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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are in the final days before you are all out there on some great trails having a great time. We have assigned the race bib numbers and they can be found here.
Please place your name and bib number on all your drop bags as previously described.
If you haven't already done so and are so inclined please upload a photo of yourself at Ultra Signup. We really want to know what you folks look like and it will get our volunteers a chance to place a name to a face.
Speaking of volunteers, we would like to thank all of you who have come forward and offered assistance. This race could not be possible without your concerted effort. We are still in need of volunteers for the final cleanup at the Nature Center immediately following the race. We have very little daylight then and we need as many bodies as possible.
Remember the final insult of your effort is not when you cross the finish line but rather at the Monday evening banquet. We hope to have a great gathering, recall you must get your tickets at the Friday pre race brief.
The 2011 H.U.R.T. 100 is almost here, and we’re sure that you are just as eager for the event as we are. A few items you should be aware of as the day draws near.
Prior To Leaving For Race:
Download and print the trail map. We will not be providing one. If you have a crew download and print the driving instructions. Once again we will not have any available for you. Both can be found at http://www.hurt100trailrace.com/
Hopefully you will have trained a bit as 100 miles is a long way, more so when they are Hawaiian Miles.
Pack some warm gear and some rain gear. We have had a bit of rain lately and you may get wet and/or muddy.
Pre Race Brief (1/14/11): The race booklet states we will start checking in runners at 3:30 p.m., however as in the past we want to facilitate a quick trail brief so we ask that you pick up your race bag when you arrive at the Nature Center on 1/14/11. Many of us will be there as early as 2:30 p.m.
Your race number and safety pins will be in your race bag, as will safety pins. Do not arrive to the start of the race without your number.
There will be no weigh in, for that matter there may not be a scale. Plan accordingly.
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 help at Mid Pacific Country Club on 1/17/11 beginning at 5 p.m.
DO NOT BRING YOUR DROP BAGS TO PRE RACE BRIEF, BRING THEM ON RACE DAY (DETAILS BELOW)
Race Morning (1/15/11):
Although you already have your race number, we need to know who actually woke up and is out on the course. You must check in with us prior to the race start. We will have a table set up for this task. If you arrive at the first aid station without checking in we may question if you actually ran there.
Do not drive up to the Nature Center to drop off your drop bags. We need to keep the roadway clear off traffic so our volunteers can get in and out with the gear for the aid stations. We cannot emphasize this enough, yet every year we get runners driving up with the stuff yelling” I’m just going to drop off my gear”. Don’t do it.
Parking at the Nature Center at the start will be tight, please car pool if possible.
Crews are not allowed at Paradise Park on loop one. Your runner doesn’t need you there, they will be feeling good and having too much fun.
Race Morning Drop Bags (1/15/11)
You will be hitting the three stations 5 times each, so pack accordingly. With that said please know that any items not picked up at the end of the race will be placed in the dumpster at the Nature Center. Also please attempt to keep your bags as small as possible. We don’t want any more 55 gallon drums out there.
We will not accept any drop bags if they are not identified with your name, number and aid station location. Unfortunately last year we witnessed several episodes where our volunteers were verbally abused by runners when they could not find a drop bag. In all instances the bags did not have a name or number on them. Bags will be ordered in each aid station by number. Please come race morning with the bag identified already. We do not have supplies available for you to do it on race morning.
We will also have a Trail Safety Crew out on the course throughout the event.
We will post the race numbers after the first of the year at the HURT site.
Thinking Of Dropping?
If you would like to drop before the event we need to know. Please e mail Jeff at email@example.com.
If you have started the race and would like to drop during the event you need to do so at an aid station so we can account for you in the race tracking.
Please Thank The Volunteers:
As the HURT 100 continues to evolve it requires more and more resources, most notably human resources. Please take the time during the event to thank the volunteers, without them you couldn’t accomplish what you will be accomplishing in a couple weeks.