Rob Murphy

Running of the Leopards 5k

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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: 21.25 Month: 131.60 Year: 383.60
Race: Running of the Leopards 5k (3.1 Miles) 00:16:39, Place overall: 23, Place in age division: 1
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Fair race today. 16:39 is one second slower than last years time for this race. Bummer. Splits were 5:11, 5:24, 5:28.

I tried to hang with Steve Ashbaker. He was easy to spot with a red cap. For most of the way he was running ten  to fifteen seconds in front of me and I thought I might be able to close at the end. I just didn't feel any life in my legs the last mile.

I got beat by all the top masters. Steve Andereson ran 15:22 finishing only about ten seconds behind Dennis Simonaitis. He's really looking good and I think is about to emerge as a nationally ranked master.

Went out to breakfast after at the IHOP with Steve Anderson and his two girls. Abby and Andy love playing with the Anderson girls at races.Steve paid with the $50.00 he won at the race. Sweet!

pm run: 9.25 miles around the Highland High track in 1:05 (7:03 pace).

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From steve ash on Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 14:19:33 from

Rob, It was a tough field and a good break in race. The season has only begun for us.

From Steve on Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 17:11:39 from

Awesome breakfast! As usual, the highlight is hanging out you guys at the race!

From allie on Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 17:49:46 from

nice race, rob. it was great to meet you today. sorry i was too frozen to talk.

From Smooth on Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 21:38:07 from

GREAT race, Rob! ONE second? really? WOW!!! EXCELLENT JOB!!!

From Jon on Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 22:40:47 from

Rob- I think you'll be on that national master's list with Steve!

From Teena Marie on Sun, Mar 27, 2011 at 00:22:40 from

I agree with Jon!

Seriously, you are so stinkin' fast!!!!

Congrats on another fine race. :)

From Walter on Sun, Mar 27, 2011 at 02:03:16 from

Rob, Great race today and it sounds like I missed a Masters race right? I wouldve still been in the 39 year old class though so maybe next year I can do it! I was talking to Jeff Shadley about putting a team together for Boston next year. We need to talk because we could dominate and get some attention!

From steve ash on Sun, Mar 27, 2011 at 11:17:14 from

Rob, It was tough to even get warmed up properly. I'm not even going to worry about this one..

From TexasLindsey on Sun, Mar 27, 2011 at 17:22:50 from

What a race! 16:39 and you were 23rd???! I wish I could have watched that race! Awesome job!

From Bret on Sun, Mar 27, 2011 at 20:53:50 from

Very nice effort Rob. (Guess you worked through your confidence issues!) Great job!

From Mark on Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 14:34:37 from

Nice race Rob! Sorry about the bummer aspect, but still an awesome time.

From dugco on Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 14:58:10 from

Well, Rob, that's an age-graded 15:02 and 85% - a 15:52 will get you over 90%.

C'mon, ya gotta be pleased that you're very near what you ran in high school, old man... unadjusted!

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