabulous shirts, send an email to Melanie with your shirt size and email address.  You will receive a paypal invoice through which your purchase will be processed.