Lane, Half, Flapjack, BBQ, Coast

Our coast trip is on! It’s a week from today, Saturday, May 2. We’ll take two vans and spend the day on the Oregon coast. You can run a little if you want to. We’ll go to Heceta Head, the lighthouse, maybe the Hobbit Trail, Cape Perpetua, Devil’s Churn and we’ll have dinner at Mo’s in Florence. We’ll leave campus at 10am Saturday and get home before dark. The first 23 people to sign up get the spots! or text 541-954-0263.

Are you running the marathon? Half-marathon? Flapjack 5km? It’s almost time to rest!

OSU High Performance meet is next Friday. Are you nominated? Find out below…

OSU High Performance...Our Nominations

I’ll nominate our fastest people in their best events and relays for the OSU High Performance meet which is next Friday, May 1, in Corvallis. Each year the meet gets bigger and better with more NCAA Division I teams which get priority on entries. Accepted entries will be posted Wednesday. Running events go from 4pm to 9pm. 4x4 is at 7:45pm. If I’ve nominated you, but you KNOW you can’t go, please tell me. Here are my NOMINATIONS:


Berglund, Miles
400m 52.20 2015 Titan Twilight 04/23/15
4 x 400m Leg 4

Callan, Shane
100m 11.38 Lane Preview 03/14/14
200m 23.31 Lane Preview 03/14/14
4 x 100m Leg 4

Chiuminetta, Blake
800m 1:54.72 Oregon Relays 04/16/15
4 x 400m Leg 1

Danny, Aaron
100m 11.66 2015 Willamette Opener 03/07/15
4 x 100m Leg 1

Gordon, Josh
5000m 15:36.74 West Coast Invitational 05/15/14 (I’ll email 15:19 update)

Gutrick, Anthony
200m 23.88 West Coast Invitational 05/15/14
400m 52.79 Titan Twilight 04/24/14
4 x 400m Leg 2
4 x 100m Leg 5

Jones, Ryan
5000m 15:13.11 Oregon Relays 04/16/15

Kwiecien, Connor
4 x 400m Leg 5

Pham, Andy
LJ 6.06m 2015 Willamette Opener 03/07/15 (I’ll email high school distance)

Smet, Aaron
100m 11.56 2015 Willamette Opener 03/07/15
200m 23.81 2015 Willamette Opener 03/07/15
4 x 100m Leg 2

Taylor, Kendrick
100m 11.64 2015 Titan Twilight 04/23/15
200m 23.82 2015 Willamette Opener 03/07/15
400m HH 59.16 2015 Titan Twilight 04/23/15
4 x 100m Leg 3
4 x 400m Leg 3

4 x 100m
A 43.89 Oregon Twilight 05/09/14

4 x 400m
A 3:26.96 Oregon Twilight 05/09/14


Dolan, Erin
1500m 4:54.82 Oregon Relays 04/16/15
4 x 400m Leg 5

Ford, Katey
400m 1:01.91 John Knight Twilight 04/10/15
4 x 400m Leg 1
4 x 100m Leg 3

Gordon, Renee
5000m 17:47.80 Oregon Relays 04/16/15 (I’ll email 17:28 time update)

Jones, Emily
1500m 5:02.26 Linfield Jenn Boyman Memorial Invitational 04/04/15

Kupres, Megan
5000m 18:30.05 John Knight Twilight 04/10/15 (I’ll email 18:10 time update)

Laursen, Louise
5000m 17:17.04 Oregon Relays 04/16/15

Rosen, Ayla
100m 13.11 Oregon Relays 04/16/15
200m 27.18 Lane Preview 03/14/14
4 x 400m Leg 3
4 x 100m Leg 4

Stephen, Keera
100m 13.02 Oregon Relays 04/16/15
200m 27.29 John Knight Twilight 04/10/15
4 x 100m Leg 2
4 x 400m Leg 2

Tenery, Olivia
4 x 100m Leg 1
4 x 400m Leg 4

Vinjamuri, Michelle
4 x 100m Leg 5
4 x 400m Leg 6

4 x 100m
A 51.90 Oregon Relays 04/16/15

4 x 400m
A 4:11.98 Lane Preview 03/14/14

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Road Results

Renee Gordon got fourth in the Corvallis Half Marathon on April 12 in 1:20:25. The same day Bridget Hall ran the Vernonia Marathon in 3:31:44 (#8 on our all-time Club list). Renee already has our #1 half marathon time (1:19:39).

Also on April 12, Club alum Peter Stice finished second in the Bridgeway Run for Autism in Alton Baker Park, an 8km road race, in 29:50.

Eugene Marathon, Half, 5KM

The Eugene marathon and half-marathon are Sunday, May 10, Mother’s Day! The flapjack 5km is on Saturday, May 9. Information at:


Spring Term Workouts: Week #5... Tuesday Now 10:00AM or 6:00PM

*Monday, April 27: 3pm -- meet on the intramural field for an aerobic run or field conditioning...plus abs, planks, strides.

*Tuesday, April 28: Two choices for track workout time. Meet with your warmup run DONE!
10:00am — meet at South Eugene HS track for workout, or
6:00pm — meet at Hayward Field for track workout.

**Bring lighter shoes or spikes**

distance runners:
2 x 400m (float 3000m date pace) with 200m jog-walk
1 x 1200m (each 400m faster than previous) 400m+ jog-walk …wanna do two?
4-6 x 200m (odd: float, even: fast) 200m+ jog-walk

middle distance runners:
2 x 400m (float 3000m date pace) with 200m jog-walk
3 x 300m (cutdowns) with 300m jog-walk …or 1 x 1200m with the distance runners
4-6 x 200m (odd: float, even: fast) 200m+ jog-walk

ROAD RACER’S ALTERNATIVE: 4-5 x 800m (5000m date pace) with just 200m jog-walk

4 x 40m (relaxed stride from standing start after posture reset) walk back
3 x 50m thru the speed zone...30m buildup, 50m high quality, 30m ease out) walk back
1 x 300m or 400m (high quality or each 100m faster)
relay handoffs for 4x100m?

*Wednesday, April 29: 3pm -- meet on the intramural field for pre-race warmup or an aerobic run or field conditioning...plus abs, planks, strides.

*Thursday, April 30: 3pm — meet on the intramural field for pre-race warmup or an aerobic run or field conditioning...plus abs, planks, strides.

*Friday, May 1: 3pm -- meet on your own at the intramural field for weekend celebration run, or race at OSU High Performance.

*Saturday, May 2 —on your own, an enjoyable run…or THE COAST TRIP…or your last prep run for Mother’s Day weekend!

*Sunday, May 3: On your own, go long…or rest?

We meet weekdays on the intramural field at the north end near 15th Avenue. If it’s dry, we’ll be near the Bowerman Building. If it’s rainy, we’ll meet under the NEW overhang of the rec center outside the pool area.

Leave your bags in the locker room. We meet rain or shine. Every session is optional.

Our Results at Titan Twilight

It rained twice but conditions were pretty good and we had solid performances!

(SB = seasonal best, PR = personal record)

Keera Stephen 13.06 (into wind, no info)
Michelle Vinjamuri 14.40
Kendrick Taylor 11.64 section winner, PR, #5 on Club all-time list
Aaron Smet 11.75
Aaron Danny 11.86 #8 on Club all-time list

Keera Stephen 27.40
Michelle Vinjamuri 30.16 PR
Blake Chiuminetta 23.76 #4 on Club all-time list
Aaron Smet 24.30

Miles Berglund 52.20 #4 on Club all-time list
Niklas Vockert 57.45

400m hurdles
Kendrick Taylor 59.16 Club record

4x100m relay 46.19 #10 on Club all-time list
Aaron Danny, Aaron Smet, Kendrick Taylor, Andy Pham

4x400m relay 3:29.21 #3 on Club all-time list
Blake Chiuminetta 51.5, Connor Kwiecien 54.5, Kendrick Taylor 51.7, Miles Berglund 51.4

Blake Chiuminetta 1:55.08
Connor Kwiecien 2:05.88
Josh Gordon 2:07.38
Jeffrey Newmark 2:10.85
Brandon Sov 2:11.39
Niklas Vockert 2:11.79

Sarah Stubblefield 5:21.16
Josh Gordon 4:12.44
Connor Kwiecien 4:20.25
Jeffrey Newmark 4:30.96
Matt Parker 4:36.20

Louise Laursen 10:12.10 #4 on Club all-time list
Megan Kupres 10:31.33 PR, #7 on Club all-time list
Rebecca Scheer 11:07.17 PR
Emily Jones 11:08.25 PR
Carolyn Gilchriese 11:45.71
Ryan Jones 9:04.64
Jared Steele 9:31.93
Scott Davis 9:52.79
Travis Reder 9:54.91
Niklas Vockert 10:29.80

Club alum Rob McLauchlan won the 3000m in a PR 8:26.19

The Rest of the Track Season

The OSU High Performance meet on Friday, May 1, will only accept some of our fastest people. The meet is adding more NCAA Division I teams which have priority on entries.

Saturday, May 2, we will not to go to Pacific. Forest Grove is just too far away and the entry fee is $20+ again.

Friday, May 8, is the Oregon Twilight where we might get our fastest people accepted. And if they have relays, there will be a lane for us because the meet is small. We might be able to send people to Linfield the next day. (I’ll be at Western Oregon on that Friday and Saturday announcing their conference championship.)

The final meet has good individual events, no relays…the new Portland Twilight meet on Sunday, May 17, at Lewis & Clark in Portland. It’s a great setting!

That’s the track season!

Local Road Race Schedule

Here are the “Eclectic Edge” races in Oregon during April and May:

April —
Sat, 18 Hot Springs Trail Runs Clearwater to Belknap 18M, 5M
Sat, 18 Eagle's Flight 10K/5K Corvallis, OR 10K, 5K, 1K
Sun, 19 CASA Light Of Hope Run Bend, OR 10K, 5K
Sat, 25 WOU Sprint Triathlon Monmouth, OR Sprint Tri
Sat, 25 Save The Bee 5K Eugene, OR 5K, Kids
Sun, 26 Willamette River Run Springfield, OR 10K

May —
Sun, 3 Garden Gnome Run Corvallis, OR 15K, 10K, 5K, 1K
Sun, 3 Hustle 4 McKenzie's Health Albany, OR 5K, 1M
Thur, 14 OTC Run/Walk Series #3 Eugene, OR 5K XC
Sat, 16 Vineyards Marathon 5K Eugene, OR 5K
Sat, 16 Rhody Run Florence, OR 10K, 5K
Sat, 16 Bark In The Park Eugene, OR 10K, 5K, 2K
Sun, 17 Vineyards Marathon & Grapes of Half Eugene, OR 26.2M, 13.1M
Sat, 23 Ridgeline Ramble Eugene, OR 20K, 10K, Relay
Mon, 25 Miles On Memorial Eugene, OR 15K/10K/5K/1M/Relay
Sat, 30 Newport Marathon Newport, OR Mar & Half
Sat, 30 Glow XC Dexter, OR 7K
Sat, 30 Lebanon Sprint Triathlon Lebanon, OR Sprint Tri
Sat, 30 Girls On The Run 5K Corvallis, OR 5K
Sun, 31 Duck Bill Thrill Triathlon Fall Creek, OR Olympic Tri

You pay your own entry fees for these races and make your own travel arrangements. Details at: http://eclecticedgeracing.com/Race_Calendar.html

Track Schedule 2015

Fri, May 1, OSU High Performance, Corvallis

Fri, May 8, Oregon Twilight, Hayward Field
Sat, May 9, Linfield Open, McMinnville

Sun, May 17, Portland Twilight, L & C


‘See you,
Tom Heinonen

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Who we are. What we do!

UO Running Club gives students the chance 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 Coaches 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 young program into an 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 each spring. 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!



'Starting a Running Club?
'Building Your Club?

Read this, a document written by our Club leaders!


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