HATR News - June Edition

Well HATRs – as we roll into June we’ve got the hot and sticky heat of Houston summer to look forward to.  I think it is pretty safe to say that we are all tired of the rain and muddy, washed out trails at this point…so maybe a little sun and heat won’t be a bad thing!  With that, let’s get to some club updates!

Nice turnout at the HATR Memorial Day Run!

Nice turnout at the HATR Memorial Day Run!

May was a pretty great month for the HATRs – a number of us raced at the Wildflower Half and put on good performances earning us valuable TROT Cup points.  More importantly, we got to enjoy some beautiful sunny and low humidity weather and some great single track trails at Bastrop State Park.  HATRs are currently the 3rd place club in the TROT Cup…so keep racing and earning those points!  In addition to our normal group runs, we also had a good contingent have some fun in the rain and the mud at the Texas Treasure Quest.  A few of us also hit up Whispering Pines 50k up in Tyler in the middle of the month.  But May wasn’t just about running…we had a great turn-out at our 2nd HATR Happy Hour at Cottonwood the last week of May…big thanks for Carmen for getting it organized and drumming up a good crowd at a cool place!  Lastly, we ended up with a huge Memorial Day Group Run last Monday with an awesome turn-out!  Big thanks to Skratch Labs for providing us with hydration for the morning!

Looking to June, since most of us are training for some summer race or another, we will continue our weekly Saturday group runs at the Southside Trails at Memorial Park to start building up that heat tolerance!  We will also have another happy hour on June 24 (location TBD).  If we add any runs at different places we will be sure to post them here and on the Facebook Members Page, so be sure to check in on the latest updates!

Lastly – keep looking for new and exciting things coming from the club in the next few months!  We continue to get more organized and will be hosting more and more events.  Lots of good ideas cooking, so stay tuned!

Until next time, see ya’ll on the trails!