Now that HURT100 is a Western States 100 qualifier, we've got a lot more entrants from Hawaii to the 2016 WS100! Check them out:
Alex Garcia Michael Garrison Rod Huddleston Timothy Kimbrough Scot Kuwaye Jason Lester Connie Lutkevich Alex Nunn Glen Oshiro Joseph Pope Sylvia Ravaglia Sam Reed Jeff Snyder Kelly Sutcliffe Cassie Turner
The 2016 WS100 Lottery will be held December 5, 2015, 6:30 am HST, so mark your calendars to send your favorite runners some good juju(s).
Aloha friends, family, and all-around wonderful supporters:
Three aid stations that support runners of the H.U.R.T. 100 Trail Run are in need of volunteers for race that is taking place on Saturday, January 16 to Sunday, January 17. The aid stations are located at the Makiki Nature Center,
Nuuanu Jackass Ginger trailhead,
and at Manoa's Paradise Park. Volunteer times and duties vary at each aid station. Please know that your help is not only greatly appreciated by the coordinators of each aid station, but more importantly by the 125 runners that are trying to complete one of the world's most difficult 100-mile races. The HURT 100 could not happen without voluminous volunteer support.
know that many of you enjoy mountain biking too. Just wanted to pass this information along. Especially all of you who have kids!
Join the Oahu Mountain Bike Ohana for Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day on Sunday, November 8th! We’ll be meeting at the Aloha Council BSA Camp Pupukea and riding down into the Pupukea-Paumalu State Forest Reserve. We welcome boys & girls, ages 11 and above (younger with parental supervision) with any skills level. We’ll have different length rides for beginner, intermediate, and more advanced riders. No mountain bike skills needed, but proficiency riding a bicycle is highly suggested. Parents are also welcomed and encouraged to join us! Don’t have a bike?! We’re doing our best to have plenty of bikes available to borrow. But if you do have a bike, please bring it! We’ll have a mechanic on site to make any simple adjustments. Also helmets are required. Please bring one if you have one. We’ll have some extras available as well. Please bring shoes, water, and sunscreen.
We will be meeting at 8:45am on Sunday, November 8th at the parking lot of the Boy Scout’s Camp Pupukea. We will provide refreshments and small goodie bags.
I would like to extend an invitation to all the HURT members to attend my book launch on 24October 2015, from 6-9pm at the Honolulu Club on Ward Ave. My book is entitled "Dream it. See it. Be it. ~ Discovering your potential at the end of your comfort zone.", it is a motivational book encouraging the reader to believe in themselves, go for their dreams and do whatever it takes. Many of the stories include my running adventures with HURT and how these experiences influenced my life forever. Part 2 of the book documents my solo journey along the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada last year. I'll be giving a slideshow, speech, tango demo, interview and doing a book signing. Books will be available for sale at $25 per copy and a bar and Pupu menu will be available. Please join me for a fun filled evening. Aloha Heather "Two Feathers". Other references: www.heatherhowells.com
We received this exciting news! I bet this makes some of you train a bit harder for January!
"aloha John & PJ -
I’m writing to let you know that we have selected the 2016 HURT 100 as a qualifying race for the 2017 Western States 100. Any runner who completes the race within 36 hours will be qualified to apply for the lottery, which will be held in December 2016.
As race organizer, you don’t need to do anything other than make sure that race results are posted on your website. We’ll take it from there.
I have attached a pdf and jpg of a visual notice that you can post on your website.
Congratulations on your qualifying status and, from the Western States family, sincere thanks for all the great work you do in organizing the race.
Join me and Judy at Dillingham Air Station (start/finish of the Peacock 50k & 100k) at 6AM this Saturday! Remember to bring plenty of water (AT LEAST 70 oz.) and snacks. This heat is no joke. Options for 8 miles, 18 miles or more if you are eager! See you there!
The family will have a memorial for akabill from 12 to 4pm Sunday, October 18, at the Nutridge Estate on Tantalus. They plan on a luncheon/potluck and invite anyone who wants to remember aka/Brian to come and share food and memories.
Service followed by potluck. Steve (aka's brother) will BBQ the meat.
Join me and Benita at Dillingham Air Station (start/finish of the Peacock 50k & 100k) at 6AM this Saturday! Remember to bring plenty of water and snacks. This heat is no joke. Options for 9 miles, 17 miles or more if you are eager! See you there!
The 2015 Tantalus Triple Trek was held today under beautiful Hawaiian conditions. In other words, lots of heat and humidity with just the right amount of mud thrown in. From what I hear, the RD's, Jeff, Julie, and Fish through some curves to runners with some route direction changes from previous Trek races. I will let others who raced make those comments. I know HURT Guru's John and PJ stated next year is the 25th anniversary of the Trek race, that the course will be back to tradition.
Congratulations to all the runners. Thanks to all the volunteers and RD's! I am sure more details will be posted.
Finally, I had a couple of errands to do after the race and I was saddened to learn of the passing of Akabill. aka was always a smiling face and I loved seeing him out on the trails here in Hawaii. Those that knew him are well aware of his infectious smile and "Life is Good" attitude. Happy Trails Aka!