Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Cinci Runner Updates - Fall 2011
Click the title to access the Cinci Runners' Updates - Fall 2011. Cinci Runners' Updates is a periodic e-newsletter sent by the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati. You can sign up for it to the right or at the newsletter itself.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

RCGC Group Run Updates
The club is adding a few group more weekly group runs to help you get ready for the Fall Racing Season. Group runs/walks are open to Club members and future members. New runners/walkers welcome, too!
  • Miami Whitewater Group Run on Sundays at 8:30 am - Beginning October 2 and alternating every other Sunday(Oct 2, Oct 16, Oct 30, Nov 13, Nov 27 and Dec. 11), the club will be running from Miami Whitewater Forest. Check-in is at 8:15 AM at the Visitor Center. Runs start at 8:30 AM. Starting mileage will be 3-4 miles, and the run will progress to 10-12 miles by session six. Great introductory training to get ready for the Spring Marathons. Contact Gina Meyers at 513-706-1454 or email her at for more information. Please Note: All vehicles entering Hamilton County District Parks must have a valid Motor Vehicle Park Permit($10 annual; $3 daily).
    Sunday Group Run Details
    • When: Every Other Sunday((Oct 2, Oct 16, Oct 30, Nov 13, Nov 27 and Dec. 11) at 8:30 AM starting October 2
    • Where: Miami Whitewater Forest. Meet at Visitor Center.
    • Contact: Gina Meyers at 513-706-1454
  • Kentucky Group Run on Thursdays at 6:30 PM - Beginning this Thursday September 29, the club will be running from the Tri-State Running Company at 148 Barnwood Dr. in Edgewood KY. Check-in is at 6:15 PM at the TriState Running Company. Run starts at 6:30 PM and we will do loops of 3-7 miles. Contact Gina Meyers at 513-706-1454 or email her at for more information.
    Thursday Group Run Details
  • Tuesday Group Runs - Laura Wagner currently leads the group on Tuesdays. Currently they meet at 6:30 PM at various locations around the Greater Cincinnati area. Contact Laura for details.
    Tuesday Group Run Details
    • When: Tuesday at 6:30 PM
    • Where: Various locations around the City
    • Contact: Laura Wagner
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.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Volunteers Wanted
Need a few good men and women to help out the club with some upcoming events:
  • The Run For your Future 5k Run / Walk on Saturday October 1 at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills at 8:30 AM needs 2 - 3 volunteers to help out with timing the race. It would take 1-2 hours of your time. It is quite easy and the chance to learn how to operate the club's timers and race scoring software. Contact the club at if you can help.
  • The Trick or Trail Run on Saturday October 8 at Oxford Community Park in Oxford Ohio at 4:30 PM needs 2 volunteers to help out with timing the race. It would take 2-3 hours of your time. It is quite easy and the chance to learn how to use the club's timers and race scoring software. Contact the club at if you can help.
  • Have you ever wondered what it takes to put together a race? Do you have an idea for a race, but do not know how to get started with putting it together? The club is seeking volunteers to serve on a race committee for 2012. If you are interested, send us an email at or attend the next board meeting on October 10.
  • Currently, we have several openings for keeping the club running on an ongoing basis: Vice President, Social Chair, Membership Chair, Program Chair, Race Team Captain, and Database Manager. Most positions take 1-2 hours a week of your time. If you can or would like to fulfill one of these positions, please send an email to or attend the next board meeting on October 10.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Havana Marathon Open to U.S. Citizens
Got this in the club email and thought it was interesting:
For the first time ever, Insight Cuba presents the Havana Marathon allowing American athletes the opportunity to legally participate in this exclusive and momentous run through the historic city of Havana, Cuba on November 20, 2011.
Insight Cuba, the leading provider of authorized people-to-people travel, has created a five-day/four-night tour that will run from November 17 - 21, providing unique access to people and places the average tourist rarely sees.
For more information visit or call 1-800-450-CUBA(2822). Space is limited.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Club Members That Did the Hudy 14k
Since the Hudy 14k had a significant history in the club's history, we compiled a list of those members that did the Hudy 14k run. If your name is not listed, send us an email and we will verify your data:
Club Members who ran the Hudy 14k
Name Place Time
TJ Lentz 15 47:35
John Camele 47 55:36
Chris Higginbotham 65 58:01
George Herren 124 1:03:08
Melanie Miles 273 1:09:51
Sue Guzior 297 1:10:59
Thomas Cummins 505 1:16:58
Renee Lentz 551 1:17:36
Karen Mendenhall 581 1:18:27
Jim McHugh 629 1:19:37
Nick Greco 678 1:20:42
Sarah Higginbotham 744 1:22:13
Amanda Booher 823 1:24:08
Laura Booke 937 1:27:14
David Nelson 951 1:27:40
Brad Young 993 1:28:48
Lindsey Reedy 1243 1:41:26
John Tergerson 1315 1:49:50

Monday, September 19, 2011

Hudy 14k Recap

After a 14 year layoff, the Hudy 14k came back in 2011.  The Hudy 14k was a race that the Clifton Track Club and the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati did in the late 80's up until the late 90's.  I did the race once in 1996 when it was held at the Schoenling Brewery at the corner of Liberty and Central Parkway which is now the Sam Adams Brewery.  Chad Sims, founder of the Hyde Park Blast, decided to revive the race and brought it back in 2011. In 2011, the race started and finished on Moore Street near the Christian Moerlein Event Center which was the old Husmans potato chip plant. Husmans also sponsored the original 14k for a couple of years. The race had about 2000 runners total. I am injured and could not train for the race so I did not run. Instead I volunteered to help at this race and I was a course marshal to make sure runners did not get lost. 
It took awhile to get all the course marshals and fluid station personnel situated on the course so the race start was delayed for about 15 minutes. As they took us out, they took us along a significant portion of the course.  The course was confusing in some parts. The signs marking the breweries were a nice touch.  I looked for the Foss Schneider sign which was on Dalton Avenue. I do not believe that was the actual location but close enough..  Eventually, I get to my spot with two other people and it was confusing what to tell the runners where to go due to an issue with marking the course.  Because of how the cones were set up, it was hard to tell where the runners should go.  The group leader  did tell us what to do but it went in one ear and out the other.  After trying to figure out the course map, it just came down to one basic premise - where the lead vehicle goes, the runners go(Let's hope the lead vehicle knows the course). After the lead vehicle showed the way, it was easy except for those poor souls who were running the 7k and missed the turnaround. I saw quite a few people from the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati running the 14k.    I  was surprised with the distance between the lead runners and the rest of the pack. After I finished with my volunteer duties, I walk the last 1-1.5 miles of the course to the finish.  I decided to avoid the Brighton Overpass and jumped over to Central Parkway. I picked up the course by at Mohawk and McMicken, caught up to the last participant and walked in. For volunteering, you get two free beer tickets, free doughnuts when you sign up and free food. However, the lines were too long await for beer food etc and I had to be somewhere by noon.  The area was quite crowded so they may need to expand for 2012. Hopefully, they will do it next year, fix the issues with the 7k and I will be healthy enough to run the 14k.    Race Results.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Cinci Runner Updates - September 2011
Click the title to access the Cinci Runners' Updates - September 2011. Cinci Runners' Updates is a periodic e-newsletter sent by the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati. You can sign up for it to the right on the blog or at the newsletter itself.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Change in Leadership
Due to personal reasons, Terry Elliott has stepped down as RCGC Club President. Gina Meyers has agreed to serve as Club President for the immediate future.
Gina has been a member of the club since 2009 and a member of the board since 2010 where she served as the Club Secretary and currently is the Club Vice President.
She has been involved in most club activities either as a participant or a volunteer. She spearheaded the Six Week Summer Speed Program and was race director for 2011 Midsummer Night's Trail Run. If you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, or want to wish Gina good luck in her new position, please send them to or and she will answer them as quickly as she can.
Poll Question for September
The poll question for September is out! The question is: When you go for a run, do you take your phone with you? Voting ends September 28 so answer now!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sin City Hashers Red Dress Hash - September 17
This Saturday, the Sin City Hashers "a drinking club with a running problem” will be hosting their Annual Red Dress Hash. They will meet this Saturday September 17 in downtown Cincinnati at Oktoberfest near Headfirst Cafe about 4:00PM. Just look for a bunch of people looking cheap in red dresses. More details( ie what to bring etc. besides your sorry butt and beer money, lots of beer money) are on their website

Monday, September 12, 2011

Who Dey 5k Recap

The Who Dey 5k Race is put on by the Flying Pig Marathon for the Marvin Lewis Community Fund. In 2010 I was a spectator as I was injured and could not run. In 2011, I volunteered to help at this race and helped with volunteer check-in. At the last minute, I decided to walk the race even though I am still coming off an injury.
In 2010, the race was in November. For 2011, they moved it to September to coincide with the kickoff of the 2011 NFL season and to avoid the cold weather in November. The race was at Longworth Hall which is one the longest buildings in the world as it is about 1/4 mile long. They had about 800 runners and walkers for the race. The course was pretty flat except for the short climb up the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge.
Post race was pretty good but they ran out of chicken wings before I could finish. I had Glier's goetta, pizza, 1 beer and copious amounts of water. Also, they had the game on a giant television screen. Race Results.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

RRCA Run@Work Day - September 16
The 6th Annual RRCA Run@Work Day is fast approaching! Companies, businesses, and groups all across the country participating with planned fun runs and walks.
The Run@Work Day goal is to encourage adults to get 30-minutes of exercise each day, in Accordance with the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.
Create an event at your work place with your co-workers. Get a planning kit, fact sheet, and posters on the RRCA website to help get you started! Let the RRCA know your plans so we can highlight your Run@Work Day.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

"MY RUN" Movie Coming to DVD September 20th
Narrated by Academy Award Winner Billy Bob Thornton, "MY RUN" tells the extraordinary true story of modern-day Forrest Gump, Terry Hitchcock, who ran 75 consecutive marathons in 75 consecutive days against all odds during tragedy and grief in a triumphant journey. It will be out on DVD September 20th. You can Order it online now and save 10% by entering the following Code at Checkout: INSPIRES. For more information, visit to order or for more information.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Queen City Invitational - this Friday September 9
The Queen City Invitational is an opportunity to see University of Cincinnati, Xavier University and Northern Kentucky University runners race without a long drive out of town. Come out and see some of the top young local distance runners compete against other. The meet is this Friday September 9 at AJ Jolly Park in Alexandria. The men's race is at 5:00 PM followed by the women's race at 5:45PM.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Register for the Who Dey 5k today and save $10!
Kick off the football season in style at the Who Dey 5K and Flying PigSkin Party on Sunday, September 11th at 11:30 a.m. in the Longworth Hall parking lot! Celebrate the return of the NFL with the Who Dey 5K that starts and ends at Longworth Hall, just west of Paul Brown Stadium. Then stick around for the Flying PigSkin Party in the parking lot, with a big screen, tailgate food and drinks. You'll get $10 off if you use the code PIGS at registration between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. today Thursday September 1 only. Go to and sign up today!