Rob Murphy

October 15, 2019

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Salt Lake City,Ut,

Member Since:

Feb 11, 2010



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

I had some success in high school and college. Winner 1985 Rod Dixon Run 

Had a fair amount of success as a Masters runner for most of my 40s. 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Have fun, not get fat, stay fit.

Long-Term Running Goals:

 Keep running in some fashion.


I teach AP European History and other courses at Alta High School. I coached the track and cross country teams at Alta for 16 years.

Married, two kids - Abby and Andy

My Twitter  @murphy_rob

Miles:This week: 11.75 Month: 64.50 Year: 1177.31
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I took my team up to the Park City Invitational today. This meet keeps getting bigger every year with 28 teams this year. They have a tough, hilly, three mile course and usually lots of good competition. The main reason we chose this meet and not Westlake was because Kramer and I wanted him to race Ben Saarel from Park City who is currently ranked in the top 25 nationally. We just assumed Ben, from Park City, would be running the Park City Invitational. Racing Ben has been Kramer's obsession all week and we liked his chances so we were really bummed to learn that Ben was on a college visit to the University of Colorado.

Chuck Mitchell from Herriman gave Kramer a great race though and Kramer at least had the satisfaction of crushing Ben's course record with an awesome 15:08. The old CR was 15:21.

Alta Times:

Kramer Morton - 15:08

Conner Anderson - 16:39

Jacob Crosby - 16:44

Pasha Gledhill - 16:59

Blake Bennion - 17:05

Brad Biggs - 17:16

Davis Mcdermott - 17:23

These are good times for this course and the 6000 foot altitude. Normally they would be good for a lot better than 6th place overall but such are the crazy heights XC running in Utah has reached. Still, I'm thrilled with Kramer's 4th straight win. I don't like the 1:30 gap between my#1 and #2 runner. Need to get that down to about a minute.

The Sugarhouse Park CR for state is 14:54 set by Luke Puskedra in 2007. Kramer is going to go for it on October 17th.


Gave myself two miles for my running around the course. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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