Rob Murphy

June 25, 2022

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Salt Lake City,

Member Since:

Feb 11, 2010



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Running Accomplishments:

I had some success in high school and college. Winner 1985 Rod Dixon Run 

Had a fair amount of success as a Masters runner for most of my 40s. 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Have fun with running, explore more trails, stay healthy.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running and racing consistently for as long as I can. Find what is sustainable for me over the long run.


I teach AP European History and other courses at Alta High School. I coached the track and cross country teams at Alta for 16 years.

Married, two kids - Abby and Andy

My Twitter  @murphy_rob

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Miles:This week: 47.00 Month: 190.05 Year: 1136.29
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9 miles on the treadmill after track practice this morning. Some of it kind of fartleky - got up to as fast as 6 minute pace for a while.

I was disappointed to see my employer, Alta High School, watering its extensive lawn in the downpour when I got to the track.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From SpencerSimpson on Sat, May 09, 2015 at 13:59:15 from

High School Budgets are huge these days Rob. Watering the lawns in a Utah down pour is nothing for a 5A school like the Alta Hawks. Who needs to pay teachers when you can budget that money for watering in the rain. Makes sense. nice week. MIH

From Rob Murphy on Sat, May 09, 2015 at 15:49:55 from

Ha! They are giving us a hard time about a cost of living increase in our negotiations.

We drop down to 4A next year by the way. Corner Canyon was a dagger to the heart of Alta High School.

From Holt on Sat, May 09, 2015 at 17:59:29 from

Contrary to popular belief... Bigger isn't always better. We loved our time in 4A. Of course for us, it was bigger. Now just convince the UHSAA to take DHells there. They have almost as many students as you guys!

From Fritz on Sat, May 09, 2015 at 18:01:18 from

HHS is also making good use of that budget by putting in a new football field. Hopefully we also get a new track out of it.

From Rob Murphy on Sat, May 09, 2015 at 19:40:48 from

I agree with you on the size thing Dave but they took the area all out best athletes came from. 6 out of 7 runners on my 2008 state championship team came from what is now Corner's boundaries.

From Holt on Sat, May 09, 2015 at 19:52:00 from

Most hellions actually live about 1-2 miles from PV and drive 5+ miles to purgatory! So I hear ya. Could you get some nice weather dialed in for next week?!

From Rob Murphy on Sat, May 09, 2015 at 19:58:25 from

It's got to be better than this week. I was on the track this morning for a workout with my kids and I swear we had warmer days in January!

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