Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Brunch with Boylan - January 30, 2010
Runners' Club Founder, Mike Boylan will be having a Cincinnati Open House this coming Saturday January 30 at Findlay Market. Mike founded the Clifton Track and Road Racing Club in 1976 which became the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati in the mid 1990's.(Click here if you want all the gory details about the club's founding.)
He has rented a space in an open storefront on the south side of the market from 11am to 3 pm next to the former Mr. Pig location. Parking is available in the Findlay Market parking lots for a nominal fee. Anyone who would like to catch up or to meet him is invited to attend. Though he's moved to Columbus, he keeps contact with his many friends and acquaintances in Cincinnati, and wants to keep it that way.
Details: You bring the brunchie munchies, and he provides the beverages. Some form of entertainment and jocular commentary will start around 1 PM. He hopes to see many of his friends, old and new, this Saturday.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Club Race Calendar
Check out the club calendar for Cincinnati Road Races. It includes 5Ks, 10Ks, Marathons, Half Marathons, and just about any other distance that you could imagine running. It includes Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati events, and a few regional and national races but mainly Cincinnati and Northern KY local road races. Access the club race calendar.
Still Time to Sign Up for the Club's Valentine Training Program
There is still time to sign up for the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati Training Program for the 2010 Valentine's 2 Mile Labor of Love. The low-key program guides participants to complete the Valentine's Labor of Love 2 Mile Run at Northern Kentucky University on February 14. The group meets on Tuesdays evenings and Saturday mornings at Tower Park in Ft. Thomas KY. Just show up on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM or Saturday mornings at 10:00AM, fill out the form and get started running.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Group Run Update
With winter here and the Flying Pig Marathon less than 4 months away, the Weekend
Group Run moves from Sunday to Saturday beginning this Saturday January 23. It also
goes south for the winter to Kentucky as we meet at Tower Park in Ft. Thomas.
Don't forget about the Wednesday Group Run in Hyde Park Square. Meet by the
fountain at 6:30 PM.
Weekly Group Run Details:

For more information check out the club calendar or email us.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Cycle/Run/Walk Across America
Berkeley Lab has designed a transcontinental virtual trip across the United States. Each time you enter your mileage of either running, walking or cycling, they add it to your total and show you exactly what you would see if you had been traveling on the TransAmerica Trail from Yorktown, Virginia to Florence, Oregon. They also provide maps that show your progress and the progress of your friends if they have an account. If you wish, you can form teams to race across the United States. You can check it out at http://exercise.lbl.gov/index.html.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Valentine Labor of Love Training Program
The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati is proud to present a 5 Week training Program
for the 2010 Valentine's 2 Mile Labor of Love. This low-key program will guide participants to complete the Valentine's Labor of Love 2 Mile Run at Northern Kentucky University on February 14.
Registration can be by mail, online or in person at the first session that you attend(closes soon). Sessions will be on Tuesday and Saturday at Tower Park in Fort Thomas. The 1st Session is Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 6:30PM at Tower Park in Ft. Thomas KY. Meet at the Armory. Open to all abilities, its focus will be beginning runners, or those looking to get back into running after a long layoff.

30th Annual Valentine's 2 Mile Labor of Love
Join the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati this winter in one of the most fun and unusual races you'll find in Cincinnati. In 2009 we made it more unusual by adding a couple of new specialty categories like Ball & Chain(a male and female runner are tethered together so they run together) and Blind Date(you randomly get a partner). In 2010, we bring back the Costume division (need to run the race in costume) plus a few other new ones. The race is put on by the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati and proceeds go to support running in the Greater Cincinnati area and the NKU Cross Country and Track team.

  • DATE: Sunday, February 14th, 2010 - Open to All.
  • TIME: 12 Noon.
  • PLACE: Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY.
  • PRE-REGISTRATION: ends Monday, February 8th, 2010.
  • PACKET PICK-UP: The Running Spot, Newport, Saturday, February 13, Noon - 2 PM or at NKU day of race.
  • DIRECTIONS: 471 ends at 27, go straight through light. Turn right at next
    light (NKU). Take first left, then first right.
  • COURSE: 2 mile course beginning at Albright Health Center.
  • OTHER: Get the flier or register online.

California 's Longest Party
As discussed in Runner's World, Reader’s Digest, Time Magazine, Marathon & Beyond, and on David Letterman, California's Longest Party is a relay run that will have 12-member teams run 36 legs through 36 cities from the wine country, across the Golden Gate Bridge at midnight under a full moon, to the beach.
Gather your friends (12 member teams). Decorate your vans. Dress your best (costumes optional). Walk (128 miles) or run (199 miles) all night on May 1-2. You’re invited to California ’s Longest Party. For more information visit The Relay.com.
Please support 100,000 Americans waiting for organs as a runner, walker, volunteer or organ donor.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

New Poll Question for January
The new poll question for January is out! We want to know: What is your running goal for 2010? Vote now!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

2010 Al Salvato Memorial Frostbite 5 Mile Recap
The Al Salvato Frostibite 5 Mile is held on January 1.  It was named after Al Salvato, an avid runner and supporter of both running and the YMCA.  Al founded the race to raise money for the Campbell County YMCA and was the race director for several years before passing away in 2006 due to complications from Leukemia. It is almost the last 5 mile road race in Greater Cincinnati outside of a few trail races.

The race returned to a later time of 10:30AM but it seemed colder this year.  There were about 240 others who decided to do this year even though it was much colder than 2009. In addition, the local newspaper  was there to cover it.

For a 5 mile race, I thought that registration was reasonably priced. Included in registration was the t-shirt.  It was short sleeve shirt and they did not have my size so I took the largest size that they had. I tend to like races more when purchasing a t-shirt was optional instead of including it in the price.   Since I have so many t-shirts, I wonder when I will wear them all.

The course was the same as the year before.  It seemed like I had personal battle with traffic in the last 2 miles of the course. Once again I had an equipment malfunction(both my shoes came untied in the first mile and I had to stop to tie them before I fell). Post Race featured bananas, and water. For some reason something hot like soup would have been nice probably due to the cold. Since the race venue was the Campbell County YMCA, you could shower after the race if you brought clothes and they did have lockers for your use as well to store your stuff, both underrated and underappreciated features.    2010 Frostbite 5 Mile Results.      

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy 2010 from the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati

The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati would like to wish you a Happy New Year! When you make your 2010 resolutions, please consider volunteering at one of our club races, maybe sponsor a club race, join our club, and helping someone who may need your assistance. If you can do this, I am sure 2010 will be a great year for you and others.