Coach's Update

Regionals travel squads, Run with the Duck!

Hey there, UO Running Club - (Sunday, October 20, 2019)

Lots of new information today! Please glance through the bullets below, then see what applies to YOU...

- The travel roster for NIRCA Pacific Regionals is below.
- Magda will contact our Regionals runners about how to enter! 'Gotta be this week.
- "Run with the Duck" is next Friday at 4pm...a free 5km road race.
- We have medical trainers.
- No more Tuesday 7am sessions due to lack of attendance.
- Kilometer repeats this Tuesday afternoon...
- Eric Beyerle ran 26:00 for a challenging 8km course yesterday in Portland.
- 90 runners have shown up for at least one of our 3pm runs this fall.
- 21 of us went up the McKenzie on a day trip yesterday.
- Jess Otto has a pair of size 8 1/2 adidas shoes for you, lightly used. Free!
- The half-marathon is just FIVE weeks away...


Here are our travel squads:

Women -
  • Savanna Salmons
  • Mia Yerton
  • Kirsten Meyer
  • Magda van Leeuwen
  • Anna Geffen
  • Marin Nagle
  • Marika Tammaru
  • Anna Mare
  • non-traveling alternate: Hannah Lewack

  • Men -
  • Eric Beyerle
  • Robert Pedersen
  • Blake Hayes
  • Owen Serricchio
  • Matt Salminen
  • Skyler Forman
  • Wolf Seifer
  • Ben Switzman
  • Bretten Farrell
  • Dylan Cuatt
  • Diven Naidu
  • Riley Farrell
  • non-traveling alternate: Vadim Pelavin

  • The two coordinators and I picked the squads based on season's performances, more men than women based on race attendance.

    **Magda will contact the our entrants by email and explain the registration procedure which you must complete this week.

    The NIRCA Pacific Regionals is in San Francisco. Trip is Friday, Nov 1 thru Sunday, Nov two vans.

    It's a cross country race vs other Clubs like ours, on a challenging hilly course at Crystal Springs in Belmont CA. You MUST have paid the $50 Club fee for the whole school year before the trip.


    - Homecoming 5km road race right next to campus. 4pm start.
    - Free entry until 10pm the day before...for everyone. $15 on race day.
    - Starts at Riverfront Park (just past the railroad trestle on Agate Street near the footbridge)
    - Everyone's doing it! Wear your Club singlet if you have one!
    - Last year it was short. This year, who knows?
    - Enter here


    Club Sports provides athletic trainers, Mary-Grace Testa and Sydney Leverett. Free, no appointment needed. They are in the Student Rec Center in room #6. Enter through the front door of the rec on 15th Avenue, go past the desk, then turn right and go to the end of the hall, last door on the right.

    Open hours-
    Mondays: 2:00-3:45pm
    Tuesdays: 2:15-4:00pm
    Wednesdays: 2:00-4:30pm
    Thursdays: 2:30-5:00pm
    They're good!


    Saturday, Nov 2, NIRCA Pacific Regional, Crystal Springs, Belmont CA

    Friday, Nov 9, Beaver Classic, Crystal Lakes Sports Fields, Corvallis

    Saturday, Nov 23, USATF Northwest Regional Fernhill Park, Portland, 9am


    Now is the time, both for returners and newcomers!

    1. Go here and log in with your Duck ID
    2. Search "Running Club" and go to the home page
    3. Click "Join Now" in the right hand corner
    4. Click the subtitle "Forms"
    5. Select: REGISTRATION-Club Members 2019-2020
    6. Begin form.
    It's a very quick sign up. ‘Gotta do it to run with the Club.

    $50 ALREADY?

    Ten of our runners paid the Club yearly fee last week. Thank you! 34 runners have now paid:

    Anna Maré, Riley Farrell, Bretten Farrell, Caela Fenton, Magda van Leeuwen, Kirsten Meyer, Champ Davis, Marika Tammaru, Abbigail Hepperle, Sophia Somerscales, Eden McCall, Benjamin Switzman, Zoey Bailey, Eric Beyerle, Diven Naidu, Jack Evans, Skyler Forman,

    Ethan Hass, Paul Lord, Hannah Lewack, Abbie Luegers, Amelia Heckman, Spencer Page, Quentin Chou, Aaron Moskovitz, Lindsay Villano, Maryam Moghaddami, Savanna Salmons, Vadim Pelavin, Maia Elliot, Blake Evans, Dylan Cuatt, Evan Kwiecien, Chris Howard.

    We accept cash, and checks made out to "UO Running Club". Online, you can go to our website, then click on "donate" in the upper right corner. It would be a donation through the UO Foundation...we are listed there as the Club Sports Running Fund. Tell me if you pay through the Foundation! It makes you a university donor!

    Thanks to all thirty-four!


    Gerlinger Hall is the old brick building near the corner of 15th and University Street. We meet at the corner of the building closest to Gerlinger Annex which is a much newer building. Both are next to the grass field. You'll see us!


    *Monday, October 21: 3pm -- meet on Gerlinger field for aerobic run or field abs, planks, barefoot strides.

    *Tuesday, October 22: 3pm -- meet at Gerlinger field for a warmup jog to Amazon Trail and:

    4-6 x 1000m (race pace) with 2:30 jog-walk recovery

    *Wednesday, October 23: 3pm -- meet at Gerlinger field for aerobic run or field strides, abs, planks.

    *Thursday, October 24: 3pm - meet at Gerlinger field for aerobic run or field strides, abs, planks. How about a short tempo run, 10 minutes?

    *Friday, October 25: 3pm - meet at Gerlinger field for a relaxed, end-of-week run or field conditioning or a tempo run or hills in Hendricks Park to get ready for Crystal Springs. Or...

    4pm - Run with the Duck 5km road race!

    *Saturday, October 26: On your own, do an exploring run.

    *Sunday, October 27: Go long or take a nap, then consider studying. How about Eric's long run at 8am from the front of old Mac Court?

    END OF FALL HALF-MARATHON (same as last week)

    There's a half-marathon in Eugene on Sunday, November 24. Many of our Club runners have used it as an end-of-the-term goal. There are also cheaper 10km and 5km road races the same day. There's a course change because of bike path re-routing...

    Link is here

    ROAD RACES HERE (same as last week)

    Check this link to road races in our local area


    Tom Heinonen


    Here's a link to this week's update

    Click here for an archive of past updates


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!



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Read this, a document written by our Club leaders!


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