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Saturday Training 8-4-12: Maunawili Out & Back Practice

This week there will be pigs, pigs, and more pigs at the Maunawili Out & Back practice run.  The plan is to meet Saturday at the Nuuanu-Pali lookout at 5:45 and start the 22-mile out & back at 6:00 a.m.  If you are planning to just run one way, you will need to arrange for your transportation back to the lookout.  If you will be running both ways, there is a water stash at the Waimanalo turn-around.

As always, be prepared and carry sufficient fluids and calories for a long and potentially hot run. Cheryl will be your fearless leader. Cute pig



Just a few details about the Run With the Pigs (aka-Maunawili Out & Back):

  • Saturday, August 11 at 7:00 a.m.
  • Show-up-and-sign-up begins at 6:15 a.m. at the Nuuanu-Pali Lookout (map). All runners must register, sign a waiver, and pay $10 at the tent located just on the town-side of the gate entering the park from Nuuanu.
  • Parking is limited; please carpool. Runners and supporters cannot park in the paved lot. There will be awesome volunteers to guide you in the morning to designated areas. Cars must be parked along the roadway leading to the lookout. WARNING - There have been break-ins at the lookout; lock up and DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLES IN YOUR VEHICLE!
  • The start of the run is staggered based upon handicaps assigned by age and gender. This will ensure that people finish closer together and are able to share stories and food at the finish.

Pig Racing


If you have other plans for the weekend, feel free to share in the comments section below. Whatever you do, get out there and have some fun!

If you do not plan on running the race, but still would like to get in on the fun, we could use a few volunteers for both the Waimanalo turn-around and the Pali lookout start/finish. You can email Marian at mnyasudaAThawaiiDOTrrDOTcom.

Saturday Training 7-28-12: Maunawili Out & Back Practice

Aloha Athletes,

This week we are fitting in a Maunawili Out & Back practice run. The plan is to start at the Pali Lookout at 6:00 a.m. If you are planning on only running one way, you will need to work out your transportation back to the Lookout. If you are running both out and back--no problem. There is water at the Waimanalo end. 

Cheryl and Marian are off to run on the Big Isle with Wendy so Jacque will be leading the group. Please make sure you run with the amount of hydration, nutrition and electrolytes you need for this run. In words, practice race nutrition/hydration.

If you have other plans for the weekend, feel free to share in the comments below. 

Just a brief comment on some HURT runners doing races on the mainland. Paul Hopwood of Maui finished in 5th and Doug Long (after pacing/supporting Hannah in Death Valley) finished 32nd at the Tahoe Rim Trail 100. Rod Bien finished 2nd at the Vermont 100 in just under 16 hours. Damn that is fast!!!

It is fun to see everyone registering for the HURT 100 lottery. I just looked and we are up to 163 people. 

Get out there and run!

Aloha, Bob

Kilimanjaro Perimeter Run

This will be the running adventure of a lifetime! 

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For any of you HURT runner who are not already committed to the Peacock 100K, here is something else that you may want to schedule into your running itinerary for the end of October.  Simon Mtuy, Tanzania’s legendary trail runner and expert mountain guide, will lead an 8 day trail run around the perimeter of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.  I have been good friends with Simon for about 7 years now and I can tell you that he is an awesome guy.  Not only is he an incredible athlete, he’s just really fun to be around, full of energy, always smiling. 

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This will be the first EVER complete running circumnavigation of the mountain.  Most of the running will be between 5,000 to 7,000 foot elevation.  The course is approximately 285 kilometers, so you will be running about 22 miles per day.  That’s like running Maunawili out and back 8 days in a row!  The run will be entirely on single track and a few jeep roads, you’ll never touch asphalt.  There will be support vehicles with aid and prepared camps with meals prepared by experienced safari chefs.  I was lucky enough to get to run about a third of the course with Simon two years ago on a course scouting expedition.  And let me tell you, it is absolutely breathtaking (literally and figuratively!).  The run is going to be limited to 16 runners, but there are still a few spots open.  I’m in, wouldn’t miss it for the world!  The dates are October 18-28.  The run starts and finishes in Mbahe Village, on the slopes of Kilimanjaro.  If you want more information go to:  http://www.nomadicexperience.com/adventures/running-trips/

Or you can email me directly at   svilliger at aol dot com    I’ve got hours of stories and pictures that I can share with you. 

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Also…I am trying to round up some used running shoes to take with me.  Simon will be distributing these shoes in his village.  Having a decent pair of shoes on your feet is a luxury that we take for granted.  Those old running shoes that are sitting in your closet collecting dust, you know the ones I’m talking about, will find a much deserving and appreciated home.  So if you have some running shoes that you would like to donate to the cause, please bring them to the Maunawili Run With The Pigs, where I’ll have a box for them in my truck.  Thanks!


--Steve V.


Saturday Training 7-21-12: Peacock Flats and More

Aloha Atheletes,

A few options for this Saturday.

Marian and a few others will be starting at 4:00 a.m. from the base of Long Road. They plan to refuel over at Dillingham Airfield at 6:30 a.m. So if you want to start a little later, you could be ready to go at 6:30 from the parking lot behind the Control Tower.

Another option is Rosie's birthday run. Start time is 7:00 a.m. at Sunset Elementary School. She is planning an "easy" 10 miler on the trails we ran for George a few weeks back. I think she is planning a potluck/party afterwards so sounds like fun.

Finally, you can always swim. North Shore Swim Series third swim is on tap. Chun's to Waimea.

Sounds like a busy weekend and this is only Saturday. If you have questions or planning something different and want some company, post it in the comments below.

Aloha, Bob

Download FREE Photos of the July 8th Kaena Pt Firecracker 10-Mile Trail Race Here

Thank you to all 130+ of you who ran last weekend's Kaena Point Firecracker Trail Race!

Extra special thanks to all the volunteers without whom this race would not have been such a successful event.

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Hope to see you out there next year!!

Scott G & Julie T

Race Directors

a BIG Mahalo from George

Aloha everyone,

            I just wanted to say a big Mahalo to all of you for your donations and for your moral support over the past couple of months!  You all give me hope.  The HURT Ohana’s generosity has been overwhelming.  I am thankful for your expressions of love and concern and for sharing this journey with me.  You guys have showed me what friendship really means.

            I’ve still got a couple of months of chemo ahead of me.  But I’m looking forward to beating this thing and getting back in shape.  I’m hoping to run the trail series with you guys next season and to be ready for the 2013 Peacock 100K.


--George Ramos