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Saturday September 27th @6am: Last big day at Peacock!

Aloha Athletes,

Water heros
Huge thanks to (Left to right): Kimo, Josh, Kelly, Judy, Eric, Glen, Bud. Not pictured: Jacque T. and Jeff F.

First and foremost, an enormous mahalo to the folks who did the extra credit weight training by carrying up 20 gallons of water to the stash...THANK YOU!! Same deal this week, any runners who frequently use this stash, please kokua (help) in replenishing it by leaving a gallon or two of water behind. 20 gallons is depleted quickly with swarms of thirsty runners in these high temps.

The routes for this Saturday are similar to last with multiple training runs occuring, all beginning at 6am from Dillingham Airfield. The longer route will start off with heading up for another water drop, then continuing on to do loop 1. The route will return to the airfield, reload, then head back up to do Are's loop then come back down to finish. There will likely be a fast paced and a more leisurely paced group doing this same distance. There is also another group doing loop 1 minus long road, then down to Are's and back up if you are looking for less miles 2 weeks out from race day.

IMPORTANT:  If you are entirely new to this course, please be sure to meet up with the group before they leave to find people who are about your pace and have knowledge of the route. Crowds tend to get pretty large on Saturdays this close to race day. It's a good idea to bring maps of the area as well in case you get separated from the group. There will be ample experienced runners out there for those needing direction or have questions. As you all well know, it's gonna be HOT this weekend, so bring plenty of elecrolytes, food and water.

Happy Training,

Rosie


If you Like Haiku Stairs, Speak Up!

 

Please act by Friday, October 3.
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Who to Call


Calls are the most effective action, but whether you call, write or email, please act by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 3.
 

Representative Ken Ito
808-586-8470

Hawaii State Capitol
Room 420
Honolulu, HI 96813

repito@capitol.hawaii.gov


Senator Jill Tokuda
808-587-7215

Hawaii State Capitol
Room 218
Honolulu, HI 96813 

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Mayor Kirk Caldwell
808-768-4141

Honolulu Hale
530 S. King Street, Rm. 300
Honolulu, HI 96813

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Dear Friends of Haʻikū Stairs,

It’s time to take action to save Haiku Stairs and its environment.

In approximately two weeks, the Haiku Stairs Task Force will submit a report to the city with their recommendations for the future of Haiku Stairs. This task force was convened by Councilman Ikaika Anderson and composed of neighborhood representatives, Friends of Haiku Stairs, landowners, state agencies, the city and other stakeholders.

We know from participating on the task force that by implementing a managed access program similar to the one at Hanauma Bay, we restore the experience, reduce liability and restore peace to our neighborhoods.
However, elected leaders need a strong mandate from the people to make this happen.

No matter where you live, if you believe that Haiku Stairs is worth keeping and should be accessible, we need your teamwork.  Please join us in contacting the leaders listed on the left by October 3.
 
Key Messages
1. Reopen Haiku Stairs through a managed access program similar to Hanauma Bay.
2. The status quo is not working and is unacceptable to all involved parties.
3. Removing the stairs is the most expensive, difficult option.

Get more background info.
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Thank you in advance for your quick action.
 

Sincerely,

  
Vernon Ansdell, M.D.                 Jill Byus Radke
President                                    Vice President
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Friends of Haʻikū Stairs is dedicated to preserving Haiku Stairs and its environment for current and future generations.

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Saturday September 20th - Peacock - Restocking the water stash

Aloha Athletes!

It's that time again, when the mileage starts getting up in to those crazy digits and we lose entire days and weekends to the pull of the trail. The Peacock Ultramarathons date is approaching quickly, in a mere 3.5 weeks many will be toeing the line to challenge themselves in new and unique ways.  HURT_water_xs

For the many of you that have already begun visiting and touring the course, please be aware that the previously well stocked water stash at three way has now been reduced to only a few gallons. As this is an essential resource for those doing long training days, we would like to ask those who have been utilizing the stash frequently for their kokua (help) in replenishing the drinking water supply by bringing and carrying up a gallon or two to the stash this Saturday (or Sunday) or any time you decide to visit. Consider this extra credit weight training not to mention the karmic rewards of helping out your fellow runner.

There are two training routes planned for this Saturday, both beginning at 6am from Dillingham Airfield. After transporting and storing the water near three way, both training routes will head back down 'Awww, $h!t Hill' (just for Cheryl) to go out around Are's Loop then on to the Makai-Gordon's loop. The 'short course' route will head back down to finish at the airfield upon completing the loop at the three way (total of about 16 miles). The 'long course' route will continue to do the out and back over crossover and Long Road before returning to the airfield (total of about 34 miles).

IMPORTANT:  If you are entirely new to this course, please be sure to meet up with the group before they leave to find people who are about your pace and have knowledge of the route. Crowds tend to get pretty large on Saturdays this close to race day. It's a good idea to bring maps of the area as well in case you get separated from the group. The longer route (34) will likely be moving at a quicker pace so make sure you come prepared to run if you choose this option! There will be ample experienced runners out there for those needing direction or have questions. As you all well know, it's gonna be HOT this weekend, so bring plenty of elecrolytes, food and water.

See ya'll Saturday! Good luck to everyone running the Maui marathon this weekend!

Rosie


Saturday September 13th- Peacock - Special 4am Edition!

Aloha Athletes, Moon-beam

Yes you heard that right, this Saturday's run will be starting at the extra special hour of 4am! Set those alarms, throw an extra shot of espresso in your coffee, and come romp with us along the moonlit trails for Cheryl's last Peacock run before she leaves for Bend in October.

We'l be starting from long road at 4 on the dot. Don't be late. The general route will be climbing all the way to the very end of long road (past the rockpile turn off), then coming back down to rockpiles, cross over to 3-way, then back to rockpiles, all the back up to the very top of LR, then head all the way down to finish. Total distance is around 22 miles.

Directions

  • Google Map Link:  http://tinyurl.com/2e9hsw8
  • (Map point “A” is bottom of Long Road. Map point “B” is suggested parking)

Hope to see you all there!

Rosie


Saturday September 6th @6am: P...P...P...Peacock! - Updated

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As you know, last weekend Triple Trek marked the official end of the H.U.R.T. trail series for 2014. We look forward to seeing you all next year and thank each and every one of you for coming out and making it a success! Now is the time where runners start to get quite a bit more serious about their mileage, whether training for the Peacock 50k/100k (affectionately known as Peacock) or of course the H.U.R.T. 100. Peacock is put on by Rob at Stamina Race Event Management and as of now, 18 slots are open in the 100k and the 50k is sold out (with a waitlist in effect). Make sure to sign up if you haven't yet at: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=27421. Full details can be found at: http://staminarace.com/peacock-ultramarathons/

All saturday runs from now through Peacock will all take place on the North Shore in preparation for the race October on 11th.

For those of you new to the terrain, the main starting/staging area for Peacock is the Dillingham Airport Control Tower parking lot. Bathrooms and water are available and this is a relatively safe place to park as there is 24/7 security roaming the grounds. For directions, visit:   http://bit.ly/1qYR9cj

This Saturday, meet at 6am at the airfield where Augusto will be leading the group. The basic plan will be to go up to 3-way via Are's loop, do Gordons loop, head over to rock piles (skipping long road) then back down to Dillingham airfield. Total distance will likely be around 24 miles but routes are always susceptible to change so come prepared with snacks, 60+ oz of water, and electrolytes for a long morning on the trails. If you want to check out the maps of the course, visit the links for the race above. It's always a good idea to print and bring them with you if you think you may get separated from the group. Post here if you have any questions.

Aloha,

Rosie


Corrected Race Results - Tantalus Triple Trek

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Just wanted to post a quick correction to the results from yesterday, they can be seen here. There was a minor mixup in the top 3 male finishers. Congrats to all of the top finishers on their victories and a special congrats to all the ladies who dominated this race. Way to go ladies!

Most importantly, a very heartfelt thank you to the most hardworking lady around, Cheryl Loomis. This was her final race with us as leader of the trail series (and pretty much everything else H.U.R.T. related) before she is off to new adventures in Oregon. Sniff sniff, words can't express enough appreciation for everything you do Cheryl! We love you!!

Rosie