Rob Murphy

Jupiter Peak Steeplechase

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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.

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 U.S. History and other courses at Alta High School. I also coach the track and cross country teams at Alta.

Married, two kids - Abby and Andy

My Twitter  @murphy_rob

Miles:This week: 27.00 Month: 141.75 Year: 529.19
Race: Jupiter Peak Steeplechase (15.3 Miles) 02:20:17, Place overall: 27, Place in age division: 2
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You know what I'm glad about? I'm glad the Jupiter Peak Steeplechase is over for another year. I don't climb mountains particularly well and I'm not totally sure how this race ended up on my to-do list for three consecutive years. Every year I forget how long and hard that climb up Jupiter Peak is. You can go to to see a video of the course and what the climb is like (never mind - you can't).

Second in my age group again - this time to Bill Cobler who I beat Monday at Des News but who crushed me today by 4 minutes. I beat Taha Mahmood who beat me the last 2 years and I thought that would be good enough for the age group win but no dice. I ran the uphill slower this year and the downhill quite a bit faster.

My time was 2 minutes slower than last year but the course was .3 longer so maybe slightly better?

I'm tired!

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From jtshad on Sat, Jul 30, 2016 at 17:13:41 from

Congrats on a strong week of racing! Nicely done!

From Bret on Sat, Jul 30, 2016 at 19:58:56 from

Hats off to you Rob. That's a really difficult race and to do it multiple years - following a speedy 10k on Monday - well done.

I recommend some rest!

From Steve on Sat, Jul 30, 2016 at 20:47:47 from

Bill has been doing some good trail running this summer. That's where it's at.

From steve ash on Sun, Jul 31, 2016 at 16:43:15 from

Very nice Rob:) Bill is pretty tough in his training as well as racing..

From Amiee on Sun, Jul 31, 2016 at 17:55:51 from

One of these years you're going to do a steep trail run to prepare :) Nice work!

From allie on Sat, Aug 06, 2016 at 09:26:41 from

double dip race week! good balance of tearing up the downhill and uphill muscles.

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