Friday, November 30, 2012

November Poll Question Results

Here are the final results from the November poll question. The question was: What Thanksgiving Day Race  Are You Running? 103rd Annual Thanksgiving Day Race  was the top vote getter with 8 votes followed by 10K on Turkey Day and 5k Walk and I will be traveling and doing an out-of-town Turkey Race with 6 Votes each. Thank you to the 28 that voted. Results will be up for the next few days and the next poll question will be out next week. If you have an idea for a poll question, send it to us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

RCGC Holiday in Lights Run - December 12, 2012

Join the Club for one of our longest running and favorite events... The Holiday in Lights Run. For 2012, we are back at the Central Parkway YMCA and we will be running on 12/12/12 which is almost 12 days from Christmas.
Run Details


When: Wednesday, December 12th,2012
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Central Parkway YMCA, 1105 Elm Street
What: Run a few miles to the Eden Park Lookout and back.
For: Enjoying the lights of the season.
Distance: Approximately 6.50 miles round trip which is almost a 12k. View Course.
Showers: Available at Central Parkway YMCA
Party: Follows the run at O'Bryons across from the Running Spot.
Cost: A small holiday donation to the YMCA Scholarship Fund.



Do not worry if you can not make the distance, there will be motorized sleds(aka cars) that can take you from the Eden Park Lookout back to the Central Parkway YMCA. Need more information. Check out our calendar.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Turkey Burner Race Recap

After a last minute cancellation of this race in 2011 due to weather, the Club decided to try once again for the post-Thanksgiving Day - Turkey Burner 5 Mile Trail Run, held this past Saturday, November 24th at England/Idlewild Park in Burlington, KY. Twelve runners braved the wind and cold to come out and run this inaugural race and set the first course records. Top male finisher was Bill Valenzano with a time of 39:17, and top female finisher was 8th grader Olivia Connaughton with a time of 39:40. Olivia was also our top overall female finisher at our Midsummer Night 5 Mile Trail Run this past August! The course followed the bike paths throughout the park and included rolling hills, winding turns, and a few creek crossings. Though it was quite chilly for most of the race, the sun finally popped out just as the last racers were finishing. Awards included RCGC gear bags, RoadID gift certificates, and Graeter’s gift cards for top finishers. Photos and results are now up on our Facebook group page and website: www.cincinnatirunning.com. The Club hopes to make this an annual event for the local running community, as trail races in our area are becoming more and more popular every year!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Run Across Ohio with Connie Gardner

Received the following in an email:
2012 Ultrarunner of the Year and American record holder Connie Gardner is going to Run Across Ohio this month to raise money for The Patriot Runners.  This will be her dry run for next summer when she attempts to set a world record by running across America in the fastest time yet. (Yes, there are records for this.  Who knew?)

She will leave Cleveland (Browns Stadium) on Thursday morning November 29 at 5:30am and cover roughly 60 miles each day.  She will arrive in Cincinnati (Paul Brown Stadium) on Sunday night.  She anticipates stopping overnight in Ashland, Delaware and Cedarville as she travels down US42.  She will be equipped with a tracking device so people will be able to see where she is and join in running with her. Follow her on Twitter  as she makes her way across Ohio. For more information, contact the event organizer, Charles Elkins at 330-441-1096.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

2012 Straight Street Climb Recap

The Straight Street Hill Climb is a .36 mile race up Straight Street in the CUF neighborhood. The race was started by the Clifton Track Club in 1976. In 2011, the race added a bike challenge in addition to the road race.  This was the second time that I did this special form of torture.  The last time was about 4 years ago when 20 of us decided to go up Straight Street.  I decided to do it this year since the memory of that race had faded. Also, for the first time in a long time,  I had that Sunday free.  They had a little over 60 people who decided to run up the hill and quite a few cyclists which was more than they expected as they ran out of race entry forms. The race started a few minutes later than expected due to a long line at registration. Conditions were cold and clear which really affected my run.  The most important rule about warming up is the shorter the race, the longer the warmup.  I did not get enough of a warmup in and I paid for it later.  I felt great at the start.  If you feel great at the start of this race, it means that you are going too fast and will probably not run the entire hill.  I did not and needed to walk about 15 seconds halfway up.  I eventually made it across the finish line in about 4 minutes.  Post race was pretty good with Wiedemann beer, bananas, bagels and cream cheese, water, and sports drink.  I did not feel like eating so I just had a water. Also,  I went looking for my lungs which I believe I lost somewhere around Luna. Results really took awhile to do. I left before results were announced as I needed to be somewhere by 11:00 AM. If I have the Sunday free next year, I might do it again.  

Friday, November 16, 2012

Cinci Runners' Updates - November 2012

Click here to access the Cinci Runners' Updates - November 2012. 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.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thanksgiving Day Race Course Preview Group Run - Change in Time

Due to work commitment on part of the group run leader and Girls on the Run 5k at Sawyer Point at 10:00 AM, the 103rd Annual Thanksgiving Day Race Course Group Run will meet at 7:00 AM. We will be running with the Echo Running Group. Meet at 2nd and Race Sts. in downtown Cincinnati by 7:00 AM. All are welcome.  For more information, contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.

Group Run Details:
Saturday November 17 - 7:00 AM - Downtown Cincinnati - Meet at Second and Elm - Note the Change in Time. We run the Thanksgiving Day Race Course.

Turkey Burner 5 Mile Trail Run - November 24

Looking for a way to work off those extra holiday calories? Join us at the Turkey Burner 5 Mile Trail Run! The Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati will be hosting a 5 mile wooded trail run at England/Idlewild Park in Burlington, KY on Saturday, November 24th at 10:00 AM. The run will take place on the non-paved bike paths throughout the park. Race-day only registration beginning at 8:30 AM - $5.00 for Club Members/ High School & College Students. $10.00 for General Public. Note: To get the discount, please have either the club membership card or your student ID card when registering. Awards for the top three overall males and top three overall females. Questions? Visit http://www.rcgc.net/turkey_burner.shtml or The Turkey Burner Facebook Event Page or contact Gina Meyers at (513) 706-1454
RACE DETAILS:
  • DATE: Saturday November 24, 2012
  • TIME: 10:00 AM
  • PLACE: England/Idlewild Park, Burlington KY
  • DISTANCE: 5 mile trail run
  • INFORMATION: Join the Runners' Club on Saturday November 24 for the Turkey Burner 5 Mile Trail run. Race Day Registration Only beginning at 8:30 AM. $5 for RCGC Club Members / High School Students and College Students. $10 for everybody else. Questions? Visit the Turkey Burner Race Information Page or The Turkey Burner Facebook Event Page or contact Gina Meyers at (513) 706-1454

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thanksgiving Day Races In Greater Cincinnati

It is almost one week until Thanksgiving and before you sit down and eat, you can do a run or walk.  There are quite a few races on Thanksgiving in the Greater Cincinnati Area and most likely one near where you live. Here are a few of them.  Visit the RCGC Calendar for a few more races. (Updated Info for Thanksgiving Day Races in Cincinnati)
  • 34th Annual Turkey Trot, 8:00 AM, Baum Opera House, Miamisburg OH - The Turkey Trot has been a Dayton Area Thanksgiving tradition for 34 years! Presented by the Ohio River Road Runners Club and the City of Miamisburg, visit www.orrrc.org for more information.
  • Deerfield Township and Lifetime Fitness 10K on Turkey Day and 5K Walk, 8:00 AM, Lifetime Fitness Deerfield Twp OH - Run the Deerfield Township and Lifetime Fitness "10K on Turkey Day"! The 10K race and 5K walk will begin and end at Lifetime Fitness. If you are looking for low-cost, low key Thanksgiving Day alternative, this is it. They start early so you can get the race in and get on with your day. Visit www.runningtime.net for more information.
  • Turkey Mosh 5K Fun Run / 1 Mile Poult Run, 8:00 AM, Mary Queen of Heaven School Erlanger, KY - Sign up and enjoy a 5K on Thanksgiving Day. New for 2012 is 1 Mile Poult Kids Run! Visit http://www.mqhschool.com or http://turkeymosh.webs.com for more information.
  • 103rd Annual Thanksgiving Day Race, 9:00 AM, Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH - 10k Run/Walk. One of the oldest races in the nation and an annual tradition for more than a hundred years. For more information, visit www.thanksgivingdayrace.com.
  • Younglife Gobble Gobble 5K Run/Walk, 9:00 AM, Swaim Park, Montgomery OH - Start your Thanksgiving off right at the Younglife Gobble Gobble 5K Run/Walk. Visit www.easterncincinnati.younglife.org for more information or to register.
  • BBC Run Turkey Run 5K, 9:00 AM, England-Idlewild Park, Burlington KY - If you don't want to deal with the crowds, come out to Burlington Baptist Church's Run Turkey Run 5K on Thanksgiving morning. This family 5K and fun walk is a great community event that allows you to burn some extra calories before the big feast that is Thanksgiving dinner! Learn more or register online at http://bbcrunturkeyrun.org.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Turkeyfoot Trot Race Recap

Turkeyfoot Trot is a race that raises funds for the St. Barbara Church Building Fund.  The Building Fund helps with upkeep and new construction at St. Barabara Chruch.  It is (surprise) held at St. Barbara Church on Turkeyfoot Road in Independence Kentucky.
2012 was the 5th year for the race.  I decided to do this race since it was a short drive from home and for 2012 the smaller races have more appeal to me than the larger ones.  They had about 200 runners and walkers for the race which was a record number. Race Day Registration was $25 which included a long sleeve t-shirt if you got there before they ran out. The race also had chip timing with the Ipico Chip placed on the shoe. The course was an out and back course on Turkeyfoot Road.  The downhill going out and the nice tailwind made for an unusually fast first mile. I paid for my fast first mile coming back on the third mile which was uphill with a headwind.  Conditions for the race were great with Sunny and almost 50.   Post race was outstanding as they featured turkey sandwiches, pizza, cookies, various types of fruit and vegetables, small bags of potato chips and water.  Results took sometime to do but I really had no place to go so I stayed for the awards. Awards were gift cards courtesy of the Tri-State Running Company and went to the top two males and top females in 5 year age groups. After the awards they had door prizes which included a free turkey to some lucky winner.  I may do it again due to the nice postrace, somewhat challenging course and decent price for a 5k run with a shirt. Turkeyfoot Trot Results

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Club Group Run To Get Ready for the Thanksgiving Day Race - Saturday November 17


On Saturday November 17,  the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati will have a group run to get ready for the 103rd Annual Thanksgiving Day Race by running the 103rd Annual Thanksgiving Day Race Course. Meet at 2nd and Elm Sts. in downtown Cincinnati by 9:00 AM. All are welcome.  For more information, contact us at cincinnatirunning@gmail.com.

Group Run Details:
Saturday November 17 - 9:00 AM - Downtown Cincinnati - Meet at Second and Elm - We run the Thanksgiving Day Race Course.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

35th Annual Seven Hills Run - Sunday December 2

The Seven Hills Run is a 12.4 mile run intended to challenge runners over extremely hilly terrain through the streets of Cincinnati. It is not a race nor is it intended to be. The goal is is to finish the run. 
 The 35th Annual Seven Hills Run takes place on Sunday December 2, 2012 and will start near downtown at the Lincoln Community Center and wind through Mt. Adams by way of Monastery St. It will then continue to Mt. Auburn, Bellevue Hills, Fairview Heights, Harrison Avenue Hill, up Lehman St. and end in Price Hill.
Preregistration fee is $20.00 or $30.00 if a Seven Hills Run t-shirt is ordered.
Registration is $25.00 on the day of the run. T-shirts may be purchased for $10.00 the day of the event if they are available.
For more information, contact Marketia Hoff at 513-352-1622 or marketia.hoff@cincinnati-oh.gov or visit the Seven Hills Run Information Page.  
RACE DETAILS
  • DATE: Sunday, December 2, 2012
  • TIME:10:00 am
  • PLACE: Lincoln Community Center, 1027 Linn St., Cincinnati OH
  • INFO: 12.4 mile run intended to challenge runners over extremely hilly terrain through the streets of Cincinnati. It is not a race nor is it intended to be. The goal is is to finish the run. For more information, contact Marketia Hoff at 513-352-1622 or marketia.hoff@cincinnati-oh.gov or visit the Seven Hills Run Information Page

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Run For Recovery 5k Recap

Run for Recovery 5K was a first year race that raises funds for the Grateful Life Foundation which assists active alcoholics and addicts and their families to achieve a healthy lifestyle and become independent, productive, contributing members of the community.  It was held at Blessed Sacrament Church in Ft. Mitchell Kentucky.  They had about 200 runners and walkers for the race. Race Day Registration was $35 which included a long sleeve t-shirt. The race also had chip timing with the Ipico Chip on the shoe. I forgot to grab a stay so I had to tie it through my shoelaces. The course was a mostly out and back course that went through a residential area into the Highland Cemetery. The cemetery was quite hilly and led to slower than expected race times. Conditions for the race were cold but clear. They were definitely better than the last race that I did  which featured a Superstorm and the race before which featured remnants of a Hurricane.  Post race featured hot dogs, bananas, granola bars, and water.  Results took sometime to do due to the slower than expected times and I needed to be somewhere by 10:30 so I left before the awards were handed out. I heard that they were gift cards courtesy of the Tri-State Running Company. Overall, it was a nice race with a few friends.  I may do it again just to see if I can run a better time on a challenging course. Run For Recovery Results

Friday, November 02, 2012

Daylight Saving Time Ends This Weekend

Daylight Saving Time ends on the first Sunday in November which is this Sunday November 4. Be sure to set your clocks back 1 hour this weekend so you do not show up too early at the the club's Group Run at Miami Whitewater Forest on Sunday and wonder where everybody is. Have a good weekend!
About Daylight Saving Time

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Upcoming Races in November

Below is list of upcoming races in November. Check the club calendar for a few more races in November.
Saturday November 3
  • Fighting Hunger 5k Run and Walk, 8:30 am, Matthew 25: Ministries, Blue Ash OH, www.m25m.org.
  • iSPACE 5K Run/Walk into Space, 9:00 am, Scarlet Oaks Campus, 3254 E. Kemper Rd., Sharonville, OH 45241, www.runningtime.net.
Sunday November 4
  •  Fear the Cliff 5k Run/Walk and 10k Run, 9:00 am, Taylor High School, North Bend OH, www.racedmc.com.
Saturday November 10
Sunday November 11
  •  Mason Half Marathon and 5K, 8:00 am, Mason High School, Mason, OH, www.cincinnatiepilepsy.org
  • Woodland Lakes Christian Camp Campfire 8K Trail Run & 5K Trail Walk, 3:00 pm, Woodland Lakes Christian Camp and Retreat Center, Amelia OH, www.woodlandlakes.com.
Saturday November 17
Sunday November 18
Thursday November 22