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Here again, by popular choice, the bullet version of what you need to know! It takes me 3-4 hours to put together this information for you. Please take 3-4 minutes to scan it and find out what YOU need to know.

You might have already noticed that when you ask a question which has clearly been answered for YOU here, I tend to ridicule you, before I give you the answer. And I’m not even sorry about it!

— We’re two weeks away from the road trip to San Francisco. Interested?

— Fundraising starts now. I will ask you to do your part.

— Alumni, be ready for my email asking for money!

— Last Thursday we had 18 runners in the OTC road race and 24 at workout.

— Beaver Classic is a Friday alternative to San Francisco 3-day trip.

— Run with the Duck is Sunday, October 19. It’s on a 5km road course which seems short, too fast.

— Rain is coming this week. There’s no dry place to store your gear.

— How do you get selected for Nationals? When is it? Cost? Read below.

— The Mike Hodges meet yesterday was low-low-key. We won, I think.

— McKenzie River trip might be after Halloween, on Saturday, November 1.

— Newcomers, we still need eScrip help! Look for Kyle’s email from October 4.

— Running Warehouse discount code…I have it. You don’t. Ask me!

— Next Saturday, finish your run at my house at 11am for cinnamon rolls and more!

Workout inside the fence

We’re meeting INSIDE the fence again this week…on the intramural field next to 15th Avenue. Construction will last a couple more weeks. Pooh!

You must go south to 18th Avenue, then enter at Emerald Street. You might have to go through the marching band practice. Do NOT climb over the fence!

Palo Alto...San Francisco... You

We’re still taking names of “interested” runners for the San Francisco trip…

It’s the NIRCA Pacific Regional for college club teams, in Belmont CA. Tell me if you are interested in going! We plan to take two vans, 20 people. We’ll drive all day on Friday (October 24), race on Saturday morning against other college clubs like us, stay in the Bay Area over Saturday night, and drive back to Eugene all day on Sunday.

We hope to stay in the homes of our Club members, Jared Steele and either Beau Armstrong or Carolyn Gilchriese. You’ll need a sleeping bag and maybe a mat.

You’d pay for your food plus $30 for entry fee/house gift.

Let me know if you are interested. heino@uoregon.edu

So far these people have responded: Jared Steele, Beau Armstrong?, Megan Kupres, Andre Walker?, Brittany Day, Christian George, Carolyn Gilchriese, Kara Rawlings, Rui Yong Soh?, Travis Reder, Emily Jones, Clay Wilkes. You?

Want to go to nationals in Michigan? Who's already picked?

I will choose seven women and seven men for our trip to nationals in cross country, based on the results of our cross country season. I’ve already picked some!

The trip will cost some of your money and four days of your time. You would miss two days of school, Thursday-Friday, November 13-14. Race is on November 15. We get back to Eugene late on Sunday, November 16.

NIRCA Nationals in East Lansing, Michigan, will require:

-- full-time status as UO student
-- $50 Club donation or fund-raising letters (see explanation below)
-- four days of your time, Nov 13-16
-- approximately $250 travel fee!
-- your own food money

Club will pay entry fee, airline tickets, hotel, rental vans for group.

I will consider results from this season (later results more important than earlier). If you KNOW you will not be able to go, please tell me.

The meet is for college club teams only. The “A” race will have 40+ teams of seven runners. We are often the only team from west of Kansas.

I have already picked these people (who still must choose to go):

Alex Foote, Rui Yong Soh, Andre Walker, Mike Matuszak, Megan Kupres, Brittany Day, Louise Laursen, Robyn Brigham.

These people are NOT eligible because they are not full-time students: Moises Martinez, Renee Gordon, Josh Gordon, Kevin Cave.

Questions? Email me at
Escrip... Newcomers help!

Here is something quick and painfree for newcomers to the Club. It helps us make money... lots of money.

If we get 20 newcomers to sign up for eScrip, we are allowed to ask the Club Sports office for $2000+ in supplemental funding for our season. Financially, we MUST do this!

Here’s the plan:

You go online and sign up your credit card or debit card for eScrip. It NEVER costs you any money. Once you are signed up, Club Sports is given “pennies on the dollar” for the amounts you spend at selected stores. No money out of your pocket, but eventually a lot of money for Club Sports...and us.

Kyle already gave you instructions last Saturday morning, October 4, in an email about how to sign up. It takes two minutes on your computer. The Club record is 42 seconds!

Returnees may only sign up for eScrip again if it’s with a different card. Be creative!

We need 20 new sign-ups. We have more than enough people to get this done. Now is your chance to help the Club. Please!

Mike Hosges XC and us!

There were only some community colleges and a good OSU men’s club team at the Hodges meet yesterday in Oregon City. Some runners (*below) had already run a cross country race earlier in the day! There are no official results yet, but here are approximate times and places:

Women —
Bridget Franek, 17:46*
Renee Gordon, Club, 18:26*
Louise Laursen, Club, 18:59
Brittany Day, Club, 19:44
All Club:
9. Emily Jones, 20:40
Martina Miller, 21:12
Sarah Stubblefield, 21:50
Alison Goodwin, 22:15
Nora Sawyer, 22:18
Michi Achilles, 22:25
Jill Petrowski, 24:10
Mikayla Cruz-Nicklas, 24:24
Brandy Graham, 26:38

Men —
1. Alex Foote, 25:24
2. Andre Walker, 25:46
3. OSU, 25:53
4. Clark College, 26:29
5. Mike Matuszak, 26:45
6. OSU, 27:19
7. Kevin Cave, 26:57*
8. Josh Gordon, 27:35* (ran 45 seconds off course)
14. Ryan Jones, unat., 27:57*
18. Scott Davis, 28:22 (started 20+ seconds late)
20. Matt Auer, 28:34
25. Blake Chiuminetta, 29:29
26. Travis Reder, 29:40
28. Matt Parker, 30:02

The courses seemed to be the right length. Thanks to all who raced. Burgerville was good too!

Giving every person in the men’s race a place, our STUDENT runners beat the OSU club approximately 46-52.

Thursday night road race results

We showed up in mass at Oregon Track Club’s Monthly Run last Thursday evening, even after we had 24 runners at 3pm workout. There was a mile on Amazon trail in this “hybrid” race. Our results (100 finishers):

1. Mike Matuszak, 16:05
2. Scott Davis, 16:33
(4. Faustino Diaz, 16:50)
(6. Chris Thompson, 16:58)
7. Steven Kyker, 18:00
9. Josh Gordon with Lord Byron, 18:05
10. Christian George, 18:24
12. Tony Martinez, 18:56
14. Connor Shimamoto, 19:18
15. Brandon Sov, 19:22
18. Rebecca Scheer, 19:34 First female!
30. Carolyn Gilchriese, 21:44
31. Brian Raichlen, 21:44
34. Joelle Bruckert-Frisk, 21:54
38. Hannah Currie, 22:11
39. Emma Boys, 22:28
40. Kathryn Boyd-Batstone, 22:31
46. Claire Mallen, 23:29
53. Taylor Howat, 24:16
56. Renee Gordon, 25:06

Complete results at:

Saturday cinnamon rolls at my house. More?

Next Saturday, October 18, finish your run at my house for cinnamon rolls. Someone says he’ll bring a waffle iron. Who knows what will happen? Anyone want to bring some orange juice? What else? Syrup? Fruit? ‘Anyone got Krusteaze mix? Smoothie stuff?

Be there at 11am!

I live at 1012 E. 21st Avenue, on the corner of 21st and Harris. From the dorms, go south on Agate Street across 19th to 21st, turn right and go five blocks to Harris.

Football game vs Washington is at 5pm.

Workouts: week #3... Tuesday 8am, 11:30am, 3pm, catch-up

*Monday, October 13: 3pm -- meet INSIDE THE FENCE on the intramural field for aerobic run or field conditioning...plus abs, planks, barefoot strides.

*Tuesday, October 14: …four choices for “hard day”…

a) 8:00am -- meet in Hendricks Park for 30 minutes or more of hill running, with the option of more down in Washburn Park on the way home.

b) 11:30am -- meet in Hendricks Park for for same workout.

c) 3:00pm -- meet on the IM field for a warmup run to Hendricks Park for same workout.

d) After 3:00pm -- catch up to us in Hendricks Park for same workout ... people whose classes end at 3:50pm can catch up. Those with classes ending at 4:20pm probably not.ă

WHERE? Meet in the park on the road between the restroom and the swings. Take Agate Street to 21st, then turn left. Go up the very short steep hill and turn right on Fairmount Blvd. Continue uphill, going left at each fork, following the signs into the park.

*Wednesday, Oct 15: 3:00pm -- meet INSIDE the IM field for a relaxed run, plus abs and strides on the intramural field.

*Thursday, Oct 16: 3:00pm -- meet INSIDE the IM field for a relaxed run, plus abs and strides on the intramural field. …Today or tomorrow: 5:00 reps at lactate threshold with 1:00 jog.

*Friday, Oct 17: 3:00pm -- meet INSIDE the IM field for end-of-week celebration run or or tomorrow: 5:00 reps at lactate threshold with 1:00 jog.

*Saturday, October 18: On your own, pre-race warmup, or go for an exploring run.

*Sunday, October 19: Run with the Duck 5km…or go long, then study time.

You and our fundraising

Part of being a member of our Club is helping us meet costs. Here’s a brief on fundraising for the Running Club...and you.

We have an allocation of about $2000 from Club Sports. We also have a fundraising requirement from the Club Sports office...and a need. To do what we want for you, we make some fundraising efforts every year (including working as “ball crew” at women’s volleyball matches...$1800 for this season).

We will ask EVERYONE to do one of two things: mail fundraising letters to friends and family, or personally donate $50 to the Club. Sending the letters yields more money for us, but we recognize that some of you can’t or won’t do that. So, we ask you to donate $50 to the Club instead.

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. 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”).

I am going to ask every one of you to do one or the other. Be ready!

One person, Sarah Stubblefield has already donated.

Beaver classic?

We want to support the new NIRCA Pacific Regional down in Palo Alto. It’s for college club teams, most of whom we’ve never raced! But some of you can’t be gone for entire weekend of October 24-26.

So, the alternative is the Beaver Classic in Corvallis, a really strong meet which we have gone to every year until now. I will enter people. Transportation is up in the air at the moment. The Beaver Classic is on the evening of Friday, October 24, in Avery Park in Corvallis.

It’s on a 2km loop, almost all grass.

I will consider both the meets that weekend for my nationals picks…and not based on time. The courses are much different.

'Need shoes? Two good choices

If you plan to buy running shoes, I think the best place in town is Eugene Running Company in the Oakway Mall. Tell them you are in the UO Running Club for a discount.

A great online choice is at our website, www.uorunning.com, where you can click on the white “Running Warehouse” button. Ask me what our discount code is!
Shipping is fast and free.

Copper lives!

My wife Janet is in Kenya for another two weeks. That means I walk or run with our dog Copper twice a day everyday. If anyone wants to take Copper for a walk or run any day (morning, afternoon or evening), let me know!

Pick a day and time and confirm with me…

heino@uoregon.edu or text/call me at 541-954-0263.

Copper is an eight-year old Australian Shepherd who thinks he’s much younger.

Cross country schedule

Fri, October 24 Beaver Classic NEW Avery Park, Corvallis

Sat, October 25 NIRCA Pacific Regional Crystal Springs, Belmont CA

Sat, November 15 NIRCA Nationals East Lansing, Michigan

Local road race schedule...EWEB half-marathon, Nov. 23

October —
Fri, 17 Nick Symmonds Springfield 800 Springfield 800M
Sun, 19 Hospice Run/Walk To Remember Springfield 4M, 2M
Sun, 19 Run With The Duck Eugene 5K
Sun, 26 McDonald Forest Trail Runs Corvallis 15K, 5K
Sun, 26 Monster Mash Eugene 5K

November —
Sun, 09 Autumn Trails Eugene Eugene 16M, 10M, 6M, 3M
*Sun, 23* *EWEB Run To Stay Warm* *Eugene* *13.1M, 10K, 5K *
Thur, 27 Turkey Trot Eugene Eugene 4M, 2M
Thur, 27 Turkey Stuffer Springfield 5K

December —
Sat, 06 Jingle Bells Run Eugene 12K, 8K, 5K
Sat, 13 Frozen Trail Runfest Eugene 50K, 15M, 9M, 5K
Sat, 20 Eugene Holiday Half & Hustle 10K/5K Eugene 13.1M, 10K, 5K

Information on all these races:

It's Tom

A few newcomers have struggled with what to call me! Let’s keep it simple. Just call me “Tom”. I’ll call you by your first name too, as soon as I connect name and face.


‘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?
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Read this, a document written by our Club leaders!


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