Rob Murphy

August 12, 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: 22.05 Month: 92.15 Year: 1598.59
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One mile around the FL course during the race plus a nice 6 miler around Coronado after.

Kramer finished 16th in the U.S.of A. today. Next year he will be the #4 returning runner in the country. I have to admit that I was thrilled to see him cross so soon with forty runners as talented as the ones in this field.

Kramer missed All American (top 15) by 1.1 second. I have to admit that I felt like he should have finished quite a bit higher if he had run a little more aggressively over the second mile. He was 33rd at the 2 mile mark. I'm pretty sure he felt the same way. But I am so proud of everything he has accomplished this year and as a coach I am going to make it his goal to come back next year and win this thing.

Conner Mantz from Sky View finished 12th and Ben Sorrel of Park City finished 4th. The West got edged out by the South for the team title. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Holt on Sat, Dec 08, 2012 at 13:26:43 from

Just watched the race (the coverage was horrid). But it was awesome seeing Conner and Kramer moving up. Then when they finally showed the finish I was counting the places and pretty stoked for both of them.

Great job coach.

From Jake K on Sat, Dec 08, 2012 at 13:27:45 from

That's tough to be 1.1 seconds away from AA, but still - what a year for him. Tell him to write a race report on here.

I'm impressed by Kramer but also very impressed by your coaching. Well done Rob.

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Dec 08, 2012 at 13:32:08 from

It was pretty cool. I think you are going to see Kramer and Conner Mantz both in the hunt for the national championship next year.

Spent quite a bit of time talking to Conner. He's just a cool, calm, and collected dude. Today is his 16th birthday. Amazing! Pretty good birthday.

From Jake K on Sat, Dec 08, 2012 at 13:36:00 from

You'll have to get Kramer out for some runs w/ our Saturday group this winter. He'll be strong enough to break 9 for the duece in the spring. Look at the group we had today.

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Dec 08, 2012 at 13:54:26 from

That is a pretty impressive group Jake.

Gonna have Kramer take some time off then figure out our priorities for track. I'm really confident in the Summer training my boys do and I know Kramer will enter next year stronger than ever.

I'd like him to run a blazing 800 time. 1:52 or so? That kind of speed really comes in handy at these big time XC meets.

From Holt on Sat, Dec 08, 2012 at 14:03:12 from

From the part that was actually shown, the big speed looked like the difference for Ches.

My kids are chomping at the bit to get back running - but a couple weeks off is really needed at the end of such a long crazy season.

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Dec 08, 2012 at 15:16:05 from

You're right Dave. I've been coaching cross country for six months. Time for a break!

From Holt on Sat, Dec 08, 2012 at 18:35:13 from

Nice! So true.

From Jon on Sun, Dec 09, 2012 at 06:57:25 from

Congrats to all of you.

From Bret on Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 07:36:45 from

Great report on Kramer. He's looking good for next year as a senior with some wise coaching. Nice job.

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