Congratulations to everybody who participated in this year's Peacock Challenge!
We had a great turn-out from the Big Island including the winners in both divisions, Patrick Stover (new course record holder) and Bree Wee.
This year we had some challenges just to get to the starting line. The Army graciously allowed us to hold the race this past Saturday even as they had war games and training exercises at the same time. Thank you all for your patience at the West Gate, and thank you, Benita, for making sure the process went smoothly.
Thanks to Jeff F., Sue, Amanda, Jarren, Glenn, Connie and John for trail marking.
Marian/Neil Yasuda, Judy and Rob, Larry, Lee, Julie Ng, Les (the pig wrangler) Omura and Grace, Jill I, Lane and many other at long road aid station.
Steve Dewald and family, Andy C., Heather, Rebecca, Ron, Benita, and many more at three-way aid station.
Sandi, Myra, Linda, Sean, Laurie at the IN-N-Out Bistro!
Steve V, Rosie, Andy G, Kelly, and I think 2 more people helping us out on their bike patrol. I don’t know if I would rather run the crossover or bike it. None of the options seem to look that great for a novice like me.
Jeff F, Glenn, Kana, Jacki D for doing almost the same distance as the runners and that just as safety patrol rovers.
Rick Otani for following the “last” runner out of the start/finish on the first loop and heading over to three-way to help, only to come back and do the same routine in the evening!! On injured knees.
Jacque T, Ron, Jeff F, Glenn to do the course sweeping and taking off the ribbons/signs and rubbish off the trail.
At the start/finish, Jeff H, Vanessa, Wily, Connie, Mary B, Iris O, Jarren O, Kathy, Mikey B, Paul B, Melissa B, Kevin C, Brandt, Catherine C, Catlin F, Thomas F, Michael K, Sue, Heather McC, Heather O, and Zoe R the youngest volunteer!!
Benita, thank you for staying until the finish to help break down the aid station and to load everything up into the U-Haul.
Special thanks to Ashley Dudoit. She offered free massages to the runners after their run!!! I saw on their faces after getting off the table that they felt better already! Contact her if you need a follow-up appointment.
Thank you to PJ and John Salmonson!! I can not tell you how much I appreciate your support for this race, I would never
have taken it over without your help, guidance, and support. You trusted us enough to go ahead and take this race back into the HURT trail series. We are looking for a speedy recovery for you PJ so you can be ever present at check-in and time tracking. We all missed your presence at the race, you are always in our heart!
With all that said, here are your top finishers:
Thank you, Kana, for taking photos in the trails and Johnny Lingao for the finish/awards photos. Click here to view the gallery.
Click here for more awesome photos on Facebook taken by Mikey Brown from Big Island.
To all, your humble friend,