Rob Murphy

August 10, 2020

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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: 6.25 Month: 76.35 Year: 1582.79
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Great race - Kramer Morton won the 5A state championship in a new 5A course record time of 15:13.2

My other runners and their times and places were...

24. Brad Biggs - 16:36

37. Conner Anderson - 16:49.5

38. Jacob Crosby - 16:49.8

42. Pasha Gledhill - 16:55

Team time of 1:22:24 - good enough for fifth. Not bad, but we'll do better next year as we have Kramer and a lot of other guys back.

By way of comparison and to illustrate how the bar has been raised in high school running, our team time today would have won the UTAH state championship in 2004, 2006, and 2007 and been runner-up in 2005.

Next year we will run 2 minutes faster. 


Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From jtshad on Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 08:03:38 from

Good luck to your team today!

From Jake K on Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 16:30:32 from

Not too shabby - Kramer gets the W and a top 5 team finish! Congrats!!!

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 16:52:27 from

Man, you're on top of things Jake.

From Jake K on Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 16:58:05 from

Runnercard has almost live results

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 17:05:05 from

Jake -15:13 - not bad hey? We had a talk before the race and decided that Kramer would run a conservative race the first 2.5 miles and not worry about any course record times this year. Just win. He looked really comfortable the whole way and was well in control.

From Jake K on Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 17:09:52 from

Great strategy , especially considering his finishing speed. To me, XC is more about winning than chasing times... That's what track is for. To be state champ is something he will have forever... And 15:13 is still FLYING on that course!

From Andrea on Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 18:07:01 from

Congrats to your whole team!!!

From Lulu Walls on Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 19:21:15 from

Wow that is awesome! Must be the excellent coaching :) Super congrats!

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 19:48:29 from

Thanks everyone.

It's easy to look like a good coach with a runner like Kramer.

From Jake K on Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 19:53:21 from

Its also easy to get a runner like Kramer to come in say, 10th place @ states. It takes something a lot more special, a great relationship b/w athlete and coach to accomplish what you BOTH did today. Knowledge, trust, and a strong kick all come into play :-)

From dugco on Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 19:57:15 from

Jake beat me to it. Really good young runners can really mess up if not for really good coaching - well done, Rob... and Kramer. Congrats!

From Bret on Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 08:06:49 from

Nice job Coach and team!!

From allie on Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 12:02:34 from


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