Monday, August 31, 2009

Ohio and Kentucky Cross Country Invitational Results On the Web
After spending about an hour on the local newspaper website trying to get results from this past weekend's local cross country invitationals, I came across They bill themselves as the nation's premier network for high school track & field and cross country. I do not know about that, but they did have results for both Ohio and Kentucky Cross Country Inviationals this past weekend. They had every invitional that I had an interest in and some local to the Greater Cincinnati area, that I did not know about. The site has a Kentucky portal and an Ohio portal so you can find out how your local high schools did or how the local runners who ran in the club's summer cross country series fared.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Stone Steps Training Run - September 5
David Corfman will host a training run on Saturday, September 5th at Mount Airy Forest for a prelude to the Stone Steps 50k in October. It starts at 7:00 AM, but they will be back to The Oval at 8:00 AM if you want to join them then. The course will not be marked. Look for the white Hyundai Sonata with the ultramarathon- related license plate frames. It is not aiming for any distance, so join them for any distance you wish to go whether it is 5, 10, 20 or 30 miles. Contact David at
Sin City Hashers Annual Red Dress Run - August 29
Once a year, the Sin City Hashers are more than just “a drinking club with a running problem”. They become “a drinking club with a running/walking/fashion problem”. Join them as they paint the town RED and make a spectacle of themselves in their annual Red Dress Run. They will meet this Saturday August 29 about 4:00PM in Newport. Details are on their website

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Cincinnati Steps Information Wanted
Doug Beyerlein is collecting information on the major stairways (steps) throughout the United States for his web site He recently purchased the book WALKING THE STEPS OF CINCINNATI and read about Cincinnati's great steps throughout the city. He is looking for Cincinnati runners and walkers who are interested in collecting information on Cincinnati's steps for addition to his web site data base. If you enjoy steps and would like to get him more info, add them to his website.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Dressed To the 9's on 9-9-09
We hashed on 6-6-6, we raced on 7-7-7, went crazy with a trail run on 8-8-8 so we are closing out the decade with a race on 9-9-09. Top 9 Males and Top 9 Females get awards plus 9 doorprizes. Entry fee is $9.99.

DATE: Wednesday September 9, 2009
TIME: 6:30 PM
PLACE: Spirit of '76 Shelter, Lunken Playfield
ENTRY FEE: $9.99. T-shirt included in entry fee to Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati Members while supplies last. Extra T-Shirts: $9.99
INFORMATION: 9K Run around Lunken Playfield. Awards to the top 9 Males and top 9 Females. Get the flier for more information.
RCGC Prediction Run and Summer Picnic - August 23
This Sunday August 23 is the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati Prediction Run and Summer Picnic.
The Prediction Run is a fun run that sees how fast you can run close to your predicted time. Awards given to the runners closest to their predicted times. Special award given to one who really needs help with their prognostication.
No watches, Garmins, Heart Rate Monitors, IPODS or any aided electronic device allowed during the run. Also, no biting, scratching, kicking or raking of the nose. Following the run is the summer picnic.
Please bring something to share with other club members. We have cornhole, frisbee , wiffle ball and much more ..

Location: Swaim Park
Date: Sunday, August 23, 2009
Time: 3:00 - 7:00 pm. Prediction run is at 3:30 give or take 15 minutes. 2.5 mile course on the sidewalks of Montgomery.

Last names beginning with:

  • A-K: bring a side,salad, or appetizer
  • L-Z: bring a dessert
  • Club provides meats, drinks, plastic ware, condiments...

Visit the club calendar for more information.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New Poll Question for August
The new poll question is out! We want to know what is the furthest distance in miles that you have run? Vote now!
Brian Rohne Race Recap
About 200 runners including many current and former NKU cross country runners raided the Northern Kentucky University campus on Friday August 15 for the 15th Annual Brian Rohne 5k Run/Walk. Current NKU Cross Country Runner Drew Harris was the top male with a time of 15:05. The overall women's winner was high schooler Michelle Thomas with a time of 18:35. Congratulations to both. Go to to view complete race results.
The race is held in memory of Brian Rohne. Brian was the most valuable athlete for the Men's Cross Country team at Northern Kentucky University in 1992. He was fatally injured in January 1993 on a training run. Proceeds raised from the race go to the Brian Rohne Memorial Fund, which is used to assist future runners to pursue that dream of collegiate greatness at NKU.
A Midsummer Night's Trail Run Recap
About 60 runners braved the hills, the fallen trees, the rocks and a little bit of mud on Tuesday August 11, 2009 for A Midsummer Night's Trail Run in Mount Airy Forest. Nobody got lost on the trail that I know about but we had a few scrapes and falls. Congratulations to our overall men's winner Mischa McCormick with a time of 34:12, and the overall women's winner Linda Daigle with a time of 44:05. A big thank you goes to our volunteers Tom Glasscock, Mike Hauser, Eileen Hogan, Greg McCormick, Gina Meyers, Dave Nelson, Josie Russo, Tony Russo, Mike Smith, and Laura Wagner for helping make it a success. View Midsummer Trail Run Results.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Summer Cross Country Series Final Race Recap
About 50-60 runners raced in fair conditions with a few runners running more than expected. Nick Fry was the top male runner by running a 17:24 for the win. Heather Wetteman was the top female runner with a time of 19:47.

Thank you to all that participated in the 2009 series. Thank you to Loveland High School and race director Stacy Osborne and meet manager Mike Smith for a successful 2009 season.

Final Poll Results

Here are the latest results from the latest poll. The question was: On average,  how many miles a week do you run/walk? 21-28 miles a week narrowly beat out 10-20 miles, 29-36 miles and 45-52 miles with 6 votes. 10-20 had 5 votes followed by 29-36 and 45-52 with 4 votes. Thank you to the 21 that voted. The results will be up through Monday

Thursday, August 06, 2009

RCGC Summer Cross Country Series Race #5 Recap

 About 60-70 runners raced in relatively humid conditions on a slow course due to rain the past two days.  Week 4 winner David Bea was so excited about his week 4 win, that he brought awards(Clif Bars) to the Top 10 males and Top 10 females in addition to the finish card and the pat on the back from Stacy. David once again was the top male runner by running a 17:20 for the win.    

Dani Daily was the top female this week as she ran a 21:51.
Join us at Loveland High School next week for the last race of the 2009 Summer Series.