Tuesday, September 30, 2014

2014 Cliftonfest Run / Walk Recap

About 135 runners and walkers flocked to Burnett Woods for the 2014 Cliftonfest 5k Run / Walk.
Conditions were sunny and relatively warm. Surprisingly, a  few fast times were run on the rolling course in around and through Burnett Woods. Congratulations to the overall men's winner TJ Lentz and overall women's winner Taryn Surtees. TJ ran a time of 17:46, followed by Nicholas Szugye in 19:25.  Taryn ran a time of 19:51 and was followed by Brittany Cerankosky  in  23:09. Go to www.cincinnatirunning.com for a complete list of results.
Thank you to sponsors TriHealth, Bruegger's, CVS, Skyline Chili, Graeter's, Artists Beads, and many other businesses that donated money, door prizes, food, and awards to the race.
View Results

Friday, September 26, 2014

Former Club President Nick Greco Passes Away

I found out yesterday at our board meeting that one of our former club Presidents - Nick Greco passed away last Friday September 19. Nick was President of the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati in the early to mid 90's. He will be missed. In lieu of flowers, you can make a donation to the Countryside YMCA or the Hospice of Cincinnati. To leave a condolence, please visit www.tuftsschildmeyer.com. You can see more at legacy.com.

Move Cincinnati Inaugeral Run - September 28

Move Cincinnati is a new concept in the Cincinnati Running Scene.  A movement of athletes in pursuit of experiencing city-wide community in their athletic adventures and giving back to the city of Cincinnati. One of the first things that they will be doing is a Run the last Sunday of the Month and where they come together.
Let's come together as one united Cincinnati running community! The goal is simple--to unify the strong athletic community and to give back to the city. 
They will celebrate the last Sunday of every month with a free run hosted by different groups throughout the city. This is not about allegiances or promotions, it is about coming together to share something we all love--RUNNING! The first run will be this Sunday September 28 at 4:00 PM at Fountain Square. Four, six and eight mile routes will be provided. Stick around after the run for festivities. All fitness levels are encouraged to attend. For more information, visit the Facebook Page.
  • DATE: Sunday, September 28, 2014.
  • TIME: 4:00 PM.
  • PLACE: Fountain Square, Cincinnati OH
  • INFO: For more information, visit the Facebook Page.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

RCGC Board Meeting - September 25

The next RCGC Board Meeting will be held on Thursday  September 25 at The Foot Doctor at 5521 Montgomery Road at 7:15 PM. The meeting is open to all current RCGC members.
We will discuss updates on upcoming races and social events plus much more.
Hope you can join us!
  • DATE:  Thursday September 24, 2014
  • TIME: 7:15 PM
  • PLACE: The Foot Doctor, 5521 Montgomery Road, Norwood OH
  • INFORMATION: Board Meeting of the Runners' Club of Greater Cincinnati. Open to all current members. We will discuss updates on upcoming races and social events. View agenda.  

Thursday, September 18, 2014

RCGC Grand Prix Update Through September 15

Here is an update of the 2014 RCGC Grand Prix through September 15. September will be a busy month for runners to get points as there are several races that members can do to earn points.  The goal of the Grand Prix is to include and recognize members that do many of the races that the club puts on or supports. So far, about 70 club members have participated in at least one Grand Prix Race.
 The next races in the Grand Prix will be the Hudepohl Brewery Run on September 20, and the Panerathon on September 21.
 If you can not run this week due to a social event, there is next weekend with the Kings Island Races on Friday September 26 and Sunday September 28 or the Cliftonfest 5k also on Sunday September 28. 
Below is a list of the top 5 male and female club members for scoring through the Norwood Indian Run.  Scoring is based on your best 5 races(either A, B, C), your best B race, and your best C Race. (For a complete listing, go to www.cincinnatirunning.com.

Barbara Ellwein520Harvey Lewis450
Nurys Diaz434Jerry Patton439
Cindy Cranmer384Ryan Woolley357
Lisa Roa375Greg Roa338
Stacey Herdering196William Stolz324

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Cincinnati Film Festival to Screen 100: Head/Heart/Feet on September 19

There is a documentary on ultramarathon running screening this Friday September 19 at 1:15 PM  at the Duke Energy Center as part of the Cincinnati Film Festival. The film is called "100: Head/Heart/Feet", and you might be interested in attending.
 More information is available at the Cincinnati Film Festival website. Also you can watch the trailer or look at the movie website for more info about the film.
  • DATE: Friday, September 19, 2014.
  • TIME: 1:15 PM.
  • PLACE: Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati OH
  • INFO: If you thought a 26.2 mile marathon was tough, lace up your running shoes for a journey into the world of ultra-running. View the trailer or look at the movie website for more info about the film. For information about the Cincinnati Film Festival, go to their website.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

2014 SCH4 Red Dress Hash - September 20

The Sin City Hashers, "a drinking club with a running problem”, will be hosting their 20th Annual Red Dress Hash this Saturday September 20. They will meet at Mr. Pitiful's, 1323 Main Street in Over-the-Rhine around 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, id and beer money, lots of beer money) are on their website www.sch4.com.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

BadWater 135 Q & A - September 18

Got in an email from Tri-State Running Company:
Come hear about the amazing experiences of three local men at this year's Badwater 135! Each of them will get a chance to speak about their journey and then the floor will be open for questions! Space is limited so be sure to sign up!
  • DATE: Thursday, September 18, 2014.
  • TIME: 7:00 PM.
  • PLACE: Science Lecture Hall, Thomas More College, Crestview Hills KY
  • OTHER: Visit http://tristaterunning.com for more information or to sign up.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

2nd Annual Cliftonfest 5k Run / Walk - September 28

CliftonFest is a neighborhood art and music celebration held on Ludlow Avenue in the last weekend of September. Back for 2014 is the 5k Run / Walk to be held on Sunday September 28 at 10:00 AM in Burnett Woods.
Join the neighborhood of Clifton at this 5k Run / Walk featuring music, arts and much more.  All finishers will receive the Cliftonfest Pint Glass.  For more information, visit the registration page. For information about CliftonFest, visit the CliftonFest Facebook Page.
  • DATE: Sunday, September 28, 2014.
  • TIME: 10:00 AM.
  • PLACE: Burnett Woods, Cincinnati OH
  • COURSE: Two loop, 3.1 mile course around and through Burnett Woods.View Course Map.
  • OTHER:  For more information, visit the registration page. For information about CliftonFest, visit the CliftonFest Facebook Page.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Bourbon Chasers Wanted

Over the last couple of weeks, a couple of Bourbon Chase Teams sent an email to the club. They are looking for runners who can run as part of their team for the Bourbon Chase.  If interested, you can contact them via email. For information about the Bourbon Chase, go to www.bourbonchase.com
  •   Tom Law is captain of a co-ed masters Bourbon Chase team and they are in need of runners. They are a good middle group, not overly competitive but not back of the pack either. They need 4 runners, (at least 2 female) as they had a few 11th hour defections due to obligations, travel, family, injury.If interested, you can reach Tom at tlawky@gmail.com.
  • Franco Arriola was looking for two runners for his Bourbon Chase Team a couple of weeks ago. If he is still looking and you are able to help him out,  you can contact Franco at farriolast@aol.com and he can give you more information.
  • Belinda Thompson's team in the Bourbon Chase is looking for 3 more runners. They will pay the entry fee. They are an older team (ages34-45), out for the experience, and have team members coming in from Portland, New York City, and Washington, DC. If interested, contact Belinda at belinda.j.thompson@gmail.com.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Queen City Invitational this Friday - September 5

The Queen City Invitational is an opportunity to see the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University and Northern Kentucky University cross country runners race without a drive out of town. Come out and see the top upcoming young local distance runners compete against each other. 2014 marks the 33rd year that the meet has been held. The meet is this Friday September 5 at Kingswood Park in Deerfield Township.The racing begins at 5:00 PM.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

September 2014 Races

Below is list of upcoming races in September 2014. Check the club calendar for more races. Note: RCGC Grand Prix Races are in bold
Thursday September 4
Friday September 5
  • MSJ 5K, 6:45 pm, Mount Saint Joseph's University, 5701 Delhi Road Cincinnati, OH, www.runningtime.net
Saturday September 6
  • ZERO Prostate Cancer 5K/10K Run/Walk, 9:00 am, The Urology Group, 2000 Joseph E. Sanker Blvd., Norwood OH, www.urologygroup.com
  • Swanhouse Race for Homeless Women 5k &  10K Run, 9:00 am, Lunken Playfield, Cincinnati OH, www.sprunning.com
  • Becca's Legendary Run For A Cure,  9:00 am, Legendary Run Golf Course, 915 East Legendary Run, Cincinnati OH , www.runningtime.net.   
  • Robin’s Nest 5K Run/Walk, 9:00 am, Pioneer Park, Covington KY, www.robinsnestfund.org.  
  • Go the Extra Mile For The Vets 5k, 10:30 AM, West Chester Towne Center, West Chjester, OH, www.veteranlowtohighchallenge.com.
Sunday September 7
Saturday September 13
  • Ellie & Tyler's Run, 9:00 am, Miami Whitewater Forest, Harrison OH, www.tylersrun.com.  
  • Truman's Trek and Trot 5k Walk and Run, 9:30 am, Union Township Veteran's Memorial Park, 906 Clough Pike, Cincinnati, OH, Race Information
  • Glenwood Gardens 5k Night Run, 9:00 pm, Glenwood Gardens Park, Woodlawn OH, www.runningtime.net
Sunday September 14
Saturday September 20
Sunday September 21
Friday September 26
Saturday September 27
  • Purple Stride 5k Run / Walk, 8:00 am, Sawyer Point Park, Cincinnati OH, Race Information
Sunday September 28

Monday, September 01, 2014

The Extremely Unofficial Cincinnati Mile Series

With not much to do this past Labor Day weekend, most people would go to a park, enjoy the outdoors, run or some other fun activity.  Instead, I decided to see how I ranked in the Extremely Unofficial Cincinnati Mile Series.  Currently, the series consists of mile races.  As of right now, there are only 3 mile races that I know of - the Little Kings Mile in May, the Madeira Mile on July 3 and the Harvest Home Fair Mile on September 4.  So far 2 of the 3 mile races have been run and here are the current standings:

William Stolz5:034:439:46
Brett Arnold5:154:5510:20
Andrew Kennedy5:205:2910:49
Olivia Connaughton5:365:27 11:03
Steven Pappas6:195:4612:05
Andrew Smith8:336:3915:12
Matt Phillips9:406:1415:54
Cindy Cranmer8:267:34 16:00
Todd Hofacre9:368:4818:24

Next mile race will be the Harvest Home Fair Mile which is this Thursday September 4 at 6:00 PM.