Saturday, March 14, 2009

Group Run Update
With spring almost upon us, it is time for track season so for the remainder of March and the first week of April, the Hyde Park Group Run will meet at the Withrow High School Track on Wednesdays to do speed work,laps, and intervals to get ready for the upcoming Spring Running Season. The 9:00 AM Run will remain the same.

Weekly Group Run Details:

For more information, contact us.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

St. Patrick's Day Races
It is about a week to go until St. Patrick's Day but for the next two weekends, there are races to help you celebrate from March 14 to March 21. Details of the races are below:

  • Saturday March 14, Shamrock Shuffle 5k & 10K, 8:30 AM, The Square at Union Center, West Chester OH. Race information available at
  • Saturday March 14, Emerald Miles 5k Run/Walk, 9:00 AM, Newport on the Levee, Race Information available at
  • Saturday March 14, Run for the Green 5K Trail Run, 9:00 AM, Landon Deerfield Park, Maineville OH. Contact Greg McCormick at 513-793-0508 or visit for more information.
  • Saturday March 21, ORRRC St. Patrick's 5k, 10:00 AM, Middletown High School, Middletown OH. Visit for more information.
For more races in Cincinnati and the area, do not forget to check out our race calendar.
Sprint for Special Olympics Recap - March 1
I ran this race one time in the early 2000's when it was known as The Run to Dubliner. The course was in a neighborhood in Pleasant Ridge behind that restaurant. Most people ran it for the postrace party afterward which featured Irish Food. The next year and the year after that and the year after that, I worked as a volunteer at the finish line or a course marshal on the final turn to the finish. The race changed names to Molly Malone's Gaelic Gallop when the Dubliner became Molly Malone's in the mid 2000's.
In 2009, they moved the race to O'Bryon's in O'Bryonville and a new 3 mile course was developed along with a new start time.
It was a cold first day of March and I got a new volunteer assignment to help pick up all the cones on the course after the runners and walkers went by. Over 200 people showed up to help support Hamilton County Special Olympics. Th top male was Chris Reis who ran a blazing 15:12. Top Female was Brooklyne Ridder who ran an 18:54. The post race was also excellent but I am on a soup kick and I was disappointed that it did not have potato soup. Oh well the beer was cold so I can live without soup for a day.
Flying Pig Marathon Mile 22 Waterstop
Water Stop Volunteers Wanted! Once again the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati will have a waterstop at mile 22. Mile 22 is where the marathon really begins for the marathoners and your support and encouragement means plenty to them. If you are running the marathon, please encourage your friends and family to help out. If you're not running, join us for a little fun and help us help the runners at mile 22. To volunteer at our waterstop:
  1. Go to the Flying Pig Website Volunteer Page
  2. Click the Sign-up with registered group
  3. Select the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati, use the password PCC (case sensitive).
  4. Fill out the information
If you have any questions or problems, let us know.
February Poll Results
Here are the updates from the February poll. The last poll asked How often do you wear an ipod/MP3 Player? 42 people voted in the poll and Always was the top choice with with 16 votes followed by Never with 12 votes. Thank you for those that voted. I will leave the full results up until I can think of another poll question.