Monday, September 01, 2014

The Extremely Unofficial Cincinnati Mile Series

With not much to do this past Labor Day weekend, most people would go to a park, enjoy the outdoors, run or some other fun activity.  Instead, I decided to see how I ranked in the Extremely Unofficial Cincinnati Mile Series.  Currently, the series consists of mile races.  As of right now, there are only 3 mile races that I know of - the Little Kings Mile in May, the Madeira Mile on July 3 and the Harvest Home Fair Mile on September 4.  So far 2 of the 3 mile races have been run and here are the current standings:


NameLittleKingsMileMadeiraMileTotalTime
William Stolz5:034:439:46
Brett Arnold5:154:5510:20
Andrew Kennedy5:205:2910:49
Olivia Connaughton5:365:27 11:03
Steven Pappas6:195:4612:05
Andrew Smith8:336:3915:12
Matt Phillips9:406:1415:54
Cindy Cranmer8:267:34 16:00
Todd Hofacre9:368:4818:24

Next mile race will be the Harvest Home Fair Mile which is this Thursday September 4 at 6:00 PM.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Biomechanics Running Study at UC

Lauren Heitkmap is a Master's student at the University of Cincinnati and is currently seeking volunteer participants for a research study.  Her research study investigates human movement using a 3D motion capture technology on how gait changes while walking or running barefoot. Participants will be asked to walk and run naturally on a treadmill while wearing shoes and while barefoot as motion and muscle data are collected.
Volunteers need to be fit and healthy (with a normal BMI), run on average about 25 miles a week, have no gait-related injuries or irregularities, and between the ages of 18 and 30.
 Participation requires 2 hours and new running shoes will be provided to participants that may be taken home after the study. If you wish to participate, please contact: Lauren Heitkamp:   heitkaln@mail.uc.edu, or 513-601-9135.
View Flier.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Norwood Indian Run - August 30

There's one more trail race at Lower Millcrest Park! The Norwood Indian Run on Saturday, August 30th at Noon! Sign up is only $10 and you can sign up online at getmeregistered.com through August 29. It will utilize chip timing.  If 75 runners enter the open race - all of the 2015 RCGC Urban XC Races next Summer will be chip timed for every runner for FREE!
View the registration page for more information.
RACE DETAILS
  • DATE: Saturday, August 30 - 2014.
  • TIME: Noon.
  • PLACE: Lower Millcrest Park, Norwood OH
  • COURSE: 5k Cross Country Run. 
  • OTHER: Part of the 2014 RCGC Grand Prix. Top Male and Female Runner receive a Trophy and an athletic bag. View the registration page for more information

Monday, August 25, 2014

RCGC Urban Cross Country Series Race #7 Recap

The final race of the 2014 Urban Cross Country Series was this past Thursday August 21 at Lower Millcrest Park. About 15 runners showed up to race on the 3.1 mile course in sunny and humid conditions as rain earlier in the day kept a few people away. The course was wet and slow due to the rain. Ryan Woolley was the top male finisher with a time of 20:04 and was followed by Bill Stolz who ran a 20:20 and Greg McCormick was the third male finisher with a time of 23:15.   The top female was Rebecca Stoebe with a time of 21:40(View results).
Thank you to Michael Guest, Stacy Osborne, Michael Smith and Todd Hofacre for helping out with the series for 2014.  A special thank you to the various last minute volunteers that were recruited as course marshals from week to week to ensure that runners did not get lost. See you in 2015. 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Last Race of the 2014 RCGC Urban Cross Country Series Tonight at 7:30 PM

The final race of the 2014 RCGC Urban Cross Country Series will be Thursday, August 21 at 7:30 PM at Lower Millcrest Park in Norwood Ohio.
No entry fees! No awards! Just the satisfaction of  one more hard workout on one of the most mentally and physically demanding cross country course ever created. For info call 351 6300 days or visit the Summer Cross Country Series Information Page.
RACE DETAILS
  • DATE: Thursday, August 21st, 2014 - Open to All.
  • TIME: 7:30 PM.
  • PLACE: Lower Millcrest Park, Norwood OH
  • COURSE: 3.1 miles. There are two waterstops on the course – one at the start and one at the finish.
  • OTHER: Final Race of the RCGC Urban Cross Country Series. Visit www.cincinnatirunning.com , the Summer Cross Country Series Information Page or call 513-351-6300 for more information.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

RCGC Grand Prix Standings - MidAugust 2014

With two A races and  3 Cross Country Races in the books, the club decided to give an update of the standings before the next races in the Grand Prix.  The goal of the Grand Prix is to include and recognize members that do many of the races that the club puts on or supports. So far, about 70 club members have participated in at least one Grand Prix Race.
 The next race in the Grand Prix will be the final race in the RCGC Urban Summer Cross Country Series on August 21,  and the Norwood 5000 meter Indian Run on August 30.
Below is a list of the top 5 male and female club members for scoring through Race #6 of the RCGC Urban Cross Country Series.  Scoring is based on your best 5 races(either A, B, C), your best B race, and your best C Race. (For a complete listing, go to www.cincinnatirunning.com.

RCGC Grand Prix Standings  
through August 14
Top 5 FemalesTop 5 Males
NamePointsNamePoints
Barbara Ellwein473Harvey Lewis450
Nurys Diaz386Jerry Patton439
Cindy Cranmer384Greg Roa338
Lisa Roa375Ryan Woolley327
Stacey Herdering196William Stolz296

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

2014 RRCA Run@Work Day and Run@School Day - September 19

The 9th Annual RRCA Run@Work Day and 3rd Run@School Day presented by the RRCA is about a month away! Companies,businesses, running clubs, fitness centers, schools and other groups across the country are participating with planned fun runs and walks to get people moving.
The Run@Work Day and Run@School Day goal is to encourage adults and children to get 30-minutes of exercise each day, in accordance with the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.
Create an event at your work place with your co-workers or find an event to get moving. Get a planning kit, fact sheet, and posters on the RRCA website to help get you started! Post your event on the RRCA Run@Work Day Fan Page to let others know what you are doing on September 19.

Monday, August 18, 2014

RCGC Urban Cross Countries Race #6 Recap

The 2014 Urban Cross Country Series Race #6 was this past Thursday August 14 at Lower Millcrest Park. About 35 runners showed up to race on the 3.1 mile course in sunny and slightly humid conditions. Ryan Woolley was the top male finisher with a time of 19:40. He was followed by top female finisher Taryn Surtees who ran a 19:45.  The second male finisher was Kenjii Heilman who ran a 20:10 and Tyler Hooley was the third male finisher with a time of 20:16.   The second female finisher was Shauna McKenzie who ran a 22:30 and in third was  Sophia Delioso who ran a 22:55(View results).  Join us next Thursday August 21 at Lower Millcrest Park in Norwood for Race #7  and the final race in the 2014 RCGC Urban Cross Country Series.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Cedar Fair Run and Ride Series at Kings Island

Run&Ride Kings Island
The inaugural Cedar Fair Run and Ride Series at Kings Island will have you screaming like a Banshee from ear-to-ear. Kings Island is hosting a half-marathon, a 10k called the Banshee 10k and a Glow Run 5k. Half-marathon, Banshee 10k and Glow Run 5k participants will have a chance to run through Kings Island while taking in behind-the-scenes views of some of the park’s most popular attractions.  Below are the dates and times for the three races:
  • 5K Glow Run – Friday September 26th at 6:30pm
  • Banshee 10k – Sunday September 28th at 7:30am
  • Half-Marathon – Sunday September 28th at 7:30am
Registration includes single-day admission September 26 for Glow Run 5k participants. The Banshee 10k and half-marathon registration includes admission to the park all three days, September 26-28.Visit www.visitkingsisland.com for more information.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Volunteers Needed For Little Miami Marathon

Got this in an email about 2 days ago from Ohio Running Events:
We are still in need of volunteers for the Little Miami Marathon . If you know of anyone who would like to volunteer, please have them follow this link to sign up online. Civic groups, we will pay you $25 for each volunteer you provide, starting with four volunteers. Please include your civic group name when you sign up to volunteer.
Volunteer

2014 Midsummer Trail Run Recap


About 50 runners braved the hills, the fallen trees(even one that fell during the race), the mud, the rocks, the slipping and sliding  this past Tuesday August 12, 2014 for A Midsummer Night's Trail Run in Mount Airy Forest(View photos). Weather for the Tuesday night trail run was Sunny with a few clouds. The trail at Mount Airy was what you would expect after a few days rain as most parts were dry, some parts were wet and a few parts that were muddy. For finishing the race, runners received a pint glass for their efforts.
Badwater Champion Harvey Lewis just back from Badwater and vacation was the top male with a time of  33:18 followed by William Stolz with a time of 36:17 and Nathan Siegel who ran a 37:20. Kate Lawrence was the top female with a time of 48:34 followed by Christen Adams who ran a 52:33 and Amanda Yiznitzky who ran a 55:49(View results).
Thank you to our sponsors - Waltz Business Solutions for printing the fliers, RoadId for the goody bags and bibs,  Tri-State Running Company for the awards, and thank you to Panera for the sandwiches. Thank you to the volunteers Mary Alice Gruden, Michael Guest, Linda Jeanmougin, Gina Meyers, David Nelson, Stacy Osborne, Jerry Patton, and James Welland. A special Thank You to Race Director Todd Hoface aka Peter Quince for putting together the race for 2014.  View Race Results.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Midsummer Night's Trail Run - Tonight at 6:30 PM

A Quick Reminder is that Tonight is A Midsummer Night's Trail Run. Go Over Hill, Over Dale in a Midsummer Night's Trail Run.
Race Day Registration opens at 5:30 PM and race start is at 6:30 PM.
Cost is $15.00 for RCGC Members  or those who are 18 & Under ; $20.00 for the General Public.  Visit www.cincinnatirunning.com or view the flier for more information.
RACE DETAILS
  • DATE: Tuesday, August 12 - 2014.
  • TIME: 6:30 PM.
  • PLACE: The Oval, Mt. Airy Forest, Cincinnati
  • COST:  Registration opens at 5:30 PM at The Oval in Mount Airy Forest.
    $15.00 - RCGC Members or those 18 & Under
    $20.00 - General Public
  • COURSE: 5 Mile Trail Run in Mount Airy.  View course map. 
  • OTHER: Visit www.cincinnatirunning.com or view the flier for more information

Monday, August 11, 2014

RCGC Board Meeting - August 14

The next RCGC Board Meeting will be held on Thursday  August 14 at The Foot Doctor at 5521 Montgomery Road after the RCGC Urban Cross Country Series. The meeting is open to all current RCGC members.
We will discuss updates on the possible Fall Mile Series, Summer Trail Run Recap and  a New Year's Eve Run and much more.
Hope you can join us!
DETAILS
  • DATE:  Thursday June August 14, 2014
  • TIME: Approximate8:30 PM
  • PLACE: The Foot Doctor, 5521 Montgomery Road, Norwood OH
  • INFORMATION: Board Meeting of the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati. Open to all current members. We will discuss updates on the possible Fall Mile Series, Summer Trail Run Recap and  a New Year's Eve Run and much more. View agenda.  

RCGC Urban Cross Country Series Race #5 Recap

The 2014 Urban Cross Country Series Race #5 was this past Thursday August 7 at Lower Millcrest Park. About 35 runners showed up to race on the 3.1 mile course in overcast and slightly humid conditions. Derek Knabe was the top male finisher with a time of 18:30. He was followed by Brad Weidner who ran a 18:41 and Quentin Cassidy was the third male finisher with a time of 18:48.
Taryn Surtees repeated as the top female finisher for race #5 and was the 5th overall finisher. Also, she lowered the women's course record with a time of 19:30. The second female finisher was Sophia Delioso who ran a 22:45 and in third was Anya Arlinghaus who ran a 23:55(View results).  Join us next Thursday August 14 at Lower Millcrest Park in Norwood for Race #6 in the RCGC Urban Cross Country Series.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

20th Annual Brian Rohne Run Recap

About 60 runners and walkers flocked to Northern Kentucky University for the 20th Annual Brian Rohne Memorial 5K Run / Walk.(View Photos)
Skies were overcast with a slight chance of rain. Fast times were run on the rolling course. Congratulations to the overall men's winner Breylen Derrick and overall women's winner Jenna Flairty. Breylen ran a time of 16:28, followed by Marc Teismann in 16:49 and Geoffrey Mearns in 17:31. Jenna Flairty ran a time of 20:14 followed by Molly Mearns in 21:03 and Sarah Duncan in 21:20. Go to www.cincinnatirunning.com for a complete list of results.
After the race participants and volunteers enjoyed sandwiches from Panera, energy gels from Gatorade and frozen drinks courtesy of Paradise Ice Rentals. The Brian Rohne Memorial 5K is held each year in honor of former NKU cross country runner Brian Rohne, who was killed by an automobile in January of 1993 while on a training run on the AA Highway in Cold Spring, KY. During the 1992 fall season, Rohne had earned most valuable runner honors for NKU after being named All-Great Lakes Valley Conference.
2014 Brian Rohne Race Results