Rob Murphy

Run For The Children 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: 22.05 Month: 92.15 Year: 1598.59
Race: Run For The Children 10k (6.21 Miles) 00:37:44, Place overall: 7, Place in age division: 1
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This race may have been just what I needed. I didn't even know about it until Thursday when I ran into Demetrio and Carol Cabanillas out at Sugarhouse Park at cross country practice. Demetrio encouraged me to run so I had to say yes.

The course is a rarity in Utah - pancake flat the entire way with the start and finish in Liberty Park. I showed up at 7:00 to pick up my packet and saw lots of the familiar USATF circuit fast guys plus Dennis S. jogging around. Turns out Dennis wasn't racing, just taking pictures of his wife who was.

I had no Masters competition and finished seventh overall. I think the second master was six and a half minutes behind me. I ran relaxed and comfortable the whole way - no suffering whatsoever. Wasn't aware of what I was running since I didn't wear a watch and they weren't reading split times at all.

I was pretty pleased at how I felt with no faster running for several months.Nice to pick up $75.00 for the masters win.

Abby and Andy both ran the kids mile. Abby finished first overall and won $10.00 and a Razor scooter. I told her she had to give me the money or I would report her to the NCAA and she would forfeit her college eligability. Andy got a medal and a gift card to Chuck-A-Rama, a place I've never been to but will now have to.

 So all in all, a successful return to racing. We'll see if it leads anywhere.

Icing my achy heel now. Not too bad but I should be careful. Probably will cross train on the bike later.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From jtshad on Sat, Jun 30, 2012 at 10:54:32 from

Nice solid effort, great job!

Congrats to Abby too!

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Jun 30, 2012 at 11:13:57 from

Thanks Jeff. I'm really thrilled for the kids since I want them to be runners but I don't want to push them too much. So the positive experiences are great!

From Lily on Sat, Jun 30, 2012 at 12:33:01 from

Nice job! My neighbor helps put this race on. Her parents own window world and sponser this race.

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Jun 30, 2012 at 12:37:56 from

Lily - it was a really nice race. Well organized, fun for kids, nice location and course. It deserves to be larger and a much bigger deal in the local running community.

From Bret on Sat, Jun 30, 2012 at 13:15:48 from

Hey Rob - great report and nicely done. Glad you had a positive experience this morning and the kids got to share in it too. Congrats to all.

From Bam on Sat, Jun 30, 2012 at 15:34:08 from

Well done Rob and cracking news that the kids did so well and had a positive experience.

Just watch out for Bret: he follows people around, waits for them to drop their cash, whips it away and spends it on ice cream:)

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Jun 30, 2012 at 15:54:50 from

Thanks Bam - and funny.

You know, despite the fact that we live two thousand miles apart now, Bret and I were high school teammates back n the 80s. I know all about him.

From Steve on Sun, Jul 01, 2012 at 00:11:58 from

The Murphy machine returns! Looks like you held on to some good cardio fitness through this injury. Gotta feel good..

From Jake K on Mon, Jul 02, 2012 at 16:49:37 from

Nice race Rob. Send our congrats to Abby and Andy!!!

Every run for the past couple days I've been thinking - Rob would LOVE it down in the Brian Head area. Its like an endless web of Jeremy Ranch type roads, but 4000 feet higher. Next summer we need to come back down here... the kids would love it too. Lots of fun stuff to do.

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Jul 04, 2012 at 05:34:34 from

Sounds good Jake. I have been enjoying the pictures of your trip.

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