Rob Murphy

Deseret News 10k

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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: 25.00 Month: 81.75 Year: 2127.77
Race: Deseret News 10k (6.21 Miles) 00:35:42, Place overall: 32, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Time for the annual reckoning. This is my most consistently run race since I moved to Utah in 2002. So I've run it 11 times since I was 38 years old. Twice I've run the marathon and one time I ran the marathon and dropped out. But the 10k is my best yardstick as to how I'm holding up. The times...

2002 - 38:39

2003 - 39:06

2004 - 37:57

2005 - 34:43 short course

2006 - 35:37

2007 - 35:54

2008 - 35:40

2010 - 34:36

2012 - 33:27 short course

2014 - 35:19

2016 - 35:42

I ran the first 3 miles with Bently Anderson, Steve Anderson's son who could be a top runner if he wanted. Today was his first road race ever and he did a low 37. I came through 3 miles in 16:58 and hung on to finish in 35:42. Kind of a wimpy 6:07 last mile. Finished first in my age group and second to Dave Taylor in the overall Masters division.

Had a great chat with 92 year-old John Cahill at the finish. Also saw former Alta stud Garett Jones who ran the marathon. The marathon was won by another one of my former Alta runners, Jon Kotter, in 2:25 who just edged out Fritz.

Abby ran her first 10k in 43:40. I was super proud to see that.


Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From steve ash on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 11:27:59 from

You were only 2 seconds slower than 2008.. Nice work Rob:)

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 11:42:23 from

Just trying to maintain Steve. Thanks!

From Vis on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 12:29:31 from

Impressive, Rob. I see the odd-year gaps and wonder how corresponding times equivalent to your fitness would change the optics--that's my ESPN word for the day--of your DesNews timeline. If you ask me, it seems like you're "holding up" pretty well.

From Bret on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 14:52:32 from

Outstanding time Rob - and the consistency over that many years is impressive - especially the last few. Well done.

From Steve on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 16:29:03 from

Thanks for your help with my kids. They look up to you a lot. Smart race. Glad I didn't run it. Would have been too much to have three Andersons kicked by the Murphys

From Laputka on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 16:59:56 from

Very impressive Rob. Big respect! I hope to be able to maybe compete with you when we are in our 90's. Consider this an official challenge.

From Dave Taylor on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 21:47:16 from

Way to maintain

From Bob on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 13:58:33 from

Whoa! Very impressive Rob!

From Jon on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 06:39:41 from

Congrats on winning your age group!

From allie on Sat, Aug 06, 2016 at 09:18:10 from

that consistency...

impressive running. i'm excited to see all your des news data when you are john cahill's age.

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Aug 06, 2016 at 09:24:17 from

We'll see how I hold up. Even though I'm over 40 years younger than him, I've actually been running longer!

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