Planet Sun Sport Report 8 September 2010


Planet Sun Hawaii

ALOHA Sports and Suncare Fans…
The Planet Sun collective charging hard at the peak of many sport seasons. Way too much adventure.
A very overdue update- ALAS!:

Amy and Eric Eck amassed a team of superheroes- literally (see the pics), to run the “Hood to Coast” Relay in Oregon. This Legion of Superheroes battled 1000 other teams of 12 runners in this endurance fest which is referred to as the “Mother of all Relay Races”. 197 mile of love from Mt Hood at 6000 ft to the sandy beaches at Seaside, Oregon. Wonder woman dispatched that there were no implosions of might, and all the heroes finished with smiles and no sun damage.


Duane DeSoto turned it on at the Duke Kahanamoku OceanFest, Oahu Hawaii- a week long festival Ocean Sport to celebrate the life and passions of the Hawaii water legend with proceeds to benefit athletic scholarships for Hawaii students. Duane impressed with his waterman skills and versatility, earning second place finishes in two disciplines- Long Board and Tandem Surf. Planet Sun there in the middle of it all, providing UV protection and education to the masses. A pic of Duane, his son, Mr. Sunshine on site.


Trish Havey goes Overboard. A week after her third place finish at the Jamba Juice Mountain Man Xterra Race, Trish tackled the “Trish Havey Triple” – three major events back to back to including the Maui Channel Swim, a 20k Road Race and the Waikiki Rough water Swim. True to form, the muti-sport phenom was all smiles for miles-even underwater. Trish led a Planet Sun sponsored team of six swimmers at the Maui Channel swim, the longest open water relay swim in the world. The team stroked to a very respectable 6th place finish. A great report from Trish can be found at:
A shot of Trish on trail loving it all things off-road.


The Lava Man Triathlon is much more family oriented than “Burning Man”, although they could use some good suncare out there in that Dessert. Anyways, Planet Sun proud to have sponsored the 2010 Lavaman Keauhou Triathlon held on the Kona Coast of the Big Island. Bob Fewell, our new rep at large on the Big Island, was on the ground solo to support the masses with suncare. Pictured with the good stuff are Penn Henderson, overall men’s winner and his wife (of one month) Rani Tanimoto, overall women’s winner of the race.


The Kauai Marathon. Planet Sun was the Suncare Provider at this world class event with some of the most scenic 26.2 miles runable on Planet Earth. Kauai, the Garden Isle, is one BIG adventure… the ocean, the mountains, the wild chickens- all epic. The allure of the event brought in some road race legends: Bart Yasso, Chief Running Officer and great creator of the Yasso 800’s, and UltraMarathonMan Dean Karnazes= 50 marathons, 50 states, 50 days. A shot of Bart and Mr. Sunshine at the expo. FUN!

Product Updates. Just finished last stage of testing on our soon to be released ZINC based Formulation TWO body sunscreen. A long time in the works, but we plan to release the new stuff at the upcoming Marine Corps Base Hawaii Air Show, 25-26 SEPT sharing it with about 20K spectators standing in the Hawaii sun.

On the Horizon:

12 September: Na Wahanie Triathlon, Oahu. Planet Sun on the ground with all the good stuff.

25 September: Shonny Vanlandingham racing at the XTERRA US Championships. Shonny still ranked #1 for the XTERRA series and sure to shine!

25-26 September: Blue Angels show and Bay Fest-Kaneohe Marine Corps Base, Oahu. Planet Sun is suncare provider

Thanks for staying tuned, check our calendar on the Planet Sun website for other upcoming events and adventures.
You can find more of us on Facebook for sure…

Mr. Sunshine, on the run……

John O’Malley
President, Chief Motivator and Inspirator
Planet Sun Comprehensive Sun care and UV Protection
ph: 808 372-6018
fax: 808 254-4110

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1 Response to “Planet Sun Sport Report 8 September 2010”

  1. Jim "Gumbo" Coughlin 1Jim "Gumbo" Coughlin

    Good to see things are going well. I am running my first 1/2 marathon out here in Southwest Asia. It will be hot, of course, that is why we are starting at 4 am. Planet Sun represented out here on the surface of the sun!

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