Rob Murphy

Park City Trail Series "5k"

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Salt Lake City,Ut,

Member Since:

Feb 11, 2010



Goal Type:


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, not get fat, stay fit.

Long-Term Running Goals:

 Keep running in some fashion.


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

Miles:This week: 35.25 Month: 70.30 Year: 1093.50
Race: Park City Trail Series "5k" (3.2 Miles) 00:20:37, Place overall: 11, Place in age division: 1
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Abby and I went up to Park City this morning to run the first of the Park City Trail Series races - a 5k more or less. I've been running quite a bit on the trails up at Round Valley recently so I felt pretty comfortable with this race. 

Splits were 6:23, 6:50, 6:25, and 59 seconds for the last .2 in what turned out to be a 3.2 mile race. I was in some pretty tight competition with a group of youngsters most of the way which I really enjoyed. Often these days I end up in a No Man's Land in races which makes the race feel more like a workout by myself. The course is hilly and at 7,000 feet, so a bit of a challenge. I was able to win the masters division which is happening less and less 12 years into masters running. I think I was about 30 seconds ahead of Mark Christopherson from Park City.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Russ on Sat, Jun 10, 2017 at 12:00:11 from

Nicely done!

From steve ash on Sat, Jun 10, 2017 at 19:40:40 from

Sounds like you had a good time Rob. Congrats on 1st place Masters:)

From Tom K on Sun, Jun 11, 2017 at 06:47:58 from

1st place masters! Congratulations!

From JTB on Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 13:36:25 from

Congrats on a good race.

From Glory in the long run on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 19:52:11 from

Masters running is a new category every decade. Like getting faster at races, it's exponentially harder.

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