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January 2011

2011 HURT 100 Photos from Stan Jensen

Aloha Athletes,

Here are some more photos that Stan Jensen took while here during the recent HURT 100.

Stan said if anyone is interested in the originals to contact him directly.


Aloha, Bob

The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc

Aloha Athletes,

Just a reminder that the HURT 100 is again a qualifying entry race for The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc. This would be for the 2012 race as the 2011 entry has already taken place and I believe the race is full. 

The logo and link for this race is located on the lower left side of our site. I think there are four different races that are included in this event. Nick Kaiser has participated in the CCC version the last few years if you want to talk with someone locally who has been there. 

Gary Robbins and Tracy Garneau as well as other top runners were at the 2010 race but it was somewhat stormed out. Both are planning to be at the 2011 race.

Aloha, Bob

Photos from the 2011 HURT 100 by Andrea Stout

Andrea Stout took a lot of really great photos (600+) throughout the race starting with the pre-race briefing all the way to the finish. I have taken these photos and broke them into 7 slideshows. If there is a photo that you see that you would like to have, feel free to download it directly from the Flickr site. Since she was here to support Sarah, Marian, and Ashley, there might be a few more photos of them, however, there are lots of other great photos here. Thank you Andrea for sharing your work and making the photos available for others. 

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HURT 100 Follow-up and Recovery

Aloha Athletes,

I am sure many of you are full-on into your recovery from this past weekend's HURT 100. I came across something today that I shared with some other runners and I thought more of you might find it of interest. I am pretty convinced that part of our training in preparation for a 100-mile run is strengthening our endocrine system. I am sure there are other sources out there but this article does a pretty good job of covering what I want to discuss and I will leave it at that. You may or may not have experienced some of what is discussed here. It plays a big part in our recovery. Read the article here.

On another note, some people have asked about Tracy Garneau. Tracy was recognized Tuesday by Ultra Running Magazine as female Ultra Runner of the year. Geoff Roes got the men's honor.

As you know Tracy dropped out of the race this year after 40 miles. She attempted to start the third loop but came back to the start/finish and withdrew. She took a bad fall during loop one and was in extreme pain and most importantly having a hard time breathing because of the pain. Barbi spent some time with her yesterday up on the N. Shore. Tracy is traveling with a large group of other Canadians visiting Hawaii for the race. She is still in a lot of pain and has a really bruised and swollen area on the side of her pelvis. Since she is Canadian and with the health insurance issues, she will wait until she returns to Canada and get it examined more closely. She was extremely disappointed and felt it was best to stop so she could race another day. She fully intends to be back at HURT in 2012 and is hoping to heal quickly for other races in 2011. 

Aloha, Bob

2011 HURT 100 Photos by Robert Smith (UPDATED with more photos 1-24-11)

Robert Smith and his wife spent some time Saturday evening up on the trails and with Cindy Goh. Robert also went back out on Sunday as well. He has run in some of the HURT Trail Series races so he knows some of us and would like to meet more. 

He has openly shared his photos on Facebook and I ask that you read this info here if you are interested in learning more about Robert and are interested in getting copies of any of these shots. Thanks Robert!

I have more photos from other photographers that I will be working on getting uploaded over the next several days. If you have photos to share, let me know. Also if you want us to link or share your race report from the HURT 100 let me know. 

Aloha, Bob



2011 HURT 100 Results

Aloha Athletes,

Here are the official complete results for the 2011 HURT 100-Mile Endurance Run. 

You can view them here. I guess the race drew a pretty big following: 120,000 hits to the live updates site during the race. 

Congratulations to all the runners. Having guts enough to enter this race and toe the line is a huge achievement in itself. Pat yourself on the back, put your feet up, hydrate and rest. I hope you are enjoying this beautiful Hawaiian day--perfect for recovery. 

If you want to see a nice recap of the race or share one with your friends and family, see what Melissa Chang observed and wrote about the race at Nonstop Honolulu

Looking forward to seeing you at tonight's dinner. 

Aloha, Bob


2011 HURT 100 Winners and Celebration Dinner Tonight

The 2011 HURT 100 if finished. It was another amazing race with great stories to come.

The two winners were Jason Loutitt of British Columbia, Canada and Hannah Roberts from Honolulu. Hannah is the first ever female Hawaii resident to win. And what is in the water in BC? Last year's winner Gary Robbins is also from BC. 

If you are still interested in the celebration dinner tickets, call 808-235-0577 ASAP.


Back to sorting and cleaning gear, editing photos, doing laundry, refining overall results, and prepping for tonights dinner. Can't wait to see you all there tonight. 

Photos by Andrea Stout.

HURT 100 is On!


It's the night before the race as I type this. The supplies for the aid stations have all been purchased. The course has been marked with ribbons. The runners have picked up their race numbers, race packets, and attended the pre-race meeting given by the Race Directors. There in nothing much else to do. 

Oh wait, an army of volunteers will show up bright and early in the morning to set up the actual aid stations. Though the tents, porta-potties and other gear is ready, the aid stations really come alive when the volunteers show up and start adding their special energy to each aid station. The volunteers are there to take care of the runners and support them in this event. What the volunteers contribute is huge. Thank you now in advance for what you do. 

Yes, we have had some rain over the last few days and we may get some more before the race is finished at 6:00 p.m.(HST) on Sunday. However the reports we got today from the trail marking crew is that the course was not in that bad of shape. Muddy where it is always muddy--that's good but otherwise OK. 

So, the race is really up to the runners. Each will have their own individual HURT 100 and come away with their own unique experience. You will have to ask them to share their story with you. 

We will report updates through here as best we can. Please keep in mind that technology is great when it works and not so great when it doesn't. We will do our best to keep the live reports coming. Sometimes as urban as Honolulu is, given the race locale in the Koolau Mountains, we sometimes don't have the best cell coverage. 

We will all be kinda busy and probably not able to respond to comments during the race. 

Aloha, Bob

Post Race Dinner, Monday January 17th

Just a bit of info on the post race dinner. This is a fun event and opportunity to catch-up and hear stories about the race. 

We will be selling tickets for the Monday evening banquet at the Pre Race brief. Tickets will be @ $40.00 and we can only accept cash/check. The banquet will be held at Mid Pacific Country Club on 1/17/11 beginning at 5 p.m.

Directions to Mid-Pacific Country Club from Waikiki

Directions from Mid-Pacific Country Club to Honolulu International Airport

Recently you might have seen this:

President Obama teeing off at Mid-Pac C.C. 

Obama at Mid-Pac_edited-1

However on January 17th, he will back in D.C. and dealing with politics wishing he was still here:







Entrance and parking area with ocean view at MPCC and view over pool looking towards mountains. 

It is a nice setting with great views, food, and drinks. Come prepared to have fun.



Photos courtesy of B. McAllaster and Stan Jensen.