Thursday, September 18, 2014

RCGC Grand Prix Update Through September 15

Here is an update of the 2014 RCGC Grand Prix through September 15. September will be a busy month for runners to get points as there are several races that members can do to earn points.  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 races in the Grand Prix will be the Hudepohl Brewery Run on September 20, and the Panerathon on September 21.
 If you can not run this week due to a social event, there is next weekend with the Kings Island Races on Friday September 26 and Sunday September 28 or the Cliftonfest 5k also on Sunday September 28. 
Below is a list of the top 5 male and female club members for scoring through the Norwood Indian Run.  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.


NameTotalNameTotal
Barbara Ellwein520Harvey Lewis450
Nurys Diaz434Jerry Patton439
Cindy Cranmer384Ryan Woolley357
Lisa Roa375Greg Roa338
Stacey Herdering196William Stolz324

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Cincinnati Film Festival to Screen 100: Head/Heart/Feet on September 19

There is a documentary on ultramarathon running screening this Friday September 19 at 1:15 PM  at the Duke Energy Center as part of the Cincinnati Film Festival. The film is called "100: Head/Heart/Feet", and you might be interested in attending.
 More information is available at the Cincinnati Film Festival website. Also you can watch the trailer or look at the movie website for more info about the film.
DETAILS
  • DATE: Friday, September 19, 2014.
  • TIME: 1:15 PM.
  • PLACE: Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati OH
  • INFO: If you thought a 26.2 mile marathon was tough, lace up your running shoes for a journey into the world of ultra-running. View the trailer or look at the movie website for more info about the film. For information about the Cincinnati Film Festival, go to their website.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

2014 SCH4 Red Dress Hash - September 20

The Sin City Hashers, "a drinking club with a running problem”, will be hosting their 20th Annual Red Dress Hash this Saturday September 20. They will meet at Mr. Pitiful's, 1323 Main Street in Over-the-Rhine around 4:00PM. Just look for a bunch of people looking cheap in red dresses. More details( ie what to bring etc. besides your sorry butt, id and beer money, lots of beer money) are on their website www.sch4.com.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

BadWater 135 Q & A - September 18

Got in an email from Tri-State Running Company:
Come hear about the amazing experiences of three local men at this year's Badwater 135! Each of them will get a chance to speak about their journey and then the floor will be open for questions! Space is limited so be sure to sign up!
Details
  • DATE: Thursday, September 18, 2014.
  • TIME: 7:00 PM.
  • PLACE: Science Lecture Hall, Thomas More College, Crestview Hills KY
  • OTHER: Visit http://tristaterunning.com for more information or to sign up.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

2nd Annual Cliftonfest 5k Run / Walk - September 28

CliftonFest is a neighborhood art and music celebration held on Ludlow Avenue in the last weekend of September. Back for 2014 is the 5k Run / Walk to be held on Sunday September 28 at 10:00 AM in Burnett Woods.
Join the neighborhood of Clifton at this 5k Run / Walk featuring music, arts and much more.  All finishers will receive the Cliftonfest Pint Glass.  For more information, visit the registration page. For information about CliftonFest, visit the CliftonFest Facebook Page.
RACE DETAILS
  • DATE: Sunday, September 28, 2014.
  • TIME: 10:00 AM.
  • PLACE: Burnett Woods, Cincinnati OH
  • COURSE: Two loop, 3.1 mile course around and through Burnett Woods.View Course Map.
  • OTHER:  For more information, visit the registration page. For information about CliftonFest, visit the CliftonFest Facebook Page.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Bourbon Chasers Wanted

Over the last couple of weeks, a couple of Bourbon Chase Teams sent an email to the club. They are looking for runners who can run as part of their team for the Bourbon Chase.  If interested, you can contact them via email. For information about the Bourbon Chase, go to www.bourbonchase.com
  •   Tom Law is captain of a co-ed masters Bourbon Chase team and they are in need of runners. They are a good middle group, not overly competitive but not back of the pack either. They need 4 runners, (at least 2 female) as they had a few 11th hour defections due to obligations, travel, family, injury.If interested, you can reach Tom at tlawky@gmail.com.
  • Franco Arriola was looking for two runners for his Bourbon Chase Team a couple of weeks ago. If he is still looking and you are able to help him out,  you can contact Franco at farriolast@aol.com and he can give you more information.
  • Belinda Thompson's team in the Bourbon Chase is looking for 3 more runners. They will pay the entry fee. They are an older team (ages34-45), out for the experience, and have team members coming in from Portland, New York City, and Washington, DC. If interested, contact Belinda at belinda.j.thompson@gmail.com.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Queen City Invitational this Friday - September 5

The Queen City Invitational is an opportunity to see the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University and Northern Kentucky University cross country runners race without a drive out of town. Come out and see the top upcoming young local distance runners compete against each other. 2014 marks the 33rd year that the meet has been held. The meet is this Friday September 5 at Kingswood Park in Deerfield Township.The racing begins at 5:00 PM.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

September 2014 Races

Below is list of upcoming races in September 2014. Check the club calendar for more races. Note: RCGC Grand Prix Races are in bold
Thursday September 4
Friday September 5
  • MSJ 5K, 6:45 pm, Mount Saint Joseph's University, 5701 Delhi Road Cincinnati, OH, www.runningtime.net
Saturday September 6
  • ZERO Prostate Cancer 5K/10K Run/Walk, 9:00 am, The Urology Group, 2000 Joseph E. Sanker Blvd., Norwood OH, www.urologygroup.com
  • Swanhouse Race for Homeless Women 5k &  10K Run, 9:00 am, Lunken Playfield, Cincinnati OH, www.sprunning.com
  • Becca's Legendary Run For A Cure,  9:00 am, Legendary Run Golf Course, 915 East Legendary Run, Cincinnati OH , www.runningtime.net.   
  • Robin’s Nest 5K Run/Walk, 9:00 am, Pioneer Park, Covington KY, www.robinsnestfund.org.  
  • Go the Extra Mile For The Vets 5k, 10:30 AM, West Chester Towne Center, West Chjester, OH, www.veteranlowtohighchallenge.com.
Sunday September 7
Saturday September 13
  • Ellie & Tyler's Run, 9:00 am, Miami Whitewater Forest, Harrison OH, www.tylersrun.com.  
  • Truman's Trek and Trot 5k Walk and Run, 9:30 am, Union Township Veteran's Memorial Park, 906 Clough Pike, Cincinnati, OH, Race Information
  • Glenwood Gardens 5k Night Run, 9:00 pm, Glenwood Gardens Park, Woodlawn OH, www.runningtime.net
Sunday September 14
Saturday September 20
Sunday September 21
Friday September 26
Saturday September 27
  • Purple Stride 5k Run / Walk, 8:00 am, Sawyer Point Park, Cincinnati OH, Race Information
Sunday September 28

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.