Dirty South 10K and Soldier Marathon

Tomorrow's race day!  Celebrate Ernie's birthday with this second annual event starting at 7:00 am in the parking lot of Georgia Shrimp Company.  All are welcome!  For those wanting a little extra, meet at 6:30 for an extra 20 min.  Here's the course.

Don't be a jerk, bring something to eat. Please remember that it will have to sit for about an hour before it's consumed so Hollandaise might not be the best option. 

Tomorrow is also the official start of the Soldier half and full marathon training season.  We've got lots of people interested and HNL will be well represented this year.  IF you've ever considered doing a half or full marathon, this is the way to get it done.  IF it's been a long time since you've done a half or full, now is the time to commit.  IF you've got your damn mind right and are ready to eat glass and suffer for a good cause, you're in the right place to be ON THE MOVE with the coolest group around.  #OscarMike

6:30 double 40's, Ernie South 10K, Soldier Marathon and Half news

Tomorrow morning we'll have two 40 minute loops both starting from Drake.  The first at 6:30 am, the second at 7:10 am.  Should be a fun couple of loops!  Be ready to sweat!  All paces welcome, front to backs and all that! Next week is going to be a big deal, be ready! The Ernie South Birthday 10K is on.  It's gonna be great!  One more thing. We are looking at putting together a training program for the Soldier Marathon and Half Marathon in Columbus, Georgia on November 7, 2015.  If you're interested in running this race, start getting your minds right!  Training plan coming soon! 

6/13 HASH RUN - Battery Way Boat Docks Start

Be at the Battery Way Boat Docks parking lot by 6:15 to participate in the chalk talk before the run.  Whats a hash run?  Glad you asked.  The run format is different from our normal runs.  Instead of front to backs, there will be a trail for you to follow. Sometimes the trail is tricking you.  The folks up front will get more miles than the folks in the back.  The trail is not always on the path or grass.  This trail will include some shiggy (look it up) and some climbing so you've been warned.  This is not for the faint of heart, don't show if you are afraid of heights, snakes, gorillas, water, weeds, poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, poison dogwood, snow, ice, people, running, sunrise beer consumption, or small pox.  If you are planning on coming tomorrow, you'll need a few things.: Knee high socks, sidewalk chalk (really important for the three up front runners), beer, a positive attitude, a foul mouth, a thick skin, medical insurance, and a complete release of liability for any tragedy that will most certainly occur before 9:00 am.  Seriously, the beer is not provided, you have to bring the beer you're going to drink. We'll have the cooler.

I also need at least one or more non-running volunteers for carrying a cooler to the undisclosed end point.  If anybody with a pickup truck could volunteer their vehicle for tomorrow morning, that'd be great.  We also need someone to volunteer a large cooler and ice.

Anyway, get your minds right and meet at the Battery Way Boat Dock parking lot at 6:15.  If you are late, you'll miss the chalk talk and be totally lost.  Here are the basics:  The dot of flour is your guide.  If you are following the dots, you're probably on the true trail.  After any intersection, there has to be at least three checks before you can confirm you're on the true trail.  Let everyone know you're on the true trail by shouting "ON-ON" so they can follow.  Sometimes, a true trail ends with a check back (CB).  Should you reach a CB, it will have a number beside it.  Go back that number of dots and look 360 for the true trail.  Once you find it, holler for the rest of the folks and help a brother/sister out!  Sometimes you'll come to a check where the trail has to be found.  It's a 360 degree search with a possible range of 25 yards to get looking!  Once you figure it out, use that chalk and lead the people behind you.  Beer near (BN) is the symbol you'll see right before the end.  Look forward to an ice cold beer and or other drink you've brought.  Other ones that might have been forgotten or omitted will be discussed at the chalk talk in the am.  This is a lot of work, you jerk faces better show. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hash_House_Harriers      


Super run/swim combo bonus!  5:30 AM start for the run. 6:30 AM start for the swim.  Get your minds right for a 60 min run and a mile swim!  That's right, ONE. DAMN. MILE.  Meet for one, meet for both, it's up to you!  Those miles aren't going to run themselves! Be there!