Turkey, babies, defenders, track

Hello, UO Running Club — (Sunday, November 26, 2017)

Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you all! I hope you’ve all enjoyed a four-day break. It’s just a warmup for the four-week break which is just two weeks away. Geez, that’s a long time!

We’ve had several runners in turkey trots during the break. Here’s what I know. If you ran a race which isn’t listed below, I want to hear about it!

Ryan Jones defended his Give n’ Gobble title in Sherwood. Kevin Cave and new father Josh Gordon went 1-2 in Springfield:

Turkey Stuffer 5km Springfield (1225 finishers)
1. Kevin Cave, 15:45 Club alumnus
2. Josh Gordon, 15:50
62. Curtis Dloughy, 21:06 former Club
219. Dillon Vibes, 25:46, former Club

Give n’ Gobble 5km Sherwood (1047 finishers)
1. Ryan Jones, 15:59
25. Emily Jones, 20:55 Club alumna, 4th female

Turkey Trot Eugene (590 finishers)
13. Joey Smits 25:22
53. Brian Leeson 29:59

Baby Watch!

This is a first for Running Club…

Club member Renee Gordon had a baby girl two weeks ago…Joelie! Congratulations, Renee and Josh!

Club alum Kevin Sully’s wife Katy just had their second child, McKenna. Kevin is the well-known founder of the “House of Run” podcast. They are about to move from Los Angeles to Austin, Texas.

My daughter Liisa, also a Club alum, is due to have a baby girl in March. She just helped host the a turkey trot in Napa, California, although she and her husband Ryan live in Renton, Washington.

Babies, babies!

Fall Term Workouts: Week #10

Monday, November 27 through Friday, December 1: 3pm -- meet on the intramural field for aerobic run or field conditioning...plus abs, planks, barefoot strides.

Weekend: On your own. It’s never too late to start studying…

Play Defense!

Club coordinator Taylor Howat defended her Honors College thesis last Tuesday, passing “with distinction”, the highest category. Yay!

Former Club coordinator Jaclyn Rushing will defend her master’s thesis at OSU on December 20. Best wishes, Jaclyn!

December Road Races Here

Sat, 9 Frozen Trail Runfest Eugene, OR 50K, 15M, 9M, 5K
Sat, 16 Eugene Holiday Half & Hustle Eugene, OR 13.1M, 10K, 5K
Sat, 23 Jingle Bells Run Eugene, OR 15K, 5K
​Sun, 31 First Run Eugene, OR 10K, 5K​​

Information at: http://www.eclecticedgeracing.com/race-calendar.html

Track Season?

On Friday, February 10, we will likely race in the indoor club mile at the Husky Classic in Seattle. Other events there are NOT open to us. The OSU club plans to host their outdoor relay meet again this spring, probably the last weekend of February or the first weekend of March.

We’ll have meets most weekends from early March until mid-May. They will all be day-trips.

Some of our fastest runners might get into the Oregon Twilight meet on May 4.

Our first track workout at Hayward Field will likely be on the evening of Tuesday, January 23.

Details later.

‘See you,

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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!



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