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July 2006

Hawaii Runs to The Mainland

This coming weekend several Hawaii ultra runners will be participating in three different races on the mainland. From Vermont to Colorado and Nevada (Lake Tahoe area). I'll be following up later this week with their names and hopefully links to allow you to track their progress. Hardrock starts Friday morning while the other two races start Saturday morning. As some of the runners will be leaving early this week, we want to wish them all best of luck! Run strong and do your best!!




Kaena Point Firecracker Results

Here are the results from the Kaena Point Firecracker 10 Mile Race. Sorry for the delay in getting these out. Congratulations to the winners and thanks again to all the participants and those who helped out. Click here to see the results, it's two pages long.

Kinder Gentler Maunawili 22 Miler Update

Aloha All,

Apologies if I offended anyone with my post about the Maunawili run. Let me try again.


August 12, 7:a.m.

Cost: $10 / runner

Please carry a minimum of 2 water bottles with you, it does get hot and humid in the valley. There is an aid station at 11  miles where you can fill your bottles back up. There is also aid at the finish line.

The course is a somewhat runnable trail, however it will not be marked. Those who do not know the route may want to run with someone else.

Volunteers are few and far between. If you need to drop out at the other side it may take a while to get you transportation back to the start (although we can't guarantee it).

We will be using a staggered start based upon age and other variables in an attempt to make this an event where finishers complete the run in close proximity to one another. Some runners may start before 7. Some may start as late as 7:40. First one back across the finish line is the winner. No times will be recorded. If you would like to you know total time please start your wwatch at the beginning and stop it at the finish.

Since this event is basically show up, and sign up I currently have no knowledge of interested relay teams. If you would like to run as a relay you might need to find your own partner.

Parking is limited at the lookout. Please help out and utilize the parking along the road. Those who don't will may be placed in the last stagger.

Since my wife has to get my son to his golf lesson there will be a 3 hour 10 minute cutoff at the far end. The aid station will close at 10:10 promptly.

I would like to welcome you all to this great event. We are going to have a fantastic time.



Maunawili Out and Back Run Information

Aloha Intrepid Runners,

The August 12th running of the Maunawilli out and back is fast approaching. I wanted to use this forum to make you all aware of the finer details of this event.

1. The event is 22 miles long, on pretty easy trails. There will be only one aid station at 11 miles. I ask you all to carry a two bottle minimum (I carry three) as the valley can get very hot and humid. You can refill at the far end. There are no trail sweeps or safety crews. You are on your own. You got yourself into this event, you will have to get yourself out. My wife runs the far side aid station so please be nice to her.

2. The event starts at 7:00 a.m (we may start some runners before this time). Once again we will be utilizing a staggered start ( 5 minute increments up to 40 minutes out). The stagger could be based upon age, sex, looks, nicest running clothes, or perceived speed. It is up to us to decide when we want you to start. The idea, since this is supposed to be fun, is to get everyone back to the start line at the same time. Therefore, there will be no time adjustments (the clock for all starts at 7 a.m.). If you are interested in your time keep it yourself. Your finishing place is the place you are in when you cross the line. If you are the fastest 10k runner in Hawaii, you might finding yourself finishing 30th here. Apologies.

3. There is a 3 hour, 10 minute cutoff at the far end. If you do not leave the far end by he 10:10 your race is done. I recommend you carry a cell phone to have a friend pick you up, or to call a cab.

4. Parking is limited at the Pali lookout. We do not want to play "hog cheese" with all the stalls. We ask runners to park along the grass before the parking lots. Those disobeying this request will start last in the stagger. Please tell your fellow competitors.

5. Relays will have to provide their own transportation to the far side. Since this is a show up sign up run, I don't know who needs a relay partner. If you need one, please seek one out on your own or use the blog here to find one.

6. The trail will not be marked. If you don't know the course you better run with someone who does. On the way out stay right, on the way back stay left.

7. Unlike the other runs in the trail series, "grinds" will be limited at the finish line. Most of my budget will be used for the turnaround aid and hopefully for finishers awards.

Now that I have talked you into doing the event, I will eagerly await you all on August 12th. Need more info e-mail me at jeff.huff2@hawaiiantel.net.



Kaena Firecracker Photos

Happy 4th of July!! Thanks to all the runners who came out to run the Kaena Firecracker 10 mile race this past Saturday. We had a record number of runners for the HURT Trail Series (82) and record times. We hope to get the results posted soon!

Thanks to Joel and Steph Jenkins for putting on a great aid station at the turn-around. I heard they were in grass skirts. Now that's a photo we need!

I have linked and posted two photo albums from the race. The first one are photo's I took and a special thanks for the second album taken by Tania Merrill. She took some great shots out on the course.

Click here for album 1. Click here for album 2. They are a bit out of order. Click the photo's to make them larger.

Don't forget to put the next trail series races on your calendar. August 12th, Maunawili Out & Back 22 Mile and Relay. Also the Tantalus Triple Trek (50K) is scheduled for September 2. Click here for more info.

Aloha, Bob & Barbi