Rob Murphy

August 03, 2020

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Salt Lake City,Ut,

Member Since:

Feb 11, 2010



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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: 8.00 Month: 16.25 Year: 1522.69
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Interesting article in the Salt Lake Tribune this morning on the impending death of the Salt Lake Marathon. Apparently Scott Kerr and the entire staff have resigned. Chris Devine poisons everything he touches and never deals in good faith. Too bad... Salt Lake supported the race and deserves better. One reason why I am leary of for profit races like Rock n Roll or Ragnar and anything by Devine Racing.

Five easy miles around Liberty Park 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Jake K on Sun, Dec 18, 2011 at 14:13:08 from

Just read the article. I hope they take it off the circuit for 2012... there are a lot of other good races that would easily fill the gap.

From Laputka on Sun, Dec 18, 2011 at 20:45:36 from

Thanks for mentioning this. This gives me plenty of time for a back-up plan if this marathon is not held this year. Too bad Ogden is full.

From Fritz on Sun, Dec 18, 2011 at 23:59:25 from

If it goes away I hope something takes it's place but not necessarily a marathon. I think Salt Lake still deserves a big event and the Des News doesn't exactly fit the bill. Maybe the SLC Classic 10k will come back.

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 00:12:49 from

It's really too bad for people from out of state who registered and bought plane tickets.

From Jake K on Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 11:08:46 from

A bunch of the StG guys ran the "new" course for the Painter's half this weekend - seems like they added a bunch of hills and made it a lot slower! Enjoy that one!

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 13:39:36 from

Why would they do something like that?

From Jake K on Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 13:43:56 from

To balance out the aided-ness of their marathon?

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 21:35:10 from

That sounds about right. I'll do the race anyway because I need something to keep me motivated.

From Fritz on Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 21:43:53 from

what's wrong with a few hills? just an excuse not to set a pr.

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