Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Hot, Sweaty, and Morbidly Obese



(Artist's rendering of actual asses you will see on the trails. Promise.)
 
FatAsstic Challenge in the Ho 6hr Trail Run &
 
Walk (& Stagger)

Ready for a little heat training (and abject misery)?  Yes, you say?  Well, we have the event for you!

Runners will have a choice of running as little or as much as they want, up to 6 hours and will travel through the hot, humid, denuded, pestilent Ho Chi Minh Trails of Memorial Park (or what remains of it).
Note: We will be holding a much cooler version of this adventure in the Fall.

·        This is a Fat Ass event. There will be no fees, no swag, no t-shirts and no whining!

·        This is a cupless event. Meaning that we will not supply . . . cups.  You will have to supply your own drinking vessel if you wish to consume beverages from the Aid Station (might I suggest a goblet, or a chalice [that would be so cool, BTW]).

·        Share the trail with cyclists and pedestrians. You will not be the only one out there.

Timing: Run starts at 9:00AM, Saturday July 26th.
There will be a cut-off at 2:15PM to start a final loop.  If you haven’t started a loop by then (or collapsed from heat stroke) we can’t promise there will be any ‘refreshments’ or people around when you get back.

Directions: Run will start by the Rugby Pitch. Park in the Rugby Pitch parking lot.
https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=113922416191517414722.00048a31212d2dbbde364&t=h&z=15

Trail:  ~5 mile loops. See map. Print map. Carry map. Make map sweat proof.
Course will be run clock-wise but, if you start feeling adventurous (or a little woozy), you can run the other direction too.  That's called "living on the edge."
 

Aid Station (AS): Start/Finish aid station will be supplied with water, Gatorade and ice. Your car will be parked close to the AS so we suggest you bring what you want and use your car as your drop bag.  Or a drop car.  Or maybe just a place to drop! 
We also suggest you arrive early for primo parking spots!  Because if the 6 hours running in the heat don't wreck you, the extra 50 yards to your car will.
We HIGHLY suggest you carry a water vessel while out on the trail (stein?  growler?)!

Time Keeping: There will be a note pad, pen and perhaps (if we are lucky) a sucker . . . er, volunteer with a highly calibrated watch. HIGHLY calibrated. At the end of each loop, write your split time onto the notebook. If you forget . . . tough sh-t (hey, that rhymes!). Catch the split the next time around, heck . . . you’ll be out there for 6 hours (unless you're smart).
Please, no sweating on the notepad. That would be such bad form.


Results: Will be posted on the HTRex Blog when Miles gets around to it (which is to say no time soon).

Post Run: Stick around, sit down, pass out, cool down (fat chance) and have some refreshments with your fellow participants. Bring a chair and one to share!
 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Huntsville SP / LST Run - June 22


Huntsville State Park (HSP) and Lone Star Trail (LST) Run

WHEN: Sunday, June 22nd

START: 7:15 AM at the Lodge (see map)

WHAT: We'll be running the NEW Rocky Raccoon 100M 20-mile loop through Huntsville State park and the Lone Star Trail.


PLEASE BRING A COPY OF THE MAPS WITH YOU!

AID DROP:

·         Start/Finish at the Lodge - You will supply for your own needs.

·         LST Trailhead #7 – You will supply for your own needs http://lonestartrail.org/maps/simple/04huntsville.pdf

·         Campsite #142 (water only from campsite faucet)

You must carry enough water/food with you to last at least 12 miles.

DISTANCES:

·         RR100 – 20 mile loop: http://www.tejastrails.com/maps/2015RR100.jpg

·         Run as many loops or a variation as you like.

·         Option to include the entire Huntsville LST section (~9 additional miles)
DIRECTIONS & MAPS:

·         Meet at Hunstsville State Park at the bathrooms near the Lodge (see links)




CARPOOL:


Please meet at 5:30 AM at the Memorial Park Tennis Center. At that point, we can figure out who is driving and who would like a ride. We will be leaving the tennis center at 5:45AM SHARP.

Let's have a safe and fun run!


HTRex

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

SAVE OUR HOME

 
As if the poor Ho hasn't been through enough over the last few years, along come the Harris County Flood Control District and the Army Corps of Engineers with a nifty plan to tame nature (once again) and - coincidently - save the back nine at the River Oaks Country Club (home of the working Joe).  Leaving aside the relative merits of this proposal with respect to the erosion "problem," it appears that it could have a significant impact on Renegade. 
 
Information about this proposal (and how you can speak out) can be found here: http://www.savebuffalobayou.org/ 
 
In addition, a petition has been started and can be found here:  http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-the-bulldozers-on-1.fb49?source=s.icn.fb&r_by=10604995 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hog's Hunt Call For Volunteers

This is the annual call for Volunteers for the upcoming Hog’s Hunt 10K/25K/50K trail run being held in Huntsville State Park on Saturday May 10, 2014.
 


Hog's Hunt General Information:
 
As in past years, HTREX will be sponsoring an aid station - the "Aid Station Formerly Known As 174" in the Prairie Branch Camping Area.
 
The Aid Station will be located in the parking lot next to campsite 142.
 
Available shifts:
7:00 AM – 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
 
Please reply to mvbotella@sbcglobal.net to reserve your spot!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Lone Star Trail Run - Saturday, April 5




START: 7:15AM at the LSHT Parking Lot #8

WHAT: We'll be running the Four Notch Loop of the Lone Star Trail. PLEASE BRING A COPY OF THE MAP WITH YOU!

AID DROP: LSHT Parking Lot #8. You will need to supply for your own needs. You must carry enough water/food with you to last at least 10 miles.

DISTANCES: Single loop = 9.5 miles.
Add leg to/from FS Road 200 (Approx. 4.8 miles per loop).
As many loops or variations as you want.

DIRECTIONS & MAPS:
Four Notch Loop:  http://lonestartrail.org/maps/simple/06fournotch.pdf 
Directions: http://lonestartrail.org/parking.html

CARPOOL: Please meet at 5:45AM at the Memorial Park Tennis Center. At that point, we can figure out who is driving and who would like a ride. We will be leaving the tennis center at 6:00AM SHARP. Please post your intent to carpool so we know who to expect.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

2014 Rocky 100 and Rocky 50 Volunteer Appreciation Gathering

 
If you volunteered, whether at the Jurassic Park Road Aid Station or for any other aid station or activity at either race, this gathering is for you!
 
Sorry, but pacing and crewing don’t count!!
 
When: Sunday, March 9 from 1-3PM
 
 
What: Complimentary beverages to all volunteers from 1-3pm – Food not included. 
 
Who: Volunteers and family/friends – ONLY volunteers enjoy complimentary beverages.  What, do think we're made of money?  ;-)
 
Why: Because we appreciate you!
 
Race entries and goodies to be raffles out – must be present to win!
 
See you there!

Lone Star Trail Run - Saturday March 8th

Lone Star Trail Run - Saturday March 8th

Time for another road trip! 
START: 7:15AM at the LSHT Parking Lot #3 (See Directions & Maps)

WHAT: We'll be running the Little Lake Creek Loop and North Wilderness Loop of the Lone Star Trail. 
PLEASE BRING A COPY OF THE MAP WITH YOU!

AID DROP: LSHT Parking Lots #3 and #4  You will supply for your own needs.
You must carry enough water/food with you to last at least 10 miles.

DISTANCES: Little Lake Creek Loop = 13.2 miles. 
North Wilderness Loop = 8 miles.
Do both for 21 miles. .

DIRECTIONS & MAPS:
http://lonestartrail.org/maps/simple/01wilderness.pdf
http://lonestartrail.org/maps/simple/02kelly.pdf
Directions to LSHT Parking Lot #4 - Aid Drop: https://goo.gl/maps/XvE4dLSHT Parking Lot #3 is on the way to Lot #4.  
CARPOOL:
Please meet at 5:45AM at the Memorial Park Tennis Center. At that point, we can figure out who is driving and who would like a ride. We will be leaving the tennis center at 6:00AM SHARP. Please post your intent to carpool so we know who to expect.

Let's have a safe and fun run!