2 weeks, gettacheck, Pink Buffalo, restisgood
‘Just a couple more weeks of fall term! We’ll continue to meet every school day as usual. Dead week and exams can’t be ALL hard work, so come on out for a run.
Now, at home, is the perfect time to get addresses for fund-raising letters...or a check! Now!
Three of our runners competed in turkey trots here on Thanksgiving. Did you, too? Read below.
I’m working on our track schedule for 2014.
There is a new road race management group in town, Pink Buffalo Racing, which will have some unusual, goofy races including a marathon and half-marathon in late April through wine country (hills!), replacing the Eugene Marathon and Half which have been moved to July.
We’ll have a new Club roster on our website in a couple of weeks. It will include your name, phone and email. If you don’t want that info “published,” let me know at . The same info is already on the UO website, www.uoregon.edu.
How about some light running from now until the end of exam week? It’s time for relaxed running and lots of days off if you’ve had a cross country season. I’ll give you training suggestions for the four-week winter break.
Sprinters, let’s keep doing some strides and a little speed endurance. It’ll help you for your winter term buildup!
At the traditional Turkey Stuffer 5km in Springfield on Thanksgiving, Josh and Renee Gordon and Jared Steele represented us well on a day with very slow times and 1,289 finishers:
8. Josh Gordon, 18:02
17. Jared Steele, 18:41
24. Renee Gordon, 19:01 3rd woman
We still have 22 student contributors and letter writers.
No one wrote checks or letters the last two weeks.
These are our student contributors:
How about you?...last year 56 people contributed $50 or fund-raising letters.
Part of being a member of our Club is helping us meet costs.
We ask EVERYONE to do one of two things: mail fund-raising letters to friends and family, or personally donate $50 to the Club. Letters yield more money for us, but we recognize that some of you can’t do that. So, we ask you to donate $50 to the Club instead.
If you write letters, these three people will help you, once you have names and addresses:
Jaclyn Rushing < firstname.lastname@example.org >
Kyle Krahenbuhl < email@example.com >
Martina Miller < firstname.lastname@example.org >
We provide the text of the letter. You can alter it anyway you want, to make it more personal. We’ll help you print the letters which must be on Club Sports letterhead stationery in the Club Sports office of the EMU. You provide the names and addresses. We provide the stamps too!
I’ll write thank-you notes to your donors, or you can.
Letter writing is our single biggest fundraiser every year. You can be part of it! Or, you can donate $50 (cash or check made out to “UO Running Club”).
*Monday, Dec 2, through Friday Dec 6: 3:00pm -- meet on the IM field for a relaxed run, plus abs and strides.
Weekend on your own.
We meet on the intramural field (#1) next to 15th Avenue. Leave your bags in the lockerroom at the rec center.
USATF Nationals is in Bend on December 14, the day after final exams...men 10km, women 6km...entry fee is expensive including the required USATF membership card.
You have to enter yourself and provide your own transportation and housing. This is not part of our schedule. The course sounds...hmm, interesting!
Race info at:
Sat, 07 Jingle Bells Run Eugene 12km, 8km, 5km
Sun, 08 Civil War Relay Albany to Eugene 52 miles
Sat, 14 Frozen Trail Runfest Eugene 50km, 15 mi, 9 mi, 5km
Sat, 21 Holiday Half Marathon & Hustle Eugene 13.1 mi, 10km, 5km
(this is a Pink Buffalo event)
Tue, 31 First Run - Eugene Eugene, OR 10km, 5km
Complete info at:
Here are our results from NIRCA Nationals in cross country in Hershey PA. Difficult circumstances; pretty good running!
Women, “A” race (271 finishers) --
27. Megan Kupres, 24:15
31. Taylor ffitch, 24:24
56. Charlotte Hallworth, 24:56
57. Nicole Ginley-Hidinger, 24:59
64. Robyn Brigham, 25:08
164. Jaclyn Rushing, 27:27
173. Martina Miller, 27:42
Women’s Teams --
1. Virginia 71
2. Penn State 80
3. North Carolina 97
4. Illinois 109
5. Michigan 211
6. OREGON 214
7. Michigan State 309
8. Indiana 323
9. Cornell 353
10. Cincinnati 358
36 complete teams
Men, “A” race (328 finishers) --
2. Rob McLauchlan, 25:39
3. John Carley, 25:52
40. Rui Yong Soh, 27:14
44. Joachim Krauth, 27:19
47. Matt Bailey, 27:22
78. Andre Walker, 27:52
127. Ryan Jones, 28:34
Men’s Teams --
1. Indiana 66
2. Iowa State 93
3. Penn State 113
4. OREGON 130
5. Illinois 175
6. Pennsylvania 177
7. Virginia 185
8. Michigan 278
9. William & Mary 294
10. Virginia Tech 298
46 complete teams
B race (360 finishers) --
4. Patrick Leary, 28:03
Complete results at: www.clubrunning.org
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UO Running Club provides the opportunity for students to get together to run, train and race. Most of our sessions are steady runs. A couple of days each week we offer harder training sessions (intervals, repetitions, hills, tempo runs, cruise intervals).
The club is coached by Tom Heinonen, a member of the US Track and Field and Cross Country Hall of Fame who coached the University of Oregon women for nearly three decades. In his time coaching the women, he transformed the team from a brand new program into a NCAA powerhouse. He retired in 2003 to start the club and has been coaching it since.
In the Fall, we compete in collegiate cross country races throughout Oregon, then finish our season at the NIRCA Championships, where we face other college clubs. In the Spring, we enter in collegiate track meets. Several of our runners earn the opportunity to race at Hayward Field throughout the year. There are road races throughout the year.
We have a wide range of talent and commitment levels, from recreational runners to All-Americans.
Club members receive an e-mailed workout schedule for the following week every Sunday. There is no fee to join the club.
All running sessions are optional. To join, just show up to one of the practices or contact one of us.
The Running Club is a great way to get together with students and to enjoy running!