The race was this weekend and unfortunately that meant a few of us had to miss Bob's farewell.

Aloha and GOOD LUCK Bob.

The weather was pleasant and not too hot. A little wind, but all in all a great day for HURT. Nick Kaiser qualified once again as did Wendy Minor. Gil Loomis will be in Kona once again this October to do number 30! Congratulations to all three of you. Also to congratulations to all the other finishers.

For those who don't know, Honu is a triathlon that is 1/2 the distance of the Ironman. More info is available at

Two Events Saturday, Park Once and Enjoy Both!!

This Saturday, June 3rd is the Mango Madness Trail Run. This is the third race in the 2006 H.U.R.T. Trail Series. More information is available here or by looking around on this site. Basically, show up by 6:30 a.m., pay $10, and you're all set. The course is a beautiful run (approximately 10 miles) through the Makiki/Tantalus trail system. The race starts and ends at the corner of Makiki Street and Makiki Heights Drive in the park by the water pumping station. This is just down the road from the Nature Center. Click here for a map.

The second event, is the Bob Murphy Moving Away Potluck. More info is here. Essentially, this will be Bob's last race (Ladies: show up early for Bob's special touch with the marker!) before he moves to the mainland. The potluck will get started around 9:15 or so, after the Mango Madness Race. Bring a dish to pass (and a chair) and your favorite Bob Murphy story!

Murphy Farewell Begins

Murphy_farewell_runAs many of you know, Bob Murphy is moving to the mainland. This past Saturday, the first of many farewell runs for Bob was organized. Karen (aka: SoccerMom), Barbi, Jen, and Kim joined Bob for a loop around the Mango Madness route. As you can see by the photo, Bob was in heaven! Four beautiful women, two of which, were trail virgins! I was only allowed to join them as the official photographer. (click photo to enlarge it)

Bob Murphy Moving Away Potluck

Murphy As many of you know, multi H.U.R.T. 100 finisher, WS 100 Finisher, and trail runner raconteur, Bob Murphy, is moving to the mainland. We are planning a special moving away potluck for June 3 at 9:15 a.m..

This potluck will take place at the park on the corner of Makiki Street and Makiki Heights Drive (Baker Park Click for map). This is the park by the water pumping station on the way up to the Nature Center.

Please bring something to share as it is a potluck. I know Bob is looking forward to seeing all his friends before he leaves.

Please contact either Cheryl Loomis ( ) or Bob McAllaster ( ) if you have any questions.

Just Off To Run a 100 Miles

Ss While many of us are getting ready for a nice three day weekend coming up with the Memorial Day Holiday, someone we all know is off  to run a 100 mile race!

I want to wish Don Fallis luck, success, strong legs, and best wishes as he heads out to Canada to run the Sulfur Springs 100 Mile Trail Race. Those of us who have talked with Don recently know he has been putting in some long miles in preparation for this race. What you may not know is that he decided to do this race just a few short weeks ago.

This race is in Monica Scholz's backyard so to speak and she talked Don into motivating himself to send in his application, make the travel plans, and get to the race. Don completed this race (with HURTpal Leon Draxler) back in 2004. We all look forward to hearing about the race.

Get Out and Run!, Aloha, Bob



This past Po'aono (Saturday), HURT members gathered to erect a bench at the top of Nuuanu Trail in memory of fellow runner, Kent Bien.

After all work was complete, we joined hands, formed a circle, and shared memories of Kent.  It was only fitting that our tribute was blessed with cool mountain rain.

My heartfelt thanks to Rod and Adam - your message to dad Kent was a beautiful tribute!  Thank you Aaron and Katie for your efforts to make this happen.  Mahalo to Mae for the beautiful hand-made leis!

Mahalo nui loa to all of you who could make the trek - it was wonderful to come together and reminisce about Kent!

Click here to photo's from the day!

A hui hou kakou!
Mike Garcia

ps... sorry for the raindrops on some of the photos!

Aid Station Report for Saturday Training

This past Saturday I volunteered to be the aid station at the Pali Lookout for the group running from Kailua to the Nature Center and back--a long 40+ mile day. (Having done this run last August, I know how long the day is!) I was told to expect the group around 2:00 p.m. so I thought I would get there a bit early just in case there were any gazelle's with the group who might be ahead of schedule.

The Pali Lookout was typical for a strong tradewind day--in other words chilly and very windy. Along to help were Barbi and Sara, as we planned to run with the group--in for an hour or so and then return to the lookout. Due to Barbi having a bit too much fun at her party Friday night, she was really in no shape to run and this was confirmed as soon as we reached the Lookout. You can ask her if you want the details.

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