Seeking hiking company on the legendary John Muir Trail. If you are interested, please email me. I have a permit for three (3) total. Leaving from Florence Lake and heading south to Whitney Portal from 8/2 to 8/7. Need to arrive in Fresno on 8/1 early and return from Fresno on 8/8 late. Pure hike and adventure. email is outdoorsmile at yahoo dot com. Logistics are ready to go!
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
Got permission late last night for a night loop tonight. Leaving PP bus stop by 5pm and going for a nice jog into the night. Nothing too crazy with a resupply using the NC fountains. Any takers trying to get away from Peacock Flats just show up and bring some good jokes and stories. 20 miles around 6 hours. - Paul S.
Last minute wife approval - running a short over and back departing at 5:30p from the bus stop at the end of Manoa Rd and just doing one over and back (more next time). Easy and fun for those who want a little climb. Meet by 5:30p or call with questions 8084973911 (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org). - Paul
The grind, the hard hot highway, the unending mile, the eternal night, all have their moments on the route that winds its way slowly around Oahu. The fun and excitement slip quickly and silently away until there is little but the push, the effort, the concentration on the pace; which monopolizes and then consumes perception. Fatigue entrenches itself, mad fantastic ideas fill the thoughts, clothing gets rank, and deep at the core the body marches on, the muscles fire, the legs pump, and the pace continues. If one wavers, if slowness is perceived, the chant reasserts itself, thoughts are redirected, and eternal meter of the pace is reset, One, two, One ,two, three,four, One, two, Alu Loa, Alu Loa, Alu, alu, One two.
To be sure there is good conversation with friends who are kind enough to run alongside for a while, and who offer welcome assistance and care. The rush of energy of a new and friendly face can do wonders for the weary body. But underlying the camaraderie, there is the constant effort, the internal battle to look into the moment and ignore the fears of coming hardship and memory of the long hard way.
Congratulations to all who participated in the Swamp Romp. I heard good things about a greatly improved course with fun, new obstacles and the usual amount of water and muck. Looking through some of the race photos there were definitely some creative costumes.
A great end of the race photo courtesy of Chuck Little. Chuck is the Deputy Director, Public Affairs for U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific. He took some awesome photos that he has posted on Facebook.
This is the unofficial, unsupported, ‘Do-It-Yourself Anyway-You-Want’, Oahu perimeter run.
Each year a group of intrepid individuals comes together to run around Oahu, and complete the longest ultra run that occurs on Oahu during the year. This year’s venture will commence Friday, March 2nd, at 6:00pm at the Aloha Tower, and end approximately 135 miles later back at the same spot sometime Sunday afternoon, March 4th.
You need not run this alone, and teams are welcome. As noted it is an anyway you want kind of run.
This is an informal, no rules, no fee’s, individual-bear-your-own-risk kind of venture. Runners are often expected to self support themselves at stores or parks. We are occasionally fortunate enough to have informal volunteer support teams, but can not count on that. If you run out of steam, or come up lame, you need your own support network, or bus fare ($2.50 exact), as there is no guarantee anyone will be around to bail you out.
Though there are no rules, it is highly recommended that each runner be garbed in reflective gear (Vest, arm bands,belt, bright hat), bright shirt, and reflectors. Night-time lights, strobes and reflector/blinkers are recommended as well. Each runner should also allow for the possibility of wet and cool weather or hot and sunny conditions. Sufficient water carrying capacity and electrolytes are a must.
The need for Individual safety can not be overemphasized. Roads often have little or no verge, sidewalk, or room for a walker or a runner. Drivers are not always willing to give right-of-way to pedestrians. In addition running along roadways for extended periods of time can become unpleasant and draining. Potential runners should understand these conditions and the problems of ultra distance ventures and be ready to deal with them as they present themselves.
The general route is Honolulu, Ala Moana, Waikiki, Kahala, to Hawaii Kai. Hawaii Kai backside to Kalama, Sandy’s, Makapu’u, Waimanalo, Kailua. Kailua to Aikahi, Kaneohe. Kaneohe via He’eia, Kahalu’u, Kualoa, Ka’a’awa, Kahana, Punalu’u, Hau’ula to Laie and the North Shore. Laie to Kahuku, Kuilima, Pupukea, Waimea, to Haleiwa. Haleiwa to Waialua, Mokuleia, Peacocks if we Dare, Dillingham, Kaena Point Trail, to Yokahama Bay and the Leeward Side. Makua, Makaha, Waianae, Nanakuli, Kahe, Where-the-Hell-is-the-Road, Ewa Plain, to Waipahu. Waipahu along the Pearl Harbor Bike Trail to Kamehameha Highway, to Nimitz Highway to the Aloha Tower. Easy and almost as quick as saying the names!
Teams are welcome, participants doing partial runs are welcome, support runners are always welcome, and of course aid along the way is very welcome. Runners are free to set their own pace, determine their own aid stops and pretty much go it as they see fit. In the past a core group of runners has chosen to move in a loose group which increases runner safety.
In the past the goal is for teams and solos to reach Waialua/Dillingham about the same time Saturday evening in order to facilitate the safe passage of groups around the Kaena Point trail and through Yokohama, which from time to time can be a bit lawless and rude. (Teams can generally plan on an Aloha Tower departure sometime Saturday morning, with a Haleiwa arrival Saturday evening.)
If you are interested in venturing out upon this non-event either as a team or as a solo, you can contact me for details. If you would like to offer unofficial aid or support. which is always welcome, please contact me as well. (Mikem- manoahouse at hotmail) Aloha!
Run To The Sun (unofficially and self supported) Saturday March 18th, 2011 0430 hrs from the Maui Mall in Kahului to the summit of Haleakala 10032 feet, 36.2 miles on the island of Maui. Come do the course as an individual or as part of a relay team.
Unfortunately we haven't been successful in finding a Race Director to continue this race so we are continuing running it unofficially.
There are no rules, no fees, nothing official! Anything goes!
So come and join us. Again this is unofficial and self-supported. There will be an after party at a residence on the way down.
Please call Bram if interested or needing more details! 808 280 4893
Most of you know &/or have run with JanM, who has been part of the HURT ohana for the last several years. She is soon moving on to new things on the mainland, and so we are planning an aloha send-off run of the Kuli'ou'ou Connector Trail Loop on Saturday, December 10th. The plan:
Meet at 7am at the intersection of Kaluanui Rd and Ehu Wai Pl in Hawaii Kai (the bottom of the road that leads up to the trail head of the Mariner's Ridge Trail). You can park on the street right in that area. We will run up Kaluanui Rd to Mariner's Ridge Trail, take the Kuli'ou'ou Connector Trail cut-off at the top, and then come down Kuli'ou'ou Trail, cut across to the back of Hahaione Valley at the junction, and then run the streets back to our cars. Will be going fun run pace so plan for approximately 3 hours?!?
If people are free/interested afterwards, we will go to Koko Marina Starbucks for post-run coffee+breakfast.
(MikeM n JanM on the Kalaupapa Trail, after our Run Across Molokai adventure)
Email me at juliedottakishimaatyahoodotcom with any questions. Hope to see you there!!
Anyone interested in fast-packing the Manaslu circuit in Nepal with me next fall (late Oct or early Nov)? Here's some pictures to whet your appetite. If you have United FF miles, you can get there for a mere 90,000 miles ;-) Mail me at runningmachine.nick AT gmail DOT com if you are interested. Nick.