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Western States Training Camp

Four HURT runners experienced a wonderful long Memorial Day weekend running on the trails of the Western States 100 as participants in the 2009 training camp.  They were Gil Loomis, Rod Huddleston, Sarah McIntosh, and Marian Yasuda.  It was a great three days of running getting to know the course and fine tuning for the race on June 27.  To view a slideshow of the three days, here is the link: Download WSTC 09 Slideshow-Medium_2

Yes, Ernest, that white stuff is snow!!!!!

Saturday Training May 30, 2009: More Peacock!

Aloha Athletes !

If you are new to visiting this site or new to running with the H.U.R.T. group, you might begin to think Peacock is the only place we run. That is not true. It's just that right now with several runners training for races on the mainland, it is a great place to train.

I am not sure what distances will be run this Saturday but I was told to post a 6:00 a.m start time. Same starting location as always from the Dillingham Airfield parking lot.

This time of year it is pretty hot up there. I spent 3 + hours up there on my mtn bike this past weekend. Take plenty of water for during your run and keep something cold in the car for when you finish. A dip in the ocean helps too. That is what we did this past weekend and it makes the ride home a lot more comfortable and enjoyable.

Don't forget, the Mango Madness Trail Series race is coming up on June 13th. We will be back on the Makiki/Tantalus trails for that one.

Aloha, Bob

David Goggins


I wanted to forward this link to David Goggins Blog.  His family posted a message, as it seems he is recovering from heart surgery. 


Send him a message and keep him in your prayers.  Be well, train hard, have FUN!  Let me know if any of you end up in New Mexico or Colorado for any training/events and need a place to crash or a crew!

...missing the trails & mud on Oahu!

Cheryl Ridlon, New Mexico

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Saturday Training 5-23-09

Aloha Athletes !

This Saturday should be interesting. Several of the regulars will be off island, with Marian going to the Western States Training Camp and I'll be in Turkey. Gordon, Fish , Kyra, and Ernest will be backpacking the Koolaus, and there are likely others doing fun things over the Memorial Day weekend. You may run into Bob and Barbie on their bikes, biking Peacock Flats with Nick. With that being said, if you are up for a "regular" Saturday Training, come out to Peacock Flats at 6:00 am this Saturday and join Cheryl and Rex, and others, for a nice run. As usual, just park in the parking lot behind the Dillingham Airfield control tower and be sure to bring (carry) plenty of fluids. Happy Memorial Day weekend !  Don

HURT Runner Overcomes Physical Challenge!

A local HURT runner has transformed himself in an effort to better his performance.  For years he has been kidded and the 'heel' of many jokes by insensitive HURT members, but he continues to strive in spite of his need to purchase twice as many pairs of shoes as the average runner.   If you see him on the Peacock trails this week end......please try and keep a straight face.



Saturday Training 5-16-09 Peacock Flats with Rex

Aloha Athletes !

According to our buddy Rex, this Saturday will be his big training day for his upcoming 100 miler at Kettle Moraine (Wisconsin). His plans are to start sometime on Friday night, making his way over to Peacock Flats by 6 am Saturday morning. So, the plan is to be at the parking lot behind the control tower at Dillingham airfield at 6 am, and give Rex some support. With several others on our group training for other 100 milers, Peacock Flats should be a busy place this Saturday. Come join us ! Just do what you can or what you have time for. It should be hot, so carry plenty of fluids.  Don

Run with a View Results and Photos

Perfect weather+beautiful trails+good people+great post-race food = FUN!!

Cheryl and Don put together a really fun event this past Saturday and it looked like the 85 participants all enjoyed themselves.

Not wanting past participants to be bored, the race directors, Cheryl and Don decided to have us run the looped course in reverse from previous years. For the most part this worked just fine except a few people missed a turn or two and others felt the uphill climbs getting back to the dirt road from the dry stream crossing made the course a bit more challenging. All in all, it was just good fun.

You can see the results here. Congratulations go out to Men's winner Chad Seymour and Women's winner Candes Gentry.

The photos were taken by Cheryl and Kat. Thanks for taking all of these. There are 178 photos to be viewed here

Thanks also to the other volunteers--Lisa Dewald and the boys who helped with the aid station. Gil Loomis, Fish, Kat and of course John and PJ. I am probably forgetting someone?

We return back to Makiki for the next race in the H.U.R.T. Trail series: Mango Madness is June 13. Put it on your calendar now.

I guess the only thing I was questioning a bit was why it appeared that there were some runners who ran the race but didn't pay the fee??? I realize we are having some tough economic times but we are talking $10 here. IN fact I heard some woman who was pretty fast was not a registered/paid runner? I don't get that!

H.U.R.T. Trail Series "Run with a View" Saturday May 9, 2009

IMG_1199 Aloha Athletes,

The next race in the 2009 H.U.R.T. Trail Series is coming up this Saturday. The Run with A View race is 8 miles of fun. In typical H.U.R.T. style, the course is 4 miles uphill and the second half, all downhill.

2008 race results and photos can be found on the right side using the drop down menus.

Since we are starting in a neighborhood park, let's be good neighbors and keep it quiet during race arrivals and registration.

The race starts at the neighborhood park (on the left) at the corner of Kaahele St. and Naalii St., goes 1/2 mile up Kaahele St. to the trailhead and makes a 7 mile clockwise loop on trails before returning back down Kaahele St. to the park. It is 8 miles total. Lisa Dewald will be stationed at the only aid station at the 3.5 mile mark, so plan to bring a water bottle, as you may need it. The race starts at 7:00 am, so please be there to check in by 6:30 am with your $10 entry fee. Awards will be given to the first 10 men and to the first 10 women finishers and there will be soda, water, gatorade and some food at the finish. Fun for all ! We also have a limited supply of nice, new Patagonia/HURT Trail Series shirts for $20 each.

Driving directions: If you are coming from Honolulu, take H-1 freeway ewa direction to the Waimalu Exit.IMG_1211 After taking the Waimalu Exit, immediately get into the left lane and prepare to stop at the traffic light. Take another left at the stop light, getting onto Moanalua Rd. (heading Diamondhead). Go to the 2nd traffic light, Kaahele St., and take a left (mauka). continue up Kaahele St. for quite a distance up the hill, until you reach the stop sign at Naalii Street. The neighborhood park is on the left and there is plenty of parking on Kaahele St.

If you have any questions, contact Race Directors, Cheryl Loomis 488-0784 [email protected]) or Don Fallis 247-4144 [email protected]

Miwok and More--Closer to Home (UPDATED)

Miwok 09 001 Miwok was a different beast this year. I have always heard about how wonderful this race is. This year the weather was a significant factor as rain, wind, cold, and fog created some serious challenges. Apparently there were a lot of DNF's and some DNS's from people who just didn't show up.

This photo shows Judy and Steve and we all know how Steve does in cold weather. I don't think Ed B. was up there so...

You'll have to ask Steve or get the real story from Cheryl as to what happened. Gil and Nick also ran and I hope Pel has more photos to share. Cheryl spent the day working the race as a volunteer and didn't get any other photos.

Check this site out for the latest updates on John Henderson:


On another note, many of us know John Henderson as a multi-sport athlete here in Hawaii. On Saturday John was involved in a very bad cycling accident riding up Pineapple Hill out of Haleiwa. He was riding with his girlfriend Laurel when John was hit by a tour van. He suffered some very serious injuries and is at Queens in critical condition. We are all praying for his recovery.

Be safe out there and make each day count.